Agree - those blue LEDs on the front are SUPER brilliant and very cool. We leave them on for a little while at dusk just for show...but after that I turn them off so as not to annoy the whole campground. LOL!
We've noticed the same issue with our mini-fridge in the outdoor kitchen in our ST28BH. It REALLY gets hot! I'm assuming it's because it's jammed into that little compartment. It does seem to cool down a bit once the inside has reached the correct temperature. And on the bright side, we can get a case of beer in there and it stays icy cold!
We plug it in the night before a trip, it is off while traveling (this one doesn't a have propane connection), then leave it turned on the entire time we are parked, whether the outdoor kitchen bay door is open or closed. No issues so far.