Avanti EWC1601B 16 Bottle Wine Cooler Review

Avanti EWC1601B 16 Bottle Wine Cooler

Avanti have built up a considerable presence in the home appliance industry for a span of almost 40 years and are renowned for delivering quality and value with their products. The Avanti EWC1601B 16 Bottle Wine Cooler is a compact budget wine refrigerator that boasts a unique style. Its 16 bottle capacity makes it a worthy candidate for those looking for a compact wine chiller that still has a reasonable bottle capacity.

So how does the Avanti EWC1601B measure up in comparison to the many compact wine coolers in the market? We get to the bottom of this during this review.

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Features of the Avanti EWC1601B 16 Bottle Wine Cooler

  • Capacity: 16 bottles
  • Thermoelectric Technology
  • Adjustable Thermostat
  • Pull-out Chrome Shelves
  • Soft Interior Lighting
  • Thermopane Glass Door (reversible)
Cool in Style

The all black styling of this wine refrigerator is a refreshing change from regular stainless steel chillers we often see. The recessed door handle provide easy opening of the door without looking obtrusive. The thermopane glass door is reversible so you have the flexibility of opening the chiller door at the side which is most convenient for you.

Runs Quietly

The last thing you want is for your wine refrigerator to be gurgling noisily all day and night. This isn’t a problem with the Avanti EWC1601B due to the use of Thermoelectric cooling. As this technology uses solid state components it has a high level of reliability in addition to not producing harmful vibrations that can affect sensitive wines.


There are four slide-out chrome wine racks inside the door which can hold 4 standard-sized wine bottles per rack. A soft interior light brightens up the interior nicely so you have a good view of your wines. The light is controllable via a switch located on the temperature control box inside the top right of the unit, so you can still have the light on even whilst the door is closed. The temperature control allows you to regulate the chillers temperature from 51 to 62°F so you can select the ideal temperature for the type(s) of wine you are storing.

Pros and Cons of the Avanti EWC1601B 16 Bottle Wine Cooler


The Avanti EWC1601B has a sleek, subtle look and is remarkably compact for a 16 bottle chiller. It’s quiet and very easy to operate using its user-friendly interior controls. The chrome shelves allow for very easy removable of bottles. Energy efficiency is another of its strong points due to its cooling system.


Some consumers have reported that their unit has broken down within 2-3 years of ownership, so durability is a concern. However, some consumers have owned theirs for over 5 years and had no problems so the reliability of this wine refrigerator seems to be hit and miss.

Final Thoughts

This is a nice compact wine cooler from Avanti who are well respected manufacture. It offers excellent value for its features and ample capacity. The Avanti EWC1601B isn’t the most reliable compact wine refrigerator in the market based on consumer usage trends, but we feel that for its price its worth going for especially for those who are on a budget.

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