Spt Dual-Zone Thermo-Electric Wine Cooler
Our research shows that consumer reaction to this wine refrigerator from Spt is very mixed so we recommend you read our full review before considering it.
Read Consumer Reviews on the Spt WC-1857DH
Features of the Spt Dual-Zone Thermo-Electric Wine Cooler
- Capacity: 18 standard bottles
- Digital controls featuring dual LED temperature displays
- Thermoelectric technology
- Six slide-out shelves
- Double paned insulated glass door
- Soft interior lighting
We like the sleek black styling of this wine cooler. The glass door is double-paned to provide insulation to retain a steady temperature level inside the unit. The door features a long silver handle which looks elegant and provides easy door entry. The glass isn’t UV protected so we advise that you store the appliance away from direct sunlight to prevent your wines getting spoilt by ultraviolet rays.
User-friendly digital controls are located at the top of the door, featuring large buttons to give you easy control over the functions. There are two LED temperature displays so you can easily monitor the current temperature for both zones.
Quiet and Eco-friendly
Thermoelectric cooling technology has become an increasingly popular method of cooling in modern wine chillers due to its near silent operation and eco-friendly benefits. It also means that no vibrations are produced, which many wine experts assert can ruin wines.
If you’re a serious wine collector then you’ll need to store certain wines at different temperature levels from each other so they are kept at their optimal temperature. Red and white wines are a common example of wines which need to be cooled at different temperatures. The dual zone compartments in this wine cooler allow you to do this.
Six slide-out wire shelves are included which are easy to remove and provide secure holding of bottles. The unit has a total capacity of 18 standard (750ml) bottles, which equates to 58 litres. The bottom zone can store up to 12 bottles with a temperature range of 51-64 degrees Fahrenheit. The upper zone can store up to 6 bottles with a temperature range of 44-64 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pros and Cons of the Spt Dual-Zone Thermo-Electric Wine Cooler
Spt have produced a sharp looking, large capacity, quiet wine cooler which has the benefits of dual zone compartments.
Several reports from consumers on sites such as Home Depot say they’ve experienced problems with the controls not functioning within less than 2 years of ownership.
Without doubt, the Spt Dual-Zone Thermo-Electric Wine Cooler does come at an attractive price for its capacity and the range of features and functionality it offers. However, quality issues with the controls prevent it from being a product we can recommend. We advise you to look elsewhere if you need a medium-sized dual zone wine cooler.