Your Cart

There are no items in your shopping cart.

Wine Refrigerator Reviews - 4 Models for Any Budget

Posted by Todd Buehler on May 22, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Are you a wine lover looking for an ideal place to store your precious vino? We've compiled a list of wine refrigerator reviews designed to help a wine enthusiast on any budget choose an ideal model of wine refrigerator for their home. Wine refrigerators vary in size, installation options, temperature range settings, number of compartments and, of course, aesthetic appeal. In-depth wine refrigerator reviews can be tough to come by, but we've selected four models at differing price points and with differing feature packages to help you choose the ideal model.

If this is your first time buying a wine center, here are a few things to consider when researching different models:

  • Temperature Zones: Dual zone models allow you to set two different temperatures for two different sections of the wine cooler. This lets you choose the ideal serving temperature for different types of wines. If your only concern is keeping your wines at the ideal long term storage temperature of around 45 to 55 degrees, then you can probably go for a single zone model. Dual zone models are usually more expensive.

  • Built In vs Freestanding: If you want the built-in look, you'll generally have to pay upwards of $1,200. Built-in refrigerators are "front breathing" so they don't require ventilation space on the sides or rear. If you try to install a freestanding model into a built-in space, you'll need a replacement pretty quickly! Frigidaire is a leader in offering built-ins for less if you want the best of both worlds.

  • Temperature Controls: All but one of the models in our wine refrigerator review have digital temperature controls rather than dials. This feature is not hard to come by but can be easy to overlook if you're new to the wine cooler game! We prefer the digital controls over dials since they are more exact and offer precise adjustments for different types of wine.

  • Interior Features: Options like showcase lighting, wooden wine racks, and other features can be more costly, but can be worth it. Make sure to try pulling the shelves in and out when you're looking at different models in-store, preferably loaded with a full wine bottle or two. Shelves that glide nicely are a nice basic feature to look for that will make using your wine cooler more enjoyable!

 

Now that you know about what to consider when buying a wine refrigerator, let's take a closer look at models from Danby, GE, Frigidaire, and Electrolux. 

Read More >

Topics: Refrigerators, Specialty Refrigeration

Summit Refrigerator Reviews - Top Models, Features, Prices

Posted by Meredith Czymmek on May 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

Summit Appliance is a specialty brand carrying over 600 models of specialty refrigerators, freezers, and cooking appliances. They claim to have the industry's largest collection of built-in and ADA compliant models, and offer refrigerators and other appliances in unique, hard-to-find footprints and designs. If you're looking for a refrigerator for a small space, such as an apartment or condo, you should definitely consider Summit refrigerators. For more info on choosing a new refrigerator, check out our refrigerator buying guide!

In our Summit refrigerator reviews, we'll go over two top freezer and two bottom freezer refrigerator styles, most of which are counter depth and all of which are no wider than 28 inches. They are numbered for your convenience but are listed in no particular order. Let's dig in, starting with the top freezer models!

 

Read More >

Topics: Refrigerators, Counter Depth, Specialty Refrigeration

Marvel Wine Cooler Reviews, Features, & Prices

Posted by Todd Buehler on May 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

 

Are you a wine enthusiast looking for the ideal place to store your collection of red and white wines? Are you looking for the best in wine cooler options for your home? If so, specialty brand Marvel should definitely be up for consideration. In this wine refrigerator review we'll go over the different sizes, price points, and options among Marvel wine coolers. Marvel has both single and dual temperature zone wine refrigerators available, all at a high level of quality.

There are certainly many other brands that offer wine coolers at lower price points, but if you want the best in quality for your wines, both inside and out, you should consider Marvel's wine coolers. They stand apart thanks to their focus on energy efficiency, leading the industry in fast and responsive cooling thanks to Dynamic Cooling Technology, and professional features. The following three models are some of their most popular options. 

All of the Marvel wine refrigerators in our review include the following:

  • Front-breathing design for built-in installations

  • Vibration Neutralization System to protect wines from agitation

  • Tinted, UV resistant Argon-filled dual pane glass doors to protect wines from damaging ultra-violet light

  • Sleek designer styling, including panel-ready options

  • Basic Warranty: 1 year parts and labor, 5 years parts on the sealed system

  • Integrated digital controls with LED display on top of the door

  • Designed for quiet operation
 
Read More >

Topics: Refrigerators, Specialty Refrigeration

New Call-to-action

Subscribe to Email Updates

Our Pricing

We make every effort to keep our pricing as accurate as possible. Pricing changes over time and other factors like sales and rebates change as well.  Pricing reflected on this blog are for reference only and are as of the date of the publication of the individual post. Please contact our store at 800.626.3831 or visit our website at www.BellinghamElectric.com for current pricing.

Recent Posts