Whynter WC-211DZ 21-Bottle Dual Temperature Zone Wine Cooler, Stainless Steel Trimmed Glass Door with Black Cabinet – Review

This Whynter Dual Temperature Zone Wine Cooler stores 21 bottles of wine; 6 bottles in the top zone and 15 bottles in the bottom zone. With vibration-free thermoelectric cooling your wine is kept at the appropriate temperature and humidity level without damage from vibrations. Thermoelectric  cooling systems have no moving parts and are CFC-free, which means that you get silent, long-lasting, and environmentally safe refrigeration for your collection.

The sophisticated design of this bottle wine cooler adds to any decor. Features include a sleek stainless steel door trim with an ergonomic towel bar handle glass door, and a removable luxurious stainless steel racks in the unit, allowing you to store and display your wine collection with pride.

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Features of the Whynter WC-211DZ 21 Bottle Dual Temperature Zone Wine Cooler

  • 21 bottle capacity; 6 bottles in the upper zone and 15 bottles in the lower zone
  • Dual zones for storing reds and whites
  • Vibration-free thermoelectric cooling, to not disrupt the wine aging
  • Adjustable thermostat for each zone – Upper zone (44F – 66F), Lower zone (50F – 66F)
  • Enhanced LCD temperature displays for both zones
  • Solid state components for long life – the only moving parts are fans to circulate air for even temperature distribution
  • Stainless steel trimmed glass door with sleek black cabinet
  • Professional quality towel bar handle
  • Soft interior LED lighting with on/off switch
  • Six removable premium stainless steel trimmed scalloped chrome shelves
  • Dimensions:  32.5 by 20.8 by 13.4 inches.
  • ETL certified
  • 1 year limited warranty

Review – Whynter WC-211DZ 21 Bottle Dual Temperature Zone Wine Cooler

We found a good number of owner reviews on the Whynter WC-211DZ 21-Bottle Dual Temperature Zone Wine Cooler. It seems that it has quite a number of happy users. Though a few complained about the lack of ease of slide ability of the shelves, that didn’t seem to be a major issue for most owners.  We have no hesitation in recommending this dual zone wine cooler.

Frequent comments were “Looks great”, “very pleased”, “great unit for the price”, “absolutely stunning”, “for the price it’s just unbelievable”, “well pleased”, “works very well”,  “looks great and works great”, and “happy with my purchase”. Most owners rated this wine cooler as a 4/5 or a 5/5.

Owners like the size, calling it a perfect fit into any nook or cranny, and the perfect size for keeping a few bottles chilled for drinking.  Another owner said that he had purchased the Whynter Dual Temperature Zone Wine Cooler because it was sized right to fit in a space just below his kitchen counter top.


The dual zones are definitely an advantage. One owner said “dual feature for red and white is great” , while another said that the wine cooler was working well at keeping both zones at his desired temperatures, and yet another said that the temperatures were “spot on”.


Owners seemed particularly pleased with the look of this wine cooler, with one describing it as “Silver, slim, and nice visual addition to any kitchen or bar area”. Another owner went further, to say “I was not quite expecting something that looked as sharp as what I received. Love the stainless steel racks and handle, extremely sophisticated appearance”.

Bottle Size Compatibility

Some owners complained about difficulty storing larger wine bottles, which seems to be a standard complaint for many of the wine coolers in this size and price range. One owner said that the metal trays don’t slide in or out easily and another said that the slide out shelves “feel kind of cheap”, however a third owner said that the “trays are pretty sturdy, but a non-standard wine bottle might not fit well due to narrow clearance.”  Another owner, however, pointed out that “The shelves are designed for the standard 750ml bottle but are completely removable so I can mix and match to store whatever size bottles I need to.”

Life Span

No owners commented on this.

Other Issues

One other complaint that cropped up a few times was that the 4th foot didn’t come attached, is sized differently, and the manual/instructions don’t tell you where it goes. One buyer initially thought that one foot was missing.  Another was able to find out from customer service that the answer is “it screws into the bottom of the door hinge, not the base of the unit” but it took 24 hours for customer service to get back to him with that response. The company is planning on revising their instructions.

One person complained that the unit he received required bolting on a handle but the top hole for the bold hadn’t been drilled. A small oversight but a very big problem for the owner as he had already thrown out the packaging and was therefore unable to return the unit for exchange.  Something to keep in mind.

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Overall, buyer satisfaction and positive feedback concerning the Whynter WE-211DZ 21 Bottle Dual Temperature Zone Wine Cooler far outweighs the negative comments.  Given that and that this bottle wine cooler is thermoelectric (better for the environment and for the wine), has dual temperature zones, and is well priced for its’ size and features, we have no hesitation in recommending this wine cooler highly.

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1 Comment at "Whynter WC-211DZ 21-Bottle Dual Temperature Zone Wine Cooler, Stainless Steel Trimmed Glass Door with Black Cabinet – Review"

Sean March 5th, 2011 (#)

Excellent site, congratulations!!! I found this very useful tips to store wine and they did work for me.

Greetings from Ireland.