Able to be used as either a freestanding or an under-counter wine fridge, IKEA’s Numrerad wine cooler is incredibly versatile, made from stainless steel, and has a 52-bottle capacity. That’s greater than the capacity of any of the eight models reviewed by Consumer Reports. However, with that extra capacity comes a higher cost, as IKEA’s model is priced higher than the others by more than $100 in every case. Further, despite IKEA calling the Numrerad a top seller, it has limited reviews. At the same time, it is praised by customers for looking great and working well, so this wine fridge may be a hidden gem. However, keep in mind that an IKEA customer complained that you have to firmly push the door closed to have it latch fully.
Most testing sites suggest purchasing a wine cooler from Wine Enthusiast, while Consumer Reports says that Kalamera is a good brand. Granted, wine coolers aren’t as common as other kitchen appliances, so we didn’t expect to find a wide variety of popular options. Further, the Samsung 51-Bottle Capacity Wine Cooler is known as the best dual zone overall and comes closest to IKEA’s capacity. At the same time, this Samsung model is much more expensive than IKEA’s model, so if you want that kind of high capacity without the steep cost, IKEA’s model may be the best option after all.