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HOMEIMAGE HI-8C 8 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review

  • HOMEIMAGE HI-8C 8 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review
  • HOMEIMAGE HI-8C 8 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review
  • HOMEIMAGE HI-8C 8 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review
  • HOMEIMAGE HI-8C 8 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review

Quick Facts

  • Single Cooling Zone
  • 8 Bottle Capacity
  • Countertop Size
  • Freestanding Installation
  • Priced starting at $95.00

The HOMEIMAGE 8 Bottle wine refrigerator  is an inexpensive 8 Bottle countertop wine cooler.  It has a single cooling zone, thermoelectric cooling, a red LED digital temperature display, very positive customer reviews, and quiet operation.

If you are looking for a different model, see our index of all wine refrigerator reviews.

We are always happy to find a quality entry-level unit like the HOMEIMAGE HI-8C as so many wine coolers in this price range are plagued with early failures.  There is a big market of buyers who are not looking to store a lot of wine, they just want to keep a few bottles chilled for drinking, and this is a good choice.  Our only caveat is that this model will keep reds and whites at the same temperature.  If you want “grab a bottle and drink” convenience and you want the whites colder than reds, check out a dual zone unit.


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Capacity

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The HOMEIMAGE HI-8C holds 8 bottles, 2 per shelf in a narrow, tall configuration.

This HOMEIMAGE wine fridge holds 8 standard-sized bottles.

This is perfect if you just want to have a few bottles chilled and on hand for drinking.

If you are storing larger bottles like Champagne, you will have lower capacity.

Zones

The single cooling zone can keep either red or white at an ideal drinking temperature,  but not both, as it will keep all the wine at the same temp.

Small units like this are almost all single-zone, so if you don’t have more space or a bigger budget, this will still help you keep some bottles cold and out of your main refrigerator.

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You can read and adjust the temperature without opening the door.

Temperature Control

Temperature control is very good.  There is a red LED digital readout with convenient up/down controls on the door of the unit.   You don’t have to open it up to adjust the temperature.

Cooling

The HOMEIMAGE HI-8C has thermoelectric cooling which means low vibration and quiet operation.  Virtually all customers report this unit is very quiet, some even saying it is silent.  It is not a built-in unit so plan for some clearance on all sides, especially in back where the warm air exhaust is located.

This fridge can keep wine as cold as 46 or warm as 64 degrees, which is almost certainly you need.

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HOMEIMAGE HI-8C 8 Bottle Wine Refrigerator

Fit and Finish

People seem very happy with fit and finish and overall feeling of quality.

Customer Reviews

The HOMEIMAGE HI-8C gets a lot of praise for reliability, quality, holding a steady temperature, and being an all around good value.

You can check customer reviews on Amazon.

Warranty

One year on parts and labor.

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This freestanding unit has rear exhaust and requires 4″ of clearance in back.

Design

The chrome shelves hold two bottles each.  They are not sliding, but with only 8 bottles to go through, it’s less of an issue than with a larger unit.

The shelves can be removed to make room for larger bottles like Pinot Noir and Champagne.  You will lose two bottles of capacity per shelf removed.  The door hinge is not reversible.  Make sure a right-side hinge works for your installation.

Wow Factor

This cooler’s design is clean and functional.  It’s not a design knockout but it should fit a wide range of decor and looks quite nice.

The HOMEIMAGE 8 Bottle wine refrigerator is a great choice for someone shopping for an entry-level wine refrigerator that keeps up to 8 bottles chilled and ready to drink.

Price

HOMEIMAGE 8 Bottle wine refrigerator online prices start at $95.00.  The box on this tab shows a recent Amazon.com price.

Recommendation: HOMEIMAGE HI-8C 8 Bottle Wine Refrigerator

The HOMEIMAGE 8 Bottle wine refrigerator combines a low price with good quality and has enjoyed very positive customer feedback.  It has a clean design and easy to use controls.  It holds the temperature you set very well and runs quietly.  Overall, this is a great value for an entry level wine refrigerator and quite worthy of your consideration.

This is another recommended pick for countertop wine coolers.

Pros:

  • Excellent customer reviews
  • Digital Temperature Control with LED Readout
  • 8 Bottle capacity
  • Removable scalloped chrome shelves
  • Clean and functional design
  • Quiet thermoelectric cooling
  • Soft interior lighting

Cons:

  • Single zone cooling keeps reds or whites, but not both, at a good drinking temperature
  • Hinged on the right, not reversible
  • Some customers report it is easy to accidentally turn on the interior light when opening the door

8 Total Score
CoolChoice™ Rating: Very Good

The HOMEIMAGE HI-8C 8 Bottle Wine Refrigerator is an inexpensive 8 bottle unit with a single cooling zone, red LED temperature display, thermoelectric cooling, quiet operation, and high degree of customer happiness.

Features
6.83
Quality
8.67
Style
8.0
Value
7.63
User Rating: 4.65 (1 votes)

HOMEIMAGE HI-8C 8 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review
HOMEIMAGE HI-8C 8 Bottle Wine Refrigerator

HOMEIMAGE HI-8C 8 Bottle Wine Refrigerator is an inexpensive 8 bottle unit with a single cooling zone, red LED temperature display, thermoelectric cooling, quiet operation, and high degree of customer happiness.

 

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