Top 6 Quietest Wine Coolers
A wine cooler is the best way to store your prized bottles of wine. They’ll be kept at the ideal temperature and be protected from outside interference as long as the door is kept shut. Not all wine coolers are a pleasure to have around though, as some of them can be a bit irritating due to the humming sound they make when the cooling system is active. If you would really like to avoid having any kind of annoying background noise, then you should get the most quiet running cooler you can find.
Thermoelectric coolers are known for being very quiet compared to compressor cooling systems or refrigeration units. In addition to being quieter, thermoelectric cooling systems don’t emanate micro-vibrations that can be harmful to your wine. They do depend on balanced ambient temperatures though, unlike compressor or refrigeration systems.
Though no wine cooler runs 100% noise-free at all times, the sounds coming from these top picks are barely even noticeable.
NutriChef 18 Bottle Dual Zone Thermoelectric Wine Cooler
It’s a dual zone with 46 – 64°F (8 – 18°C) and 54 – 64°F (12-18°C) zones for whites and reds respectively. It features vertical shelves for storing already opened bottles, something most other coolers don’t offer. And since it’s extremely quiet running compared to most other options out there, you won’t be disturbed by it even during times when you can hear its gentle sound.
Ivation 18 Bottle Thermoelectric Red And White Wine Cooler/Chiller
This cooler is a single zone unit, but can be adjusted to suit reds or whites. However, it doesn’t get too cold, so if you like your white wine particularly cold, you might want to choose a different cooler, or transfer them to your normal refrigerator before serving. And of course, things like champagne are best left out.
Solid polyurethane heavy foam insulation keeps moisture out and protects your bottles, inside and out. Overall, this silent wine cooler is a great choice, especially for reds.
Wine Enthusiast Silent 18 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler
This freestanding dual zone cooler holds 10 bottles on the top and 8 on the bottom. The upper zone ranges from 54-66°F (12.2°C-18.9°C), while the lower zone ranges 46-66°F (7.8°C-18.9°C). The Wine Enthusiast 272 03 18 05 is energy efficient, CFC-free and ETL approved. It’s tall, slim shape allows it to fit nicely into tight spots so you can save space. It maintains inner temperatures very accurately within a steady environment. It comes in black and costs approximately $250, which is a good deal.
Kalamera Door Dual Zone 73 Bottle Stainless Steel Compressor Wine Cooler Refrigerator
The Kalamera dual zone 73-bottle wine cooler is free standing and has a blue LED light on the inside that illuminates the interior and can be switched on or off. The temperatures for the two separate temperature zones are controlled electronically. The upper zone ranges from 40°F-50°F (4.4°C-10°C), and the lower zone ranges from 50°F-66°F (10°C-18.9°C). This elegant, high capacity wine cooler costs about $700.
AKDY 21 Bottle Dual Zone Freestanding Wine Refrigerator
It’s a dual zone cooler, so you can keep your whites and reds at their optimum temperatures respectively. It has seven removable shelves in total with the upper zone capable of holding six bottles between 44°F-66°F (6.7°C-18.9°C), and the lower zone capable of storing 15 bottles with a temperature range of 50°F-66°F (10°C-18.9°C).
The fan vents from the back, so you will need to leave a bit of space behind it. The fan clicks on automatically when it needs to, but you need to be standing pretty close to it to hear it running. The AKDY 21-bottle dual zone wine cooler comes in black, and for its price, it offers a very good value.
Firebird New 28-bottle Thermoelectric Quiet Operation Wine Cooler Cellar Chiller Refrigerator
This single zone wine cooler has removable wire shelves that fit 28 standard-sized wine bottles snugly. You may have trouble fitting 750 ml bottles or any that are larger. The temperature inside ranges from 46°F-64°F (7.8°C-17.8°C). It’s priced in the $200 range, which is an excellent bargain for a virtually silent running 28-bottle capacity wine cooler.