Koldfront Wine Cooler

Last updated date: October 11, 2019

DWYM Score

8.8

Koldfront Wine Cooler

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

Editor's Note November 5, 2020:
Checkout The Best Wine Cooler for a detailed review of all the top wine coolers.

Overall Take


In our analysis of 177 expert reviews, the Koldfront Koldfront Wine Cooler placed 9th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Store various types of wine at their optimum temperatures using the Koldfront 24 Bottle Free Standing Dual Zone Wine Cooler (TWR247ESS). This free-standing wine cooler has two temperature zones, both which use thermoelectric cooling to ensure that up to 24 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 touch-sensitive control panel featuring a LCD temperature display and temperature adjustment buttons for both the top and lower zones. The control panel also features a light button that controls the blue LED light inside the top temperature zone. The light paired with the tempered glass door give you a clear display from which to view your wines as they chill. Due to its black cabinet and stainless steel trim and door handle, this wine cooler is a sleek addition to any room, and the wooden shelving gives the unit a touch of classic style reminiscent of a California wine cellar. This unit has an available lock to ensure the safety of its contents and to keep your children out of harm's way. Dual Zone: This free-standing wine cooler has two temperature zones, allowing you to store various types of wine at their optimum temperatures Temperature Range: 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 Dual Zone Control Panel: 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 Capacity: This free-standing wine cooler can chill up to 24 bottles of your wine ensuring that they taste just as the winemakers intended Dimensions: 33.5" H x 14" W x 22.25" D.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

9.1
13 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.4
355 user reviews

What experts liked

This freestanding model lets you store up to 24 bottles of wine at their optimum temperatures. It has two temperature zones which can be controlled by a centrally located control panel. This control panel also features a button controlling the blue LED light inside. It boasts a tempered glass door that when combined with the light allows you to show off your favorite collections to friends and other collectors. It’s black cabinet and stainless steel trim makes it a perfect addition to any room. There is also a lock included to keep your favorite bottle safe and keep children out of harm’s way. For the price, this unit is 100 percent worth
- AmaPerfect
July 28, 2019 | Full review
This display is wired into the 180-degree doorway, which allows for simple bottle installation without needing damage to the unit.What a unit it is, too. Though not being as wide or tall as other services and products, it feels broad enough but also provides sleekness and style that truly completes the correct wine chiller appearance. Because of this, it’s a fantastic choice for your wine collection plus more. If you ever decide to take a rest for your winey pops, you can feel confident it’s a wine and drink cooler. From milk to soda and back once again to wine at some point, you are completely covered. For more amazing options like this, take a look at our guide on the best soft-sided coolers.
- Tech Zimo
July 3, 2019 | Full review
The thermoelectric unit is very silent and also energy efficient and has two dual zones to cater for different wines. The temperatures are conveniently displayed via the LCD Control panel and thanks to the tempered glass; you don’t need to worry about breakage or poor insulation.
- 5 Product Reviews
June 13, 2019 | Full review
This free-standing wine cooler has two temperature zones, both which use thermoelectric cooling to ensure that up to 24 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 touch-sensitive control panel featuring a LCD temperature display and temperature adjustment buttons for both the top and lower zones. The control panel also features a light button that controls the blue LED light inside the top temperature zone. The light paired with the tempered glass door give you a clear display from which to view your wines as they chill. Due to its black cabinet and stainless steel trim and door handle, this wine cooler is a sleek addition to any room, and the wooden shelving gives the unit a touch of classic style reminiscent of a California wine cellar.
- Gist Gear
July 27, 2019 | Full review
When you love your red and white wines equally and want to display them in style, this wine refrigerator is the perfect fit. It holds 24 bottles, with 12 in the upper zone and 12 in the lower zone, with the digital touch-pad control placed between the two. The upper zone can be set for 54 to 66 degrees, while the lower zone can be set for 46 to 66 degrees. Thermoelectric cooling along with wood shelves give vibration-free cooling that won’t disturb wine sediment during storage.
- The Spruce
May 3, 2019 | Full review
Koldfront 24 Bottle Dual Zone wine cooler is perfect for those looking to get a compact sized cooler which doesn’t take up much space. You can store up to 24 standard sized bottles in this one. There are total 8 shelves which are divided into two zones. The top zone consists of four shelves which can hold up to 12 bottles. The temperature range on top zone is 54F to 66F. The lower zone consists of same amount of shelves and can hold same amount of bottles as the top zone. The temperature range on the lower zone is 46F to 66F.
- Reviews by Expert
May 10, 2016 | Full review
Wider bottles such as those of Champagnes can actually fit into this wine cooler, which is a plus considering most wine coolers only fit standard 750ml bottles. The racks look very good with their wooden finish, but are even more useful in the sense that they slide out quite effortlessly, making it easy to view or access your wines without leaving the cooler’s door open too long. The wine containment cabinet is lockable and the unit’s lock conveniently comes with two keys. The speed at which this cooler cools the wine down to the set temperature is very surprising. This is because such cooling power (speed) is usually associated with a compression cooler and this one is a thermoelectric cooler. Larger capacity wine coolers of 18+ tend to lose a bit of accuracy in their temperature display, but this one is very accurate; if you put a thermometer inside it will coincide precisely with the value on the temperature display unit.
- Cooler Reviews
June 7, 2019 | Full review
This free-standing wine cooler has two temperature zones, both which use thermoelectric cooling to ensure that up to 24 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, allowing you to store red and white wines at optimal temperatures simultaneously. The wooden shelving, coupled with the tempered glass door in a black cabinet make this an extremely attractive, freestanding wine refrigerator.
- Cookies in Motion
A sleek finish and classic good looks give this black and stainless steel wine refrigerator an expensive appearance. The Koldfront 24-bottle wine chiller has a tempered glass door with a lock to keep your bottles safe from children, and dual zone cooling will keep your various bottles at two separate serving temperatures. The sliding wooden shelves give the unit an elegant appearance while they cradle your collection of wines.
- Smart Cook Nook
August 21, 2015 | Full review
This dual wine cooler is a perfect opportunity for any wine lover. It has the capacity to store 24 bottles, with great dimensions of 33.5″ x 14″ x 22.25″ inches. This means you can store them anywhere in your house, without taking much of your spaces. It can also bit fitted as dual zone wine cooler undercounter, so it will be perfect for any cabin, vacation home or else.
- Wine Cooler Tips
January 24, 2019 | Full review
This 24-bottle wine cooler is a dual-compartment unit, and therefore it has the ability to run both sections of the cabinet at different temperatures, with the top compartment being able to hold 12-bottles of wine at a temperature between 54-66° F, and the bottom compartment being able to hold the remaining 12 bottles of wine at a temperature between 46-66° F.
- LoveCraftWines
Of course the Koldfront 24 bottle wine cooler is stylishly attractive. With stainless steel highlights around a black cabinet, this is one beautiful appliance. What we particularly liked about the design, however, was that the door actually incorporates a locking mechanism. This way you can limit access to your cooler and not worry about a bottle or two going missing. Both zones of this wine cooler can be easily controlled thanks to the design of the LED control panel.
- Home Bar Hero
April 21, 2017 | Full review
The unit goes about its cooling business in a nice and quiet manner, after a very easy setup process. The control panel’s central location and the cooling zone-specific temperature display make it easy to monitor and tweak the temperature for each cooling zone. The cooler is impressively efficient with the way in which it uses energy, largely due to the integrated thermoelectric cooling system.
- Wine Cooler Lab
April 3, 2018 | Full review

What experts didn't like

the door needs to swing 180 degrees if you want to remove and replace the shelving.
- The Spruce
May 3, 2019 | Full review
The right-hinged door isn’t reversible, which kind of limits the placement options of the cooler. For a few hours after a power outage, the lowest temperature this cooler can get to is about 55 degrees Fahrenheit. You also have to reset it to your required temperature settings, both of which can be troublesome issues if the power goes out and you’re not at home. This only has implications with regards to maintaining optimal wine temperatures for decanting, but for storage the 55-degree default is okay
- Cooler Reviews
June 7, 2019 | Full review
The shelves are not adjustable and you cannot fit large magnum bottles here without removing a shelf in between. In order to slide the shelves out, you have to open the door fully, so you must take that into account when measuring the space you plan to place this in.
- Smart Cook Nook
August 21, 2015 | Full review
Only issue seems to be, with this dual temp wine fridge, is that after a while, the zone can stop working completely. Which makes it a big problem.
- Wine Cooler Tips
January 24, 2019 | Full review
For wider bottles, we found that the capacity tends to be reduced by about 25%. The 24 bottle count is for the standard slim 750ml bottles you find at many stores. Custom or local wine bottles may not always fit as intended.
- Home Bar Hero
April 21, 2017 | Full review
It would have been nice to have this particular wine cooler fit bigger bottles, such as those of Champagne or Pinot Noir. It’s a bit of a mission to fill pack in your bottles because you have to open the door completely, something which lets out a lot of cool air and also limits the places you can house the cooler.
- Wine Cooler Lab
April 3, 2018 | Full review

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.

An Overview On Wine Coolers

If you love wine, you need somewhere to put it — but not everyone has the room, the budget or the need for a true wine cellar. Enter the wine cooler.

“Wine coolers can also provide that perfect temperature for storing and aging wines at a fraction of the cost of building a wine cellar in your home,” says our resident culinary expert Julie Chernoff, a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, dining editor for Better magazine and food journalist.

Wine coolers can be conveniently located wherever they are needed, but it can be difficult to choose one. They come in a wide price range and with many potential bells and whistles. So, as you’re shopping for one of these useful refrigerators, consider what basic capacity and bottom-line utility you need your wine cooler to have. Also, where will you put it and what size or look fits with your decor? Some common considerations include temperature range and stability, humidity level and the amount of noise the unit makes.

“There are myriad capacities to suit your particular needs, from countertop versions to under-the-counter wine fridges,” Chernoff explains. “The most useful wine coolers provide the ability to adjust temperature and humidity, have adjustable racks to accommodate thicker champagne bottles, dual-zone control to accommodate both red and white wines, and run quietly and efficiently.”

The next step is to look at what extra features you desire. Some coolers come with alarms, LED lighting and particular rack materials to enhance your wine experience.

“A tempered glass-front door provides a way to see what’s in stock without constantly opening and closing the door and letting the cold air out,” Chernoff advises. “It also ensures that you won’t forget the bottles in the back of your pantry.”

If you’re serious about your wine, a wine cooler can upgrade your storage immensely and provide the right climate for your favorite vintages.

The Wine Cooler Buying Guide

  • Decide where your wine cooler will live. Before picking a spot, consider where there’s enough space within your home to keep it and how convenient you need your wines to be. Size may be a limiting factor, so keep that in mind. Should you get something that is free-standing or one that fits on your counter?
  • You may wish to purchase a wine cooler that fits your decor. Check out your options when it comes to appearance.
  • Consider the cooling method. Wine coolers can run on a compressor just like a refrigerator, but some smaller ones are thermoelectric. Thermoelectric units are quiet and efficient, but need extra clearance space and may not work as well if the air around them is warm. Compressors are heavier and a bit louder, but may last longer.
  • How much capacity do you need? Do you like to regularly keep several options on hand?  Will you be storing bulkier items, like champagne bottles? If any of these factors apply to you, you may need a cooler with adjustable racks.
  • Temperature regulation is one of the most important factors to consider when buying a wine cooler. Find a unit that has an adjustable thermometer, and consider dual zones if you’ll be putting both white and red wines in your cooler.
  • Price is also important. Many wine coolers have nice features, so decide what extras you can live without if you want something on the lower end of the price range.