55cm / 550mm Wine Fridges & Coolers

    If you're looking for a 55cm wine fridge or 550mm wine coolers your best option for a built in product is to choose from a smaller 495mm wide wine fridge or a slightly larger 595mm wine cooler. We offer both of these product types in a range of stand alone freestanding wine fridges which are closer to the 550mm width (and need space around the back and sides) or products like integrated or built in to kitchens, living spaces, and commercial environments which are slightly slimmer or wider than 55cm.

    The width of these wine fridges is actually 495mm, which allows them to be positioned under worktop between standard kitchen cabinets if they are built in models. 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. Please ensure freestanding models are not built under counter or into cabinetry as they require ventilation around all sides.

    55cm / 550mm Wine Fridges, Coolers & Chillers

    More About 55cm Built In Wine Coolers

    A 55cm wine cooler is best for people who don't have a large space in their kitchen for a fridge. 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.

    These narrow wine coolers can be installed within kitchen cabinets, left as a freestanding wine cooler, or added to a kitchen worktop.

    By choosing such a narrow unit, you will only have enough space for one cooling zone, and so, if you want to store both red and white wine (or sparkling/rose/champagne), then you will need a two zone wine fridge instead.

    We stock both thermoelectric and compressor wine coolers.

    Each wine fridge comes with either a 2 year or a 3 year warranty.

    55cm Wine Cooler Temperature Zones

    Whilst wine coolers of 55cm or 550mm width are renowned for their slimline appearance, they are actually available as both single zone units.

    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 whose 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 whose collection consists of a range of reds and whites, you will need to consider purchasing a dual zone unit.

    How Do I Install My 55cm / 550mm Integrated Wine Cooler?

    550mm wine coolers are typically designed to be built in to kitchen cabinets or integrated under counter tops like a 15cm, 30cm40cm, 50cm or a 60cm wide wine cooler.

    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 cabinet’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.

    55cm Wine Cooler Features

    Narrow wine coolers like 550mm wine coolers are available with various 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: charcoal filters (to eliminate unwanted odours), an anti-UV treated glass door (to protect your wine against sunlight overexposure), LED lighting (to elegantly illuminate your wine collection) and door alarms (to alert you of any fluctuations in humidity or temperature).

    Is a 550mm / 55cm Built In Wine Fridge Right For Me?

    To understand if a 55cm 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. 

    Expert Wine storage stocks wine coolers by brands such as Avintage, Climadiff, and Dunavox, while most models are available as black wine fridge or a stainless steel wine fridge.

    If you're worried about energy consumption, then a 55cm wine fridge will be ideal, as the smaller size uses a lot less energy to maintain. They have an energy rating of Energy Efficiency Class 'G', which is low energy consumption.

    If you are someone who simply likes to keep 5-8 of your favourite bottles to hand, or you are just starting out in the world of wine collecting, a small bottle capacity 550mm 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 550mm wine cooler 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 zone, a 550mm wine cooler should be able to meet your requirements. On the other hand, if you are looking for a wine cooler with multiple cooling zones and precise humidity controls, you may need to consider choosing a larger, more advanced model.

    The reason why this is important is that wine needs to be stored at a certain temperature range to maintain its flavour and avoid it going bad. A dry full-bodied red wine will require a different temperature zone than a complex and sweet white wine. And using the electronic temperature control will help you adjust this.

    In terms of space, you will need to ensure you have enough disposable room in your home for the 55cm wine fridge 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.

    Get In Touch With Our UK 55cm Wine Cooler Experts

    If you have any questions about 55cm 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