If you love wine, you want a convenient place to store your bottles while keeping them at the perfect temperature. And that is what wine coolers do, offering you a perfectly chilled drink whenever you want, without worrying about any safety issues. Undercounter wine coolers are designed to fit right under the counter and into existing cabinets, thus achieving a more streamlined and stylish look for your kitchen/bar while saving on counter space. Today we highlight some of the best undercounter wine coolers of 2021 to help you find one that will work for you:
This Presrv™ Dual Zone Wine Cooler by Zephyr maintains two independent cooling zones, so you never have to choose between white and red wines. It includes Active Cooling Technology to provide temperature stability and even cooling, while PreciseTemp™ maintains accurate temperatures with the help of multiple sensors. This appliance offers an impressive 5.2 cu. ft. of capacity that can hold up to 45 bottles of wine, while the five full-extension, black wood racks allow for a stylish presentation of your wine under three-color LED showcase lighting. It also has a vibration dampening system to minimize wine disturbance and a dual-pane, Low-E argon-filled glass door to improve insulation and soundproofing characteristics.
As a high-end German brand, Miele offers premium wine coolers with a touch of luxury. The KWT6322UG model is designed to keep your wines in tip-top condition while displaying them with unrivaled elegance and luxury. It uses DynaCool technology that ensures uniform circulation and distribution of humidity and temperature-controlled air inside the appliance, keeping all your wine bottles under the same excellent conditions. It offers dual temperature zones for different wines and an Active AirClean filter to effectively prevent odors. It also offers a 34 bottle capacity and FlexiFrame slats that adjust to a bottle's size and shape, ensuring vibration-free storage. A low-vibration compressor also minimizes disturbances to your wine. The door is Push2open and double-glazed with UV blocking glass for maximum storage and safety.
This Vintec unit is one of the best single-zone wine coolers available in the market. The zone maintains any temperature between 41°F and 61°F so that you can keep either red or white wines at the perfect serving temperature. You could also use it for cellaring or aging all wines. This appliance is equipped with Vintec Perfect Cradle™ Shelving that offers ideal spacing between shelves to accommodate all types of bottles without scratching the labels. Vintec recreates conditions found in the best natural underground cellars with this 41-bottle capacity wine cooler by adhering to the top rules of wine storage: stable temperatures, humidity above 50%, UV-proof dark storage area, optimized airflow, and a vibration-proof environment.
If you want a wine cooler with smart technology, then the Café CCP06DP2PS1 Customizable Professional Collection Series model is your best bet. It has built-in Wi-Fi, allowing you to control it remotely via the SmartHQ app. This appliance has two distinct zones that maintain different temperatures suitable for storing various types of wines. The stylish LED lighting provides elegant illumination throughout the interior while being energy efficient. This 4.7 cu. ft. capacity wine cooler can hold up to 46 bottles of your favorite wines; while the six full-extension racks help you stay organized and allow for easy access. Lastly, it offers reversible door options with articulating door hinges for more flexibility in placing the unit and allowing the door to open and close softly.
One of the best undercounter wine coolers for the connoisseur category of wine lovers is the XO XOU24WDZGOR. It comes with whisper-quiet fans that circulate filtered, conditioned air throughout the interior for a stable and uniform temperature. That being said, white and red wines require different storage environments, and this appliance's dual-zone allows you to store different types of wines. This 24-in. wine cooler has a 46-bottle capacity with full telescoping racks to cradle your bottles and help dampen vibration. The UV-blocking Low-E glass door allows for energy-efficient operation while protecting your wine from damaging light. Cool running LED lighting is available to illuminate the interior while saving energy and you have a choice between theater white, midnight blue, or honey amber.
Are dual zone wine coolers worth the money?
Storing wine at the right temperature is the only way to sustain its contents and compounds for a long time. This fact alone makes dual zone wine coolers a worthy investment, especially if you have a diverse collection of wine types.
Can you put a freestanding wine cooler undercounter?
Generally, no. These wine coolers feature a vent on the back of the unit. The vent will be blocked when placed under a counter, thus stopping heat from dissipating. Overtime, the heat will build up to the point of starting to affect the temperature inside the wine cooler. You run the risk of ruining the wine inside and shortening the appliance's lifespan as the unit is continuously overworked.