Half the battle of getting to a party is getting the food to the party. We’ve all been there: we’re going to someplace hot with cold drinks … all while the cold drinks are warming up in the greenhouse heat of the car. Or, we’re going to someplace cold and bringing hot food … all while the hot food is cooling off in the frigid trunk of a car in the middle of winter.
For a number of years now, Aldi has sold a gadget that claims to be able to solve these problems. In years past, it was sold under the Adventuridge product label; now it’s sold under a different Aldi house brand, Auto XS.
The Auto XS Electric Cooler (Product Code: 805098) is an Aldi Find, which means it’s only in stores for a short time. At post time, it comes in green or gray and costs $49.99. That’s the same price as what the Adventuridge Iceless Electric Cooler went for in past years.
According to Aldi, the cooler measures 15.2″ wide, 11.6″ high, and 18.9“ deep — enough for thirty-six 12-ounce cans, 10 1-liter bottles, or six 2-liter bottles. It can be used either in the car accessory socket (commonly called the cigarette lighter adapter) or plugged into a standard 2-prong wall outlet, both of which are stored in a cable storage compartment.
Aldi claims that this can cool to 36 degrees Fahrenheit below room temperature or heat up to 131 degrees Fahrenheit. The lid can be propped halfway open with the handle, or the lid can be removed entirely.
What We Don’t Know:
We haven’t reviewed this specific model, so we can’t speak to how well it performs compared to what it claims to do, or how long it lasts.
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