Consumer response on Amazon to this wine chiller is about as mixed as it comes despite its popularity, so our review will shed light on what Whynter got right and what they didn’t.
Read Consumer Reviews on the Whynter WC-211DZ Wine Cooler
Features of the Whynter WC-211DZ Wine Cooler
- Capacity: 21 bottles
- Vibration-free thermoelectric cooling
- Stainless steel trimmed glass door with sleek black cabinet
- 6 removable stainless steel trimmed chrome shelves
- Dual temperature zones with adjustable thermostats and LCD temperature display
- Interior LED lighting
- Warranty: 1-year limited
As wine is such a sophisticated drink, ideally you want somewhere equally as sophisticated to store your bottles. The Whynter has the sleek look of a commercial appliance with its stainless steel attractive door trim which has an eye catching long ergonomic bar handle. The interior match’s up to the same high standard as the exterior with six stainless steel shelves, which are adequately spaced out. The unit has a small footprint with dimensions of 32.5" x 13.4" x 20.8" (H x W x D) so it will fit in fairly compact areas such as on kitchen worktops.
This wine chiller uses a thermoelectric cooling system which is vibration-free due to the fact it has no moving parts, unlike wine coolers which use compressors. This provides multiple advantages. Firstly, it means the operating noise of the cooling system is silent so you can keep the chiller in areas where you don’t want any disturbance such as a bedroom. Secondly, it means that your wines sediments are not affected by vibrations so the taste is as fine as the manufacture intended it to be.
If your wine collection is pretty diverse then you’ll love the dual temperature zone functionality which is separated into both a top and lower zone in the unit. The upper zone is the smallest area with a capacity of six bottles and a temperature which ranges from 44F - 66F. The lower zone stores up to fifteen bottles with a temperature ranging from 50F - 66F. Each zone has its own adjustable thermostat and has the temperature displayed on a fancy LCD display so keeping check on the temperature of each zone is just a glance away.
Pros and Cons of the Whynter WC-211DZ
The Whynter WC-211DZ 21 is very quiet, compact and has great styling. The dual zones are a big advantage especially if you like both red and white wines, you can attain the perfect temperature for each bottle. Internal fans help maintain good temperature circulation to keep each bottle equally chilled.
Whynter are renowned for their good customer service, which is always important in case you need assistance.
This wine chiller can only accommodate traditionally sized wine bottles unless you remove one of the shelves, so it’s not suitable for storing certain bottles such as Champaign or long thin bottles.
The removable shelves are a bit awkward to slide out and require the door to be fully opened to do so.
The Whynter WC-211DZ 21 Wine Cooler is a good looking entry-level wine chiller that brings a lot to the table for its price. However, for wine connoisseurs who have a taste for a broad range of wines that need cooler temperatures (below 44F) and have irregular sized bottles, this wine cooler won’t be for them.
Bottom line, if you only need to store standard sized wines and you want a stylish, near silent cooler which is light on your wallet then this is an excellent choice.