Coleman Thermoelectric 12V Ice Chest Review

A lot of coolers end up making a huge mess because of melted ice and water, sweating in warmer temperatures, amongst others. Not to mention what happens if you run out of ice and the water starts getting warm. There is a better way to have your cooler, and less mess. The Coleman PowerChill is an electric ice chest that allows you to skip the messier side of having a cooler.

Coleman PowerChill Thermoelectric Electric Ice Chest Features

The Coleman thermoelectric cooler is a 40qt capacity cooler that can hold up to 44 cans plus snacks. It can be used the same way you would use a traditional chest style cooler or you can turn it so that it is a small, upright refrigerator. Either way, it has the ability to keep all of its contents up to 40 degrees below the surrounding temperature. The lid can also be converted to open from the left or the right side, when you have it standing upright.

Coleman PowerChill Thermoelectric Cooler

This Coleman plug in cooler comes with a one year limited warranty against failures. This electric ice chest was made in the USA though it does combine foreign components.

Coleman Plug In Cooler AdapterThe motor in it is powered by a 12 volt vehicle outlet. If you want to use it in your home or dorm room, you can do so using a standard 110 volt outlet which is a separate adaptor that you can purchase.

This plug in cooler has tray shelves to help keep the contents of your cooler organized, regardless of which position you are using it in. This makes it an even better option for a portable electric cooler, because no matter where your travels take you, you will not have to deal with an unorganized mess.

It is ideal for all types of settings, including camping out in an RV, by the lake with your SUV, car or truck, and even in offices or dorms. Especially because it is only 21.75x15x17.125 inches. This ensures that it will fit where you need it.


  • WhiteThermoelectricVariety of Uses
  • Limited Warranty and 30 Day Returns
  • Easily Keeps Contents Organized
  • Affordability
  • Compact Size


  •  Plugs do sometimes overheat and burn up
  • After extended use, the fan may get noisy

Overall Coleman Thermoelectric PowerChill Review

Coleman PowerChill ReviewColeman as a whole, has created many coolers that some people choose over all others. The Coleman electric coolers are also a force to be reckoned with in the cooler industry. As to whether it is the best thermoelectric cooler available, the owner reviews are varied. Most people agree that they do keep items nice and cold, but if the weather outside or the room temperature is extremely hot, it may not be suitable for your needs. It is an electric cooler, not a refrigerator. Therefore, whether it is a good option for you or not, it depends on what you want to do with it. If you simply want something to keep your colds colder, it will work great. Read More Owner Reviews⇒