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Engel Refrigerator/Freezers

 

Very energy efficient, reliable and long-lived.  At every boat show we do, there are people who come up to our booth and say something like, “Engel!  This is the best thing we have on our boat!  I love my Engel!  I hereby commit my life to worshipping this product!”  (Okay, we never actually heard that last one, but you get the idea.)

Engel Swing Compressor
Engel swing compressor

MD-14F    • 15 Qt Capacity ? 12V/24V DC
• Optional AC Converter Available
• Power Consumption: 0.9 – 2.8 Amps
• Easy Access Flip-Top Lid
• 100% CFC-Free Compressor Powered
• Reliable Cooling Independent from Ambient
• Vibration Resistant
• Compact, Lightweight and Quiet
Engel MD-14DATA SHEET      BUY NOW   FREE SHIPPING

MRFD-015     $463     14 QUARTS     DATA SHEET      BUY NOW   FREE SHIPPING

MT17F            $814     16 QUARTS    DATA SHEET      BUY NOW   FREE SHIPPING

MT27F            $840      22 QUARTS   DATA SHEET      BUY NOW  FREE SHIPPINGMT35F            $868      34 QUARTS   DATA SHEET      BUY NOW    FREE SHIPPING

MT45F            $903      43QUARTS     DATASHEET      BUY NOW       FREE SHIPINGMR040F          $849      40 QUARTS    DATA SHEET     BUY NOW     FREE SHIPPING

MT60F              $1320      64 QUARTS   DATA SHEET    FREE SHIPPING

MT60F-U1-C COMBI   $1346  34/26.5 QUARTS    DATA SHEET

MT80F 84 QUARTS       $1635     DATA SHEET     FREE SHIPPING

NEW:  Front Loading:

SR48  42 QUARTS (1.6 CUBIC FEET)    $700     FREE SHIPPING

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SB70   (DC ONLY) 60 QUARTS (2.3 CUBIC FEET)  $650     FREE SHIPPING

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SB70F (A/C – D/C)  60 QUARTS (2.3 CUBIC FEET) $730      FREE SHIPPING

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SR48F-s

Independent testing confirms the MT45 uses 21 amp-hours per day, adjusted to 35F degrees inside, in 90F degree ambient temperature.  All Engel refrigerator/freezers use a German designed “swing compressor” that works by an electromagnet pulling a plunger/piston that compresses the refrigerant, then the plunger springs back.  The strength of the pulse of the electromagnet is determined by the heat load.  Parts are manufactured in Japan and then assembled in Indonesia.  Very popular in Australia with the guys who take their 4WD camping in the outback.

ACCESSORIES

One option is the “Slide Lock” that will hold the refrigerator to the floor of a 4WD in a roll-over (or keep it from sliding around in your boat).

Also very popular with RVers, there is a “slide tray” that allows the refrigerator freezer to slide into a compartment (like along the bottom sides of a large RV).

Most models have a lid that will open from the end, and the lid will slide off (kind of like a pintel and gudgeon arrangement).  There is an optionial lock that will prevent the lid from sliding off.  The new MR40 has a lid that opens from the side, and can be switched to open from the other side.

Most models have an optional insulated cover that would be a good idea if the refrigerator is stored where sunlight can shine directly onto it.

MT17  Transit Bag   $102   BUY NOW

MT27  Transit Bag    $104   BUY NOW

MT35  Transit Bag    $125  BUY NOW

MT45  Transit Bag    $130  BUY NOW

MT60  Transit Bag   $175  BUY NOW

MT80  Transit Bag   $175  BUY NOW

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Global Sun Oven

Global Sun Oven

Sun Oven open for cooking

Cook On Deck, On Shore, At Home With Sun Power

Hotwire is offering the Global Sun Oven for $285.00 FOB from Tarpon Springs, Florida. That price includes a standard size oven, reflectors, stand and case, and a black enamel cooking pot with a lid.

Cooking in a Global Sun Oven (GSO) is easy, fun, natural, and nutritious, while helping the environment. GSOs are ideal for everyday use on your boat, in your back yard, at picnics, while camping, or in the event of a power failure. They can help keep your house cool in the summer by keeping the cooking heat outside.

The ovens were developed for use in less developed countries where wood fuel is expensive and disappearing rapidly. But they work wherever the sun shines. Our customers use them on their boats, or when hurricanes take out the power grid, or just for “eco/green” reasons: no electric bill increases or fuel usage!

Go Green
CNN’s video on the ecological and economic benefits of solar cooking features Sun Oven.

Even though it is called an oven, food can be baked, boiled, and steamed at cooking temperatures of 360° F to 400° F. There is no movement of air in a GSO, allowing food to stay moist and tender and flavorful. Sun-baked roasts are tastier and more succulent, and sun-baked bread has unparalleled taste and texture. The aroma of food sunning itself in a GSO is sure to please your senses.

I made a fabulous bean soup, froze the leftovers in the pot overnight, put the pot with its frozen contents into the solar oven the next morning morning and had hot soup for lunch! Our Thanksgiving turkey has been cooked in the pot with rave reviews!

Temperatures in a GSO rise slowly and evenly, allowing complex carbohydrates time to break down into simple sugars, emanating subtle natural flavors. The even temperature of the GSO prevents burning, so you do not need to stir your food while it is cooking.

There are two ways to cook in a GSO. If you refocus the oven to follow the sun every 25 to 30 minutes, cooking times and methods will be very similar to cooking with a conventional stove or oven. Or a GSO can be used for slow cooking, much like a crock-pot. You can prepare your dinner, put it in the GSO, point the oven where the sun will be approximately halfway through the time you will be gone. Leave, and come home to a tasty, slow-cooked dinner. If you run late, there is no need to worry; the GSO will keep your food warm, moist, and fresh for hours.

Global Sun Oven
Oven, reflectors, stand/case, and black cooking pot with lid  $285.00
(FOB Tarpon Springs, FL)

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SunDanzer Solar Refrigerators and Freezers

Sundanzer DCR50 Sundanzer DCR165SunDanzer Solar Refrigerators and Freezers

SunDanzer makes energy efficient, battery powered refrigerators and freezers that are ideal for solar and wind generator systems on large boats or on land. We use one of the small freezers (5.8 cubic feet) in our home.  It’s very energy efficient.  When the grocery store has a sale on meats or poultry (or whatever), I stock up the freezer.  When our organic garden produces more than we can eat, we process the excess & freeze it for later.  If a hurricane were to knock out the power grid here, we’ve still got the SunDanzer operating on solar panels and a battery to preserve groceries and to make ice.

SunDanzer units feature 4.33″ (110 mm) of polyurethane insulation and coated steel cabinets. The brushless DC motor compressor operates on 12 or 24 VDC. A patented low-frost system reduces frost build-up for low maintenance.

SunDanzer chest-style refrigerators and freezers are easy to clean using the drain hole at the bottom of the unit. With thick insulation and a refrigeration system optimized for solar, SunDanzer refrigerators and freezers provide outstanding economical and reliable operation. SunDanzer cabinets are commercially produced by one of the world’s leading appliance manufacturers.  Each SunDanzer solar refrigerator is carefully tested before shipment, to ensure every customer will receive a great product that they can enjoy for years to come!

There are two sizes each of the refrigerator and the freezer. SunDanzer recommends that my small freezer run on 190 watts of solar power and a 370 amp hour battery bank for a 4 day power supply, but we think this recommendation allows for a lot of safety margin.  Our friends at EcoFarm in Plant City, FL, have been running their large SunDanzer refrigerator on a single 60 watt solar module!

Features for All SunDanzer Models
Energy-efficient
Automatic operation
Thick polyurethane insulation
Lockable lid
Interior light
Corrosion resistant coated steel exterior
Patented low-frost system
Easy to clean interior
Low maintenance
DCR/DCF General Specifications
Voltage requirement: 12 or 24 VDC
Refrigerant: R-134a
Polyurethane insulation: 11 cm (4.33″)
Cable length: 2m (6 ft.)

There are four SunDanzer models available:

Model Number DCR165
Battery-powered refrigerator, 12/24V
Gross Capacity: 5.8 cu. ft./163 liters
Product Dimensions (W x D x H): 36.8 x 26.2 x 34.5 inches / 93.5 x 66.5 x 87.6 cm
Shipping Dimensions (W x D x H): 41 x 31 x 39 inches / 104 x 79 x 99 cm
Shipping Weight: 125 lb. / 57 kg.
Units per 20′ container: 30
Units per 40′ container: 66 $1149 (plus shipping & tax where applicable)

Model Number DCR225
Battery-powered refrigerator, 12/24V
Gross Capacity: 8.1 cu. ft./229 liters
Product Dimensions (W x D x H): 46.9 x 26.2 x 34.5 inches / 119 x 66.5 x 87.6 cm
Shipping Dimensions (W x D x H): 54 x 31 x 39 inches / 137 x 79 x 99 cm
Shipping Weight: 160 lb. / 73 kg.
Units per 20′ container: 24
Units per 40′ container: 54 $1249 (plus shipping & tax where applicable)

Model Number DCF165
Battery-powered freezer, 12/24V
Gross Capacity: 5.8 cu. ft./163 liters
Product Dimensions (W x D x H): 36.8 x 26.2 x 34.5 inches / 93.5 x 66.5 x 87.6 cm
Shipping Dimensions (W x D x H): 41 x 31 x 39 inches / 104 x 79 x 99 cm
Shipping Weight: 125 lb. / 57 kg.
Units per 20′ container: 30
Units per 40′ container: 66 $1149 (plus shipping & tax where applicable)

Model Number DCF225
Battery-powered freezer, 12/24V
Gross Capacity: 8.1 cu. ft./229 liters
Product Dimensions (W x D x H): 46.9 x 26.2 x 34.5 inches / 119 x 66.5 x 87.6 cm
Shipping Dimensions (W x D x H): 54 x 31 x 39 inches / 137 x 79 x 99 cm
Shipping Weight: 160 lb. / 73 kg.
Units per 20′ container: 24
Units per 40′ container: 54 $1249 (plus shipping & tax where applicable)

Sundanzer Website