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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique wine coolers rating which considers: 250 US prices • 810 expert & user reviews • 570 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1

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Magic Chef MCWC6B

43 Reviews

$87.49

6
Bottles
Info
1
Temperature Zone
Info
30dB
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Oct 2017
#2

83

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NewAir AW‑280E

20 Reviews

$249.95

28
Bottles
Info
1
Temperature Zone
Info
25dB
Info
Info
(Unknown)
Sep 2016
#3

82

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Magic Chef MCWC12B

$125.47

12
Bottles
Info
1
Temperature Zone
Info
39dB
Info
Info
$460
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
#4

70

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Avanti EWC18N2PD

$197.49

18
Bottles
Info
2
Temperature Zones
Info
n/a
Info
$520
Over 10 years
Jun 2015
#5

87

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Swan SR16210GRN

4 Reviews
No prices
found
12
Bottles
Info
1
Temperature Zone
Info
39dB
Info
Info
$220
Over 10 years
May 2017
#6

87

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Swan SR16220BN

3 Reviews
No prices
found
30
Bottles
Info
1
Temperature Zone
Info
39dB
Info
Info
$230
Over 10 years
May 2017
#7

86

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AEG SWE63001DG

3 Reviews
No prices
found
20
Bottles
Info
1
Temperature Zone
Info
44dB
Info
Info
$290
Over 10 years
May 2016
#8

86

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CDA FWC304SS

22 Reviews
No prices
found
20
Bottles
Info
1
Temperature Zone
Info
39dB
Info
Info
$290
Over 10 years
Nov 2016
#9

86

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Haier WS25GA

55 Reviews
No prices
found
25
Bottles
Info
1
Temperature Zone
Info
42dB
Info
Info
$270
Over 10 years
Jan 2014
#10

85

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Miele KWT6322

1 Review
No prices
found
34
Bottles
Info
2
Temperature Zones
Info
36dB
Info
Info
$290
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
#11

84

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AEG SWE66001DG

6 Reviews
No prices
found
52
Bottles
Info
1
Temperature Zone
Info
42dB
Info
Info
$310
Over 10 years
Jun 2016
#12

84

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Miele KWT 6422 i

No prices
found
33
Bottles
Info
2
Temperature Zones
Info
34dB
Info
Info
$300
Over 10 years
Mar 2018
#13

84

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Miele KWT 6312 UGS

No prices
found
46
Bottles
Info
1
Temperature Zone
Info
38dB
Info
(Unknown)
Info
$300
Over 10 years
Oct 2017
#14

84

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Husky HUS‑HN10

34 Reviews
No prices
found
34
Bottles
Info
1
Temperature Zone
Info
42dB
Info
Info
$340
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
#15

84

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CDA FWC623

11 Reviews
No prices
found
40
Bottles
Info
2
Temperature Zones
Info
43dB
Info
Info
$410
Over 10 years
Apr 2015
#16

83

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Miele KWT6112IG

No prices
found
18
Bottles
Info
1
Temperature Zone
Info
34dB
Info
Info
$220
Over 10 years
Aug 2017
#17

83

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Logik LWC34B15

85 Reviews
No prices
found
126
Bottles
Info
1
Temperature Zone
Info
39dB
Info
Info
$400
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
#18

83

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Essentials CWC8B15

136 Reviews
No prices
found
32
Bottles
Info
1
Temperature Zone
Info
41dB
Info
Info
$330
Over 10 years
Jul 2015
#19

83

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Miele KWT 6722 iGS

No prices
found
83
Bottles
Info
2
Temperature Zones
Info
34dB
Info
(Unknown)
Info
$340
Over 10 years
Mar 2018
#20

83

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New World 150SSWCMk2_SS

8 Reviews
No prices
found
7
Bottles
Info
1
Temperature Zone
Info
39dB
Info
Info
$560
Over 10 years
Sep 2016

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What Are The Best Wine Cooler Brands?

We looked at the reviews for every wine cooler and used this to calculate the average overall rating of each brand. The top rated wine cooler brand is Liebherr with an average rating of 0%. Compare all award winning wine coolers.

Rank Brand Number of Wine Coolers Price Range Average Rating
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Avanti
EWC18N2PD
$197.49
One more
temperature
zone
Six bigger
bottle capacity
VS
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Magic Chef
MCWC12B
$125.47
$72 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Two years newer
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Avanti
EWC18N2PD
$197.49
$52 cheaper
One more
temperature
zone
VS
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NewAir
AW-280E
$249.95
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
15 months newer
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Magic Chef
MCWC6B
$87.49
$162 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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NewAir
AW-280E
$249.95
22 bigger
bottle capacity
17% quieter
noise level
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Magic Chef
MCWC12B
$125.47
$124 cheaper
Better brand
Newer by 13
months
VS
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NewAir
AW-280E
$249.95
Better Kagoo
Score
28 bottle
capacity
36% quieter
noise level
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Avanti
EWC18N2PD
$197.49
18 bottle
capacity
Two temperature
zones
VS
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Magic Chef
MCWC6B
$87.49
$110 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by two
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat does 'temperature zones' mean?
ATemperature zones refers to the capability of the wine cooler to have 2 different temperatures set in different areas of the appliance. This is helpful for storing different types of wines together at their optimal temperatures, without having to compromise on a common temperature.
QWhat capacity do I need for my wine cooler?
AThat very much depends on how much wine you store/drink at one time! Most households are probably not going to need more than a 15-20 bottle unit. However if you are an avid collector, or supplying a restaurant, you're going to want something far more sizable!

Wine Cooler Buying Guide

A wine cooler is a specialist fridge specifically designed for storing wine bottles, to allow them to be stored safely at the optimal temperature. They are a step up from a bottle store in your fridge - if you find your bottle collection taking over much of the fridge, or if you want your wine cooled to a very specific temperature, it may be time to invest in one of these appliances.

Wine coolers vary dramatically in their bottle capacity, and how much wine you want to store at once will large dictate your buying choice. Our coolers range from very small 2-bottle coolers - effectively very efficient ice buckets - to enormous cabinets that can hold 300 bottles at once. Coolers also vary enormously in their shape and the number of shelves/baskets they contain - some will allow wine to be stacked closely on top of each other for maximum storage room, others concentrate on less storage, but display the bottles in a more aesthetically pleasing way.

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Temperature Control

One of the biggest benefit of a specialised wine cooler is that you can set the temperature to whatever you want - allowing you to keep your wine stored at a different temperature than the rest of your food in the fridge. This is helpful, because certain types of wine favour different temperature ranges, both for storing and drinking.

More advanced (and therefore, expensive) wine coolers also have separate temperature zones. You can set the temperatures in these zones independently of each other, allowing even more flexibility in storing your wine.

The top-range coolers may even have a humidifier unit installed - this allows a high degree of control as to the storage humidity for your bottles. Humidity control is important to keep expensive wines in top condition for long periods of time: too much humidity, and mold may form on the bottles. On the other hand, too little humidity could cause the corks of your bottles to dry out. While humidity control may substantially increase the price of a wine cooler, it may be worth the extra investment if your wine collection is particularly rare and expensive.

Built In Freezer

Some wine coolers also have a separate freezer section - this can be helpful for storing ice and whiskey cubes to chill the wine while you drink it, or a sneaky carton of ice-cream!

Alarm System

Higher-tier wine coolers may have an alarm system - either a visual or aural alarm that goes off when the temperature strays outside it’s set boundaries. This can be very helpful for warning you if the door is ajar, there is a power failure, or some other problem that could threaten the climate of your cooler.

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Finally, our wine coolers are graded on their energy efficiency. The higher the grade, the less energy will be used while the cooler is running, and the cheaper it will be to run. Look for a wine cooler graded at A or above for the best efficiency in daily use.

Wine Cooler Retailers, Prices and Features

Cooler Prices

In total we found 4 wine coolers ranging from $87 to $250. On average, a new cooler costs $165 and 80% of coolers are priced between $87 and $250. The NewAir AW-280E is the most expensive cooler that we found at $250, and the Magic Chef MCWC6B is the cheapest at only $87.

Wine Cooler Brands - Price Range

The highest average wine cooler price out of all brands is NewAir wine coolers with an average price of $250. NewAir wine coolers start at $250 and their most expensive wine cooler costs $250.

The second highest average cooler price out of all brands is Avanti wine coolers with an average price of $197. Avanti wine coolers start at $197 and their most expensive cooler costs $197.

Magic Chef coolers start at $87 and their most expensive cooler costs $125. The third highest average cooler price out of all brands is Magic Chef coolers with an average price of $106.

Wine Cooler Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 2 expert reviews and 712 user reviews for wine coolers and used these reviews to determine the average rating for each brand of cooler.

Biggest Cooler Retailers

The biggest cooler retailer by number of products currently for sale is Overstock. We found 4 current cooler offers from Overstock. The second biggest retailer is Walmart with 1 offers. That means Overstock is over 4 times bigger than Walmart when it comes to wine coolers.

When Are Most New Wine Coolers Released?

Over the last 3 years we couldn't see any noticeable pattern in the release month for new wine coolers. March was the biggest month in 2018 for new coolers, with 17 new coolers released that month. In July 2017, 30 new coolers were released making it the biggest month that year for new cooler releases. In 2016 most new coolers were released in September, with 27 new coolers released that month.

How Fast Do Wine Cooler Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, coolers drop in price by 37% on average.

If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $60 on a typical $165 new wine cooler by waiting 6 months before buying.

Bottle Capacity

'Bottle Capacity' denotes the maximum number of bottles the wine cooler is capable of holding at once.

Comparing all wine coolers, the bottle capacity range from 1 bottles to 315 bottles. The bottle capacity of the majority of coolers range from 0 bottles to 30 bottles. The NewAir AW-280E, which can be purchased for $249.95, has the biggest bottle capacity and is a 28 bottles bottle capacity wine cooler. The Magic Chef MCWC6B, which is priced at $87.49, has the smallest bottle capacity and is a 6 bottles bottle capacity wine cooler.

More bottles means a larger storage capacity, which means more wine can be stored and chilled.

Temperature Zones

'Temperature zones' are separate parts of the wine cooler, which can all be set to differing temperatures.

The temperature zones of coolers range from 1 to 3. The temperature zones of most coolers range from 1 to 2. The wine cooler with the most temperature zone is the Avanti EWC18N2PD, which is a 2 temperature zone wine cooler and sells for $197.49. The Magic Chef MCWC6B, which sells for $87.49, has the least temperature zone and is a 1 temperature zone cooler.

Different temperature zones are helpful if you are storing several different types of wine, all of which have different optimal storage temperatures. This will help you best store all of them at once.

Noise Levels

The noise level of the wine cooler, measured in decibels (dB).

Comparing all coolers, the noise levels range from 25dB to 55dB. The noise levels of the majority of wine coolers range from 39dB to 41dB. The wine cooler with the loudest noise level is the Magic Chef MCWC12B, which is a 39dB wine cooler and currently retails for $125.47. The wine cooler with the quietest noise level is the NewAir AW-280E, which is a 25dB cooler and is priced at $249.95.

Fewer dB means a quieter wine cooler, which means it is less likely to be distracting or annoying as it hums along in the background.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Coolers?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying coolers. For each retailer it shows the total number of coolers where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying coolers. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was Overstock. 4 of their wine cooler prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Coolers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for wine coolers by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of cooler prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's cooler prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers.

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