NutriChef 18 Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler Review

 
 

A person who enjoys wine is called an oenophile. Do you consider yourself an oenophile or know someone who is? If so, I highly recommend the NutriChef 18 bottle thermoelectric wine cooler.

It’s perfect for that wine connoisseur who has more bottles than they know what to do with. It’s the storage solution you’ve been looking for.

This NutriChef wine cooler is a stylish addition to any home or office. The compact, free-standing design means you can put it on the counter, floor or table. However, if you want to put it under a table or inside a cupboard, be aware that it needs space to vent. For proper ventilation, it’s suggested that you leave 2.5 inches or more of space on each side.

Storage space isn’t the only reason that this is a great buy. Let’s look at some of its other amazing features.

The cooler is 20" by 13.6" by 25.4" and weighs just 33.1 pounds. There is no assembly required. All you have to do is take it out of the box and plug it in.

Moreover, it’s built sturdily, and ought to last a long time.

Features

The NutriChef lets you chill up to 18 bottles with its 52-quart storage capacity. I could easily fit in average size, 25-ounce bottles.

I was also able to get a larger bottle of champagne inside. I did this by squeezing it into the side rack where you can stand the bottles up.

I love that it includes this rack. It’s perfect for when you open a bottle but don’t quite finish it. Otherwise, you’d have to lay it down and it might leak, causing a mess.

It’s a smart cooler with a touchscreen display panel, which allows you to easily change the settings and it also displays the temperature. You have complete control over how warm or cool it is.

This is perfect for when you want the wine to be colder on a hot summer day. It also gives you the option between Fahrenheit or Celsius. One thing to note is that it doesn’t go lower than 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

It has interior LED lights allowing you to see the contents. A switch on the digital display panel turns the lights on or off.

Energy efficiency is another plus to this cooler. Aside from the energy-saving features controlled by the display panel—like turning off the LED light—the door also has an air-tight seal and reinforced glass. This means that there’s no chance of cold air leaking out.

Another excellent feature, particularly if you have young children, is that you can lock the touchscreen. This ensures that little fingers don’t accidentally change the settings.

The built-in circulation fan and ventilation grill run quietly, unlike other coolers on the market.

Is It Worth Buying?

The three main selling points of the NutriChef 18 Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler are its storage capacity, the digital display panel, and the fact that it’s virtually noiseless. Temperature consistency is an added bonus here.

This wine cooler is perfect for most regular-size bottles. However, as many wine connoisseurs know, good wines come in many shapes and sizes. This is problematic because if the bottle is wider or taller than average, you might have problems fitting it in the cooler.

On the one hand, it’s advantageous to have the digital panel display the temperature. On the other hand, it’s a very bright blue light. This means that you won’t want it in a room where the light could become bothersome, such as your bedroom.

You should also take into account that the glass isn’t tinted. Tinted glass would keep the inside cold even if it’s in the sun. So if you’re thinking of buying it for an outside bar area or a sunny patio, it might not be suitable.

In direct sunlight, it would be difficult to maintain the desired temperature. To avoid this, it’s best to keep this cooler in an area of the room which is mostly shaded. However, if this isn’t a problem for you, then this wine cooler is definitely worth buying.