EdgeStar has been in the market for a decade and some more. And so far, it has grown steadily into one of the popular names in the consumer appliance industry. One of the products that EdgeStar manufactures is the EdgeStar 62-Can Beverage Cooler.
Founded under a brand called Living Direct, EdgeStar has been manufacturing different kinds of home appliances including wine coolers, beverage coolers, mini-refrigerators, and other kinds of cooling solutions.
Today, the brand now boasts two other brands called Avallon and Koldfront; both of which are leaders in their own rights.
However, whether it is EdgeStar or any of the two other brands, one thing is sure: the products manufactured are designed with the user’s needs in mind.
EdgeStar currently has a team of experts in various fields who work several hours each day to ensure that they put their A-game out there in the market.
This Texan brand believes it always has the right home solution for you and your loved ones.
In this review of its 62-Can Beverage Cooler, we will help you decide on whether it is what you actually need. At the end of the review, you will be better informed about what the cooler can do for you.
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Who Needs the EdgeStar 62-Can Beverage Cooler?
The EdgeStar 62-Can Beverage Cooler is probably one wine cooler that you’ll need if you are in the market for a space-efficient and compact beverage cooler. This is because its design and construction make it quite portable.
It would be particularly suitable for you if you are being careful not to get an appliance that will cramp up your space. So, because it is portable, you can literally place it anywhere – provided there’ll be ample clearance for ventilation there.
More so, if you are looking for a beverage cooler because you no longer have the chills for occasions where your things get missing in a shared refrigerator, say at work, then this may be your plug.
Its space-efficient structure may even allow you to hide it in a corner of your office or under a desk so that no one knows that it is even there.
Another reason that this beverage cooler may be a necessity for you is if you are looking for a cooler that can accommodate a good number of different bottles and can sizes. For instance, you can actually have the regular 12-ounce cans or the taller 16-ounce cans in the unit. You may also include the Gatorade-style bottles and the slim 40-ounce cans that are designed like the Red Bull Can.
To tie it all up in fewer words, the EdgeStar 62-Can Beverage Cooler will be suitable for you if you are in the market for a compact cooler that does its primary job of cooling your drinks and also has a simple but nice design to compliment your décor.
Features of the EdgeStar 62-Can Beverage Cooler
The EdgeStar 62-Can Beverage Cooler has a temperature range of about 38 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit which is good enough to keep bears and sodas cool and ready to be drunk.
However, it is no news that some beer lovers love their beers served really cold, like ice cold. So, if you are actually here for a cooler that can give you that, we hate to burst your bubble, but this isn’t the cooler you are looking for.
But if you are happy with this cooler’s temperature range, then you may be pleased to learn that it is quite efficient at bringing your drinks to set temperatures in no time.
It has 5 temperature settings with 1 being the warmest and 5 being the coldest. So you can choose your preferred temperature.
About the noise level, here’s one thing we will like you to know:
We can’t say this beverage cooler runs silently because it actually doesn’t. However, apart from the periodic humming sounds that you may hear when the compressor cycles and you are pretty close to it, this cooler is relatively quiet. Plus, the compressor comes on less frequently when the unit is fully loaded.
However, with this also comes the caution to not block the internal fan that is located at the back. The reason is that the cold air circulation may not be so effective if the fan is blocked. This may, in turn, cause the drinks not to cool to the temperature you may have set.
For a small and compact beverage cooler, the EdgeStar 62-Can Beverage Cooler offers a sizable storage capacity.
So, even though the unit has just one wire shelf that literally divides the cooler into two, the space created by the divided can allow bottles and cans of different sizes without hassles.
This means that if you, for instance, are looking to cool 20-ounce Gatorade or Vitamin Water bottles in the cooler you can actually have up to 32 bottles without hassles. And if it’s the regular 12-ounce cans, you can have up to 62 cans in the unit.
For other canned drinks like the taller 16-ounce cans, 40 of them can go into the unit. You may also choose to have a mix of bottles and cans of different sizes in the unit.
Compact and Space-efficient
The EdgeStar 62-Can Beverage Cooler is one portable and compact beverage cooler. It can be placed in just about any space and the list is endless.
So, if you are thinking of game night or a movie night with your friends and family soon, having this in your movie room or man cave for every occasion when this happens will eliminate having to make several trips to your main refrigerator to get a drink.
That way, neither you nor your friends will risk missing out on some good action while trying to get a drink.
Also, this cooler will be useful to you if your installation space is in a small room like your loft or basement, an apartment like a studio, or a shared space like your office. And this is because it won’t take much of your real estate to have it installed in your space.
Simple and Nice Design
The design of the EdgeStar 62-Can Beverage Cooler is a simple and attractive one. It compliments most existing appliances and will be suitable in just about any space.
Its simple design includes a black cabinet, a transparent glass door with stainless steel trim, and a recessed door handle.
The transparent door provides a good view of what is in the unit without the need to open the door while the recessed handle makes opening the door easy when necessary.
Speaking of the door in this wine cooler, users get to reverse it however the like. So, if you prefer the right or left-hand opening, you can adjust the door to the side you want it.
Pros of the EdgeStar 62-Can Beverage Cooler
- Effective cooling
- Simple and nice design makes it suitable in almost any space.
- Compact and portable such that it doesn’t take up so much installation space.
- Simple design features a recessed handle.
- The door is reversible for either left or right-hand opening.
- Noise level is manageable.
- Spacious enough to accommodate different can and bottle sizes including Gatorade bottles.
- Has an internal fan that circulates cool air for temperature consistency in the cooler.
Cons of the EdgeStar 62-Can Beverage Cooler
- The stainless steel trim on the door of this cooler shows a lot of fingerprints when people touch it.
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Alternatives to the EdgeStar 62-Can Beverage Cooler
Costway 60-Can Beverage Refrigerator
The reason that we recommend this 60-can cooler by Costway is that it comes in a different color and is similar to the featured product.
While it is slightly smaller in capacity than the EdgeStar 62-Can Beverage Cooler, it is also quite space-efficient and compact.
So, yeah, it may be only 2 cans less in capacity than the featured product but if other features of this product make it appeal more to you then you can give it a try.
The Costway 60-Can Beverage Refrigerator is designed for cooling sodas, wines, beers, and just about any beverage of choice.
What’s more? It is made from high-quality materials that make it suitable for use in outdoor spaces, as well as, indoor spaces.
This beverage cooler is also quite compact and space-efficient. So you can rest assured that it won’t take so much of your real estate.
NewAir Dual Zone Beverage Cooler
The NewAir Dual Zone Beverage Cooler is a recommended cooler for users who like to have wines, beers, and sodas all in one place.
Its dual cooling feature makes it suitable for storing beverages at two different temperatures in the same unit.
So, the top section of the unit can have our drinks cooling within the range of 36 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, while the bottom section can cool drinks within the range of 50 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit.
More so, if you are in the market for a beverage fridge that can fit into your cabinets as a built-in model while giving you that Zen look, then this is one fridge that we recommend.
A unique feature of this beverage cooler is its SplitShelf™ wine rack configuration. So, apart from the fact that the racks slide in and out easily for easy access to the drinks, the unique configuration allows users to add modular shelf for double stacking or to accommodate taller bottles. In fewer words, it helps you to maximize storage.
That’s not even all, this cooler is also specially designed to cool up to 70 cans of drinks and 20 bottles of beer or wine. So, there’s no limit on what you can have stored in it.
Option with Larger Capacity
EdgeStar 103-Can and 5-Bottle Beverage Refrigerator
This beverage refrigerator is a good recommendation for a beverage cooler with a larger capacity. If you ask us, 103 is actually quite a number.
And that’s not even all.
Not only is this beverage fridge able to cool up to 103 cans of drinks all at once, but it also has room to cool up to 5 bottles of wines.
This means you can have sodas, beers, and energy drinks that you fancy and still have wines that you love in the same unit.
We also know that having that quantity of drinks in one place will require some security of some sort. This is why we think the lock and pair of keys that come with this beverage cooler will be useful for you.
More so, the simple and nice design of this fridge also comes with an interior LED light, a recessed handle, a reversible door, and a smart stainless steel look that makes the unit blend well in almost any setting.
|Featured Product||Different Color||Built-in Model||Larger Capacity|
EdgeStar 62-Can Beverage Cooler
Costway 60-Can Beverage Refrigerator
NewAir Dual Zone Beverage Cooler
EdgeStar 103-Can and 5-Bottle Beverage Refrigerator
|Dimensions||20 inches high x 17 inches wide x 18.5 inches deep||17.5 inches long x 18 inches deep x 19.5 inches high||22.6 inches long x 23.70 inches wide x 33.6 inches high||33 inches high x 19 inches wide x 18.25 inches deep|
|Capacity||62 Cans||60 Cans/1.6 Cubic-feet||70 Cans and 20 Bottle||103 Cans/5 Bottles|
|Zoning||Single Zone||Single Zone||Dual Zone||Single Zone|
|High 30s – Mid 50s||39 – 61||Top: 36 – 50
Bottom: 50 – 66
|Low 30s – Mid 50s|
|Shelves||1 Wire Shelf||2 Metal Shelves||Top: 1 full wire shelf and half wire shelf
Bottom: 2 Wooden Shelves
|5 full-length Chrome Shelves,
1 Half-length Chrome Shelf, and
1 Full-length Scalloped Wine Rack
|Color||Black/Stainless Steel||Black||Black||Stainless Steel|
What Users Are Saying about the EdgeStar 62-Can Beverage Cooler
The EdgeStar 62-Can Beverage Cooler has seen a lot of mixed reactions from its users. So, while some are totally in love with this cooler for some reason, some others think there are a few of its features that would be better with some improvements.
For instance, some users love that the unit is space-efficient and compact and that it is still able to give them the privilege of cooling up to 62 of their favorite canned drinks.
Yet, some others are particular about its simple and nice design – the stainless steel-trimmed glass door for viewing the contents of the unit, its recessed handle, and the fact that the door is reversible.
Plus, this wine cooler meets the needs of a good number of its customers. For instance, a user mentioned how having this wine cooler hidden under his desk at the office has eliminated previous experiences of having his drinks missing in the office’s fridge.
On the other hand, some users think that this cooler doesn’t cool their drinks well enough. However, some had this experience because they either loaded the cooler in such a way that the internal fan that circulates the cool is blocked by some cans. Or because they didn’t wait for the recommended length of time before they plugged and loaded the unit.
That said, some who were of the same school of thought that the cooler didn’t cool as well as they would have loved probably placed a higher expectation on the cooler than the unit’s temperature range.
Meanwhile, some users didn’t like that they had to wipe the metal part of the door because touching it always left fingerprints. Imagine what that will look like when the user has just had a number of guests.
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We think that the EdgeStar 62-Can Beverage Cooler is fairly good. It just does what it says it can do and that may be fine for some people. But then again, there are some features that should be delivered really well.
Noise level, for instance, is one feature anyone combing the refrigerator market looks out for. With the EdgeStar 62-Can Beverage Cooler, the noise level is relatively okay but may have been better.
However, EdgeStar delivered well on space-efficiency in a way that someone who doesn’t have all the space in the world to install a big wine cooler can live out his or her desires to have a beverage cooler.
What’s more, the design makes it a ready beverage cooler for any location whether it’s a living room, loft, studio apartment, office space, man cave, gaming room, or studio.
One more downer though, all that nice design looks good till the user has to always deal with wiping visible fingerprints from the metal frame.
But all that said, this beverage cooler may be worth trying. So, if it appeals to you there’s no reason to delay. Just get yours already.