Haier wine coolers may not be quite as well-known as some other international brands, but it is the number 1 global major appliance brand in terms of brand share. Aside from the overall #1 ranking, it is also number one in four separate product categories, freezers, refrigeration appliances, home laundry, and wine cellars. For wine cellars (and for home laundry and refrigeration appliances as well), it has been awarded the top spot for the fifth consecutive year.
Haier started in Qingdao China back in 1984, but now it has regional offices in places such as Paris and New York. It also has a new headquarters in New Jersey, to go with a Haier America factory in Camden, South Carolina.
Zang Ruimin, CEO of Haier, was profiled in the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” issue of Forbes magazine. In it, they said: His radical management innovations have transformed Haier from a small, failing state-owned refrigerator maker into the world’s largest appliance brand.
So if you are buying a small wine refrigerator for your home, you really should consider buying a Haier wine fridge. Here are some of their more popular offerings:
Haier 6 Bottle Wine Cooler
This 6 bottle wine cooler, measuring at a nifty 10 x 20.6 x 14.2, this model is an excellent example of Haier quality. Consistently found under $100, its value for the money spent is simply amazing. It also comes with a standard 1-year warranty for parts and labor.
It looks great and modern, perfect for red or white wines, and offers thermoelectric cooling. That means it’s vibration-free and super-quiet. It also shuts off the cooling when the ambient temperature reaches the selected temperature. It has an electronic touchscreen control system and an LED display. The light is ample enough to let you see what’s inside. It comes with a curved double pane insulated amber- tinted door and there’s also a door lock.
You just need to make sure that you use it on your countertop and that you have at least a couple of inches free at the back and all around. If you don’t leave enough space at the back, for example, you may not be able to reach the lowest temperature settings. One guy left only an inch of space at the back and was only able to set the temp at 54 degrees. Moving the unit just ¾ of an inch from the wall allowed him to reach a temperature of 47 degrees.
Haier 8 Bottle Wine Cooler
The 8 bottle wine cooler is another winner for Haier.
If you’ve done your research you will see that it receives amazing reviews from many e-commerce sites and industry websites. So what accounts for this massive critical acclaim? Again, the looks get top marks, as it really looks great in any kitchen and the size (10 x 20.6 x 17.7) is just right for many homes. It’s long enough to hold most wine bottles even with the vacuum sealer rubber stopper. It’s very quiet, and like the 6-bottle model it offers easy to use electronic touchscreen controls. It has an indoor light as well. It also doesn’t drip condensation on the counter. It has a door lock too.
One customer was an engineer, and he calculated the power requirements for the wine cooler for the entire year. At 10¢ per kilowatt hour, the entire energy cost for the year was $14.68 or just $1.22 a month.
Again, like most Haier wine coolers you’ll want to place this in a space with good ventilation and you should put it in a room that’s not too warm.
Haier 12 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler
The reviews for this 12 bottle wine cooler are very positive, with 50 five-star reviews as opposed to just 6 one-star reviews. The negative reviews though are all due to shipping damages and thankfully have nothing to do with the fridge itself.
It has the features offered in the smaller Haier wine cooler models except for one crucial difference: it offers dual zone storage. This means that you can store both white and red wine at different temperatures. The upper compartments can chill wine down to 52 degrees while the lower compartments can reach 45 degrees.
This is a great looking and slim wine cooler that can fit almost anywhere. If you are looking for a wine fridge in the 12 to 15 bottle range, this one is tough to beat. Especially when you consider that you are getting a dual zone fridge for right around $150. It is an excellent choice if you love both red and white wines. Performance is also outstanding with this unit as well.
There really isn’t much to complain about with this machine. It is compact, quiet, holds 12 bottles of wine and most of all is inexpensive. This is my favorite machine of the bunch in this list.
Haier 18 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler
This 18 bottle wine cooler is another nice cooler in the Haier product landscape. It looks great and based on the reviews it works really well. The 18-bottle capacity offers you a lot of choices for your wine, and when there’s a dinner party you’re pretty much covered. It’s quiet, and the digital controls are easy to use. Like the 12 bottle model above, it is also dual zone.
Conclusion – Which Haier Wine Cooler Fridge is for You?
Which one you choose really depends on your needs. I love the 12 bottle dual zone model so I can store both red and white together and have them ready for when company comes over. In any situation, if you’re in need of a small wine cooler (6 to 12 bottles) you can’t go wrong with a Haier wine cooler.
You should also note that all these wine coolers aren’t just for storing and cooling wine. You can use them forall kinds of stuff. One guy, for instance, uses his Haier 6 bottle wine cooler as the perfect little cave for his cheese—it could hold up to 20 pounds. Another guy used his Haier 8-bottle model to store his colognes as well as his wine bottles. To each their own I guess. 🙂