Off the grid Fridge

Recently; while researching options for “Cozy on the Go”, I came across this interesting comment from Desertrat61 in Salome, AZ posted on August 20, 2012.

His comment goes…  Best replacement for an RV Fridge

With a few modifications it fits my RV, beats paying $1800.00 for a replacement RV refrigerator, plus lots more room, and if you use it dry camping set it to the lowest setting, my solar set up handles it just fine. It pulls about 600 watts when it is running which totals about 5 hours per 24 hour period, I have 3 135 watt solar panels and a 1750 watt inverter and 4 Trojan t-105 batteries, unless you’re opening the door every five minutes or so it handles it fine. A great bargain for the price, the only Con I have is that the door shows fingerprints and smudges and you are constantly cleaning.

The thought of having flexibility in such a “relatively” large refrigerator for ones tiny house was intriguing to me; the fact that it was so versatile has me actually re-thinking a few things. Not to mention learning about solar panels and what it takes to be (OFF the Grid).

Some features of this Whirlpool 9.6 cu ft Top Freezer Refrigerator (Black/White) include… Full-width crisper with SpillMizer™ glass shelves that help contain spills for easier cleanup while their transparent design give the refrigerator’s interior a cleaner, brighter appearance. Rear mounted temperature controls lighting illuminates the inside of the refrigerator, providing better visibility and making it easier to locate items. Door storage and a full-width adjustable wire freezer shelf. Automatic Defrost System (ADS): includes a timer, a limit switch and heater that will melt away frost so you don’t have to take everything out of your freezer. In fact it’s even ADA compliant, the small refrigerator’s dimensions and design allows easy access for those with disabilities. It might even work well in Cozy’s very own ADA compliant floor plan, the Regal Mountain.

Other reviews on this product from Lowes:

 

http://reviews.lowes.com/0534/1076491/reviews.htm

http://reviews.lowes.com/0534/1076489/reviews.htm?sort=submissionTime&dir=asc

 

Cozy,  Kevin B Harrington

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