I'm new to cheesemaking, and I've recently inherited a small bar fridge which I would like to use for aging my cheeses if possible.
However, I've been looking everywhere online for a relatively inexpensive (but preferably not "cheap and nasty") temperature controller which is suitable for use in Australia (i.e. , 240V mains power) and doesn't require me to rewire anything (I'm neither a fridge mechanic nor an electrician) but sadly, I haven't had any luck so far.
Ideally, I'd like a "plug and play" type temperature controller that works in a similar fashion, for example, to the Johnson controllers that seem to be popular amongst many people on this forum, where you plug the controller into the mains, then plug the fridge into a power point on the controller, put the probe inside the fridge, and set the temperature you want on the controller box.
However, many of the "plug and play" temperature controllers I've seen online (eg, Johnson controllers) are not suitable for use here in Australia as they run on 110V mains power, not 240V.
Meanwhile I'm getting by with a small Esky and a few freezer bricks, but it's getting close to summer here at the moment, and if I forget to change the ice bricks in the Esky, my poor little cheeses will be ruined.
I can't justify buying a wine fridge when I've got a perfectly good little bar fridge that's begging to be put to good use as a cheese cave...