Kalamera’s main commitment is to customer care and service and they stride to provide the best possible experience they can. Their product range focuses solely on wine coolers meaning they put all their efforts into producing top-quality and lasting coolers that’ll serve their customers for years to come. They manufacture built-in, freestanding and table-top coolers.
The Kalamera 15-Inch Wine Cooler is a versatile kitchen appliance. You can use it as a freestanding wine cooler or build it into your kitchen, so it sits seamlessly with your cupboards and other appliances. This is helped by the modern, attractive design. It’s made of stainless steel, with a double-layered tempered glass door and soft blue LED lights to gently showcase your selection of wines. The tempered glass helps regulate the temperature and also stops the glass from fogging up and disturbing your view.
That’s not all though; there’s far more to this wine cooler than meets the eye:
With all these awesome features there’s only two things left to do; decide which bottles of wine you want to showcase and keep cool and then invite your friends over for that dinner party you’ve been waiting to host!
Magic Chef is one of four brands in the MCA Corporation family. MCA is a leader in the housewares industry thanks to the trust, performance and value that its brand provides customers. There’s no compromise on quality and customer care. The other brands under the MCA umbrella are Magic Chef Commercial, Norpole and Licensed Products. Magic Chef, however, is the longest standing brand under MCA with more than 85 years’ experience! Magic Chef is a brand that is turned to by at-home chefs for top-quality and dependable kitchen appliances. Their range of products include dishwashers, microwaves, ice makers and wine and beverage coolers.
The Magic Chef 12-Bottle Wine Cooler is a compact, countertop cooler that can easily fit in any 14.2 by 20.1-Inch space! The sleek black design and recessed handle make this cooler ideal for anyone looking for a minimalist, attractive design and the soft, white show lighting is an understated but welcome addition to its design. There are three, removable chrome shelves that are sculpted to hold three, standard wine bottles each. There’s then space for three bottles at the bottom of the cooler, making the overall capacity of 12 bottles.
Magic Chef has incorporated quiet thermoelectric cooling technology into their cooler making it both functional and quiet! The functionality doesn’t end there though. This cooler also has adjustable levelling legs which means even if the surface is uneven, your cooler won’t be. To make sure you’re keeping on top of your wine cooling, there’s an easy-to-read blue LED thermostat display on the outside of the cooler. The temperature can be adjusted from 54-66ºF, meaning your wine will always be at its optimum temperature.
Allavino is a company that produces top-quality wine storage and serving equipment. They have multiple series of products including the Allavino FlexCount series which contains wine and beverage coolers with advanced cooling systems as well as energy efficient compressors. Their Cascina series offers wine cooling solutions when space is limited and the Vite series features versatile and adjustable wine storage cabinets.
The Allavino Wine Cooler we’re featuring here is from their FlexCount collection. The cooler features metal shelves with stainless steel accents at the front and wooden slats that keep your wine from moving or vibrating which can be detrimental to the wine’s taste. By using stable but thin metal shelves, there is more space in between each shelf. This allows you to store larger bottles as well as improves air circulation and temperature control.
That’s not all though. This cooler has a bunch of innovative features that make it a top choice in wine cooling appliances.
Now, as if that wasn’t enough, you can even choose between two colors to customize your cooler even more to your home. Choose from a stainless steel or black finish.
NutriChef is a brand that manufactures hundreds of kitchen and household appliances. They are especially well known for their dehydrating, fruit drying and jerky makers. That’s not all though. NutriChef also produces great food steamers, crepe makers, grills, barbecues and wine coolers!
The NutriChef Thermoelectric Wine Cooler comes in three capacities to choose from. You can go for the 8, 12 or 18-bottle size, depending on your personal wine cooling needs. Thanks to the adjustable temperature control you can use this cooler for red or white wines.
This wine cooler has many other appealing features to get excited about too. Check them out:
Ivation is a brand that dabbles in all things home related. Their products range from dehumidifiers, heaters and emergency lights to meat grinders, food coolers and wine refrigerators. They pride themselves on delivery good quality products at a reasonable price.
The Ivation 12-Bottle Freestanding Wine Cooler offers a solution to the age-old problem of storing wine at the correct temperature. Regular refrigerators are too cold for most wines and “room temperature” can be too warm or cold depending on the climate where you live. Room temperature cannot be regulated like this wine cooler can. By storing your wine in this temperature controlled environment, you ensure that you’re getting the best flavor, aroma and color possible.
There’s more to learn about this 12-bottle wine cooler:
“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy,” – Benjamin Franklin.
Imagine sitting on your veranda on a balmy summer night with your special someone. Your prawns and fresh salad is ready to be savored. You bring out your finest wine, saved for this very day. Thankfully, your wine cooler stored your chardonnay just right – not too tepid, not too chilled, but buttery with a creamy oak flavor. You clink your glasses to toast the good life. If there is a heaven, it’s right here!
Wine coolers aren’t just for connoisseurs or sommeliers. If you like drinking wine or are into some of the most expensive tequilas, you’ve probably thought about investing in a wine cooler. Wine coolers are multi-purpose appliances and perform several storage functions. Not only do they keep your wine at just the right temperature, they can store oils, vinegars and other beverages too.
When all’s said and done, a decent wine chiller is an economical and classy way to show off your wine collection if you don’t want to invest in a walk-in wine cellar. In the last decade or so, sales of wine coolers have increased as American households consume more roses, reds and whites. If you want a cabinet to showcase your bottles, look for one that fits with the room it’ll be inhabiting and acts as a talking point. You might also want to think about getting yourself one of those fancy wine decanters too!
There are different categories of wine coolers available today. Here are some more questions to ask yourself when deciding what you need:
What temperature zones do I want in my wine chiller? Wine chillers are available in single or dual zones. The single zone coolers keep the whole unit stable at one temperature and are ideal for those who prefer one type of wine predominantly over others. The dual zone coolers offer great flexibility in storing different types of wines, each at their optimum temperatures.
Should I go with a freestanding model or should I get a built-in one? Built in models fit in seamlessly within the space and give a neat and clean look. The freestanding models, however, are narrower and are ideal for those who do not want to incur additional installation costs, or who may want to relocate the cooler.
Once you determine which features your wine cooler needs, you can narrow down your search. We’ve picked out 5 of the best rated and popular wine coolers to help you select.
One brand that we couldn’t squeeze onto the review but deserves an honorable mention is EdgeStar. EdgeStar is a world leader in creating products with the perfect harmony of functionality, portability and European style. The products are portable, compact and space-saving while offering the maximum functionality. They produce both single and dual temperature controlled coolers!
The right wine cooler should be competitively priced. Your wine chiller must have enough features to perform its function at optimum level but should not burn a hole in your pocket. However, cheaper products may be less reliable and offer limited features.
In general, a 6 to 20 bottle wine cooler costs between $100 and $300, wine chillers with medium bottle capacity of 34 to 60 bottles cost between $300 and $600 and wine fridges with a bottle capacity over 100 cost $1000 – $2000. Although there are high-end coolers in this price range we decided to keep our review focused on coolers under $1000.
A high quality appliance is often a better investment in the long term but will push the price up. Look at the warranty terms offered by the manufacturers to get an idea of their confidence in the lifespan of their products.
For built-in coolers, you will incur additional installation costs. If you go for features such as security locks and touch-screen, then the overall upfront costs increase.
Wine coolers are designed specifically to help preserve your wine collection. When looking for the right wine cooler, it’s imperative to list out your requirements before selecting options to look for. Most brands build models with similar features but the best choice really boils down to your specific use and home.
Here are some key features you SHOULD look for in every wine cooler:
While reviewing wine coolers by different brands, we came across a number of features that could be deciding factors for your purchase. Aspects such as temperature swings, number of shelves, noise generated by the wine cooler and energy used by the appliance all weigh in.
Apart from these, wine coolers these days come with additional design features such as humidity control, UV Ray protection, internal lighting and digital thermostats.
The last thing you want is to splash out on a beautiful wine cooler, only to spend money and time maintaining or fixing it shortly after. Always look into the reliability of an appliance, especially if you opt for a built-in style. These look great in your home but removal or repair will have a knock-on effect on the surrounding furniture. Also, consider maintenance – a free standing unit will be much easier to get behind and around for fixes and general cleaning.