Wine Cellar Reviews

Kalamera KRC-157DZB-TGD 157 Bottle Built-in or Freestanding Wine Refrigerator Review

KalameraMarch 31, 2017

The Kalamera KRC-157DZB-TGD is a versatile 157 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator that can be used as a Built-in or Freestanding unit. It is ideal to store your growing collection of fine wines, and also to keep your wine perfectly chilled to the right temperature for peak flavor results. Upper Zone Temperaturs Range from 40°F to 50°F (4-10°C) and it can hold approximately 70 standard size bottles. Lower Zone temperatures range from 50°F to 66°F (10-18°C) and also hols approximately 70 standard size bottles and also has an oversized bottom shelf to accomodate larger bottles.

  • Elegant Design: Stainless Steel Triple-Layered Tempered Glass Door, Soft Blue LED Lighting, and Removable Beech Wood Racks add sophistication to any room.
  • Low Vibration/Low Noise: Latest in Compressor Technology provides you with Low Vibration and Low Noise Levels that keep your wine sediment from shifting, so taste quality stays at peak levels.
  • Extra-Large Capacity: Holds up to 157 Bottles of your favorite wine, so you can create your own home Wine Cellar.
  • Versatile Installation: Refrigerator can be Built-In or Freestanding in kitchen, dining, or entertainment area of your home.
  • Dual Zone Thermostat: Upper zone ranges from 40-50°F (4-10°C), and lower zone is 50-66°F (10-18°C), so you can perfectly chill all wines.
  • Reversible Door
  • Low Vibration
  • Security Lock
  • Elegant Design
  • Versatile Installation
  • Extra Large Capacity (157 Bottles)

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Specifications
BrandKalameraModelKRC-157DZB-TGD
Max. Bottles157ColorBlack
Material TypeMetalDoor MaterialStainless Steel Door Frame With Triple-Layered Tempered Glass
# Shelves15Shelf MaterialBeech Wooden Shelves
Cooling TypeCompressorTemperature RangeMin: 40° F (4° C)
Max: 66° F (18° C)
DefrostFrost FreeLightingLED
Wattage90 WEnergy Use0.51 KWh
Warranty1 Year Parts and Labor
Item Dimensions
Height69.60 in.Width23.40 in.
Length26.80 in.Weight221.80 lbs
Package Dimensions
Height30.00 in.Width30.00 in.
Length70.00 in.Weight250.00 lbs

Kalamera KRC-157DZB-TGD 157 Bottle Built-in or Freestanding Wine Refrigerator Review

The Kalamera KRC-157DZB-TGD is aesthetically pleasing. The stainless-steel front door is coupled with tripled layered glass to ensure that the wine collection is well-displayed. Soft blue LED lighting adds a touch of glamor to the look of the wine cooler. The beech wood shelves add a touch of sophistication to the look. This is a design which should easily be able to fit into most modern homes.

The Kalamera KRC-157DZB-TGD operates at 0.51 kw/h. There is no energy star rating for this cooler, which is standard in the cooler industry. Users of the Kalamera can expect the temperature to remain at a stable temperature providing the door is kept shut. The built-in hexagonal lock ensures that the wine cooler does not open unintentionally. As long as the interior fan and the exterior fan are not blocked in any way, then the unit should always operate at peak efficiency. 

This Kalamera Wine Refregirator offers a compressor unit. This compressor unit is designed to ensure that the noise levels of the wine cooler are kept to the minimum. Guests sitting next to the wine cooler should barely be able to notice the sound. This is a wine cooler that most people should be able to ‘live with’ in the same room without any issues.

The interior of this unit has been designed to handle up to 157 small bottles of wine. The wine rests on beech shelves. Each shelf is able to hold up to eight bottles of wine, with the bottom shelf of the wine cooler holding up to six. The interior has been divided into two zones. The top zone, temperature controlled between 40-50F is for your red wine. The bottom zone, controlled between 50-66F is for your white wine. Once you have the unit set up, the interior fans should keep the temperature inside constant. 

In the center of the unit there is a temperature control panel. The user can easily adjust the temperature of both zones from this panel. It takes just a couple of clicks. The glass door is triple-layered tempered to ensure the maximum amount of protection for your wine. Soft blue LED lighting is placed in multiple locations to provide a touch of illumination for the wine collection without ruining the taste with heat exposure. There is a locking nut at the base of the unit which allows you to keep the wine cooler secure when not in use.

Considering what you get for your money, the Kalamera KRC-157DZB-TGD comes in at an affordable price. At just shy of $1,200 (at the time of writing), this is probably one of the more affordable wine coolers on the market. At least when it comes to this number of features and the overall build quality. If you want a quality wine cooler but do not have the big bucks to spend, then this may be the best route to go down.