Ivation Thermoelectric Freestanding Countertop Wine Cooler

Last updated date: July 6, 2020

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Ivation Thermoelectric Freestanding Countertop Wine Cooler

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Overall Take

If you have a small kitchen, you'll appreciate that this wine cooler refrigerator fits on a counter, table or floor. The refrigerator is insulated and uses tempered glass to keep consistent temperatures and to prevent UV light from entering through the glass door. The unit is also energy efficient, runs quietly and has no vibration, so your wine can settle without disruption. In our analysis of 34 expert reviews, the Ivation Ivation Thermoelectric Countertop Wine Cooler placed 2nd when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
3 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
392 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
This cooler offers a slim design. Lightweight and easy to move. Users like the lighted interior, which allows a view of their inventory without opening the door. Easy to program to the desired temperature. Both reds and whites chill consistently together, even though this isn't a dual temp fridge.
- BestReviews
Humidity control, Temperature control, Quiet, Easy to use, Convenient size, Blocks sunlight.
- Wine Cooler Reviews
Temperature Controls, Quiet, Lets face it, you want quiet in a small wine cellar, Interior LED Lighting, Fully controllable meaning you can use it to showcase your wines, leave it off, or have them turn on only when the door is opened.
- Wine Cellar Diva
What experts didn't like
May need to remove shelving for larger bottles. This model doesn't have a door lock.
- BestReviews
The one drawback might be that the temperature range may not be ideal for crisp white wines.
- Wine Cooler Reviews
This compact wine cellar only holds standard 3” bottom circumference wine bottles, so to hold the larger bottles you would have place those bottles on the bottom of the wine cellar.
- Wine Cellar Diva

From The Manufacturer

Ivation 12 bottle wine cooler lifestyle Wine Bottles Important Tip: Do not put your wine cooler in the garage. Irregular temperature changes will affect the efficiency and lifespan of the product. Selectable Celsius or Fahrenheit temperature settings Free standing, black metal cabinet Solid, CFC-free polyurethane foam insulation Power Supply: 115V/60Hz Rated Power: 65W Dimensions: 9.9"x19.7"x25" (25.2x50x63.5cm) Weight: 29.7 lbs. (13.5kg) Precise Environmental Control Preserves and Protects Flavors The freestanding Ivation Wine Cellar is perfect for a kitchen, home bar, or family room. The Ivation Wine Cellar protects the quality and taste of your wines in a consistent environment. This compact wine refrigerator provides a precise, temperature and moisture-controlled climate for your favorite wines, perfectly preserving the unique characteristics their vintners intended. Whether your preference is for white, red, rose, sparkling, or dessert wines, the Ivation wine cooler keeps all your wines ideally chilled and ready to enjoy. Holds 12 standard 750ml bottles Efficient thermoelectric cooling system and superior insulation maintain the stable environment needed to protect the most delicate wines. Quiet, vibration-free operation will not disturb sediment. The perfect wine chiller with adjustable temperature range of 50º – 64ºF (12º – 18ºC) Ivation Wine cooler Premium Features mid banner Wine Temps Touch controls Tight seal Smoked glass door Stores Your Wine at the Perfect Temperature Adjustable temperature range of 50º – 64ºF (10º – 18ºC) in 1 degree increments to accommodate a wide variety of wines. Digital Touch Controls and LCD Display Lets you easily program and lock in temperature settings to provide a consistent environment. Tight Seal Maintains the ideal climate with stable temperature and humidity to chill, protect, and preserve your wines. Dual-pane, Smoked Glass Door Protects against light and room temperature while providing you with the visibility to check your stock. CHrome shelves LED lighting Thermolectric cooling Slide-out Chrome Shelves Sturdy, removable slide-out shelves provide easy access and hold 18 standard 750ml bottles (up to 3" diameter and 13" long.) Easy Visibility Interior visibility is enhanced by soft, cool LED lighting with on/off control. Efficient, Quiet, and Vibration-free Thermoelectric non-compressor cooling system will not disturb wines' naturally-occurring sediments.

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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.

DWYM 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.
  • 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. The Ivation Thermoelectric Countertop Wine Cooler is moderately priced, while the NutriChef Compact Countertop Wine Cooler is the most expensive.