This is our review of the best wine fridges or wine coolers as they are quite often referred to. When it comes to buying one of these for your home, they can vary in price quite a bit from around £70 and up to £200. The main reason for that price difference is mainly the style, the number of bottles they can hold which determines the size, and whether it is a cooler only, or a cooler/fridge.
Just below you will find a table of the Top 5 products in the UK market right now. You will also find a link in that table which will take you to a more detailed review, if you would like to read more. Below that I have completed a shorter review on each one, if you prefer to see an overview.
Wine Cooler Brands
The most popular brands in the UK for wine coolers and fridges are:
- Russell Hobbs
- Magic Chef
At the bottom of the page you will also find a wine fridge buying guide, just in case you are not quite sure exactly what it is you are looking for.
Top 5 Rated Wine Cooler/Fridges*These are prices on Amazon.co.uk and may not always be current and accurate. These change frequently based on availability, special promotions, and more. Please be sure to double-check the actual price on Amazon.co.uk. Please also note that the ratings used are from Amazon and are based out of a maximum score of 5 stars. These can also change so make sure to check at the time of purchase.
|Product Name||Image||Average Rating||Average Price||Brief Description||Read More|
|Russell Hobbs Dual Zone Bottle and Drinks Cooler||4.5||£180||Has 8 shelves|
Stylish with an LED Display
Store bottles and drinks in two separate compartments
|Russell Hobbs RH8WC1||4.4||£57||Best Value||Read More|
|Russell Hobbs RH8WC2||4.3||£215||Best Seller on Amazon||Read More|
|Husky HN6 Slimline Wine Cooler||4.2||£128||Slimline fridge||Read More|
|Husky HUS-HM39 Personal Wine Refrigerator/Chiller||4.5||£215||Holds 30 bottles|
Russell Hobbs Two Zone 32 Bottle Wine Cooler
This super stylish wine cooler has the ability to store up to 32 bottles (75cl). This model has what is termed dual zone technology. In essence that means you can store both red and white wine in the same unit at different temperatures, which is pretty clever.
The upper compartment offers temperatures between 12 C- 18 C, whilst the lower compartment offers temperatures between 8 C -18 C.
The glass door showcases the interior allowing you to select your drink before opening the cooler. It also features touch controls and an LED display.
The cooler unit is a functional size and would comfortably fit under most kitchen work surfaces.Product dimensions(cm): H 84.5 x W 40 x D51.1. You can read a more detailed review by clicking here, OR
Russell Hobbs RH8WC1
In the main that is down to the price and of course a good brand name. This one is designed to sit on top of a counter top, and that is exactly what it should be used for. It is a horizontal wine cooler.
I have done a full review which you can read by clicking here, OR
Russell Hobbs 8 Bottle Wine Cooler Vertical – RHW8C2
The Russell Hobbs, Model Number (RH8WC2) is a dedicated wine cooler that is compact and I think nice and stylish. It is designed to sit on the worktop. You can chill your chosen drinks to temperatures, ranging between 8ºC-18ºC.
The cooler can fit eight bottles(75cl) of wine and has removable metal shelves
Whether it’s for yourself, or to enjoy with friends the RH8WC2 will provide optimally chilled wine every single time.
This is the vertical version of the one above.
I have done a more detailed review which you can read by clicking here. OR see below.
Husky HN6 Slimline Wine Cooler
At number 4 on our list is the first one from Husky. This one costs around £115 and has achieved a 4.2 rating by actual buyers over at Amazon. This one holds 12 bottle of wine and has a really nice mirror finish.
The name will tell you that the focus is on the slimmer design and this one measures 64 cm in height, by 25 cm wide and 51 cm in depth.
This is a very nice design and ideal for those who are pushed for space and still want to have a wine cooler/fridge in their home.
Husky HUS-HM39 Personal Wine Refrigerator/Chiller 150L
If you like to keep your wine collection in ideal conditions and at the optimum drinking temperature then this is the one for you. This one fits under the counter and is a fridge. You can store up to 30 bottles of wine with this one or use mixed storage.
It has an interior light and a lockable door.
The stylish Husky HUS-HM39 personal wine refrigerator is perfect for wine lovers. This one can be used for for BBQs and parties.
You can read my more detailed review by clicking here, OR
Capital Primo 500 Double Door Upright Bar Chiller
If you are looking for something that is really high end, and quite striking in appearance, then this one gets very good buyer reviews. It is not a cheap option at around £650 RRP. That said you get quite a lot of product for your money. As you can see from the image, this one really stands out from the crowd.
It is digitally controlled, has a good interior lighting system and the doors close automatically. It use chrome wire shelving, with an adjustable thermostat and although used to keep bottle cool, also comes with a wine shelf.
Now I think you do need the right size kitchen/dinette to be able to cater for something like this. If you do it would a pretty stand out feature. This cooler is made by Capital Products and is at the higher end of their range.
Best Under Counter Wine Cooler
The CDA FWC303SS is my number one choice when it comes to under the counter wine coolers. These will be much more expensive than those designed to sit on top of the counter top.
This is a high quality model and the price varies between £280-300 depending on where you make your purchase.
This free standing model does have all the bells and whistles and has slide out shelves that can hold up to 20 bottles of wine.
It has a smoked glass door, a built-in humidifier and a temperature alarm. It can go down as low as 5 degrees Celsius and yes it can also hold champagne sized bottles. The door is reversible so as you can set it to suit your kitchen.
You can check it out at Amazon by clicking here.