hOmelabs Freestanding Single Zone Wine Cooler

Last updated date: March 31, 2020

DWYM Score
9.7


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Overall Take

Sleek is the best word to describe the hOmelabs Freestanding Single Zone Wine Cooler. The attractive black exterior is sure to match the rest of your kitchen decor and the classy glass door allows you to check your inventory without ever having to open the refrigerator door. Users will also love the magnetic door seal that keeps the wine perfectly chilled and the easy-to-use digital control panel for quickly setting the cooler to the ideal temperature. In our analysis of 35 expert reviews, the hOmelabs hOmelabs Freestanding Single Zone Wine Cooler placed 1st when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 31, 2020:
Checkout The Best Wine Cooler Refrigerator for a detailed review of all the top wine cooler refrigerators.

Expert Summarized Score
8.5
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
246 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
When you need a larger unit for your entertainment room, bar or kitchen, this model is the perfect choice. Spacious enough to accommodate 18 bottles, it is stylish, efficient and quiet running so it won’t disturb you or your guests.
- Cooling Wine
Stylish. Silent. Does not need much space. Can store 18 bottles. Strong and durable.
- Popular Wine Coolers
The hOmelabs unit is a solid wine chiller for anyone who’s looking for a single-zone unit with great customer reviews.
- LoveCraftWines
The hOmelabs 18 Bottle Wine Cooler is one of the internet’s best-selling wine fridges. It’s no surprise this model is so popular, as it offers a lot of bang for your buck. The design is praised by wine aficionados for its functionality, value and compact design.
- I Love Wine
What experts didn't like
Comes in one color. Difficult to return. Cannot store large bottles.
- Popular Wine Coolers
This is a thermoelectric wine cellar cooler, ideal for chilling red wine to a nice temperature which isn’t too cold, but you may want the option to refrigerate your white/rose and champagne at a colder temperature.
- LoveCraftWines

From The Manufacturer

Enjoy A Bottle From hOme Whether it’s after a long day, a celebration, or just a treat to yourself, drinking a well-chilled glass of wine is an enjoyable experience. This is why we created the hOmelabs 18 Bottle Wine Cooler—you deserve a wine cooler with easy to use controls, slide out racks, and the ability to keep bottles at the perfectly correct temperature. Cheers! A Wine Cellar For Your Home Bring all the benefits of your own personal wine cellar into your kitchen, living room, or any entertaining space. The hOmelabs 18 Bottle Wine Cooler measures at 14.0 x 20.1 x 25.5 inches and can house up to 18 standard (750 ml) wine bottles. This wine cooler also sports five strong and sturdy racks, constructed from polished chrome. It combines form and function; your bottles are contained behind a stylish glass door and a magnetic seal, and the racks slide out for easy access. There is no better or more convenient way to store your bottles of vino. Wine Storage in Home Bar Enjoy The Perfect Glass The key to enjoying a glass of wine is to keep your bottle in a space that maintains a consistent temperature. This is why the hOmelabs 18 Bottle Wine Cooler allows you to customize its internal degree. Set the temperature of this wine cooler between 54°F - 66°F to create the absolute ideal environment for your red or white wine bottles. Use the easy to read LCD temperature indicator to accurately program your preferred setting. As a bonus, this wine cooler features an interior light switch so you can admire your collection from a distance. hOmeLabs Wine Cooler hOmeLabs Energy Efficient Wine Cooler Energy Star 18 Bottle Cost Effective Great For Entertaining With its 18 bottle capacity, easy to use temperature controls, and stylish appearance, our hOmelabs 18 Bottle Wine Cooler is designed to be a hit at any event. Its temperature controls will ensure each bottle is perfectly chilled, and its polished chrome pull-out racks and transparent glass door keep things convenient. It's a must for any wine or party enthusiast. Pair Up What goes great with wine...besides more wine? Food! Wine and food bring the best out in each other and are essential for any wine tasting party. We've done our research and have found some basic food pairings to get the most out of your wine/food experience. For example, Pinot Noirs are great for dishes with earthy flavors, while a Chardonnay is ideal for fatty fish and rich sauces. Efficient and Convenient The hOmelabs 18 Bottle Wine Cooler measures at 14.0 x 20.1 x 25.5 inches—a fitting size for most spaces. It also features a whisper quiet fan, as well as a thermoelectric cooling system. This means it can provide drinks for your party, but not crash it with excessive noise. Drink up!

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An Overview On Wine Cooler Refrigerators

Whether you frequently host dinner parties, or you simply enjoy a glass of wine with your meals, a wine cooler refrigerator is an excellent purchase. You’ll be able to keep your favorite wines at an ideal temperature so that they are ready for consumption at a moment’s notice.

Before you browse the available wine cooler refrigerators on the market, you need to take a look at your kitchen or dining space. There are larger models that sit right on your floor, vertical units that fit in between a counter and a table and miniature models that rest right on your counter or tabletop.

Determine how many wine bottles you’d like the wine cooler refrigerator to hold, assuming you have the space. There are units that fit just 12 bottles, as well as coolers that can hold 15 and 18 bottles.

Check the temperature settings next. There are single zones with adjustable temperatures between 52 and 64-degrees Fahrenheit, as well as dual zones that allow you to keep white wines colder than your red wines. Look for an easy-to-use digital display that also has a button that turns on an internal light, so that you can view the bottles in the evening light.

Consider a wine cooler refrigerator that is energy efficient, has low to no vibration and runs quietly. It’s an added bonus if the model also keeps out UV light and has a secure door seal to prevent moisture.

Homes with small children will need a wine cooler refrigerator with an automatic child lock. This type of lock will activate a few seconds after the cooler’s door has closed to keep young ones from accessing a bottle when parents aren’t in the room.

DYWM Fun Fact

Back in Biblical times, wine was stored in wineskins that were typically made from goat skins. Later, archaeologists discovered clay jars that were used to hold fermented fruit juices, like wine.

It is believed that the first wine cellar existed more than 3,700 years ago in the city of Tel Kabri. Amazingly, this cellar is believed to have held as many as 3,000 wine bottles. Thanks to the invention of electricity and refrigeration, we can now store our wine in specially designed wine coolers.

The Wine Cooler Refrigerator Buying Guide

  • Not all wine coolers have door locks to keep children out.
  • Larger bottles might not fit on certain wine racks. You may need to remove a rack to store them, which means the cooler won’t be able to hold its listed number of wine bottles.
  • White wines are typically stored in cooler temperatures than red wines. If you prefer white wine, keep this in mind as you browse the available wine cooler refrigerators, as some have limited temperature settings.
  • When making big purchases, such as a wine cooler refrigerator, it’s best to go with a company that offers some type of product protection. Look for a customer satisfaction guarantee or a 1-year warranty with free returns or exchanges within the first 30 days from the date of purchase.
  • Wine cooler refrigerator prices vary by the number of bottles they hold, as well as the number of extra features they have. When comparing prices, it’s a good idea to divide the overall price by the number of bottles the unit holds. If the unit has extra features, you’ll want to take that into consideration after you know the price per bottle. On the lower end of the price range, you’ll find the hOmelabs Freestanding Single Zone Wine Cooler and the Koldfront Slim-Fit Thermoelectric Wine Cooler. The Ivation Thermoelectric Countertop Wine Cooler is moderately priced, while the NutriChef Compact Countertop Wine Cooler is the most expensive.