The Vinotemp VT8TEDTSID wine cooler has a modest capacity of eight bottles, but its compact size and affordable price tag are not indicative of low quality. Ideal for being placed in a location such as on a countertop, this wine cooler offers excellent performance and high-end technology, perfect for those with a smaller collection or who want an immediately accessible wine cooler in their dining or kitchen space. Thermoelectric cooling technology is efficient and vibration-free so as not to disturb the wine, while digital touchscreen controls display the temperature. This attractive, compact wine cooler also comes with two bottle stoppers and a control panel lock.
The Danby DWC172BL has space to accommodate 17 bottles, stored on slide-out wire racks. This affordable wine cooler uses two full-width wire shelves and a single staggered shelf to allow for flexible storage options. This wine cooler was clearly designed with being used in a smaller space in mind, with a reversible door for more installation options and a scratch resistant worktop. The shatter-resistant tempered glass door showcases your collection while auto defrost wards off any frost buildup. This wine cooler has a temperature range of 43 to 57 degrees Fahrenheit, making it suitable for both red and white wines. Overall, the Danby DWC172BL works well and offers attractive styling for an affordable price.
Deluxe 28-Bottle Freestanding Wine Refrigerator
This freestanding wine cooler offers a large interior capacity, accommodating up to 28 bottles on its six slide-out chrome racks. The EdgeStar TWR282S uses soft LED lighting for the interior which illuminates your collection of fine wines while an adjustable thermostat allows for full temperature control, ranging from low 50 to mid 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Since this temperature range doesn’t go low enough to store sparkling wines and many whites, the TWR282S is best-suited for the storage of red wines. This wine cooler uses thermoelectric cooling which makes it more susceptible to fluctuations based on outside temperatures, but makes operation extremely quiet and free of the vibrations that come with a compressor. A reversible door allows for broader installation and placement options within the home simpler while the black and silver finish give this appliance a modern and attractive look.
The Whynter WC28S offers high-end technology and features in a compact and affordable package. A total capacity of 28 bottles can be accommodated on the removable scalloped chrome racks, while the thermoelectric cooling operates without moving parts, ensuring that vibration will not disturb the sediments in your wine. Your collection is visible thanks to LED interior lighting and the silver-trimmed, dual-pane glass door let’s you proudly show everything off to guests. The door can also be locked, and comes with 2 keys. A blue LCD temperature display allows you to track the interior temperature, while auto defrost prevents frost buildup. This attractive wine cooler maintains accurate temperature and doesn't take up a lot of space, making it an excellent value proposition.
The Sunpentown WC-20TL offers a good capacity of 20 bottles for the price. This single zone wine cooler is quiet and compact, as well as capable of reliably maintaining consistent temperatures. However, it has been designed primarily for the storage of red wines with a temperature range of 54 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit. Because of this, the unit does not get cold enough for storing sparkling wines and most white wines. The WC-20TL uses slide-out metal shelves and a blue LED light inside, which along with the black cabinet, lend themselves to an overall stylish appearance. The glass door adds to this style, while also protecting the contents from sunlight.
The Vinotemp VT-48TEDS-2Z offers dual-zone capabilities, and splits its generous 48-bottle capacity between two compartments (24 bottles per compartment, allowing an even split between reds and whites). The thermoelectric cooling is energy efficient and helps keep operation vibration-free as to not disturb the sediment in the wine. Interior lighting displays your prized collection through the dual-paned UV-resistant glass doors while the wooden pull-out shelves make loading and unloading bottles a simple task. There’s also digital displays and push-button operation which allow for precise temperature monitoring and control. Considering its stylish design and large dual-zone capacity, the Vinotemp VT-48TEDS-2Z is quite reasonably priced.
Although this freestanding wine cooler is quite pricey, it justifies its price with capacity and performance. The Avanti WCR683DZD-2 is suited for someone with a larger collection, thanks to its 149-bottle capacity. This wine cooler offers dual zone performance, with capacity being divided almost equally - 72 bottles fit in the upper zone, and 75 in the lower zone. Dual electronic temperature controls allow for full climate control, with temperatures ranging from 40 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit; this allows for proper storage of red, white, as well as sparkling wines. Inside, wooden shelves on roller racks keep wines safety stored and accessible, while an interior LED light illuminates your collection. An interior fan is built-in for enhanced temperature control, ensuring that your collection will maintain its quality and integrity over time. With a secure door lock, excellent bottle capacity, attractive styling, and reliable performance, the Avanti WCR683DZD-2 is worth the investment for anyone with a larger wine collection.
If you're willing to pay a bit more, the GE Profile PCR06WATSS offers a large 57-bottle capacity and excellent performance. Though this wine cooler does not offer dual temperature zones, it is a great choice for those who do not require that option. Electromechanical temperature controls allow for precise temperature control, sliding wine racks with attractive beechwood fronts make loading and unloading bottles easy, and interior lighting displays your collection through the tinted glass door. The door is reversible for more installation and placement options; although this is a freestanding model, this appliance can also be built-in as well. The wine cooler is high-end and modern in appearance, with a combination of black and stainless steel on the exterior. Though expensive, if the GE PCR06WATSS fits your needs, this high-end wine cooler would make an excellent addition to any wine enthusiast's home.
The frost-free Frigidaire FFWC3822QS offers a 38-bottle capacity and two temperature zones, allowing for storage white and red wines separately. This wine cooler offers a good amount of space for the price, and can reach temperatures cool enough to allow for the storage of sparkling wines ranging from 41 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit. Seven shelves keep bottles safely organized, while LED interior lighting illuminates contents. The reversible stainless steel door makes installation easier, while the tinted glass window showcases your collected at the same time as protecting the wines from the suns UV rays. In addition to offering precise temperature control, this selections fan-forced cooling ensures temperatures are kept consistent while also reducing energy consumption. To keep your collection secure, the key automatically pops out after locking to ensure that you won’t forget it in the lock.
The NewAir AW-321ED can hold 32-bottles, split between two zones. This freestanding wine cooler uses an LED temperature display and digital controls to allow you to control and monitor performance. Unlike many more affordable wine coolers, the AW-321ED uses pull-out wooden shelving for easy access to your wine collection. This wine cooler uses thermoelectric cooling technology, which does away with a noisy compressor but makes the cooler more susceptible to temperature fluctuations based on the temperature outside. The use of this technology makes the AW-321ED exceptionally quiet, but also limits it to a temperature range of 46 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit, which isn’t suitable for most sparkling wines. However, for those who don’t need this kind of specialized storage, the AW-321ED offers attractive styling and good performance for an affordable price.