Metabo KB 18 BL 18V Cordless Cooler 600791420

Makita wasn’t the only power tool brand to recently come out with a battery powered cooler that actually cools its internal contents, and the other brand to do so is Metabo which offers a more “budget” friendly model with their KB 18 BL 18V Cordless Cooler 600791420.

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The Metabo 18V cooler is not just lower priced than Makita’s coming in at $179 as a baretool, it’s also smaller too at a 5.55 gallon capacity (21 liters) but still a good size for a personal cooler. As you can see in the image above, it’s small, not the smallest but still very portable and with a top handle for easy transport.

Metabo says it has active cooling, no mention of how it cools but it has a max cooling output of 62.7 °F (17 °C) which isn’t exactly the coldest but it is great that it does actively cool and that’s thanks to its brushless motor. The average fridge temperature is lower at around 40°F or lower according to a quick Google search. So it’s not going to cool as cold as a regular fridge but throw in some ice and turn the cooling on to keep items cool. Not only can it cool your food and drink but it can also warm them too with a max warming temp of 140 °F (60 °C).

There are several other features. It has an optional EcoMode that lets it run longer, it is stackable with any other metaBOX, has a sliding mesh partition, comes with a bottle opener of course, locking lid, and can run on three modes of power: Metabo 18V battery packs or CAS partners batteries, on AC with an electric cord, and 12V DC for use in a vehicle.

This makes it an interesting option for those in the Metabo 18V system who want a roomy personal cooler with the ability to actively cool and warm its contents. It is available now.

  • Ingenious cordless cooler for active cooling or warming off the grid – anywhere and any time.
  • Three to choose from: operate with 18 volt battery packs from Metabo or CAS partners, electric cord or 12V vehicle cable.
  • Powerful brushless motor with optional EcoMode for even longer run times in battery operation.
  • Optimal interior dimensions, even suitable for large 1.5 liter PET bottles.
  • With sliding mesh partition to keep the cooler organized.
  • Securely lock the lid by swiveling the handle forward.
  • Practical bottle opener at the left corner of the cooler.
  • Integrated storage for the two included connection cables.
  • Stackable on any new metaBOX.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Battery Voltage 18V
  • Max. Cooling Output at Ambient Temperature 62.6 °F (17 °C)
  • Max. Warming Temperature 140 °F (60 °C)
  • Volume 5.55 gallons (21 L)


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Jason Holowicki

Nice size and layout for this cooler. But 62 degrees is room temperature! This is not really a cooler. Looks like a thermostatic style/piece of junk version. They should have charged more by actually putting in an actual compressor and made it a true ridge/cooler. I would have been willing to pay double the price if they would have made it a real cooler, like Makita, or other portable cooler refrigerators already available on the market that you can just run off of any cordless batteries with a simple inverter.