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Koldfront TWR181ES 18 Bottle Review

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.

Our 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.

For

  • This dual-zone cooler allows you to chill both red and white wines at the same time.

Against

  • It can’t be built into a cabinet.
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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.

Nicole Johnston
When she’s not attending a concert, volunteering in her community, bugging a legislator or being Mom, Nicole oversees the development and implementation of in-depth testing for Top Ten Review’s internet security, parental controls and privacy protection categories. Sometimes Nicole helps review household products like pillows and vacuum sealers. Nicole has a keen eye for pinpointing good solutions that comes from over 12 years of research and writing experience for organizations including Greenshades Accounting Software, Ogden City’s Economic and Business Development department and the Clinton Arts Board. Nicole holds bachelor’s degrees in both English and political science with additional schooling in public relations and business.