When you're ready to wind down the day at home, you look for a cool, refreshing drink. A beverage center makes it easy to find and access your favorite cans or bottles of soda and beer. Some models also include wine racks to store your collection of wine bottles, perfectly cooled whenever you want a sip. Beverage centers are also a must-have for the host or hostess who is often entertaining friends at home. This list of the best built-in beverage centers of 2021 is a great place to find that perfect cooler for your drinks.
Store your favorite drinks in this elegantly-styled 24-in. built-in beverage center from Marvel's Professional Series. This American-made product has a reversible glass door with a soft-close hinge, a 5.5 cu. ft. capacity, and three convertible shelves with a wine rack option. It stores a total of 19 wine bottles and 108 12-oz. cans. A display wine rack cradles five wine bottles and glides out for easy access. Theater-style LED lighting brightens when the door is opened and dims when it is closed. You can change the light from sapphire blue to arctic white. As for performance, the thermal-efficient cabinet uses dynamic cooling technology to ensure a stable temperature and frost-free operation. If the door is left ajar, an alarm will sound. The tinted dual-pane glass door is UV-resistant to protect contents from damaging light. This ENERGY STAR® certified beverage center uses a refrigerant that will not harm the environment.
Take a look at this 24-in. beverage center from Summit. It has a 5.0 cu. ft. capacity, a reversible stainless steel door, and three cantilevered chrome shelves. The 25-in. high interior holds two vertical rows of 12-in. tall bottles. Recessed LED lighting makes it easy to see which beverage you want. If the door is left open for over a minute, an alarm will sound. An alarm will also sound if the interior temperature rises above the suggested temperature range. An internal fan keeps the interior evenly cooled, and an automatic defrost feature reduces the need for maintenance. If the power goes off, this beverage center will retain its last settings when the power is restored. Feel good about using this environmentally-friendly unit that operates without any ozone-damaging chemicals.
Looking for a budget-friendly beverage center? This 24-in. built-in unit from Galanz has a 5.7 cu. ft. capacity, a reversible glass door, three sliding wire shelves, and it's easy on your pocketbook. It can hold up to 167 cans of your favorite beverage, which are all easier to see thanks to the bright interior LED lighting. A compressor cooling system maintains a consistent temperature, and the glass door is insulated for more energy efficiency. The digital temperature control makes it easy to adjust the temperature anywhere from 37 °F to 64 °F. An aesthetically pleasing perk of this unit is the aluminum grip handle, which provides a modern and stylish look.
You're going to be impressed by this 24-in. beverage center from NewAir. It has a 5.3 cu. ft. capacity, a triple-pane glass door, four shelves including wine racks, and beautiful blue LED lighting. The unique SplitShelf™ configuration gives you options to maximize your storage space. Half-depth shelves let you stack cans on top of each other, and bottles can stand upright in front of a half shelf. This beverage center is dual-zoned, which means you can keep your cans on top at a cooler temperature than your wine bottles, which are located in the dedicated wine racks on the bottom. The wine racks smoothly glide out for less vibration and easier reading of the labels. In total, you can store up to 20 wine bottles and 70 cans. The compressor system vents from the front, ensuring you won't need additional ducting built into your kitchen.
Rounding out our list of best built-in beverage centers, this 24-in. unit from U-Line's 2000 Series has a 4.9 cu. ft. capacity, a reversible glass door, interior LED lighting, and five shelves, including wine racks. There are three adjustable glass shelves to store up to 79 12-oz. bottles or 123 cans. The black vinyl-coated wine racks can be fully extended and hold up to 10 wine bottles. The fronts of the wine racks are solid natural beech wood, which can be stained to match your cabinetry. The Low-E coated, argon gas filled, triple thermopane glass door of this ENERGY STAR® certified beverage center provides protection from harmful UV light. Get the precise temperature you want with this unit's convection cooling system, easily controlled on a digital touchpad at the top of the unit.
What is the difference between a refrigerator and a beverage center?
A beverage center is a cooler specifically designed to store cold drinks, such as soda or beer, and wine bottles. It is smaller than a traditional refrigerator, which saves space and energy. A refrigerator is designed to store food and drinks, and in large amounts.
How cold do beverage coolers get?
You can adjust the temperature in most beverage centers somewhere between 37 °F and 65 °F. Some models feature a dual zone, where two different temperatures can be set, one for the cans and one for the wine.