The best dual zone wine refrigerators can chill two varieties of wine at the same time! That is the goal of dual zone wine coolers. It doesn’t matter if you want to chill whites and reds or champagne and dry white wines or ports and whites….all that is important is that you can cool wine to two very distinct temperatures.
As with all wine fridges, you will have shelving options, size differences and many other features to choose from. Below I have reviewed the very best dual zone wine coolers for you!
Want to chill wine but don’t have a lot of space? This thermoelectric 12 bottle cooler is for you. Keep it on the counter top, behind the bar or in any nook or cranny that you can find. Obviously, with a wine refrigerator this size, the objective isn’t long term storage, this unit is built for availability and versatility.
With two chill zones, the upper compartment has a cooling range of 46-66F; while the lower compartment can be cooler from 54-66F. Both compartments are independently adjustable allowing for maximum flexibility in your wine selection.
Double pane, smoked glass doors allow for maintaining an even temperature while keeping damaging ultraviolet light out. This feature adds to the utility of the cooler, allowing its placement opposite windows or underneath skylights.
Although not optimal, this unit has wire shelves. Usually I would shy away from such a unit, but in this case, where I would not store a bottle long, it works well to lower the refrigerator’s cost. The shelves are also removable to allow for multiple configurations.
I don’t usually comment on the packaging, but a common complaint when receiving shipped appliances is the condition they arrive in. Frequently they are dinged or dented or scraped, not with Kalamera. This wine cooler will come on a wood pallet protected by solid Styrofoam inserts…no flimsy cardboard here!
No temperature limits here! This wine refrigerator’s temperature range goes from 40°-66°F. The temperatures in the bottom section are adjustable between 40 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit and in the top section, you can adjust from 50° to 66°F, making this the best dual zone wine refrigerator for your growing collection.
Speaking of your growing collection, this cooler has the capability of storing 28 standard size bottles of wine for the upper zone and the capability of storing 45 standard size bottles of wine for the bottom zone. With 11 removable wooden racks, the flexibility to store anything is within reach.
As with most coolers, the bottle size measurement is based on smaller wine bottles. While it is possible to get to the magical 73 number, it will take following Kalamera’s directions to the letter.
Almost as important as keeping cool temperatures and your collection inside of your cooler, is the ability to keep children and unwanted hands out of it. This wine cooler features a lockable door, which at first may seem trivial, but fret not; as it will keep your collection…well…yours.
With temperatures ranging from 46 degrees to 66 degrees Fahrenheit, what you store in this wine cooler is left up to your imagination. The lower section let you chill your wine between 46°F and 66°F and the upper section ranges from 54° to 66° Fahrenheit. This makes keeping everything from ice wine to red wine on hand and ready to drink.
The thermoelectric design of this cooler means no moving parts, which allows for greater energy efficiency and environmental friendliness throughout its lifespan. Thermoelectric also means that vibrations are a thing of the past and the noise that is inherent in the design of compressor based cooling is no longer a worry with this appliance.
The dimensions of this wine bottle cooler mean that larger bottles may be a tight fit, but the shelves can be rearranged to make it easier to fit anything.
When choosing the best dual zone wine refrigerator; I want versatility, capacity, and stability. The Kalamara 73 Bottle Dual Zone wine refrigerator is all of these things and more. For maximum effect, if I were to make my purchase again…I would choose the Kalamara along the Haier 12 bottle cooler for shear utility. You can not go wrong with any of the coolers I have reviewed in this category.