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Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre

Useful when transporting chilled and frozen foods
Average Customer Rating:
4.593 out of 5
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85 of 86(99%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend 
Customer Reviews for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Review 1 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Good Replacement portable coolbox,
December 19, 2010
By hobbit8602
from Halesowen, England
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
"This replaces a smaller coolbox that turned into a freezer! It is a very good size and has both mains and 12v power, a real boon with Christmas coming.
It is a sturdy item and we hope it will give years of service."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Best value dual voltage coolbox available,
November 17, 2010
By dunbar
from London
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Pros: wheels and towing handle
"The dual voltage makes this a really useful item, especially for transporting frozen or chilled food in warm weather with overnight stops. Just lift the box out of the car and plug in to the mains. The large capacity makes it invaluable when taking large stocks of perishables on holiday."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 65 & Over
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
bought in advance,
September 21, 2010
By holmfirth
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
"bought early ready for next spring due to low price offer, can't comment on overall use but lighter than i expected for those of us campers where weight is an issue!"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Female
0points
1out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Very good product,
September 19, 2010
By Bob45
from Bedford
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: everything
Cons: it might be to big for your boot
"If this coolbox will fit in your boot then its the best value one you can buy. I 'd been looking for one for ages then came across this, its well made, cools things great and isn't to noisly. Overall definitly 5 stars."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
sits well,
September 18, 2010
By tobyITFC
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: dont have to waste milk any more, can now take food for all week, saves paying service station prices
"I use the fridge 5 days a week, as a truck driver it sites well on the passangers seat and the "in car" lead is more that long enough when hen in place by the seat belt"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Excellent Cool box,
September 14, 2010
By Zedz
from Suffolk
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: built in 240 volt adapter, 2 shelves, 2 peice lid, sits on base or end
Cons: no hold down for lids
"This was bought to replace a worn out cool box and has proved to be very good for the price."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 55 - 64
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 7 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Good value,
September 12, 2010
By Tarrow
from West Midlands
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: dual electrics
Cons: small amount of condensation
"We bought this for use when caravanning in order to give us more fridge space. It is ideal for this and also works well in the car. It does create a little bit of condensation inside otherwise we have had no problems whatsoever."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Great value,
September 08, 2010
By DavG
from Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Pros: plenty of room, useful dual power
Cons: a little condensation - not a problem
"Bought this for a four day trip to keep food cool - worked a treat!!!"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 9 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
A great solution,
September 08, 2010
By CampingInComfort
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Pros: generous size, long 12v lead, split door to minimise "cool" loss, wheels for easy transport
Cons: mains lead could be longer, not as quiet as some boxes
"This a great coolbox, due to it's generous size (40 ltrs) you can put in all the food you need for a weekend away and possibly longer.
It's worth making sure that air can circulate properly when you load it with your stuff or the things furthest away from the cooler will suffer.
The 12v lead is a generous 8ft, if only the mains lead was as long, it's only about 4 feet.
The wheels are a great plus when transporting the cooler when full. All in all a good buy.
"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 10 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
every camper should have one,
September 05, 2010
By vipertoungedpig
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
"bought this for a week away camping, worked as well as our fridge at home, have tried others but nothing worked as well as this one!"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Cool..!,
September 03, 2010
By MBIKER44
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
"Large enough to satisy my requirements for a family of 6. It dosent run from my van battery when plugged into a 3 pin socket. You need to use site electrics or car 12v."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 12 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Very Useful,
August 31, 2010
By LJP1
from Oxon, England
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: built in power supply mains/car
"This is a great coolbox. There is a slight noise of the fan as it works, but it didn't bother us at all. It does collect condensation at the bottom, but we used it for bottles of drinks etc so that was no problem. Definitely recommended."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Female
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 13 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Chills well but it let down by the noise and water,
August 31, 2010
By Beaso
from Wales
Quality 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
"Chills well, plenty of space, quite sturdy. It is quite noisy (I am not fussy at all but it did suprise me when I turned it on for the first time). I also noticed that a lot of water was produced. I needed to place a rag underneath the cooling section to catch the drips when opening."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 14 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Much better than my last coolbox,
August 30, 2010
By JellyH
from Surrey
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Pros: you really can run it for a long time, 40l really is "small fridge" size
Cons: small fridges are quite big in cars!
"I bought this because
(1) this one had a lot of good reviews
(2) it can hold a decent picnic for a family of five
(3) my last coolbox destroyed its electronics with condensation when it was left running for a few days
(4) it was discounted and my work gave me a load of Capital Bonds vouchers.
So far so good. I put 6 cans of room temp beer in it at start up and left it running. 3 hours later, the beer was nicely chilled (and very drinkable of course). This is reasonable performance for an electric coolbox. The other reviewers are right about the mains cable being a bit short, but then it wouldn't pack away in the lid otherwise. Unless you can sit it within 1-2 feet of a mains socket, you'll need a short extension lead. However, it's no great hassle and this seems to be a really good purchase.
"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
0points
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Review 15 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Excellent coolbox,
August 30, 2010
By CoolBertie
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: very easy to use., good portability., very efficient.
Cons: lead container could be a little easier to access
"A very good buy to replace an old Coolbox bought from Halfords some years ago which also served the purpose well."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 45 - 54
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 16 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Useful purchase,
August 27, 2010
By MumInHants
from Hanpshire
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Pros: useful, keeps stuff cold
Cons: slight water drip inside from the cooling element
"Bought for our first camping trip but not been away yet, however, after a week of purchasing this my fridge freezer started playing up & finally died the night before the new one was due. This cooler was a god send & kept everything from the fridge at the right temp til the new one arrived. I read reviews that it kept stuff best if it was already chilled before going in & this seemed to be right."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Female
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 17 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Quiet good product,
August 27, 2010
By Madmum2
from surrey, england
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: quiet
"We used this coolbox for camping in a tent and was pleased to find it was quiet enough not to disturb us at night. A family of 5 it is a good size to hold everything we needed. Like the way the cables are attached and concealed in the lid as we would probably lose one otherwise, also like the dividers to seperate bottles from food (removable if you dont like)"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Female
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 18 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Ideal take away fridge,
August 26, 2010
By Anonymous
from Scotland
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pros: good for camping and picnics
"We had purcahse a 14L cool box but it did not have main plugs and we could not find the expensive converter anywhere anyway so we decided to go for this bigger model which has a mains plug. Well we do not regret the exchange. The small one would never have fitted all the food we take for a picnic.
I would not have bought it at the normal price but with 30% off it was reasonable value."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 35 - 44
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 19 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value for money,
August 20, 2010
By fantastic02
Quality 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Performance 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
"First time using this system,it saves time and you know the product is in stock. Also a good product at a good price. Will use again . fantastic"
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 65 & Over
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 20 for Halfords Mains & 12v Electric Coolbox 40 Litre
Overall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
a very useful piece of kit,
August 16, 2010
By gadgetman2010
Quality 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Pros: can be used continuously
"I bought this to replace an earlier model, mainly because it can be used on the 12v supply in the car and on the mains at home or on holiday and it has the leads built in. No separate transformer needed. One irritation is the condensate which forms in the chiller unit in the lid - water tends to drip onto the food beneath. Only a real problem if the food is not covered/wrapped. Performs very well. A good buy."
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Age Group: 65 & Over
Gender: Male
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
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