400MM WIDE WINE FRIDGES
Which brands offer 40cm wide wine coolers?
We stock a range of wine fridges in the 400m/40cm wide range from many different brands including Montpellier, Dometic, Avintage, Climadiff and La Sommeliere at a range of heights, depths and bottle capacities. As far as built-in 400mm wide wine fridges go, only Dometic and Dunavox have coolers specifically designed for built-in use of that exact measurement.
How to install at 400mm wide wine cooler?
Regardless of height or depth, 400mm (40cm) wide wine coolers, designed for under-counter use are actually 39.5cm in width to allow for air circulation around the unit. During your search for a wine cooler you have probably noticed that some are labelled ‘freestanding’ and some are labelled ‘built-in’. Freestanding units should not be built in to kitchen carpentry as they need 2-3 inches of space around them to vent, without this the unit would overheat. However, if you are looking for a wine cooler to fill a 40cm gap that is not within a kitchen design, but freestanding, then a 29.5cm wine cooler will work well for that purpose.
What are the common features of a 400mm wine cooler?
Wine coolers for 400mm gaps have many of the same features you'd expect from regular freestanding wine coolers. Common features of 400mm wide wine fridges include;
- Single or Dual Temperature Zones
- Alarm systems to notify of temperature dips
- Low decibels - Ideally under 44db so the unit operates quietly in your kitchen.
- Lighting on/off LED lights
- Stylish, handle-less units that blend perfectly into your kitchen design
- UV protected doors - all units will feature UV protected doors to prevent your wine from sunlight damage
How many bottles can a typical 400mm wide wine fridge hold?
At this size, 400mm wide wine coolers run from around 16-40 wine bottle storage capacities. The number of bottles held will depend on the height and depth of the wine cooler as well as the number of temperature zones within it.
Can I use a 400mm built in wine cooler for wine storage?
In general, most wine coolers of this size are not built for longer term storage nor include carbon filters. Most 400mm wide wine fridges are designed for service although you could store your bottles here over the shorter term.
Which are the best 400mm wide wine coolers?
Our three top selling 400mm wide wine coolers are listed below.
Under counter 400mm wide wine cooler - Dometic E28FG
A freestanding or built in, dual zone wine cooler from Swedish brand, Dometic. This stylish wine cooler is front venting so can be built in to your kitchen carpentry and with space for 28 bottles with 5 sliding shelves this is a stylish, neat addition to any kitchen. Benefitting from a two year warranty, two adjustable temperature zones between 5-20°C and a carbon filter you can use this wine cooler for storage or service or both. We recommend this wine cooler to those looking for a sleek addition to their kitchen fitting a 400mm width gap.
Best Value 400mm wide wine cooler - Climadiff CS31B1
From the Climadiff Service range, this 31 bottle single zone freestanding wine cooler is a great space saver as well as being economical to run and having the ability to store larger formats including Champagne on the lower shelves. The combination of a slick design and the prestige and reliability of the Climadiff brand makes this a super choice for the wine lover with a small number of bottles to store who wants an affordable wine cooler but from a quality, reliable brand.
Dual Zone 400mm wide wine cooler - Climadiff CD41B1
One of our best selling units is the Climadiff CD41B1, this dual zone is often bought by those with a small space allotted for their wine cooler but who need the benefit of two temperature zones. From the Climadiff Service range, this 41 bottle dual zone freestanding wine cooler offers the reliability of this premium wine cooler brand plus a dual temperature zone and optimal space saving storage. This wine cooler can be used for partial service, partial storage or be totally dedicated to either. We recommend this wine fridge to those with a small number of bottles to cellar who want the reliability of a premium brand plus the flexibility of a dual zone.