It could be better..it has the potential to be..But Engel are resting on their past...
The Engel Fridge MT 80F - Combi is OK..it is built solid and is reliable that you can not fault..
I have tried to work with it...
I have on many occasions gave it the benefit of the doubt..
I have sat there in my camping chair with a "not so cold" beer in my hand..thinking.."It must be me..what am I doing wrong.."
Why can't the stuff in the fridge part be colder..especially the drinks?
I have persevered for a couple of years with it but the MF80 Combi..the fridge and freezer "All in One" design has a flaw..and it is in its' design.
The flaw is...
Purchased in June 2017.
The fridge the pros use.
10 years old. Almost completely silent still. Works perfectly, always has. Tough, reliable and bench mark for the serious camper and fishermen. Do yourself a favour, don’t bother with the rest, buy the best.
Purchased in August 2010.
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Loudest Fridge Ever
Purchased new, plugged it in sounded like a mack truck starting up! Put a sound meter over it which read 55db. User manual states 40db. Went back to point of sale and put sound meter over new one on display with store staff same reading. Emailed Engel Australia about loudness, they will not respond!!!!! Too loud to have in house or at campsite. $2000 down the drain.
Purchased in March 2020 at BCF Physical Store.
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Amps and motor
Ad a yachty liveonbord and can say this model is great. No 1 . Don't make noise in my HF AM RADIO. Waco do.
I had a 40 l used 28 Ramos a day in 30 at a 1.5 setting, full up. This up at 11' S 152' East in PNG
Truly worth every bit of my hard earned $$$$
I've had Waeco it was the CF80 from memory and although it performed well, I don't know how many times I replaced the latches and hinges and the lid once! And it wasn't from abuse either. So I ended up selling it at a loss and purchased the Engel MT80FP yes it was more expensive but at the end of the day it just works and continually does so, no more broken hinges or latches no bowing lid, my only complaint is the noise from Engels compressor I could barley hear the one on the Waeco but when the one on my Engel kicks in you defiantly know it, m...ine is the single zone model reason being I had two mates that purchased the combi unit and they weren't to impressed with the performance on the fridge side. At the end of the day you get what you pay for I have no idea what the new Waeco CFX fridges are like so I can't comment on those but for me now and into foreseeable future it's Engel for me
Cant believe how well made this is.
My journey in compressor fridges started with a Waeco. It was in frustration that I purchased this Engel Combi unit. What a comparisson, the Engels operation has been flawless. I havnt had one single issue with it. Its built tougher, The bag has a pocket, the kids can sit on it, in short this is the Fridge I should have stumped up for initially and paid the extra $300 bucks for. I have absolute confidence that I will recieve many years service from this unit. I know this Waeco/Engel argument continues add nauseum but having stumped up my hard e...arned on both its the Engel by TKO. You do need to realise that there is one compressor in this fridge so when you buy a combi you loose flexability. In short the Freezer will always be that unlike the other units. The combi suits us and having cold ice in your drinks..................well its the business. I dont work for Engel nor am I interested in infantile debates about what fridge anybody selected I have purchased both, still own both and strongly prefer the Engel as a portable fridge. My 80 Combi is a beauty, Its Bulletproof, The sawafuji swing motor is noiser in Comparisons with Danfoss BD 35 and BD 50 Compressors used in other fridges. My enquiries also reveal a working life many years beyond their quiter rivals.
Fridge Good - After sales service RUBBISH
Bought a MT80F in October, 2010. In May 2011 the little screw cap on the 12-volt lead (plug into cigarette lighter) broke. I emailed Customer Service - was basically told that it was of "superior quality" and to take it to the retailer I bought it from.
The retailer has told me that "they" meaning Engel are being rude and arrogant and difficult to deal with, and I would probably just get a replacement plug.
For a $1900 fridge/freezer a replacement (better quality) lead would not be too much to ask.
I'll will be trying a Waeco next time.
Fridge/freezer is good. Good Size for family
After sales service is RUBBISH, 12 volt lead is cheap and RUBBISH
Questions & Answers
I just brought a 80 lt dual zone could its all new to me can someone tell me if I freeze all my meat in freezer side an run it off my solar what is a good setting for the unit ito be running at cheers
Hi I have a older 80L about 15 yo can I put the devider in it to make it fridge one side and freezer the other side. Kind regards
Honestly some of these comments are just laughable. Everyone thinks they’re high and mighty when they are actually just a tad ignorant and self involved. Brilliant fridge, and the hardcore campers and fishermen will testify to this. Mine is 10 years old and still almost silent.... not sure what’s wrong with yours folks.
|Category||Portable Fridges / Freezers||Portable Fridges / Freezers||Portable Fridges / Freezers||Portable Fridges / Freezers|
|Type||Fridge Only||Dedicated Fridge + Freezer Combo||Dedicated Fridge + Freezer Combo|
|Can Capacity||118 Cans|
|Power Source||Car (Cigarette Lighter) and Wall Outlet||Battery, Car (Cigarette Lighter) and Wall Outlet|
|Weight||39 kg||42 kg|
|Dimensions||561 x 790 x 490 mm||561 x 790 x 490 mm|
|Construction Material||Stainless Steel||Steel|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
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