Vinotemp VT-18PTED-2Z 18 Bottle Wine Cooler
Black Vinotemp VT-18PTED-2Z is a compact size, double zone thermoelectric wine cooling unit with an 18 bottle capacity for the regular Bordeaux type 750ml wines. It has a beautiful modern design with brushed stainless PVC accents and a double pane glass door.
As a thermoelectric cooling product, it runs quieter than a standard compressor style cooler as all you’ll hear is just a very light humming and manages to be power efficient as well. With the soft LED interior lighting you will be able to see your nicely displayed wine bottles clearly and pick the one you want easily.
There is a blue LED-lit control panel at the top of the door that includes the light, temperature displays for two zones, down and up arrows for both and the Fahrenheit/Celcius converter. Vinotemp Wine Cooler has a free standing design, weighs 35.3 pounds and measures 19.5H x 13.6W x 26.2D inches as a compact cooler. It has an 18 cubic feet capacity for 750ml wine bottles and you can certainly put your larger bottles too by moving the metal shelves but the capacity will be reduced. You can store your red and white bottles at their ideal temperatures in two separate sections with different temperature settings.
It should not be used as a built-in product and is not recommended for a cabinet because it is designed as a standalone unit. The space it needs for proper ventilation is 0.75 inches on all sides. It has an insulated double pane glass door that will protect your wines from the harmful ultraviolet lights. And with no or minimal shaking the sediments in your wine bottles will not be disturbed. It is suitable for both and commercial use in retail outlets or bars, for storage and service.
The temperature range for the upper zone is 45 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit and 54 to 64 degrees for the lower zone. So you can comfortably have 12 regular size red bottles at the bottom and 6 white bottles at the top. Please try not to use an extension cord for this wine cooler and connect it to an electrical outlet directly. Place it on a stable and level surface and not put anything on top of it. To maintain a reasonable air circulation inside the unit, you shouldn’t overfill the wine cooler. And please see the owner’s manual for further security instructions. The compact Vinotemp Wine Cooler is made in China like a great percentage of the products but this says nothing about the build quality and is a US stock- at the time of this review, it is shipped within 5 to 7 days.