2Engel MT45

Engel MT45

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2Engel MT45
3.9

34 reviews

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65%15%21%

Build Quality
3.7
Value for Money
3.5
Ease of Use
4.4
Cleaning & Maintenance
4.0
Energy efficiency
Study, durable steel-casing
Digital temperature display and readout.
Lacks tie-down points beyond the handles
Some reviewers said it was louder than other portable fridges

Reviews

34 reviews
Desgranges Alain
Desgranges AlainGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC8 posts
  MT45F-S

Really upset paying good money for product which used to be good but it is No any more

In 2004 my first Engel MT45 to travel around australia ,for approximately 4 to 5 months every year in 2008 the unit stopped working a new compressor was installed in CARDWELL NORTH QUEENSLAND $ 685 .00 ,5 years later another compressor was installed in Dandenong Victoria but it lasted only 4 years,5 years ago I bought a new Engel MT 35F and at about the same time a censo CF55 ,we are in Lucinda and only used those fridge/freezer for 5 months every year’s ,this morning,the Engel PACK UP ,ENGINE RUN on 12 or 240 but it is not cooling off really annoyed Iwas told I need new compressor or may be more gaz,NO MORE ENGEL FOR ME ,The Cenco ,1/3 of the price still going and I believe it to be made in China Show details
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Gina
GinaNortheast, VIC2 posts
  MT45

Engel

We purchased our Engel 8 years ago. It never miss a beat, in the back of our 4WD not tied down I might add. It’s done lots trips, lots of use. We’ve been all over the Victorian High Country with it. It’s travelled across the country east to west and down to Tassie. Best money spent. Show details
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Chris McCart
Chris McCart9 posts
  MT45FL

Outstanding fridge

Great quality fridge, I have it since 2019 and still good and very happy about it Engel MT45 is a very useful product. Highly recommended! Show details
John
JohnMetropolitan Adelaide, SA11 posts
  MT45

Stays on 24/7

Having had a second hand Engel 45L that’s about 18 years old and still running and impressed before I sold it because have bought a new 45L from a camping show in Adelaide in 2016 has been in my wagon, commercial van even the camper 24/7 that never lets me down since day 1. Show details
Yabba D.
Yabba D.Perth, WA7 posts
  MT45F-S
Paul Whiteaker
Paul WhiteakerPerth, WA
  MT45

WARNING -Engel are not legends in reliability

I purchased a brand new 60L fridge/freezer combi & it’s already on its third compressor. Engel Australia were deplorable in handling the situation & left me to cover the cost of a $650 replacement compressor due to no fault of my own. I’ve never been treated by a company like this before due to a warranty matter. Avoid at all costs - there’s better options out there. Show details
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NOT HAPPY
NOT HAPPYGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC
  MT45F-S

Peeling paint and rust

Not happy. Yes it keeps food cold, but paint is peeling from side, top and bottom, and it is rusting. I have had 2 other Engel fridge's with not a problem. From Ray's outdoors now Macpac.  Show details
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Colin55
Colin55Darling Downs, QLD3 posts
  MT45F-S
Value for Money
Shane
ShaneGold Coast48 posts
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Angry19
Angry1916 posts
  MT45FP

Superb Fridge

I’ve have had my Engel close on 19 years now and it’s really been the best investment I have made for camping. It has never failed me except for a trip to Cape York which was a fuse failure after a dunking in one of the rivers. New fuse and a dry out and away it went. This fridge has has survived some of the worst roads in Australia. Many times I have seen other popular brands fail on corrugations but this thing just powers through. If I had one gripe with this fridge, it would be that the handles are a little weak for tying down.
Worlds best camping fridge without doubt. Show details
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Phil E
Phil ESydney Surrounds, NSW
  MT45FP

A disappointing waste of money

Purchased new Engel , cooling unit failed 12 months after warranty expired, was quoted $690 to repair by agent. Engel won’t respond. Not the reliable fridge they were in the past! Show details
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Baz
BazCentral Queensland, QLD4 posts
  MT45FCP

disappointed about ruggedness and reliability

Gold edition 45l only gets moved for occasional defrost/clean.
Stopped getting cold, compressor still works.Told by service agent to replace cooling unit at half the cost of a new fridge.
Contacted Engel Australia,they wrote back and said how disappointing it must be for me.
Placed fridge on ground , inverted with compressor end upwards and left for a day in that position.
Fridge now working again, (thanks not, service guy and Engel Australia) Show details
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Pindimar pete
Pindimar pete6 posts
  MT45

ENGEL ON WAY OUT

Engel fridges since made in Thailand are half the fridge they used to be much better value elsewhere
Limited repair options at great expense
Had a few but most recent Engel died whilst 30yo version still going Show details
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Zhivan
ZhivanSydney15 posts
  MT45FP

Love my Engel fridge

My Engel fridge never gets turned off. I use it in the house as a spare fridge, plus on fourwheel drive and camping trips. You can set the temperature and forget about it. It is convenient to put perishable items in it when shopping too. Never going back to an icebox again. The only small thing i don't like is that it is a little loud when the compressor cycles on when sleeping nearby.

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Troy Kenny Aitkenhead
Troy Kenny AitkenheadAgnus Waters3 posts
  MT45F-S

still works like new

in my 4wd 83 Nissan patrol for 9 years on dirt roads not tied down, in qld,had fire wood on top of it in dust, and in floods & exposed to salt water close to the ocean every day, the 4wd rusted out but the fridge is a bit dinted and damaged bit of surface rust around the lid where the paint chipped off but still snap freezes and cold as new! just the battery went flat for the temp gauge after a year other wise it works really well draws 2.5 amps on max turbo freeze and idles about .03 of a amp after every things cold depending on how many times you open the lid

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Questions & Answers

Graham  Padgett
Graham Padgett · MT45F-S

Compressor rinse but fridge winter cool at al

STEVE H.
STEVE H. · MT45

My Engel MT45 wont cool. It goes but doesnt get cool. Is this the thermostat ?
Is it worth fixing ?

Pep82
Pep82 · MT45F-S

Unit cycles on and off in 3 sec modules.
What is required to repair unit please ?

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Details

The Engel MT45 is a dedicated fridge and freezer combo, known for its durability and energy efficiency. It's able to be powered by 12V/24V and mains electricity. It has a sturdy, steel casing, an interior LED light, and a digital temperature readout and thermostat.

Reviewers appreciate the Engel MT45's strong build, and its ability to run in high temperatures and survive rugged roads. The digital thermostat is widely praised, as is its energy efficiency. Some reviewers considered it a little louder than other fridges, and saw its hefty price as a potential flaw.

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CategoryPortable Fridges / FreezersPortable Fridges / FreezersPortable Fridges / FreezersPortable Fridges / Freezers
Price (RRP) $1,299$1,399$1,449
Type Dedicated Fridge + Freezer ComboDedicated Fridge + Freezer ComboDual Zone Fridge + Freezer
Capacity40L40L40L
Can Capacity60 Cans60 Cans
Power SourceCar (Cigarette Lighter) and Wall OutletCar (Cigarette Lighter) and Wall OutletBattery and Wall Outlet
FeaturesDigital Display Panel and Interior LightDigital Display Panel, Removable compartment divider and Thermometer
Weight24 kg24 kg24 kg
Dimensions 508 x 648 x 364 mm508 x 648 x 364 mm508 x 648 x 364 mm
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
Construction MaterialSteelStainless Steel

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