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    How Wide is A Wine Fridge?

    Width of Wine Coolers Guide

    The majority of wine fridges are the same width as other kitchen appliances - 600mm or 60cm wide, so 60cm wine fridges are the most popular wine coolers we sell.

    The width of a wine fridge can also be wider of slimmer than 600mm and we offer a large variety of narrower and wider models here at Expert Wine Storage. 

    If you have a narrow space we offer narrower models like:

    When thinking about the width of wine fridge you need you need to consider a few key points which we'll run through. These factors are especially important when purchasing a built in or integrated wine fridge which is being installed under a counter or into cabinetry.

    How Wide Is a Wine Fridge: What Widths Do They Come In?

    The most popular style of wine fridge is 600mm or 24 inches wide, under counter and tall models are available with this width and range from 40 to 100+ bottle capacity.

    Wine Fridge Install Diagram

    Here are the common widths of the 3 popular types of wine fridge:

    • Freestanding Wine Fridge Width - Ranges from 400mm to 700mm
    • Built in Wine Fridge Width - Ranges from 150mm to 595mm
    • Integrated Wine Fridge Width - Only available at 595mm wide

    Like any home appliance the dimensions of the appliance you purchase need to fit the space you have available.

    Essentially there are 3 types of wine fridges (all with different requirements when it comes to the dimensions and space required to operate correctly). 

    Standard Wine Fridge Widths To Consider

    The width considerations you need to take into account differ depending on whether you're purchasing a freestanding, built in or integrated wine fridge.

    Take a look at our guide on each type of wine fridge and their width below.

    As with all wine fridges, consult with the installation diagrams / product manuals before purchasing.

    Freestanding Wine Refrigerator Widths

    • Freestanding wine coolers are available with slimmer widths ( less than 600mm wide) however you also need to consider that these models require an additional 50mm - 100mm free space at the sides to ventilate sufficiently. So always factor this in to any width calculation you make when considering a purchase.
    • Aside from free space at the sides, freestanding models must not be contained at the rear or the top either so essentially they're best suited to be left in free space with plenty of room to ventilate.

    Built In Wine Cooler Widths

    Front View of Wine Fridge Install
    • Built in wine fridges are available with slightly slimmer widths than freestanding models but crucially these types of wine cooler don't need any ventilation space at the rear, sides or top of the unit (which eats up more space).
    • Built in models ventilate from the air vent in the front so the width measurement you see on installation diagrams only needs to factor in 10-15mm on the hinge side of the door (where it swings open), this should be shown in the installation diagrams
    • Be careful, a 60cm wide wine fridge isn't always 600mm deep (like other kitchen appliances can be). Many are 600mm + deep so may not fit with your carpentry designs.

    Integrated Wine Cooler Widths

    • The vast majority of integrated wine fridges are around 595mm to 600mm wide. 
    • While we sell many integrated wine fridges which are self ventilating - this means no additional ventilation space is required at the rear - there are also a large number of integrated models which require an air channel at the rear of the unit to ventilate the unit correctly.
    • Make sure you consider this when purchasing an integrated wine fridge - you can find out if a model is self ventilating on product pages and via the product manuals / installation guide.

    What Is The Minimum Width for a Wine Fridge

    The minimum width of a wine fridge we sell is 150mm or 15cm wide.

    You can find our the least wide product here:

    These models are only able to be installed built in, into cabinetry. 

    What is the Width of a Wine Cabinet

    The width of wine cabinets is usually around 600 - 700mm wide as these are larger appliances are usually designed for freestanding use in garages or utility rooms. 

    How Wide is an Under Counter Wine Fridge

    Under Counter Wine Fridge Install Diagram

    Under counter wine fridges available range from 150mm to 600mm width.

    When purchasing an under counter wine fridge make sure you note the following:

    • Most under counter models will require 10-15mm space on the hinge side of the door to allow the door to swing open when fitted into cabinetry
    • Whatever the stated width, its usually the case that the width of a built in or under counter unit is 5mm slimmer, so a 150mm wide unit is actually 145mm wide, a 300mm wide unit is actually 295mm and so on all the way to 600mm wide units which are actually 595mm wide.

    Summary of Width of Wine Coolers

    We hope you enjoyed learning all about the width of wine fridges.

    If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, or email us at info@expertwinestorage.co.uk

    If you want to learn more about other types, consider our related blog posts:

    You can also shop new wine coolers online at Expertwinestorage.co.uk.

    You can browse more posts on Wine Storage here.

    philip thompson Author: Philip Thompson
    Philip is the General Manager at Expert Wine Storage, and is very knowledgable about all things relating to wine and wine storage, including wine fridges. He is regularly featured in media outlets sharing his knowledge on wine. Connect on Linkedin

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