A is an appliance that wine drinkers use to cool their collection of wine bottles. Whether you’ve got a selection of red, white, or rose wines, a is best-suited to help your keep your at a stable cooling , ready to serve.
There are several types of that exist, and so depending on the type, brand, and model, each will provide different features. However, the core functionality is the same.
What does a cool at?
As we briefly mentioned above, each will vary based on it’s type, brand and model.
However, a typical compressor-powered will cool from approximately 42 – 65 degrees.
A will typically have a more limited range, as it simply does not have the power to cool to the low temperatures that a compressor unit can. Therefore, you can expect anything from 50 – 68 degrees from a thermoelectric-powered unit.
Does your kitchen really need a
This is quite a subjective question, and the answer to this will be based on the amount of wine you’re looking to either consume or collect.
Additionally, you’ll want to consider the physical space that you have in your kitchen. If you potentially don’t have much space available, a ) is the perfect environment to position your in. (
Benefits of having a
Owning a has some clear benefits, and we’ve listed all of them here:
- Specifically built to keep your wine in perfect condition, which is an assurance if you’re a wine collector who owns expensive wines.
- You don’t have to store wines in your , which isn’t built to hold the wine bottles.
- Looks visually appealing, especially when it’s full of wine and it has LED lights turned on.
- Most have UV-resistant glass to help keep ultra-violet light from spoiling your
- This means that you can have more control over the , especially since you’re not considering the refrigeration of other items such as food.
What are the different types of
There are several types of that you can get, including different sizes.
We’ve included all of the different types of these below:
Undercounter: These are units that have forward-facing vents, and therefore can be placed in a built-in location, such as under a kitchen counter. Because of this, you’ll need to measure the height, width, and depth of the space before purchasing such a unit.
Freestanding: These are units that don’t have front-facing vents, and therefore should be placed in a position where air can easily flow to the back and sides of the unit. Because of this, they’re not put in an enclosed environment, and therefore, don’t require as strict size requirements.
Countertop: These are units that are positioned on the countertop in a kitchen or bar. These are much smaller units because of this, and hence don’t have the same as freestanding or built-in wine coolers.
Compressor: The majority of large wine coolers are powered by a compressor-based system. This is because it’s the most powerful and effective at cooling units with capacities.
Thermoelectric: These units are considered as small wine coolers, and they generally don’t exceed a of 25 bottles. This is because a thermoelectric system cannot handle the cooling of large internal spaces.
Single-Zone: These are units that have 1 cooling zone.
Dual-Zone: These are units that have 2 cooling zones, which can be independently cooled at different temperatures. Perfect for being able to cool both white and .