Have a penchant for flavourful and delicious red wine or white wine? Or, are you a regular sipper of rich red wine that takes you to another world? If yes, then there must be a constant need for keeping your wines chilled at the right temperature. Voila! Here we are presenting the in-depth Schmecke 12 Bottle Wine Cooler review for you, which has an excellent capacity to store 12 bottles. Having bought it with the sole intention of testing all of its functions to provide you an idea of a perfect wine cooler, we were utterly satisfied with this unit.
This wine cooler will be a perfect fit for your home or even your commercial place with its looks and performance. The item showcases digital temperature control that will give the stylish look for creating attention towards it instantly. Schmecke SHMFWCC121LB wine cooler can be used to store red, white, champagne, or sparkling wine at optimal temperature for more extended periods and helps retain the original flavor. Temperature for storing drinks and beverages ranges between 41° F to 64° F; thus, wines will be kept at an adequate temperature. The compressor technology of this 12 bottles wine cooler ensures that any external heat sources wouldn’t alter the temperature. In our observation, the aroma and flavor of stored drinks were fully secured even during long-term storage.
Schmecke 12 Bottle Wine Cooler Review, 2022
1. Refrigeration System
This single zone wine chiller boasts about its in-built compressor that provides a stable environment for the wine bottles stored. It prevents the impact of the temperature changes on drinks and beverages stored in this wine cooler. We were satisfied with the cooling it gives to our stored wine even in the summer season. Schmecke 12 Bottles wine cooler fridge provides between 41° F to 64° F at an ambient temperature to make sure that any wine bottle in it stays with the best quality and flavor.
Compressor cooling system arrests cold inside the cooling unit lined with racks in this wine cooler. This prevents heat from seeping in or cold escaping out. Temperatures can be maintained to such a desired level wherein the cooler can retain even sparkling white wine. We can set our desired or required temperature with the help of this wine cooler, and it preserves the wines with long-lasting original taste as exact. A built-in fan will make sure that all bottles are circulated with cool air uniformly. We were successful in preserving our vintage wines too.
2. Racks and Shelves
Racks used for storing bottles are removable, and thus, one can easily extend the storage capacity. This assists in keeping this Schmecke portable wine cooler clean and hygienic. Biggest drawback in most products, especially in wine coolers, is the difficulty in cleaning them. Cleaning of racks was also simple in this wine cooler. We were able to keep the cooler spot free by just detaching the racks in it. The reassembling of racks is easy after cleaning, and bottles can be stacked back in a jiffy.
There are 6 racks in total, out of which, one rack at bottom holds wine bottles in an upward slanting position. All other 5 racks can hold 2 bottles at a time. Additional bottles will go in for a sleeping pose! We found that the racks are wire type, and it fits most standard 750 ml wine bottles comfortably. Cleaning of racks was also simple. Removable shelves and racks come at an advantage when there arises the problem of storing bigger bottles.
3. Digital Display Control
Controls form the paramount ease to operate in any chiller. As in this case, Schmecke 12 Bottle Compressor Wine Cooler Refrigerator doesn’t fall behind. It has a comfortable panel that lets you clock in actual temperature. Lock option on its display makes sure that settings stay in place. Once the lock symbol is enabled, you need not worry about kids tampering with settings and spoiling the machine’s job.
Temperature is available as a digital display. Up and down arrows indicate to increase and decrease temperature as per our requirement. Digital number display gives out a reading of the current temperature in which this machine is set to provide cooling for stored bottles. Just by tapping the bulb option on display, we were able to bring interior lighting to life. Its display is designed in such a way that temperature reading is visible even in the dark. User-friendly control settings always give users a sigh of relief since they do not have to put extra effort into setting temperatures manually.
This white wine cooler has an elegant design that takes up limited space on your kitchen countertop or any other place while adding a beauty spark to interiors. Schmecke 12 Bottle Wine Refrigerator came to us in a slim design and has ended up taking up less space, much to our delight. The color black being most elegant of all, serves as an added beauty. It is made in such a way that it supports an efficient storage system and easy portability.
Another added quality to this small wine cooler from Schmecke is its soft-interior lighting. This feature keeps your wine safe from losing flavor. As we know that harsh fluorescent bulbs in many other wine coolers ruin wine’s flavor and are even known to fade the labels on bottles! Thanks to this wine cooler, the wine’s taste, and bottle labels are safe. Lighting feature also helped us check out the stash with a good view and be content with the result.
First thought of buying a commodity would be its installation. Schmecke 12 Bottle Wine Chiller comes with an easiest installation method – freestanding. This feature makes the movement of this cooler around the kitchen or house easy. Are you making many trips to your kitchen to accommodate your guests with wine and beverages during a party at home? No worries! Because this freestanding feature makes it portable and takes very little space in the place where it stands.
Also, wherever this cooler is placed, its height complements the looks. This free standing wine cooler makes your dream come true if you imagine a cooler which can be taken right out of the box and installed within a minute. Most typical wine coolers consume a lot of space for their installation and make it tough to maneuver when needed. This wine cooler can quickly eliminate this issue. It wouldn’t require any technician for installation. Pop it out, plug it in, and it’s ready to cool your wine bottles with little effort.
6. Noise Level
As far as large electronic devices go, noise is one main issue for users. On the other hand, this Schmecke 12 bottles freestanding wine cellar makes it a worthy purchase with its noiselessness on many levels. It gave us the required peace of mind we expected from a device during its working. Some wine coolers have a bad reputation for producing unbearable and annoying noise throughout their operation. While others vibrate vigorously, making them terrific to use at households or offices.
This wine cooler can be easily placed in places where conversations can be carried without worrying about ruining one’s chat. Having a party at home or an important meeting at office can be carried without any disturbance and thanks to this wine cellar. Working to store and chill your drinks, this wine cooler maintains its sound level under 36dB, which is much appreciated for its 120v motor.
- Brand : Schmécké
- Item model number : SHMFWCC121LB
- Product Dimensions : 9.92 x 17.72 x 31.18 inches
- Item Weight : 37.5 pounds
- Defrost : Automatic
- Type : Freestanding, Single Zone
- Temperature Range : 41°F to 64°F
- Door Material Type : Glass
- Shelf Type : Wire
- Manufacturer Warranty : 1 Year Limited Manufaturers Warranty
What We Like About Schmecke 12 Bottle Compressor Wine Cooler Refrigerator?
This best single zone wine cooler from Schmecke provided uniform cooling throughout the 12 bottles which we have lined up in it. All racks received even cooling as a fan rotating inside spread temperature all around. This alleviates the problem wherein you have to keep turning bottles between racks for better cooling.
Might sound silly, but the locking mechanism relieves moms from having to keep their children away from the cooler. Just lock it and keep keys out of reach of children. Your stash is safe! Two keys were provided for our comfort. A locking option on the panel safeguards your settings too from children’s pranks. Random clicking of buttons would not change any setting after this option is selected.
Schmecke 12 bottles white / red wine chiller is reinforced with UV-resistant thermopane glass, making the device an airtight bubble. This double-paned glass stops those UV rays, thereby keeping our wine healthy. Despite the door being opened ample times by us, bottles were kept at their required temperature due to its airtight feature. Similarly, the door keeps the interior insulated to prevent temperature loss or gain.
Major issue in owning a new device is the price at which it comes. Wine coolers that come at giving desired features are expensive, whereas the wine coolers that come affordable are inadequate in performance with lesser features. This red wine cooler comes in a reasonable range and offers desired characteristics, which we loved a lot. Also, this Schmecke wine cooler gives an assurance to its customers with a 1-year limited warranty.
What We Dislike About It?
It’s the first thing we wanted to share in this Schmecke 12 Bottle Wine Cooler review as a con. When guests arrive or party to be hosted requires larger quantities of wine bottles. This might be a problem when your wine cooler gives only limited storage. We were disheartened to know this large wine cooler, too, might be a problem in such situations as its storage capacity is confined to just 12 bottles.
Upper shelves take in only small bottles
This cooler can house 12 bottles, but upper shelves can take in only 750 ml or lesser capacity bottles. We found that even 750 ml bottles holding around or larger bottoms was a snug fit. Only the bottom rack can hold bottles of more than a liter capacity. So, storing higher capacity bottles might not be feasible with this cooler.
In summary, Schmecke 12 Bottle Energy Efficient Wine Cooler can be best used by a family or commercial place for their refreshing needs. This compact wine cooler has the best compressor technology to prevent temperature variations due to external sources. It has an elegant design to facilitate your stylish home or interior of your office. Fan, along with the compressor, will aid in keeping all bottles cold uniformly.
Control panel adds to the beautiful design and helps in easy handling of this wine cooler. The soft lighting ensures bottles’ life is prolonged and taste not compromised. The locking system on doors adds to safety from kids’ mischief or theft. Cleaning your wine cooler should be easy since the racks are detachable. Schmecke SHMFWCC121LB wine refrigerator is a product in the “Grab it now” category who prefer colder, tastier, and decadent wines!
Hope our Schmecke 12 Bottle Wine Cooler review was useful in your quest for a perfect wine cooler.