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Best Electric Wine Coolers Under $500

We selected the best electric wine coolers under $500.

If you’re in search for a cheap yet good-value wine bottle cooler then browse this list and pick one that best suits your wine storage needs.

There are many cheap electric wine coolers and wine refrigerators available on the market today which according to consumer reviews turn out to be of low quality.

Yet not everyone can afford or wants to spend $1000 or more on a mid size electric home wine cooler.

That’s why we created the following list of best electric wine coolers under $500 based on our extensive online research.

Top-Rated Electric Wine Coolers Under $500

GE Profile PWR04FAN 29-Bottle Wine Cooler $449

GE 29-bottle wine refrigerator, Model PWR04FANBS
Bottle Count:
approx. 29 bottles (750 ml, Bordeaux style)
Cooling System:
compressor
Number of Zones:
1 temperature zone
Design:
black cabinet with stainless steel framed thermopane, tinted glass door, recessed handle, reversible hinge, lock & key, interior light with timer
Built-In or Freestanding:
Freestanding only
Temperature Controls & Display:
adjustable digital thermostat, temp. range: 45ºF – 65ºF, LED display in ºF
Shelving:
5 slide-out chrome-plated wire racks, 1 fixed shelf on the bottom for display purpose
Dimensions/Weight: H: 33 1/2″, W: 20 1/8″, D (with handle): 22 3/4″
Weight. 97 lbs.
Price:
cc. US$ 395 – 430 (US$ 13.6 – 14.83 per bottle)
Warranty:
1 year
Pros:
  • affordable price,
  • attractive,
  • maintains temperature,
  • quality built,
  • fixed shelf is good for storing unfinished bottles
Cons:
a bit noisy (not disturbingly so)
Our rating:

Electric Wine Coolers Similar to the GE 29-Bottle Wine Cellar:

Wine Enthusiast 28-bottle wine cooler
Bottle Count: 28 bottle (750 ml, Bordeaux style)
Cooling System: thermoelectric (Peltier)
Number of Zones: 1 zone
Design: black cainet with stainless steel trimmed glass door or black cabinet w. black-trimmed glass door, door glass is thermopane and tinted, lock & key is incl.
Built-In or Freestanding: freestanding only (requires cc. 3″-4″ clearance around the sides, at the back and top to be able to vent properly)
Temperature Controls: digital push button controls, temp. range: 54ºF – 66ºF (max. ambient temp: 77ºF), LED display (the black-framed door model displays in blue, the stainless steel framed door model in greenish-yellow
Shelving: 6 pull-out chrome-plated wire shelves
Dimensions/Weight: H: 28 7/8″ with hinge, W: 18 1/16″, D (with handle): 23″, Weight: 50.3 lbs.
Price: cc. US$ 240 – 350 (US$ 10 -14.58 per bottle calculated for 24 bottles) ) depending on model and store (it is worth searching for special deals/sales online to get it at a lower price)
Warranty: 1 year
Pros:
  • quiet,
  • attractive contemporary look,
  • holds temperature,
  • energy efficient,
  • affordable price
Cons: in case of larger (wider bottom) bottles it holds less than 28 bottles (cc. 20-24) (you need to remove one of the racks to fit non-standard-size bottles reducing the total storage space)
Our rating:
4 star

 

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Haier BC112G 30-Bottle Electric Wine Cooler at Amazon.com

haier 30-bottle wine cooler, Model BC112G
Bottle Count: 30 bottles (standard size, Bordeaux style bottles)
Cooling System: thermoelectric cooling
Number of Zones: 1 zone
Design: black cabinet with silver trimmed amber tinted, contoured glass door, lock & key,
Built-In or Freestanding: freestanding only
Temperature Controls: digital thermostat, touch button controls, automatic settings for red or white wine,
temp. range: 45ºF – 60ºF (max. ambient temp: 77ºF), LED readout showing both the set and the current temperature
Shelving: 6 slide-out chromed racks and a removable wire basket at the bottom
Dimensions/Weight: H: 38 5/8″, W: 19 15/16″, D: 21 11/16″, Weight: 88 lbs.
Price: cc. US$ 380-390 (US$ 12.66 – 13 per bottle)
Warranty: 1 year
Pros: fairly quiet (slight humming noise when the compressor is running)stylish especially with the curved, amber-tinted glass door
Cons: temperature fluctuation is a bit high (5-7 degrees from top to bottom according to some reviewers) but it is normal in any similar wine fridge (temp. of fluids such as wine takes longer time to adjust to the changes in air temp.)
Our rating:
3 and half star

 

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