Antarctic Star Mini Wine & Beverage Countertop Cooler

Last updated date: September 23, 2020

DWYM Score
8.6

Antarctic Star Mini Wine & Beverage Countertop Cooler

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Overall Take

Designed for wine lovers, this compact minifridge can also keep beer, soda and other drinks at their optimum temperatures. It has a special reinforced door fitted with an airtight seal that provides the perfect temperature and humidity for all your bottles and cans. This compact cooler also has a temperature rotation button and an LED headlamp. In our analysis of 7 expert reviews, the Antarctic Star Antarctic Star Mini Wine & Beverage Countertop Cooler placed 5th when we looked at the top 6 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.2
1 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
307 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Ideal for wines. Can store both cans and bottles. Double paned glass and air tight seals. Reversable door.
- Chef's Resource
What experts didn't like
Best used as a free standing unit.
- Chef's Resource

From The Manufacturer

KEEP WINE COOL: Heat is enemy number one for wine. The Wine Cooler enables you to store your wine in optimal conditions for long-term aging. Working temperature range is 40°F- 61°F, and allows you to customize the temp (55°F is often cited as close to perfect). IDEAL LIGHT and HUMIDITY: With its reinforced glass door with air tight seal and help to maintain an ideal humidity level, this beverage refrigerator gives you a compact and modern design perfect for your living room . Blue soft LED interior lighting not only beautifully showcases the wine but won’t damage the wine. PERFECT WINE STORAGE: 1.6cu.ft red or white wine bottles capacity, also perfect for canned beer and beverage storage. Horizontal racking is a space-efficient way to store your bottles, and it definitely can't harm your wines. NO VIBRATION and QUIET: Equipped with an advanced cooling system that will keep your beverages at the right temperature without making a noise. With no disturbance to its natural occurring sediments. Equipped with Movable Black Shelves, Glass Door and Adjustable Leveling Legs. FREESTANDING: Freestanding application only, NOT for built in use. The beverage and wine center door will close more easily when the two front leveling legs are extended slightly.This premium wine cooling unit is backed by a 1 year quality warranty of complete satisfaction.

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An Overview On Countertop Coolers

Countertop coolers are convenient for homes and businesses.  They are great to have when you need some extra storage for entertaining, and they also come in handy at vacation homes. Companies use them to display items for sale at the register, like water, soda, sandwiches and baked goods.

Someone buying a countertop cooler for a media room will have different priorities than a business owner buying one for their sandwich shop. Some countertop coolers have glass doors, while others do not. The type of cooler you buy depends on what they will be used for. They come in different sizes, too, so buyers should also consider how much space they have on their counter.

These coolers are usually easy to care for. Their fronts can be wiped down with glass cleaner or a vinegar and water solution. You can also use soap, warm water and a cleaning rag. If the minifridge or cooler is an automatic defrost model, the condensate’s lower pan can be drained. Manual defrost coolers need to be defrosted, otherwise you may see frost or mold accumulation over time.

Features to look for include adjustable shelving, electronic or digital temperature controls, lighting, door opening options and door locking options. Different beverages and foods keep best at different temperatures, so zoned temperature controls could the right choice. For example, white wine should be stored at 45 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit; reds can chill at 60 to 68 degrees and beer should stay at 45 to 60 degrees.

DWYM Fun Fact

One of the first – and least expensive – countertop coolers ever made was a special Coca-Cola cooler made by Glascock Brothers in 1928. The small unit had its own iced box and rack inside, and it could hold a maximum of 20 pounds of ice and 36 bottles.

That same year, the company sold 30,000 of these coolers at a price of $12.50 each. It was a dark green color, with the bright red and white Coca-Cola logo displayed prominently.

The Countertop Cooler Buying Guide

  • Shops and restaurants can place countertop coolers near their cash registers. Customers are more likely to see them and make impulse buys.
  • Reaching into a countertop cooler is easier on one’s back than reaching up high or down low to grab things.
  • These appliances come in different finishes and color, so buyers can find ones that best match their décor.
  • Countertop coolers work well on top of wet bar countertops. When there’s a large party going on, guests can simply reach in for themselves and take their favorite drink.
  • Before buying a countertop cooler, decide how much room you have and how much food and drink you need to keep inside. Try placing an empty box or other item in the space first to gauge the space.