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    400mm / 40cm Wine Coolers

    400mm wine coolers or 40cm wine fridges are extremely popular amongst wine collectors as they offer the perfect combination of space, style and utility. We stock both freestanding and built in models which you can find below.Whilst these units are typically able to hold between 30 and 60 Bordeaux style bottles, they are still relatively compact in size and look excellent in both private and commercial spaces. 

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    About 400mm Wine Fridges, Coolers & Chillers

    400mm wide wine coolers are ideal for those who are looking for a storage solution that isn’t quite as wide as 600mm wine fridges but offers a slightly higher storage capacity than a 300mm wide or 150mm wide unit.These slim wine cooler are typically designed to have an actual width of 380mm/385mm so that they can be easily installed into 40cm wide cabinets if they are front venting built in products.

    Whilst 400mm integrated wine coolers are generally designed to be situated underneath countertops (providing they are built in products) and within kitchen cabinets as they are built in wine coolers, they can also be installed as stand-alone units if preferred.

    Temperature Zones of 400mm Wine Coolers

    When it comes to choosing a wine cooler, one of the most important decisions you will need to make is how many temperature zones you would like it to have. As with the majority of our wine coolers, our 400mm integrated wine coolers are available as either single zone units or dual zone units and come as either a black or stainless steel. 

    Whilst a single zone wine cooler will allow you to store your entire collection at one stable temperature, a dual zone cooler will allow you to store all your favourite red and whites in optimal conditions. The type of 400mm cooler you choose will depend entirely on the type of wine you are going to be storing and ageing.

    400mm Wine Fridge Installation

    To ensure your 400mm under counter wine cooler works efficiently and effectively, you will need to ensure that it is properly installed. The majority of 40cm wide wine coolers are equipped with front-facing ventilation systems which allows them to be built under countertops and integrated into cabinets.

    Whilst built in wine fridges do not require as much surrounding space as freestanding units, you should always ensure there is a slight gap of approximately 2cm between the cooler and its nearest surface to allow for air to be properly expelled.

    Additionally, when it comes to installing your 400mm wine cooler, there are several factors you will need to keep in mind. You should ensure the cooler is out of direct sunlight, completely level and that it is installed away from appliances such as tumble dryers and dishwashers that are known for emitting vibrations. This will prevent your wine from experiencing any unwanted chemical reactions or sediment disruption.  

    Features of 400mm Wine Coolers

    Our 400mm wide wine coolers are equipped with various technological features that are designed to keep your precious bottles as protected as possible. These features include UV-resistant glass doors, anti-vibration systems, door alarms and winter functions.

    You will also find that many of our models are equipped with several design features that help to showcase your collection in its most elegant form. These features include interior LED lighting, reversible doors and touch-screen control panels.

    Is a 400mm Wide Wine Cooler Right For Me?

    To determine whether a 400mm under counter wine cooler is the best option for you, there are several questions you will need to ask yourself. You will need to consider the size of your wine collection and whether a 400mm wide wine cooler will provide you with enough space.

    You will need to think about the kinds of features you will want your cooler to have, and you will need to consider the amount of space in your home and whether you have the sufficient room to install a 40cm wide unit.

    If you are someone who has recently accumulated a varied collection of wines, a 400mm wide wine cooler may be the perfect option for you. It will allow you to store approximately 30-60 wine bottles which is usually more than enough for the average wine lover.

    On the other hand, if you are a regular entertainer or someone that is particularly dedicated to the practice of collecting, you may require a slightly larger unit that will allow you to store between 60-200 bottles. 

    Get In Touch With Our 400mm Wine Cooler Experts

    If you have any questions about our 40cm wine coolers, please get in touch via our email or call us on 0330 133 2327 and one of expert UK sales team will be very happy to help.

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    40cm Wine Fridge FAQs

    Can I Reverse The Door of a 40cm Wine Fridge?



    Yes, you can reverse the hinge of the door on most 400mm 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 400mm Wine Cooler Need?



    Most 400mm 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 40cm 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 In This Size of Wine Fridge?



    Yes, the majority of 40cm 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.

    How Many Wine Bottles Can a 40cm Wine Fridge Hold?



    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. The under counter 400mm wide wine fridges on offer at Expert Wine Storage come with bottle capacities of 32 Bordeaux bottles (750ml). 

    Can I Use These Models in a 45cm Wide Space?



    Absolutely, these models are suitable for use as 45cm wine coolers although there maybe slightly bigger gaps to the side of the wine fridge compared to if there was a 40cm wide gap, but it can still fit and look great.