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Unless you have a big wine cellar to store your favorite wine, a wine cooler inside of your home is the best option you can go with.

They are designed to store and cool wine at an optimum temperature and are a good investment if you like to mature your wine, or if you have a habit and enjoy buying and trying different wines. Read on to learn about the top 10 wine coolers to get this year.

1. Haier 12 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cellar

This wine cellar has an upper zone temperature range between 46°F and 66°F, while the lower zone is from 54°F to 66°F. It has an ultra-quiet electric cooling, but some reviews claim it is rather noisy, so consider the best place for it in your home.

The cabinet part has a black trim, while the dual pane insulated glass door is fitted with a piece of smoked glass. Chrome shelves can be pulled out and the interior has LED lighting. There is a dual touch screen display with controls, and a one year limited warranty in case of mishaps.

Customer Reports
Happy Shopper

This wine cooler is sleek-looking with its dark mirror-effect, glowing temperature lights and interior light. When the light is on, the bottom half is darker and not see-through. I assume this design detail is meant to keep the white wines colder in the bottom section. We enclosed it in a space in a center island with plenty of space all around it for the exhaust to work. Easy to do because of its narrow size. We were worried that the narrow size wouldn’t look good but this product holds its own beautifully. My husband removed the backside of a cabinet area in the center island to allow for more exhaust escape. So far it keeps the white wine at about 44 degrees and red wine at about 62 degrees. It is extremely quiet. It looks really sharp in its space in the center island.

Ali

We’ve had this for a few weeks and love it. It’s quiet and the perfect size for our dining room. The shelves are removable, and that comes in handy for irregularly-shaped bottles (not to be confused with long bottles, which will not fit). The tinted glass prevents light pollution and the temperature controls are simple to set. We are very happy with it.

2. Avanti 12 Bottle Countertop Wine Cooler

This compact 12 bottle countertop wine cooler is black with a curved glass door. It uses a thermoelectric cooling system, and it has no vibration. It is made for standard 750 ml bottles, but the top shelf can be removed to accommodate larger bottles on the second shelf.

The cooler also has a convenient upright bottle storage slot for an opened bottle. Some of the owners experienced considerable temperature fluctuations.

It does have a one-year limited warranty, but there can be issues with customer services regarding warranty claims. Make sure to check the warranty for any exclusions.

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Customer Reports
Designer Diva

We love this wine cooler. Had an 8 bottle countertop model that took up too much space. Not sure why this is called a countertop because it’s too tall to fit under my cabinets & I always intended to sit it on the floor right next to my cabinets. it fits perfectly there. the best feature is the upright section where you can put open bottles instead of getting them too cold in the fridge. I don’t think the fan is too noisy. I have pretty sensitive hearing and I can usually tell when it runs but then it becomes just a little white noise. we live in a hot climate and so far it is keeping our reds at 56 right where I set it. it’s also very nice looking. I would definitely recommend it.

CoffeeAddict

This cooler gives some flexibility in how you store your bottles; the large bottles can stand vertically on the lower left side, or rest horizontally. It cools quickly and isn’t impacting our electric bill noticeably. The only complaint I have is that the LED light for the temperature is a bright sky blue; the worst ambient light for sleep or rest. Had the LED been green or red, it would have been better, but I will still give it five stars because the controls require unlocking before use, making it hard for my toddler to set the temperature. It doesn’t have an integral lock, but we have an adhesive door lock we use on cabinets that also works here. We’re very satisfied.

3. Ivation 18 Bottle Wine Cellar

This compact freestanding cellar has thermoelectric non-compressor cooling and insulation free of CFC, meaning it keeps the environment stable and vibration-free. It has an adjustable temperature ranges from 54°F to 64°F, suitable for different wine types.

The controls are touch and the display is LED. There are LED lights inside and the glass door is dual-pane smoked glass that protects the wine from room temperature and light.

The shelves are for 750 ml bottles, and they slide out for easier access to the bottles. There are concerns with temperature changes when the cooler is running, like the last one, the one year warranty comes with customer service troubles while making warranty claims.

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Customer Reports
MarineWife

High Quality, runs quietly and arrived as expected. One thing We had to learn by punching buttons was to change the temperature, hold the unlock button down while moving the temperature controls up and down. We hope this helps.

Amazon Customer

The original wine cooler did not work. After giving a not so glowing review, I received a call from the company who offered their apologies and offered to send another one for free. Well, it arrived and is working perfectly now. Something must have been wrong with the digital readout on the original cooler, but very happy the company stands behind their product and reached out. Happy with the new cooler, and so are the wines.

4. ​​Kalamera 15 Bottle Wine Cooler

This cooler is suitable as either a freestanding unit or a built-in unit. It can hold different sized bottles, and you can remove a shelf to fit in larger bottles of wine or Champagne. It works with compressor cooling and has vibration reduction technology.

The cabinet is made from stainless steel and has a black finish, while the tempered glass door is dual-layered for extra protection.

The racks on the inside are beechwood, and the inside also has a carbon filter and soft LED lighting. Temperature ranges between 40°F and 66°F and it has a memory function that can return the temperature to its previous setting after a potential power outage. The cooler also has a lock and comes with a one year warranty that can be extended for extra.

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Customer Reports
P. Colander

The product arrived unbelievably well packaged and as a result, our fridge was in perfect condition! This company cares. The minimal assembly required was easy. It fills the space formerly occupied by a trash compactor exactly. Everything works and the temperature is consistent. The unit is nearly silent. It is really beautiful and compliments our kitchen decor. Very pleased with this purchase and highly recommend it!

Dan

I got this for the wife’s Christmas present so far no complaints. Looks good in our bar! Love the locking feature because we have a baby that likes to get in everything. If you are putting a wine cooler inside your cabinet make sure you measure correctly before purchasing.

5. ​​Koldfront 18 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler (TWR187ESS)

This dual zone wine cooler can fit 18 bottles of wine and is freestanding with a temperature range of 54°F to 66°F in the top zone, and 46°F to 66°F in the lower zone. The thermoelectric cooler is vibration-free,  and the glass door is tempered. The display is a touchscreen and LCD, while there is LED lighting on the inside. It has a lock for extra security.

The manufacturer made it to mainly house 750 ml/2.75″ Bordeaux bottles, but if you want to store larger bottles, you can also remove a wooden shelf. These precious shelves need extra careful handling, because they might slip out of the tracks, and they are not the easiest to slide in and out. The cooler has a one-year limited warranty.

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Customer Reports
GRT

This little guy is really attractive looking and gets the job done. The fit of the bottles is tight but I fit all 18 bottles in there. For the price, it is really attractive, the wood shelves, stainless steel/glass door and light display make it look high end. I spent hours researching wine coolers and in the end, just got confused so I decided to go with the one that was rated well, reasonably priced and attractive. I couldn’t be more pleased.

Lesha Carlson

Arrived very nicely packaged. Simple to use and adjust temperature & lighting is a nice touch. I knew I wanted dual zones and it’s right on target, very quiet as well. My dining room is open next to the family room and I haven’t even noticed it. Only had a few weeks but definitely happy with the purchase. Again check your bottles for sizing as it will definitely make a difference as to how many you can fit. Love the lock feature as well.

6. Kalamera 24 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler

The dual-zone wine cooler by Kalamera is suitable as a freestanding unit, as well as a built-in cooler for your kitchen. It is made from black stainless steel and has a glass door. The vibration of the compressor is minimal, while the shelves have a beech finish.

 

Of course, there is soft LED lighting on the inside. This is another cooler with a memory function that restores the temperature in case of an outage.

Temperatures range between 40°F and 50°F in the upper, and 50°F to 66°F in the lower zone. It is also lockable. It comes with a one year warranty, and it might arrive with some damage, so be ready to activate it immediately.

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Customer Reports
William Lucas

Arrived in perfect condition. Love this wine fridge. It fit perfectly in its new home. I researched for a long time for a dual zoned, right dimension, quite, bottom condenser, with a locked fridge. This one had everything I needed plus the UV protected door. The reviews are right this fridge is super quiet and works great. Highly recommend Kalamer’s to keep your wine safe.

Mimis

This arrived on the promised date (fast!) in perfect shape. It will go as undermount in kitchen island once renovations are started but are a free-standing unit right now in a study. Seems to be maintaining the temperature well, the nice looking unit even as free-standing. Very pleased with this purchase!

7. ​Whynter 20 Bottle Wine Cooler

This freestanding black cabinet cooler has a black-tinted mirror glass on the door that protects the wine inside it from UV. It cools your favorite beverage through thermoelectric cooling of low noise and vibration. Controls are soft-touch buttons, and there is an LCD display.

Similar to the others, the temperatures range from 46°F to 65°F, but some owners experienced differences on the display and the actual temperature inside the cooler. It comes with a year limited warranty from the manufacturer, with an option to extend it.

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Customer Reports
Zack m.

We live in Arizona and it can get pretty hot inside the house so I was worried based on some reviews I read that the refrigerator would have issues maintaining the proper red wine temperature. They were all wrong. It took about 24 hours to reach the ideal temperature and has not deviated 1° since. I think it is just the right size and while you could get a cheaper model, it suits my purposes perfectly. I would highly recommend this product.

B. Kerr

First up, let me say that I don’t use mine for wine, I use it for cheese making. Having said that though, it doesn’t really make that much difference what I use it for, as I still need it to work, hold its temperature, etc. I got mine in 2016. It’s been running great ever since. It’s quiet, it holds it’s temperature, and it does pretty much everything I need it to do! Really love it and would definitely recommend it!

8. Kalamera 50 Bottle Wine Cooler

This huge 50 bottle wine cooler is freestanding and has a black finish stainless steel cabinet. The glass door is anti-UV, and it has a soft LED on the inside. The shelves have a beech finish and can be removed. Although it says it fits 50 bottles, it can be hard to reach this capacity if you use bottles larger than 750 ml.

This wine cooler operates at on temperatures between 40°F and 66°F, and it has a memory function. The compressor system is quiet and vibration-free, and you get a one-year limited warranty.

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Customer Reports
Barb K.

After we plugged in our Kalamera Wine Cooler and filled it with wine, I had to put my ear up to it because it was so QUIET! Very pleased with the clean lines, attractive handle and front. Nice natural wood shelving. Got 40 bottles in and it is full. Checked the temp we set the wine cooler at with my refrigerator thermometer and it was right on. Well balanced. No vibration, no noise. Very very happy with this and would recommend to anyone.

Kindle Customer

Having read the reviews, I knew this refrigerator was unlikely to fit 50 bottles unless they were all small red wines. This seems to be an issue on all the reviews for all the wine refrigerators. I easily fit 42 bottles with at least 10 larger bottles in the mix. The refrig was easy to assemble and attractive to look at. It is not noisy and cooled quickly. I am excited to have a place I can keep all my nicer wine bottles.

9. Wine Enthusiast 32 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler

The 32 bottles dual zone wine cooler by Wine Enthusiast brand comes equipped with an energy-efficient and vibration-free thermoelectric CFC cooling system. It is made to fit 32 standard 750 ml Bordeaux bottles and cools them in a temperature range between 54°F and 66°F in the top zone and between 46°F and 66°F in the lower zone.

The shelves on the inside of the cooler are chrome, and they are removable so that you can fit some bigger, non-standard bottles inside of it as well.

The outside of the cabinet is made from stainless steel that has a black finish, while the door is from smoked glass reflective Thermopane. A one-year limited warranty from the manufacturer is included.

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Customer Reports
JFT

As for the cooler itself, we are extremely pleased. We purchased this WE wine cooler on the recommendation of the owners of two local wineries. Runs quietly came to proper temperature very quickly and appears to be a well-built appliance. We are very happy with this purchase.

Mike Hakes

I purchased this wine refrigerator to replace another brand wine refrigerator that I had for about 10 years. It finally died, and a replacement was needed. I wanted one that holds at least 25 bottles, looks great and does not take up a huge amount of space. This Wine Enthusiast Silent 28 Bottle Wine Refrigerator meets those requirements! It arrived quickly, was easy to set up, and makes the perfect replacement for my last wine fridge. Best of all, it looks fantastic in my dining room and holds all of my wine bottles easily. I’m looking forward to many years of great service from this wine refrigerator!

10. ​Allavino FlexCount VSWR56-2SSRN – 56 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator

The Allavino Flex Count is the largest wine cooler on the list, as it can hold 56 bottles. It is a dual-zone wine cooler that offers flexible storage that includes housing Champagne and Pinot bottles, other than standard 750 ml wine bottles.

Although it is a dual-zone cooler with 41°F to 61°F temperatures in the upper and 45°F to 64°F in the lower zone, some owners experienced major fluctuations and the temperature difference between these two zones.

The cooler uses a 25% more energy-efficient cooling system that has reduced noise. It has a front vent, which means it is perfect for building it into your kitchen. It can also be a freestanding unit. You can choose between two handles, so select the one that goes with your kitchen or other surroundings the best.

There is of course a one-year limited warranty, and keep in mind that some reviews describe customer service issues while they were trying to make a claim under the warranty regarding a faulty design or damage. Buying an extended warranty past the one year that is included is highly advised.

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Customer Reports
PanamaCZ

Love this cooler its the 4th cooler we have purchased and is by far the best in quality and functionality. The cooler did show up with some issues that the manufacture did resolve quickly and easily. The customer service provided by Kaylyn from The Beverage Factory was nothing short of spectacular thank you. I look forward to purchasing another one of these units as soon as my wine collection grows.

K. Teng

Fit exactly under my counter slot which I have built specifically for this cooler. Hold great temps since I have received this 2 weeks ago. You have 2 options on the handle, in which you can choose from (they sent both in the box). It is also a clean and good looking wine cooler. I was very skeptical about this cooler after reading some reviews outside of Amazon but I am glad I chose this. This cooler is pretty heavy and it vents on the bottom front of the cooler.

How to Choose the Best Wine Cooler in 2020?

Wine coolers are specifically designed for keeping wines tasty and crisp, and you do not need to be a sommelier to own one. Proper wine storage is crucial for ensuring that your wine ages perfectly and always stays fresh, so whether you are a long-term lover or have just recently began developing an enthusiasm for it, having a wine refrigerator in your home can be quite beneficial.

Today, there are so many wine coolers on the market, so choosing the right one might be difficult. There is a lot of things to take into consideration when choosing the best one, so here are some tips that can help you in your decision-making process.

Types of wine coolers

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There are two types of wine coolers – single temperature and dual-zone ones. Although many wine lovers like to drink white wines chilled, and red wines closer to room temperature, experts suggest that both should be stored at the same level.

This makes single-temperature coolers a perfect choice, and they are also less expensive than dual-zone models. However, if you prefer to keep both types at different levels of cool, you can opt for the latter. Dual-zone fridges might be great for keeping wines ready to serve, but it ultimately comes down do your preference. If you want to read more about this, you can visit kingsbottle.com.

Factors to consider when buying

1. Size

The coolers come in a variety of sizes, so think about where you want to place it. Keep in mind that all of them will take up a certain amount of space, so ensure that you have enough room before buying. For the ability to place it exactly where you want, decide whether it is better to have a built-in or freestanding design.

2. Price

Your options will greatly depend on your budget. Larger coolers cost more, as do more technologically advanced ones, like the dual-zone cooler. Built-in models add extra expenses since you would need to set some money aside for their installation as well. The best thing you can do is set a limit on how much you are willing to spend, and start searching for a wine cooler that fits your price range.

3. Noise

Most coolers will make a noise similar to your refrigerator since they use similar technology. If you do not deal well with noise, you can opt for a thermoelectric model. However, if it is not the best choice for you, read reviews and check what others have said about it. Many people are noise-sensitive, so it is a great way to find out which coolers are the best or worst when it comes to this.

4. Temperature

Serving temperatures will depend on the wine type and your preference, so always check if the appliance offers the temperature range you are looking for since most of them allow you to set or adjust the temperatures yourself.

The Benefits

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Besides the obvious advantage of keeping your wine cool, there are other benefits to owning a wine cooler. It serves as extra storage space, so bottles will not take up any extra space in your refrigerator. It keeps the flavor of your wine, ensuring it stays fresh for longer.

If you like having multiple bottles available, you can save money by buying a larger quantity at once, since many stores offer deals when buying wine in bulks. It is also good for storing nice oils or even beverages that couldn’t fit into your fridge. Even if you are not a wine collector, wine coolers can be a worthy investment.

You will always have access to wine that is the right temperature and is perfectly fresh, ready for you to open and savor the taste. When buying, consider all the factors so you can narrow down your choices, and remember that the best wine refrigerator is the one that has all the features you are looking for and sells for a price you can afford to pay.

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