Ivation Freestanding Thermoelectric Countertop Wine Cooler

Last updated: April 16, 2024


The temperature on this wine cooler refrigerator has a range between 54 degrees Fahrenheit and 64 degrees Fahrenheit. The Thermopane doors also ensure that humidity is kept at bay. Homeowners will love that the cooler is able to store up to 18 wine bottles at once and that it has an attractive modern design that would look great in any kitchen.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: The shelves in this wine cooler refrigerator are constructed from a beautiful beechwood.

In our analysis of 126 expert reviews, the Ivation Freestanding Thermoelectric Countertop Wine Cooler placed 8th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Ivation Wine Cooler keeps your wine at the correct & consistent temperature and stable environment, protecting the wine from exterior lights and elements, and is specially built to have zero vibration, so the wine could be aged and stored properly, enabling it to preserve and develop its delicious flavor, Color and Aroma, with the best possible mouthfeel, body, palette and finish, serving you the best and tastiest wine that is Full, Rich, Supple, Smooth, Round, and Balanced A Must Have for Wine Lovers and Collectors The only way to properly protect your wine is to store them in the Ivation temperature-controlled beautifully designed wine cooler, even for short term storage. Serving temperature has a big effect on how a wine smells, tastes and feels in your mouth, even a very good wine can be awful at the wrong temperature, likewise improper temperature can also shorten the wine’s life or ruin the wine completely, Regular refrigerators are not an option, as they are too cold for most wines, and “Room temperature” is too warm. Features & Specifications Maintains the perfect temperature for red and white wines Efficient thermoelectric cooling Low noise, low vibration – will not disturb sediment Touch controls and LCD display Soft interior lighting with on/off control Tempered smoked glass door Solid, CFC-free polyurethane foam insulation Rated Power: 65W Temperature Range: 54º – 64ºF (12º – 18ºC) Unit Dimensions: 13.5″ x 20″ x 25.4″ (34.5 x 50.8 x 64.5cm) Weight: Net: 32 lbs. (14.5kg), Gross: 36 lbs. (16.4kg) Important Tip: Do not put your wine cooler in the garage. The big temperature ranges of a garage will make the cooler run too often, shortening it’s life. Buy with confident:If you need any help regarding any of our products don’t hesitate, we have a dedicated team ready to assist you please contact us at info@myivation.com or call 866-849-308

Our Expert Consultant

Julie Chernoff
Culinary Expert

Julie Chernoff is a long-time member of Les Dames d’Escoffier (past president of the Chicago Chapter, and current co-chair of the LDEI Legacy Awards Committee), the Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Chernoff is the dining editor of Better, a lifestyle website and print magazine. Her journalism started in the test kitchens of Weight Watchers Magazine. She holds a BA in English from Yale University and is a graduate of the California Culinary Academy. She has spent the last few decades styling, photographing, teaching, developing recipes, editing, thinking and writing about food.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Cooler runs quietly. Has a sleek, stylish appearance that blends in well with most decor. Relatively compact and easy to tuck away without being intrusive. Maintains its temperature regardless of how many or few bottles are inside.
The 18-bottle Ivation IV-FWCT181B is well-built and virtually silent. It can handle tall and odd-shaped bottles, and it keeps your bottles at a steady temperature, hardly fluctuating more than half a degree Fahrenheit from the digital thermostat. It’s easy to operate, relatively compact for its capacity, and fairly well-reviewed online.
This system makes considerably less noise than any traditional cooling system. This lack of sound is the result of a lack of vibration inside the cooler. The ability to keep things at exactly the right level of humidity allows you to keep your wine even more perfect.
Smoked glass dual-pane tempered glass in the door, that helps keep your wines cool. It also provides a barrier to room temperature and allows for easy visual wine label identification. It has solid foam insulation all around and that saves you on your energy bill.

What reviewers didn't like

Not a dual temperature cooler, so may not chill both reds and whites as effectively together.
The racks feel a bit loose in their runners.
I do enjoy a nice, crisp white wine or a sweet, succulent dessert wine from time to time, I was disappointed to see that those who enjoy these wines often would not be able to make use of this cooler. Its range, from 54 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit makes it perfect for red wine lovers, but not for those who enjoy white and dessert wines.
No locking mechanism.
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