Dometic CFX3 Fridges

Updated: May 18

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Dometic CFX3 Review (35/45/55/75/95DZ Fridge/Freezers)

Tired of dealing with ice, eskies and finding your food and drink floating in water after a couple of days? Perhaps it’s time to upgrade to a 12V fridge that can reliably and safely keep your food cold and your drinks chilled.

In this Dometic CFX3 review, I will run through its main pros and cons, the key features that set it apart from the competition, as well as the general consensus on the quality of these fridges in the Australian camping and outdoors community.

Finally, I’ll let you know whether I think it’s a good buy or not! Let’s dive in!

We'll start by quickly comparing some of the most popular fridges in this range.

 

CFX3 35

CFX3 55

CFX3 75DZ


Dometic CFX3 35
Dometic CFX3 55
Dometic CFX3 75DZ
Cell
Cell

694 (L) x 398 (W) x 407 (H) mm

720 (L) x 455 (W) x 480 (H) mm

892 (L) x 495 (W) x 472 (H) mm

16.9 kg

20.4 kg

27.8 kg

36 L

55 L

75 L

50 cans

85 cans

113 cans

Single

Single

Dual

-22°C/+10°C

-22°C/+10°C

-22°C/+10°C

7.5 A

8.7 A

9.6 A

0.98 Ah/h

1.1 Ah/h

3.04 Ah/h

3 (+2) years

3 (+2) years

3 (+2) years

Pros & Cons

Dometic CFX3 35


Pros
  • Very high quality, well built unit
  • Accepts 100-240V AC and 12/24V DC power
  • Can set temperature from -22°C to +10°C
  • 50mm thick insulation
  • Strong, durable polypropylene case with aluminium handles
  • Unique lid design makes it easy to take off
  • Can be controlled via a smartphone app (using Bluetooth or WiFi)
  • USB port for charging
  • Water drain plug
  • 3 stage battery protection
  • 3 (+2) year warranty
  • Only 50mm ventilation required around fridge (Kings and Brass Monkey require 150-200mm)
  • Ice-maker available on 55IM model
Cons
  • Fairly expensive
  • Only the 75 & 95 models are dual zone - other units can only be run as a fridge or freezer, not both at the same time
  • 12V cable only about 1.5m long - might be a touch short for some situations
  • Customer service reportedly quite poor