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Koldfront TWR247ESS 24 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review

  • Koldfront TWR247ESS 24 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review
  • Koldfront TWR247ESS 24 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review
  • Koldfront TWR247ESS 24 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review
  • Koldfront TWR247ESS 24 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review
  • Koldfront TWR247ESS 24 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review
  • Koldfront TWR247ESS 24 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review
  • Koldfront TWR247ESS 24 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review

Quick Facts

  • Dual Cooling Zones
  • 24 Bottle Capacity
  • Undercounter Size
  • Freestanding Installation
  • Priced starting at $269.99

The Koldfront TWR274ESS 24 Bottle wine refrigerator  is a smart looking dual zone 24 bottle undercounter wine cooler.  It has sliding wood shelves, digital temperature display, thermoelectric cooling and quiet operation.  It gets mostly very positive customer reviews.

Dual zone capability under $300 is always welcome, but there are a lot of units we pass by in this price range due to poor quality.  The Koldfront TWR247ESS is not one of them!  It gets very good marks for quality and reliability, and if you like to keep both red and white wine chilled and ready for drinking, this could be the unit for you.


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Koldfront 24 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator

The upper and lower zones each hold 12 bottles

Capacity

This Koldfront TWR274ESS unit holds 24 standard-sized bottles – 12 in the upper zone and 12 in the lower zone.

To store wine larger than standard size Bordeaux bottles, remove a shelf to make room.   You can also store longer bottles sideways.   Each of these comes with a very common wine cooler tradeoff – you’ll fit fewer total bottles in the fridge.

Zones

Dual cooling zones means you can keep both red and white wine at an ideal drinking temperature.

Koldfront TWR247ESS Temperature ControlsTemperature Control

Temperature control is easy to use with a dual blue LED digital readout and convenient up/down controls.

The controls are located on the door, outside of the unit.  This makes it easy to read and adjust the temperature without opening the door and letting the cold air out.

Cooling

Thermoelectric cooling means low vibration and noise, and no environmentally-unfriendly CFC’s.  Most customers report the unit is very quiet.  Keep in mind that thermoelectric units do not have a noisy compressor, but they do have fans to move the cold air around.  When you set the temperature lower, they have to run the fans for a while to cool the unit down.  In a very quiet room, you will hear the fans on most units.

The top zone has a temperature range of 54 to 66 degrees, good for chilling reds for drinking.  The bottom zone’s range is 46 to 66 degrees, good for chilling whites.  If you just want to store your wine, set it to 55 degrees and you can store reds and whites in both zones.

Some people like their white wine really cold, closer to 41 degrees.  If you think you might fall in that category, chill some white to 46 degrees and have a sip and see if that’s cold enough for you.

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Fit and Finish

Koldfront 24 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator

The combination of wood, steel and glass makes for a very nice appearance.

Fit and finish is very good and we think you’ll be pleased with the appearance and quality of the TWR247ESS.

Customer Reviews

Customer reviews are very positive with only a few exceptions, mostly people who didn’t realize that like most wine coolers, the capacity (and shelf spacing) is based on standard-sized Bordeaux bottles and were disappointed they couldn’t fit 24 bottles if some where larger.

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Warranty

The warranty is 90 days on labor and one year on parts.  This is a little light as one year parts and labor is more standard, but there have not been enough quality issues to make this a red flag.

Koldfront 24 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator

All wood shelves are a distinctive feature in this price range.

Design

The wood shelves hold two bottles each.  They slide out, making it easy to pick your wine without pulling the bottles out one by one.  Be careful when pulling the shelves out to support them and not to pull them out all the way – you could dump your wine on the floor as the shelves are removable.  And speaking of  that, you can remove a shelf to make room for a larger bottle such as Pinot Noir or Chardonnay.  Each shelf removed will drop capacity by 3 bottles.  The door hinge is not reversible.  Make sure a right-side hinge works for your installation.

Another unusual feature in this price range is the door lock, great for peace of mind against pilferage or underage budding wine connoisseurs.

Wow Factor

The combination of stainless, wood and glass makes for a distinctive look and will complement many decors.  You can also turn on the interior blue LED lighting to highlight your collection.

We consider this unit a very good value with two equal-sized cooling zones, 24 bottle capacity, nicely finished wood shelves, and a stylish stainless steel and glass door with a substantial handle.  We don’t just look at price per bottle in our value equation – quality also plays a big role, and that helps raise the score for the Koldfront TWR247ESS.

Price

Koldfront TWR274ESS 24 Bottle wine refrigerator online prices start at $269.99.  The box on this tab shows a recent Amazon.com price.  Hover your mouse cursor over the “Price Disclaimer” to see when it was last updated.

Recommendation: Koldfront TWR274ESS 24 Bottle Wine Refrigerator

The Koldfront TWR274ESS Dual Zone 24 Bottle wine refrigerator will add a stylish look to your kitchen, dining or great room.  Its quiet thermoelectric cooling keeps both white and red wine at a good temperature for drinking.  We like the sliding wood shelves, blue LED temperature display and interior lighting, and overall fit and finish.

This is a recommended unit for a reasonably priced dual zone wine fridge.  Let us know how you like it!

Pros:

  • Very good to excellent customer reviews
  • Digital Temperature Control with LED Readout
  • 24 Bottle capacity
  • Door lock
  • Removable, sliding wood shelves
  • Attractive design with stainless steel and glass door
  • Quiet thermoelectric cooling
  • Blue LED interior lighting

Cons:

  • Hinged on the right, not reversible

7.5 Total Score
CoolChoice™ Rating: Very Good

The Koldfront TWR247ESS hold 24 bottles, has two cooling zones, sliding and removable wood shelves, attractive stainless steel and glass right-hinged door, and blue LED temperature readouts and interior lighting.

Features
8.67
Quality
8.3
Style
8.5
Value
8.13
User Rating: 3.5 (2 votes)

Koldfront TWR247ESS 24 Bottle Wine Refrigerator Review
Koldfront TWR247ESS 24 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator

The Koldfront TWR247ESS hold 24 bottles, has two cooling zones, sliding and removable wood shelves, attractive stainless steel and glass right-hinged door, and blue LED temperature readouts and interior lighting.

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