Pros: Large capacity, Durable, Rubbermaid Quality
Cons: Heavy When Filled, Cold Service Only
Time Is Money
One of my pet peeves is going onto a jobsite and to see staff out on arbitrary breaks to get a drink r snack. I put an end to that immediately years ago by investing in a handful of Rubbermaid 5 - Gallon Cooler, which I put on all our jobs. They save the wasted productivity when jobs stop for some or all of your employees driving to a convenience store for a beverage.
A Closer Look
Measuring 18 ?x 12 ?, the Rubbermaid 5 - Gallon Cooler the double walled construction insures a cool drink is assured whenever someone hits the integrated sealed tap. Manufactured in bright orange, your staff will easily find it and never mistake it for a gas can which are generally red. Dont laugh; I have seen someone take one of the Rubbermaid 5 - Gallon Coolers to a service station only to be turned away from a gas fillup!
Our site managers fill these in the morning with a beverage, juice or water depending on what the general consensus is a little ice and our guys and gals have access to a fresh dink all day long. I have taken a page from the Google school of thought and have now provided hot or cold sandwiches on me, delivered to our jobsites. Consequently the orange Rubbermaid represents a benefit to our people, which is a morale booster.
The durable Rubbermaid has a screw-in lid that is so sturdy; it can double as a seat for the weary. Twin integrated handles make it relatively easy to carry about, though I insist the task is shared to assure no onsite injuries.
If you are getting the impression the Rubbermaid 5 - Gallon Cooler is a one trick pony, be assured this is a handy cooler, making a big splash with parents at youngsters birthday parties and play dates, keeping Mom happy she doesnt have to clean up after dirty feet in the house quenching little thirsts. Barbeques are another fabulous use for the Rubbermaid, providing cool refreshment for guests. I particularly like serving up adult beverages in the Rubbermaid 5 - Gallon Cooler; it goes a long way bringing your bar outdoors.
An integrated cup caddy allows you to add a pile of disposable cups to the equation, making the Rubbermaid 5 - Gallon Cooler a complete beverage station wherever you desire!
The Rubbermaid 5 - Gallon Cooler is a handy piece of equipment to have. On the job it is a time saver and as we have always heard, time = money. While the only downside is it can only provide cold drinks, which would suit most consumers just fine, as there are other hot/cold beverage dispensers on the market.
With the versatility to be had from the Rubbermaid 5 - Gallon Cooler, you have to like this one with a street price of around $25.00. Cheers!