We know the Koolatron for a wide range of products, and it is one of North America’s finest producers of thermoelectric and refrigeration products, mostly known for the latter. Here we will share our experience with Koolatron’s new refrigeration product, the Koolatron WC12-35D Wine Cooler. Amazed at its vast popularity, we couldn’t stop ourselves from being curious about its features. Without any delay, we bought this wine cooler at our home to test all of its functionalities. Upon testing, here is our genuine Koolatron 12 bottle Deluxe Wine Cooler review that might help you in making the right decision.
It is arguably the best small-budget wine cooler available in the market currently. This Koolatron Wine Refrigerator is slick, portable, doesn’t vibrate, neither makes much noise and stores a sufficient amount of wine bottles for a mini-fridge. Koolatron gives us multiple reasons to like their deluxe wine fridge. It has a very catchy and sophisticated look, meaning it won’t go unnoticed. Also, this Koolatron Wine Chiller is eco-friendly. This attribute is uncommon for refrigerators, as we regard them as hazardous for the environment. Coupled with that, the exquisitely constructed thermoelectric cooler that is hardly audible gives us little scope to find a flaw in this Wine Cooler. This Wine Fridge can also be a good buy at a lesser price.
Koolatron 12 Bottle Deluxe Wine Cooler Review for 2023
1. Remarkable Design & Structure
Koolatron WC12-35D Mini Wine Cooler has a sober and classy design, and it’s not extravagant. It also has a well-built structure. Koolatron WC has a stainless-steel body that makes it strong plus durable. The highlight of its design is its breath-taking double tempered mirrored glass door, which makes it look stunning. When we store wine in sunlight or incandescent light, it ruins our wine leading to ‘wine faults.’ This might be a huge problem. Also, many wine coolers have harsh LED lighting, which acts to harm wine bottles.
Koolatron 12 Bottle Wine Cellar’s double tempered glass prevents this mishap from happening even if direct sunlight falls on this wine cooler or the bottles stored inside it. This type of glass not only prevents harmful rays like UV rays but also prevents glass shattering. Hence, it adds an element of security to its beauty. It comes with a digital touch screen control panel that displays this cooler’s temperature (Fahrenheit/Celsius). If the display flashes, then it means that it’s presenting the current cooler temperature.
Being a mini-fridge, Koolatron 12 Bottle Deluxe Wine Cellar has dimensions of just 10.25 x 19.5 x 25.25 inches. These dimensions do a great help in making this wine cooler work powerfully as a single zone cooler. However, it is a freestanding countertop cooler.
With its compact body, one can quickly put this wine cooler on their countertops or as a freestanding wine cooler. It is effortless to install it anywhere without much worry. Although it is small and compact, its storage capacity is 33 liters and weighs around 27 pounds, which makes it portable. Hence, it can be stored anywhere in your home, on the floor, or on a raised platform. Koolatron 12 bottles wine chiller’s storage space is split by five intriguing wooden shelves, storing up to 12 wine bottles of 750ml. While it facilitates rear venting, it’s better if there is a 5″ (127mm) clearance from the side & top for optimum performance.
3. Thermoelectric Technology
Koolatron slim 12 Bottle Deluxe wine cooler has this fascinating feature of thermoelectric cooling over vapor-compression refrigeration. Having this attribute means a longer lifespan of cooler, invulnerable to leaks, and an ability to fit the thermoelectric cooler in a small size.
Furthermore, our Koolatron is eco-friendly and has no risk of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) emission. So, you can cool your wine carefree without worrying about endangering your environment. At the top (inside the cooler), there is a soft blue LED lighting that allows us to view the wine bottles that we store. LED reduces any futile efforts to open this freestanding Wine Cooler’s door every time. This technology can save a lot of energy, and thus, the maintenance bill of this wine cooler is also affordable.
4. Mode of Operation
This deluxe Koolatron wine fridge smart, as stated as a thermoelectric cooler (TEC), offers an eco-friendly operation. This wine cellar allows sufficient storage of 12 bottles for accommodating our guests. In its device, the cold air will be circulated uniformly; thus, all the bottles stored in it will get the same cooling.
With all its unique features, one can mistake that it might make huge noises. But, thanks to its noise observation technology, no noise will be generated at all. This enabled us to keep this wine cooler in our bedrooms too. No more awkward conversations among you and your guests with a wine cooler. This is possible because our TEC has no moving parts in it, i.e., there won’t be any mechanical movement that causes any vibration. TEC directly implies no mechanical wear & tear, low maintenance, and a lower probability of mechanical failures. Besides, it produces soft functioning sound. So overall, it is one of the least noisy coolers. The low vibration also makes it possible to preserve the condition and taste of the wine. Koolatron thus creates ideal conditions for storing & cooling wine.
5. Extended Warranty
Koolatron WC12-35D Thermoelectric Wine Cooler comes with a warranty of 90 days. The period of warranty starts from the date of purchase. It covers replacing damaged parts in the warranty period and labor & transportation charges to the customer for the same.
It does not cover damage caused by commercial or industrial use of this product, abuse, accident, misuse, or negligence by its customer & transportation of the unit from the customer to Koolatron. To avail of these benefits, we have to register for the warranty after our purchase. Hold on to the documentation received with the product, as they will be necessary later on.
6. Other Notable Traits
Cooling range: This countertop wine cooler provides reliable cooling for a variety of wines. The cooling ranges from 46-66°F (8-18°C), perfect for storing any red, white, or any other kind of drinks and beverages.
Shelves: The 5 shelves of this Koolatron 12 bottle wine fridge separate the storage area into 6 different parts, where you can store 2 regular-sized bottles (750ml) each. These shelves are made up of Beachwood and add to the charm of this Counter top Wine Cooler. They are removable and hence make space for storing larger bottles.
Specifications of Koolatron WC12-35D Wine Cooler
- Brand : Koolatron
- Model Name : WC12-35D
- Product Dimensions : 10.25 x 19.5 x 25.25 inches
- Item Weight : 27.1 pounds
- Capacity : 33 Liters
- Color : Black
- Voltage : 110 volts_of_alternating_current
- Wattage : 50 watts
- Ice storage : 33 Liters
What We Like About It?
This free standing wine cooler offers the thermometric cooling (TEC), which is notably the best feature of this Koolatron slim 12 bottle wine cooler. It is believed that wine should be stored in a static place and at temperatures higher than our kitchen refrigerators to preserve its sediments. When we tried the same, wine in this wine cooler made an almost negligible vibration by giving us a great wine. Hence, it helps in retaining the original taste of our wine.
The secret of excellent wine is temperature. We conducted a few trials and concluded that Koolatron wine cooler 12 bottle sustained the same temperature that it displays. Different wines like red, white, rose, fortified, etc., need to be stored in their temperature range. This wine cooler easily achieves this specification.
Koolatron has a pitch-perfect design & structure for a 25″ cooler. There’s not much scope for experimenting and creativity in such a less amount of space. But still, this Koolatron 12 Bottle Wine Cooler has come up with an elegant design. It’s not fancy, yet captivating enough for your guests. Also, the removable Beachwood shelves work great at our disposal. We found out that we can store large but few or small but plenty of wine bottles when required.
From a broader perspective, Koolatron 12 Bottles Wine Cooler, being an eco-friendly cooler, proves to be beneficial for everyone. Who would refuse an eco-friendly product? The same thermoelectric cooler attribute didn’t fail to appeal to us all over again. No use of CFCs means no emission and no endangerment.
Value for Money
Koolatron WC12 Thermoelectric Wine Cooler is available in the market for below $200. There aren’t many coolers available at this price, providing the features that Koolatron provides.
What We Dislike About It?
The major problem with this Koolatron 12-bottle wine cellar seems to be the time to attain temperature stability. After multiple trials, we could determine that it takes approximately 6 hours to reach the set temperature. It’s a long time and not efficient in case we want our wine to cool quickly.
Koolatron promises to let us store 12 regular sized bottles. So, we held them and realized that this leads to congestion. There is no scope for any movement of bottles, but in and out.
Yes, you can perfectly store this Koolatron Freestanding Wine Cooler under the counter. Also, it’s a small & compact refrigerator so that you can place it on the floor as well as on a raised platform
Koolatron is a Canadian Refrigeration Company. Koolatron 12 bottle wine chiller manufacturing plants are located in various places such as Brantford and Ontario in Canada.
As a result of our Koolatron 12 bottle Deluxe Wine Cooler review, we can ultimately say that this wine fridge is a decent, compact, and a good value for money. Stainless-steel body, double-tempered anti-UV glass door, and an eco-friendly thermoelectric cooling mechanism are all the traits you wish in a mere 12-Bottle wine cooler.
Experts recommend a wine cooler for storing wine because your ordinary refrigerator isn’t capable of altering its temperature or humidity. Also, these refrigerators vibrate and damage the quality and maturity of your favorite wine collection. If you are not a fan of spending more money on grand wine coolers, then the Koolatron WC12 is just for you. It yields excellent performance by storing your wines and beverages. And helps render cooling to lasts longer than any other cooling appliance. It’s a good choice wine fridge for a small budget.