Updated: July 1

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XTM Fridge Review (45/75/100) – Is It Worth It?

Thinking of purchasing an XTM fridge for your next trip but wondering whether it’s a good investment or not?

In this XTM fridge review, we’re going to take a deep dive into the pros and cons of the three available different models, which ones would be best suited to certain situations, and ultimately, if they are worth purchasing and will keep working for you reliably for years to come.

First and foremost, let’s take a look at what advantages and disadvantages these models have, so that you can make a more informed decision for your next trip.

 

XTM45 Fridge Freezer 40L

XTM75 Dual Zone Fridge Freezer

XTM100 Dual Zone Fridge Freezer


XTM45 Fridge Freezer 40L
XTM75 Dual Zone Fridge Freezer
XTM100 Dual Zone Fridge Freezer

Single

Dual

Dual

18.5 kg

30 kg

38 kg

600L x 370W x 470H

820L x 470W x 515H

800L x 470W x 620H

40L

74L

100L

10°C to -20°C

10°C to -18°C

10°C to -20°C

Powder coated steel

Powder coated steel

Powder coated steel

2 years

2 years

2 years

12/24V DC or 230V AC

12/24V DC or 230V AC

12/24V DC or 230V AC

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Temperature changes to desired level quickly, is stable
  • Larger models can be used as single or dual zone
  • Sturdy, can sit on it
  • Good battery life
  • Durable steel handles double as tie-down points
  • Runs quietly
Cons
  • Doesn't have in built Bluetooth for mobile monitoring
  • Some users have noted that use of an extension cord can cause voltage to drop
  • Some customers have reported that the XTM100 compressor leaked oil and gas shortly after purchase
  • The temperature display screen can be difficult to read
  • No wheels

Design

The XTM fridges come in three different sizes - the XTM45 (40L), XTM75 (74L) and XTM100 (100L).

One of the big differences with the XTM75 and XTM100 fridges compared to the smaller XTM45, is that they come with two separate compartments - one for deep freezing, and the other for simple refrigeration. Alternatively, you can remove the barrier inside and use the entire unit just for either freezing or refrigeration.

You’ll also find that one of the compartments comes with a single removable basket, while the other side has two removable baskets. It’s a very handy way to keep everything organized and avoid any of your items sticking together or getting mixed up.

The compartments are also deep enough to be able to comfortably fit wine bottles and other beverages in an upright position. Each compartment has separate lids. Should you find yourself needing to grab something late at night, in the dark, the internal LED lights make it easy to locate what you’re looking for, instead of having to sift around and hope you pull out the right item!

XTM Fridge Freezer Design

On the other hand, however, the XTM45 model is smaller, and therefore only has one compartment.

Additional design features that make the XTM range of fridge freezers stand out from similar items on the market, is that they’re crafted from high quality materials, all the way from the black powder-coated steel body, to the strong seals and latches that lock the lid in place.

The steel handles on the sides allow you to tie your fridge down securely to your vehicle while you’re on the move as well.

Finally, as any well-made freezing or fridge unit should, it includes insulation on the base, lids, and sides, in order to run more efficiently and preserve the internal temperature as much as possible.

Overall, these units are built to high-quality specifications, which allow it to function effectively, and also be easily transported.

Temperature Specs

The XTM45 and XTM100 fridge freezers have a temperature range of 10°C to -20°C, and the XTM 70L has a temperature range of only 10°C to -18°C which is considered standard for portable fridge units.

XTM Fridge Freezer Temperature Spec

Customers have noted that the unit keeps the temperature constant in both zones. Even with numerous uses, the temperature returns rapidly to the desired level once turned on.

It has also been mentioned that some units may not cool as efficiently if just drawing on 12 volts, so if it’s connected to your vehicle, it must be running.

Power Specs

The power specs for each model differ slightly. The XTM75 runs on a powerful Evakool DL22DC compressor, while the XTM100 uses a SECOP compressor. In any case, all three models run on 12/24V dual input voltage, or 230V AC, which is standard for these fridge / freezers.

XTM Fridge Freezer Power Spec

It also features a three-stage, low-voltage battery protection system. A system like this really comes in handy because it’ll stop your fridge from completely draining your vehicle’s battery, should it still be connected when your vehicle is off.

The XTM100 model also includes an electronic temperature control with usb input.

The XTM fridge freezers can also draw upon solar panels as an alternative source of power.

Extras

XTM100DZ Protective Fridge Freezer Cover

An insulating cover can be purchased with either the XTM75 or XTM100 models, with the cover coming with the XTM45 as a default.

Not only does the cover protect from cosmetic damage, but it also lowers energy consumption, while making the battery last longer. In addition, it’ll reduce the amount of surrounding heat that the fridge will normally absorb while it’s being used.

Known Issues & Warranty