Ivation Thermoelectric Freestanding Countertop Wine Cooler

Last updated: April 16, 2024

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.

We looked at the top Wine Refrigerators and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wine Fridge you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Protect your wine using this wine cooler refrigerator, which blocks UV light and has a tight seal to lock out moisture.

In our analysis of 126 expert reviews, the Ivation Thermoelectric Countertop Wine Cooler placed 10th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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.

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

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.
Humidity control, Temperature control, Quiet, Easy to use, Convenient size, Blocks sunlight.
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.

What reviewers didn't like

May need to remove shelving for larger bottles. This model doesn't have a door lock.
The one drawback might be that the temperature range may not be ideal for crisp white wines.
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.
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