The 6 Best Car Cooler/Warmers

Updated July 20, 2017 by Tina Morna Freitas

6 Best Car Cooler/Warmers
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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. Why put up with messy ice that melts all over the place when you can enjoy refreshing drinks and fresh food anywhere with one of these car cooler/warmers? Of course, they are also perfect for keeping any meal nice and warm when taking it to a pot luck dinner, on a picnic or when out camping. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best car cooler/warmer on Amazon.

6. Uber Chill

If you are looking for a budget-friendly option that doesn't take up a lot of space, the Uber Chill fits the bill. This space-saving design has 2 cupholders built into the lid, and the warming setting will keep your takeout toasty with just the flip of a switch.
  • removable carrying strap
  • no ac adapter option
  • will not hold more than a 6-pack
Brand Uber Appliance
Model pending
Weight 5 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

5. Cocheer Mini

The Cocheer Mini has a sleek, modern look that will blend nicely with the interior of the most upscale vehicles. It comes with an adjustable shelf, and the refrigerator-like door seals it well enough that it will stay cold for 3 hours without power.
  • weighs less than 10 pounds
  • whisper-quiet fan
  • a bit pricey for the small size
Brand COOCHEER
Model pending
Weight pending
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

4. Wagan EL6224 12V

The Wagan EL6224 12V can keep your foods cool for several hours even when not plugged in and actively cooling, so it's a fine choice to use as both a travel fridge (or warmer) and as a compact cooler for carrying onto the beach or tucking into a canoe.
  • holds four 2 liter bottles
  • uses just 40 watts of power
  • cooling process is slow
Brand Wagan
Model EL6224
Weight 11.9 pounds
Rating 4.4 / 5.0

3. Knox Gear 48

The Knox Gear 48 has the size and appearance of those big party coolers you remember from your youth, with its motor, car adapter and built-in AC adapter conveniently concealed in the lid. This roomy model is tall enough to hold 2 liter bottles.
  • 2 wheels make it easy to move
  • lid seals tightly to prevent leaks
  • fan too loud for camp sleeping
Brand Knox
Model pending
Weight 19.1 pounds
Rating 4.6 / 5.0

2. Black & Decker Travel

The compact Black & Decker Travel offers portable cooling and heating in a unit small enough to sit between two seats. This value-priced option has two front cupholders and is so light you can easily take it with you when you leave the car.
  • zippered side storage pouch
  • heats interior up to 120 degrees
  • convenient carrying strap
Brand BLACK+DECKER
Model TC212B
Weight 10.3 pounds
Rating 4.7 / 5.0

1. Koolatron Kool Kaddy Electric

The Koolatron Kool Kaddy Electric uses a solid state, thermoelectric heat pump that is not affected by tilting or vibrations. With an impressive 36 quart storage capacity, it can easily serve as the only fridge for your RV or camper.
  • cools like a 10 lb block of ice
  • includes optional shelf
  • uses less power than a taillight
Brand Koolatron
Model P75
Weight 15.6 pounds
Rating 4.9 / 5.0

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Last updated on July 20, 2017 by Tina Morna Freitas

Tina Morna Freitas is a writer who lives in Chicago with her family and two cats. She enjoys making and sipping margaritas and aspires to be a crazy cat lady once all the children are grown.


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