There's a reason the Danby 120 Can Beverage Center has consistently been a top seller on Amazon and other online retailers, but don't look now: is there's a new king in town?
It's something we all struggle to find these days: the perfect combination of price and quality. When shopping for a new beverage refrigerator, you need great drink capacity, quality materials, and high dependability. While there are several high-end fridges that would meet those criteria, you want it all within your budget. Challenge accepted!
We've taken a look at the reviews and ratings of the top-selling drink coolers out there and come up with our list of Best Beverage Coolers for the Money. When putting our recommendations together, we took careful consideration of price, outer dimensions, inner capacity, power consumption, and overall user rating at Amazon. Here what we've found!
Our takeaway: The hOmeLabs 120 has some great features, such as a reversible door, powerful cooling system, and incredibly quiet. However, we didn't like that the LED light is fairly dim (and not automatic when you open the door) and that the shelves just don't feel very sturdy. It's so close to being a contender for our top spot that we hope they hone some of these features in later updates.
External size: 18.87” W (front across) x 33.25” H (top to bottom) x 17.30” D (front to back).
Internal size: 16” W x 29” H x 12” D.
Warning: Do not use this cooler to store fresh foods, such as meats, vegetables, fruits, etc. This product can only be used to chill beverages.
MODERN ELECTRIC BEVERAGE COOLER
This 3.2 cubic feet, free standing beverage refrigerator features an elegant see through, left hinge glass front door with a stainless steel frame for you to view your wine, beer or soda at a glance. Its blue LED interior light illuminates for easy, nighttime selection of your favorite chilled drink.
LARGE CAPACITY BEER & WINE CHILLER
Under counter beverage cooler with large, internal storage design is equipped with 3 adjustable and removable chrome shelves. It’s an organizer that conveniently holds up to 120 standard sized soda, water, and beer cans or up to 60 bottles of white or red wine at just the right humidity.
ADVANCED TEMPERATURE CONTROLS
Single zone beverage mini refrigerator has an easy touch temperature control that cools down to 34°F, and large digital display for quick monitoring and setting of any temperature. Its memory function automatically restores the preset temperature of the cooler in case it becomes unplugged, or in the event of a power outage.
POWERFUL COOLING SYSTEM
120V 240W heavy duty, vertical chiller features energy efficient advanced technology, and a whisper quiet compressor that works with a small convection fan to cool quickly, and keep consistent air circulation for a uniform temperature supply inside. Perfect for an office, dorm, apartment, RV, restaurant, home kitchen and more.
AUTO DEFROSTING FUNCTION
Beverage cooler is also designed with an additional temperature sensor for auto defrost mode.
Long live the king. While hOmeLabs has really come on strong, it hasn't done enough to unseat the Danby 120 Can Beverage Center from its throne. With comparable features but a lower price point, it's hard to find a reason not to love this cooler.
Our takeaway: It's cheaper...but not cheaply made. The Danby just feels sturdy
3.3 cu. ft. (120 can) capacity.
Temperature range of 6°C – 14°C (43°F – 57°F)
External size: 17.9” W (front across) x 33.7” H (top to bottom) x 19.8” D (front to back).
Integrated lock with key
Reversible door hinge for left or right hand opening
TEMPERED GLASS DOOR WITH MAGNETIC GASKET
Tinted for UV protection while still allowing for easy interior viewing. Tight fitting seals retain all the cooling power
DOOR-ACTIVATED INTERIOR LIGHT
Illuminates the compartment when the door is opened.
Whether it's the gloss black finish, stainless steel trim, or the 3.5 black-wire interior shelves...the Danby 120 adds an extra touch of class.
HIGH-TECH MECHANICAL THERMOSTAT
Thermostat can be programmed from anywhere between 6°C and 14°C (43°F and 57°F) and also features an auto-defrost function.
DANBY - A NAME YOU CAN TRUST
Danby believes that thoughtful design is always in season and is the leading refrigeration and specialty appliance company in North America.
The dark horse. Don't look now, but is there a new challenger on the horizon? While it may be a little early to say whether the new kid on the block has staying power, the NewAir Beverage Cooler has recently positioned itself as the #2 seller on Amazon...right between the Danby and hOmeLabs models featured above. We'll take a closer look at the NewAir fridge soon, but it surprised us with its first impressions. Not only does it hold slightly more (around 126 cans) but it also cools to a chilling 34 degrees...lower than the competitors. We think you should take a serious look at the NewAir...and you may even see it topping this list in the near future.