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    300mm wine coolers or 30cm wine fridges are a popular due to their narrow width and ability to be seamlessly used as integrated or built in to kitchens, living spaces and commercial environments.

    The width of these wine fridges is actually around 295mm which allows them to be positioned as an under counter into a standard 300mm wide cavity. This leaves approximately 2.5mm of space on each side of the unit to allow for sufficient ventilation and room for the door to open without obstruction.

     

    300mm / 30cm Wine Fridges, Coolers & Chillers

    In this buyers guide for 30cm wide wine fridges, we'll look at:

    • Installation of a 30cm wine fridge
    • Features to look out for
    • Bottle capacity for a 300mm wine cooler
    • Frequently asked questions
    • Our best picks

    If you still have any questions, just get in touch with us by phone, email or live chat and one of our expert team will be very happy to help.

    Take Your Wine Storage To The Next Level With Our 30cm Wine Coolers

    A 30cm wine cooler or drinks fridge may be the perfect option for you. By choosing a unit of such a compact size, you will be able to provide your collection with an idyllic storage environment without entirely altering the look of your kitchen or living space.

    300mm Wine Fridge Temperature Zones To Keep Your Wines & Drinks Perfectly Stored

    Whilst wine refrigerators of 30cm or 300mm width are renowned for their slimline appearance, they are actually available as both single zone and dual zone units, with the 30cm dual zone wine coolers becoming incredibly popular.

    Single zone wine units ensure that every single bottle is kept at the same temperature, whilst dual zone units allow you to store various types of wines at their optimal temperatures.

    The unit type you choose should depend entirely on the kind of wine you are going to be storing.

    For example, if you are someone who’s collection solely consists of white wine, a single zone cooler may be the better choice for you. On the other hand, if you are someone who’s collection consists of a range of reds and whites, you will need to consider purchasing a dual zone unit.

    How Do I Install My 30cm / 300mm Built In Wine Cooler?

    300mm wine coolers are typically designed to be built in to kitchen cabinets or integrated under counter tops like our 400mm, 500mm and 600mm wine coolers. With this being said, they can also be installed as stand-alone units if required.

    When it comes to installing your wine cooler, it is imperative that there is at least 0.25cm of space left on either side to allow for adequate ventilation.

    This extra space also allows for the refrigerator’s door to open properly without obstruction. You will also need to ensure that the front-facing ventilation system is not blocked in any way as this will affect the unit’s ability to function.

    300mm Wine Chiller Features

    Despite the appearance of these narrow wine fridges at 300mm wide, they are still packed with innovative features.

    These features not only work to make your life easier, but they also help to ensure your wine is constantly protected from the sorts of environmental threats that are known to cause oxidization and flavour degradation.

    These features include:

    1. Charcoal filters (to eliminate unwanted odours)
    2. Anti-UV treated glass door (to protect your wine against sunlight overexposure)
    3. LED lighting (to elegantly illuminate your wine collection)
    4. Door alarms (to alert you of any fluctuations in humidity or temperature)

    Why Buy a 300mm / 30cm Wine Fridge From Expert Wine Storage?

    To understand if a 30cm wine cooler is right for you, there are several factors you will need to consider. You will need to think about the size of your wine collection, what kinds of features you require and how much disposable space you have to work with.

    We offer 300mm wine chillers by brands such as Avintage and Dunavox while most models are available as black and stainless steel.

    If you are someone who simply likes to keep 10-20 of your favourite bottles to hand or you are just starting out in the world of wine collecting, a 300mm wine fridge may be a great choice for you.

    On the other hand, if you are someone with a particularly extensive collection of wine, a 300mm wine refrigerator may not provide you with the necessary amount of space. 

    If you are looking for a wine cooler with an anti-UV treated glass door and a single or dual zone temperature capability, a 300mm wine fridge should be able to meet your requirements.

    On the other hand, if you are looking for a wine chiller with multiple cooling zones (more than 2) and precise humidity controls, you may need to consider choosing a larger, more advanced model.

    In terms of space, you will need to ensure you have enough disposable room in your home for the 300mm wine cooler to be installed.

    Luckily, these units are extremely narrow and relatively small in comparison to other wine coolers which makes them an ideal choice for most. These fridges are also perfect for storing and cooling drinks like beer, soda and spirits.

    How Many Wine Bottles Can a 30cm Wine Fridge Hold?

    Here at Expert Wine Storage we offer 300mm wide wine fridges with heights suitable for under counter use, you can see a guide to the bottle capacities below.

    Please note that the vast majority of wine fridges on the market have bottle capacities measured in 750ml Bordeaux bottles so filling your wine fridge with larger bottles will reduce the capacity somewhat.

    Under Counter 300mm Wide Bottle Capacity

    The under counter 300mm wide wine fridges on offer at Expert Wine Storage come with bottle capacities ranging from 17 to 29 Bordeaux bottles (750ml). 

    Is a 600mm Wine Cooler Right For Me?

    600mm under counter wine refrigerators are incredibly popular amongst wine lovers due to their offer of space, style and flawless performance.

    With this being said, before deciding whether a 60cm wine cooler is right for you, there are various factors you will need to consider.

    Firstly, you will need to think about the size and layout of your home and whether you have adequate space to store or install a 60cm wine fridge.

    You will also need to think about the size and condition of your wine collection. If you are someone who simply likes to keep 8-20 bottles of their favourite dinner pairings to hand, you may not require a cooler as wide as 600mm.

    On the other hand, if you are someone who is looking for an idyllic environment to store all of your supermarket favourites, along with an impressive collection of vintages, a 600mm wine cooler could be the perfect choice for you. 

    300mm Wide Wine Fridge FAQs

    Can You Reverse The Door of a 30cm Built In Wine Fridge?

    Yes, you can reverse the hinge of the door on most 300mm built in wine coolers.

    As a general rule these wine fridges come with doors which open from left to right (right hand side hinge).

    However the doors on these products can be switched to left hand hinge quite easily with a few basic tools (screwdriver, spanner, spirit level).

    We also offer a door reversal service so doors can be switched prior to delivery to you - get in touch if you would like to add a door reversal to your order and we'll be happy to help.

    How Much Ventilation Does a 300mm Wine Cooler Need?

    Most 300mm wine fridges are designed to be built in to cabinetry and are fitted with air vents at the front so they don't require ventilation around the sides or top.

    However 30cm width models do require 1-2cm of free space at the rear of the unit in order to house the power cable. 

    Can I Store Champagne / Magnums In This Size of Wine Fridge?

    Yes, the majority of 30cm wide wine fridges can accommodate larger size wine bottles like Champagnes, Prosecco and Magnums.

    Just note you may need to remove or adjust the positioning of shelving to fit these larger bottles in the unit comfortably.

    Does a 300mm Wine Fridge Use a Lot of Electricity?

    Most 300mm wide wine fridges are rated either F or G energy rating.

    Although F or G energy ratings may not sound very efficient, the rating scale for appliances changed in 2021 when most units would have been rated A+, A or B.

    On average these size of wine fridge use between 100kW/annum and 130kW/annum depending on their overall size and type.

    Best 300mm Wine Coolers In Stock

    Expert Wine Storage are the UK's leading wine fridge specialists, we offer fast, free 2 person UK delivery on the below models:

    1. Integrated 300mm Wine Fridge - Dunavox DAUF-17.58DB, Dual Zone, 17 Bottles

    The 300mm wide Dunavox DAUF-17.58DB is a high-performance wine cooler that has the ability to be installed as either a built in or under counter unit. With dual temperature zones of 5°C - 12°C and 12°C - 22°C each side together with enough room to store up to 17 Bordeaux bottles, this cabinet is perfect for storing your favourite bottles.

    Dunavox FLOW-17 300mm Wine Cooler Built In A Kitchen Under Counter

    Dunavox Flow-17 built in under counter in a kitchen

    2. Built In 300mm Wine Fridge - Avintage AVU23TXA, Single Zone, 21 Bottles

    The Avintage AVU23TXA is a high-performance wine cooler that has the ability to be installed as either a built-in unit or a freestanding unit. With a single temperature zone of between 5°C and 20°C each side together with enough room to store up to 24 Bordeaux bottles, this cabinet is perfect for storing your favourite bottles.

    Equipped with a fan assisted ventilation system, this unit works to provide your wine with the sort of idyllic conditions you would expect from an underground specialist wine cellar.

    3. 30cm Built In Wine Cooler - Dunavox DAUF-19.58DB, Dual Zone, 19 Bottles

    The DAUF-19.58B wine cooler is suitable for use as a built in wine cooler or under counter wine cooler. The unit features front ventilation and can be installed into cabinetry as air is pulled in from the front vent to cool the compressor and ensure the unit does not overheat.

    The unit is designed to be installed within a cavity of 30cm / 300mm width. The appliance is lit with a beautiful blue LED light and is fitted with stunning black door providing a seamless look. 

    Dunavox DAUF-19.58DB 30cm Wine Cooler

    Dunavox DAUF-19.58DB 30cm Wine Fridge Installed Under Counter

    Get In Touch With Our UK 30cm Wine Fridge Experts

    If you have any questions about 300mm Wine Coolers, please get in touch via our email info@expertwinestorage.co.uk or call us on 0330 133 2327 and one of expert UK sales team will be very happy to help.

    Find everything you need to enjoy and preserve your wine collection to its fullest with our extensive range of wine fridges online.

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    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