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NORCOLD DE-0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer

Model # 5388699Mfg # DE0061R

$1,399.00

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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
 
2.8

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (8)

47%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Holds temperature well (9)
  • 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:
      • Casual cook (7), Avid cook (6)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (17)

    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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    (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

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      After 2 years living aboard, I like it!

                      By Fat Chance

                      from NC

                      About Me Gourmet Chef

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Customizable Shelving
                      • Easy Access
                      • Energy Efficient
                      • Holds Temperature Well
                      • Quiet
                      • Space For Tall Items

                      Cons

                      • Can always use bigger
                      • Lower drawer too flimsy

                      Best Uses

                      • Nice boat frdge

                      Comments about DE 0061 AC/DC Refrigerator/Freezer:

                      This unit has been used 24/7 for over 3 years and no issues. Can't ask for more than that!

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal

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