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Whether you’re an avid collector, or you just want a convenient place to keep your wine in the kitchen, then an under your counter wine cooler is a great option. These units are sleek and stylish, and tucking them out of the way under a counter makes them unobtrusive, but always there when you need them.
Built-in wine coolers are just like they sound. They are built into your existing cabinets in a bar or kitchen. They offer a streamlined look, rather than placing a bulky stand-alone unit on top or to the side of the counter.
You can replace an extra dishwasher in the basement kitchen, an old trash compactor, or rip out some extra cabinets simply to put in something more modern.
The wine cooler market is pretty crowded, but these options are some of the best, so I’ll review what I like best about them and include different types and sizes, so hopefully, everyone can find one that will work for them.
Buying Built-In Wine Coolers
The same benefits of buying a buil
Wine coolers may not come to mind when you hear the brand name Nutrichef. Instead, you likely think about healthy, home-cooked meals that you can make quickly, if only you had the right Nutrichef products!
Ah, the days of the infomercial. They were great, weren’t they? The glory days might be long gone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get great Nutrichef products. However, rather than reviewing any of their healthy meals, I decided to dive into their 18-bottle wine cooler to see if it was any good.
Who the Nutrichef is For
To be honest, the look of the Nutrichef wine coolers is a bit gimmicky. Many high-quality wine coolers don’t say the name of the brand on the front, or at least not in such a prominent location. This one says it right at the top.
That being said, this wine cooler offers quite a few features at a reasonable price, so it’s a great choice for those who are looking for a unit that can chill a few bottles until they’re ready to drink the
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Shallow depth wine coolers are good for a lot of things, like if you need them to take up less space on or under a countertop. They don’t hold as many bottles but they’re great for short term storage or small spaces.
If you’re intending to keep your wine long-term and allow its flavor to improve over time, you may also choose to use a shallow depth wine cooler in your space.
Because wine is susceptible to light and fluctuations in temperature, these are easy to tuck away in a corner, away from activity and light, so you don’t ruin the aroma or the taste of the wine.
You can more easily maintain the temperature and the lighting by monitoring your wine in a safe space rather than out in the open.
You also don’t want variations in humidity coming into contact with your wine, and you want to ensure the bottles will lie on their sides to moisten the cork and maintain freshness.
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