10 Best Electric Coolers
for November 2022

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Electric coolers offer the best of both worlds: they keep your food and drinks cold without the need for ice. These types of coolers, also known as thermoelectric coolers, or TECs, heat up when plugged in, then cool when in use. They're ideal for keeping food and drinks cold in the summer, providing cooler temperatures than ice (which can melt quickly in the heat).

In the MOOZ Reviews Lab, we put the top 10 electric coolers to the test and evaluated their performance, such as how long it keeps its contents cold, as well as unit features and ease of use, such as how easy it is to reach in to get a drink, twist off the lid, and clean out the interior. We also made sure the coolers delivered as advertised: no leaking, leaks that are easy to fix, and ample cooling power. Here are the top 10 electric coolers to buy in 2022:

Note: you may have noticed that some of the coolers we reviewed are no longer available. We update our lists regularly, but occasional products get discontinued. If you're in the market for a cooler, we recommend checking the current offerings on Amazon and other retailers.

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KOUDERA Electric Portable Cooler and Warmer - Heater for Car and Home (24Liters) Including Extra Long Cables Dual 110V AC Plug for House/Home and 12V / 24V DC Vehicle Plug

KOUDERA Electric Portable and Cooler Warmer

by NINGBO YUTONG ELECTRIC APPLIANCE CO.,LTD
What We like

4.AUTOMATIC LOCKING HANDLE AND EASY TO CARRY: The locking handle will keep the lid tightly sealed, good for keeping the fridge warm or cooling and preserving food in the fridge. Ergonomic handle with compact design make the cooler / warmer easy to carry for even one person alone.

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Product Features

  • 2.Large Capacity-VAST STORAGE SPARE : The large capacity car refrigerator can hold up to about 30 cans of beverage at once - allows storage for your road trip necessities. This is compact size can be stored almost anywhere within your vehicle, then your items can be accessed easily while on the road. The large capacity storage container to heat / warm or cool / chill food or drink anytime.
  • 3.ENERGY-SAVING AND QUIET : The electric cooler / warmer specially built with an energy-efficient thermoelectric cooling / warming system without compressor, to minimize the vibration effect and noise. It operates very quietly, save energy -save money.
  • 1.Portable Cooler and Heater : The car fridge is both an electric cooler and warmer functions. Whether you are travelling on the road or camping in an RV, minivan or camper, it is perfect for you to use it no matter in summer or winter - The electric car cooler range is 18 below ambient temperature in 30 minutes to cool your food - And warm range is 60, it can keep your food warm when you are traveling.
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Coleman PowerChill Hot/Cold Portable Thermoelectric Cooler, 40 Quart

Coleman PowerChill Hot/Cold Thermoelectric Portable Cooler

by The Coleman Company, Inc.
What We like

8-foot power cord allows you to the power the cooler with a car or boat outlet

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Product Features

  • Door opens from either the left or right side to offer added placement flexibility
  • Keeps contents up to 40 degrees colder or warmer than the surroundings
  • Versatile hot/cold thermoelectric cooler keeps food items at an optimal temperature
  • 40-quart capacity holds up to 44 cans
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Igloo Iceless 40 Qt Thermoelectric Cooler, Grey, Model Number: 00040374

Igloo Iceless 40 Thermoelectric Qt Cooler

by Igloo
What We like

Convection cooling - fan circulates cold air, allows plastic bottles to cool as much and as quickly as cans

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Product Features

  • Adjustable food shelf or divider
  • Powered by 12V DC auto plug adapter
  • Cools to 38 DegreeF below ambient temperature
  • Can be used upright like a refrigerator or horizontal like an ice chest
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Ivation Electric Cooler & Warmer |27 Quart (25 L) Portable Thermoelectric Fridge| Includes Carry Handle, 110V AC Home Power Cord & 12V Car Adapter Great for Camping, Travel & Picnics

Ivation Electric Cooler & Warmer

by Ivation
What We like

CHANGE MODES WITH THE FLIP OF A SWITCH | No More Ice Runs! | Innovative Dual-Function Cooler Allows You to Keep Pre-Chilled Beverages Icy Cold or Maintain Heat of Pre-Cooked Foods As Long As You Have Access to an AC or DC Outlet | Includes Built-In Fans & One-Button Hot/Cold Switch for Safe, Effortless Operation

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Product Features

  • 25-LITER INTERIOR COMPARTMENT | Enough Space to Hold Dozens of Bottles, Food Trays, Dishes, To-Go Containers, Refrigerated MedicationsEven 2-L Soda Bottles! | Easy-Clean Design Wipes Down in Seconds & Requires No Costly Maintenance
  • KEEP FOOD & DRINK FRESH ON THE GO | Powerful Thermoelectric Technology Provides Dependable Cooling & Warming for All Your Potables & Perishables | Maintains Drinks Icy Cold at 40F & Maintains Hot Food at 130F. enjoy while While Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Catering, Dining Outdoors, Picnicking, Barbecuing, Road Tripping & So Much More
  • COLLAPSABLE HANDLE FOR COOL PORTABILITY | Bring the Refrigerator & Oven with You! | While an Integrated Handle Easily Extends & Folds Away for Stress-Free Transfer & Tidy Storage | Airtight & Watertight Lid Cover Also Includes Ergonomic Grips for Quick Open/Close Access
  • POWER ADAPTERS FOR HOME & VEHICLE | Complete Travel Cooler System Has You Ready to Transport Food & Drink Supplies Anywhere with a Hideaway AC Power Cord for Standard Wall Outlet & DC Adapter for Plugging into Car/Truck Cigarette Lighter | Be the Life of the Party Whether Youre Indoors, Outside, or On the Move!
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Koolatron P95 12V Travel Saver Electric Cooler and Warmer (45 Quarts/43 Liters)

Koolatron P95 12V Travel Saver Electric and Cooler Warmer (45 Quarts/43 Liters)

by Koolatron
What We like

Portable and durable design- Use in two positions, upright or chest to get the most of your electric cooler; versatile, domed-lid design to accommodate larger items

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Product Features

  • 45 Quart (43 Liters) capacity - Can fit up to 72 cans
  • Iceless thermoelectric technology - This cooler cools to 40F (22C) below the surrounding temperature in cooler mode; use it in warming mode to heat food up to 135F (57C)
  • Plugs into any vehicle's 12 Volt outlet - Ideal portable travel cooler for long road trips, picnics, sports events, and camping
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YAPASPT Electric Car Cooler - Collapsible Soft Cooler Warmer Bag 36-Cans for Lunch Picnic Camping Hiking Beach BBQ Party

YAPASPT Electric Car Cooler

by YAPASPT
What We like

NEW COLLAPSIBLE DESIGN- Only 5.5 thick after folding, save much space for storage easily! And additional storage pockets at each side help you put sundries during your travel.

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Product Features

  • NOTED: The device you are browsing is a Peltier effect thermoelectric cooler. It is NEITHER a refrigerator, NOR a freezer.
  • NEW CAR COOLER- Different from traditional ice packs, it is a mini movable fridge that can be connected to the car for cooling foods and drinks, but more lightweight, soft and convenient. A perfect choice for food/ beverage during a long distance travel.
  • HIGH QUALITY MATERIAL- The exterior coating is made of 600D polyester. The insulation is made of 15 mm polyethylene for great thermal resistance.
  • LARGE CAPACITY- The Cooler bag holds 25 liters (8 gallons) by volume, with a load capacity over 50 pounds, which can hold 36 cans (330ml). It is ideal for camping, hiking, beach BBQs, team building etc.
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Koolatron P25, 12V Portable Electric Cooler (26 Quarts/24 Liters) 31 Cans Capacity - Iceless Thermoelectric Technology, Removable Sliding Shelf, Gray

Koolatron P25, 12V Portable Electric Cooler Quarts/24 (26 Liters) 31 Cans Capacity

by Koolatron
What We like

Removable lid and flip-up locking handle - Designed to be portable and easy to clean

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Product Features

  • Comes with a removable sliding shelf to organize your snacks and drinks
  • Iceless thermoelectric technology - Cools to 40F (22C) below the ambient temperature
  • Plugs into any vehicle's 12 Volt outlet - This portable cooler can be used in your car, truck, SUV, boat, or RV, and is ideal for picnics or a day at the beach
  • 26 Quart (24 Liters) capacity - It can fit up to 31 cans
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Koolatron D25 12V Soft Bag Electric Cooler and Warmer (26 Quarts/24.5 Liters)

Koolatron D25 12V Soft Bag Electric and Cooler Warmer (26 Quarts/24.5 Liters)

by Koolatron
What We like

Soft mesh exterior with durable nylon - Koolatron coolers are built to last and have been proudly made in North America for over 30 years

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Product Features

  • Plugs into any vehicle's 12 Volt outlet - Compact size ideal for all vehicles, boats, or RVs
  • 26 Quart (24.5 Liters) capacity - Can fit up to 34 cans
  • Easy carry handles and zippered pockets - Maximum portability and plenty of extra storage pockets
  • Iceless thermoelectric technology - Cools to 40F (22C) below the ambient temperature; heats to approximately 135F (57C) in warming mode
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Coleman 40-Quart PowerChill Thermoelectric Cooler with Power Cord, Black/Silver

Coleman 40-Quart PowerChill Thermoelectric with Cooler Power Cord

by Coleman
What We like

xterior dimensions: 2175"L x 15"W x 17125"H

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Product Features

  • Use in 2 positions, upright or chest Patented, adjustable door opens on right or left side
  • Capacity: 44 cans plus snacks Cools to 40 degrees Fahrenheit below surrounding temperature
  • Portable thermoelectric cooler plugs into a cigarette lighter or a wall outlet 120V power supply included
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28 Qt Portable Car Cooler and Warmer Electric Refrigerator Ice Chest Fridge Cooling & Warming With AC/DC Thermoelectric System suits Cars,Truck,Suv,Rv for Home Work Hotel Trip,Camping,Fishing,Picnic

ZenStyle 28 Qt Portable Car Cooler and Warmer Electric Refrigerator Chest Ice Fridge Cooling & Warming With AC/DC Thermoelectric System suits Cars

by ZENSTYLE
What We like

MultipurposeThe warm and cool organizer is not just for drinks during car travel.It can refrigerate or warm breast milk for baby.Or be used for the storage of drugs or cosmetics,like insulin and perfume.It can also be placed at home and used as a small household appliance.The machine has more features waiting for you to explore.

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  • Light & Large CapacityThe case is made of PP material.Light and smooth.Not easy to get wet corrosion.Max capacity is 26L.Tall enough to hold 2-liter bottles upright(at least 24 cans and can hold more without ice).There is no need to worry about insufficient storage space,it can even meet the entire demand for the people in the SUV.
  • Intelligent DesignThe ergonomic exterior design of the cooling and warming fridge will not affect any driving experience.The motor is nearly silent with 25 dB,only take a soft level of noise.The top handle is locked towards the back and is open to the front.You can pick it up without any effort whille the weight is distracted.The panel is also simple to operate,just turn switch to cold,hot,off.
  • Efficient Heat InsulationThe polyurethane foam insulation layer matched with the sealing strip to prevent heat from entering and releasing.The built-in fan can make cooling and heating more efficient.It can reach 68 below the surrounding temperature in the cooling status.And reach 122 to 149 during the heating process.The ice chest is not with compressor and the refrigerant.So it is also environmentally friendly and without any pollution.
  • How great it is when you enjoy an iced drink during the torridity summer or have hot milk/coffee to take away the chill in the cold winter.Our ZENSTYLE car cooler and warmer will help you to realize these two goals.It allows drivers to save money and time by having meals inside the vehicle and eliminate stops for fast food during road trips.It is the most reliable car friend.

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