If you are a wine lover, then you definitely need a proper storage space for your precious bottles. Wine is very pretentious from this point of view, requiring proper conditions not only when it comes to temperature, but lighting as well. To keep the bottles safe and perfect for consumption, check out our ranking of the best cool storages on the market right now!
|1. Kalamera KRC-157DZB-TGD||2. EdgeStar CWB1760FD||3. Kalamera KRC-54SZB||4. Koldfront TWR247ESS||5. Whynter WC28S SNO|
|Dimension (H x W x D)||69.6″ x 23.4″ x 26.8″||32″ x 23.5″ x 24.4″||33″ x 23.4″ x 22.4″||33.5″ x 14″ x 22.25″||29″ x 18″ x 20.5″|
|Weight||221.8 Lbs||95 Lbs||104.5 Lbs||48 Lbs||48 Lbs|
|Door Material||Stainless Steel, Triple-Layered Tempered Glass||Dual-Paned Tempered Glass||Triple-Layered Tempered Glass||Tempered Glass||Double-Paned Glass|
|Color/Finish||Black, Stainless Steel||Black, Stainless Steel||Black, Stainless Steel||Black, Stainless Steel||Silver|
|Installation Type||Built-In, Freestanding||Built-In, Freestanding||Built-In, Freestanding||Freestanding||Freestanding|
|Cooling Zone||Dual Zone||Dual Zone||Single Zone||Dual Zone||Single Zone|
|Maximum Capacity||157 Standard 750ml Bottles||17 Standard 750ml Bottles, 60 Standard 12oz Cans||54 Standard 750ml Bottles||24 Standard 750ml Bottles||28 Standard 750ml Bottles|
|Adjustable Temperature Range||40°F – 50°F, 50°F – 66°F||36°F – 43°F, 41°F – 72°F||40°F – 66°F||54°F – 66°F, 46°F – 66°F||52°F – 65°F|
|Wine Cooling Performance|
|Cools Red or Rose Wines|
|Cools White Wines|
|Cools Sparkling Wines|
|Number of Shelves||15||8||6||8||7|
|Shelves Type||Sliding, Beech Wood||Sliding, Wood||Sliding, Beech Wood||Sliding, Wood||Sliding, Steel|
|Interior LED Light|
|Accommodation of Odd-Sized Bottles|
|Frost Free||Door Alarm||Low Vibration/Low Noise||Vibration-Free||Vibration-Free|
|Low Vibration/Low Noise||Leveling Legs||Anti-UV Layer||180-Degree Door Swing||Automatic Defrost|
|Anti-UV Layer||Silent Mode||Temperature Memory Function||UV Filtered Glass Door|
|French Door Design|
|Product Warranty||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year||1 Year|
Smart control over storage temperature is what the Kalamera offers, ensuring a proper way to keep your beverages fresh and perfect to drink for years on end. The advanced cooling technology it utilizes ensures minimized vibration so that the wine won’t be spoiled. You can either opt for freestanding placement, or install it as a built-in unit. It features a digital LED display where you can control the temperature setting in a convenient manner. Additionally, there’s a 1-year warranty provided for it.
Without the handle, it measures 23.4 inches in width, 69.6 inches in height, and 26.8 inches in depth. It features 15 sliding beech wooden shelves where you can neatly place the bottles, and as these shelves can be re-organized as you need, you can even accommodate large or odd-sized bottles inside it. It features a blue LED interior light that helps you more easily pinpoint where the bottle you want to take out is located. It boasts a reversible door design, and the 221.8-pound weight when it’s empty makes it relatively easy for you to place it wherever you want, although you will need help as this isn’t a 1-person task.
This is an extra-large capacity model that can fit up to 157 bottles inside it. Seeing how it enables you to pick the storage temperature, and the removable shelves can be placed as needed, you can even fit odd-sized bottles in it. If you have a wide variety of wine assortments, the large space and the customizable storage makes it your ideal pick.
What makes perfect for various assortments is the dual-zone design which enables you to pick different storage temperatures for the two zones of the refrigerator. In the upper zone, you can set the temperature to range from 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, while in the lower zone of the refrigerator, you can set the temperature from 50 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit.
|Dual zone cooling allows you to store different beverages in it|
|As it can accommodate odd-sized bottles, you can basically store any wine you desire in it|
|Security lock feature is intended to prevent the kids from accessing your collection|
|Conveniently store bottles as you please on the 15 removable racks it features|
|Maximum capacity it boasts exceeds industry standard – can hold up to 157 standard bottles|
As it is the refrigerator at the moment, it is expected for the Kalamera to deliver a spacious storage place and convenient settings. It is a dual-zone model that you can use for all varieties of wine you own, and it boasts an incredible 157 standard bottle capacity.
Another remarkable pick that we highly recommend to all wine lovers is the CWB1760FD, a model that is produced by one of the most respected manufacturers on this market and that is sure to keep your production in a perfect state until you consume it. Standing at only 32 inches high, this compact yet spacious refrigerator is exactly what you need. This dual-zone model provides perfect storage conditions for all types of wine.
If you have red, rose, or white wines that you want to store for later consumption, then you must place them in the right side as the temperature in this zone can be set anywhere from 41 degrees Fahrenheit to 72 degrees Fahrenheit. In case you want to store sparkling wines, we recommend that you place them on the left side of the refrigerator as you can set the temperature from 36 to 43 degrees Fahrenheit in it. Not only the capacity and the cooling capabilities make it one of our top choices, but the innovative features that it comes with as well.
One of the best features of the unit is the door alarm that sends off an audible alarm when the door is opened without your permission or by someone else. This prevents tampering with the appliance and it helps better preserve the quality of the wines as well. Another feature worth mentioning is the silent operational mode that minimizes the noise level produced by the refrigerator while maximizing its efficiency.
|Digital controls guarantee you will have an easy time changing temperature settings and operating it||Does not feature a reversible door|
|Features 8 sliding wood shelves that you can organize as you please|
|Dual-zone profile enables you to keep different bottles at different temperatures according to their specific needs|
|When silent mode is activated, little to no noise is produced by it while its energy efficiency is maximized|
|Door alarm notifies you when an unauthorized opening of the door occurs|
As it is one of the most feature-rich models at the moment, it comes as no surprise that the EdgeStar ranked so high in our top. Compact, easy to use due to its digital controls, and convenient due to features like the amazing Silent mode which maximizes efficiency while making it whisper quiet when operating, it is one of our top recommendations for you.
Kalamera is present in our top for the second time due to this high-end, 54-bottle capacity model. Just like our top pick, it features a triple-layered tempered glass door that has a protective anti-UV layer, ensuring that harmful rays won’t penetrate the glass and ruin the texture and quality of your wine collection. Another trait that it has in common with our top pick is the fact that it produces a low amount of vibrations when operating. Thus, it won’t allow the sediments to shift, an occurrence that would have caused the beverage to lose its quality and rich taste.
Undoubtedly, the best feature of this appliance is the temperature memory function that restores the temperature settings that you have chosen when the power comes back in case there’s a power outage. This comes in handy for those who go on trips often, guaranteeing that they won’t come back to find their precious bottles spoiled due to improper storage temperatures. Due to the fact that you can remove racks from the inside, you will be able to deposit even oddly shaped or extra-large bottles in it with ease.
It is suited for storing all assortments due to the 40 to 66 degree Fahrenheit temperature range that it boasts. Unfortunately, there is a small downside to this model, more precisely the fact that you won’t be able to set specific temperatures for different zones as it’s a single zone model.
|Temperature can be adjusted from 40 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit||Single zone design limits you to being able to utilize a single temperature setting|
|Can even accommodate odd-sized bottles|
|Anti-UV layer ensures that sunrays won’t affect the quality of the drinks|
|Backed by a 1-year warranty on parts and labor|
|Security lock prevents children from accessing your collection|
Although it is a single zone model, this won’t be much of a hassle once you check out what it puts at your disposal. Able to fit up to 54 bottles at once, accommodate odd-sized bottles with ease, and ensuring that children won’t be able to open the door, it is a cooling unit you cannot afford to pass on.
These days, succeeding to deliver a surprising and innovative appliance is extremely difficult, as it seems that almost everything that could have been invented has already appeared. But some manufacturers thrive in their search to surprise customers and revolutionize their markets, Koldfront being the perfect example of such ambition, determination, and hard work. The company’s best product to date, the TWR247ESS, is exactly what any real wine enthusiasts needs, delivering the perfect storage space for the bottles, and ensuring proper conditions for the delicious beverage.
Being a dual zone model, you are able to easily set different temperatures for each side of the appliance. In the upper zone, you can set the temperature from 54 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit, and in the lower cooling zone, due to the 46 to 56 degree Fahrenheit temperature provided, you are able to store white, red, and rose wines. Also, you could store sparkling wines here as well, even though the maximum storage temperature for them is 43 degrees Fahrenheit as the temperature difference isn’t that considerable.
The security lock that it comes with ensures that the small ones won’t be able to tamper with it. The 180-degree door swing allows as easy removal of the shelves so that you may accommodate odd-shaped or very large bottles inside without a problem. Also, know that the capacity of the appliance is 24 standard 750-milliliter bottles, so if you’re passionate about collecting fine wine, it offers enough room to store the beverages.
|Vibration-free design ensures your wine will be preserved in the best possible conditions||Door is not designed to be reversible|
|Racks can be removed to accommodate bigger-sized or odd-shaped bottles|
|Dual zone design enables you to store bottles that have different temperature needs at the same time|
|Maximum capacity of 24 standard 750-milliliter bottles|
|Reasinably priced when compared to its better ranked opponents|
This Koldfront model is one of the most refined choices you could make as it carefully tends to the storage needs of all types of wines. Designed in great taste and able to accommodate all bottles you cherish and want to preserve for later consumption, it is a budget deal you cannot refuse.
Although the Whynter ranks fifth in our top, the position does not take away from its greatness. In it, you can easily store a maximum of 28 bottles, which is more than enough for any wine hobbyist. It has a truly compact design that makes it ideal for those who have limited free space. The adjustable temperature range that it puts at your disposal is from 52 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. This might make it perfect for the proper storing or red, rose, and white wines, but it does not provide the ideal temperature for storing sparkling beverages.
Another detail that some might consider a downside is the fact that it is a single zone model, meaning that you won’t be capable to select different temperatures for different zones, but rather pick one for the entire storage space. Just like all the other models that made an appearance in our top, it does not allow external tampering, ensuring that the children won’t be able to open the door due to the security lock that it features.
The automatic defrost feature ensures a smooth operation of the cooling unit even after years of intense use, not only helping keep the appliance running well but ensuring that not a lot of maintenance work will be needed. In addition, the double-paned glass door that it comes with features an anti-UV layer that ensures an enhanced protection of your collection, creating the best conditions for your beloved beverages.
|Best price to quality ratio – great for those who are on a budget||Cannot be used to cool sparkling wines|
|UV filtered glass door ensures the harmful rays won’t damage the quality of your wine|
|Features 7 removable shelves on which you can stack your beverages|
|Temperature can be adjusted from 52 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit|
|Manufacturer offers a 1-year warranty for it|
The most reasonably priced entry in our top, this is the go-to option for those who are on a strict budget. Sure, it might not be the best product out there as the single zone design and its inability to cool sparkling wines are two considerable flaws, but if you are a fan of red and rose wines, it won’t be a problem for you.
The 50-liter storage capacity allows you to place up to 18 standard size bottles inside it, which is more than enough for any enthusiast of this iconic alcoholic beverage. Due to the fact that it allows you to pick the cooling temperature at which it can operate, the adjustability range you can pick from spanning between 50 and 64 degrees Fahrenheit, you can create the ideal storage environment for your wine bottle collection to keep it perfect for consumption years on end.
In regards to design, it measures 13.6 inches by 20 inches by 35.4 inches, making for an ideal freestanding appliance for placement on the table, countertop, or floor. Its digital touch button display panel ensures a user-friendly experience when operating it, no complicated procedures being needed. It features a reinforced glass door with an air-tight seal which guarantees outside air won’t enter and spoil the quality of your beverages.
It uses thermo-electric cooling technology of the highest quality to ensure a proper cooling of the beverage in order to keep it drinkable for a long time. The integrated LED light makes it easy for you to see the bottles stored inside so that you may more easily pick the one you want to consume at that moment. The housing is made with thermoplastic ABS to ensure a long-lasting durability of the appliance itself. Furthermore, it comes at a rather reasonable price which makes it quite accessible.
|Can fit up to 18 standard-size bottles||Other models provide a more generous temperature span to pick from, thus allowing the storage of more pretentious beverages|
|Features an integrated LED light which allows you to more easily see what bottles you stored inside it|
|Digital touch button display panel makes it easy to use, providing a hassle-free method of changing temperatures and settings|
|Glass door with air-tight seal ensures air won’t get inside and spoil the quality of the beverages|
|Best-selling product in its market|
This NutriChef entry manages to impress with its reasonable asking price, quite hearty adjustable temperature range, and high storage capacity, thus the fact that it is the best-selling product in its market coming as no surprise.
Those who love wine see it as the nectar of the Gods for a good reason; the rich taste and flavor of a properly prepared wine surpasses what any other type of alcoholic beverage can offer. Best of all, it can come in various assortments which suit all tastes and preferences, an advantage that most beverages out there cannot deliver.
No matter if you have bought bottles in bulk for later consumption when you are in the mood or when a special occasion comes up, or if you have produced it yourself, it is mandatory to store it properly for the beverage to maintain its taste and richness for years on end. Proper storing is essential, and this is something you cannot afford to forget as the beverage can get easily spoiled.
When it comes to wine bottle storage, there are common steps that you must go through to ensure a successful deposit that leads to a safe later consumption of the beverage. Here are the valuable storage tips that you cannot afford to skip on if you want to keep the brew in a top-notch condition:
All of these proper storage conditions are delivered by the same appliance, more precisely the wine cooler. As long as you make sure you are placing the bottles in a quality product that provides the perfect environment for the beverage, you can rest assured knowing that it will taste perfect when you will take the beverage out to consume it.
Collecting wine is a pretty complicated matter as each assortment has its own preferences when it comes to the environment that it must be kept in. Some prefer to experiment with environmental conditions in order to figure out what is the proper way to take care of their precious bottles, while others get on the internet and do thorough research, even consulting experts on this matter. What is for sure is the fact that you need a refrigerator to properly store the bottles and to ensure these favorable conditions for them. But when searching the market, you will be confronted with a choice – buy a single zone or a dual zone cooler? To figure out the right answer to this question, you must first understand what each type has to offer and what defines it.
Although the operation of all types of refrigerators is identical, – they provide a proper storage environment for wine bottles, maintaining a constant temperature that you set – this does not mean that they are all the same. On the market, there are 3 main types to choose between, more precisely freestanding, built-in, and countertop models.
Freestanding models have gained quite a massive popularity as they are generally reasonably priced and come in various sizes that suit most people’s preferences. However, if you are inclined to make this investment as it does not limit you when it comes to the location where you should place it, know that there is a small issue – a certain amount of floor space must be sacrificed. But if free space is not an issue for you or if you find the right-sized one for your needs, then it is an investment worth making as it allows versatility when it comes to installation.
If you do not want to occupy floor space with it, then the built-in model is exactly what you need. Sure, they might be on the more expensive side, but they are worth the investment considering that they are out of your way completely. What makes their price tag more expensive is the fact that they are specially designed to not require ventilation.
Just like built-in models, countertop coolers do not take up any floor space, which is a plus for those who do not have much free space, to begin with. As the name suggests, they are designed to be placed on counters or tables. Unfortunately, their design might be a space saver, but it limits them as well. These models are generally designed to store from 4 to 24 bottles, which means that a passionate collector won’t find them very useful as they are too limited. Thus, countertop models are the better choice for people who tend to drink wine instead of collecting it and who want to keep it in perfect conditions for the beverage to taste great when served.
The price range is wide enough to ensure that anyone can find the right product for their budget. But finding a model you can afford is not enough as the storage solution must comply with certain needs and requirements as well. To ensure the choice you make is truly the right one, check out the following lines to find out what are the questions you must ask when making the purchase.
Figuring out the perfect capacity for is the first thing that you must do before you even start searching the market for it. Otherwise, you will end up solely picking based on the available budget, a huge mistake to make as it can lead to the purchase of a storage solution that is either too big or too small for your needs. If you are an avid wine drinker and collector, it is clear you need a bigger capacity storage, one that can fit at least 24-28 bottles. If you are an occasional consumer and you just want to keep a few bottles safely stored for later consumption or to drink them when a special occasion comes up, then a smaller capacity is what you must aim for.
When it comes to the number of temperature zones, models can either offer a single zone or dual zones. Single zone models are intended for novice collectors or those who recreationally drink wine, while dual-zone refrigerators are intended for those who have a wider collection, the assortments that they own boasting different needs and requirements when it comes to the temperature of the storage environment. Make the choice between these two types depending on your specific needs.
The temperature range that it offers must suit your needs. You are the only one who knows what assortments you plan on storing in the unit, and you must take into consideration the proper environmental temperature for these wines in order to figure out what is the temperature range needed for it to boast.
When the capacity is noted on the sheet, it is based on the unit’s maximum capacity to fit standard 750-milliliter bottles. But there will come the point when you are going to want to store an extra-large or odd-shaped bottle in the storage. To not get confronted with issues or end up having to put the bottle in the fridge, make sure the model you set your eyes on is capable of storing odd-shaped bottles.
If you have children, it is mandatory that you ask this question. Otherwise, you not only risk the small ones having access to your wine collection, but you endanger the wine as well, as the kids might find it fun to open and close the door or move the bottles, any of these actions leading to a deterioration of the wine’s quality. To prevent this situation from occurring, what you should do is invest in a storage that features a security lock.
Even the best quality storage can fail you at one point as there are certain issues that might appear. What is important is to get properly informed regarding how to handle the situation instead of jumping to the assumption that the appliance is damaged beyond repair. In the following, we will present you with the most common issues that appear with these appliances, explaining what actions you must take to remedy the situation.
As with any product out there, a few characteristics define wine storages and separate them according to their quality. It is essential to be aware of these characteristics as they are not only the elements that determined us to rank the products in this manner but because it helps you make a better investment as well.
UV rays have a damaging effect on wine bottles, making them develop an unpleasant smell that alters not only the odor but ultimately the taste as well. Obviously, an anti-UV layer is required for its door to feature in order to ensure the bottles won’t be affected. The two models manufactured by Kalamera along with the Whynter entry boast this much-needed feature which ensures complete safety in storage, eliminating the need for you to place them in a space that is protected against sunlight.
The maximum capacity is not necessarily an indicator of its quality as the perfect capacity depends on each person’s needs. Nonetheless, considering the fact that in this top we are presenting, it was imperious to feature units that can fit a generous amount of bottles in them. Obviously, the number 1 ranked model manufactured by Kalamera scored the most points when it came to this aspect as it can fit a maximum of 157 standard 750-milliliter bottles inside it.
As aforementioned, storages can either feature a single cooling zone or two cooling zones. Although both types have their own set of pros, undoubtedly, when it comes to superiority in quality, dual zone models win as they allow the user to set preferential temperatures for separate areas. This means that the user is capable of storing different assortments in the same storage without affecting the wine’s quality because of an impossibility to suit each assortment’s temperature requirements.
The adjustable temperature range offered must be generous in order to ensure that regardless of the type of wine you want to store inside it, it will be capable of delivering the right temperature for it. When it comes to the most optimal temperature range, our number 1 ranked product scored the most points as it delivers a range from 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit in the upper cooling zone, and a temperature range from 50 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit in the lower cooling zone.
Digital temperature controls play the role of delivering a convenient and easy manner to change the temperature settings. As you can see, all of the products featured in our top come with this convenient feature, allowing users to operate them with utter ease.
Security is necessary not only for the bottles in your collection but for the safety of your loved ones as well. Those who have children should worry about this aspect the most as the small ones should not be able to access the bottles. Knowing how important it is to keep your loved ones safe, as well as the precious wines that you are collecting, we made sure to pick only models that came with this important feature.
The vibrations outputted by it can have quite a damaging effect as they cause the sediments inside the bottles to shift, destroying the taste of the wine. Thus, it is important for it to either emit low vibrations that do not cause any disturbances or no vibrations at all. Regardless of the cooler you choose from our top, this is an aspect you must not worry about as the high-quality models featured in it all deliver a low vibration or vibration-free operation.
Specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of high-end storages, Kalamera is one brand that you cannot afford to skip on if superior quality is what you are looking for. Any of the products designed by this company, especially the KRC-157DZB-TGD and the KRC-54SZB, make for ideal purchases for wine collectors and connoisseurs. Proper storage is essential, and Kalamera is the company that never fails to bring you the ultimate storage space for your beloved wine.
The EdgeStar company is an industry leader when it comes to the design, conception, and distribution of small and portable appliances that help make the lives of modern people easier. What has made the company a massive success if the fact that each and every product manufactured by it comes with the same promise – excellent quality that is hard to surpass. The innovative products that the company sells can be purchased confidently as they are indeed lifetime purchases.
Whynter is a name that pops up when searching the market for numerous household appliances, so there is no surprise to the fact that it has ended up on this list as well. The high-end 28-bottle storage that features in our top is a small piece of evidence when it comes to the quality of the company’s work, all of the other products that Whynter manufactures and sells being made with the same passion and dedication. Thus, if you buy from this brand, you are ensured to make a quality investment that will serve your needs better than you could ever expect.