BESTEK Thermoelectric Red & White Wine Cooler
BESTEK BTWC035 is a 12 Bottle capacity thermoelectric white and red wine cooler that can be used as a freestanding unit on the floor or on your counter. It has some great features like the dual layer smoked tempered glass door, and sculpted chrome shelves.
Being a thermoelectric cooling unit it runs very quietly and without vibrations, as it doesn’t have a compressor doing cycles and noise. You have the option to purchase the 8-bottle version (BTWX025) to approximately thirty dollars cheaper or the 16-bottle version (BTWX045) to about 210 dollars more via the Amazon.com product page on the day of this review.
As an energy-efficient thermoelectric cooler without a compressor it will be easy on your electric bills. Your precious bottles of wine will be kept in a stable environment without any noise or vibrations that could possibly disturb the naturally occurring sediments. And your red and white wines will age gracefully. Despite not having a compressor it cools down pretty quickly with the air circulating through the integrated circulation fan (and the ventilation grill) and all parts of the interior will be cooled evenly.
There won’t be any frosting on the walls that could potentially damage your wine. And the even cooling through the built-in air circulation makes sure there are no big temp fluctuations. The digital LED-backlit display panel has the usual indicators of the light/lock for turning on and off the soft interior light and temperature up and down indicators to let you adjust the temp between 54 and 64 degrees Fahrenheit. With the smoked tempered glass door the harmful UV lights that spoil the flavors are kept out.
The lock feature is great and it will lock itself automatically if no operation for 20 secs and you can press the light/lock button for 3 seconds to unlock the door. And the air-tight sealing is good for an odor-free interior with the optimal humidity maintained at all times as wines are known to be rather sensitive to humidity, light and temperature. The temp range is 46ºF – 66ºF for the 8-bottle cooler (20.3” x 9.9” x 19.1”) and 46-66°F for the upper part and 54-66°F for the lower part of the 16-bottle cooler that measures 20.3 x 9.9 x 33.1 inches.
The Bestek BTWC035 weighs 24 pounds and measures 20.3 x 24 x 9.9 inches and can accommodate 12 regular sized bottles on its removable sturdy chrome shelves. You can remove a shelf or two if you need to put weird shaped or larger bottles. This is a 70-watt power (110-120V and 60Hz) thermoelectric unit that offers efficient cooling for both white and red wines. As an ETL certified product it comes with the built-in security features and is safe to use. You’ll get a reasonable warranty of 18 months by the manufacturer if you need help within 1.5 years of your purchase.