FireBird 28-Bottle Freestanding Thermoelectric Wine Cooler Review

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If you are the type of person who looks forward to a glass of wine at the end of a busy day, you know how important it is to keep that bottle at the right temperature. A wine that is too warm or too cold could ruin the entire experience. Subtle notes and fragrances only come out when the wine is stored properly.

A good wine cooler is essential to making sure your wine is always presented the right way. The 28-Bottle Freestanding Thermoelectric Wine Cooler by Firebird is one possible choice for all those who love their wine. This review will go over all the features of this product so you can decide for yourself if it is for you.

Product Details

The developers at Firebird realize the important role temperature plays in a good glass of wine. They have equipped their cooler with an easily accessible touch pad for temperature control. The clear display on the LED screen lets you know that the cooler is always at the correct setting.

The thermoelectric fan cooling system is quiet and able to reduce vibration.

This model is made to accommodate 28 standard sized wine bottles.

There is a sleek black and silver finish that will be able to blend with almost any decor. This is a company that knows exactly what every wine enthusiast needs in their home.

Pros

  • This fridge is both stylish and compact.
  • The fan is amazingly quiet.
  • The temperature settings are clear with the digital screen.
  • Great value at a reasonable price.
  • Excellent customer service for anyone who has questions and concerns.

Cons

  • The location of the fan causes wine on the top shelf to be cooler than those below.
  • The shelves will need to be adjusted for any non-standard bottle sizes.
  • The temperature settings do not go below 54 degrees.
  • The shelves are made from lower quality materials.

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Final Thoughts

Keeping the temperature of your favorite wine will improve the flavor and make the wine taste the way it meant to. The 28-Bottle Freestanding Thermoelectric Wine Cooler by Firebird has many good qualities and some aspects that are slightly problematic.

If you are passionate about your wine and feel the need to purchase a cooler, this model may be just what you need. Keep in mind that there are temperature limits and the cooling is not always distributed evenly. For the price though, this is one of the better coolers you will find.

It is quiet, efficient, and uses quality technology for the screen and settings.

While the needs of many wine lovers will be met with this product, those who are more detail oriented may feel like it falls short of expectations.

All-in-all this is a well-made wine cooler, but may not be for everyone. From all I have seen, this cooler does merit a test run as long as you are okay with a few minor inconveniences.

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AKDY 28-Bottle Single-Zone Freestanding Wine Cooler Review

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Wine cellar fridges are awesome to have if you want to keep your bottles at drinking temperature. They’re also nice to have if you simply want an efficient way to prolong the life of your wine without dedicating an entire room to becoming an actual cellar. If you’re looking to store and cool more than 20 bottles of wine at once, one product to consider is the AKDY 28-Bottle Single-Zone Freestanding Wine Cooler.

This model is a really great value. And I dare say it might be the best wine fridge available for under $200. Here’s more info to tell you why:

Details

One of the stand-out features of this AKDY wine cooler is that it holds 28 bottles of wine, which is significantly more than some other wine cooler models I’ve reviewed at this price point. Its wire racks are stable, securely hold the wine, and slide in and out easily. The machine uses a thermoelectric cooling system that’s fairly quiet the majority of the time, and it also rarely vibrates.

The design of this cellar fridge is energy efficient, and it also has a neat touchpad that controls the temperature inside. An LED display clearly shows what temperature the cooler is set to, and you can move the temperature up or down with the touch of a button.

akdy_28_bottle_single_zone_wine_cooler_door_shutAnother nice thing about the AKDY 28 Bottle cooler is how nice it looks. The profile is attractive and the black color ensures it can easily sit on display anywhere in your home and look great. This model is also a good pick if you don’t want a wine fridge that takes up tons of space, as it’s just 20 inches by 16.9 inches horizontally and 28.6 inches in height.

Pros

Wine enthusiasts will appreciate the excellent features of this cooler:

  • It’s very sleek looking and will fit well into most decor.
  • The wine cellar really does get down to 54 degrees and will stay cool.
  • The touch screen controls are super easy and convenient to use.
  • If you have a lot of wine bottles, this can be your one place to store them all. Of course, if you keep more than 28 bottles on hand you’ll need to either buy two coolers or find an alternative storage solution for your other bottles.

Cons

There are some concerns about this wine fridge, but few are total deal breakers:

  • If you want to store a lot of sparkling or white wine and you prefer to drink it around 46 degrees Fahrenheit or so, this may not be the best cooler to get. At best, it cools down to 54 degrees F. If you aren’t willing to chill sparkling and white wines in the fridge before serving, this isn’t the cooler for you.
  • Sometimes this model will make a noticeable humming noise, but it usually only happens when the weather is hotter and it has to work harder to cool the bottles.
  • The 28 bottle capacity will work well for casual wine drinkers and those who keep 28 bottles or less on hand, but those who have expansive wine collections will need more space.

Summary

For a convenient, easy to use, and space saving way to store your wine, the AKDY 28-Bottle Single Zone Cooler is a great choice. It’s attractive, works well, and its sub-$200 price point is a bargain. To store more than 20 bottles without spending a bundle, this wine fridge is well worth a look.

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Igloo 8-Bottle Wine Cooler Review

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The Igloo 8-Bottle Wine Cooler is a wine cooling system with adjustable temperature designed to keep your wines—white or red—at your desired temperature. The 8-Bottle Wine Cooler is relatively compact (22″ deep, 16″ wide), while adding a level of class and sophistication to your kitchen or dining room. Any dinner guests or friends you have over will be impressed with your care and your treatment of wine. This is also one of the most affordable models on the market.

The 8-Bottle Wine Cooler is able to hold a total of—you guessed it—eight bottles of your favorite wines. And the wire shelves are also able to slide right out.

This wine cooler has a one-button temperature regulator, so there is absolutely no learning curve to using this wine cooler. And the white interior light gives you an almost intrusive view into your wine bottles’ contents, allowing you to judge for yourself the quality of the wines you have in stock almost instantly.

But for a more in-depth analysis of this product, let’s look at the pros and cons of this model.

Pros

  • The design of the 8-Bottle Wine Cooler is simple, compact, and generally will be an unobtrusive addition to your kitchen and/or dining setup.
  • I like how quiet it is for keeping wine cool.
  • You will definitely save on the amount of electricity used over the bigger wine cooling systems.
  • 8-Bottle Wine Cooler is portable for the most part. It is compact and can be store in a variety of places. This is NOT JUST for kitchen use. You can store it in the bedroom closet or even use it for the camper. All you really need is an outlet.

Cons

  • You are obviously limited to 8 bottles. For many people this is plenty, but if you’re a wine collector, then you’ll want to move on to a larger model.
  • I heard that the product may eventually overheat, and become loud over a period of a year and a half or so. But it really depends on how well you take care of it.

Overall, the Igloo 8-Bottle Wine Cooler is not a bad model when you consider its low price. Some buyers, however, might like to spend just a little more to get comparably sized unit with added features such as wooden shelves or different styling.

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Koldfront 24-Bottle Freestanding Dual-Zone Wine Cooler Review

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The Koldfront 24-Bottle Freestanding Dual-Zone Wine Cooler is designed to cool your red and white wines simultaneously. That is because it contains two compartments that enable it to cool the wines to their perfect storage or serving temperatures. It can hold 24 bottles, which is a good medium capacity size if you are storing wines for use at your home.

Product Features

Thermoelectric Cooler

The Koldfront 24 Bottle Wine Cooler uses thermoelectric cooling technology. This technology allows the system to run quietly and without any vibrations. It also saves you on energy. That means your electricity bill will not shoot up just because you bought this wine cooler.

No Vibrations

The thermoelectric cooler does not vibrate like a regular refrigerator does. That is a plus for wine storage since vibrations degrade the quality of wine. Vibrations disturb the wine sediments and spoil the taste. With this cooler, you can be confident that will not happen.

Silent Operation

The Koldfront 24 Bottle Free Standing Dual Zone Wine Cooler runs silently due to its thermoelectric cooling system. If you like silence at night, that is a plus. You will also be happy to know that it does not run continuously but only when the temperature rises. That mostly happens when you open its door to take out your wine.

Two Cooling Compartments

koldfront_24_bottle_wine_cooler_wooden_shelf_detailI like that I can store both red and white wines in separate sections. Ideally, they should get cooled to different temperatures. When storing in a regular cooler that has only one compartment, you’ll always have to chill your white wines additionally before serving. But this device will allow you to keep your white wines cooler than your reds. The top compartment gets cooled to a temperature range of 54 to 66°F, while the bottom one can be set within a temperature range of 46 to 66°F.

Digital Control

Most regular refrigerators only provide a dial knob for setting the temperature of the internal compartment. This wine cooler provides you with a digital control pad. That means you can set the precise temperature that you want for your wine collection. And each zone can be set individually. The digital control system also includes a microcontroller to monitor and keep the internal temperatures in control. It is the perfect internal temperature control for temperature sensitive items like wine.

Sleek Design

The Koldfront 24 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler aims to amaze in its appearance. It has a metallic handle, black cabinet, with a stainless steel front door, blue interior lighting, and a slim vertical design. It is the kind of appliance you want to decorate your living space.

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Pros

  • It has two compartments for cooling red wine and white wine
  • Digital temperature control
  • Silent operations
  • No vibrations
  • Energy efficient
  • Cools the different compartments to different temperatures

Cons

The only real negatives are minor points to consider when operating this model.

  • Do not keep opening the door, as it strains the cooling system.
  • Hold the tray with both handles when pulling it out. Otherwise, it will drop to the compartment below it.
  • The door must be opened to 180 degrees in order to pull out the storage trays. This means that you essentially need to place this unit in a spot where there is empty space directly to it’s right.

Summary

I like that this wine cooler enables me to store both red and white wines at their perfect temperatures. It’s a little pricier than some comparable models, however, the dual-zone cooling in a medium-capacity cooler is something that will appeal to many buyers.

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Avanti 12-Bottle Thermoelectric Countertop Wine Cooler Review

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The Avanti EWC1201 12 Bottle Wine Cooler is a unique wine storage appliance designed for use at home. It runs quietly and efficiently. Its interior allows you to store wines both in a horizontal and vertical position to accommodate four open bottles. It is environment-friendly, and I love the fact that it uses a digital controller to regulate its internal temperature.

Product Features

No Vibrations

The Avanti 12 Bottle Wine Cooler operates without any vibration because it does not use a compressor. There are no moving parts inside except for small fans that circulate the cooled air. It uses a thermoelectric design to cool its interior. It is the kind of cooler that is pleasant to use at your home because of its silent operation. I find the quality of the wine after being stored inside it to be similar to what you get from use of an actual wine cellar.

Classic Cabinet Design

Its classic design looks great on the kitchen counter or in the bedroom. It has just enough decoration to make it blend with other electronic appliances. Its digital display panel gives it a look of a modern kitchen appliance designed to perfection.

Compact Design

The compact design which takes more vertical space than horizontal space means that you do not waste much of your kitchen counter space. If you have an open kitchen, you will love showing off this unique wine cooler.

Silent Operation

I like the fact this wine cooler does not make any noise when working to cool your wine. I enjoy the fact I can have it in my bedroom and forget it is even there. If you like to meditate or do other activities that require a silent environment, then you will love this wine cooler. It cools your wine and stays silent at the same time.

Power Efficiency

Without the use of a compressor, they were able to not only avoid vibration and noise—they lowered its power consumption as well. You can rest assured your energy bill will not shoot up because you bought this great wine cooler.

Environmentally Friendly

No compressor means this wine cooler has no Freon in it as well. I find that to be a great relief when buying it. It just feels good knowing that you are not polluting the environment at the same time that you indulge yourself.

Pros

  • It is efficient. Your energy bills will not be affected much.
  • It is easy to operate and allows storage of four bottles vertically and eight horizontally.
  • Blends well with other kitchen appliances.
  • Operates silently, you can sleep with it in your bedroom. Great for those living in a studio apartment.
  • Does not vibrate when in the running. Your wine’s sediment, therefore, remains undisturbed just like in a wine cellar.

Cons

  • The door is a little fragile. You have to open it with care to avoid making it come off the hinges.
  • This is not a chiller. You can only use it to store wine down to 53 degrees Fahrenheit. Fine for reds, but whites might need extra chilling before serving.

Conclusion

Even though you will not be able to use this model to chill your white wine, you can happily use it to store both reds and whites without ruining their unique character. I like it that I can have a micro wine cellar at my kitchen counter. And the vertical orientation of this unit gives it a very small footprint on your countertop. The ability to store 4 open bottles upright is another unique feature that will appeal to some. It would make a special gift for any wine lover you know.

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Igloo FRW133 12-Bottle Wine Cooler Review

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The Igloo FRW133 12-Bottle Wine Cooler is the perfect wine cooler for storage of a modest wine stash at home. I like it that it can hold up to 12 bottles and cool them down to 52 degrees. It does that without making any noise like a regular fridge does. I find its unique compact design blends very well with my other kitchen appliances.

Product Features

Holds a Maximum of 12 Bottles

This wine mini cooler is everything you need at home for storing your wines. It can cool them down to 52 degrees Fahrenheit, which is below the recommended temperature of 55°F for storing wine. So you can safely store your wines for as long as you want. For many casual wine drinkers, this 12 bottle capacity is plenty.

Digital Temperature Control

It uses a micro-controller to keep its internal temperature in check. That is helpful when you are looking for a stabilized temperature to store your wine. All I have to do is set the right temperature on its digital display panel, and then the micro-controller will do the rest. It does not cool the wine instantly. However, it does hold the temperature constant once it reaches the temperature you have set.

Adjustable Interior Space

I found out that you can take out the shelves to increase the interior space of a row if you need to. That is helpful when you have bigger wine bottles to store.

Double Layer Glass Design

The double layered glass design improves its cooling capability. That is because the gap of air between panes of glass slows heats loss by convection. It also offers addition structural strength to this compact wine cooler.

Thermoelectric Cooling System

The Igloo FRW133 12-Bottle Wine Cooler is environment-friendly. It does not use a compressor to cool its interior. It, therefore, does not pollute the environment with Freon, a coolant in compressors.

Silent Operation

Since this mini cooler uses a thermoelectric cooling system instead of a compressor, it can run more quietly as compared to other cooling systems. You can have it in your bedroom, and you will sleep comfortably without being kept awake by noise. The only moving parts are small fans that help to circulate the cooled air in its interior.

No Vibrations

Another advantage of this type of cooling system is a lack of vibrations. That means your wine’s sediments stay undisturbed for the entire duration of storage. Therefore, when you finally take out the wine, you can enjoy its crispy taste because it will taste like any professionally stored wine. After that, you will not want to store your wines in your fridge again.

Pros

  • It’s super silent compared to a fridge. You can have it in the kitchen or even in your bedroom.
  • The compact size of this wine cooler is ideal for conserving spaces in your kitchen.
  • Its unique design makes it easy to blend it with the rest of the kitchen appliances.
  • Sufficient capacity for many wine lovers.

Cons

  • The cooling only goes down to 52 degrees F. So it’s not ideal for chilling white wines down to serving temps.
  • If you want to take out the shelf, you have to open the door by at least 90 degrees.
  • Open the door with care. It can come off its hinges if you are not careful.

Conclusion

This wine cooler cannot chill your white wines to 50 degrees F or below. If you, however, want to store your wine, it will do a perfect job. It is environmentally friendly and does not make disturbing noises. I also love its unique design that blends with other kitchen appliances. It is a great small-capacity wine storage device to have at home. I find it to be the kind of wine cooler I would give someone as a gift.

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FireBird 8-Bottle Wine Cooler Review

firebird_8-bottle_thermoelectric_wine_cooler_cellar_chiller_refrigeratorIn recent years, wine coolers have moved out of the realm of wine snobbery and into the mainstream. It’s not just people with expensive and rare vintages who are interested in these handy appliances, but everyday wine drinkers who would like to keep a few bottles at the perfect drinking temperature. While the perception about wine fridges has changed, many still aren’t suitable for the average sized home. And if space is at a premium in your kitchen, finding a wine chiller that will fit in will be a challenge.

One option for those who would like a compact, freestanding cellar is the FireBird 8-Bottle Wine Cooler. It looks good, can easily fit inside most kitchens, and is a cinch to operate. But does its performance stack up? Here’s a closer look at this fun little electric wine cooler.

Details

Size

The most notable feature of the FireBird 8-Bottle Wine Cooler is its size. It’s only 16 inches wide, 19.5 inches deep, and 11 inches tall, making it a candidate for counter top storage or to go into tight spaces. Whether you have a large kitchen or a very small one, you can probably find a place to fit this chiller and have room to spare.

Operation

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Out of the box, the product looks good and only needs to be plugged in and allowed to chill before it’s used. It has two shelves that each hold four bottles, for a total capacity of eight wine bottles. The fan inside of the FireBird 8-Bottle Wine Cooler is thermoelectric, energy efficient, reduces vibration, and runs relatively quietly. It’s not silent by any means, but it definitely won’t drown out what’s going on in your home. You’ll eventually get used to the sound and stop noticing it.

Temperature Control

To control the fridge you use its electronic touchpad, and the temperature is displayed an the LED screen. Here’s where this cooler can get iffy. It doesn’t always reach the temperature that it’s set to. Usually this happens when you don’t position the unit with enough space for ventilation. Make sure you keep it about 2 inches from the wall for best functioning. The lowest the temperature can be set to 44 degrees F. That makes this model best for red wines, as you might need to pop whites into the fridge for a bit before drinking. Still, if you’re a big red drinker and you don’t need tons of storage, this cooler could fit the bill.

Pros

The FireBird 8-Bottle Wine Cooler has some features and benefits that we worth noting:

  • It’s small and can fit in just about any kitchen space.
  • Its color palette and design are neutral enough to complement most decor styles.
  • This fridge is easy to set up and use.
  • It holds eight bottles, which will meet the needs of many.

Cons

For all its good features, this wine cooler has some points of concern:

  • It’s temperature control isn’t 100% reliable.
  • If you need to store more than eight bottles, this isn’t a good option.

Summary

If you most frequently drink red wine, or you don’t mind using this cooler just for storing reds, its price point makes it a decent option. It’s small, has no fuss operation, and works for the most part. However, if you’re thinking of storing sparkling wines or whites, and your intent is to get a cooler that will keep them at drinking temperature, it’s best to look into a different cooler.

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Haier 6-Bottle Wine Cellar Review

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Wine coolers can be handy to have, whether you want to keep your bottles at an optimal temperature or you’re simply looking to prolong the life of extra wine in your stash. A potential problem, however, is that the vast majority of wine coolers are large and don’t fit easily into modestly sized kitchens.

For those who would like a counter top storage option, the number of suitable models available is small. The Haier 6-Bottle Wine Cellar is the ideal solution for those who want a wine chiller but have limited space. It also includes many handy features and electronic controls.

Details

Once this cooler is delivered, you’ll notice how light it is compared to other models that hold the same amount of wine. Don’t be fooled by its size, though, as the Haier 6-Bottle Wine Cellar is a well rounded machine. The temperature inside of the chiller is controlled by a blue LCD display, and inside is a thermoelectric cooling system that’s pleasantly quiet. If you’ve ever heard the loud hum of larger coolers, you’ll be able to appreciate how quietly this one runs.

Because this model is so compact, you can put it almost anywhere—on the counter, under the counter, by your pantry, on a pantry shelf—the options are just about endless. It’s even possible to take it with you in an RV because its dimensions are small: 9.9 inches wide, 20.3 inches in depth, and 14.1 inches high.

The fridge has three shelves that each hold two bottles of wine, and it’s suitable whether you need to store red or white varieties. Aside from its great function and practicality, this model is notable because of its aesthetics. It has a very sleek, modern, and stylish look and is well worth considering if appearance is important to you. To put it plainly, you’ll have no problems putting this machine on display, and you’ll probably even get compliments on it.

Pros

Though this wine cellar is relatively small, it packs a lot of benefits:

  • It can easily fit on most counter tops, or even under the counter.
  • The interior lighting is soft and not harsh.
  • The door’s design is curved, which looks nice and is practical.
  • You can very easily adjust the thermostat on this chiller with the touch of a button.
  • Red and white wines are suitable for this Haier model.

Cons

There are few drawbacks to this wine fridge, but here are some things to consider:

  • You can only hold six bottles of wine in this model, so it’s not ideal if you want to start a sizable collection.
  • The design is modern and largely comprised of black. And while it looks attractive, this chiller definitely won’t fit into every kitchen decor style.
  • The temperature display isn’t precisely accurate, although it’s not usually far off the mark.

Summary

Though this wine cooler won’t meet everyone’s needs, for those who have a smaller collection of vintages or the causal wine drinker who wants an effective storage solution, the Haier 6-Bottle Wine Cellar is a good pick. It’s price makes it even more of a value, and the well built chiller will give you many years of use.

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NewAir 28-Bottle Freestanding Wine Cooler Review

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If you are a wine lover, then you know there is nothing better than enjoying a nicely chilled glass of wine after a long day. We know that improper wine storage can have negative effects to your expensive bottle of wine. That is why it is wise to invest in top notch wine cooler. The NewAir 28-Bottle Freestanding Wine Cooler will chill your wine to perfection, allowing you enjoy your favorite vintage just as it was meant to be.

NewAir 28-Bottle Cooler Key Features

The Exterior

This freestanding model has a very sleek and modern finished look that fits perfectly with any kitchen décor. It has a sleek black cabinet exterior that is framed beautifully with stainless steel. Its tinted glass double-paned door gives off a contemporary yet modern look.

newair_28_bottle_thermoelectric_wine_coolerThe NewAir 28-Bottle Cooler comes inclusive of a blue LED light that can be switched on and off. You can also opt to leave it on, giving your wine bottles a beautiful blue haze that will undoubtedly catch your guests’ attention. Finally, this model comprises of a sturdy, non-slip stainless steel bar handle that allows you to open and access your wine with little to no effort from your end.

This single-zone wine fridge has digital controls that are located on the top door frame. This allows you to set the temperatures to chill your wine to your heart’s desire.

The Interior

Next comes its removable slide-out metal racks that can hold up to 28 bottles of your favorite vintage. There are 6 pull-out shelves in total, each holding a capacity of four bottles. You can store an additional four bottles on the bottom of your cabinet, adding to a grand total of 28.

This model has plastic clips that ensure your bottles are intact and safe at all times. Keep in mind that this wine cooler can hold only 750ml bottles of your favorite red or white wines such as a Moscato, a Sauvignon Blanc, Gamay, Malbec, Merlot, etc. but cannot accommodate champagne bottles that are wider. However, you can opt to pull out a few shelves to make more room for wider bottles—this however will reduce the number of bottles you can chill. This model can accommodate longer bottles that are within 12″ to 13″ long.

Setup and Maintenance

The NewAir Wine Cooler will be delivered to you near full assembly. All you have to do is use the provided manual instructions and fit the door handle.

When stacking up your wines, be wary of blocking the air ventilation, which is located at the back as this can cause your cooler to overheat or not chill your wines.

Pros

  • It holds temperature very well and will keep your bottles nice and chilled to your specified temperature settings, which preserves full flavor and aroma.
  • It has an elegant modern finish that will undoubtedly merge beautifully with your kitchen décor.
  • You will surprised at how easy it is to set up and operate.
  • Thanks to its adjustable interior, you will be able to remove and adjust your shelves to fit wider bottles such as magnums or champagnes.
  • This compact and very handy little device is perfect for your home bar, game room, dining room, or kitchen area.

Cons

  • It can be a bit noisy if you a first time user but you will eventually get used to the fairly quiet soothing sound
  • Its temperatures range from 54-66 degrees F (12-19 degrees C), which can be a bit restrictive when you are dealing with sweet wines.

Conclusion

Overall, the NewAir 28-Bottle Wine Cooler offers great value for your buck. It is spacious, elegant, very sturdy, has adjustable shelves, and holds temperature to ensure your wine is perfectly chilled at all times.

Yes, it does tend to make a little noise and has limited cold temperature settings, but aside from these tiny setbacks, this is a good value cooler with above average storage capacity at an affordable price.

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Koldfront 18-Bottle Freestanding Dual-Zone Wine Cooler Review

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Freestanding wine coolers are super convenient. You don’t have to worry about building out special areas for them and can simply plug yours in and let it do its thing. With the number of electric wine cellars available these days, it can be tough figuring out which one will not only work well, but be spacious enough and look decent enough to put on display. And if you fancy both red and white wines, there’s also the issue of finding a cooler that will somehow keep both at their respective optimal temperatures.

The Koldfront 18-Bottle Freestanding Dual-Zone Wine Cooler not only holds enough bottles to store most people’s wine collections, it works incredibly well and sports an attractive facade. Should you splurge and get one? Here’s more information about the model and whether it will fit your needs.

Product Details

koldfront_18_bottle_wine_cooler_display_detailUnlike most wine coolers, this Koldfront model has two temperature zones: the top chills wine from 46 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit, and the bottom of the cooler chills it between 54 and 66 degrees. This feature makes the chiller suitable for storing reds and whites at the same time and getting each to the right temperature. Imagine being able to grab two bottles of red and white wine, opening them, and finding that both could be enjoyed without additional chilling—that’s the type of advantage that comes with owning this fridge.

It also has wooden shelving, which is a break from the norm. As opposed to the metal shelves that are inside most wine coolers, the wood does a much better job at protecting bottles from cracking or breaking, and it provides a more stable surface. The motor inside this model is thermoelectric and runs fairly quietly. Plus, the doors of the fridge are tempered and also has a safety lock, which is a good feature for those who have children or pets.

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Pros

You’ll find that this Koldfront cooler has tons of benefits:

  • It has two zones so you can keep different types of wine at their proper temperatures.
  • Though it stores 18 bottles, this cooler isn’t imposing and can fit into most average sized kitchen areas.
  • The wine cooler has wooden shelving, which is not only best for bottles to lay on but looks great.
  • It’s a freestanding model.
  • This fridge has a safety lock and tempered glass doors.

Cons

There are a few drawbacks to the fridge, but most aren’t dealbreakers:

  • The cooler has a slim design, but it isn’t small enough to fit on counter tops or really small spaces.
  • If you only drink one type of wine, the dual zone temperature feature may be a moot point.
  • Those with smaller wine collections may feel they’re paying for storage space that they don’t need.

Summary

This Koldfront wine cooler is awesome if you have a modest number of bottles to store or you have both reds and whites in your collection. The dual zone temperature feature works well, and let’s not forget that the cooler itself is attractive.

All in all, this is a great value wine fridge for under $200. Its reasonable price point and wealth of excellent features makes this chiller a smart investment if you often drink wine or keep it around for entertaining.

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