Three Way Fridge At Aldi

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Three Way Fridge At Aldi

Postby Derek Bullock » Fri Sep 11, 2009 4:15 pm

If anyone is looking for a handy camping fridge, Aldi have their own brand model on special next week for $299. While I have never used one of these I have heard nothing but good reports about them.

http://aldi.com.au/au/html/offers/2827_9968.htm
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Re: Three Way Fridge At Aldi

Postby TBF » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:15 pm

I've heard they're pretty good fridges.
A mate purchased one last time they were on special

At $299, what a bargain!

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Re: Three Way Fridge At Aldi

Postby dea » Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:04 pm

what size are they
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Re: Three Way Fridge At Aldi

Postby markcrook » Sat Sep 12, 2009 6:20 pm

dea wrote:what size are they



I think they are 45l, chill to 25 below ambient
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Re: Three Way Fridge At Aldi

Postby Dettie » Wed Sep 16, 2009 10:42 pm

Fantastic... thanks for sharing the find!
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Re: Three Way Fridge At Aldi

Postby GoldCoast » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:12 am

We have one.
Model: LUXC-45B.
Refrigerant: NH3 (80g), H2O, He.
Net weight: 18.5kg
The instructions say to turn it upside down for two to three hours before using it for the first time as it is an absorption cooler and the gas may need re-mixing.
It uses 80W on 240VAC, 75W or 6.25 amps on 12 Volt and 9.9 gms/h on Gas.
When running on 12 volts there is no regulation so it runs continuously.
By my calculations it would require 150 amp hours of battery capacity for 24 hours operation so for most of us extended battery operation is probably not practical.
The specs indicate that it only uses about 0.24 kg of gas per day.

I've had some Lumina products that have been faulty so suggest checking it out quickly if you get one in case you have to return it.
Saw a 55 litre 3 way fridge on sale at Repco today for $599 so the Aldi one seems pretty cheap by comparison.
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Re: Three Way Fridge At Aldi

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Sep 17, 2009 7:58 am

I also recommend running it for at least a few days before using it.......it seems these fridges like to work and the more you run them on 240 beforehand, the better they perform overall.

I run my camping fridges all year round, that way they are always ready to go at short notice.

My son is using my 3 way Gaslec fridge (currently on 240) as a drinks fridge in his rumpus room....it is 20+ years old & still going strong. He also takes it camping and the 3 way functions are still working well.

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Re: Three Way Fridge At Aldi

Postby Dodgy_Dave » Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:57 am

I've never experienced what I did this morning at Aldi... It was like the post christmas sales you see on TV
I thought they open at 830 but obviously at 9am but gee I'm glad I got there early. By 9am there was a line up out the driveway. I was 5th from the door and was funny to see a few arguements break out from people wanting to push in. From a innoccent little old lady "looking for her husband" to someone just wanting to get out of the sun. I couldn't help but yell out, It's a beautiful day and the sun has only been out for 3 hours. Such an entertaining way to start the day, I think.

I walked out with a couple of sleeping bags, a solar shower and 3 Gregories travel books that will all come in handy this weekend. :D
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Re: Three Way Fridge At Aldi

Postby GypsyLady » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:10 pm

Dodgy_Dave wrote:I've never experienced what I did this morning at Aldi... It was like the post christmas sales you see on TV I thought they open at 830 but obviously at 9am but gee I'm glad I got there early. By 9am there was a line up out the driveway.


Funny you should mention that Dave because I was talking to a friend of mine this morning who is currently in Vic and she was in the Aldi store when we spoke. She said the exact same thing....the place was bustling...

She said the camping items were just about running out the door......
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Re: Three Way Fridge At Aldi

Postby GoldCoast » Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:20 pm

I popped into the Aldi store at the Logan Hyperdome this morning after the rush and apart from only having about four fridges left in the aisles they still seemed to have plenty of camping gear.

At the rate the fridges were going they may sell them all today unless there is more stock in their storeroom.
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Re: Three Way Fridge At Aldi

Postby GoldCoast » Sat Sep 19, 2009 6:44 pm

Just came back from Aldi in Labrador, Gold Coast.
They had 13 of these fridges on display so they didn't run out after all.
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Re: Three Way Fridge At Aldi

Postby GypsyLady » Sun Sep 20, 2009 9:42 am

The Aldi store nearest to me had at least a dozen of them left and still a few toilets as well.
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Re: Three Way Fridge At Aldi

Postby Dettie » Sun Sep 20, 2009 11:30 pm

I ended up buying one on Thursday thanks to this post! I'll let you know how the Aldi fridge goes after I go camping in 2 weeks time. I'll have my laptop and wireless broadband card so I will do an update or two on site :)

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Re: Three Way Fridge At Aldi

Postby GypsyLady » Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:42 am

Dettie wrote:I'll have my laptop and wireless broadband card so I will do an update or two on site :)

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I for one am looking forward to your updates Dettie.....have fun.
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Re: Three Way Fridge At Aldi

Postby GoldCoast » Mon Sep 21, 2009 1:30 pm

gypsylady wrote:The Aldi store nearest to me had at least a dozen of them left and still a few toilets as well.


Three way fridges are starting to become more competitively priced.
We saw three way fridges for $399 at Kmart. I think they were 35 litre.

Kmart (Pacific Fair - Broadbeach) also had plenty of $70 portable toilets as clearance stock with slightly smaller capacity than the Aldi ones.
They were $80 a couple of weeks ago when we first checked them out.
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