While we all love the convenience of a wine cooler to keep our wine cool, there’s nothing more annoying than a wine cooler (or fridge or any other appliance really) that makes a constant noise. You know, that ongoing drone of background noise that gets really irritating after a while? Or maybe an intermittent noise that comes and goes but always seems to come at an inconvenient time like when you were just about to fall asleep or when something important was announced on the TV or radio and now you’ve missed it.
If it’s quiet you’re after you’ll most likely want to look for a thermoelectric wine cooler. Wine fridges that use a compressor-based system (like a regular refrigerator) are much more likely to be noisy. Just like your regular fridge, small, compressor-based wine fridges will normally have a hum that may or may not kick in and out at times. Meanwhile, thermoelectric wine coolers have fewer moving parts and therefore don’t vibrate and make noise like their compressor based comrades.
Don’t worry, if you’re someone who is averse to adding extra noise into your life, we’re here to help with our list of the quietest wine coolers.
Top 3 Quiet Wine Coolers
1. Our pick for the best quiet wine cooler would be the Magic Chef MCWC12B
You only need to look at the reviews on amazon to back up this claim. Of the many 5 star reviews a large percentage mention terms such as “very quiet” and “no noise”. In fact, the only negative thing any reviewer seems to say about this wine cooler is that it doesn’t keep their wine cold enough – they may have gotten a faulty unit, or maybe they just like their wine extra cold, colder than the capabilities of a wine cooler.
Regardless, there are no negative comments complaining of too much noise so it certainly seems to be a lovely quiet option. It’s a thermoelectric model with 12 bottle capacity and we’d certainly recommend you giving it a go if you’re after a compact, quiet wine cooler.
2. Another great option is the NutriChef PKTEWC122.
This sleek wine cooler boasts “ULTRA QUIET OPERATION: Equipped with an advanced cooling system that will keep your beverages at the right temperature without making a noise.” Sounds impressive, right? What’s more, the buyers back up these claims with roughly 14% of reviewers remarking about how quiet this cooler is in their review.
One reviewer even commented, “It is so quiet you don’t even know it is running.” This is another wine cooler model with 12 bottle capacity. NutriChef do offer bigger units holding up to 18 bottles but the larger ones seem to be built with a compressor-based refrigeration system so may not be as quiet as this smaller, thermoelectric model.
3. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a quiet, dual zoned wine cooler – one that can store both your white wines and your red wines at their optimal temperatures, we think the Whynter WC-241DS is definitely worth a look.
This larger – 24 bottle capacity wine cooler offers vibration-free thermoelectric cooling and dual zones with adjustable thermostat for both zones: Upper Zone 54ºF – 66ºF, Lower Zone 46ºF – 66ºF.
And the reviewers on amazon seem pretty happy with many reporting it to be “very quiet”. So, if you think you’d use a dual-zone wine cooler (that is if you often drink both red and white wine) and you want a larger capacity without increasing the noise factor, this is definitely a wine cooler to consider.
So, there you have it. Those are our top 3 picks for the quietest wine coolers. So, whether you’re shopping for a wine cooler to go in a room where extra noise could be a problem, like a bedroom, study or office, or if you’re just one of those people sensitive to the constant drone and hum of appliances, one of these solutions could be the perfect (quiet) wine cooler for you!