Whynter Thermoelectric Tinted Mirror Glass Wine Cooler

Last updated date: November 5, 2020

DWYM Score

9.1

Whynter Thermoelectric Tinted Mirror Glass 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

When you open this wine cooler with recessed handle, you'll discover five removable shelves. When all of the shelves are in use, the cooler has a 20-bottle capacity. Added features, like the tinted mirror glass door, soft-touch digital control panel and interior LED lighting really make this unit stand out.


In our analysis of 177 expert reviews, the Whynter Whynter Thermoelectric Tinted Mirror Glass Wine Cooler placed 4th when we looked at the top 16 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Whynter wine coolers offer premium quality and innovative design. Whether for the office, the yacht or home, Whynter wine coolers are a center piece of any living space. The Whynter WC-201TD Thermoelectric Wine Cooler offers 20 bottles of wine storage capacity with vibration-free thermoelectric cooling. This sleek countertop unit with mirrored glass door allows for stylish and compact wine preservation in any space. The light obscuring mirrored tint of the glass doors provides added protection from UV rays that may affect the consistency of a wine. The thermoelectric technology operates with minimal noise and vibration ensuring the delicate wine sediment is not agitated. The soft-touch digital control panel provides intuitive and precise temperature control.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

10.0
5 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.8
257 user reviews

What experts liked

Upon seeing and inspecting this beautiful machine, it deserves a prestigious place on this website. Whether you enjoy white wine, red wine, or an assortment of dessert wines, the temperature range on this cooler is perfectly matched to any taste. Its ultra-quiet, no-vibration thermoelectric cooling system, along with its simple and beautiful design, are bound to impress your friends as well.
- Cooling Wine
The tinted translucent/transparent mirror-type glass door provides additional UV ray protection to your wines, which may otherwise have their quality altered by unwanted light. Good, sizable capacity for a wine cooler deemed to be made for countertop application. The impressively wide temperature range ensures all your wine storage needs are catered to, no matter what your favorite variety is Fatter Burgundy or Champagne bottles (and other wider bottles) can be easily accommodated by simply removing and re-arranging the shelves.
- Wine Cooler Lab
It has a black tinted mirror glass door with recessed handle – it definitely has the cool and modern factors.
- Top 10 Wine Coolers
Those on the hunt for truly impressive wine refrigeration units almost inevitably find themselves looking at a set up like this one – the Whynter Wine Cooler – not only because it offers incredible functionality and utility but also provides you with that kind of modern high-end aesthetic that so many people are into these days as well. Elegant, easy-to-use, energy-efficient, and featuring the kind of capacity that you’d expect from a top-of-the-line standalone wine refrigerator, this is the kind of set up that serious wine enthusiasts would be happy to add to their home for sure!
- Local Winos
The Whynter wine cooler is a premium quality wine store that has an innovative design. Whether for the yacht, office or home, Whynter cooler is the ingenious cooler for any living space. The cooler can accommodate 20 wine bottles using thermoelectric cooling. The door has a mirrored tint that protects the unit against UV rays. Also, the thermoelectric cooling system operates with less noise and vibration, thus maintaining against dedicated wine sediment being agitated.
- The Best A-Z

What experts didn't like

The hinging of the door limits it to swing open in one direction only (opens to the right), which limits your options for placing it (although this wouldn’t really be a problem if you placed it atop a counter or used it as a freestanding unit). It seems as if it should’ve been a priority for the manufacturers to add an integrated lock to this unit, but it doesn’t have one.
- Wine Cooler Lab
It keeps temperature 5 degrees lower than what it is set
- The Best A-Z

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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.