46L mini wine cooler (not fridge) - £59.99 (was £119.99) @ Currys
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46L mini wine cooler (not fridge) - £59.99 (was £119.99) @ Currys

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Found 30th Sep 2016Made hot 30th Sep 2016
I've been looking for a smart mini fridge for the office and most are over £100 before I came across this which has reasonable reviews.

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- dbrazuk

With a 5-20°C temperature range, it can be set to store white wine, rosé and red wine at the optimum temperature: generally 7 to 10°C for white wine, 10 to 18°C for red wine, 6 to 11°C for champagne, and 7 to 13°C for rosé.

So doesn't go lower than 5°C

- aing69

and at 5°C it will be running its little **** off!

- paulj48

37 Comments

Hopefully won't explode haha

Looking for one for the bedroom thanks heat added good deal

Its a wine cooler so wont be great for ice cold beer or pop, in fact it wont even be cold enough to keep milk fresh.

It's not a fridge.

Is it with compressor or peltier system? Peltier ones are toys sold by electronic shops like Maplins

sam_of_london

Is it with compressor or peltier system? Peltier ones are toys sold by … Is it with compressor or peltier system? Peltier ones are toys sold by electronic shops like Maplins


Looks like compressor.

It looks like one of the Husky beer fridges only with wire shelves.

Temperature range: 5-20°C

Not a fridge.

paulandpam1

It looks like one of the Husky beer fridges only with wire shelves.


and they're the same that they don't go cold enough for ice chilled beer or pop, maximum coldness is 5 degree's, as a general rule of thumb (and to compare to a normal refrigerator) milk should be stored bellow 5 degrees.

The only way to get a cold, drink out of these chiller machines is to put it in ice cold first lol
They are useless.

fearona

The only way to get a cold, drink out of these chiller machines is to put … The only way to get a cold, drink out of these chiller machines is to put it in ice cold first lolThey are useless.


To be fair this is described on the Curry's website as a wine chiller, its the OP who has changed this to fridge.

dsutton21

Looking for one for the bedroom thanks heat added good deal


http://www.erodov.com/forums/imagehosting/364aa65705f0db2.jpg

djbenny1



Like his choice of clothing in the wardrobe too

tek-monkey

Temperature range: 5-20°CNot a fridge.


Fridge should be 5°C?

paulj48

Its a wine cooler so wont be great for ice cold beer or pop, in fact it … Its a wine cooler so wont be great for ice cold beer or pop, in fact it wont even be cold enough to keep milk fresh.


At 5°C it will keep milk fresh. A fridge should be at 5°C anyway to prevent nutrient loss in fresh food.

any dairy website will tell you to store milk below 40°F which is less than the range on this, rendering it a bad purchase sorry

I did a lot of research last year on these mini fridges my eldest boy got one for his room, simply do not buy one unless its a HUSKY or another well known brand, but HUSKY are the cheapest are A++ energy rating and do actual store things cold.

bigpappasmurf13

Fridge should be 5°C?


Like anything that's the range specified by the manufacturer, 5c is the coldest with the unit running at its maximum, not sure how this would work long term and as already stated a normal fridge for beer/pop/milk etc. would be a few degrees colder than this anyway

It's a wine chiller, not a fridge. Heading needs changing.

Range is 5-20C...honestly what's the point?

Just buy a cooler chest and fill it with ice.

haritori

I did a lot of research last year on these mini fridges my eldest boy got … I did a lot of research last year on these mini fridges my eldest boy got one for his room, simply do not buy one unless its a HUSKY or another well known brand, but HUSKY are the cheapest are A++ energy rating and do actual store things cold.

.....................and are twice the price

veedubjai

It's a wine chiller, not a fridge. Heading needs changing.


Agreed.

TwistedNerve

any dairy website will tell you to store milk below 40°F which is less … any dairy website will tell you to store milk below 40°F which is less than the range on this, rendering it a bad purchase sorry


I don't drink milk thanks !! not cold enough for Strongbow though so no use to me.:D

This tesco.com/dir…565 looks like it should do the job for those looking for an actual fridge.

bigpappasmurf13

Fridge should be 5°C?



I was always told a fridge should be below 5, but as pointed out 5 is the absolute coldest this will go. Wonder how much that depends on the ambient temperature?

slojo

This … This http://www.tesco.com/direct/russell-hobbs-table-top-larder-fridge-rhttlf1-white/590-9565.prd?skuId=590-9565 looks like it should do the job for those looking for an actual fridge.


and for comparison this is the same make/size but just a 'cooler' for £15 cheaper tesco.com/dir…359

paulj48

and for comparison this is the same make/size but just a 'cooler' for £15 … and for comparison this is the same make/size but just a 'cooler' for £15 cheaper http://www.tesco.com/direct/russell-hobbs-table-top-cooler-rhclrf17-white/783-5359.prd?skuId=783-5359


The model in your link will be crap because it is a Peltier thermo electric cooler, basically the same as an electric coolbox.

I ended up getting one of these. More compact and also a wine cooler not fridge, but with A+ economy.
Great little unit. Good looks, and not that loud.
Sold as a Grade A - but in reality ours looked unused/new.
Grade-A-Russell-Hobbs-8-Bottle-Drinks-Cooler

paulandpam1

The model in your link will be crap because it is a Peltier thermo … The model in your link will be crap because it is a Peltier thermo electric cooler, basically the same as an electric coolbox.

Peltier's are just fine for a wine cooler, but obviously not capable enough for a true fridge. Mine sits all day at 8deg which is all you need for white wine or fizz.

Edited by: "meggie_dude" 30th Sep 2016

paulandpam1

The model in your link will be crap because it is a Peltier thermo … The model in your link will be crap because it is a Peltier thermo electric cooler, basically the same as an electric coolbox.


why would it be crap, as long as it works within the manufacturers spec as a 'Cooler' and between its advertised 5 to 18 degrees then its as described, with your description of crap or not.

paulj48

why would it be crap, as long as it works within the manufacturers spec … why would it be crap, as long as it works within the manufacturers spec as a 'Cooler' and between its advertised 5 to 18 degrees then its as described, with your description of crap or not.


Yes. Interesting definition of crap.

paulj48

why would it be crap, as long as it works within the manufacturers spec … why would it be crap, as long as it works within the manufacturers spec as a 'Cooler' and between its advertised 5 to 18 degrees then its as described, with your description of crap or not.


Have you ever used a Peltier cooler in a very warm or hot ambient temperature room ? I have and once the outside temperature goes over 23 degrees you'll realise they are crap at keeping things cool.
Anything that provides proper reliable cooling requires some form of gas or Ammonia circulating in the system and not just a small fan blowing on a heat exchanger which is how a Peltier cooler works.
The cooler in this deal will be far superior to any Peltier cooler because it has a compressor circulating the gas.


Edited by: "paulandpam1" 30th Sep 2016

How can this be named a fridge? Total cr4p
Edited by: "hatton420" 30th Sep 2016

guys not to put this down..but i saw a mini fridge in aldi today (this size)...reduced from £60 ish to £38 its not a wine cooler...might be worth going to your local to see if its available...comes with 3yr warranty
Edited by: "daalphamale" 30th Sep 2016

Original Poster

Sorry - now amended to Wine Cooler not fridge. We have a fridge which will House the milk this is purely for refreshments and looks good with the glass door so I'm happy does what we want it to do.

Banned

Could I use this to store beer that I'm brewing?

Got mine today about 9.30 its been on now for 3 hours, and my cans and water bottles are nice and cold .

Stuck it in the bedroom, as the kitchen is over the other side of the house X)

Got sodded off in the end going down the stair getting a cold drink .
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