Dometic CFX Portable FridgeFreezer Wins Best Overall Tailgate Product Award at National Hardware Show

The high-performance CFX Series is honored for its unique approach to ice-free cooling, high-performance freezing and refrigeration, and rugged construction.

 Louisville, Ky. – May 12, 2015Dometic Group, provider of leisure products for the RV, motor home, truck, automotive and marine markets, today announced that the Dometic CFX Series of Portable Refrigerators & Freezers won the Best Overall Tailgate Product Award from Tailgater Magazine & the National Hardware Show. The CFX Series, on display for the first time at this year’s National Hardware Show last week, was honored for its unique approach to ice-free cooling, high-performance freezing and refrigeration, and rugged construction.

cfx1“The CFX looks like a cooler, but is actually a powerful refrigerator/freezer that runs on 120V AC, 12V DC or 24V DC power. The CFX Series – stress-tested in the hottest, most remote areas of Australia’s outback – was developed for those who need extreme cooling in places where ice is not readily accessible,” said Derek Laninga, Dometic America’s Director of Sales for Retail. “With no ice to buy and no watery mess to clean up afterwards, the CFX is a great fit for tailgaters, as well as outdoor recreationists and RVers.”

The CFX Series comes in several models. The CFX-65DZ, the top of the line, is a dual-zone unit that offers 42 liters of fridge space and 19 liters of freezer space, which function simultaneously. The fridge compartment fits 60 cans and up to a standard wine bottle. It comes with two baskets, a divider to separate the freezer and fridge zones, and a lid for the freezer compartment. The other models, the CFX-35, 40, 50 and 65, are single-zone units that can be used either as a portable refrigerator or as a freezer. They range in capacity from 35 to 65 liters, including a dairy compartment.

fb2All CFX models come with a soft-touch digital thermostat. A quick-chill turbo function runs compressors at maximum performance until desired temperatures are reached, from -8ºF to 50ºF. Once the temperature is reached, the CFX draws just 1 amp of power consumption to maintain the temperature. The thermostat memory retains preset temperatures even after being turned off. Rugged construction includes heavy-duty stainless steel hinges and strong latches, drop-down spring-loaded handles, removable baskets, detachable and reversible lids, a USB port for charging small electronic devices and a separate dairy compartment. AC and DC power cords are also included.

The CFX Series models are available at retail stores and online.

“Dometic is deeply honored that Tailgater magazine and the National Hardware Show organizers have recognized the CFX Series, a unique product that makes the most of Dometic’s pioneering mobile cooling technology. Many coolers can either be portable, or make and help keep their contents cold, but the CFX does both,” said Doug Curtis, VP of Marketing, Dometic Americas. “With a freezing temperature all the way down to -8ºF, Dometic’s CFX Series represents another milestone in mobile refrigeration.”

For downloadable photos of the CFX Series, visit this link. This press release is available at For ongoing information on Dometic products and developments, visit the company’s website and social media channels at, and @DometicRV.

About Dometic
Dometic Group is a customer-driven, world-leading provider of leisure products for the RV, motor home, automotive, truck, marine and lodging markets. Dometic supplies the industry and aftermarket with a complete range of air conditioners, refrigerators, awnings, cookers, sanitation systems, lighting, mobile power equipment, comfort and safety solutions, windows, doors and other equipment that make leisure life more comfortable away from home. Dometic Group supplies a wide range of workshop equipment for service and maintenance of built-in air conditioning. Dometic Group also provides specially designed refrigerators for hotel rooms, offices and wine storage. Dometic’s products are sold in almost 100 countries and are produced mainly in wholly owned production facilities around the world. Dometic has approximately 6,000 employees. For more information about Dometic Americas, visit

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Patty Buchanan

Fastlane Communications for Dometic

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Dometic Marketing Contact:

Doug Curtis

Vice President, Marketing

Dometic Group Americas

(954) 633-3110


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