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A little fan makes the difference

A little fan makes the difference
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  • Rated 4 stars
    4 / 5 (1 )
$15.21 to $21.24
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  • (1) Review

Summary: Before I started my RV journey, one of the dealers I was working with recommended the Valterra FridgeCool as a way to improve circulation in the refrigerator. He explained that the standard absorption refrigerators found in RVs did not come with a fan, and that meant that cooler air in the refrigerator tended to fall to the bottom, while warmer air tended to rise. The little blue box just sits on the bottom shelf of my refrigerator moving heavier cooler air upward to keep food fresh. In fact, if I find ice forming on food on the top shelf of the refrigerator, it most often indicates that the batteries have died causing the FridgeCool fan to stop. Don't put it in the refrigerator door or on the top shelf, because it is not nearly as effective as being placed in the lower shelf -- left, middle, right position doesn't matter. For $19.95, this product has saved hundreds of dollars in wasted food. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.

The little blue box just sits on the bottom shelf of my refrigerator moving heavier cooler air upward to keep food fresh. In fact, if I find ice forming on food on the top shelf of the refrigerator, it most often indicates that the batteries have died causing the FridgeCool fan to stop.

Pros

Takes up little shelf space, about the size of a soda can.
Ultra-quiet operation — you do not know it is on.
Uses two “D” cell batteries, which last about four or five weeks.
Reduced the amount of ice on top-shelf products.
All foods stay at a consistent temperature.
Has an on/off switch so that if you aren’t using the RV for an extended time, just turn it off.

Cons

Must remember to check the fan to ensure batteries haven’t died.
Moving food can sometimes hit the switch, turning off the fan.
Product’s effectiveness reduced when food is crowded around it. But, leave it in the back of the refrigerator and it will push air all the way up to the top.

Rated 4 stars
4 / 5 (1 )

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About Greg Gerber

Greg Gerber is the editor of Let's RV and the editor of RV Daily Report. A Wisconsin native and father of three grown daughters, he is now based out of Arizona and travels the country in his Winnebago Adventurer motorhome interviewing industry professionals and interesting RVers alike. He can be reached at editor@letsrv.com

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