Whynter BWR-0922DZ 92-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler Review

Whynter BWR-0922DZ is a dual zone compressor cooled wine cooler with claimed 92 bottle capacity. The upper zone features 5 shelves that can accommodate up to 40 bottles whereas lower zone has 7 shelves with maximum capacity of 52 bottles. Temperature in each zone can be adjusted from 40°F to 65°F (5°C to 18°C).

How many bottles you can actually fit inside varies. The claimed capacity is only true as long as you only have standard sized Bordeaux bottles and you place them in a specific way. Bigger bottles decrease the actual capacity, in more extreme cases by almost half. Labels of bottles can’t be read unless you install showcase shelve which will display 6 bottles at an incline but it reduces total capacity by 10 bottles.


Whynter BWR-0922DZ works well. Temperatures are consistent and almost perfectly precise (might be off by 1 degree). Whynter BWR-0922DZ is also pretty quiet although not completely noiseless (you can still hear fans).

Something that must be mentioned is that lower zone temperature cannot be set lower than upper zone which can be a slight issue as lower zone holds most of the bottles.

Whynter BWR-0922DZ performs best in ambient (air) temperatures from 72°F to 78°F (23°C to 26°C).


Whynter BWR-0922DZ can be used as either freestanding appliance or can be built-in. For freestanding application 5 inches of free space between the back and both sides are recommended. For built-in application a free space of 1/4’’ (6.35 mm) on each side and top is required.

Control panel

Control panel features 2 LCD displays (one for each temperature zone left LCD display representing upper zone and right one lower zone.) and 4 buttons:

Each temperature zone has its own control panel which features LCD display and 4 buttons:

  • “Light” button: Press to turn interior light on or off.
  • “Thermometer” button: Press to switch between temperature zones.
  • “Up” button: Press to increase temperature in 1 degree increments.
  • “Down” button: Press to decrease temperature in 1 degree increments.

To turn wine cooler on or off you have to hold “light” and “thermometer” buttons simultaneously.


Whynter BWR-0922DZ has all the standard features you expect from a wine cooler. It has tempered double-pane gray-smoked glass door for UV protection as well activated carbon charcoal filter that removes contaminants and odors and maintains optimal air quality. The filter should be changed once a year and you can buy one from Whytner (if you have trouble finding it you can e-mail them at support@whynter.com).

Other features include lockable door (comes with 2 keys) and reversible door (but it’s a tedious job). Whynter BWR-0922DZ is also ETL listed.

Size and weight

Whynter BWR-0922DZ wine cooler weighs 159 pounds and measures 23.5 inches wide, 22.25 inches deep (24’’ with handle) and 54.75 inches tall.


Shelves should roll out slightly further for easier access but it’s a minor complaint.


Whynter BWR-0922DZ offers good value for money and works well. It does have some flaws so it’s not the perfect wine cooler but given that it’s less expensive than many competitor models it’s forgivable.

Whynter BWR-0922DZ 92-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler Specifications:

  • Voltage/Frequency: 115V/60Hz
  • Power: 160W
  • Current: 2.0 Amp
  • Refrigerant: R600a
  • Type: Compressor cooled
  • Temperature zones: 2
    • Upper temperature zone
      • Temperature range: 40°F to 65°F (5°C to 18°C)
      • Capacity: up to 40 bottles
    • Lower temperature zone
      • Temperature range: 40°F to 65°F (5°C to 18°C)
      • Capacity: up to 52 bottles
  • Installation type: Freestanding or Built-in
  • Dimensions (W x D x H):
    • Without handle: 23.5’’ x 22.25’’ x 54.75’’
    • With handle: 23.5’’ x 24’’ x 54.75’’
    • Shipping package: 26’’ x 24’’ x 58’’
  • Weight:
    • Net: 159 lb / 72.1 kg
    • Gross: 170 lb / 77.2 kg
  • Certifications:
    • ETL Listed

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