Best Whynter Wine Coolers (2023 Review)
Whynter makes many different models of wine coolers which can make it hard to recognize which one is the right one for you. In this article you will find which Whynter wine coolers are the best, whether they meet your requirements and how good or bad they really are.
#1 Whynter BWR-0922DZ Wine Cooler
Out of all Whynter wine coolers BWR-0922DZ offers the best compromise of price, capacity, functionality and quality. It’s a dual zone wine cooler that can hold up to 92 bottles of wine.
Temperature in both zones can be set anywhere from 40°F to 65°F (5°C to 18°C). The upper zone features 5 shelves accommodates up to 40 bottles of wine whereas lower zone has 7 shelves with maximum capacity of 52 bottles.
Since the size and shape of wine bottles do vary so does the amount you will be able to fit inside the wine cooler. If your whole collection consists exclusively of standard sized Bordeaux bottles, which it very likely doesn’t, you will be able to fit 92 bottles inside, however if it doesn’t then be prepared it will hold less.
Temperature control works very well. Temperature are constant and quite precise even though they can be off by 1 degree at times. Such a small fluctuation in temperature is pretty much negligible though.
Once nuance is that temperature in lower zone cannot be colder than in upper zone, i.e. if you set temperature to be 55°F in upper zone you won’t be able to set temperature under 55°F in lower zone.
Whynter BWR-0922DZ has two LCD displays that show selected temperature setting, one LCD display for each temperature zone. For controls it has 4 buttons:
- “Light” button: Turns interior light on or off.
- “Thermometer” button: Switches between temperature zones.
- “Up” button: Increases temperature in 1 degree increments.
- “Down” button: Decreases temperature in 1 degree increments.
If you want to turn Whynter BWR-0922DZ wine cooler on or off you have to hold “light” and “thermometer” buttons simultaneously.
Whynter BWR-0922DZ is equipped with activated carbon charcoal filter that eliminates pollutants/odors inside the wine cooler and maintains optimal air quality. The door is lockable (comes with 2 keys) and has double-pane gray-smoked glass that blocks UV rays to maintain your wine at pristine condition.
Since Whynter BWR-0922DZ has front venting it can be used for built-in purposes. Even then it still requires some clearance for ventilation – 1/4’’ (6.35 mm) on each side as well on top.
Whynter BWR-0922DZ wine cooler comes with showcase shelf that will hold 6 bottles at an incline so you can read labels, however if you decide to install it overall capacity will decrease by up to 10 bottles.
Size and weight
Whynter BWR-0922DZ wine cooler weighs 159 pounds (72 kilograms) and measures 23.5’’ wide, 22.25’’ deep (24’’ with handle) and 54.75’’ high.
Out of all Whynter wine coolers the BWR-0922DZ will be the best choice for most consumers. It works great, can hold a large amount of bottles and has two temperature zones meaning you can keep different types of wine at their optimal temperature.
#2 Whynter BWR-1002SD Wine Cooler
If you don’t need two temperature zones then next best choice from Whytner is BWR-1002SD. It’s a single zone wine cooler that is equipped with R600a refrigerant and can hold up to 100 bottles.
Temperature inside the wine cooler can be set anywhere from 40°F to 65°F (5°C to 18°C). Temperature control is accurate and consistent most of the time, however temperature isn’t perfectly distributed. Temperature in top of the wine cooler can be 2 degrees warmer than in the bottom. For example if you set temperature to be 50°F it will likely be 50°F in the middle, 51°F in the top and 49°F in bottom.
Control panel is located on top inside the wine cooler and features LCD display that shows selected temperature setting as well 4 buttons:
- “Power” button: Turn wine cooler on or off when held for 5 seconds.
- “Up” button: Increases temperature by 1 degree when pressed.
- “Down” button: Decrease temperature by 1 degree when pressed.
- “Light” button:
- Turns the light inside wine cooler on or off when pressed.
- Switches between Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales when held for 5 seconds.
Whynter BWR-1002SD has activated carbon filter and tempered double-pane gray-smoked glass door to keep your maintain your wine at best quality. Door can be locked and comes with 2 keys.
Whynter BWR-1002SD also comes with showcase shelf which will display 6 wine bottles at an incline so you can read the labels, however installing this shelf will decrease overall capacity by up to 10 bottles.
Whynter BWR-1002SD wine cooler can be used for freestanding or built-in application. It is also ETL Listed which means it’s tested and meets safety standards.
If you don’t need two temperature zones then Whynter BWR-1002SD is very likely the wine cooler you need!
#3 Whynter BWR-1642DZ Wine Cooler
Whynter BWR-1642DZ is a great alternative to Whynter BWR-0922DZ if the latter doesn’t hold as many bottles are you would like.
Whynter BWR-1642DZ is a dual zone wine cooler that with (up to) 164 bottle capacity. Upper zone holds up to 86 bottles of wine whereas the lower one – up to 78. Temperature range is 40°F to 65°F (5°C to 18°C) in both zones.
Whynter BWR-1642DZ works well. It cools down fast and temperatures seem to be consistent. Only slight flaw is that they can be off by 1-2 degrees but it’s a small deviation and shouldn’t matter much in most cases.
Whynter BWR-1642DZ is essentially a larger version of BWR-0922DZ so the way they both operate is quite similar. Both are good wine coolers and the one that fits you best depends entirely on how large your wine collection is.
Control panel of Whynter BWR-1642DZ is identical to that of BWR-0922DZ. They both have LCD display and 4 buttons: one for interior light, one for switching between temperature zones and two more for adjusting temperature.
Functionality is also the same. To turn wine cooler on or off you have to hold “Light” and “Thermometer” buttons simultaneously for 5 seconds and to switch between temperatures scales (Fahrenheit or Celsius) you have to hold light button for 5 seconds.
Both models have same features too – activated carbon filter, tempered double-pane gray-smoked glass, lockable door and display shelf.
If Whynter BWR-0922DZ doesn’t hold as many bottles as you would like then Whynter BWR-1642DZ is a great alternative. Both of them are good wine coolers.
#4 Whynter FWC-341TS
Whynter FWC-341TS is a compressor cooled wine cooler equipped with R134a refrigerant. It’s smaller and more basic than other Whytner wine coolers in this list which is also why it’s usually sold at a significantly lower price. It can hold up to 34 bottles of wine however since they vary in shape and size you can realistically expect it to hold somewhere between 20 to 30.
Temperature control is not as consistent as with more expensive Whynter wine coolers. Temperature fluctuations are constant and sometimes by as much as 5 degrees however since air is not very dense the temperature of wine doesn’t fluctuate as much.
One issue that few consumers complained about their Whynter FWC-341TS is inability to cool down below mid-to-high 40s. It’s hard to estimate the cause of their issue however it can be speculated their units were defective or used in a wrong way. Most consumer feedback is positive though!
Whynter FWC-341TS is equipped with LCD display and 4 buttons:
- “Light” button: Press to turn interior light on or off.
- “°C/°F” button: Press to switch between Fahrenheit and Celsius temperature scales.
- “Up” button: Press to increase temperature by 1 degree.
- “Down” button: Press to decrease temperature by 1 degree.
Whynter FWC-341TS features include tempered double pane gray-smoked glass, lockable door and wood shelves.
Size and weight
Whynter FWC-341TS wine cooler weighs 61 lb (27.7 kg) and measures 19” wide by 18.25” deep (20” with handle) by 33” high.
Whynter FWC-341TS is more basic and less reliable than other Whytner wine coolers in this list but it’s a decent budget priced alternative if they are too expensive.