We live in So Cal I finally got to our patio addition with furniture for outdoor entertaining. We were looking for the easiest way to serve cold drinks without folks having to dig into a bunch of ice for refreshments (like with buckets, trash cans with liners, etc). Then we came across these cooler carts and started to do our research, cost comparisons based on quart capacity, ease of use, raters comments, etc. It came down to this stainless steel cooler and a bright red one. They were both the same size and capacity. However, the rating on this one were a tad higher. My wife wanted the red one (to match the red cushions on our outdoor furniture), I wanted the stainless steel (well because i just like stainless steel) however the very dark brown top lid and cart did match the dark brown furniture. we were at a stalemate with my daughters college graduation party coming up rapidly!
as fate would have it, the red one went "out of stock" and thats why i'm doing the review on the stainless steel cooler. Right off, let me say, with a purchase as costly and bulky as this, Im going to try and buy "Amazon owned and sold" everytime!! Why? My experience has been, if something goes wrong, Amazon is so easy to work with and with the party within 2 weeks, if something was wrong with the cooler, i had confidence that a replacement would be within days! Ok, so this bad boy arrived in 2 days because of my Amazon Prime membership AND it was shipped by Amazon. Laid it all out on the living room floor and along with my music and a couple of ice cold Longboard beers, I put it together by myself without problems using the directions. My wife and people that know me realize that normally if i cant fix it with a hammer or a gun, it aint gettin' fixed. It took about 45 minute to put it together.
Backtracking for a second, it did come well packaged, no dents and all equipment came with it. You will have to use a couple of extra tools that arent supplied but thats not a big deal! Ok, got it up and running and on the patio deck. Graduation party morning , we filled with 24 Longboards, Coronas, about a 18 water bottles, three wine bottles and 4- 7lb bags of ice. About 6 hours later, we got back from the ceremony and everything was ice cold and good to go. All beverages that were left stayed cold for about a day and a half and then started to warm up a bit. It worked the way it was supposed to.
Now the downside, if you want to call it that. When you drain the water, you will have to tip the one non-drain side up to get rid of the last part of the water as the drain does sit up a little from the side of the bottom of the cooler. With the cart, it is harder to flip upside down and with the stainless steel , im not taking any chances denting or scratching it, so i got rid of the last bit of water with a towel and then left one door up to let the cooler dry out good. Thats the ONLY reason this didnt get 5 stars.
It will stay out on the patio where it looks really good and one day we will get a cover for it when we get covers for the outdoor furniture. We are really happy with this purchase and my wife and daughter now like the classic look of stainless steel. The steel iseasy to clean with stainless steel cleaner/polish and the cart is great to store excess water bottles, dinner placement mats, etc. There is always a possibility of getting broken items, missing parts, dings and dents, etc so thats why whenever possible, i buy Amazon owned and shipped on Prime whenever possible!!
- 商品尺寸: 90.8 x 38.1 x 87 cm
- 商品重量: 16.3 Kg
- 发货重量: 17.8 Kg
- ASIN: B00AY1CJMM
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