Koldfront TWR187ESS Free Standing Dual Zone Wine Cooler

Last updated: December 31, 2020

Designed to stand alone, this wine cooler can be placed just about anywhere. It's made from a durable stainless steel and comes with a handy safety lock. The door swings a full 180 degrees, giving you easy access to your favorite wine.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: This wine cooler has a safety lock, which is ideal if you have small children in the home.

In our analysis of 126 expert reviews, the Koldfront Dual Zone Wine Cooler placed 16th when we looked at the top 19 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Store various types of wine at their optimal temperatures using the Koldfront 7 Series 18 Bottle Free Standing Dual Zone Wine Cooler ( TWR187ESS). This free-standing wine cooler has two temperature zones, both which use thermoelectric cooling to ensure that up to 18 bottles of your wine taste as the winemakers intended. The top zone has a temperature range of 54 to 66°F while the lower zone has a temperature range of 46 to 66°F. Both zones can be controlled by the centrally located control panel featuring a LCD temperature display and temperature adjustment buttons for both the top and lower zones. The LED interior lighting displays your bottles in a delicate, non-intrusive light.

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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

Koldfront TWR187ESS Wine Cooler is the best option for you if you talk about smartness in terms of both operation and design. The unit is amazing and effective as and when it comes to technical sense as well as aesthetic sense. The stylish Koldfront TWR187ESS gives a very velvety look to your wine while you go and present it. Making sure that your wine tastes as the wine- makers intended it to be, there are two separate zones for two types of wines to meet the need of required temperatures for both red and white wines respectively.
The dual zone wine coolers are for those who have a growing collection of both; the red and the white wines. The LED display of the wine cooler does not only control the temperature efficiently, as it also illuminates the bottles so that you can have a better view. It consists of 6 wooden shelves, which you can remove according to your will.
The glossy black cabinet, wooden racks and centrally placed controls and display give this unit an elegant appearance, not to mention the blue LED light that showcases your stored collection in enhanced glamor. The whole device looks quite sturdy, able to withstand long hours of operation and some rough treatment too. The unit hits the mark on all its advertised qualities. The whisper-quiet operation of this freestanding wine cooler for example is a feature that few other thermoelectric ever quite deliver.
Obviously, the very appearance of this cooler speak volumes. Seriously, I just can’t get over how nice it looks. A divider on the door acts as a gasket between the two zones, keeping one temperature steady in one section while also maintaining the temperature in the other. This means that the front of the unit will look seamless but you will still have full control over the whole system. You won’t have to worry about the two temperatures mingling and messing up the whole thing.

What reviewers didn't like

System might be too small for some large wine bottles. Detachable wood shelves can be a little ticklish and touch- and- go to handle.
This wine cooler is too expensive. Space is a bit restricted for the larger wine bottles. It has small shelves and so the wine bottles can slip out of the unit. One has to open it carefully when there are 18 bottles in the cooler. The water pan has to be removed from the rear of the unit.
The Koldfront 18 Bottle Free Standing Dual Zone Wine Cooler really takes some squeezing to get that 18-bottle capacity. The shelves are placed very close together reducing its idealness for larger or odd shaped bottles.
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