So you wish to impress your family and friends by installing a wine cooler into your kitchen or bar. A wine cooler is actually a multi-temperature fridge that enables you to store both red and white wine, because you can set the two temperature zones at different temperature levels. Now you must decide if you would like a built-in wine cabinetor would you prefer a slimline wine cooler?
Built-in wine cabinet vs Slimline wine cooler?
For a built-in wine cabinet, you have a choice of two options: an under-counter wine cooler or a built-in wine cooler. The under-counter wine cooler can be used in any kitchen design. They can fit into any cabinet space as the warm air is expelled through the rear of the cabinet. Whereas the built-in wine coolers are just that – built in for a specific interior design. So, they can be smaller to fit under countertops, or much larger to house over 200 bottles. On the other hand, slimline wine coolers actually stand alone, just like having your own wine cellar. They are not integrated into any part of your kitchen.
Best wine cooler brand
The Bodega 43 Wine cooler range can be built-in or free-standing, depending on your preference. They have a low noise, vibration and energy consumption. They are of a unique design and are made from high-quality materials. They also carry a 3=year manufacturer’s warranty.
Other uses for a wine cooler
Wine coolers do not only have to be used to store wine. They can store a multitude of products, which means the whole family can benefit from the wine cooler. Soft drinks and various types of food can overflow from the family refrigerator into the wine cooler. However, please be aware that milk-based drinks need to be kept below 40°F and are best left in the refrigerator. Although champagne should be served at 45 to 48°F, and, generally, beer is best served at 50 to 55°F, if you have a multi-temperature wine cooler, you can store both beverages in the same wine cooler, each chilled to their ideal temperature. Many people also store fruit and vegetables in their wine coolers. Your wine cooler can also be converted to a chamber for curing various types of meat. So, your wine cooler can be used for a multitude of purposes – not only for keeping wine chilled.
Points to note when installing a built-in wine cooler
It is essential to use accurate sizes for the height, width and depth of the wine cooler to fit in the cabinet. Especially ensure that the height is correct. Most wine coolers are built to accommodate the standard dimensions of the average kitchen, in which the height is usually 60 cm. However, a small extra margin is necessary so that the cooler can be placed easily. If you have a higher kitchen counter, you can always adjust the height of the cooler, using the adjustable feet, or simply place two pieces of wood under the cooler. Ensure there is a correct power supply to the wine cooler, with the socket not directly behind the cooler, but behind the adjoining cabinet. You are now ready to stock your very own wine cellar with your favourite wines. Enjoy!