Nobody likes soggy food and meltwater greeting them every time they open an ice-cooled box. It is time for a solution.
With the all-new Igloo Iceless Thermoelectric Cooler, you do not have to worry about ice or meltwater anymore. It uses electricity to cool drinks and snacks, so you need not use ice or cooling gel at all. This makes the product light and provides more space for you to keep drinks inside.
Although this product has a few faults, it will ensure that you have a smooth experience wherever you go in a car or an RV. Without further delay, let us get into the details so that you can understand why we like it.
Read our Igloo Iceless Thermoelectric Cooler review today, and get ready to hit the road with your favorite drinks!
Igloo Iceless Thermoelectric Cooler Review
Why Buy This Product?
We have listed the top features of this product in the section below. Read on to know all about them.
The best part about this cooler is that there is a lot of storage space even though the body is compact. This is because no space is taken up by ice, and the entire space can be used to store drinks.
Plus, the body is light, and you can keep a number of cans at once. The 26-quart product can hold 32 cans of 12 ounces each. You can keep 26 – 28 quarts of fluids and snacks inside without worrying about space. That will be sufficient for 2-3 people on a hot day.
The cooler weighs 9-10 lbs. in general, and that is pretty light, according to us. Now, this is the weight when it is empty; you can expect it to be a lot heavier when you fill it up with drinks and snacks.
To help you carry it around, there is a swing-up handle. This, along with a curved design, makes it easier to carry single handedly.
In case there are a lot of snacks inside, the handle is long enough for 2 people to hold it at one time.
Plus, the body is compact, and you can keep it in between both the front seats in a car. Portability is not an issue at all, and you can enjoy your chilled drinks on a hot spring afternoon in the wild.
This product will help you keep your drinks at 36 degrees Fahrenheit lower than the outside ambient temperature. This means that you can use it easily in a place with temperature less than 90 degrees Fahrenheit, and the drinks will stay perfectly chilled.
Now there could be a few problems in case the area is very hot. This is because the drinks will only be cool and not completely chilled. For example, if the temperature is 100 degrees Fahrenheit, then your drinks will be kept at 64 degrees Fahrenheit.
So, yes the drinks will be a lot cooler but may not be chilled. This should not be an issue for anything other than ice creams.
This product comes with an 8-foot long power cord that can be attached to a portable generator or a car. If you are using a portable generator, connect it to the DC outlet, and it will keep your drinks cool.
But remember that if you are attaching it to your car with the engine turned off, turn on the engine after 2 hours. This will ensure that the battery is not drained completely.
On the other hand, it is possible to power it in a hotel room or your home via an AC outlet. In this case, you will have to purchase an AC power convertor from the company. This is not very expensive but purchase it depending on your needs.
If you plan to buy a cooler for a family of 3-4 people who will be accompanying you on road trips, then this is the perfect option. It will meet the needs of everyone and can hold a number of juice and beer bottles at the same time.
We took it as a personal cooling device on long trips, and it ensured that we had a chilled drink at all points in time.
Although this is not a cheap product that is priced very less, it provides value for money. It does not need any ice in the long-run, and you save a lot of money buying packets of ice every time. If you go on long trips often, this will indeed be a cost-effective option for the years to come.
Plus, you can always keep this product plugged in without needing to stop for purchasing ice. We were very happy with this factor as it saved us time while on the trip.
There are 2 sizes of this same product available, and you can make a choice based on the number of people in your family. If you have 1-2 people, then the 26-quart option is perfect, and it will provide ample space to keep all your drinks and snacks.
On the other hand, for a larger family or a group of friends, the 28-quart one would be a great option. It is a bit larger and will hold your drinks well.
One of the major reasons why we prefer this over standard ice coolers is the absence of melted water. Ice keeps melting over time, and the water often gets into food packaging. This might not only destroy the food but may also make the ice chamber smell.
But the Igloo iceless thermoelectric cooler will provide you with a safe space to store your food without any ice. Just plug it in, and your drinks will stay cool even at high temperatures.
What Could’ve Been Better?
Iceboxes have often been used as a seat for kids when on a picnic. However, this product cannot be used as a seat at all. Be very careful as the entire mechanism can be destroyed even if some amount of weight is placed on the lid.
But remember that the structure is pretty sturdy in general. It is just that the cooling mechanism is placed right inside the lid, and there are perforated vents on top and below. If you sit on this box, then the plastic of the vents will touch its fan, and that will immediately make it malfunction.
So, if you have pets or kids, keep them away from this cooler. Place it at a height, and that should ensure that your toddlers will not reach it at all.
Igloo Iceless Cooler Buyer’s Guide
When purchasing a cooler, you need to keep certain points in mind. This will help you make the right choice without regretting later. In this section, we have listed them down in detail.
We believe that size is a major factor while selecting a cooler. You would not want to be stuck with a bulky option when you just need it for a few drinks for the ride.
The cooler should be sufficient enough for you to keep your drinks but should not offer extra space as that will add to the weight and size. Since these are generally made for traveling purposes, you would not want to carry extra weight.
So, first, decide on the number of people and snacks that you need to carry and then decide upon the size.
Check how much the cooler weighs without anything in it. It should be light and easy to carry by itself. If you opt for a bulky product, then it might become very difficult to lift with drinks in it. We will always recommend getting a light item and then filling it up.
Also, check if there is a handle on top. The handle should be able to take the weight, and you should be able to carry it around easily. We would suggest looking for long handles which can be held by 2 people in case the box becomes very heavy.
We will recommend purchasing a product that comes with a long cord. This will help you while charging as the power outlet could be far from the ground. You do not want to be carrying an extension cord on trips, and hence this is necessary.
Also, coolers will mostly connect to a DC outlet, but you can connect them to an AC outlet, too, with a convertor. So, purchase a converter along with the product if you are going to charge it through an AC outlet.
Although the cooler works very well, it may not be suitable for very hot places. The drinks will then be cool and not chilled. But despite these minor drawbacks, this is a very cost-effective option that offers value.
Plus, it is compact and easy to take around. It will fit into any car, and you can have it plugged in to ensure chilled drinks throughout the ride. This is the best personal cooler option in our opinion, and it has indeed touched the adventure spirits in us.
Having said that, we will now take your leave, while you get ready for the next outdoor adventure!