If you are in the market to buy a 12 volt fridge/freezer, then there are a number of things you need to take into account when shopping around. One such factor should be the cleaning of your investment. After all, the more you use it the higher the chances of an inevitable cess pool of spilt and ruptured contents.
In this article I want to share with you, exactly what makes the Waeco CFX75 Dual Zone Fridge/Freezer so easy to clean.
If you have done any amount of traveling and touring around, then no doubt you have also been using either a fridge/freezer or an esky, to keep your food and drinks all fresh and cold. I mean who really wants warm beer and rotten snags?
How many times have you stopped for a lunch break, or opened the fridge at the end of your days cruising around, only to find one of your cans has sprung a leak or the lid on the milk wasn’t on properly or even an egg has cracked, and the result…a rather disgusting mess inside your fridge. If this hasn’t happened to you yet then you’re one of the lucky ones.
To clean out a mess like this would mean not only emptying out the remaining contents of your fridge, but, depending on where your fridge is mounted, you will also need to remove it from your vehicle and tip the fridge on its’ side to thoroughly wash and clean out the concoction that has begun to fester. The problem with doing this, is that by tipping your fridge over, on it’s side, you run the risk of damaging your fridges compressor and potentially causing your fridge to stop working.
This is where the Dometic Waeco CFX75 Dual Zone Fridge/Freezer comes into its’ own. This fridge has a nifty little feature built into its’ design to help make cleaning your fridge easier and less troublesome.
If you’re not already aware, the Waeco CFX75 Dual Zone Fridge/Freezer has two completely independent compartments, to learn more about this exact fridge you can read a previous blog post on a 2 1/2 year review, which includes the reasons why I chose the CFX 75 DZ, right here.
In each of the compartments there is a drain bung that simply pulls out to assist in draining the contents, of the fridge, which completely does away with the need tip the fridge on its side, to clean it out properly, and therefore avoiding potential fridge damage in the process.
The drain plugs are sealed, into the base of each compartment, with two O-rings on each plug. These plugs can be easily removed to allow for draining and cleaning of the fridge. Do these drain bungs cause any sealing issues? In my experience, no not that I have noticed, as long as care is taken to not damage the O-rings, during removing and refitting the plugs then I don’t see any sealing issues arising from this type of system.
So if an easy, and potentially safer, way to keep your 12 volt fridge clean, is important to you, then it is definitely worth looking at getting your hands on a Waeco CFX75 Dual Zone Fridge/Freezer. All you need to do is to remove your fridge from your vehicle to avoid spreading the mess across your pride and joy. Remove the other contents from your fridge. Remove the drain bungs from the bottom of the fridges compartments and then start to clean the spilt mess out. Once the inside of the fridge is clean then all you have to do is carefully refit the drain plugs, refit the fridge to your vehicle and restock the fridge.
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