Does this beverage/wine fridge exist?
I can't seem to find what I want. I am looking for a tall (5 or 6 ft, appx 24" square footprint) fridge, not built in, to IDEALLY hold wine and other beverages.
In a perfect world, it would be dual zone with a wine storage zone and a regular beverage zone. The problem that's even bigger than differing temperatures is the different shelf types that different beverages should have. Wine should lay down, other beverages should not.
The three possible candidates I've found are:
Summit Wine Cooler. It's dual zone, but has all wooden wine shelves. I confirmed with Summit that they are removable so the spacing could be improved, but they'd still be wooden-slat type shelves. I might be able to line them with something for other drinks.
Summit commercial beverage fridge. (There are a few similar models).
Avanti commercial beverage fridge
The problems I'm trying to solve are:
We currently have an issue with too many beverages in our fridge AND we're going to a slightly smaller one in our upcoming reno. Much of this is stuff for entertaining appx. once a month, and I want it out of my kitchen. There's an office with a door to the kitchen, and I want something just through that door.
We don't keep a lot of wine on hand, but we do keep some. We've never had anywhere to keep it at 'the right' temp, but it'd be nice with this addition to have that ability. Over the years we bounce around to more reds and then more whites and back again.
Beer...don't get me started. We've got a decent selection of craft beers and many different storage solutions at various temperatures throughout the house and garage. But nothing in the 'go help yourself to a beverage' or 'you brought X? go put it in there' arena that's easily accessible.
Soft drinks, there's an ebb and flow with them too. I don't drink them, but DH does off and on, and again with the entertaining aspect, they need to be accessible 'sometimes'.
Anyone have the perfect solution for me?
I do think the wine unit probably wouldn't be the best solution, since (as I typed this) I realized that's the least of our problems. And there's a small beverage fridge with adjustable temp that could be switched to a wine fridge if we solve this larger issue.
I suppose we COULD just go with a 'regular' single fridge. I suppose it doesn't REALLY need to have a glass door (though it'd be nice).
Also, I have a concern with the commercial units re: energy usage. I can't seem to find info (at least not at first glance) on them.