Dual-pane glass door seals tightly, keeps out moisture, and blocks out UV light. Temperature range can be set easily for two zones and customized to wine type. Users like the smoked glass vs. clear glass as well as the overall appearance of the refrigerator.
The interior light is too bright for some. Longer or wider wine bottles will not fit the racks.
Cooler runs quietly. Has a sleek, stylish appearance that blends in well with most decor. Relatively compact and easy to tuck away without being intrusive. Maintains its temperature regardless of how many or few bottles are inside.
Not a dual temperature cooler, so may not chill both reds and whites as effectively together.
This cooler offers a slim design. Lightweight and easy to move. Users like the lighted interior, which allows a view of their inventory without opening the door. Easy to program to the desired temperature. Both reds and whites chill consistently together, even though this isn’t a dual temp fridge.
May need to remove shelving for larger bottles. This model doesn't have a door lock.
Low noise and low vibration won't disturb wine's integrity. Modern appearance goes well in any room. Metal shelves slide out for easy access. Small enough to place on a countertop. Humidity control keeps corks from drying out.
As this is a single zone refrigerator, both reds and whites may not chill correctly together.
Runs quietly. Takes up very little space and can be used on a kitchen counter. Clear directions regarding proper setup and setting the temperature control. Large bottles will fit on the bottom if the shelf is removed.
Some users feel the LED display light on the front of the cooler is way too bright.
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If you’ve invested in quality wine, you need a proper storage environment to ensure the best drinking experience, whether that’s tomorrow night or years from now. This requires stable temperature (ideally around 55ºF), a constant humidity level (dried out corks can lead to “corked” or oxidized wine), and protection from UV rays that can damage the wine’s delicate molecules. Ivation makes a range of wine coolers that control temperature and humidity and block UV rays. They feature an energy-efficient thermoelectric cooling system (no compressor), which minimizes vibrations that can prevent wine from settling properly. Choose from single- or dual-zone cooling (dual-zone cooling allows you to set two different temperature zones for different wines); 8, 12, or 18-bottle capacity; a built-in lock; and metal or wood shelving.
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