A built-in wine cooler is designed to sit recessed into existing cabinetry or undercounter, saving you valuable space.
Vinotemp’s stylish units are available in black, smoked black stainless steel, stainless steel, and more. Bottle capacities range from 7 bottles to 300. Some of our wine fridges are dual-zoned, allowing you to store different kinds of wine at their ideal temperature. Browse our selection today to find the best wine refrigerator for your kitchen, bar, or business.
What is the Difference Between Freestanding and Built-In Wine Refrigerators?
Any wine refrigerator can be used freestanding, but not all are designed to be recessed into cabinetry. It is important to know the differences between the two so that you can ensure your cooler is venting properly.
If a unit is specified as freestanding, this means it should not be installed into cabinetry or undercounter. The exhaust is located at the back of the unit and in order to operate properly, must be able to “breathe”. If not installed properly, the unit will not operate efficiently, will likely overheat, and may have a shorter lifespan.
In contrast, a built-in wine refrigerator can be recessed into cabinetry or undercounter. The exhaust can be found at the front of the appliance. These units prevent unwanted overheating by pushing the warm exhaust away from the compressor. Specific clearance guidelines are provided inside each owner’s manual to ensure your wine cellar is installed properly.
Benefits of Owning a Wine Refrigerator
There are many benefits to owning a built-in wine fridge. Unlike a standard food refrigerator, a wine refrigerator creates the ideal environment for your wine. Wine coolers generally cost much less than a wine cabinet, cellar, or standard refrigerator. Available in a variety of sizes, types, and colors, you are sure to find a wine cooler that will complement your space.
Which Built-In Wine Refrigerator is Best for My Wine?
As you browse our selection, you may be overwhelmed with options. In order to pick the best unit for your collection, consider the following:
1. How many bottles do you plan to store? If you are storing just a few bottles, a smaller capacity cooler may be the best fit.
2. What kind of wine are you storing? Those who love a variety of different wines may find a multi-zone wine refrigerator to be more appropriate.
3. What is the current décor of the room? Vinotemp offers many different finishes that will match existing cabinetry or any existing appliances in the room.
4. How often do you purchase wine? Consider your buying habits and be sure to leave room for future purchases.