There are many types of stainless steel wine cooler refrigerators from single-bottle table top chillers to large wine storage cabinets. A stainless steel wine cooler looks very cool and modern with the shiny metal cabinet and blends well in most home decors.
A stainless steel finish exudes professionalism so it’s highly recommended for commercial use in restaurants and bars. So which are the best stainless steel wine coolers out there?
This is a hard one to answer because if you invest in a refrigerated wine storage cabinet the decor shouldn’t be the single most important factor to look at.
Fetaures like storage capacity, temperature range, humidity control, shelving, are more significant than whether the wine cooler is stainless steel or black.
One major drawback of stainless steel wine refrigerators that they are more difficult to keep clean,.
Every fingerprint and the slightest dent are conspicuous. On the other hand there are cleaners made specifically to clean stainless steel surfaces.
Recommended Stainless Steel Wine Coolers
If you drink wine only occasionally a stainless steel single bottle wine chiller might be enough for you.
The Vinotemp Single Bottle Wine Cooler is a stylish stainless tabletop cooler that not only chills a bottle of wine to the desired drinking temperature but it can be used to warming if the wine is too cold for your taste.
According to the manufacturer it quickly chills a bottle of wine to 37 °F.
It has 10 pre-programmed temperatures that you can select by pressing the up and down arrows on the and the easy-to-read green LED light shows to which temperature yous et the cooler.
The Vinotemp 1-bottle wine cooler/warmer can accommodate bottles with up to 3 1/2″ (90 mm) diameter.
- Height: 9.06″
- Width: 5.88″
- Depth: 7.69″
Price: the Vinotemp Single Bottle Wine Cooler costs around 100 $.
If you’re looking for small-capacity, countertop wine coolers you have a wide selection to choose from.
The Vinotemp 6-bottle Stainless Steel wine bottle cooler is a good affordable unit. It has thermoelectric cooling instead of a compressor so it’s fairly quiet and energy-efficent. It sells fro around 130-170 $.
The Emerson 8-bottle Stainless Steel wine cooler is a bit wider (width: 20.7″) but it’s still conveniently can be placed on a counter top.
If you have narrow space for the wine cooler then take a look at the slim, 7-bottle Chambrer Wine Cooler Tower in Stainless Steel finish.
Note that these small capacity wine coolers are for freestanding placement only.
Other Recommended Small Stainless Steel Wine Coolers
- Review of Small Wine Refrigerators.
- EdgeStar Wine Cooler Reviews
- Haier Wine Cooler Refrigerators
- Cheap Wine Refrigerator Reviews
A mid-size wine bottle cooler/wine refrigerator is ideal for beginnerwine collectors who want to have a nice selection of wines at hand all the time.
Here are some of the most popular stainless steel wine refrigerators with medium storage capacities.
The Vinotemp VT-32 wine cooler refrigerator is an affordable undercounter wine storage cabinet (costs cc. 460-600 $) in which you can store around 30-32 bottles of wine on 6 scalloped pull-out wire shelves.
The stainless steel cabinet has brushed aluminium framed double-paned glass door.
The unit is only 15″ wide, a perfect fit in the place of the trash compactor and it has front venting so it’s ideal for built-in installation (Dimensions: H: 34 1/2″, W: 15″, D: 23 1/4″).
The temp. range of this wine cooler is 48°F-60°F and you can select abd adjust the desired cooling temperature with the electronic controls monted above the door along with the digital readout.
TIP: see other 15-inch wine cooler refrigerators.
A larger model is the Vinotemp VT-52 stainless steel wine cabinet that can hold up to 52 bottle sof wine.
The U-line Echelon 2115WCS Wine Captain Cooler can store up to 24 bottles of wine. The whole cabinet is stainless steel with matching silver trimmed glass door and sculpted stainless steel bar handle.
U-line wine refrigerators have 3 temperature zones (Top: cc. 55 ºF (13 ºC) best for storing red wines, Middle: 50 ºF (10 ºC) for whites, and Bottom: 45 ºF (7 ºC) for sparkling wines).
Stable temperatures that you can adjust with the touch pad digital control integrated in the fixed maple wood display rack in the bottom, vibration-free environment and 50% humidity are other great feature s of this elegant stainless steel wine refrigerator.
This attractive wine cabinet can be built in under the counter since it vents on the front side. This is a higher-end wine stoage unit so it costs around 2000 $.
More Mid-Size Stainless Steel Wine Cellars:
A similar unit is the Sub-Zero 315 W wine cooler with 26-bottle capacity.
For a dual temperature zone model read review of the Avanti 46-bottle wine refrigerator. The Electrolux ICON™ 48 bottle wine cooler is another very stylsih looking stainless steel cabinet with triple zones (sells for around 1600-1700 $).
If you have the space and the budget and you’re really into collecting wine then you definitely need a spacious wine cooler.
Perlick Wine Refrigerators
For stainless steel units I recommend Perlick wine coolers. They offer models in various capacity ranges.
The Perlick 138-bottle wine cooler is a wide cabinet (dimensions: L. 71 7/8″, W: 22 3/4″, H: 34 1/4″) that offers versatility not only in design but in number of zones (available in single, dual- and triple temperature zones), and in placement within your home.
You can use this highly elegant wine cabinet either as a freestanding unit or you can build it in the appropriate part of your home. There’s even a single-zone model for outdoor use with door glass rated for outdoor environment.
The 3-door cabinet’s door can be ordered with either stainless steel or with glass panel with full UV protection.
The vinyl coated wine racks with wood fronts can be pulled out fully providing easy access to your wines.
Not only the exterior is a high polished stainless steel (the cabient walls are 2 inch thick ensuring high level of thermal insulation and vibration-free enevironment) but the interior is commercial grade polished stainless steel too.
So if you have a restaurant or wine bar and look for a high quality luxury wine storage cabinet then the Perlick 138-bottle wine cooler is an excellent choice.
Perlick wine cabinets’ unique variable speed compressor ensures stable, precise temperatures and energy efficient operation (the unit is Energy star-qualified)
Apart from stainless steel the Perlick 138-bottle wine cellar is available in the following finishes:
- Black Galvenille ,
- Overlay Front with Glass , Stainless with Glass ,
- Stainless with Overlay Front with Glass
Price of the Perlick 138-bottle wine cooler: cc. 7000-8500 $ depending on the numeber of zones, type of finish etc.
The company Perlick has to long decades of experience in manufacturing top-notch Bar and Beverage appliances that are known for uniquely high standards.
TIP: the Liebherr WS 14300 Stainless Steel Wine Refrigerator is another good-value capacious wine cabinet in which you can store up to 143 bottles of wine.
More Stainless Steel Wine Cooler Refrigerators
Stainless Steel Commercial Wine Storage Cabinets will enhance any restauran’ts or bar’s decor and encourages patrons to taste some of the fine wines on display.
Cleaning Your Stainless Steel Wine Cooler
Cleaning of the Exterior
You can keep your stainless wine cooelr look new by cleaning it with a stainless steel cleaner/polish about once a motnth. if possible avoid using celaner that weren’t designe dfor cleaning stainless steel surfaces.
Do not use for cleaning steel wool pads or any other abbrasive pads because they can scratch the cabient surface.
Cleaning the inside of the wine cooler:
Unplug the unit. After removing the wine bottles clean the interior with a soft sponge or non-abbrasive cloth that you dampen in warm water which contains mild non-abbarsive detergent. Rinse the interior using a soft sponge or cloth and clean water. Let the unit dry by leaving the cabinet door open.
Clean the condenser of the wine fridge aabout every 3 month to maintain optimal operation.
Keep also the front grille free of dust and lint.
Note: Always read the manual of the appliance before installing and cleaning.