Wine coolers are available in various types and style:
- cooling technology used to keep the bottles inside the cabinet at the required temerature
- compact countertop, full size freestanding, built-in under the counter,
- the number of temperature zones – single zone, dual zone or multiple zone
- the look and style of the wine storage unit: sleek stainless steel or furniture style
Based on Cooling Technology
Thermoeelctric Wine Coolers – they cool the interior of the cabinet without a compressor using the Peltier effect.
Usually smaller capacity units apply thermoelectric cooling. Silent operation, less noise and vibration, eco-friendliness (no cooling agent), less electricity consumption are considered to be the main advantages of such wine storage appliances.
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Countertop Wine Coolers – compact small capacity wine fridges that can be claced on top of the kitchen counter.
Built-in Wine Coolers – mid-capacity units with front ventillation designed to be built into kitchen cabinetry.
Freestanding Wine Refrigerators – standalone models that ventilate at the back and the sides so they cannot be buil-in. They come in various sizes: from comapct mini coolers to full size fridges.
Slim Wine Refrigerators – units with narrow (15″ or less) width to provide wine storage solution for those who are scrunched on space in their home.
Stainless Steel Wine Coolers – sleek contemporary models with stainless steel finish perfect for a modern apartment.
Number of Temperature Zones
Dual Zone Wine Coolers – a true two zone unit have two individually controlled compartments within the cabinet for storing reds and whites at their required temperature.
Multiple-Zone Wine Refrigerators – you can store your different types of wines in 2, 3 or more independently controlled temperature zones.
Style and Look
Wine Credenzas – Recommended brands of premium quality credenza-style wine storage units.
Commercial Wine Refrigerators – models designed to be used in restaurants and bars to nicely display the bottles and keep wines at ideal temperature.