Beverage Center

Beverage centers are specially built refrigerators for wines and beverages which keep them cool and refreshing for instant serving and are elegant, convenient and have a large capacity for beverages to be stored. There operational principles are similar to home refrigerators, i.e. beverage centers remove heat from the inside through the process of evaporation. With the flexibility to choose between installation and free-standing, beverages centers can be kept anywhere or everywhere in the house including kitchen, living room, even the basement and in fact anywhere convenient for the consumer. An average beverage center can hold up to 150 cans and has the option of variable temperature setting to keep the wines at the right temperature.

Beverage centers have a compact design and thus take up limited room space making more area available for other furniture. They are available in wide range of size and can easily fit into any given space. Beverage centers are highly efficient when it comes to electricity consumption; they use very little electricity compared to standard refrigerators. Some have the option of double temperature control to help get the desired temperature; this is very important feature considering the difference in optimum temperature for white and red wines. The use of beverage centers, apart from the advantages mentioned above, greatly reduces the stress of storing on the regular refrigerator and provides easy access to cold wines and beverages when needed. There are several types of beverage centers available in the market namely,

1. Dual-zone beverage center: These are free standing beverage center which are specifically designed for wine connoisseur by allowing the users to have complete control over the temperature settings.
2. Thermoelectric beverage center: These are suitable for users who have space constraints. Thermoelectric technology produces high level of energy efficiency and cut down the energy costs because of they consume less power than compressor ran ones and are much quieter.
3. Freestanding beverage centers: Freestanding refrigerators take up a lot more space than built-in ones but save the hassle of installation. It can be moved to any place of the house where an electric outlet is present.
4. Built-in beverage centers: It is a stylish appliance and comes in various eye-catching designs.

Beverage centers have a variety of capacity arrangement from storing beer cans to bottled wine and in particular models, a beer keg. Before buying a beverage center, it is therefore necessary to assess the needs and determine the required capacity. The following is a list of important tips for buying beverage centers:

The right storage capacity:
It is important to determine the desired storage capacity and check whether it falls within or beyond the budget. Also the placement of the beverage center is an important issue to consider as a beverage center with a capacity to store 36 bottles would occupy more space and cost more than a 12 bottle one.

Color of the beverage center and also the other style features should be looked at before going to the stores. A pink color beverage center may look good inside the store because of the interiors of the shop but it will look as great on an oak kitchen.

Usability features
A prospective buyer should closely examine and compare the usability features of a beverage center such as temperature and humidity control, energy efficiency, noise level and stability among all other features to decide which one suits his or her needs best.

Shopping around
The best approach is not to rush it and take time to shop around for a couple of weeks before deciding which one to buy. This way, a buyer will have enough time to be fully aware of all the sales and price discount policies. Finally, when the choice has been narrowed down to two or three, consumer ratings and reviews can help decide which one to buy.

This Beverage Center Review is Written/Updated on Apr 19th, 2010 and filed under Home Appliances. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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