Many people who are thinking about buying a wine cooler for home use often ask which is better to buy; a single or dual zone wine cooler. Simply put, neither cooler is better than the other; everything just depends on your specific needs and preferences for your wine.
Single coolers comprises with a one temperature control which controls the whole cooler. In order to cool every bottle of wine inside the cooler, you need to set the temperature of the cooler to 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Usually dual zone wine coolers have two temperature controls; each side of the cooler is controlled by one of the two temperature controllers. With this feature, you can have two separate temperature zones for your wine, for example, chilling one side to 50 degrees while the other chills to 40 degrees.
Why Would You Want To Cool Your Wines To Different Temperatures? Dual coolers allow both red wines and white wines to be kept at their appropriate temperatures. The low temperature for red wines, which is from 50 to 64 degrees F, is the high temperature for white wines, which ranges from 41 to 50 degrees F. For people who wish to keep both red and white wine on hand, having a dual temperature wine cooler makes the best sense.
There is really no logical reason to buy a double zone wine cooler if you only drink red wine or only drink white wine. Dual zone coolers are more expensive and are really only needed if you plan on storing wines are two different temperatures, so don’t bother buying one if you don’t need it.
Both the single and dual zone coolers allows you to set the temperature needed, both cool the wine and keeps the temperature constant, and both come in various size and styles to meet your needs and match your decor. So one is designed for both red and white wine and one is designed for a single type of wine.
Just like any appliance, you will want to research and select the best single or dual zone wine cooler you can afford, as some makes and models will be better than others. There are variations in brands, and before purchasing it is advisable that you read reviews and research to find the most reliable options. Being informed will lead to better choices and more satisfaction with the product. A common misconception about wine coolers is that the one with the most controls is the best, however this is not always the case; you should determine which makes and models will give you the most bang for your buck and then look at the number of options in order to determine which one would be the best fit for you.