When it comes to buying a patio Ice chest you will find yourself in somewhat of a quandary as there are such a large selection of different makes and models to choose from. Not only are those that look like the more traditional ice chest of old but there are some really great funky designed ones as well.

But what all these have in common is that they are able to keep your drinks for your next barbecue nice and cool and within easy reach of all your guests on the patio. So there is no longer any need for you to keep diving back into the house to get refills for everyone.

So what sorts of patio ice chest units are available for you to purchase today? Below we take a look at the kinds of models that one can consider purchasing.

1. Top Loading Steel Patio Cooler Cart – The great thing about this particular model is that it comes with locking wheels which allows for easier movement around the patio or decking area. Plus once you have found a location that is close to everybody but won’t interfere with everybody’s enjoyment the wheels can be locked to ensure that when being opened to get to the drink inside it doesn’t move.

Also as these have been coated with powder using an electrostatic system the quality of the finish on this type of ice chest is very high. In fact the finish is very smooth so it won’t look out of place in your garden on your patio and although it comes in flat pack form the actual assembly of the unit is very easy to undertake.

2. Cedar Storage Ice Chest – If you are looking for a patio ice chest that not only keeps drinks cool but can be used in other ways this is a really great option to go for. Should you require additional seating for when you have a party this can also be used for this purpose and you just need to place some cushions on top to provide your guests with some added comfort. However, do warn them that they will need to stand up when other guests are looking to quench their thirst some more.

Another benefit of purchasing this type of ice chest for your patio is that it can be left outside throughout the year. This is because it is constructed from good quality cedar wood which is very strong and durable. As long as you use a good quality wood protection solution on yours then it should last for many years to come. Plus it certainly won’t look out of place if you put it on to your decking.