Pros / This dual-zone cooler allows you to chill both red and white wines at the same time.
Cons / It can’t be built into a cabinet.
Verdict / The Koldfront TWR181ES has an impressive temperature range that can effectively hold and chill 18 bottles of wine in two different temperature zones at one time.
The Koldfront TWR181ES wine cooler holds 18 standard-size bottles in two separate zones that can keep both red and white wines at ideal temperatures. It also gets cold enough to chill sparkling wines. The overall temperature range is between 40 and 60 degrees Fahrenheit, which is an impressive range for a thermoelectric cooling system.
The upper zone of this wine fridge has a single removable rack that holds six bottles of wine, and the lower zone holds 12 bottles on three racks. It can also hold taller or opened bottles of wine upright by removing the racks.
The two chill zones are separated by digital controls that let you set and adjust the temperature in each zone. You can also keep both zones the same temperature if you want to have a single type of wine throughout the fridge.
This cooler is black with platinum trim and a tempered glass door to prevent UV rays from reaching your wines and spoiling them. It doesn’t come with a lock, so it’s important to place it somewhere children won’t get into it, It’s also just over 1 1/2 feet tall, so it can sit on the kitchen counter, out of the reach of children. Because this is a freestanding fridge, it can’t be built into a cabinet or slid under a counter. If you’d like to have a built-in unit, check out our writeup on the Kalamera KRC30SZB – a freestanding unit that can also be built into a cabinet.