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NORCOLD DE-0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer

Model # 5388699Mfg # DE0061R

$1,349.99

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Product Description

You’ll have all the luxuries of home onboard!

The DE-0061 features a flush-mount self-venting design, improved cooling efficiency resulting in a low amp draw, an exceptionally quiet, hermetically sealed compressor, top-mounted controls and the addition of an interior light. The dual voltage design runs on 120V AC shore power at the dock and automatically switches to 12V or 24V DC when the boat is underway. Replaces the DE-461, DE-561 and DE-560. Complete installations require a set of exterior door panels, sold separately (Model 5388582). Black acrylic trim.

  • Power Requirements: 0.9A @ 120V AC; 3.5A @ 12V DC; 2.2A @ 24V D
  • Capacity: 7.0cu.ft.
  • Interior Organization: Adjustable shelves and bins
  • Case Material: Reflective insulation board
  • Door: Right hinged; Reversible
  • Overall Size: 53-3/4"H x 24-1/2"W x 24"D
  • Cutout Size: 52-7/8"H x 23-1/4"W x 23-3/4"D
  • Weight: 105lb.
  • Warranty: Two years

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NorcoldDE 0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer
 
2.9

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Holds temperature well (10)
  • Attractive (7)
  • Energy efficient (6)
  • Space for tall items (5)
  • Quiet (4)

Cons

  • Noisy (8)
  • Flimsy shelves (5)
  • Not cold enough (5)
  • Unreliable (4)
  • Limited shelving options (3)

Best Uses

      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cook (7), Casual cook (7)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (18)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome Unit

    Just replace my old Norcold with this new unit. I must say that by reading most of the reviews, people are not talking about this new model but the older models. The new...Read complete review

    Just replace my old Norcold with this new unit. I must say that by reading most of the reviews, people are not talking about this new model but the older models. The new Norcold has the Danfoss compressor, uses very little power, is very quiet and can keep the refrigerator around 38 degrees on the mid setting. I have had it installed in my 38 Bayliner for 4 years now. We use it year round. Needs defrosting about twice a year. Has a good size freezer and a light.

    I also really like the flush mounting and the fact that it breaths through vents in the front at the top and bottom.

    A very good purchase.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Last Norcold for me

    I selected this unit to replace the older 0041 model. The very first thing I noticed was how noisy it was. It was so bad I thought it was broken. Norcold advertises that...Read complete review

    I selected this unit to replace the older 0041 model. The very first thing I noticed was how noisy it was. It was so bad I thought it was broken. Norcold advertises that the compressor (the part of the cooling unit on the outside) is quiet, and it is. The part they don`t advertise is how noisy the condenser is (the part of the cooling unit on the inside). Well on my 45' boat with the frig in a separate cabin it can keep me up at night it's so loud.

    It also stopped running on DC power on anything less than 12vdc even though it should run down to 10.7 vdc. I had to have this repaired by an authorized Norcold repair station. Apparently Norcold does not yet have a repair manual for this unit and three visits latter after changing several parts it now seems to be cooling on DC but still as noisy as ever.

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    (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    rebutal to negative reviews

    By Jon B

    from Sacramento Delta, CA.

    About Me Avid Cook

    Pros

    • Holds Temperature Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boat

      Comments about DE 0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

      We have a 7.0 cu ft Norcold on our boat. Same size at the DE0061 but different model # as it is 24 years old. Can't comment about the previous owners use but we have run this unit 24/7 since April of 2005. It must be defrosted as it is not a frost free model. With the thermostat set about mid point the fridge hovers around 38-40 degrees F and the freezer keeps stuff rock hard. On the hook it will suck the batteries down but that is physics. I wrote this because no one rights reviews unless they have had problems and I have no affiliation with the manufacture.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Good product

      By Billylll

      from Little Egg, NJ

      About Me Casual Cook

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Energy Efficient
      • Holds Temperature Well
      • Space For Tall Items

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Low Current Draw
      • Quiet
      • Reliable Boat Fridge

      Comments about DE 0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

      I read others negatives about the DE0061 and wonder if I have a different product. Mine has been great since the day it was installed about 5 years ago.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      NEVERCOLD

      By Yachtmaster

      from Marina Del Rey, California

      About Me Gourmet Chef

      Pros

        Cons

        • Noisy
        • Not Energy Efficient

        Best Uses

          Comments about DE 0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

          It is very Loud in the Salon and it is running most of the time.
          Good Yacht builders never use Nevercold.
          Drains my battery bank. I have a 1000Ah 8 deep cycle 6 volt golf cart battery bank. New batteries @ 13.25Volts to start with down 50% by morning.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Norcold DE0061R

          By Pacific Time

          from Gig Harbor, WA

          About Me Avid Cook

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Less expensive

          Cons

          • Flimsy Shelves
          • Noisy
          • Not Energy Efficient
          • Poor Layout

          Best Uses

          • Small Kitchens

          Comments about DE 0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

          I bought this DE0061R to replace my old Norcold which lasted 20 years. This newer model is just plain noisy. It clicks and groans and wheezes all the time. If I did not have to heave it out of my boat again I would replace it in a heart beat. I do not believe this unit will last 10 years let alone 20.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          very disapointed

          By fitz

          from marathon florida

          About Me Avid Cook

          Pros

            Cons

            • Not Cold Enough
            • Unreliable

            Best Uses

            • none

            Comments about DE 0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

            had unit for 3 years. replaced both door latches($100), fridge door(300). has to be set at highest temp setting to maintain temp. will never buy another norcold product!!!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Last Norcold for me

            By Frig Man

            from Discovery Bay, CA

            Pros

            • Has a light
            • Thermostat on the top now

            Cons

            • Door latches poor quality
            • Limited Shelving Options
            • Noisy

            Best Uses

              Comments about DE 0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

              I selected this unit to replace the older 0041 model. The very first thing I noticed was how noisy it was. It was so bad I thought it was broken. Norcold advertises that the compressor (the part of the cooling unit on the outside) is quiet, and it is. The part they don`t advertise is how noisy the condenser is (the part of the cooling unit on the inside). Well on my 45' boat with the frig in a separate cabin it can keep me up at night it's so loud.

              It also stopped running on DC power on anything less than 12vdc even though it should run down to 10.7 vdc. I had to have this repaired by an authorized Norcold repair station. Apparently Norcold does not yet have a repair manual for this unit and three visits latter after changing several parts it now seems to be cooling on DC but still as noisy as ever.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Decent boat frig

              By Rag sailor, gone to the dark side.

              from San Diego, Ca

              About Me Casual Cook

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Energy Efficient
              • Holds Temperature Well
              • Quite

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about DE 0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

                  Purchased to replace a 20 yr old Norcold with sling compressors. The old unit was very noisy. This new one with Danfros compressor is very quite. The fan makes more noise than the compressor.

                  Installation required a few tweaks. But hey, it goes on a boat. Nothing is standard!
                  The Admiral likes it (wife). Biggest issue, she would like more refrig space & less freezer. And yes, the plastic drawher is very flimsy .

                  Works great off 12Vdc, reasonable power draw.

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Poor quality fit and finish

                  By Bruce

                  from Discovery Bay, CA

                  About Me Casual Cook

                  Pros

                  • Holds Temperature Well

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy Shelves
                  • Noisy
                  • Poor exterior finish

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about DE 0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

                    This was a replacement for a failed 10 year old Norcold and required significant dismantling of my Mainship to bring to salon. If you want left side hinges, be prepared for a lengthy job to modify.
                    Unit is quite noisy and exterior fit and finish on front are a digrace. I wouldn't buy again.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    gets cold fast and is very quiet

                    By ShyBeaver

                    from Bucktown, PA

                    About Me Casual Cook

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Customizable Shelving
                    • Has built in drain tube
                    • Holds Temperature Well
                    • Quiet
                    • Space For Tall Items

                    Cons

                    • Door panels should be inc

                    Best Uses

                    • Perfect replacement

                    Comments about DE 0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

                    bought this product to replace my old Norcold that went bad. the install was easy and fit perfectly. was able to use exact same mounting holes. very quiet unit!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal

                    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again

                    By Angela

                    from Maryland

                    About Me Casual Cook

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Holds Temperature Well
                    • Quiet

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about DE 0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

                        West Marine has outstanding service.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal

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