Makita has recently launched a new line of 40V Max XGT cordless power tools. Well, what about their 18V lineup? Makita USA has said that that “more 18V products are on the way,” and this includes a new cordless cooler/warmer.
This post was originally published in April 2021, and updated on October 25th, 2021. I recently posted about the new Makita 18V X2 cordless water kettle, and a reader asked tongue-in-cheek about an ice maker. While not an ice maker, maybe this will pair well with the kettle.
The new Makita cooler/warmer has a 20 liter capacity, which can fit up to 30 cans or 15 water bottles (600mL). There’s a bottle opener mounted to the front.
Looking at the Japanese model, DCW180, there are (2) 18V battery slots, for extra runtime. When powered by 2x 6.0Ah batteries and with the cooler set to 5°C (~41°F), you should get up to 17 hours of runtime.
It also has a built-in USB charging port.
The digital control panel has 5 different cooling temperature presets (-18°C to 10°C), and 2 heating presets (55°C, 60°C).
A large carrying handle and wheels make for easy transport. The cooler/warmer also ships with shoulder strap (at least internationally).
International models also have automotive and AC power adapters.
Basically, it’s a cordless battery-powered beverage cooler and food warmer – or at least that’s how it’s described.
5°C (41°F) is close to refrigeration temperature standards, and 60°C (140°F) is close to Australian food reheating standards. I would presume that if the warming temperature is desired to meet health department standards, the settings could potentially change depending on sales region.
The cooler/warmer is rated to IPX4 waterproof standards to resist splashing water.
Makita Cooler/Warmer Runtime Specs
- -18°C (-0.4°F): 5 hours
- 5°C (°41F): 17 hours
- 60°C (140°F): 5 hours
(This is with 2x Makita 18V 6.0Ah batteries.)
Makita has said they’ll be releasing the cordless cooler in the USA but there’s still no timetable yet.
More Makita 18V Tools Coming Soon
- Grease gun
- Angle drill
- Multi-tool with Bosch/Fein Starlock Max interface (subcompact)
- Polisher (subcompact drill form factor)
- Cooler/Warmer (discussed here)
- Pole hedge trimmer
- Tower lights (both resemble current Milwaukee M18 models)
Which of these new Makita 18V cordless tools or accessories are you looking forward to?