Can a Wine Cooler Be Dark, Sleek and Handsome?
OK, so if you’ve had the chance to browse through my website you will probably forgive me for the title to this review. But when I first saw this wine cooler in a hotel bar it was the first thing I thought. I am, of course, talking about the HOMEIMAGE 27 dual zone wine cooler. Although my first introduction to this cooler was in a hotel, as the name suggests it’s perfect for your wine collection at home as well.
I’m not going to babble on about how I found out about this wine cooler. Instead, I’m going to give you what you’re looking for and that’s straight to the point information. So, let’s get going.
In my humble opinion this wine cooler will look good no matter where you decide to keep it. The outside of the cabinet is black including the door trim, and the silver roll-bar handle sets it off beautifully. I also happen to think the manufacturer was very clever to use a dark color because it only helps to accentuate the 8 wooden shelves inside.
As with many other models of wine cooler, this one is no different when it comes to soft lighting. This one has a LED light that can be turned on and off manually, so if you’re having an intimate dinner party it can add some soft light to help with the overall ambience (aside from showing off your collection). Of course, it also helps if you don’t want to open the door before you’ve selected which wine you would like.
What you have to remember here is you’re not going to be spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars. There are some complaints that this wine cooler doesn’t cool as effectively as they would like and when the fan is on its louder than expected, so remember how much money you’ve spent.
The points above don’t necessarily need to be considered negatives. For what reason I hear you ask? Well, some people are more sensitive to noise, and it’s also possible the cooling complaints are from owners who overfill their cooler, or haven’t given it enough time before filling it (this snippet of information came from the barman I was talking to about this cooler at the hotel I first saw it, and incidentally he has no complaints)
So what can you expect?
For a start this model is a dual zone (as the name implies) and it has a total capacity for 27 standard sized wine bottles. At the top you can store up to 9 and the temperature range here is 44 – 64 degrees Fahrenheit. At the bottom (if you haven’t already done the math), you can store 18 bottles and the temperature range in this compartment is 51 – 64 degrees.
This makes it perfect for whatever type of wine you would like to keep. You also benefit from thermoelectric cooling technology, which means there is less vibration and you shouldn’t be bothered by the sound of the fan when it kicks in.
With features such as digital controls and touch button control panel I think for anyone who is interested in keeping more than one type of wine chilled, this model will do very nicely. It’s not expensive, it looks good no matter where you put it and if you don’t have odd shaped bottles the capacity is great for a small to budding collection.
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