Most popular outdoor refrigerators: A complete buying guide

Just before the summer, most homeowners dream of long, hot summer days in the garden spending time with their family at the barbecue. If you want a renovation for the summer, you can build a covered outdoor terrace with kitchen equipment.

Setting up an outdoor house is exciting and great for entertaining guests during the summer. Your outdoor kitchen can be as simple as a table top that allows you to spread barbecue food so that everyone can enjoy it.

Some homeowners go so far as to equip their kitchen with work. However, the most important part of your outdoor space is the refrigerator. Even if you do not have any other equipment in your outdoor area, a refrigerator is necessary.

The fridge keeps your drinks cold and the salads fresh while you wait for the food to be ready on the grill. If you get another drink, go for a walk out on the terrace. An outdoor refrigerator saves a trip to the kitchen.

We will review the best types of refrigerators for you and come up with suggestions on our main types. Read our shopping guide and frequently asked questions (FAQ) and choose the refrigerator that best suits your needs.

Our main choice

We went through dozens of models as we searched for the best refrigerator. Here are our top three tips. We have a refrigerator for each category. Each of these refrigerators is an excellent complement to your outdoor kitchen. Choose the model that suits your needs.

Best choice: Summit SPR627OS frost-free compact outdoor cabinet

With a capacity of 4.9 cubic meters, safety lock and stainless steel, Summit is the best choice for the best outdoor cabinet in this test. This model fits perfectly under the table top and with the digital thermostat you can control the unit with the push of a button.

Premium Pick: Bull 24 inch refrigerator

Bull Outdoor Products 13700 Series II outdoor cabinet, stainless steel
Bull Outdoor Products 13700 Series II outdoor cabinet, stainless steel

  • 304 stainless steel construction to ensure durability and longevity
  • Full temperature control from 32 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit with digital display
  • Outdoor rating for all seasons with ETL, Doe and CE (Energy Saver) certification
  • Internal and external front ventilation fans for freestanding or built-in applications
  • Cutting dimensions: 24 1/4 “W x 33” Hx 23 5/8 “D.

If you are looking for the best premium refrigerator model, the Bull 24-inch model is an excellent choice. This outdoor cabinet has everything you need. With three shelves and 3.7 cubic meters of storage space, this refrigerator keeps your drinks stable between 23 and 68 ° F.

Budget: Avallon AFR151SSODRH Built-in refrigerator

Avallon AFR151SSODRH 3.3 Cu Ft 15 'Built-in external cooler - right hinge
Avallon AFR151SSODRH 3.3 Cu Ft 15 “Outer Cooler – Right Hinge

  • Built-in or standalone application; Temperatures range from 34F to 50F; A cooling unit
  • Stainless steel handle; Flushing, stainless steel front ventilation; Internal LED lamp with the option to switch between blue and white
  • Coal is included; Compressor driven cooling; Stainless steel cabinet and door; Two lights on the right, two on the left
  • Optional role for mobility; Three cut glass shelves; Tap the control panel; Automatic thawing; Dimensions (excluding handles) 34-1 / 8 “H x 14-15 / 16” W x 24-1 / 16 “D.
  • Note! This unit can be folded to the right. For the version with left hinge, search for SKU AFR151SSODLH

Avallon is in our 2nd place in this exam. The stainless steel structure has an interior of 3.3 cubic meters and a thin profile that fits under the table. This model also works as a stand-alone refrigerator. The digital control panel gives you complete control over the cooling process.

The best reviews about refrigerators

Now that you have an idea of ​​the best refrigerators, it’s time to look at other models we’ve tested. Let’s dive deep into the cancellation of all outdoor cabinets we value for this review.

The best outdoor cabinet overall – Summit SPR627OS Frost-free compact outdoor cabinet

As the winner of the best refrigerator in this test, the Summit SPR627OS offers homeowners the perfect combination of elegant looks and modern cooling technology.

The high-quality stainless steel door brush and reliable interior parts make the summit our first choice. This model is 34 inches high and 24 inches wide and slides nicely under your kitchen table.

The summit is CEE Tier II certified and uses up to 25% less energy than other refrigerators with similar capacity. Insulated door and weatherproof seal ensure that this unit has a long service life. We love that the door has a lock to keep the kids from places they should not look at.

The refrigerator has an LED in the interior that creates a warm glow and a special control panel that controls the digital thermostat of this type.

There are three adjustable shelves in the refrigerator, where each shelf is 16 inches deep and 18 inches wide with plenty of storage space.

The refrigerator’s capacity of 4.9 cubic meters makes it ideal for large families and people who love to have fun. The internal fan increases the circulation and cooling speed after the door is closed and helps to quickly return the cooler to the operating temperature.

This refrigerator has a closed housing so that no dirt, dust, grime or water can enter the engine and compressor housing. Therefore, this refrigerator has excellent weather resistance and can work in hot or cold environments.


  • 4.9 cubic meters capacity
  • Dimensions: H 34 “x W 23.63” x D 23.5 “
  • Door lock
  • Adjustable shelves
  • Indoor fan
  • Electronic controls
  • Back door
  • Indoor lighting

  • Great capacity for families who like entertainment
  • Fast cooling with internal fan
  • Closed body for weather resistance
  • The best overall rating in this rating
Bad choice:

  • Not suitable for those looking for standalone options

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Best Premium Refrigerator – Bull 24 Inch Outdoor Refrigerator

If you have a budget for the best refrigerator you can find, we recommend the Bull 13700 Premium stainless steel refrigerator. This model offers homeowners superior cooling with high quality components that give the unit a long life.

This refrigerator can cost a fortune but the value it gives you is great. The refrigerator has a stainless steel design both outside and inside. We like the towel rail which is also a comfortable door handle.

In the fridge you get a digital display and control panel. With the temperature sensor you can specify your cooling settings. The temperature of 23 to 68 ° F is impressive and the low environment freezes. This extra cooling feature helps if you live in an area of ​​the United States on hot summer days.

The automatic defrost function in this model ensures that your refrigerator does not freeze and that you never have to flood the floor when copying this model. We also like adjustable shelves with 20 floors to choose from so you can place any size you want in the fridge.

You get three wire shelves plus a glass shelf for further visual appeal. This model also has a built-in temperature sensor with door alarm. If you leave the door open, the refrigerator will scream at you to close the door.

This outdoor cabinet is CE, ETL and DOE certified as an energy saving unit. Over time, the Bull 13700 will save a lot of money on energy costs that you can offset against the purchase price. The refrigerator is equipped with external and internal fans to improve the cooling performance.

The door of this model is reversible so you can set it so that it opens from the left or right.


  • 5.6 cubic meters capacity
  • Dimensions: H 32.5 “x W 23-5 / 8” x D 27-1 / 8 “
  • Door lock
  • Adjustable shelves
  • Indoor fan
  • Electronic handling
  • Align your legs
  • Extra glass shelf
  • Self-closing door

  • Robust design in stainless steel
  • The best option in this review
  • Large capacity
  • Perfect for entertaining guests
  • Fast cooling

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2nd place: Avallon AFR151SSODRH Built-in outdoor cabinet

Avallon The AFR151SSODRH outdoor refrigerator has a capacity of 3.3 cubic meters and a heavy machine with lots of fantastic features and functions. This refrigerator is not the biggest in this rating. However, it is a good budget model for someone looking for a smaller refrigerator that still offers reasonable functionality and value for money.

The refrigerator’s sleek design makes it a perfect choice for a stand-alone or built-in alternative. Smaller kitchen units like these are much cheaper than full size units, which saves a lot when you buy.

This model manages to incorporate impressive features into its design while maintaining an affordable price. With this refrigerator you get a powerful, modern compressor that allows you to cool down quickly on the hottest summer days.

You can select the indoor temperature between 34 and 50 ° F with the digital touchpad. Most other affordable refrigerators have trouble keeping the temperature around thirty. The internal fan helps to improve the cooling time and reduce condensation in the refrigerator.

With the purchase, you get three shelves in frosted glass with six different height positions. This model is also equipped with a carbon filter that removes unpleasant odors from the refrigerator. The external refrigerator looks elegant and modern. The stainless steel surface gives the outdoor kitchen an elegant look.

The insulated door also has a drinking rack that you can use to put jars or bottles in the doors to increase the cooling space. There is also a refrigerator security lock on the door. Overall, the Avallon AFR151SSOD offers the homeowner a lot of money when choosing the best refrigerator.


  • 3.3 cubic meters capacity
  • Dimensions: H 34.5 “x W 15” x D 24 “
  • Door lock
  • Adjustable shelves
  • Indoor fan
  • Electronic controls
  • Indoor lighting
  • Carbon filter
  • roll
  • Door shelf

  • Affordable model
  • Narrow design
  • Works as a built-in or stand-alone unit
  • Large storage space with door shelves
  • Good value for money
Bad choice:

  • Homeowners who maintain may need a larger model

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EdgeStar CBR1501SSOD Drink cooler for outdoor use

Homeowners looking for a larger refrigerator can check out the EdgeStar CBR1501SSOD. This model gives you enough storage space with a capacity of 5.49 cubic meters. You can put 142 cans in the fridge, making it a great choice to watch the game with your friends in your outdoor area.

Although this model is expensive, it gives you good performance and is suitable for use in all weather conditions. The attractive surface of brushed stainless steel on the door is attractive and elegant. The closed body ensures that no dust or dirt enters the engine or compressor.

If a stainless steel theme is used in your outdoor kitchen, this model can synchronize the look of your home appliances and the theme of your outdoor kitchen. The stainless steel door is also fully retractable so you can adjust them so that they open from the left or right.

There is a security lock at the bottom of the door that prevents people from helping your storage when you are not around. Under the front of the door you can see the air intake for the cooling system of the machine and the compressor. The air intake also has a filter that prevents dirt and dust from entering the body.

The digital control panel allows you to control the temperature between 38 and 50 ° F electronically. EdgeStar CBR1501SSOD comes with three glass shelves that give your refrigerator a high quality look. The shelves also light up with soft blue LEDs, giving your guests a wow commitment.

The internal fan in the refrigerator is connected to a carbon filter that removes contaminants or odors from the air in the refrigerator. This refrigerator also has UL certification so you can install it anywhere outdoors.

We also like the automatic entertainment function in the fridge. This feature is ideal for humid environments and can save hours washing the refrigerator in the future. EdgeStar offers mid-level performance with professional aesthetics and affordable prices.


  • 5.49 cubic meters capacity
  • Dimensions: H 33.5 “x W 23.5” x D 24.75 “
  • Glass shelves
  • Door lock
  • Carbon filter
  • UL-rated
  • Back door
  • Digital controls
  • Led light
  • Automatic foaming

  • Affordable and functional
  • Soft blue LEDs have an attractive aesthetic
  • Large capacity 5.46 cubic meters
  • UL certified
  • Automatic foaming
Bad choice:

  • Glass shelves may not suit everyone

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Blaze Blz-Ssrf-50D refrigerator

We close our rating for the best refrigerator with Blaze Blz-Ssrf-50D refrigerator. This brand follows cult collections in the outdoor market and makes some of the best refrigerators available. We like this model for superb performance and stylish design.

Stainless steel cladding on the outside of the refrigerator is attractive and offers attractive aesthetics for your outdoor space. The design and construction of this device is made of high quality components that give it a luxurious look.

Blaze comes with all the necessary temperature controls and LEDs and also has the coveted UL certification. This model does not have a spacious interior in this test, but with a volume of 5.5 cubic meters, it has room for more than ten dozen cans.

We love that Blaze contains wire shelves instead of glass shelves that are so popular on many other models. The chrome-plated wire shelves feel solid and you do not have to worry about the glass breaking. The chrome looks beautiful and fits in a stainless steel case.

The Blaze Blz-Ssrf-50D has soft glowing blue LEDs in the interior that give the fridge an elegant and modern feel when the door is opened. You also get an internal fan that distributes the air in the refrigerator. Carbon filter is attached to the fan, which reduces the smell of air in the refrigerator.

On top of the fridge is the digital control panel. You can adjust the temperature settings at will and you do not have to open the door. Many other models in this test allow you to use the thermostat from the inside to adjust. We never understood why more manufacturers do not have this feature on the outside of the case.

This model also has an automatic drying function. You do not have to worry about defrosting the refrigerator manually, as the automatic defrosting ensures that ice never accumulates on the back wall.

The design of this refrigerator is amazing. You get closed doors and hinges in stainless steel with fittings in stainless steel. Closed electronic devices ensure that the device is never damaged by water. Leak-proof design extends the life of the refrigerator.

This model is expensive but you get what you pay for with this refrigerator. If you have the budget, you can not achieve the result and look of this outdoor refrigerator.


  • 5.2 cubic meters capacity
  • Dimensions: H 33.5 “x W 23-5 / 8” x D 23-11 / 16 “
  • Door lock
  • Internal fan
  • Digital control panel
  • Adjustable chrome shelves
  • Automatic troubleshooting
  • Internal LED
  • Back door
  • UL approved

  • Chrome-plated wire shelves
  • Soft blue shelf LED
  • Internal distribution fan
  • Large capacity
  • Carbon filter to remove odor
  • Ventilation air conditioning in front of the machine and the compressor

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Other best-selling options

# 2 bestseller

VBENLEM 24 “built-in beverage cooler in stainless steel 5.5 cu.ft Soda and beer Small refrigerator 142 cans for home bar office Indoor and outdoor advertising (150 L, silver)

  • ❄ OUT OF 24 TAMER STAINLESS STEEL STEEL Store the beverages in this 5.3 cubic centimeter. Cabinets that allow you to get frozen drinks at any time. With reversible hinges, the opening direction can be determined freely (left or right). The integrated door lock provides increased security against unauthorized use.
  • 【【PERSONNEL TEMP. CONTROL】 Precise and concise control range with simple buttons for switches, lighting and temperature control with easy-to-read digital display from 34 ~ 50 ℉ (1 ~ 10 more) to ensure the best drinking experience. 304 The SUS body effectively insulates heat and keeps it cool, even in difficult conditions with a temperature of 104 ° C and a humidity of 65%.
  • 【ETL SELECTED QUALITY】 ETL approved. Narrow and modern solid construction in stainless steel, rust protected and easy to clean. Thick handle for easy opening. The seal securely protects the internal environment and prevents leakage or corrosion. It can be removed effortlessly during cleaning or replacement.
  • ❄ 【Useful circulation use Circulating air is smoother and more efficient than cooling a cooling plate. The world-famous Embraco compressor works continuously and efficiently together with 100 W cooling capacity and saves energy at the same time. Chrome-plated 4-step shelf design. It is easy to adapt the situation to your needs, which enables improved flexibility. Automatic defrost function included.
  • ❄ 【FOR TRAFFIC】 Beverage cabinets, either built-in or freestanding, with enough space to freeze your drinks, including soft drinks, juices, alcoholic beverages, snacks, etc., keep the drink cool and refreshing for friends and guests. Brilliant for indoor and outdoor use. Ideal for restaurants, bars, shops, bakeries, cafes and for home use.
# 3 bestseller

Blaze BLZ-SSRF130 20 inch 4.5 Cu Ft.  Sealed refrigerator with recessed handle
Blaze BLZ-SSRF130 20 inch 4.5 Cu Ft. Sealed refrigerator with recessed handle

  • Three detachable, adjustable wire racks enable a variety of storage options
  • The revolving door allows the left or right door to rotate
  • Includes adjustable temperature control and automatic discharge
  • The factory lock offers child safety and security
  • Can be used in a built-in installation if additional 5-inch ventilation is allowed
# 4 bestseller

hOmeLabs beverage cabinet and refrigerator - 120 cans small refrigerator with glass door for soft drinks or wine - Small beverage vending machine for office or bar with adjustable removable shelves
hOmeLabs beverage cabinet and refrigerator – 120 cans small refrigerator with glass door for soft drinks or wine – Small beverage vending machine for office or bar with adjustable removable shelves

  • MODERN Electric Beverage Cooler – This stand-alone beverage cooler with 3.2 cubic feet has an elegant, clear left glass door with a stainless steel frame so you can see wine, beer or juice directly. The white LED interior lighting comes on to make it easier to choose your favorite drink at night
  • High-capacity beer and wine cooler – the beverage cooler, which is not available against a table with a large internal storage design, is equipped with 3 adjustable and removable chrome shelves. The drink planner comfortably holds up to 120 full-size soda or beer cans or a few bottles of wine.
  • COURT HEAT CONTROL – A single cabinet with a few drinks has a simple temperature control that cools to 34 ° F and a large digital screen for quick monitoring and temperature adjustment. The memory function automatically resets the preset temperature in the refrigerator if it is disconnected from the power supply or if the power goes out
  • Powerful cooling system – 120V high-performance 240W Our vertical cooler has energy-saving, advanced technology and a whispering quiet compressor that cools quickly with a small heating fan and ensures even air circulation for even indoor temperatures. Ideal for office, dormitory, apartment, motorhome, restaurant, edible kitchen and much more
  • AUTOMATIC DEFROST FUNCTION – The beverage cooler is also equipped with an extra temperature sensor for automatic recreation mode. Exterior size: 18.9 inches B (front across) x 33.3 inches H (top to bottom) x 17.30 inches D (front to rear). Internal size: 16 “W x 29” H x 12 “D. NOTE: The pictures show OUTER dimensions rounded to the next decimal. Warning: Do not use this refrigerator to store fresh foods such as meat, vegetables, fruits, etc. This product can only used to cool drinks.
# 5 bestseller

EdgeStar CBR1501SSOD 24 inch wide 142 cans Built-in outdoor beverage cooler
EdgeStar CBR1501SSOD 24 inch wide 142 cans Built-in outdoor beverage cooler

  • Size: 142 standard 12 oz. Jars; Standalone or built-in application
  • Powerful compressor cooling; Temperature: 38-50 degrees F.
  • Contains glass shelves; Factory set lock; Built-in carbon filter; Automatic thawing; Approved for outdoor use; Back door; Digital temperature control
  • For an internal version of this model only at a cheaper price, see CBR1501SLD
  • NOTE: Delivery takes place at the roadside, internal delivery is not possible. A valid phone number is required for delivery. Make sure your delivery information includes the correct phone number when ordering.

Buying guide for outdoor refrigerators

Right now, your mind is probably swimming the possibilities for your new refrigerator. We understand; there are so many great models; How do you choose the right one for your outdoor kitchen? Your home, your patio and the number of guests you entertain all play a role when choosing your outdoor wardrobe.

In this section, we give you the information you need to make an informed purchasing decision.

Choose the best refrigerator

A refrigerator is easy to understand. The compressor creates cooled air in the refrigerator so you can keep food and drinks cold. But when choosing your perfect refrigerator, there are a few things you need to understand before deciding on the perfect refrigerator for your patio.

Refrigerators are available in different sizes, patterns and capacities. Some manufacturers are better than others and some models have dimensions that give the unit a stylish design that easily fits into the smallest outdoor kitchens. Read the rest of this shopping guide to find the right refrigerator for you.

Indoors against outdoor cabinets

Although both appliances have the basic function of keeping food and drink cold, there is a significant difference between indoor and outdoor refrigerators. The interior of your home is a temperature controlled environment.

Even if you do not have a thermostat in your home, the house is less sensitive to temperature fluctuations. Thanks to the insulation of walls and ceilings, a stable environment is maintained. There is also less dust in your house and you do not have to worry about external environmental conditions such as wind and rain.

As a result, your outdoor refrigerator needs to be padded to keep it running year-round. When choosing your perfect outdoor cabinet, you should first consider the following features.

Increase the insulation

Outdoor refrigerators are exposed to larger temperature fluctuations outdoors. As a result, the compressor may need to work harder to keep the refrigerator at the recommended temperature. To reduce the load on the compressor and extend the life of the unit, most manufacturers have additional insulators when designing outdoor refrigerators.

As a result, your outdoor cabinet will have thicker walls and feel heavier than indoor models of the same size. The insulation acts as a barrier and ensures that the contents of your refrigerator remain cold and that the thermostat does not have to work as much to keep the cooler cool in different weather conditions.

When you try to install a bar cabinet at home in your kitchen, you struggle to keep the temperature below 55 ° F. Even if you manage to get an outdoor cabinet to work, temperature variations during the day can lead to mold and bacterial growth inside the unit.

If you need an outdoor cabinet, proceed with a model designed for outdoor use in the home.

Weather resistant

Since an outdoor refrigerator sits outdoors, it needs some weather protection. Severe weather conditions can damage your outdoor closet. If it rains a lot and floods your backyard, water damage can damage the refrigerator if it is not weatherproof. Most refrigerators have extra insulation and weatherproof controls.

Your outdoor refrigerator should also be designed and manufactured with corrosion-resistant materials to prevent rust from the metal fittings on the door, legs and back of the refrigerator. If your refrigerator starts to rust, it deteriorates quickly and will result in more maintenance and more expensive replacement in the future.

If you live in a dry area of ​​the United States such as Arizona or Nevada, you may not need a waterproof and weatherproof refrigerator. However, if you are weatherproof, we recommend that you find a model with a UL approval stamp.

The Underwriters Laboratories Association stamp only appears on outdoor refrigerators that pass performance and safety tests to make them suitable for outdoor use. Always use a UL-certified model. Other refrigerators without this type of approval do not last longer than a few months outdoors.

Tighten and filter

Next time you are out enjoying the patio, check for debris, dirt and debris accumulating in the corners. This material is a death certificate for a standard cooling motor and compressor.

Outdoor refrigerators have closed bearings and filters to ensure that no foreign objects or debris enter the machine and cause malfunction. The hinges also need to be sealed and you need a weatherproof seal on the door to prevent the rubber from leaking out.

Finding a refrigerator with solid design features may be higher than it is specifically designed for outdoor use. Kitchen cabinets in your home are not waterproof and can not withstand environmental influences such as moisture, humidity, rain, dirt, grime and temperature variations.

Freestanding or built-in refrigerator?

Buying a built-in refrigerator saves space. When choosing your perfect refrigerator, choose the model that suits your outdoor kitchen or bar. Choose between larger freestanding refrigerators or smaller units that fit under countertops.

Base units are more common because they are not visible and make the worktop or worktop look cleaner. Free-standing refrigerators are available in places where drinks are served outdoors. They are as big as a refrigerator and many of the business models have glass doors.

However, these appliances are not very popular for refrigerators as most do not serve large crowds at home.

Refrigerators do not need an air gap for the machine to breathe. The front allows air to flow forward opposite the sides or backward for interior models.

Freestanding refrigerators take up more space and you need to make sure there is at least an inch of space between the side of the refrigerator and the next surface. Leaving such a vacuum can reduce the aesthetics of a clean look in your outdoor space.

Power requirements are also important when choosing your outdoor cabinet. A special 110 volt FI switch is required for a standard refrigerator. Depending on the location of your refrigerator, you may not have enough space to install an electrical outlet, or you may need an extension cord to power the appliance.

When buying an outdoor cabinet, look for a custom electrical outlet in the outdoor area to ensure a snug fit. Stand-alone units are more flexible in terms of placement and can be installed anywhere with an extension cord. However, most have space constraints that make them prefer built-in or over-the-counter models.

Size and size

Most standard refrigerators we tested were 5 to 6 cubic feet in size. The size and size of the refrigerator are important factors. There are two sizes. Outdoor refrigerators are available in contracts and in full size.

Full size units are usually 34 “high and 24” deep and 24 “wide. Most outdoor kitchens have full size units as these refrigerators have plenty of space for drinks and grills. Dense units are smaller and you can expect a capacity of 3 more 3.5 cubic meters for these models.

Dense units are often thinner than shorter. They have the same height and depth as standard models, but have a width of 30% to 50%. You can have a few drinks in dense units and store food for evening entertainment. You may need to refill your refrigerator at some point, especially if you have guests.

Still, dense units are a good choice for people with a small balcony or terrace. Some shelves offer space for a refrigerator for a small sky bar.

Price for your refrigerator

When evaluating the best refrigerator for your entertainment space, your budget will go a long way in your purchasing decision. Prices may vary depending on model. Depending on the size and type of device, you can expect it to cost anywhere from $ 300 to $ 2000.

As with all household appliances, the average choice is affordable and provides the best value. Refrigerators in the $ 300 price range quickly disappear and stop working immediately after the first year. However, you do not have to spend money on your new refrigerator.

Expensive models are good to brag about, but they do not offer much more use than average space from a reputable brand.

When choosing your refrigerator, it is important to look at the UL rating that we discussed earlier and make sure that your refrigerator has the right weather resistance to withstand the environmental conditions in your home.

Find models that meet these criteria and then explore your options. Medium models are available from $ 500 to $ 800 and you will surely find something that fits in this price range.

Design material

The design material in your refrigerator is another important decision. The look of brushed stainless steel on the refrigerator door is amazing. Stainless steel provides the best corrosion resistance and ensures that your refrigerator lasts for up to 5 years or longer.

Plastic is cheaper but it lacks the durability of stainless steel. When choosing a stainless steel model, make sure it is made of 304 stainless steel. 304 offers good corrosion resistance while being affordable.

The high chromium content in stainless steel makes it rust-resistant. This is a crucial factor if you live in a humid environment like the beach. The air around the coastal areas contains salt and rusts all shiny steel in a few weeks. A stainless steel refrigerator ensures that the moisture does not damage your refrigerator after a few years.

If you live in a humid environment, it may be a better choice to use a plastic cover on your refrigerator. However, you must make sure that all hinges and fittings in the machine are made of stainless steel.

Another important factor for your refrigerator is the door seal. Internal refrigerators have a light silicone seal that keeps the air in the refrigerator. If you move your refrigerator out, the seal on the door will be damaged, which affects the efficiency of the refrigerator.

If the door seal on your refrigerator falls off, you will need a new seal or you can throw it away. So when choosing your perfect outdoor cabinet, make sure you choose a model with a weatherproof door seal.

Refrigerator properties

Depending on your entertainment needs and budget, you can find several models with impressive features. The standard refrigerators are equipped with leveling legs or feet, adjustable shelves and interior lighting.

However, HD models have additional features that you may find useful. Some accessories have the following.

  • Adjustable thermostat thermostat
  • Automatic deburring
  • Door lock
  • Glass door
  • Additional drinking racks
  • Fans of indoor circuits

Although all of these options can change the performance of the refrigerator a bit, most are not necessary if you want the refrigerator to keep things cool. We thought the door lock was functional and the adjustable thermostat is a nice touch. But you do not need these features to have an active and efficient refrigerator.

Keep the refrigerator out

One of the best things about owning an outdoor cabinet is the durability of the unit and its longevity. Outdoor refrigerators are characterized by design and construction with first-class materials. As a result, they do not break down as easily as you need to get new gasoline every seven to ten years. In addition, they are relatively small maintenance equipment.

Models with automatic entertainment are also practical if you have a built-in refrigerator. Defrosting an ordinary refrigerator around the kitchen table can damage wood and other surfaces. If you live in an area with a cold winter and have an outdoor area, it is best to turn off the refrigerator in the winter to save electricity and appliance life.

When cooling, leave the door on the shaft to prevent mold from forming in the refrigerator. If the refrigerator is in a semi-open area, keep the door closed during the winter. However, clean the refrigerator completely before storing it in the spring.

Keep this in mind when moving the refrigerator, e.g. B. Remove it for installation, do not turn it on immediately. You must give the gas in the compressor time to settle before reconnecting it.

Frequently asked questions about outdoor refrigerators

Now you should have a good idea of ​​what you can expect and want in your refrigerator. If you have any unanswered questions, read these FAQs for further clarification on how to choose a refrigerator that suits your recreation area.

Why is my fridge ringing outside?

This probably occurs because the refrigerator is not on a flat surface. Your refrigerator should have adjustable legs that you can use to lift the refrigerator at all angles. Tap each side of the refrigerator. When the lashing stops, adjust the height of the foot to that angle.

There’s a weird smell coming from my fridge. What is this?

Food bites may have found their way into the compressor via the evaporator tray and the wastewater. As a result, the food will rot and create odors. There may also be residues from other beverages or food on the shelves that are causing the problem. Condensation and debris on the back of the refrigerator can attract bacteria that cause odors.

I find a drop of water on the outer back wall of the outer refrigerator.

The refrigerator door is not closed properly. Check the installation position and the seal.

Why is there water in the fridge shelves and bottom?

There may be a blockage in the drain hole in the middle of the drain. Clean the drain hole with a cotton headphone and the problem would disappear.

What is the most important thing when choosing an outdoor cabinet?

When choosing a refrigerator, decide what type you need – freestanding, under the counter or built-in. Set your budget and then start shopping. Do not deviate from the original criteria when choosing your refrigerator.

The verdict on the best refrigerator

Do you know which refrigerator you want in your outdoor area? If you are still on the fence regarding your decision, you can trust our best tips.

We think that our choice of Summit SPR627OS for the best overall cabinet is an excellent choice for all entertainment areas. This fridge has plenty of space for your family and some guests and is well worth the money.

If you want the best outdoor wardrobe available, set up the entertainment area with Avallon AFR151SSODRH. This refrigerator is spacious, elegantly decorated and has a wide range of options.

If you are looking for the best refrigerator at an affordable price, we recommend the Bull 24-inch refrigerator. This model has everything you need to keep food and drink cool in your outdoor area. Sometimes you do not have to spend money on quality equipment in your home.

Choose a refrigerator that suits your environment, entertainment area and lifestyle.