10Rate Announces its Top 10 Best Wine Coolers for 2012 | Vinotemp and Haier Receive Best Quality and Best Value Awards

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10Rate.com appliances editor Brittany Rowland rates and reviews the 2012 best wine coolers on a scale of 1-10

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The New EdgeStar CWR460DZ earned third place in overall rating from 10rate's 2012 wine cooler review.

"Durable construction and sheer size make this Vinotemp wine cooler a great purchase for any wine collector looking to spruce up his bar or kitchen. The racks are made of a solid wood for extra strength and elegance."

10Rate reviewer Brittany Rowland and other 10Rate staff selected 10 of the best wine coolers for 2012. Testing and consideration were given for each model's ability to store bottles at just the right temperature for longer lasting, optimally chilled wine. A list of seven factors were used to review the wine coolers as follows:

1. Dual-temperature zones to accommodate red and white wines
2. Precise temperatures
3. User-friendly controls with a clear display
4. Interior LED light
5. Adjustable racks
6. Noise and vibration control
7. Stylish design

The annual Top 10 Best Wine Coolers 2012 awards list was led by the Vinotemp VT-48TEDS, which took home the Best Quality award this year. With a 9.5 out of possible 10 rating, the review pointed out several key features of the wine cooler as follows: “Durable construction and sheer size make this Vinotemp wine cooler a great purchase for any wine collector looking to spruce up his bar or kitchen. The racks are made of a solid wood for extra strength and elegance. They hold up to 48 small bottles, but with some readjusting, you can fit about 40 large-sized bottles, still a great amount.”

10Rate's editors also gave the Wine Coolers' Best Value award to the Haier HVDW15ABB, for which Rowland noted, “An elegant addition to the kitchen or the bar, this 15-bottle Haier wine cooler has the added feature of holding and chilling two wine glasses at a time. The LED interior light showcases your selection, and touch screen controls and an LCD display make programming the cooling temperature simple. Available for just $135, this Haier model runs quietly, has adequate space, and is sure to please any wine collector.”

The Best Budget award from the Best Wine Cooler Reviews went to the Avanti EWC1201, which Rowland recognized as, “A single-zone wine cooler, this Avanti model does a good job at keeping bottles chilled, although you’ll have to find a temperature that works for both reds and whites. Stylistically, it’s an attractive piece with a curved door and chrome accents over its black finish. We like that there’s the option to store four bottles vertically. For an inexpensive wine cooler, only $114, this Avanti model does a satisfactory job and is relatively quiet and easy to program.”

Both Haier and Whynter brands were listed for multiple models on the Comparison Wine Cooler Ratings. Earning second place in overall score with a 9 out of 10 rating, the Whynter WC-321DD Review stated the following: “The double-door design of this Whynter wine cooler is especially sleek and sophisticated, with gleaming stainless steel trim. The interior lights fully illuminate your selection, and the thermoelectric cooling system has a minimum of moving parts, reducing noise and vibrations.”

10rate.com conducts reviews in various product and services categories and publishes “Expert Top 10 Lists for Everything in your life.” The company's web site strives to “Make it Easy” to select from the hundreds of choices there are in the product and service market place. All products and services are thoroughly researched by the companies expert editors prior to receiving a rating on a 1-10 scale. In addition to product reviews the companies editors write guidelines, buying guides and articles on various topics surrounding each product or service category covered to help educate the consumer.

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