Allavino 56-Bottle FlexCount Wine Refrigerator Review
Best Single-Door 24-Inch Built-In Wine Cooler

A seamless design for flow and function in the kitchen

Let’s get straight into the thick of this discussion by jumping ahead of all the other specifications associated with this cooler and beginning with the size of this unit. Measuring 24 inches wide, this unit is made to fit into the space of two small kitchen cabinets. Typically speaking, kitchen cabinets measure either 12 or 15 inches wide. If your kitchen is made up of 12-inch cabinets, this 24-inch-wide option will be perfect for sliding into the space reserved for two cabinets.

OK, so it’s 24 inches wide, but what else makes it so special? Well, many coolers this size feature two doors instead of one. This cooler, though, has only one door. You may wonder what’s so great and important about that and I understand why. Allow me to explain. Dual door units have more seams. There are all four edges of the unit itself, where doors meet fridge. There is also a seam between the two doors. A single door unit, on the other hand, does not feature that extra seam. Fewer seams mean fewer opportunities for air leaks, which means a more stable cooling environment.

Allavino FlexCount VSWR56-2SSRN Dual Zone Built-In Wine Refrigerator

Allavino FlexCount 56-Bottle Dual Zone
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If I’m honest with you, though, I have to tell you that a single door cooler just looks nicer. Who needs a ton of doors and seams and framing in their kitchen or bar space? All it really serves to do is to divide the space up more and more. Personally, I love the look, feel, and flow this single door unit adds to a room.

Pre-Programmed Settings

Here is my favorite selling feature of this cooler: its pre-programmed settings. In fact, I’m just in love with its overall control panel. Though I do wish that the control panel was outside of the door (so you could change settings without having to open the door and disrupt the internal temperature), I haven’t come across a control panel as impressive as this one in all my research.

Let’s look at the panel for a second before we discuss the pre-programmed settings. Aside from those settings, this panel still allows you to do much more than the panels of many other coolers. It allows you to alter the temperature in the upper and lower zones, turn the interior light on and off, turn the entire unit on and off, and alternate between Celsius and Fahrenheit on the LCD display.

Alright, on to the pre-programmed settings. I can easily and quickly tell you that the optimal temperature for white wine is somewhere between 45 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit, the best temperature for red is somewhere between 56 and 66, and the best temperature for dessert wines, sparkling wines, and champagnes is about 40 degrees. Not everyone can easily remember that though, and who wants to keep running back to their computer to look it up all the time? The pre-programmed settings built into this cooler’s control system allow you to select which type of wine you are chilling and it automatically changes the temperature accordingly. It takes all the work out of it for you!

How it All Fits

This is a 56-bottle unit. That means, obviously, that you can fit a maximum of 56 bottles inside. It’s important to remember that 56 is the maximum number of bottles it can accommodate. Depending upon the size of the bottles and the length of their necks, you may not be able to fit in quite as many. 56 bottles will fit neck to bottom, with about 9 bottles per shelf. The bottom shelf can help you gain some extra storage space, as well, since it is larger than the others. You can stack two rows of bottles on the bottom shelf.

Whether you have small bottles and they all fit neck to bottom and you squeeze 56 bottles inside, or you have larger bottles and only manage to fit 40 to 45 bottles inside, it is still quite impressive how many bottles this thing can hold when you consider that it takes up on the space of two slim kitchen cabinets.

So Many Size Options

“Size options? But I thought this was a 56-bottle, double wide 24-inch wine cooler!” Well, if that’s what you are thinking, you’re right. You are, however, also wrong. This cooler also comes in a 30-bottle, 36-bottle, 121-bottle, and 172-bottle size! Of course, these are all different in terms of their physical size as well. For example, the 172-bottle cooler will not fit beneath your kitchen countertop. Instead, it’ll have to stand tall like a regular refrigerator.

Though the overall styles of the other size options are slightly different because of their size, they all have the same great qualities and features, which is why I am discussing them here. If you love the unique shelving systems, control panel, and pre-programmed settings built into this 56-bottle cooler, but want something of a different size, you will be happy to know that all of the other options also boast these qualities and features.

So, What Else?

That’s a great question, because there are a lot of other things that make this an impressive cooler. Its strong shelves are built to hold heavy bottles (and many of them). They aren’t made only of slatted wood because they must be able to handle the weight placed upon them. Still, they do feature slats which allow air to circulate inside. They also have molded wood pieces along the front and back to nestle your bottles safely inside where they will not roll around and bang into one another.

A lock at the bottom of the door makes this unit safe for any area of your home. Young children will not be able to get in and access the wine, but you will be able to see your wine from wherever you are in the room, thanks to the LED interior lighting.

Overall

The verdict is in and it appears that the Allazvino FlexCount is my favorite (and one of today’s best) 24-inch, single door built-in wine coolers. If you are looking for something with single zone cooling and easy controls, and built with both function and beauty in mind, this is for you. If you are looking for something capable of holding many bottles of wine without taking up too much space in your kitchen or bar – this is for you. If you agree and want this to be yours, you can get it here on Amazon.com

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