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13 - 21 Bottles Avanti Dual Zone Wine Coolers

Avanti Dual Zone Wine Cooler (18 Bottle) Review

An Upgrade Was Always on the Cards!

Here’s how I found out about the Avanti dual zone wine cooler.

Part of the reason why I like wine so much is because I am a social person (the sweet and tasty smell of wine played a big part as well). It’s public knowledge that wine plays an important role when it comes to ice breaking any event. However, I tend to digress here.

If you’ve been a frequent visitor to my website you would have noticed that I already have a NewAir Wine Cooler (28 Bottle), which tends to draw quite a bit of attention to passers-by of my home.

Recently I received an invitation to a dinner from a friend of mine who had an extra guest-ticket. And so, me being a socially inclined person, decided to attend it just to mingle with people.

And what a great decision that turned out to be. The dinner had free-flowing wine and I couldn’t help but taste almost every single one of it. While sampling the wines, I could overhear people talking and complimenting on how good the wines were (especially how they were chilled, etc).

Unbeknownst to me I joined in on their discussion without a second thought. We discussed things from the different types of wine, to how they should be stored properly for best consumption.

Fast forward into the conversation, I decided to tell them about my NewAir Wine Cooler and how satisfied I was with it. They all agreed that it was a good wine cooler that served many of their needs.

However, one of the guests suddenly brought up the Avanti Wine Cooler (18 bottle) into the discussion as he just bought a unit several months ago. And boy was I left amazed at it (and jealous).

Avanti Dual Zone Wine Cooler

Avanti Dual Zone Wine Cooler – Design

According to him, the wine cooler has stainless steel trims (comes in black). Curious, I did a search on the internet and found that the door handle blends into the overall appearance quite well. Its aesthetic was further enhanced by the shiny interior shelves and clear glass door.

The soft interior light emitting from the unit is bright enough to display your wines in all its glory. Being a free-standing unit, it can also blend in will in the dining room or kitchen.

Wine Cooler Features

Although my NewAir Wine Cooler was able to hold a generous 28 bottles of wine, the 18-unit Avanti Wine Cooler comes with dual-zone capabilities. This means he was able to store 2 different types of wine in the unit, as opposed to mine.

All wines are made differently (especially if they were made from different grapes to begin with). This was when I found out that certain types of wine needed to be at different temperature for best consumption.

The Avanti dual zone wine cooler can house 12 bottles at the bottom, with 6 in the top compartment. Another cool feature was that it comes with a security lock that prevents others from tinkering your temperatures.

One downside to this unit is its noise emission levels. Unlike my NewAir unit, it took him some time to tinker the temperature levels before he managed to stabilize the fan noise. Like the NewAir model, this Avanti wine cooler also comes with thermoelectric cooling system.

Avanti Dual Zone Wine Cooler – Jealousy justified?

Well I’ll admit that yes, I was a little jealous of the unit. It did cost me quite a sum of money for my own wine cooler, but it holds more bottles at 28. However, the mere fact that the Avanti comes with dual-zone capabilities was a bonus. Couple that with how much I was told the unit costs, and I couldn’t help thinking about it at least for a few days.

Check out the price here, you will be surprised as well.

If a dual zone unit is not your cup of tea, then I’d suggest looking at the Sunpentown ThermoElectric Wine Cooler (20 bottles). It is capable of holding an extra 2 bottles over the Avanti and is about $40 cheaper.
You can read my review on the Sunpentown here or you can go to Amazon directly here.

Read all about the Sunpentown here or proceed to view it directly on Amazon.com.

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2 - 12 Bottles Dual Zone Wine Coolers Haier

Haier Wine Cooler 12 Bottle Review – Huge Savings Discovered

Budget Friendly 12-Bottle Wine Cooler (Dual Zone)

Perfect for Gifting (Giving or Getting)

This is a story of how I found out about the Haier wine cooler 12 bottle unit. If you’re rushing for time and want to just check out the wine cooler, click here

I’m blessed to have a job I’m happy to call my second home. This is because I’m supported by the wonderful people surrounding me every day.

Maybe it’s due to us working in a small bistro where the owner treats us like her family (well actually she’s one of my closest confidants).

Recently we had a co-employee who was fast approaching her important milestone birthday (I’m not mentioning her age here by the way, you know how peculiar women are towards their age).

This being her once-in-a-lifetime moment, it truly deserved something special to commemorate it by.

And so the entire workplace got together (while she way away for the day) to discuss on the perfect present that’s special enough and worthy of remembrance. During our intense brainstorming session, someone suggested “Why don’t we just get her a wine cooler?”

At that time, we were having one of these (32 bottle wine cooler) in our bistro and suddenly all of us recalled how much she was a wine lover. She would talk on and on about wine and how much she wanted a wine cooler to store her favorite wines.

We sat on this idea for what seemed like an eternity as there were some problems to get sorted beforehand. First, we didn’t have enough money to start with.

Secondly, we were worried she would not like our gift if what we got her was a cheap, bad wine cooler that doesn’t work as intended.

Haier Wine Cooler 12 Bottle

Haier HVTM12DABB 12-Bottle Wine Cooler

All of them turned to me for this challenging and arduous task of searching for the best and budget-friendly wine cooler as they all know I am a wine enthusiast. I have often bored them to death with stories of my wine tasting conquest.

I immediately started scouring the internet in hopes of finding the perfect wine cooler for her birthday gift (within a limited budget constraint of course). By chance I stumbled upon the Haier Wine Cooler 12 Bottle.

Based on various consumer reviews, it seemed like it could perform well for our purpose. Most importantly, it was well within the allocated budget, comes with great features, and beautiful to look at.

Great and Elegant Style

It has a sleek and black body, which we figured would blend right into her home as during our summer trips to her place we noticed that her interior was mostly black in color. It also kind of resembles the wine cooler we had in our bistro, with lights that illuminate the wine bottles inside.

Full of Usefulness

The most important thing when buying a wine cooler was how useful it would be. We wouldn’t want to get her something that’s full of figure-it-out-yourself dials which was not much of a help anyways. We’ve seen tons of useless gadgets like those.

We decided this cooler was a perfect fit for her due to the easy customizable temperature settings all done and displayed on a blue LED plane. It also comes with a few additional interesting features.

Flexibility in sizes

I particularly like the Haier Wine Cooler 12 Bottle, as the same cool features and specifications also come in many sizes (5 in total). It comes in an 18-bottle unit all the way down to a 6-bottle unit (18, 16, 12, 8, 6).

We chose the 12-bottle unit as we figured this was the middle ground (not too overwhelming and budget-friendly at the same time). With the 18 bottle-unit she would’ve tore herself out figuring out all the bells and whistles!

Reciprocating the Gift

Upon telling the others about the Haier Wine Cooler 12 Bottle, they were impressed with the quality of the wine cooler (more so about the affordable price). Without hesitating we proceeded to place the order online and had it sent to her place on her birthday.

At the same time, we got a custom greeting card made and handed it over to her when she arrived at the office the day after her birthday. All of us had one question in mind, “what did she think about the wine cooler we sent her?”

To our amazement she told us that she absolutely loved the gift to the point that she spent her whole morning setting up the unit before leaving for work today! We followed up with her a few days later and she had so much to say about the wine cooler.

First off, she complimented about he compactness of the wine cooler and how it enabled her to store both her white and red wines in perfect order.

She liked the design, but most of all she was now relieved and happy that she could prevent her wines from turning bad due to extreme temperature fluctuations which can happen if you do not use a wine cooler. To top it all off, she mentioned that it was sound-friendly.

 “It’s absolutely perfect!” That was her exact expression.

Well, I guess what goes around comes around in a good sense of speaking. Since gifting her the Haier 12 bottle dual zone wine cooler, we have been invited by her time and again to her place to sample her exquisite collection of white and red wines and we would go home laughing our hearts out.

Final Note

When our colleague unboxed her huge birthday gift, she exclaimed that it was so generous of us to get her such a big item that it must’ve cost us a fortune. I’m just glad she never found out how affordable it really was!

No matter if you intend to gift someone else, or just yourself (own birthday gift for example) the Haier Wine Cooler 12 Bottle is sure to impress, particularly due to its attractive price-point. Head over to Amazon.com and discover just how affordable the unit is.

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22+ Bottles Dual Zone Wine Coolers

Allavino Flexcount Dual Zone Review – Effortless Wine Storing

Top 24-Inch Built-In (Single Door) Wine Cooler

Seamlessly designed for optimal flow and great kitchen function

Let’s get the ball rolling on the Allavino Flexcount dual zone wine cooler. First off is the size which measures at 24 inches wide. In an ideal situation, this would place it between 2 small cabinets in the kitchen (works best with kitchen cabinets measuring at 12-inches wide).

Now you may wonder what’s so special about a 24-inch-wide wine cooler? Well many refrigerators in this class usually comes with 2 doors. This cooler has only one. This automatically saves space on the onset due to lesser fridge-opening space needed.

Dual door wine coolers come with more seams. The main unit itself has 4 edges where the fridge and doors meet. Not to mention there is also that extra seam between the doors. On the other hand, a single door unit will not have this issue. This translates to more energy saving as well as lesser air leaks, providing a much stable environment for cooling purposes.

Allavino Flexcount Dual Zone

Allavino FlexCount Dual Zone 56-Bottle

In all honesty, having a single door cooler simply looks cooler and nicer on the eye. Some people do not prefer those extra frames and seams in their kitchen space, it just clutters everything up (not to mention dividing an already limited cooking space). This single door cooler just exudes free-flowing goodness all round in the kitchen.

Settings come Pre-Programmed

This is one of the main sticking points when deciding about this wine cooler: the pre-programmed feature. I’m just taken aback by surprise by its control panel and ease of understanding it.

One of the things that could use some improvement is the location of the control panel. It is situated outside of the door. I just wish at times that I could control the settings without disrupting the internal temperature, since I need to open the unit to do it. Aside from that, the control panel looks intuitive and very user friendly.

Let’s further drill down into the pre-programmed settings. Aside from the usual settings you would see in other wine coolers, this Allavino unit allows:

  1. Altering temperatures of the lower and upper zones separately
  2. Turning the interior lights off
  3. Change in temperature metrics display (Fahrenheit and Celsius) on its LCD screen

Here’s some tips on using the pre-programmed feature. Below are the list of best temperatures used for different types of wine:

  1. White wine – Between 46- and 50-degrees Fahrenheit
  2. Red wine – Between 56- and 66-degrees Fahrenheit
  3. Dessert, Sparkling, Champagne – About 40 degrees Fahrenheit

Now the average Joe would probably fit all the above information into his head (who has time for that anyways). The Allavino Flexcount Dual Zone wine cooler conveniently does that for you in pre-programming all these into their control system. All you need to do is select which type of wine(s) you’re cooling, and it automatically configures the cooling system to adjust the temperature accordingly. It takes all the guess work away from you.

The Big Picture

Being a 56-bottle wine cooler, it is of course expected to be able to hold that amount of wine bottles, right? That might be the case, but there’s a caveat here. That 56 magic number is the maximum storage bottles the unit can accommodate.

Ultimately it still depends on the size and length of the bottle necks. To fill up the full 56-bottle space would require you to have almost even-sized wine bottles for your entire collection (which allows for around 9 bottles per shelf).

The bottom shelf serves as an additional storage space for you wine, it being slightly larger than the other compartments on top. You can store 2 rows of bottles here. This wine cooler unit is special, whether you’re looking to store 56 neck-to-bottom wine bottles, or 45 larger ones. Imagine, all this heavy-lifting being done whilst using space equivalent to just 2 slim kitchen cabinets.

Multiple Size Options

This wine chiller also comes in different sizes at 30, 36, 121, and 172 bottles depending on your needs. It also depends on whether you have enough space in your kitchen.

All the different sizing options above comes with same internal specifications and quality as the 56-bottle unit. Nothing has been added or taken out. If you like its unique shelving system (as discussed earlier), the pre-set configurations on the control panel, but at the same time looking to store more than the standard 56-bottle wine limit then you will be glad to know there are options for you there.

Other Things to Know

There are other features that are worth mentioning in this wine cooler. It can hold many wine bottles due to its strong shelves (made of slatted wood for this very specific purpose).  Slatted wood can withstand high amounts of heavy load.

Besides that, the Allavino wine cooler also comes with air-circulation friendly feature slates. The melded wood pieces at the back and front help to secure the wine bottles neatly in their place.

A safety lock is also located at the bottom of the unit, preventing children from intentionally opening this wine cooler door. Thanks to its Led interior lighting, you can locate your wines easily even when you’re in the opposite corner of the room.

Allavino Flexcount Dual Zone – The Summary

With all said and done, it must be said that this unit is my favorite go-to cooler in the built-in single door 24-inch segment (one of the best). If you’re in the market for a single zone cooler equipped with easy controls out of the box, this is for you. The added good-looking aesthetics of the unit is also a nice to have bonus.

For a wine cooler unit with an average 24-inch space, the Allavino Flexcount dual zone wine cooler does a tremendous job of storing quite an amount of wine bottles. If space is a concern for you, then I’d say give this fella a shot. You can get this incredible wine cooler over at Amazon.com now.