The brand known as Kalamera is the reason we have a Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler to review in the first place. Kalamera is one of the popular brands in the consumer appliance industry. It is also well-known as a manufacturer of some of the high-end beverage cooler and wine coolers.
Its range of beverage and wine coolers is designed for the wine lover, wine enthusiast, wine collector, and bar owner. So, it doesn’t matter if you are new to the wine art or if you know all the 411s of wines, there’s almost always something by Kalamera to store your wines in.
Also, because Kalamera is committed to ensuring that its customers enjoy a great after-sales experience, it provides great customer support to its customers. This is one of Kalamera’s high points that has its customers talking.
But, let’s talk about its 30-Bottle Wine Cooler and find out if it is the wine cooler you’ve been looking for the whole time.
Who Needs the Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler?
The Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler is a suitable wine cooler for someone who wants to revamp his or her kitchen and would need a wine cooler in the remodeled space.
It is particularly ideal for someone who loves Zen-style kitchens. You know those kitchens with counter-depth appliances, right? Exactly! That’s the kind of setting that this wine cooler will also fit into.
So, what exactly are we trying to say? It’s simple. This wine cooler can be installed as a freestanding unit or as a built-in unit!
So, there’ no limit to where or how the wine cooler can be installed. Of course, to install it as a built-in unit you’ll need ample space in your cabinet to get the job done.
What’s more? The temperature range of this wine cooler is wide enough to accommodate your preferred wines. So, it doesn’t matter if you tend more towards the reds or the whites, this wine cooler is able to meet your cooling needs.
That’s not all! The Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler doesn’t just flaunt figures as a wide temperature range wine cooler, it is actually efficient. And not only that, it is able to hold temperatures well.
So, if you want to go all the way down to 40 degrees Fahrenheit you can. And you can rest assured that that won’t change till you change it yourself.
There’s even much more to learn about the Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler.
Features of the Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler
One of the perks of the Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler is that it has a wide temperature range. It boasts a range of 40 degrees to 66 degrees Fahrenheit. This is one range that we believe is able to cater to the storage needs of most wines. So, red wines or white wines can be stored in it with no hassles.
The range makes it possible for the wines to age properly and to achieve and preserve the consistency in the taste of the wines.
We may just go on and on about the temperature range. But, what is a wide range without good control? An awful cooling mess, if you ask us. But thankfully, this wine cooler also has good temperature control.
In fact, on checking with a digital thermometer, we found out that the farthest the temperature deviated from the set temperature was 1 degree Fahrenheit (that is if it deviated at all) which is fair enough.
Efficient and Noise Level
One other reason that the Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler will appeal to a wine collector, enthusiast or bar owner is its compressor cooling.
Often times, when potential customers hear about compressor units, they believe that the noise level has to be compromised for efficiency. But that’s not the case with this wine cooler.
The Kalamera 30-Botle Wine Cooler is a noiseless and efficient wine cooler. In fact, soon as you set it up and have it chilling your wines, you may need to check back to see that it is working because you won’t hear it running. Of course, because it is also a reliable unit, you will find it running.
Oh! And just in case something doesn’t go right at all for any reason, Kalamera has a team of committed customer service experts who will be willing to assist you with the issues.
Capacity and Shelving
The Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler offers storage for up to 30 standard wine bottles. In fact, depending on the size of your wine bottles, you can even increase this capacity.
How? This wine cooler features 6 removable wooden shelves; each of which is designed to hold up to 5 wine bottles in a cradle structure to prevent the bottles from sliding into one another. However, the second to last shelf and the last shelf are spaced further apart than the other shelves.
So, you can take advantage of that space to either store large wine bottles on the last shelf or stack a few more bottles.
It is important to note that what Kalamera offers as capacity doesn’t always apply; except in cases where the collection is comprised of really slim bottles.
The Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler also comes with a safety lock. This means you can start building your wine collection even with a child around you.
To keep the little hands out of the unit, all you need to do is take advantage of the safety lock in this wine cooler. Then you can rest assured that you won’t have issues of dropping temperatures in the unit with frequent opening and closing by your kids.
You can also relax in the knowledge that an adventurous kid won’t drag a bottle out, smash it on the ground in the process and get his or herself injured.
In fewer words, the Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler is child-proof.
Temperature Memory Function
One of the features that many customers find appealing in a cooling appliance is a memory function. Often times, they want to know what will happen to their unit if there’s a power issue and the unit goes off and on. A unit that reverts to a default temperature (which is usually different from the set temperature) will be a real pain in the neck.
If, for instance, the temperature it reverts to is higher than the set temperature, the increase in temperature may be dangerous to the wines and damage them. This could be a real concern on days when you spend a great deal of time away from your home, office, or wherever the unit is installed.
So, you need some assurance that if a power outage occurs, the unit will retain the temperature you set. Thankfully, this wine cooler offers this feature.
Having this wine cooler means that you can rest assured that your wines will always be stored at the right temperature.
The simple and elegant design is, perhaps, another reason why it appeals to people who want this type of wine cooler.
The Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler features a black cabinet and a stainless steel-framed glass door. What’s more? The kick plate which houses the lock also has the stainless steel look and is the primary reason that this wine cooler can be stored as a built-in unit.
The see-through glass door also offers a clear and wide view of the user’s wine collection without the need to open it.
And that’s not all!
The blue LED lights are also quite pretty and add a good dose of elegance to the collection as they cast a soft and harmless glow on the wine bottles.
The handle on the unit is another feature that emphasizes the unique yet simple design of this wine cooler.
If you plan to install this wine cooler as a built-in unit, you can rest assured that the unit will blend with the rest of your kitchen without hassles.
Pros of the Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler
i. Good temperature control makes it ideal for holding temperatures well enough.
ii. Noiseless and efficient compressor.
iii. Features child lock to keep the little ones out of the unit.
iv. Wide temperature range makes it suitable for storing either red or white wines.
v. Offers ample storage capacity that can be adjusted to accommodate larger bottles.
vi. Blue LED light makes the unit appealing and provides illumination.
vii. Has a memory function that retains temperatures after power blips.
viii. Removable wooden racks hold the wine bottles.
ix. Can be installed as a freestanding or built-in unit.
x. Double pane glass door is reversible and also well-insulated to prevent fogging.
xi. Nice and elegant design.
xii. Sturdy construction for durability.
Cons of the Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler
i. There are complaints about the wine cooler not being able to hold 30 standard-size wine bottles.
ii. A removable logo would have been better so that the logo is not upside down when the door is reversed.
Alternatives to the Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler
Smaller Wine Cooler
Danby 17-Bottle Countertop Wine Cooler
The reason we recommend the Danby 17-Bottle Wine Cooler to you is that this wine cooler is compact. It may as well be the smaller wine cooler you need. In fact, if you are new to wine collection and you haven’t gotten a hang of what it entails, then it is safe to have a wine cooler that can help you collect a few at time.
It is only wise investment, to be honest.
This wine cooler cools efficiently and quietly, has an elegant design and a nice black finish. It also blends with almost any existing décor.
Its compactness may be a good reason to consider this wine cooler especially if you don’t have so much space to accommodate a new appliance.
What’s more? It can sit on a table or on a countertop.
Think this is a more suitable wine cooler for you? Then you may need more detailed information about this wine cooler before you make a final decision on it. Our in-depth review of this product here is sure to give you that and much more.
French Door Design
EdgeStar 32-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler
If you consider the usual single-door design of wine coolers a bit boring and need something unique, then this wine cooler by EdgeStar may be what you need instead.
This wine cooler has a French door design that makes it a unique and elegant addition to any space. Its two stainless steel-framed glass doors provide a clear view of the interior of the wine cooler. So, you, your guests, or your customers can have a good view of your well-organized collection.
What’s more? The chrome-plated shelves are scalloped in such a way that each bottle sits in comfortably without rolling into the other.
You may also be pleased to know that the wine cooler is true to its claims of being able to provide storage for 32 wine bottles. And that number covers most wine bottle styles and sizes.
Would you prefer this French door style? How about more information about this product before you make a final decision? You can get all that and more in this in-depth review of the product here.
Kalamera 54-Bottle Wine Cooler
Kalamera has a 54-bottle wine cooler that we think may be suitable for you. 54 is almost twice the capacity of this featured product. And even if you are not able to fill it up with 54 bottles now, who knows, you may need the space soon. This is especially if you have intentions of expanding your collection someday.
That’s not all.
This wine cooler is noiseless and vibration-free. So, while your ears will be safe and sleeping babies won’t be disturbed, your wine sediments will also be protected.
This wine cooler also takes care of your temperature settings in the event that you lose power supply and the unit trips off. All thanks to its memory function.
Think a larger wine cooler is, in fact, what you need? Then you may need more detailed information about it which our extensive review on it offers.
|Featured Product||Smaller Option||French-Door design||Larger Option|
Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler
Danby 17-Bottle Countertop Wine Cooler
EdgeStar 32-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler
Kalamera 54-Bottle Wine Cooler
|Dimensions||14.9 inches x 33.9 inches x 22.4 inches||14 inches x 19.5 inches x 19 inches||21.7 inches x 20.7 inches x 32.2 inches||40.5 inches x 26.8 inches x 26 inches|
|Capacity||30 bottles||17 Bottles||32 Bottles||54 Bottles|
|Zoning||Single Zone||Single Zone||Dual Zone||Single Zone|
|Installation Type||Built-in or Freestanding||Freestanding||Freestanding||Built-in or Freestanding|
|Available Colors||Black/Stainless Steel||Black||Stainless Steel||Black/Stainless Steel|
|Shelves||6 Wooden Shelves||2 full-width and 1 staggered wired vinyl-coated shelves||14 Chrome-plated Shelves||5 Wooden Shelves|
What Users Are Saying about the Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler
For most users, the Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler is a good one. It does exactly what it claims it can do except in terms of capacity, as some have observed. Their major concern with the capacity was that the only way 30 wine bottles can fit into the unit is if the wine bottles are really slim. And not everyone has a collection that is comprised of only slim bottles.
The other concern was the location of the logo and the fact that it can’t be removed easily. Some users have pointed out the fact that it is not aesthetically appealing to have the logo turned upside down when the door is reversed.
However, there were more positives than negatives about this wine cooler.
For instance, the efficiency and noise level were two features that stood out for most users. The fact that they can walk into the room without hearing the unit run was a good one for some of them. Plus, the wine cooler was able to reach set temperatures in no time while it held the temperatures well.
That’s not all.
Users also made comments about the presence of a memory function which makes it easy for the unit to remain at set temperatures after power issues. It made them certain that their wines will always remain at optimum cooling temperatures.
Other noteworthy features include the child lock for safety, the nice and appealing design including the interior light, and the sturdy construction that assures the user of durability.
When it comes to the Kalamera 30-Bottle Wine Cooler, the only ‘but’ for us is the fact that the logo is not removable. It would have been great if it was so that the user can retain the aesthetics of the wine cooler when the door is reversed.
But other than that, there’s no reason to not love this wine cooler.
Here are the reasons why we will recommend this wine cooler:
First, we love that this wine cooler has a nice kick plate that makes it easy to install it as a built-in unit. And because Zen style kitchens appeal to most people more than the basic kitchen settings, we believe that this feature will make this wine cooler appropriate for the purpose. It becomes even more appropriate when we consider the overall design of the unit – color, material, and the see-through glass.
In terms of temperature control, this wine cooler delivers. With an adjustable thermostat, a memory function to retain temperature settings, a display screen to monitor the temperature, and wide temperature range, there’s no doubt about this cooler’s efficiency.
We also love the design and construction of this wine cooler. The sheer fact that it is made from durable materials like the high-quality stainless steel and the tempered and insulated glass means it is built to last.
If you agree that this luxury wine cooler is what you need in your space, then you may want to get yours soon.
Here’s a video that will give you an idea of what to expect when you eventually decide to get yours: