How Much Do Commercial Wine Refrigerators Weigh
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How Much Do Commercial Wine Refrigerators Weigh?

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Would you like to purchase a commercial wine fridge? If so, you might be wondering how heavy it is.

As part of this article, we will discuss the approximate weight of a commercial wine cooler, where to place them, and how to safely move them.

How Much Do Commercial Wine Coolers Weigh?

In regards to the question of how much commercial wine refrigerators weigh, there is no standard, definitive answer here.

This is because each model will differ in weight depending on its size, features, and other specifications.

However, as a rule of thumb, a commercial wine fridge, also referred to as a large wine cooler will typically weigh around 150-200 pounds.

The product specifications will provide you with the weight of a particular wine cooler. Depending on the unit, it may be in pounds (lbs), grams (g), or kilograms (kg).

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Where Is Best To Position A Commercial Wine Cooler?

It is important to consider where you will use a commercial wine refrigerator when choosing one. There are some places that are better suited to smaller refrigerators, whereas others are better suited to larger models.

The best place to position a commercial wine refrigerator is in an area that gets near to no sunlight, is cool (temperature-wise) and has good airflow. This will help to keep your wine chilled and at its best condition. If you don’t have a suitable area, then placing the refrigerator on the ground may be your best option.

Since this is for commercial purposes, these units are usually positioned behind a bar or in a wine cellar.

How to Move a Commercial Wine Refrigerator Safely?

Moving a commercial wine refrigerator can be tricky, especially because they’re often very large (with a large bottle capacity) and heavy, and given the investment cost, it’s extremely important to try and minimize risk here.

With that being said, it can be done safely if you plan ahead and use the right equipment.

Here are some tips to help make the move go smoothly:

  1. Start by marking the spot where you want the refrigerator to go, then remove the surrounding furniture and take down any hanging cabinets or wires that will get in the way when transporting the unit.
  2. Use a dolly or a sturdy cart to move the refrigerator into position. Make sure that it is level and centered on your marks, and use straps or bungee cords to keep it in place during transport. The worst thing that can happen is the fridge is loose and falls.
  3. Once it’s in position, fasten down any loose pieces with screws or bolts, then connect the power and water supplies. Finally, reinstall your furniture and decorate as you normally would.


A commercial wine refrigerator can be a great addition to your business, and although there’s no single answer as to how much a commercial wine fridge weighs, because wine fridge models will weigh differently based on their size, features, and other specs, you can easily find out by looking at the model specifications.

It is crucial to consider the placement position where you want to put the wine fridge, alongside the plan on how to actually put it there safely.

For those interested in looking at where to purchase a commercial wine fridge, feel free to read this article here. Thanks for reading!

David J Sharp is a wine equipment expert, having previously worked with some of the best wine cooler manufacturers within the USA. Today he works as a full-time wine cooler and wine cellar consultant for small and large clients alike. You can find out more about LoveCraftWines here.

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