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The 10 Best Wine Coolers - July 2017

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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every wine cooler on the market in the UK to determine our top 10 list.
In total we compared over 357 wine coolers, 21 reviews and 995 prices. Last updated 21 July 2017.

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#1
WKt 6451

Liebherr WKt 6451

A cheap to run and fully featured 1 312 bottle(s) cooler
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
4
Mediocre
Features
75
Good Features
Age
58
2 Years Old
Running Costs
89
£277 / 10 Years
Overall Score
48
Mediocre
Brown
Free­standing
1
Colours
Case Design
Temperature Zones
Apr 2015
Release Date
#2
ERW0670A

Electrolux ERW0670A

1 24 bottle(s) cooler
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
6
Mediocre
Features
9
Missing Some Features
Age
52
3 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
25
Mediocre
Black
Built-in
1
Colours
Case Design
Temperature Zones
Dec 2014
Release Date
#3
WKt 4551 GrandCru

Liebherr WKt 4551 GrandCru

A cheap to run and fully featured 1 201 bottle(s) wine cooler
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
11
Mediocre
Features
83
Fully-Featured
Age
58
2 Years Old
Running Costs
92
£249 / 10 Years
Overall Score
52
Average
Brown
Free­standing
1
Colours
Case Design
Temperature Zones
May 2015
Release Date
#4
WKes 653 Grand Cru

Liebherr WKes 653 Grand Cru

A cheap to run 1 12 bottle(s) wine cooler
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
13
Mediocre
Features
62
Good Features
Age
81
9 Months Old
Running Costs
95
£176 / 10 Years
Overall Score
51
Average
Silver
Free­standing
1
Colours
Case Design
Temperature Zones
Oct 2016
Release Date
#5
CWC15B14

Essentials CWC15B14

A great value for money and cheap to run 1 15 bottle(s) wine cooler
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
94
Excellent
Features
13
Missing Some Features
Age
62
2 Years Old
Running Costs
80
£324 / 10 Years
Overall Score
55
Average
Black
Undercounter
1
Colours
Case Design
Temperature Zones
Jul 2015
Release Date
  • £129.99
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#6
KWT6321

Miele KWT6321

Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
14
Mediocre
Features
30
Missing Some Features
Age
62
2 Years Old
Running Costs
31
£458 / 10 Years
Overall Score
36
Mediocre
Charcoal
Free­standing
2
Colours
Case Design
Temperature Zones
Jul 2015
Release Date
#7
BWC155SS

Baumatic BWC155SS

A great value for money 1 7 bottle(s) wine cooler
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
92
Excellent
Features
10
Missing Some Features
Age
57
2 Years Old
Running Costs (Unknown)
Overall Score
49
Mediocre
Black
Free­standing
1
Colours
Case Design
Temperature Zones
Mar 2015
Release Date
#8
WKEgb 582 GrandCru

Liebherr WKEgb 582 GrandCru

A cheap to run 1 18 bottle(s) wine cooler
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
9
Mediocre
Features
59
Average Features
Age
82
8 Months Old
Running Costs
90
£249 / 10 Years
Overall Score
49
Mediocre
Grey
Built-in
1
Colours
Case Design
Temperature Zones
Nov 2016
Release Date
#9
150SSWCMK2

Stoves 150SSWCMK2

A great value for money 1 7 bottle(s) wine cooler
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
92
Excellent
Features
14
Missing Some Features
Age
62
2 Years Old
Running Costs
16
£632 / 10 Years
Overall Score
52
Average
Stainless Steel
Free­standing
1
Colours
Case Design
Temperature Zones
Jul 2015
Release Date
  • £159.00
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#10
KWT6322

Miele KWT6322

A cheap to run 3 34 bottle(s) wine cooler
Reviews No Reviews
Value for Money
7
Mediocre
Features
38
Missing Some Features
Age
62
2 Years Old
Running Costs
82
£322 / 10 Years
Overall Score
39
Mediocre
Black
Built-in
3
Colours
Case Design
Temperature Zones
Jul 2015
Release Date

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Wine Cooler Buying Guide

A wine cooler is a specialist fridge specifically designed for storing wine bottles, to allow them to be stored safely at the optimal temperature. They are a step up from a bottle store in your fridge - if you find your bottle collection taking over much of the fridge, or if you want your wine cooled to a very specific temperature, it may be time to invest in one of these appliances.

Wine coolers vary dramatically in their bottle capacity, and how much wine you want to store at once will large dictate your buying choice. Our coolers range from very small 2-bottle coolers - effectively very efficient ice buckets - to enormous cabinets that can hold 300 bottles at once.

Coolers also vary enormously in their shape and the number of shelves/baskets they contain - some will allow wine to be stacked closely on top of each other for maximum storage room, others concentrate on less storage, but display the bottles in a more aesthetically pleasing way.

Temperature Control

One of the biggest benefit of a specialised wine cooler is that you can set the temperature to whatever you want - allowing you to keep your wine stored at a different temperature than the rest of your food in the fridge. This is helpful, because certain types of wine favour different temperature ranges, both for storing and drinking.

More advanced (and therefore, expensive) wine coolers also have separate temperature zones. You can set the temperatures in these zones independently of each other, allowing even more flexibility in storing your wine.

The top-range coolers may even have a humidifier unit installed - this allows a high degree of control as to the storage humidity for your bottles. Humidity control is important to keep expensive wines in top condition for long periods of time: too much humidity, and mold may form on the bottles. On the other hand, too little humidity could cause the corks of your bottles to dry out. While humidity control may substantially increase the price of a wine cooler, it may be worth the extra investment if your wine collection is particularly rare and expensive.

Built In Freezer

Some wine coolers also have a separate freezer section - this can be helpful for storing ice and whiskey cubes to chill the wine while you drink it, or a sneaky carton of ice-cream!

Alarm System

Higher-tier wine coolers may have an alarm system - either a visual or aural alarm that goes off when the temperature strays outside it’s set boundaries. This can be very helpful for warning you if the door is ajar, there is a power failure, or some other problem that could threaten the climate of your cooler.

Energy Efficiency

Finally, our wine coolers are graded on their energy efficiency. The higher the grade, the less energy will be used while the cooler is running, and the cheaper it will be to run. Look for a wine cooler graded at A or above for the best efficiency in daily use.

Wine Cooler Retailers, Prices and Features

Wine Cooler Prices

We currently list 97 wine coolers ranging from £0 to £4,593. The average price of a new wine cooler is £635 and 80% of wine coolers are priced between £0 and £1,657. The most expensive wine cooler that we found is the Miele KWT 6834 SGS at £4,593, and the cheapest is the Baumatic BWC885BGL at only £0.

Cooler Brands - Price Range

The average price of Miele wine coolers is £2,895 which is the highest average price of all wine cooler brands. Miele wine coolers start at £1,748 and the most expensive Miele wine cooler costs £4,593.

The average price of Smeg wine coolers is £1,563 which is the second highest average price of all wine cooler brands. Smeg wine coolers start at £1,295 and the most expensive Smeg wine cooler costs £1,880.

Liebherr wine coolers range in price from £0 to £2,499, and the third highest average cooler price out of all brands is Liebherr wine coolers with an average price of £1,337.

Wine Cooler Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 15 user cooler reviews and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of cooler. The top three cooler brands are Siemens, Bar Craft and Neff. Siemens has an average rating of 0%, Bar Craft has an average rating of 0% and Neff has an average rating of 0%.

Biggest Wine Cooler Retailers

We found 29 current offers for coolers from Currys making it the biggest wine cooler retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, Buywise for whom we found 18 current offers for coolers. The third biggest retailer is Appliances Direct with 12 current wine cooler offers.

When Are Most New Wine Coolers Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any prominent pattern in the release month for new coolers. In April 2016 10 new coolers were released making it the biggest month that year for new cooler releases. July was the biggest month in 2015 for new wine coolers, with 28 new wine coolers released that month. 19 new coolers were released in July 2014 making it the biggest month that year as well for new cooler releases.

How Fast Do Wine Cooler Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, wine coolers drop in price by 3% on average. That means a saving of £18 on a typical £616 new wine cooler if you wait 6 months before buying.

Temperature Zones

Across the range of coolers, the temperature zones range from 1 to 3. The temperature zones of the majority of coolers range from 1 to 2. The MieleKWT6322 has the most temperature zone. This cooler is a 3 temperature zone wine cooler and sells for £2,149.00. The MieleKWT6322, which sells for £1,249.00, has the least temperature zone and is a 1 temperature zone wine cooler.

Bottles Capacities

The bottles capacities of coolers range from 1bottle(s) to 592bottle(s). The bottles capacities of most wine coolers range from 1bottle(s) to 31bottle(s). The cooler with the biggest bottles capacity is the CapleWF1548, which is a 592bottle(s) Bottles capacity cooler and sells for £0.00. The CapleWF1548, which currently retails for £28.95, has the smallest bottles capacity and is a 1bottle(s) Bottles capacity cooler.

Biggest Cooler Retailers

The biggest cooler retailer by number of products currently for sale is Currys. We found 29 current cooler offers from Currys. The second biggest cooler retailer is Buywise with 18 offers. That means Currys is much bigger than Buywise when it comes to wine coolers. Appliances Direct is the third biggest retailer with 12 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Wine Coolers?

Currys most frequently has the cheapest cooler prices (found to be cheapest for 19 wine coolers).

Proportion of Coolers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Currys most frequently has the cheapest cooler prices (found to be cheapest for 65.5% of its coolers).

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