The brand, Ivation is the manufacturer of the Ivation 8-Bottle Wine Cooler with Wooden Shelves. This brand has been in the consumer appliance market for quite a while. And in that period it has produced various household appliances that have made the simple everyday life easier and more fun for its customers.
The brand is a stickler for functionality, affordability, quality, and reliability. And you can tell that it is committed to these values by the way its products are designed and built.
Ivation’s range of products includes wine coolers, kitchenware, heaters, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners.
Ivation prides itself in its system of deliberately requesting feedback from its customers. The idea is so that it can be in the know of things that are well done and features or even appliances that require some improvement.
In this review of its 8-bottle wine cooler with shelves, we will let you in on all you need to know about the wine cooler before you make that choice.
Who Needs The Ivation 8-Bottle Wine Cooler with Wooden Shelves
The Ivation 8-Bottle Wine Cooler with Wooden Shelves is a wine cooler that is suitable for budding wine collectors or wine lovers who need good storage for a few wine bottles.
This wine cooler may also serve the avid wine lover who is passionate about his or her interest in wine collection but doesn’t have so much space for a large wine cooler.
The compact size of this wine cooler makes it an easy addition to almost any space at all. This means you can have it placed under top cabinets, on a counter or on a small table of your choice.
The stainless steel look of the wine cooler, as well as the traditional wooden shelves, also makes it aesthetically appealing in just about any space that it is installed.
What’s more? This wine cooler has a wide temperature range of 46 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit. This range is wide enough to have either red or white wines stored in the wine cooler. So, you can rest assured that the quality, flavor, and taste of your wines will be preserved.
We should also let you know that the fact that this wine cooler is a freestanding model means you can place it in any location except between cabinets.
So, if you are in the market for a very small wine cooler with a temperature range that caters to the cooling needs of red or white wines, then this may be the wine cooler you’ve been looking for the whole time.
Features Of The Ivation 8-Bottle Wine Cooler with Wooden Shelves
The Ivation 8-Bottle Wine Cooler with Wooden Shelves has a temperature range of 46 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes it a suitable wine cooler for either red wines or white wines.
Of course, as you may already know, this wine cooler is not a dual zone model but a single zone one. So, you can’t store both red and white wines in it. However, if your little collection is comprised of either of the two wine types, you can rest assured that this wine cooler will cool the wines efficiently and bring them to optimum temperatures.
The reason we are assured that this wine cooler will cool the wines properly is not just because of the temperature range but because it has good cooling efficiency.
If for any reason you become attached to this wine cooler and wish it had a dual cooling feature, because of its temperature range, you may decide to place an order for two of these wine coolers. One could be for red wines while the other will be for white wines.
The dimension of this wine cooler makes it a compact one. This further makes it a space-efficient wine cooler. This means you can literally place the wine cooler in almost any place in your space without hassles.
Well, the versatility of installation can only work out provided you consider the fact that it is a freestanding unit that requires adequate clearance for ample ventilation.
So, you can easily place it on your kitchen counter or bar, on a table, or under top cabinets. Irrespective of where you place it, you can be sure that this wine cooler won’t take up much of your real estate.
The Ivation 8-Bottle Wine Cooler with Wooden Shelves also features a see-through thermopane door. The see-through feature of the door makes it easy to view your collection inside the wine cooler without the need to open the door.
The door gives the viewer – whether you, a guest, or a customer – a sneak-peek into your taste in wines while displaying the wine bottles as they reflect the soft blue interior LED light.
The fact that this wine cooler is thermopane means that the interior of the wine cooler will be odor-free. Plus this feature helps to maintain constant humidity without hassles. The humidity control benefit will then prevent wine corks from drying out.
More so, this door is able to protect your wine collection from harmful UV rays from the sun that could potentially damage your wines.
One of the features of the Ivation 8-Bottle Wine Cooler with Wooden Shelves that makes it appealing is its attractive design. Apart from the fact that this wine cooler is well-built it also complements any space where it is place whether or not there are already existing appliances there.
First, it features a soft blue interior light that casts a soft glow on the wine bottles and makes them look beautiful. Viewing this wine cooler at night, especially when the interior light is on is even more beautiful.
Also, the stainless steel finish of the cooler, as well as its transparent glass door, also adds to its elegance.
Meanwhile, the 3 wooden shelves in the unit bring their own dose of exquisiteness to the overall look of the wine cooler.
We should also mention that this wine cooler comes with a handle that can be fixed on the unit. However, the unit is designed in such a way that makes the handle optional. So, if you don’t want it, you can do without it.
Lastly, the Ivation 8-Bottle Wine Cooler with Wooden Shelves also features user-friendly control buttons to control the temperature, turn the lights off or on and a temperature display screen that makes it easy to monitor the operating temperature in the unit.
Pros Of The Ivation 8-Bottle Wine Cooler with Wooden Shelves
i. Thermopane door provides humidity control and protects the wines from harmful UV rays.
ii. Soft blue interior lights cast a beautiful glow on the bottles to make the collection appealing.
iii. Comes in a compact size that makes it suitable as a countertop wine cooler.
iv. Runs quietly and cools efficiently.
v. Features user-friendly controls and a display screen to control and monitor temperatures respectively.
vi. Its wide temperature range makes it suitable for storing red or white wine.
vii. Comes with an optional door handle.
viii. Large wine coolers can sit in the bottom shelf.
ix. Has an attractive design and a nice finish.
Cons Of The Ivation 8-Bottle Wine Cooler with Wooden Shelves
i. A few users said it took them a while to get the wine cooler to the desired temperature.
ii. Those who wanted the handle on the door had a tough time trying to fix it in place.
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Alternatives to Ivation 8-Bottle Wine Cooler with Wooden Shelves
Option With Wire Shelves
Ivation 8-Bottle Wine Cooler (Vertical)
This wine cooler is also manufactured by Ivation.
It is compact, attractive and efficient. But the reason we recommend it to you is that it has wire shelves instead of wooden shelves.
So, if you prefer wire racks, then you may want to consider it. Thankfully, the racks are strong and durable.
Also, like the featured product, the racks in this wine cooler can be removed to accommodate a large wine bottle.
Magic Chef 12-Bottle Wine Cooler
The Magic Chef 12-Bottle Wine Cooler offers storage capacity for four more wine bottles than the featured product offers. This may even be what you need.
Also, if you currently have an 8-bottle collection, it won’t hurt to create room for four more bottles that may join the collection later.
What’s more? You may already know that the only way to maximize the storage capacity of the featured product is to have all 8 bottles in standard sizes. Fitting large ones will require you to remove a shelf or more which will reduce the capacity.
But if your collection is comprised of large wine bottles, you can take advantage of this 12-bottle wine cooler to ensure that they all fit in.
Think this may be a better option for you? Learn more about this wine cooler in our detailed review here.
More High-end Wine Cooler
Ivation 24-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler
In our opinion, more high-end should mean more bells and whistles to justify the higher cost of purchase. This is why we recommend the 24-bottle wine cooler by Ivation.
This is a dual zone wine cooler that could serve you for a long time while it stores your red and white wines. It is an efficient and reliable wine cooler to use. More so, maintenance doesn’t seem like a chore at all.
You may also like the sleek design that makes it suitable for almost any personal space of your choice. Thankfully, because it is a thermoelectric wine cooler, there are no vibrations that may disturb the contents of the wine bottle.
The unit features a soft interior light that illuminates the bottles and makes them visible in dark corners.
You may want to consider this wine cooler as an alternative to the featured product if you are particular about a 24-bottle dual zone wine cooler.
|Featured Product||Metal Shelves||Slightly Larger Capacity||More High-End Option|
Ivation 8-Bottle Wine Cooler with Wooden Shelves
Ivation 8-Bottle Wine Cooler (Vertical)
Magic Chef 12-Bottle Wine Cooler
Ivation 24-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler
|Dimensions||9.9 inches x 19.7 inches x 17.7 inches||9.9 inches x 19.7 inches x 17.7 inches||14.2 inches x 20.1 inches x 19.0 inches||16.9 inches x 20.5 inches x 29.1 inches|
|Capacity||8 Bottles||8 Bottles||12 Bottles||24 Bottles|
|Zoning||Single Zone||Single Zone||Single Zone||Dual Zone|
|Shelves||3 Oakwood Shelves||3 Chrome Shelves||3 Chrome Shelves||4 Chrome Shelves|
What Users Are Saying About The Ivation 8-Bottle Wine Cooler with Wooden Shelves
A good number of those who already use the Ivation 8-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler have had positive things to say about the wine cooler.
First, they love that this wine cooler has a wide temperature range that accommodates different wines. Users could store either white wines or red wines with ease.
More so, its elegant design as seen in its steel finish, wooden shelves, interior light, and user-friendly controls also endeared the wine cooler to a number of users. Most people were happy to know that the wine cooler could complement their space.
The UV-protected door of this wine cooler made it to the list of features that users spoke about. Knowing that not all wine coolers have UV-protected doors was the highlight for some people.
However, some users also wish that the wine reached set temperatures more quickly. It would have also been better if the shelves slid out a little further to make access to the bottles easy.
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Apart from the fact that installing the handle on the unit is no mean feat at all and that it takes a while to reach set temperatures, we are actually pleased with this wine cooler.
However, even though we love this wine cooler, we won’t be sweeping the drawbacks under the carpet. It would have been really great to know that this wine cooler reaches set temperature quickly and that the handle isn’t difficult to fix. But, that’s not the case here.
All that said, the Ivation 8-Bottle Wine Cooler with Wooden Shelves will make a nice addition to any space because of its attractive design and its compact size.
Plus, we love that the temperature range is wide enough to accommodate red wines or white wines. And while it is able to do this, we appreciate that it is an efficient wine cooler that is able to bring the wines to appropriate temperatures.
So, if you asked us to recommend an 8-bottle wine cooler to someone who is in the market for one, we can tell you for free that the Ivation 8-Bottle Wine Cooler with Wooden Shelves will be on our list of recommended wine coolers.