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Dometic Kerosene Refrigerator

Item #RK400B
3 reviews
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Today's Price: $1,899.00
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Solid brass Aladdin #23 burner is proven over years of use. No thermostat - set flame manually to control temperature. Fuel tank holds 2.5 gal. Plus $175 for freight.

Note: The refrigerator will ship by semi truck to a freight terminal near your home. The freight is prepaid with the order. Please click here for freight information.

The name on this product has changed from Servel to Dometic. The company and products are exactly the same - only the name has changed.

Dometic Kerosene Refrigerator

<p>Solid brass Aladdin #23 burner is proven over years of use. No thermostat - set flame manually to control temperature. Fuel tank holds 2.5 gal. Plus $175 for freight.</p><p><span style="color: rgb(40, 112, 255);"><em><strong>Note:</strong> The refrigerator will ship by semi truck to a freight terminal near your home. The freight is prepaid with the order. Please click here for freight information.</em></span></p><p><em>The name on this product has changed from Servel to Dometic. The company and products are exactly the same - only the name has changed.</em></p>dometic, gas refrigerator, servel, kersosene refrigerator
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DOMETIC KEROSENE REFRIGERATOR DESCRIPTION
RK400 Kerosene
Total Capacity 8.0 cu. ft. *
Shelf Space 11.55 sq. ft.
Freezer Capacity 1.6 cu. ft.
Freezer Shelves 3.78 sq. ft.
Dimensions 70½"H x 23"W x 26½"D
Interior dimensions
Freezer 13"H x 17"W x 13;"D
Refrigerator 36½"H x 19"W x 15"D
Clearance Required 16" Top
Weight 230 lbs. shipping, 189 lbs net.
Energy Consumption
Fuel 1.5 - 1.75 gal/wk
Max burner output 2200 BTU
120 volt electric Not Applicable
*AGA-approved figure gives the actual amount of usable
food storage space. Because electric refrigerators are
permitted to overstate capacity, it is comparable to a
10 cubic foot electric refrigerator.

Customer Reviews of Dometic Kerosene Refrigerator
Product Rating: 4.7 out of 5.0(3 reviews)
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- 8/14/2012
said: Jim
"We love our kerosene fridge. It took only 4 hours to get cold.Freezer is now 8 below and fridge is 30 degree.Nothing in it yet. Runs on very little kerosene. We got it for power outages and all the extra food when getting ready for the holidays. It will be perfect. So far, so good! Thanks for selling them!!"
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- 7/28/2009
said: James Upson
"We ordered a propane refrigerator last year - to be shipped to Canada - simple, efficient, great service, and great refrigerator!"
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- 1/28/2015
said: Fr. Cassian Sibley
"My wife and I moved into an eco-cottage a couple of years ago and needed an off the grid option for refrigeration. I was raised in Africa, and was familiar with kerosene refrigerators, and so we ordered one from Lehman's. On the up side, the refrigerator is very good at keeping things cold and, in the freezer compartment, frozen. We have no complaints about the mechanical functioning of our unit, and while the refrigerator is a little on the small size, in comparison to a regular refrigerator, it is laid out quite functionally. With respect to kerosene usage, it is quite efficient. It is quiet, and will serve us for many years. Temperature on this thing isn't an exact science, but once you get the hang of raising and lowering the wick precisely, it isn't hard to keep things in the correct temperature zone. So why not give it five stars? Well, to begin with, it is not user friendly. To refill with kerosene, light, trim the wick, replace the wick, and so forth, one must pull the whole refrigerator out from the wall fare enough to get entirely behind it, and the kerosene tank must then be pulled out behind the fridge to access the lamp or to refill the tank, which makes the whole procedure klunky, and takes up a lot of space - something that is at a premium in our kitchen, and might make this fridge entirely inappropriate for someone elderly or for some women. There is also no close to the floor pull handle for moving the fridge, which results in the very real possibility of tipping the fridge while moving it. Secondly, the wicks for the fridge are ridiculously expensive (they are imported from England, and Lehman's price at almost $19 is typical), and one must always have a supply of them on hand. In particular, if one doesn't raise and trim the wick frequently enough (via the rigamorole already described), it can "stick" to the brass lamp unit, and tear, requiring immediate replacement, and generally requiring a complete removal, scraping and cleaning of the lamp unit, all of which suggests that the wicks are actually just a tad too tight for the unit. Moreover, in two years, we have had to replace the glass once, and the riser twice. Again, if these parts were available at a local hardware store, this would be no issue, but we have been without a fridge for as long as a week because we did not have an extra of something on hand and had to wait for its delivery by mail. If Lehman's had a reasonably priced American supplier of wicks for this baby, and if regular fridge maintenance could be conducted from the front of the unit, it would be a thing of beauty and a joy (nearly) forever. As it is, if you live off the grid and have a reasonably large kitchen, it is very good. If not, you might want to stick with your electric or propane unit."
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