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Best Under Counter Wine Coolers
Listen up, wine collectors! If you haven’t experienced the pure joy of having a wine fridge, you’re missing out. Sure, some might say it’s not the most important appliance, but once you have one, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
And built in wine coolers will fit so seamlessly into your kitchen or bar area, it’s like they were always meant to be there.
So, if you’re ready to take your wine game to the next level and give your space a little bit of oomph, an under counter wine cooler is the way to go.
The good news is, I’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to. I’ve tested, re-tested, and then tested some more to ensure that these wine fridges meet my high standards (and trust me, I have some pretty high standards when it comes to wine storage).
If you cannot find anything that suits your preferences, please feel free to explore our article about the best wine fridges in 2023.
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AAOBOSI 24 Inch 46-Bottle Wine Fridge
Alright, let’s raise the curtain on this work of art by AAOOBOSI – a name as cool as their wine coolers. This stunning wine cooler stands at 22.7 inches deep, 23.45 inches wide, and 34.2 inches tall. It’s designed for a built-in or undercounter installation.
Powered by a compressor cooling system, this wine cooler boasts dual zone temperature control that’s perfect for all your wine needs.
The upper zone temperature ranges from 41°F to 54°F and it’s perfect for white wines, rosé, sparkling wine… you name it! The lower zone is between 54°F to 68°F, making it the ideal spot for all red wines.
Now, this AAOOBOSI dual zone wine cooler has got you covered, even when life throws you a curveball. Thanks to its temperature memory function, you won’t have to worry about losing your prized bottles after a power outage. With this unit, you can rest easy knowing that the proper temperature will be restored as soon as the power comes back on.
And it’s ultra-quiet, so no more annoying buzzing to disrupt your zen time.
Okay, let’s talk about the shelves, shall we? These are not your average, run-of-the-mill wooden shelves. Oh no, my wine-loving friend, these are made from beautiful beech wood, and they slide out like a dream.
You’ll have six of them to work with, and they’re each designed to hold your precious bottles in place. In fact, you can store up to 46 standard Bordeaux-sized bottles on these shelves alone.
But here’s the best part: one of these shelves is specifically designed for all those big, beautiful bottles you’ve been hoarding. Yes, you know the ones – the Champagne bottles, Pinot Noirs, and Rieslings that never seem to fit anywhere else.
Last but not least, the icing on the cake – the design. This wine fridge is not just about functionality and practicality, but it’s also a feast for the eyes. It boasts an elegant black interior, shell, and control panel, which make it an excellent fit for any modern home.
The handle, front vent, and glass door trim shimmer in stainless steel. And the blue LED lighting provides a subtle yet striking contrast to the rich hues of your wine collection.
This AAOBOSI unit is one of the best options, so all that’s left for you to do is to get your hands on this wine fridge and start storing your wine like a pro.
- Temperature memory function
- Shelf for larger bottles
- Safety lock and lock screen function
- Can be used as freestanding, under counter, or built in wine fridge
- Maintains constistent temperatures
- Removable shelves and adjustable feet
- Great bottle capacity/price ratio
- Stylish design
- No reversible door
COLZER Classic 15 Inch Built in Wine Fridge
Allow me to introduce you to our next contender: this lovely single zone wine cooler by Colzer. It stands at a petite 15″D x 23″W x 33.3″H.
It comes with a temperature range of 41-72°F. And it is not affected by any outside temperature fluctuations, ensuring that your precious bottles are always kept at the desired temperature.
But what about its storage capacity? Well, this compact wine cooler can hold up to 30 standard-sized bottles on its sturdy beech shelves. And with a spacing of over 3.5 inches between the removable shelves, you won’t be limited to storing only small bottles.
Although champagne bottles may need to take a back seat on the bottom shelf, the Colzer unit can accommodate larger bottles without any issue.
And let’s talk about the bells and whistles of this under counter wine cooler, shall we? This Colzer beauty comes equipped with a carbon filter that keeps your vino smelling as good as it tastes (as we all know, proper ventilation is key).
Plus, its special air-cooled technology ensures that the storage temperature of each bottle is perfectly balanced, transferring that cool air to every corner of the cooler.
The elegant shelves and stylish black shell, interior, and control panel will make your kitchen look like a million bucks. And let’s not forget about the stainless steel door trim, front vent, and handle, which add a touch of sophistication to the whole package.
So, go ahead and indulge in the best of both worlds – efficient functionality and stunning style – with this Colzer refrigerator. Don’t wait too long to make the purchase though, because who knows when you might need to pop open a bottle to celebrate – and you don’t want to be caught without a properly chilled one!
- Auto humidity control
- Temperature memory function
- Built-in door lock
- Compact and stylish
- Great price
- No door open alarm
- Single zone might be limiting for some
Zephyr Presrv 24″ Wine and Beverage Fridge Under Counter Wine Cooler
When it comes to beverages, my husband and I are self-proclaimed wine lovers. But let’s be real, not everyone is on the same page. Take my sister and her husband, for instance. She’s all about the vino, while he’s a craft beer fanatic. Talk about a match made in heaven, am I right? So, in a stroke of genius, I got them a wine and beverage cooler that caters to both their tastes. And now, my friends, I’m about to spill the beans and let you in on the same secret. Meet this exquisite piece of machinery by Zephyr.
Standing at 24″W x 33.5″H x 23.5″D, this wine refrigerator is a masterpiece of functionality and style.
With a bottle capacity of 21 standard Bordeaux-sized bottles, you’ll have plenty of space for your favorite reds and whites. The bottom shelf is specially designed to accommodate larger or irregularly shaped bottles, so you won’t have to leave any of your beloved bottles out.
But what about those days when you’re in the mood for something other than wine? No problem at all. This cooler has a capacity for 64 cans (12oz), making it the perfect spot to store your favorite craft beers or sodas.
And if you don’t need to store that many cans or beer bottles, you can adjust the shelves and even store some upright wine bottles.
It is a dual zone powerhouse, with a temperature range of 38° – 65° F in each temperature zone.
This dual zone cooler not only delivers on efficiency, but it also brings some serious style game. The black interior and frame, black control panel, and black wire racks create an elegant and sophisticated look.
But what really sets this cooler apart are the stunning French glass doors in polished stainless steel – they’re the stuff of dreams!
And let’s not forget about the handles and front vent, which also shimmer in stainless steel. The contrast between the black and steel elements is absolutely breathtaking.
Now, if you’re still sipping warm beer and stale wine, it’s time to step up your game! Don’t settle for less when you can have it all with this Zephyr wine fridge.
After trying it out, I can confidently say that it is the best undercounter wine and beverage refrigerator on the market. And if anyone asks where you got it, just tell them a wine-loving genius recommended it.
- PreciseTemp technology helps maintain the same temperature without fluctuations
- Dual pane glass door protects from UV-rays
- Carbon filter air filtration
- Versatile storage capabilities
- Can be used as freestanding, under counter, or built in wine cooler
- Dual zones to store red and white wines + other beverages
- Ultra-modern design
- Removable shelves
- Door open alarm
- No temperature memory function
BODEGA 52 Bottle Wine Refrigerator with WIFI App Control
Time for a hi-tech gadget, wine lovers! Introducing the stunning Bodega, the hi-tech wine cooler of your dreams! Measuring at 23″D x 23.5″W x 34.1″H, this wine cooler is the perfect size to store up to 52 of your favorite wine bottles (as long as they’re standard Bordeaux-sized, of course).
Also, the upper shelf is specifically designed to house all of your larger bottles, such as Champagne, Pinot Noir, and Burgundy, in style.
And let’s talk about the star of the show, shall we? This one isn’t just your ordinary appliance. It comes with something that most wine coolers don’t have – a WiFi app. You can control the temperature and lighting of your wine fridge with the touch of a button, right from your phone.
This Bodega unit is a single zone wine fridge. It’s powered by a whisper-quiet compressor cooling system, and it’s also got some super cool vibration absorption technology to keep your precious bottles safe and sound. And the temperature range? Let’s just say it’s cooler than the other side of the pillow, with an impressive range of 41-68 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s right, your wine will be chillin’ like a villain.
And finally, my favorite part (besides actually drinking the wine) – the design, my dear wine enthusiasts! This unit is a stunner with its stainless steel door trim, handle, and front vent. The interior is black, accentuating the stunning wood shelves that cradle your beloved bottles.
Well, this one is one of the best packages– it’s got everything you need and more! Not only will it chill your wine to perfection, but it’ll also look super good while doing it. With features like app control, vibration absorption, and silent operation, you’ll be the envy of all your wine-loving friends. Oh, and did I mention the UV-resistant glass door that’ll keep your bottles safe from harm? I seriously can’t find a single fault with this wine cooler – it’s the ultimate wine lover’s dream come true!
- App control
- Holds 52 bottles of wine; upper shelf is designed for larger bottles
- Unbeatable price
- Screen lock feature of the control panel
- Built-in security lock
- Adjustable legs
- No temperature memory function
- No exterior control panel
- Not a reversible door
Kalamera 24” Upgraded Under Counter Wine Cooler 46 Bottle – Dual Temperature Zones
Step right up, wine aficionados, because we’ve got a Kalamera dual zone wine cooler that’s about to knock your socks off.
It may measure in at a modest 22.4″D x 23.5″W x 33.9″H, but don’t be deceived by its size – it comes with some serious bottle-holding power!
With a capacity of up to 46 bottles, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from when it comes time to uncork and unwind. I mean, that’s enough to last me at least a week (just kidding, I’ll need to restock my wine cellar way sooner than that).
This is a dual zone wine fridge. The upper zone can handle wines that prefer a cooler 40-50°F. And the lower zone can handle those that like it a bit warmer at 50-66°F. So no matter what type of wine you’re into, this cooler can handle it with ease, creating the ideal cellar temperature.
Now, check out this appliance’s superpower: the temperature memory function! Not only does it restore the set temperature after a power outage, but it also saves your precious wine collection from going bad due to the increasing temperature.
And if you are wondering why is it so important? Let me tell you a tragic tale, my fellow wine enthusiast. One week away from home, and a power outage hits my humble abode. I come back to find my wine cooler has betrayed me, resetting itself to a temperature that would make a cactus sweat. The result? A massacre. Bottles upon bottles of once-pristine wine, now ruined by the temperature fluctuations. But the most painful loss of all? That 2016 bottle of The Maiden from Harlan Estate. It still haunts me to this day.
Let’s face it, when it comes to under counter wine coolers, looks matter. It has got some serious modern vibes going on with its sleek stainless steel door trim and handle. And don’t even get me started on those elegant wooden shelves. They’re so sturdy, you could probably do a little dance on them (but let’s not get too carried away).
Well, if I were a bottle of wine, I would definitely want to live in this machine. It’s got everything you need to keep your wine happy, healthy, and in the best condition.
- Dual zones
- Holds 46 standard Bordeaux-sized bottles of wine
- Can be used as freestanding, under counter, or built in
- Reversible door and a built in lock
- Temperature memory function
- Modern design
- Good price/quality ratio
- Shelves are removable but not adjustable
- No outside controls
Smith & Hanks 15″ Wine Cooler, Built in Wine Refrigerator
Get ready to meet your new wine storage soulmate – the ultimate space-saving wonder that is this Smith&Hanks unit! Measuring at a petite 23″D x 15″W x 34″H, this dual zone fridge aims to impress with its two temperature zones that ensure your vino is stored at the perfect temperature.
The first temperature zone can be adjusted to a cool 41-54°F for your beloved whites, while the lower temperature zone keeps your bold reds at a comfortable 46-66°F.
Don’t be fooled by its size, though. This built in wine cooler can hold up to 32 standard Bordeaux-size bottles, giving you plenty of space to curate the perfect collection. Just remember, if you’re stashing away some larger bottles, the storage space may be reduced.
But what makes this cooler a true standout is its stunning design. It features a reversible door, so you can switch things up whenever you feel like it.
The black shell, interior, and digital panel for temperature control add a touch of elegance to your kitchen, while the stainless steel door trim, front vent, and handle take things up a notch. The slide-out wire shelves are a thoughtful detail, finished with a wooden piece to keep your bottles from toppling over.
And let’s not forget about the soft white LED lights that put your collection in the spotlight (right where it should be!).
Now, it’s time to take the next step in your wine storage journey and make this Smith&Hanks dual zone 15 inch wine cooler your own! With its compact size and two cooling zones, it’s the perfect wingman for your next dinner party. Your guests will be grape-ly impressed, trust me on this one!
- Reversible door
- Quiet and energy-efficient
- Modern design
- Dual temperature control
- No adjustable shelves
- No built-in door lock
NewAir 15″ Under Counter Wine Cooler | Dual Zone | 29 Bottle Capacity
Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the NewAir built-in wine cooler – the tiny titan that’s about to revolutionize your wine game! Standing at a mere 22.5D x 14.88W x 33.75H inches, this little powerhouse can hold up to 29 bottles of wine, making it the perfect fit for any small under counter space.
And, best of all, it comes with dual zone cooling. With a temperature range of 40 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit in both zones, you can keep both your red and white wines at a consistent temperature.
Are you ready to take charge of how you store wine? With this fridge’s easy-to-use digital control panel, you’re the boss of the temperature settings. And it gets even better! The stylish triple-tempered glass door not only looks incredible, but it also provides the best insulation to keep that cool air where it belongs – inside the wine cooler.
So, I might be a little biased (I love the all-black color scheme), but I think this wine cooler is the most stylish option on our list.
The chic black stainless steel door trim, handle, and front vent give it an edgy, modern feel. And those elegant wooden shelves? Pure sophistication. Also, props to the bottom shelf, which is perfect for stashing larger bottles that can be a bit of a pain to fit elsewhere.
This compact wine cooler truly has it all, and it’s ready to make a statement in any space. Plus, it’s so compact, it could probably double as a travel companion. I mean, who needs a suitcase when you can pack all your essentials in this little champ?
Okay, maybe that’s a bit of a stretch, but you get the point. This wine cooler is a winner in every way!
- Dual zone built in wine cooler
- Built in security lock
- Compact size
- Stylish design
- No door open alarm
- No temperature memory function
Phiestina 29 Bottles 15 inch Under Counter Wine Fridge | Built in – Wine Cellar
Let me introduce you to a wine cooler that’s about to become your new best friend! This built in wine cooler measures in at a compact W14.9” x H33.9” x D22.4”, making it the perfect addition to any kitchen, bar or dining room.
What’s more, it is a dual zone wine refrigerator. You can store both red and white wines without concerns about temperature fluctuations. The upper zone is for white wines (40-50°F), and the lower zone is for red wines (50-66°F).
This Phiestina wine cooler has an advanced cooling system and air circulation, making it highly energy-efficient and super quiet.
It comes with not one, not two, but FIVE removable beech wood shelves. And, if you’re the proud owner of some extra plump bottles, fear not! The upper and bottom shelves are here to save the day by offering extra room for your larger diameter bottles. Just keep in mind, if you go big, it might affect the overall capacity of this little guy.
With stainless steel door trim and handle, a black interior, and a control panel that’s as easy to use as uncorking a bottle of wine, this under counter wine cooler is the ultimate blend of style and function. And don’t even get me started on the ambient blue LED lighting that will make your bottles look like they’re ready for their close-up.
I have to say, this wine cooler is like the MVP of the affordable wine cooling game. With all those features, this wine cooler is truly the best deal. So go ahead and take the plunge (and thank me later).
- Reversible glass door
- Dual zones for both red and white wines storage
- Removable shelves; ability to hold larger bottles of wine
- Can be installed as an under counter or freestanding wine cooler
- Great capacity/price ratio
- Elegant design
- Quiet operation
- No built in security lock
- No exterior control panel
STAIGIS 24 inch Wine and Beverage Fridge
Now, meet the Staigis wine cooler, the ultimate wine fridge for all your wine and can-cooling needs.
This one is a real crowd-pleaser and strives to satisfy every taste bud out there. It’s not just a wine cooler, my friends, it’s an under counter wine AND beverage fridge. That’s right, you heard me correctly. This under counter cooler is a one-stop-shop for all your thirst-quenching needs.
It measures at 22.4 inches deep, 23.4 inches wide, and 33.9 inches tall. With not just one, but two zones, you can keep your drinks perfectly chilled to your liking.
The left zone, with a temperature range of 38-50°F, is perfect for keeping 60 of your favorite drinks ice cold. Meanwhile, the right zone, with a range of 40-66°F, is the ultimate spot for storing 20 of your beloved wines at their optimal temperature.
Now, this wine cooler is a true design chameleon. It’s got a little something for everyone, and I’m here for it! With its stylish stainless steel door trim and front vent, and black interior, this dual zone wine cooler is ready to fit right in with any decor. And let’s not forget the icing on the cake – the concealed pull design on both of its doors. Ooh la la, and who doesn’t love a wine cooler with French doors? I know I do!
Oh my, where do I even begin with this gorgeous wine fridge? It’s not just stylish, it’s ultra-stylish! Not only that, it’s so reliable, you can count on it to keep your precious bottles and cans chilled to perfection.
And as if that’s not enough, this wine cooler has an incredible temperature memory function to keep your wines at their best even during a power outage. And with that price? It’s practically begging you to take it home with you. It’s almost too good to be true!
- Wine&beverage cooler – 20 standard Bordeaux-sized bottles and 60 cans (under counter)
- Dual temperature zones
- Removable shelves
- Built in security lock on both zones
- Ultra-stylish design
- Temperature memory function
- Removable but not adjustable shelves
- No exterior temperature setting control
Are There Customization Options Available for Under Counter Wine Fridges?
Yes, certain manufacturers provide tailored under counter wine coolers that precisely match the preferences and designs of their customers. Let’s explore the customizable features in undercounter wine fridges:
Door Handle Options
Small details can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of your kitchen. With customization, you can choose handles or knobs that perfectly match your kitchen’s hardware. This attention to detail ensures that every aspect of your kitchen’s aesthetics is carefully considered and coordinated.
Another exciting customization option about these wine fridges is the ability to add custom panels or door fronts to your wine cooler. This feature allows you to select materials and finishes that align with your kitchen’s style. Whether you prefer the warmth of wood, the contemporary look of stainless steel, or any other material, you can create a cohesive and harmonious appearance that complements your kitchen’s design in the best way.
Storage Space and Capacity
These wine fridges can be tailored to fit your specific space requirements. Depending on the layout of your kitchen and the available space under your counter, you can order a custom-sized wine fridge that fits like a glove. This not only ensures efficient use of space but also allows you to maximize storage capacity.
Some premium under counter wine coolers offer adjustable shelving and storage configurations. This feature empowers you to personalize the interior layout of the wine cooler to accommodate various bottle sizes and types of wine. Whether you have standard wine bottles, magnums, or a mix of both, customization allows you to create a storage setup that meets your unique needs.
Customization can also extend to the number of temperature zones within the unit. If you have a diverse wine collection with different wine storage requirements, you can opt for a model with multiple temperature zones. This ensures that each type of wine in your collection is stored at its ideal temperature, preserving their flavors and aromas.
The interior lighting of wine fridges plays a significant role in showcasing a wine collection. With customization, you can choose the type and color of LED lighting that best suits your preferences. This allows you to create an inviting and visually appealing display that highlights your wine collection’s beauty.
In the age of smart homes, some under counter wine coolers offer customization options for their smart features. This means you can tailor the settings to your specific needs. For example, you can control the wine fridge remotely, receive alerts about temperature variations, or stay informed about filter replacement schedules.
Well folks, if you’ve made it this far, you must be as serious about wine as I am! And I hope that my rundown has helped you make an informed decision about which is the best under counter wine fridge for you.
From the stylish designs of a wine cellar to the different temperatures, these undercounter wine refrigerators are the ultimate tool for wine enthusiasts looking to enhance their wine storage experience.
And let’s not forget about the convenience to store bottles at arm’s reach. Countertop and freestanding wine coolers are all well and good, but let’s be real – there’s just something about an under counter wine cooler that gives your space a certain je ne sais quoi.
But if you’re still on the fence, let me leave you with this: wine is not just a drink, it’s a lifestyle. It’s the best way to connect with friends, celebrate special occasions, or just unwind after a long day. And a good wine fridge can elevate that experience to a whole new level.
What is an under counter wine refrigerator?
An under counter wine fridge is a type of unit designed to be installed under a counter or cabinet. It is the best option for wine enthusiasts who want to keep their wine storage close at hand without taking up valuable floor space.
How many bottles can an undercounter wine fridge hold?
The number of bottles it can hold depends on the size, capacity and design of the unit. Generally, anywhere between 12 to 48 wine bottles.
What is the difference between under counter and built-in wine fridges?
These are essentially the same thing. Both are designed to be installed under a counter or cabinet, and both provide a temperature-controlled environment. The terms are often used interchangeably.
Who manufactures the top under-counter wine fridges available today?
Some reputable brands known for producing excellent under-counter wine fridges include Bodega, Zephyr, Kalamera, and Newair.
Is it possible to use the Phiestina 29-bottle wine cellar as a freestanding wine fridge?
Yes, the Phiestina 29-bottle wine cellar can be used as a freestanding wine fridge.
This applies to most of the wine fridges on our list.