A mini wine cooler provides a stylish addition to the décor of your dining room or living room, or even as a beside cabinet, as well as having the wines you want to drink and share ready to serve at their optimum temperature.

What is a mini wine cooler?

Mini wine coolers are fridges that are designed to hold four bottles of wine. Their compact size means they are primarily used by people who drink wine only on special occasions or by wine enthusiasts who have very limited space. Being lightweight they have easy portability and are popular for using on road trips, camping or even spending a day on the beach, with an adapter enabling it to be plugged in to the car or truck. This versatility means that this wine fridge is often used for other purposes than simply chilling wine. Check out the best Weinkühler

Eco friendly thermoelectricity

All the small cooling appliances tend to use thermoelectric technology. One of the main selling features of appliances which use thermoelectric cooling systems is that there is low electricity consumption and they do not contain cooling agents which are harmful to the ozone layer such as CFCs and HCFCs. Therefore, you have the confidence in knowing you are using a product which is not harming the environment.

Temperature issues

Since the main purpose of mini wine coolers is to be space-efficient, there is only one temperature zone so you have to store four bottles of the same type of wine. Usually this is not a problem has most people have a preference for a certain type. People have found that not all the bottles are chilled at the same temperature with it varying more the further the bottles are from the vent. Some overcome this by rotating the bottles they are going to use next. One of the common problems flagged by customers in reviews is that the temperature inside the wine fridge was influenced by room temperature. Therefore, it was difficult to completely chill wines on very hot days. This was not so much a problem when air conditioning was used in the room.

Noise control

Some people complained about noise and heat generation when running their mini wine cooler but as long as enough space is left around the wine fridge to ensure proper ventilation it should be virtually silent and vibration free.

Money talk

One of the criticisms of mini wine coolers is that they do not last long so it is not wise to invest a lot of money into them if a 4 bottle wine fridge is all that you want or have room for. Purchasing one around $100 or less would be a reasonable deal, providing you with a way to tastefully chill your wines without spending too much on a product you will have to replace. However, if you would like to purchase a larger wine cooler in the future it may be best to wait and save up for a bigger and more dependable unit.

Features of different 4 bottle wine coolers

The Haier 4 bottle wine cooler HVTS04ABB is a good wine chiller at the reasonable price range of $60-$100. It is an attractive wine fridge with an all-black décor illuminated with a soft interior blue light. Double pane smoked glass doors look good while also protecting your wine. There are three racks inside and a temperature range of 45-65F.