Shane Gannaway on August 28, 2015 0 Comments There are a plethora of different things to consider when browsing wine coolers. Whether you’re purchasing your very first unit for your growing collection, or you just need to replace that old, dusty model you got as a wedding gift years back, you’ve got to do some decision making before you pull the trigger on your purchase. Bringing home a model that is merely name-brand, but lacks a lot of the features you might expect in a modern cooler can be a nasty surprise. Take a look at this list below for an introduction into some of the best units that are efficiently priced, but don’t skimp on the features or looks. 1. Avallon 54 Bottle Built-In Wine Cooler This black and steel built-in Avallon wine cooler has just about every feature under the sun. It can store up to 54 bottles at a wide temperature range (40 – 65° F) and its integrated safety lock will ensure your collection stays safe and sound. The front ventilation allows you to install it under-counter, as well as flush against cabinetry or other appliances. Soft, blue, LED interior lighting and stainless steel-trimmed rollout wooden shelves provide this unit with a sleek, classy look. This Avallon wine cooler is a fantastic blend of style and function, and has a much lower price point than many other wine coolers in its size range. [ Learn more about this Avallon wine cooler ] 2. EdgeStar 166 Bottle Wine Cooler For the serious wine collector, this built-in EdgeStar unit has an enormous capacity design, allowing you to store up to 166 wine bottles. With a wide range of available temperature settings, this wine cooler allows you store your favorite whites and reds, sparkling wines and full-bodied blends at the precise temperature you desire. The tinted glass on the door helps prevent your wine from being exposed to unfriendly UV light that can alter the taste of your wine. Powerful circulation fans allow the cool air to be evenly distributed throughout this large unit and help prevent uneven cooling. A reversible door opens up options for installation in your kitchen, and a safety lock allows you to protect you precious collection. With all the standard features and functions of most high-end wine coolers, plus a larger capacity and competitive price point, this EdgeStar wine cooler is easily one of the cost efficient and luxurious models on the market today. [ Learn more about this EdgeStar wine cooler ] 3. Marvel 24-Inch Wine Cellar w/ Black Cabinet & Stainless Steel Trim Glass Door Elegantly built, with five white-trimmed extendable racks, this Marvel wine cooler is one of the more powerful residential cellars out there today. The cooler itself can store up to 45 bottles, and can even fit larger, magnum-sized wine bottles. The condenser inside the unit is commercial grade and it boasts an auto-defrost feature. The door itself has a close-door-assist function which draws itself closed if it is ever left ajar. Of the most exciting features though is the MicroSentry refrigeration monitor this Marvel unit provides. This system works to guarantee your unit is always maintaining optimal temperature and actually has an alarm to alert the owner with then unit is under or over this optimal range. Changing the temperature of the unit is easy with the softly lit, amber LED temperature control. Available right or left-hinged, this Marvel unit fits well in any kitchen. [ Learn more about this Marvel wine cooler ] 4. U-Line 36-Inch Stainless Steel Wine and Beverage Center This U-Line unit is perhaps the most versatile wine cooler on the list, in that it is designed to store your wine collection, as well as store a wide variety of different beverages. It has two-independent cooling zones so you can mix and match beverages stored. The side meant for wine can fit up to 31 standard sized bottles, and the other cooling zone can fit as many as 79 standard soda or beer bottles or up to 123 standard cans. One of the coolest features is the U-Select Control which works through a digital OLED display screen on the top of the door. Using this function you can cool your beverages with five distinct temperature modes in the right fridge, including: Beverage: 34°F – 40°F Deli: 34°F – 40°F Market: 34°F – 40°F Pantry: 34°F – 70°F Root Cellar: 45°F – 55°F Plus, another four modes for wine on the left side, including: Beverage: 34°F – 65°F Sparkling Wine: 38°F – 50°F White Wine: 45°F – 55°F Red Wine: 55°F – 65°F) This wine cooler is also extra versatile due to its ability to work as a free-standing or built-in unit. [ Learn more about this U-Line wine cooler ] 5. Vinotemp 32 Bottle Built-In Wine Cooler At a slim 15 inches, this wine cooler by Vinotemp is extraordinarily cost-efficient, easily installed in a variety of different kitchen spaces, and still sports an impressive storage capacity. With 7 shelves built into the unit, it is able to store up to 32 wine bottles at a temperature range that extends 20 degrees (45-65°F). The insulated glass door allows you to view your collection without exposing it to potentially harmful UV light or heat. It can operate free-standing or, because of the front-ventilation design, you can choose to have this unit built-in or undercounter. The stainless steel door and handle, fully-finished black cabinetry, and scalloped wire shelving combine to create a fashionable appliance that functions well and looks good doing it. With so many features this might become the wine cooler for your favorite bottles in your collection. [ Learn more about this Vinotemp wine cooler ] Hopefully this list of wine coolers has you inspired and informed enough to pick out your perfect new unit. As you’ve just seen, variety is not something lacking on the market today. When it comes down to it, there are so many wine coolers on the market, so you’re sure to find one to fit your style and your budget.