What is the Best Outdoor Refrigerator?
When we are putting together an outdoor kitchen and the topic of the best outdoor refrigerator comes up, there are a few directions the conversation can go.
– Customer may want the absolute best of the best, the apex, and the dollars spent are not an obstacle. They want performance and trust/reliability in the brand. For this customer we will go right to the Perlick outdoor refrigerators.
– Customer wants a very good outdoor refrigerator, American-built, and does not want to bring it in during the winter. Stainless steel wrapped body is important as well as stainless interior shelving. For this customer we will move to the Marvel outdoor refrigerators or the U-line outdoor refrigerators. Both of these start at $1899.
– The more price-conscious customer may have been deliberating whether they even need an outdoor fridge. They are toying with leveraging the refrigerator in the kitchen due to proximity and to keep costs down on the outdoor kitchen build. This potential purchase is completely driven by value, and for that reason we go to what we call the best outdoor refrigerator for the money – the Summit SPR627 outdoor refrigerator.
The Summit SPR627 is one of the few outdoor refrigerators that is Energy Star certified, approved for outdoor use by the UL certifying board, and is wrapped in stainless steel…while costing less than $1000. The outdoor refrigerator comes with a lock, is frost free, and can be used in both a freestanding or built-in application. It has in interior light, the door swing can be reversed, and uses glass shelves which help maintain a better cool environment inside the fridge chassis. Here is the tale of the tape for the outdoor refrigerator:
Summit SPR627OS SPECIFICATIONS
Height of Cabinet 34.0″ (86 cm)
Width 23.63″ (60 cm)
Depth 23.5″ (60 cm)
Depth with Handle 25.38″ (64 cm)
Depth with door at 90° 45.63″ (116 cm)
Capacity 4.6 cu.ft. (130 L)
Defrost Type Frost-Free
Door Stainless Steel
US Electrical Safety ETL
Canadian Electrical Safety ETL-C
Energy Usage/Year 250.0kWh/year
Voltage/Frequency 115 V AC/60 Hz
Weight 95.0 lbs. (43 kg)
Shipping Weight 105.0 lbs. (48 kg)
Parts & Labor Warranty 1 Year
Compressor Warranty 5 Years
Door Swing RHD
Shelf Type Glass
Shelf Qty 3
Adjustable Shelves Yes
Thermostat Type Digital
Fan Type Interior and Exterior
Refrigerant Type R600a
Refrigerant Amount 0.99oz.
High Side PSI 270.0
Low Side PSI 105.0
Interior Light Yes
Interior Height 24.0″ (61 cm)
Interior Width 19.25″ (49 cm