2Engel MT45

Engel MT45

 Verified
3.9

31 reviews · Statistics

PositivevsNegative
65%16%19%

Build Quality
3.5 (10)
Value for Money
3.4 (10)
Ease of Use
4.3 (10)
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.9 (10)
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
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Reviews

Engel MT4531 reviews
John
JohnSAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA10 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.WAPerth, WA7 posts
  MT45F-S
Paul Whiteaker
Paul WhiteakerWAPerth, 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 HAPPYVICGreater 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
Colin55QLDDarling Downs, QLD3 posts
  MT45F-S
Value for Money
Shane
ShaneGold Coast47 posts
  Verified MT45FCP
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 ENSWSydney 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
BazQLDCentral 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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Dave
DaveWodonga11 posts
  MT45FP

Excellent Fridge, Well worth the money but shop around

I've not long purchased my third Engel and the latest model is a ripper. With it's inbuilt LED light, Digital Temperature display and inbuilt low voltage cutoff it represent great value in price and design. If I have one grip it is the quality of the outside cover. It is not made with heavy duty canvas as the older models used to be and I question its durability especially if left outside on the back of a ute in the sunshine. The big positive is it uses less power to achieve a better result, 2.5amps an hour on freeze. Still a good fridge with a large backup and worth buying!

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Brad
BradNewcastle31 posts
  MT45FP

The best camping fridge

The best camping fridge on the market. Yes, it it expensive - but you pay for what you get. I have had my Engel for years now, and there has never been any problems of any kind. It is a solid as a brick. Freezes stuff even in sweltering heat. There is a reason they are so popular. I can carry my myself (to load into the trailer) when it is empty, but need a second person to help carry it when it is full of food/drinks. Easily accessible handles let you tie it down easily in your vehicle.

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iShopNreview
iShopNreview33 posts
  MT45FCP

Without a fault when you need it the most. Priceless

I have had my engel for 4 years it's been all over Australia in that time, into the dusty deserts of Western Australia mostly, and it has never skipped a beat, I even get to have ice cream in the middle of the desert, keeps drinks ice cold, meats stay perfectly cold, and milk and dairy has never gone bad. They have easy access and a light inside so you can see what your doing at night time. Thanks engel best fridges ever made.

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Questions & Answers

Paul B.
Paul B. · MT45F-S

Hi
I have a MT45F-G4-S Engel fridge/freezer that just stop cooling.
Was using it as a freezer for a couple of months, got some stuff out of it one day and two days later when I went back to it everything had started to defrost.
Them compressor is running I can hear that but no fan and not getting cold.
Could the thermostat be stuffed ?

Craig
Craig  

turn it off and turn it up sidedown for 24 hourss.
re invert ot and leave it for 3 hours then turn it on.

sue r.
sue r. · MT45

Does the small fan inside my Engle fridge run all the time

John
John  

It runs when it’s needs to, pending how cold you set it at. If it’s a warm day the fan will run more often than cold day.

Steve
Steve · MT45FP

hi , my MT45FP has been running on an independent lithium battery that run down flat, since it has been recharged the fridge runs on freezing while set on cooler only,, any ideas please folks?
Currently it is no good for my beers,,

cheers..

John
John  

Have you tried on 240v and maybe try on a AGM battery to see if it runs normal?

Steve
Steve  

will right now.. thanks

Steve
Steve  

in the time i disconnected it (30mins?) and got back to it just then, it had dropped from -19 to -4, and is now running on the 240, i will watch to see what happens,, cheers

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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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