View Poll Results: How long does your chill chest take to get cold?
Less than 2 hours 5 62.50%
2 to 6 hours 2 25.00%
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Old 04-24-2008, 02:43 PM   #1
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How long does it take your fridge to get cold?

My SMB has the standard 2.5 cu ft fridge. When connected to shore power and with nothing inside it, how long does it take your fridge to get to about 40 degrees when it's 80 degrees outside?
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:14 PM   #2
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I would love to be able to help you with this test, but up here in Seattle we will be lucky if it gets over 50 degrees outside today.
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Old 04-24-2008, 03:39 PM   #3
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I think it'd be hard to get a solid set of data for this, as fridge contents are going to be a major factor to how quickly it gets cold, what their starting temperatures are etc.

I can add the following anecdotal information:

shortly after getting my van back from SalemKroger, my beer fridge was empty. I loaded it up with beers, cokes, waters, and vitamin waters before leaving in the morning for golf. When we were getting out of the van, my buddy cranked the dial all the way to 5 without my knowing (because I had already learned this lesson). When we came back to the van 7 hours later, we had mostly frozen beverages. The cans and bottles were probably 60 degrees when we put them in in the morning at 6 am.

My fridges are both left running all the time, so I don't get a lot of experience with them 'coming down to temperature'.
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Old 04-24-2008, 09:42 PM   #4
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I wish I could help you but I turned the fridge on at SMB West when I picked up the Van and have not turned it off sense. About 8 months ago.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:11 AM   #5
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Here is a helpful hint...

I put a small bag of ice in the freezer when turning on the fridge. Helps condiderably in starting and keeping the fridge cold (less cycleing)

Also handy in a cold beverage...
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Old 04-25-2008, 05:15 PM   #6
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That's a good idea.
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