How Cold Can a Beverage Refrigerators Get?


Connoisseur Series 40 Single Zone Beverage Cooler

A beverage cooler is an appliance designed to store various drinks, including bottled water, sports drinks, sodas, beer, and more

Beverage coolers are perfect storage solutions for everything from water to beer, like Vinotemp's EL-BF23F Beer and Beverage Cooler. Are they cold enough? Most beverage fridges include digital temperature control that can be set between 39 to 65 ℉. Some beverage refrigerators are designed to cool even lower. In the case of an outdoor refrigerator where there is a solid door, temperatures can reach even lower..

Beverage Refrigerator vs. Wine Cooler vs. Kitchen Refrigerator

There are key differences between a beverage cooler, wine refrigerator, and a standard kitchen refrigerator:

● A standard kitchen refrigerator can be larger than both wine or beverage coolers. Designed to hold food, they can reach colder temperatures than both wine or beverage fridges. The interior of the kitchen refrigerator typically consists of flat, glass shelving that is perfect for milk jugs or food containers but will not hold a wine bottle steady. In a busy household, the kitchen refrigerator is too crowded to hold anything but daily essentials.

● A wine refrigerator is specially designed to hold wine, mimicking the conditions of a wine cellar. The interior includes wire or wood shelving with racks made to cradle wine bottles securely. Wine prefers a dark environment that maintains a steady 55℉, which a wine fridge can provide. A kitchen refrigerator is far too cold for wine, plus the odors of food stored inside the fridge can permeate the cork and taint the wine.

● Beverage coolers can be used for many different drinks. Since the kitchen refrigerator is often overfilled, the beverage cooler is the perfect place for bottled water, sports drinks, juice, beer, sodas, and more. Beverage coolers add convenience to any household or business, keeping drinks close at hand, ready to drink whenever needed. The interior of the beverage cooler may feature standard wire shelving to accommodate a variety of containers, including cans and bottles. Just imagine being able to organize and stock enough drinks for your family or your next party. Many beverage coolers are designed with multiple temperature zones, one for drinks and the other for wine.

When comparing wine fridges with beverage coolers and kitchen refrigerators, one is not necessarily better than the other. Each appliance is designed with its purpose. Having all three in your home provides added luxury and allows you to stock and organize drinks easily.

Do I Need a Built-in or Freestanding Beverage Refrigerator?

To ensure your beverage cooler functions properly for many years, you will need to consider installation requirements. If a beverage cooler is considered freestanding, it requires a greater amount of clearance to exhaust and operate and should not be recessed into existing cabinetry. Freestanding beverage coolers exhaust towards the rear are easy to install and are typically more economical. A built-in beverage fridge can be recessed into cabinetry or under a countertop. Built-in is a great option if you are looking for a seamless appearance. Whether you require a built-in or freestanding beverage cooler depends on how you would like to install it.

Buy a Beverage Cooler Today

Beverage fridges are cold enough to store a variety of drinks such as water, soda, and other drink essentials. When compared to the kitchen refrigerator or a wine fridge, one is not necessarily better than the other as each has its own unique purpose. Beverage refrigerators are designed for either freestanding or built-in use. If you have any further questions about beverage coolers, please reach out to or team at 1-800-777-8466 or email info@vinotemp.com.