Product Review: CalFlame BBQ09849P-A Stainless Steel Refrigerator
Price Range: $350 – $400
Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for a sizeable, entry-level outdoor refrigerator that’s ideal for light outdoor use.
To cope with the demands of regular use, this refrigerator is made from 430 stainless steel and has a fully enclosed design. Note, this model isn’t UL approved for outdoor use, so we don’t recommend it for use outdoors in regions with regular inclement weather.
It’s appearance is in line with it’s good build quality. The black cabinet and reversible stainless steel door together look tasteful and modern. The upper door hinge is somewhat unusually bulky, but doesn’t hamper the overall appearance too much.
Runs on 115 volts
The BBQ09849P-A uses a regular 115 volt household power outlet, giving you the convenience and flexibility to install it anywhere without requiring the expenses of having a high voltage outlet installed.
Onto the inside, our immediate impressions are good. The interior has a 4.6 cubic feet capacity to hold a moderate amount of foods and beverages. An interior light is fitted which is switch controlled. There are five removable plastic shelves, providing lots of shelf space for organizing food items.
Door storage is plentiful. The lower section has a gallon door shelf which can be adjusted for holding different sized bottles. To the left there is a dedicated can dispenser, which can hold up to five cans horizontally for easy access to beverages. The upper section has two shelves that accommodate up to five beverage cans per shelf.
The top freezer compartment has a small 0.40 cubic feet capacity, which is perfectly sized for using to freeze ice cubes for drinks.
The internal manual temperature control dial is conveniently located in the top left area of the interior. This offers easy control over the temperature to set it to your ideal level of coolness.
Guarantee: 1-year warranty.
The CalFlame BBQ09849P-A is a solid entry-level refrigerator with a smart exterior and very nice interior capacity. The use of 430 stainless steel opposed to the higher rust-resistant 304 grade variety keeps the costs lower to make it more affordable.
As this model isn’t rated for outdoor use, but does feature a fully enclosed design and stainless steel build, it would suit those looking for an affordable refrigerator for light outdoor usage.