This is the best choice for those who are looking for their first wine cooler and want to get the best value. This cooler can store 34 wine bottles with two independently controlled zones to keep your red and white wines at their optimal storage temperature. The unit itself looks very nice and will complement most interiors.
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Pro Well lit on the inside
This cooler has an interior blue LED light that makes it easy to see what’s inside the fridge.
Pro Bottles can be kept away from children
The doors can be locked with an included key, keeping the bottles away from children.
Pro Reversible doors
The doors can be reversed to accommodate the space around the unit.
Pro Can handle large bottles
Because of its large dimensions, this wine cooler can store bottles that are longer than the standard 750ml ones.
Pro Wide temperature range
The unit can maintain temperatures between 41 °F up to 64 °F, meaning it’s suitable for storage of a wide range of wines with different needs.
Pro Bottles are easy to organize due to sliding racks
This cooler’s racks can be slid out to make the bottles easier to reach. Their wooden, further completing the high-end look of this device.
Pro Easy to use
The display and controls are easy to use and read, even in bright environments.
Pro Reliable and versatile cooling technology
While most modern wine coolers use thermoelectric cooling that are more efficient, this one uses a more traditional compressor type cooling. This technology has proven to be more reliable in the long term and compressors can work in a wider temperature range compared to thermoelectric ones.
Pro Elegant appearance
This wine cooler definitely looks more expensive than it is. The polished metal finish with the wooden trim slide out shelves looks and feels great. The blue LED lightning and control panel further complements the sleek appearance.
Pro Good for storing both red and white wine simultaneously
The unit has two independently controlled zones so you can store both red and white wines together. The upper zone can hold 12 standard 750ml wine bottles and its temperature range is best suited for white wines. The bottom can hold 22 bottles and is best used for red wines. The temperatures can be controlled precisely and slight fluctuations will not be a concern.
Con One year warranty
The unit only comes with a standard one year warranty with no extended warranties for the compressor or other parts.
Con The key isn’t safe enough
While the key will do an excellent job of keeping children away from the bottles, it won’t be totally safe from committed attempts. That’s because the key is a standard hexagon shape and can be easily mimicked.
Con No UV protection
The glass on the door is not tinted, so it won’t protect your wine from UV radiation. This isn’t much of a worry indoors, unless the unit is directly exposed to sunlight.
Since the unit uses a compressor instead of thermoelectric cooling, it can be quite noisy. The noise is about the same as a small fridge.
Con Not very good at preventing temperature fluctuations
The temperatures can fluctuate a bit on the upper zone. Although it only deviates by a couple of degrees, it’s still something to consider if you need your temperatures to be precise.
Con Needs some free space around it
The unit needs a couple of inches of free space around, for ventilation, it so you can’t build it in counters.
Con Not easy to move
The unit is heavy for its size. At 100 pounds, it’s not easy to move around.