Whether you’re having a barbecue, hosting a birthday party in your garden, or bringing your TV outdoors to watch the game with your buddies – chances are there’s going to be beer involved. And beer, as a rule, should always be cold. Therefore, you need to decide whether you’ll want to spend the whole day running in and out of your house to get cold drinks, or simply let everyone torture themselves with warm ones. Oh, and I almost forgot. You can also get a nice outdoor beer refrigerator and make everyone happy.
But don’t assume you can simply push out your kitchen fridge outside whenever you’re hosting an event. It really doesn’t work that way. Indoor refrigerators are not built with outside conditions in mind. Just think about it, you the instructions manual of a kitchen fridge clearly states that the appliance should be kept away from direct sunlight. No imagine the same fridge standing all day in your garden, in the summer when temperatures can rise up to 40 degrees Celsius. Clearly, this is a recipe for disaster.
On the other hand, an outdoor beer refrigerator is designed to withstand all kinds of harsh weather conditions whether it’s extreme heat, heavy rain, or strong winds. An appliance that’s clearly branded as an outdoor fridge will have stronger insulation to keep your favourite drinks cool in the hot summer days. This also means that the fridge is safe for outdoor use, previously passing all relevant tests to confirm that it’s waterproof and safe around wet conditions. Hey, this also makes it great for a pool party!
If you own an alfresco, or some form of an improvised outdoor lounge area, you may want to consider models of outdoor fridges that can be built-in. A built-in unit is front-vented which makes it able to fit into cabinetry. On the other hand, if you’re not into outdoor cabinets, you may want to consider a freestanding unit. A freestanding outdoor beer refrigerator is a portable unit which can be placed wherever you want it. This kind of out door fridge has ventilation clearance on all sides.
As far as looks are concerned, nothing tops the good ol’ glass door fridges. Small, or large sized, a glass door fridge always looks modern and can effortlessly blend in with the surroundings, regardless whether it’s freestanding or built-in. The glass doors also allow you to always have an insight on the contents of the fridge and refill it if you notice the drinks have started to run out.
Although outdoor bar fridges are simpler and more compact than their indoor counterparts, they can still come with additional features such as an adjustable thermostat, adjustable shelving, automatic defrost, interior lights, and leveling legs. If you want to be able to enjoy plenty of nice, cold beers for many years to come, make sure to keep the fridge out of direct sunlight and away from the grill or fireplace.