Select the width of your wine fridge required below for a flush, clean fit into your kitchen cabinetry. We stock 600mm, 500mm, 400mm, and 300mm wide suitable to be built-in kitchen islands.
Kitchen Island Wine Fridges & Coolers
What is a Kitchen Island Wine Cooler?
An kitchen island wine cooler (also known as a wine fridge) is a type of wine fridge designed to fit underneath a kitchen worktop. It's designed specifically for enclosed spaces, and so requires less ventilation than a freestanding wine cooler.
They come in two different types, as either a built-in or integrated design. The main difference between these two is the ventilation requirements, as a built-in model requires a vent at the bottom for airflow, whereas an integrated model can be installed flush with the cabinetry with no visible vent.
They store your wine in the perfect temperature range for serving or for long term storage.
They add a real wow factor to a kitchen space, and are ideal for regular wine drinkers or for when you're entertaining. They're also ideal for long term wine storage.
Benefits of Kitchen Island vs Other Wine Fridges
The main benefit of choosing a below-countertop model vs other types is that it saves you space in the kitchen.
Other models require the fridge to be freestanding, meaning it takes up a large area of the floor, limiting your usable space.
Whereas kitchen island models allow you to build them into the kitchen cabinetry, so you don't need to waste any extra floor space.
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Important Features of Kitchen Island Wine Fridges
All our kitchen island fridges feature stunning UV protected glass doors, designed to stop ambient light from aging the wine prematurely.
They use wooden shelves, with some models using pull-out shelves, slanted at an angle that protects the wine cork from drying out.
The use of internal LED lighting provides a beautiful appearance in your kitchen space, making the fridge a focal point of design and conversation.
They use clean, modern designs, and user-friendly operating controls (such as easy-to-use digital LED displays).
Along with this, most models come as either black or stainless steel, so you can choose a style that fits your kitchen design.
If you’re concerned about energy efficiency, we list the energy rating of each fridge on the product page, so you can make an informed decision.
Expert Wine Storage stocks both compressor and thermo-electric wine fridges.
Make sure not to use a traditional fridge freezer for chilling wine, as the temperature will often be too cold, and it can damage the wine.
There are a number of bottle capacity and size options available with kitchen island wine fridges, but most have capacities from single figures right up to about 50 bottles.
The total capacity available will very much depend on the type of bottles being stored, as with the majority of wine coolers, their capacity is measured in Bordeuax bottles.
Conveniently, the shelves in most units are removable to allow for storage of bigger bottles like Burgundies and even magnum bottles. The smaller-sized appliances are ideal for holding a small number of bottles at serving temperature - perfect for a party.
How To Choose a Kitchen Island Wine Refrigerator
When trying to figure out which type of kitchen island wine chiller you need, you’ll have to think about the available space and what you’re going to store in it.
If you drink a range of wines such as whites, reds, and maybe some fizz, you should probably be looking at a dual zone wine cooler rather than a single zone, as it will give you the option to store different wines at different temperatures (but more on that in the next section).
This feature is also useful for storing and serving temperatures. For example, you can store some wines at 12°C and have a few bottles at serving temperature of 14 - 20°C.
If you only need a small number of bottles stored, then use the filter to choose a smaller capacity wine cooler.
If you're limited on space, then use the filter to choose a smaller-width fridge, such as the Dunavox DAUF-19.58B - Single Zone - 19 Bottles - Built In - 295mm Wide.
As the temperatures are adjustable, you can store all wines in there, from sweet and sparkling rose, to dry and semi-sweet dessert wines. Even your old vintage wine will be perfectly stored in a wine fridge, just like a traditional wine cellar.
Can I Store Red & White Wines In a Wine Fridge?
There are a number of models available which offer dual zone temperature technology, allowing you to store reds and whites in the same wine cooler at different, precise temperatures.
This is also perfect for ageing wine and serving wine storage at the appropriate temperature levels making dual zone kitchen wine fridges versatile for a range of wine storage requirements.
What Sized Wine Fridges are Available?
The kitchen island wine coolers we offer are available in the common sizes of 300mm, 400mm, 500mm, and 600mm wide. This allows them to fit into kitchen cabinets with only the minimum amount of ventilation space.
How to Install Kitchen Island Wine Fridges?
Each type of fridge has a slightly different installation process, so it's best to consult the product page for how to install it correctly.
You will often have advice on the sized fridge you need from your kitchen designer, which should help to narrow down your choice.
The majority of kitchen island or built in wine fridges are manufactured to standard dimensions, with a height of 820mm and depth of between 500 and 580mm. These standard measurements ensure the units we offer will fit in the vast majority of kitchen designs.
They also come with adjustable fittings, to help you make small changes in height for levelling purposes.
Can You Store Beer and Wine in These Fridges?
Yes, kitchen island wine fridges are designed to store wines primarily, but they're also perfectly equipped to chill and store other liquid refreshments like beer, soft drinks, and tonics.
Best Kitchen Island Wine Fridge In Stock
Expert Wine Storage is the UK's leading wine fridge specialist, and we offer fast, free 2-person UK delivery on the below models:
Dunavox DAUF-17.58DB - 300mm Wide Wine Cooler
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 in 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 DAUF-32.78DSS - 400mm Wide Wine Fridge
The 400mm wide Dunavox DAUF-32.78DSS 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 10°C - 18°C in the upper zone and 5°C - 10°C in the lower zone, each side together with enough room to store up to 32 Bordeaux bottles, this cabinet is perfect for storing your favourite bottles.
Dunavox DAUF-38.100DB - 500mm Wine Cooler
The 500mm wide Dunavox DAUF-38.100DB is a high-performance wine cooler that has the ability to be installed as either a built in or in counter unit. With dual temperature zones of 5°C-20°C and enough room to store up to 38 Bordeaux bottles, this wine fridge is perfect for storing your favourite wines.
Swisscave WLB160DF - 600mm Wine Fridge
The Swisscave WLB160DF is an outstanding, medium-capacity kitchen island wine cooler, suitable for use as built in or freestanding, that offers idyllic storage conditions for up to 50 Bordeaux style bottles (40 bottles with all shelves installed). From the brand’s Black Edition Series, this cooler combines utility with modern simplicity to create the perfect environment to store and show off your most treasured labels.
All of the above models are equipped with a fan-assisted ventilation system, touch control digital temperature control display, and amber, white or blue internal LED light. These kitchen island wine fridges provide your wine with idyllic conditions and create a high end luxury feel in any kitchen.
Get In Touch With Our UK Kitchen island Wine Cooler Experts
If you have any questions about our kitchen island wine fridges, please get in touch via our email email@example.com 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.