Perlick has been making top-end refrigeration appliances of all types since 1917, and they are proud to bring Perlick Armor™ technology to Appliances Connection. If you live in a coastal area and you have outdoor appliances, you may have noticed that they lose their shine rather quickly. The salty, humid air is less than ideal when it comes to getting the most use out of outdoor refrigeration in particular. This is also true if you live on a houseboat, if you have a saltwater pool, or if you just live in an area that has extreme weather. That's the problem Perlick Armor™ aims to solve: by combining a suite of innovative technologies, the brand has made a series of undercounter refrigerators, freezers, beer dispensers, and more that can stand up to the problems that coastal and marine life can bring.
What Is Perlick Armor™?
Perlick Armor™ is Perlick's name for a combination of technologies that allows them to manufacture marine- and coastal-grade outdoor refrigeration. These features include:
- Upgraded 316 and 304 stainless steel construction, in one piece wherever possible
- Improved fasteners to maintain a proper seal for longer
- Hinges made with stainless steel and zinc, repelling rust
- Condensers that are E-coated for additional durability
- An upgraded, environmentally friendly refrigeration system for use in all weather
Built for Indoor and Outdoor Storage
Humidity and salty air aren't just a problem for outdoor appliances in coastal areas, but for indoor ones as well. That's why Perlick has manufactured freezers, refrigerators, wine coolers, beer dispensers, and beverage centers for indoor use that utilize the same Perlick Armor™ technology as their outdoor counterparts. Many of them can even be bought in panel-ready designs, allowing you to match the existing appearance of your kitchen.
Our Expert Picks
Out of the hundreds of Perlick outdoor refrigerators that we sell, we've selected a few of our favorite models that come with Perlick Armor™. Each of these comes from the Signature Series of outdoor appliances.
This counter depth compact refrigerator comes not only with Perlick Armor™, but with a full Anti-Condensation System™ that completely prevents condensation from building up on the cabinet, even in humid environments. The LED lighting cycles between blue and white with the press of a button, and it stores up to 144 cans.
If you're in the market for a drawer freezer, Perlick also has you covered. This energy efficient outdoor freezer allows you to pull each drawer fully out of the cabinet, eliminating the need to rummage around to reach the back. Meanwhile, it comes with cooling speeds that are up to 70% faster than its competitors.
You can even get wine coolers with Perlick Armor™, which are perfect for entertaining on summer nights. This one has a 32 bottle capacity, and it comes with a state-of-the-art RAPIDcool forced-air refrigeration system. Its dual cooling zones allow you to store red and white wine together, while its stainless steel interior is commercial-grade.
What kind of refrigerator can be used outside?
In order to be used outdoors, refrigerators need to be designed to hold up to any weather. The spec sheet and owner's manual of your fridge will tell you whether it's suitable for outdoor installation.
What temperature should I set my outdoor refrigerator?
The internal temperature of your outdoor fridge should be under 40° F (4° C) at all times, especially during hotter weather. It's a good idea to get a specialized thermometer specifically for your outdoor fridge.
Should I unplug my outdoor refrigerator in the winter?
No, if you do this, you risk allowing the pipes, pumps, and drains to freeze up. Always keep your outdoor refrigerator running in cold weather.