Beverage centers and coolers range from glorified compact refrigerators to high-end units capable of storing a small wine collection. While your intended use ultimately determines how much you'll want to spend, we've ensured the following picks for best beverage center and cooler all have a few things in common. These include large interior capacities so they’re able to store and cool a substantial amount of beverages, as well as offering good space management options so you can adjust each coolers interiors to accommodate a variety of cans, bottles, and containers. These picks are also manufactured by well-established consumer brands to assure you’re getting a quality product which will perform reliably.
The GE GVS04BDWSS offers a high-end look and feel for a beverage cooler without being over the top expensive. This beverage center and cooler offers 4.1 cubic feet of interior capacity, attractive wooden shelving, and includes an interior light to properly illuminate contents. Read Full Review
The GE GVS04BDWSS is an attractive option for those who want their beverages displayed in plain sight. This 18.9-inch, 4.1 cubic foot beverage center and cooler can accommodate up to 31 bottles or 109 cans, with space management via five wooden racks, three of which are adjustable and two half-depth. Interior lighting keeps the contents illuminated and visible through the sleek-looking gray and silver-trimmed glass door. The unit’s electronic controls are simple to use and conveniently located up front, and the interior temperature is prominently displayed. Although this beverage center can run a bit noisy at times, it’s a great choice overall for someone who wants good beverage capacity and high end looks without the premium price tag.
If you’re looking for a beverage cooler offering more than just basic functionality, the 6 cubic foot Electrolux EI24BC10QS is a good choice. This unit is pricier because it offers full extension glass shelving, attractive blue LED lighting, a UV-filtered glass door, and premium build quality. Read Full Review
This beverage center is relatively pricey without offering substantially more interior space; instead, it focuses on quality in terms of both design and finish. This 24-inch, 6 cubic foot beverage cooler can be installed under the counter or simply as a freestanding unit, and offers sleek styling that will compliment any room in your household. This unit uses two full extension glass shelves, as well as a wire wine rack to organize contents. Blue LED lighting provides attractive (and energy efficient) illumination, while a UV-filtered glass door blocks out beverage-spoiling sunlight while allowing contents to remain visible. The touch temperature controls are stylish and easy to use, a door alert lets you know if the unit has been accidentally been left ajar, and an alarm system sounds off if there has been a power failure. The EI24BC10QS offers a vacation mode to save additional energy as well.
The GE Profile PCR06BATSS certainly isn’t cheap, but it offers solid build quality and attractive styling for a reasonable price. This 5.5 cubic foot beverage center can be used as a freestanding or built-in unit, and can accommodate both cans and bottles. Read Full Review
The GE Profile PCR06BATSS is spacious enough to accommodate up to 150 cans, or 12 bottles and 126 cans. This 24-inch, 5.5 cubic foot beverage center offers a high end appearance at a relatively affordable price, and can be installed as a freestanding or built-in unit. Spill proof glass shelves and sliding beech wood front wine racks are attractive and functional, while the interior display lighting keeps contents illuminated behind the tinted glass door. Adjustable electromechanical temperature controls are easy to use, and the beverage center offers reliable and consistent performance. Although the PCR06BATSS lacks a lock, it works well and looks good enough to justify the higher price tag.
The Danby DBC120BLS offers a good 3.3 cubic foot capacity, an attractive stainless steel trim, and overall excellent performance. Though it's possible to find cheaper beverage centers, this particular model strikes a good balance between size, performance, and looks. Read Full Review
Although there are cheaper beverage centers available, often you'll need to sacrifice capacity or design to achieve the lower price. The 17.9-inch Danby DBC120BLS offers a compelling combination of good capacity, excellent performance, and a reasonable price. With 3.3 cubic feet of space inside, there’s room for 120 cans although the wire shelves can accommodate a variety of cans and bottles. The interior is illuminated when the door is opened, while the stainless trim at the front adds a touch of elegance to the coolers overall design. The door is also lockable, keeping your beverages safely secured when needed. Overall, the Danby DBC120BLS operates quietly and offers a good amount of beverage capacity for the price.
This simple beverage cooler offers a simple but attractive appearance and good performance, while being available at a relatively affordable price. The Avanti BCA5105SG1 might not be the centerpiece of the room, but it includes all the needed basic features to offer excellent beverage cooling functionality. Read Full Review
The Avanti BCA5105SG1 beverage center offers good value, with multiple useful features, reliable performance, and a reasonably affordable price. This 24-inch unit offers a 5.3 cubic foot capacity which can be managed thanks to adjustable and removable shelving. The BCA5105SG1 can be installed as a built-in model or freestanding, and features a flush back design and reversible door for easy installation. This beverage center has automatic defrost, and adjustable thermostat, and an electronic display. An interior light keeps contents illuminated, while a built-in lock keeps your beverages secure from grasping hands.