The Loft 18-Bottle Dual Zone Thermoelectric Wine Refrigerator features silent operation, extra cooling power and the most advanced technology with dual zones for servicing both red and white wines. The Loft thermoelectric wine refrigerators are engineered to maintain temperatures as much as 30F below the ambient temperature in the colder lower zone, and 23F below the ambient temperature in the warmer upper zone. The upper zone can be set from 54-66F, ideal for red wines, and includes 3 metal shelves plus the bottom of the zone for storage of 8 bottles. The lower zone can be set from 46-66F to maintain the ideal serving temperature for red or white wines. and includes 4 metal shelves plus the bottom of the cooler for storage of 10 bottles. Other important features include advanced electronic control and digital display, tempered, tinted glass, versatile metal shelves, and interior LED lighting.
The Loft 18-bottle wine refrigerator has 2 chips, one for each zone, to provide the necessary cooling power to achieve a 30-degree drop below the ambient temperature inside the wine cooler. The lower half of the door is solid, not glass, because the cold zone requires extra insulation in order to get to cold white wine temps.
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A Note About Bottle Sizes and Storage Capacity
When we reference bottle capacity for our wine cellars, we are referring to the maximum quantity of "standard" Bordeaux-size bottles that will fit into that cellar. In reality, as you can see from the chart above, there is no true standard size bottle these days as bottles come in varying styles, sizes and shapes. Some are extremely tall and thin (like a Riesling bottle), others are shorter yet wide at the shoulders (like the Pinot Noir or Turley bottle) and others are tall, wide and broad at the shoulders (like your large California red bottle). If you have any of these non "standard" Bordeaux size bottles in your collection, your capacity can be lower than what we state the unit can hold.
Here is our rule of thumb: If up to half of your collection consists of non-standard Bordeaux-size bottles, your maximum capacity may be reduced by 20-25%. If your collection consists mostly of these larger sized bottles, your maximum capacity may be reduced by as much as 40%. The one thing we do know is that all collections are different, and that's the great thing about collecting wine!