“ Stylish Husky HUS-KN79 Stella Artois personal beer refrigerator finished with the livery of your favourite tipple. A real refrigerator capable of cooling down to 1 degree C, the Husky chiller is a great addition to any household - no more struggling for space in the fridge, and ideal for BBQs and parties. Keep your Stella chilled to perfection in your very own Husky chiller. „
My Mum and Dad originally bought my brother the Husky Stella Artois Drinks Chiller for Christmas about three years ago now. However, when he moved out and didn't have room for the fridge we moved it into the garage and it's been there ever since for keeping additional drinks cold without the need to fill the fridge with bottles and cans.
The chiller currently sells for about £130, at the time we bought it though it was much more expensive. It's available at a few different places but Argos does stock it and they have a few others in the range with Budweiser and Guiness branding on the sides as well as this Stella model.
The fridge is definitely one for the lads, with the Stella Artois logo on the door of the glass door of the fridge and a glass of Stella being poured on the side. The fridge is a really decent size at H52, W44, D47cm; it has a 48 litre capacity. There's plenty of room inside the fridge, although there's only one internal shelf, drinks can also be placed onto the bottom of the fridge. In my experience the fridge can hold about 30 cans of lager/ beer or 12 bottles of wine or spirits.
The fridge is great for Christmas and New Year, when additional fridge storage is needed for drinks or bits of food. We also tend to use this a lot for BBQ's as we can keep all the drinks nice and cold without people going into the main fridge to get a drink out or having drinks sitting on a table. The fridge has a temperature range of from 5 to 15°C; I've always found drinks from the fridge to be cold enough. The fridge is great as it can be turned off when not in use and is ready to be stocked up after a few hours. The fridge is also very quiet whilst it's on and the door tends to close on its own so there's no danger of all the contents getting warm
I'd definitely recommend the Husky Stella Artois Drinks Chiller to anyone in need of some additional fridge storage. The branding means it's unlikely you'll want to keep this in the kitchen but it's great for in the garage or in a lad's bedroom or a games room. A decent price for a decent product.
We was given this fridge by a family member who didn't have the space for it due to moving house. I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth so i accepted, we needed more fridgespace with christmas coming up so i was very pleased to receive this.
If im honest it doesnt really get that cold, its not a bad little fridge but i wouldnt want to drink a drink from it- as they just dont get cold enough. If it was to be stacked as the display photo, they would deffinately not go that cold!
We use it for things like fruit and veg, aswell as eggs etc. I wont lie it has proved invaluable to us, however i just wouldnt like to drik a beer from it! I'm the type of person that likes my beer to be ice cold, warm beer just puts me off drinkng and the last thing you want on a warm day is a warm beer.
Overall i would say this is great if you dont intend to use it for drinks and as a second fridge. If you really want a decent beer fridge pay the extra £20 or so and buy a decent little larder fridge!
I wanted a little fridge for when I had barbecue's in the summer months. The kitchen fridge never has enough room for a few beers and I thought I could just turn this on and have it in the back garden when I needed it. One of the main reasons I bought it is because it is a real fridge rather than a thermo-electric chiller which take forever to cool drinks. I had one of the really tiny ones that you can literally fit about 3 small cans into and they take an age to cool anything, their capacity is pathetic and they are very very noisy.
The Husky cools things in exactly the same way as a normal kitchen fridge, only this is smaller. Also, the door closes on its own. You might not think that is anything to write about, but it makes sure you dont accidently leave the door open on a hot summers day, not that we get many of those in England! What i find is that I can fit a few cases of beer into it and that can last all day without having to restock it. The only problems I found were the expense and the shelf arrangement. It can be hard to store a mixture of bottles and cans, more notches to put the shelf on more of a variety of heights would help.
You can pick up full kitchen fridges for similar money, but this one is easy to move about and when im not using it I can just put it out of the way. All I need now are some hot summers weekends to put it to more regular use!
I have had one of these for around 2 years, and primarily use it as a second fridge for storing the cans in. It is also ideal for taking camping, as it is relatively small and lightweight.
The usual selling price of these units is around the £100 mark, although I paid £69 in a special offer at Asda.
The first thing I will say about this unit is that it is not comparable to a normal fridge in that it does not keep things as cool, particularly in the warmer summer months. I would call it a chiller as opposed to a fridge.
The most obvious feature of the Husky is it's appearance; most of the ones you see on sale have the Stella Artios Livery, as in the picture. You can get them in other brands livery, such as Budweiser, although these are less widely available and will cost you more as a result. With it's grey finish and clear glass door it is a good looking item which does not stand out too much in most people's homes.
One poor feature of the design is that there are no vents on either the sides or top of the unit, meaning hot air cannot escape and causes the sides and top to get quite hot. I would have thought this also contributes to the unit's inability to reach particularly cold temperatures.
Inside the fridge there are 2 metal shelves for storing your tins on. There is also an optional light with on/off switch and a dial for controlling the temperature setting.
As I have said, we often use ours for camping. In this instance the Husky is very handy as it is relatively small and light, and is also very quiet.
Overall, this is ideal as a second chiller, but just don't expect to be able to use it as your main fridge!
I got my fridge about a year ago from Argos at £89, which was cheap at the time. I got it primarily to put in my bedroom to store beer, other drinks and food away from the rest of the family. Its pretty big and does store quite a lot of drinks in it, but the shelf arrangement in it is pretty poor. You cant store bottles, stood up, on the bottom because the shelf is too low. So you move it to a higher level, which then compromises the amount of room you have at the top for cans. If the shelf was manufactured slightly differently, so that you could fit large cans and bottles at the bottom stood up, it would be almost faultless.
Another slight niggle is the noise; if put on a wooden floor, it rattles and makes quite a loud noise when its cooling. Thats around once every half hour or so, so not too bad. But can get noisy at times in the middle of the night, so I would suggest probably not a great idea to put it in a bedroom. In an office, or in the kitchen as a second fridge, this is the ideal fridge and I would still recommend this to anyone!
I bought this Stella Artois Beer fridge for my husband for Christmas 2007. It fits quite a few cans in and fits nicely in our living room. At the time i bought it, it was reasonably priced at about £100 on a special offer. Although I am not sure how much they retail for now they are a bit older. But definately worth the £100 I paid.
It makes a slight humming noise when it is chilling, but then all refridgerators do, so why would a miniture one be any different. It has the Stella logo on the door and either side and is a nice silver colour. There is a shelf to stack cans on, and a smaller area below which fits about half the ammount of cans as the top shelf does. The Stella Artois fridge chills the beers down to 1 degree C, perfect temperature for a nice beer in front of the footy eh lads?
If you are looking for a mini fridge, there is nothing wrong for this one. It has 6 levels of chilling, and in winter it uses very little power. Its good enough to chill anything you would put in a normal fridge and is great and keeping drinks ice cold. Its small enough to fit under a desk (Its where mine is right now) and is surprisingly spacious I fit milk, quite a few drinks and some food in there.
The only down side would be that it recommends to be left on at all times and frequent turning on and off could damage it. Also as it is stella it doesnt appeal to all of us.