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Koldfront Wine Cooler

Last updated: December 8, 2020


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Product Details

In our analysis of 122 expert reviews, the Koldfront Wine Cooler placed 12th when we looked at the top 18 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.

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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

What reviewers didn't like

the door needs to swing 180 degrees if you want to remove and replace the shelving.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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