Curious about the Koldfront brand? Here are four units for you to take into consideration. Most of these fridges are thermoelectric, meaning that they are generally quieter than the larger compressor coolers. They are also more energy efficient and for the price, do a pretty decent job at chilling your favorite wines.
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Koldfront is a brand name manufactured by Edgestar. Both Edgestar and Koldfront wine coolers are made in China.
This unit can store up to 30 standard size wine bottles. It will easily fit under your counter, maybe where that ugly trash compactor once was. If you prefer, it looks just as nice as a freestanding unit, giving you the flexibility to place it where you see fit.
What this unit offers
Pros & Cons
Like many reviews, the ones on this unit are pretty subjective. Like, how sensitive is your hearing? Most people are not bothered by the hum of the unit and say that it’s no different than the hums of other appliances. Since this model is cooled by a compressor, it won’t be silent like the thermoelectric models. However, the tradeoff here is the built-in feature. Temperature fluctuations seem pretty common in wine fridges and this is an issue in some customer reviews. However, one must keep in mind the ambient temperature of the environment the refrigerator is in because this will affect the internal temp.
Otherwise, the budget-friendly price has people giving this unit a thumbs up.
Store your wines separately in two different temperature zones!
More to Consider:
What the Manufacturer won’t tell you:
Enough said. This unit has good reviews. The one complaint that I see again and again with wine fridges, in general, is the advertised storage space vs. what the unit can actually store. These fridges are built for standard size bottles. Champagne bottles and other larger bottles can fit with shelf adjustment, but this will decrease the amount of storage you will have. #Not rocket science. (Wine bottle size chart, here).
Though slightly smaller in capacity than the previous 24 bottle unit, this one still packs a punch with its dual zone feature. It also has a safety lock to keep your wines safe and sound. (Here’s another fridge with a safety lock!)
What Customers are Saying
For the price, people are pretty satisfied with this product. It takes up little space and is pretty quiet too – perfect for small spaces or apartment living. The lock feature is also appreciated.
An inconvenient feature of this unit is the rear water tray. If you live in a high humidity environment, like Florida, you might be emptying the water pan more often than others. The fact that the pan is located in the back of the unit makes it a little cumbersome to access.
Koldfront makes another 18 bottle capacity unit(Amazon)that is more cost-effective than this one. The only difference we can find is the color! It is silver and black as opposed to stainless steel and black (like the above unit). So if you aren’t picky about color, you can save a few bucks with this option. Reviews varied, some loved it, others had issues with the unit not lasting very long. A mixed bag.
This unit is pretty much identical to the 24 Bottle Dual Zone Cooler we looked at above. Only difference is 1. The Price and 2. The Capacity.
What Customers are Saying
For a 32 bottle capacity wine fridge, people are loving this compact, narrow unit that fits easily in any room. Temperature holds well, it’s quiet and doesn’t produce heat. The shelves are easy to access with their slide-out feature. Speaking of shelves…
On the con side, shelves were said to be too close together which limits the size and amount of bottles you can store. One customer remarked that it does hold the advertised 32 standard sized bottles, but for larger bottles like Champagne, you do have to adjust the shelves accordingly.
As with the previous unit reviewed, the water pan/tray is located in the back and makes access a little more difficult; this can be frustrating if you’re having to empty the tray a lot, but that really depends on where you live and the amount of humidity/condensation your tray is collecting.
Otherwise “a great investment” says a reviewer.
To sum it all up, here’s are the benefits and setbacks of owning a Koldfront Wine Cooler.
We hope we’ve shed some light on Koldfront Wine Coolers for you! We found that these 4 units received the best reviews when compared with some of the other Koldfront units. For the cost. they get the job done within a reasonable budget. Happy shopping!