Koldfront TWR187ESS 18 Bottle Free Standing Wine Cooler (Review)
Koldfront TWR187ESS holds 18 bottles of 750ml 2.75″ Bordeaux bottles – and even then it’s a tight fit. Anything bigger than slim bottles and storage capacity decreases as you will have to remove shelves. On top of that shelves aren’t very deep so although most bottles will fit length wise some might be too long to fit.
Dual zones work well although it takes a long time for the unit to achieve desired temperature. The upper zone can be adjusted from 54°F to 66°F, whereas the lower one – from 46°F to 66°F.
It keeps temperature constant and has no problems achieving lowest settable temperatures unless the unit is placed in warmer ambient temperatures.
Koldfront TWR187ESS has thermoelectric cooling system – which is cheaper, environmentally friendly and less noisy than compressor cooling systems but often consume a bit more energy and are affected by ambient temperatures in their performance.
Koldfront TWR187ESS is designed to be used only as a freestanding appliance.
Koldfront TWR187ESS feels well made for the most part – the only issue is wooden shelves that doesn’t feel too sturdy but should do the job – but be warned that they don’t stop when you roll them out so you have to be careful to not roll them out too much otherwise you will drop the shelve and your wine on the floor.
The housing of Koldfront TWR187ESS is made of stainless steel and the unit looks sleek.
Control Panel is very simple to use. Each zone has “up” and “down” buttons for temperature adjustments. It also features temperature readouts for each zone and button for interior light.
It also has safety lock and like pretty much all wine coolers – tempered glass door.
It does make a slight humming noise but overall is relatively quiet compared to most other wine coolers.
All you have to do is install the handle so there is barely any assembling required.
Koldfront TWR187ESS does a good job of cooling your wine but as expected for a budget priced wine cooler it has some flaws – whether you can (or want in order to save some money) live with them is up to you.
Koldfront 18 Bottle Free Standing Dual Zone Wine Cooler – Black and Stainless Steel Details/Specs:
- Model: TWR187ESS
- Capacity: Up to 18 wine bottles
- Refrigeration Type: Thermoelectric
- Installation Type: Freestanding / Countertop
- Maximum ambient temperature for operation: 78F°
- Zone type: Dual
- Upper zone temperature range: 54°F to 66F°
- Lower zone temperature range: 46°F to 66F°
- Weight: 35.3 lbs
- Dimensions: 14″ x 22.5” x ~25.33333” (W x D x H)
- Voltage/Frequency: AC 115 V / 60Hz
- Amperage: 1.0 Amps
- Input Power: 110 Watts