Terrible value for momey
Purchased April 2017 and stored it in my shed powered off. First and second camping trips it worked fine although the current draw was a little high. Third trip plugged it into the power and the display started flashing, the motor did not come on or the light. Very disappointed/.
Was great for 4 years! Now Er1 showing and not working
We purchased this camping fridge from Aldi about 4 years ago- we'd seen too many Engels get stolen in camping grounds and felt it was safer to have a less expensive model!
It was a great fridge for about 4 years but has suddenly started reading Er1 and not working. Would I buy one again- probably not. It cost about $450 but really to be used for less than 6 weeks a year it should have lasted longer.
Purchased in October 2015 for $450.00.
Was wandering through Aldi to pick up some milk and bread...low and behold there’s a 12v fridge on sale for $250, shut up and take my money!
Great for the shed and occasionally out bush, but let’s be realistic, it’s not an Engel, Waeco or Evakool and a weekend warrior fridge.
Very happy with the purchase and sold my old Waeco with this replacement.
Good Fridge, Short Life, Poor Warranty Period, Not Good Value for $500.
Purchased 09/2015, not used until 12/15, worked great permanently in my 4x4 with extra battery and solar, warranty period expired, then the dreaded E1 code appeared, changed plug to Anderson socket, better for a while, then it wouldnt get below +2 when set at -3, progressively got worse, put it on mains power and it actually went to +9 while still set at -3, contacted after sales service in booklet, no response and no reply, contacted Aldi and was directed to a local authorised repairer who was very helpful, Fridge has internal gas leak = not repairable. Contacted Aldi again, Sorry out of warranty we cant help. $500 for 3 Years, Not Good Value in my Opinion.
I bought this fridge couple of years ago. Used it on several trips, and so far quite happy with it. Works well, drops the temperature fairly quickly. In retrospect it is a little too small for my purposes (hunting), but there is nothing wrong with it so far.
Going Great So Far...
I purchased the 40L fridge in September of 2016 pre-Fraser island trip. It was great for the 5 days on Fraser and many camping trips after as well. It lives in the 4WD most of the time (but not powered) when needed I put it on 240v to chill it and it gets down to 2c in about 30 minutes.
Just came back from a weekend up at Teewah and the temps were in the 30's, the fridge was fine at 2c and keep the essentials good and cold.
At $400-500 the fridge represents good value and I may buy another when this one craps out. Wait and see I guess, as $500 for 5 years is near the cost of the "reliable" brands that you may not get 10 years out of anyway IMHO.
Adventureridge 41l Fridge Freezer
I purchased the latest Nov 2018 offering from Aldi for my 6.5m Trailer Yacht. After a week of frustration getting constant E1 and E2 errors I decided to do as the install manual said...connect directly to the battery. After doing this the unit is working perfectly. The mistake i made was to connect via the 12v smart control panel in the boat. I surmise that the fridge control chip and the boat panel were incompatable hence the problems i saw.
Use as a camping fridge with our 4 WD. Works on DC but on battery, the Stirling fridge doesn't hold the temp for very long at all with a full battery, better off with an Eski. Sorry, but true. Doesn't seem to work at all well on camping trips away from electricity, within hours doing its own thing, even when set on Lo and 3 degrees C. I have really tried to get the thing working/ talked to people and now gone on the net. We are in the process of taking it back, have 2 year warranty. We don't want it fixed, as will not last.
Have used it on an off for the last year and it works really well, both via power AC and car DC connection. Mostly used it as a refrigerator and not freezer. Decent space. On empty it takes about 1.5 hours to get below 0 degrees, recommended that you pack the unit with your cold goods and cool over-night before you travel the next day with your foods/drinks.
Returned mine yesterday very disappointed
Wasn’t keeping food cold had to put it on -3 to get a little bit of coldness and even then temperature was fluctuating very disappointed I love the door How it open both ends and take it completely off. I think I bought the lemon one.
I asked Aldi if they had any other returns and they did but others haven’t come back so I picked the wrong box
Have used twice on camping trips
The works well. We have it set up on a deep cycle battery when camping and has worked wonderfully. No issues. The range of the thermostat appears to go from 1C to 6C but put a digital thermometer inside and stays pretty consistent around 4C which is what I am aiming at.
Would recommend as a it is at the lower end of pricing and works as well as the upper priced end of town.
Very dissapointed in my stirling, used 3 times fof 3 day campimg trips and it wont hold the temp got up to25 degrees had it fixed got the new house battery tested and now used it again for Easter, n doing the same thing am sick of throwing food away !! Am getting my money back
Great for camping
This 40litre portable fridge freezer is amazing. I can store meats other foods and drinks at the same time and keep it’s cool for a very long time. Food does not go off as it’s quite durable sturdy as well as easy to transport anywhere. We always take this with us to camp and picnic and can definitely relay on this product. Well worth it.
It has the same German compressor as many other brands. Very dependable. We have just used it for 8 weeks non-stop around the continent, and had no problems whatsoever. We've owned it for 2-3 years now. Good value for money. To the person who gave it 1-star because they lost their powercord. It is not Aldi Stirling's fault you lost it! Just go to your local electronics or camping store and buy a new one. It is just a standard portable fridge powercord!
Stirling 40L Portable Fridge / Freezer
I had been looking for a Portable Fridge / Freezer for sometime but not having a spare $1200 I had been holding off. Waeco was expensive and Engel more so. Many others have poor reviews.
I have only just purchased the Stirling from Aldi and have so far been very impressed. i have run it for 3 days off a very poor Ute battery - not charging it at all and it stayed very cold. I managed to freeze a bottle of wine while running it at the lowest setting on the last heatwave in Brisbane - getting it down to -22 deg.
It comes with a 240V lead and a ...
Back up support ???
Only as good as your backup support.
It won't work if you can't source replacement parts.
Lost the 12v lead, emailed for some help on availability of replacement parts from Stirling Appliances answer as follows :
Unfortunately, we do not have information in regards to inventory of retailers.
The only thing we can suggest would be to contact the local retailers.
As it is an Aldi product, the items we have with them are usually special sales, and inventory cannot be guaranteed. These products will only be sold through Aldi, not online. ...Thank you.
- Verified purchase
what a great deal.
Very good product, the accessories and fridge cover are top quality, plus it is half the price of others, and sorry to say that, the quality of Stirling is lot more superior . But I just bought the last one in the store, good luck for you to find one in aldi .
The Stirling (Aldi) portable Fridge/Freezer 40 litre is one of the best portable storage ever! The Stirling (Aldi) portable Fridge/Freezer 40 litre is very light itself and somewhat lighter to carry than holding the items i put in the Stirling (Aldi) portable Fridge/Freezer 40 litre. Overall, The Stirling (Aldi) portable Fridge/Freezer 40 litre is a great portable and i reccomend buying it!
i am happy with my stirling..installed on my yacht ..now about to buy a second one..Alan A
it has replaced my engel on the yacht ..now i will have one as freezer and one as fridge.beats buying a bag of ice every weekend.wired up to the four gel batteries and charged by four solar panels and a wind generator...also can adapt to a sinewave 240 volt generator..
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Questions & Answers
My 40 litre Stirling fridge freezer is not dropping below -11 degrees - aways gone to -18 before when I set it as am about Togo away & need a freezer. Also outside of fridge has condensation.
My fridge temperature display is set to farenheit
How can I change it back cellceious
When on battery showing -18 ,turn vehicle off and after 10 mins goes to 13 on display . Any ideas?
Gday Terry, are you sure its not reading E1, thats a common code for low voltage supply, make sure your fridge is turned to low at the switch where your cables plug in, then check you supply source, Anderson plugs connect better than cigarette lighter sockets, then check that your power supply continues when ignition is off, Cheers
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