NutriChef Freestanding Compact Countertop Wine Cooler Refrigerator
Last updated date: July 6, 2020
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Store up to 15 bottles of your favorite wine in this wine cooler refrigerator. Families with small children at home will love that this unit comes with a child safety auto-lock, so you never have to worry about little fingers getting a hold of your wine. Additionally, the unit runs quietly and has a digital temperature control panel with a button to light up the interior of the cooler with an LED bulb. In our analysis of 33 expert reviews, the NutriChef NutriChef Compact Countertop Wine Cooler placed 3rd when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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Features: Contains Placement for Standing Bottles Wine Chilling Refrigerator Cooler (15) Wine Bottle Capacity Compressor Fan Cooling Technology Digital Touch Button Display Panel Adjustable Temperature Control Celsius and Fahrenheit Selectable (°C/°F) Integrated LED Light with Power Control Sensitive Touch Screen Control Button on Glass Blue Temperature Display Reinforced Glass Door with Air-Tight Seal Built-in Circulation Fan & Ventilation Grill Includes Contoured, Polished Chrome Wine Racks Bottom Tall Shelf for Standing Wine Bottle Storage Free-Standing Design for Floor, Table or Countertop Placement Ultra-Quiet Operation
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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.