Since their inception many years ago, wine refrigerators have grown in popularity worldwide, particularly among wine drinkers and collectors. Their compact space efficient designs, for instance, are popular among people with space limitations. They are also easy to use, cost effective than traditional wine cellars, and keep wine chilled and ready to drink on demand whilst keeping power consumption low. Currently, several brands of wine refrigerators are attainable at various price ranges online. While most offer value for money, here are our picks for the top 10 best refrigerators selling for less than 500 dollars you will never regret buying:
10. Wine Enthusiast Silent Two-Temp Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator
Wine Enthusiast is a professional-grade wine refrigerator that accommodates 18 standard Bordeaux bottle of wine comfortably. Its sturdy design with quality parts is durable. Its adjustable temperature top zone (54 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit) is ideal for storing white and red wines, while its bottom adjustable temperature zone (44-66 degrees Fahrenheit) creates an ideal environment for storing red and white wines and for serving white wines. Wine Enthusiast is cost effective. It is also power efficient, has four pull out chrome shelves that ease arrangement of bottles, and an exterior digital display touchscreen that eases use.
9. NewAir AW-181E Thermoelectric Wine Cooler or Wine Refrigerators
Manufactured using durable stainless steel, NewAir AW-181E is an advanced 18-bottle wine cooler that offers tons of storage space without occupying a lot of living space. It is rust and dent proof, resists corrosion, and has an aesthetic black finishing that complements contemporary decor in homes well once installed. Beauty and aesthetics aside, NewAir AW-181E is one of the most functional wine refrigerators in the market. Its thermoelectric cooling technology is reliable and vibration and noise-free. Its insulated doors prevent UV penetration and maintain a consistent core temperature for proper wine chilling, while its push button digital temperature controls ease usage and allow for custom chilling of special types of wines. You also get sliding chrome shelves and a soft interior LED light.
8. Avanti EWC1201 Thermoelectric Counter Top Wine Cooler
Model EWC1201 of the renowned Avanti line of household equipment is a well-built thermoelectric countertop wine refrigerator that stores up to 12 bottles of wine comfortably. It has sliding and removable shelves for easy storage and access of stored wine. It offers vertical storage for four open bottles, has a non-vibrating thermoelectric cooling system that does not disturb bottle sediment, and a classic black platinum-finished cabinet and a curved black door that complements decor. This cooler is affordable, easy to use, and has a reliable and power efficient system
7. Koolatron 45-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cellar
Do you have many bottles of wine? Are you shopping for a high-capacity wine refrigerator that can keep your favorite wines chilled and ready to drink without paying hefty electricity costs? Koolatron is a large, 45-bottle-capacity wine cooler with an innovative dual zone design for keeping white and red wines chilled (upper zone) and a well-built lower zone for serving white wine. This unique wine refrigerator ships assembled and ready to use. It is spacious, has a sturdy freestanding design, a reliable temperature control, and a clear display system.
6. Nostalgia Electrics EWC008BLK Wine Chiller
Light, spacious, and made of quality and high-performance components, model EWC008BLK of the renowned Nostalgia Electrics wine chiller is an advanced household accessory designed for chilling eight standard sized bottles of wine. Even though this chiller offers single zone chilling, its advanced electrical system works reliably. It is environmentally friendly, has an adjustable thermostat with an auto defrost function, and does not use refrigerants. Nostalgia Electrics wine chiller is aesthetic, compact, and has blue interior lighting with an off/on switch.
5. EdgeStar 36-Bottle Dual-Zone Wine Refrigerator
This 36-bottle wine refrigerator by EdgeStar is an affordable and premium-grade accessory liked in top 10 the best wine refrigerators under $500 in 2015 reviews for these major reasons: its built-in design is durable, offers tons of storage space, and supports freestanding installation. Its French door is aesthetic, eases access to stored wine, and comes fitted with aesthetic black dot matrix tempered glass that blocks UV and prevents heat from leaking while it is in use. With an original model from a good store, you get a sturdy black cabinet with aesthetic stainless steel trim doors, stainless steel-trimmed slide out wood shelves, an internal fan, durable carbon filters, door lock, stainless steel handles, and clear LED display.
4. Koldfront 24 Bottle Free Standing Dual Zone Wine Cooler
Have you experimented with many brands of wine refrigerators unsuccessfully? If you are looking for a new high-capacity model, this 24-bottle freestanding wine cooler by Koldfront is an ideal accessory to buy. It is space efficient, has a stylish dark-theme, a stainless steel body, and an advanced thermoelectric cooling system with dual zones that ease the storage and management of white wines, red wines, and vintage types wines. This wine cooler has a digital control panel and an LCD temperature display for its upper and lower zones. It has a safety lock, tempered glass door, internal LED lighting, and removable wooden shelving.
3. Whynter 20-Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler
With an internal capacity of 20 standard wine bottles, a sleek stainless steel black cabinet, and a space saving recessed handle, Whynter is a well-built thermoelectric wine cooler that works well in homes and commercial establishments. It is easy to use, durable, and features an adjustable thermostat (46-65 degrees Fahrenheit) for reliable wine cooling. Its centralized digital control panel has responsive soft touch buttons for easier usage, while its interior has soft LED lighting with an on and off switch and five trimmed scalloped and removable chrome shelves.
2. Wine Enthusiast 18-Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator
Considered among the slimmest wine refrigerators, this 18-bottle cooler by Wine Enthusiast is also one of the most effective, especially as pertains chilling of wine. It is ETL approved, CFC-free, and fitted with a power efficient thermoelectric cooling system. Its dual zone design (10 bottles on top zone and 8 bottles on bottom zone) is novel, while its exterior digital touchscreen eases setup and usage. This refrigerator has seven pull out chrome shelves and a stainless steel body.
1. Haier 12-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cellar
This 12-bottle wine cellar by Haier is our pick for the best wine refrigerator to buy in 2015. A best seller in many stores, it is durable, compact, and features an ultra-quiet and vibration-free thermoelectric system that works well. Its curved door eases access, while the smoked glass used to make it is durable, UV resistant, and accentuates the dark theme of its trims and cabinet. Haier has six full-width storage racks, an advanced dual zone cooling system, and digital touch controls.