A beverage cooler, also called a beverage refrigerator or beverage center, stores canned beverages and keeps them cool. They typically include a see-through glass door to display your beverage options. Some also use interior lights. Advantages of using a beverage fridge include saving space in your main refrigerator and having access to beverages in your specific entertainment area.
Options include a built-in or freestanding beverage refrigerator. A built-in unit features a font vent so it can install in cabinets, covered on 3 sides. Some models can even install outside, allowing you to enjoy a cool drink in the middle of summer. The can capacity may range anywhere from 60 cans to almost 200 cans.
A wine cooler stores wine bottles at a set temperature to ensure optimum aging and freshness. Some wine cooler models include a display shelf that stores bottles at an incline, which works well to showcase bottles or store open bottles. Bottle capacity may range from under 30 bottles to over 150 bottles.
A dual zone wine fridge allows you to control the temperature of each zone separately, whereas a single zone model only uses one temperature for the entire unit. If you plan to store both reds and whites, consider a dual zone model since each type of wine requires a different storage temperature. White wine stores best between 45 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit, while red wine stores best between 50 and 65 degrees Fahrenheit.
Some units include both a wine and beverage fridge. They provide both a wine and beverage zone. They feature separate temperature zones with different designs in each zone to hold either bottles or cans.