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The Pol Roger Edition

Pol Roger selects Blastcool as its official partner for outdoor cooling and is proud to announce the XP1 Champagne Edition. To celebrate the launch, the cooler comes equipped with two wine shelves, two flat shelves and 6 bottles of Brut Réserve.

The specially designed wine shelves are equipped with adjustable support saddles that enable the storage of bottles of varying diameters. This means that slim wine bottles can be accommodated alongside larger diameter champagne bottles, thereby maximising capacity. Use a picture of the Pol Roger cabinet please.

Spoga+Gafa 2022

Blastcool will be exhibiting at Spoga+Gafa, on the 19th – 21st June 2022. It’s the largest garden fair in the World. Come and visit us and experience the quality of our coolers in person.

Find us in Hall 8.1 at stand D21

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New Restrictions in force for HFC Refrigerants

From January 2020, the EU has banned the sale of appliances that use HFC refrigerants with a Global Warming Potential (GWP) of greater than 2500. This affects refrigerant gasses such as R404a, commonly found in ice making machines for example. The good news is that Blastcool is not affected because the refrigerant we use is a natural hydrocarbon called R600a which has a GWP value of only 3. As such it is classed as having “negligible” global warming potential.

Less well known is that the insulation foam also contains a potentially harmful gas, but here again, Blastcool use a gas called Cyclopentane which also has negligible GWP.

It’s good to know that if you are buying Blastcool, not only are you up to date with the latest standards but that you are making a choice that is considerate of the environment. At the end of life of the cabinet, a Blastcool can be fully recycled providing it is done by a professional refrigeration recycling centre.

Blastcool reports orders at Spoga-Gafa 2019 in Cologne

Blastcool welcomed a record number of visitors to its stand at the Spoga show in Cologne, Germany where it exhibited its latest range of outdoor refrigeration. The fair is focussed on the fast-growing outdoor living consumer market segment and Blastcool was present in the BBQ and outdoor kitchen zone.

Visitors were impressed by the display showing an XP1 fridge being “rained” on by a series of water jets and this highlighted the IP24 ingress rating that has been awarded to it by leading independent testing house,  SGS. The new Extremis range is the only one of its kind to use marine Grade 316 stainless steel in its exterior construction and its ability to chill bottles to perfection, even in 43°C heat, is now well known.

Sales Director Naomi Wynn commented:

“Dealers came to the stand to place orders for immediate sale to their customers and also for display within their showrooms. The popularity of the Blastcool range is evident and I would like to say a huge thanks to all our customers who support us so well.”

 

Featured on ITV’s ‘Love Your Garden’

Alan Titchmarsh has featured the Blastcool XP1 outdoor fridge in the programme “Love your Garden”. The XP1 is independently approved for outdoor use and can survive wind, rain, summer heat and winter cold.

It can safely store all the food and drinks you need to get the party started and continue long into a summer’s evening.

O2 Arena chooses Blastcool for rooftop bar

One of London’s most famous landmarks, the O2 Arena, has chosen Blastcool for the provision of cold drinks to customers who have achieved the climb to the top. Whilst on the viewing deck, a glass of champagne is chosen by many to celebrate a special occasion or just to enjoy whilst taking in the spectacular 360 degree view of London.

A glass of Lanson is best served chilled so the O2 management selected a Blastcool outdoor fridge because of the exposed location, but getting it to the top was a challenge all of its own. The XP1 weighs 64 kilos but, unlike the enthusiastic guests, it proved very reluctant to leave the ground! Three specially trained staff carefully hauled the cabinet up the 28 degree incline, 1250 feet to the viewing platform.  Electricians arranged for a safe, IP rated power supply to the cabinet and the unit itself was anchored to the deck.

The Blastcool XP 1 is ideal for the location because it has been designed to be operated outdoors in searing 43 degree heat as well as being able to withstand a cold British winter. The XP1 surface material is marine grade AISI 316 grade stainless steel, so it will retain its professional good looks without deterioration. Blastcool’s Managing Director, Edward Jonas commented:

“The location on top of the O2 is not only spectacular but it also showcases the ability of the Blastcool range to withstand whatever the elements are likely to throw at it. The exposed location is a great test of the weatherproof design and the power of the refrigeration.”

Outdoor Entertaining demands 5-star serving standards

Gone are the days when a black plastic bin could be re-deployed as a makeshift beer cooler. According to outdoor cooling specialists Blastcool, things have moved on and we have all come to expect the same high service standards that are achieved by top quality bars, hotels and restaurants. Nowadays it seems, no outdoor entertaining area is complete without a purpose built outdoor refrigerator.

So what makes an outdoor refrigerator so special and different from an ordinary, run-of-the mill indoor one?

“Well for one thing they are safe to be rained on and splashed with water” says Blastcool MD Edward Jonas.

“All our appliances have been designed and independently tested by leading international test house SGS. They put the cabinet in test chamber and spray it with water from various directions and it will only pass if it stays electrically safe throughout. It’s what’s known as an IP rating and SGS rated our range with a 4 on the water ingress scale, which is more than sufficient for outdoor use. Other ratings such as 5 or 6 relate to deluges, power washing and submersion, none of which are necessary for our customers. We believe it’s crucial that the rating is backed up by independent testing so that our customers can have confidence that the Approval is secure and genuine.

Another factor in outdoor cooling is the outside heat and also, but less commonly thought about, the cold. The XP series can withstand heat of up to 43C and still provide ice cold drinks and, during the winter, the appliance can be left in cold conditions of -25C without its components suffering damage. An indoor cooler simply wouldn’t make the grade, even if it wasn’t lethally unsafe deployed outside.”

Add to this the fact that the glass door has a heater to keep it clear of condensation on high humidity days, that the metalwork is marine grade stainless steel to prevent rusting even in salt spray environments, and it’s easy to see why Blastcool claim they have developed the ultimate outdoor refrigerator.

Blastcool at The Chelsea Flower Show

A Blastcool model GSP0 was on display at Chelsea Flower Show courtesy of Silverland Stone (www.silverlandstone.co.uk). High quality natural stone paviours enhance the appearance of any outside space and Silverland have a magnificent range of options from which to choose.

A highlight of their display was the Blastcool Outdoor refrigerator model GSP0 which at just 500mm wide, is the narrowest cabinet in the range. Fully approved for outdoor use, the GSP0 is a popular model for those with more compact spaces such as roof terraces and urban gardens.

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