Keep Your Growing Wine Collection in Perfect Condition
Any of you who are familiar with my website will know I’m an avid wine collector, and many of my friends and family think I should go into therapy for my obsession with wine coolers. Of course, I completely disagree with this. After all, I would only be taking up a therapist’s time when they could be helping someone who really needs it.
If you’re anything like me (and I hope you are, considering you’re reading this review), I’m sure you understand my stance on this subject. However, I digress. The review on this page of my website is all about the EdgeStar built in 53 bottle wine cooler. You may be thinking at this point that 53 bottles of wine is a little excessive for a private collection, but you would be surprised at how quickly the number of bottles builds up. Of course, you can also use this model if you run a business that involves selling wine.
So, what can I tell you about this wine cooler? Plenty!
Sleek is the only word I can think of to describe this model. Because it will generally be used as a built in cooler, the manufacturer has really thought about how it looks from the front. The door is surrounded is in an attractive stainless steel trim, and is reversible. You also benefit from tempered glass which helps to protect your wines, but doesn’t dull your view of what delights are inside.
What’s most striking about this model is what you can see inside (apart from all those lovely wines). The shelves are finished in wood trim, and there are 6 of them. You also benefit from a cool blue LED light that can be operated from the outside. This means you won’t have to open the door to select which wine you would like. The light is also an attractive addition should you want to show off your collection when the lights are down.
Of course, anyone who is looking for a wine cooler is interested in making sure they keep their wines at an optimum temperature, and this doesn’t matter if you’re someone who has to re-stock regularly or you’re a true collector. This model has a temperature range of 40 – 65 Fahrenheit which makes it perfect for both reds and whites.
Natural ventilation is offered to your precious wines due to the included carbon filters. These filters also stop harmful contaminants from invading the wine inside your bottles. Incidentally whilst talking about ventilation, this wine cooler is advertised as built in, however, it does have a steel venting grate so if you want it free-standing you can!
Your controls are digital and the cabinet has sensors which monitor the level of the temperature inside. When the fan does run to keep the temperature down, you won’t be in the least bit bothered by the noise, so this unit can easily be part of your living area décor.
The Not So Good
As I say throughout my website, I am about giving you good honest information, and whilst the following points are not something that should put you off purchasing one of these, you should be aware of them.
There are 6 shelves (as mentioned), but they don’t pull out completely which can make storage a bit awkward. You might also find that fitting a total of 53 bottles inside is a bit of a tight fit. However, EdgeStar is very clear about the fact that it will handle this capacity as long as the bottles are no larger than 750ml in size.
For the price, capacity and temperature range, I think this wine cooler is an excellent buy. If you want to find out more, take a look at Amazon (my favorite online retail site), they often have some great deals but you shouldn’t hang around because they don’t last forever.