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EdgeStar 12-Bottle Slim-Fit Wine Cooler Review (TWR121SS)

by coolerman on September 21, 2010


  • reversible stainless steel trimmed thermopane glass door
  • Energy Efficient
  • soft white LED lighting
  • Adjustable thermostat for storing different wine varietals
  • Quiet and vibration-free thermoelectric cooling
  • Mechanical temperature controls
  • Approximate temperature range: High 40sºF – mid 60sºF
  • Auto defrost
  • White interior LED lighting displays your wine collection
  • Internal fan to evenly circulate air within the wine cooler – ensuring even temperature distribution
  • Includes 5 removable slide-out scalloped chrome racks with 2 bottle side by side storage


  • Quiet and attractive
  • removable shelves
  • good value


  • shelves are close together, so labels can be torn when moving bottles in and out
  • not deep enough for extra tall bottles
  • no digital controls, only coldness dial – cannot precisely control temperature

Sampling of owner comments about the TWR121SS 12 bottle wine cooler:

  • stopped working completely 6 months later
  • not as cool as I would like
  • real quiet
  • adjustable shelves allow for 1.5 bottles to fit in, two 1.5 bottles take the place of 4 smaller onesI checked the termperature with an accurate thermometer and it is very stable.
  • Great bang for the buck!
  • It is extremely quiet and the unit looks good
  • would be a 5 if it had dual zones for red and white wine and a digital control
  • shelves are too close together, so the bottle labels rub the shelf above and tears
  • It's only chilling the wine to 60 degrees when I set the temp control all the way to ‘Coldest'

Our review:

Although there was one report of a cooler that died prematurely, that was the only durability complaint that we came across.  Owners typically liked its appearance, and appreciated its quiet operation. There were a few complaints about the lack of features such as dual zones, digital temperature controls, and even temperature accuracy, but those features are typically found in higher-priced, compressor-based wine coolers. Overall, the TWR121SS is a very nice 12 bottle wine cooler for the price.

Bottom line recommendation:

The Edgestar TWR121SS is WAS RECOMMENDED. However, that model has been discontinued. Edgestar has a newer, 12-bottle wine cooler that is equally slim, so will fit into the same little niche you had in mind. Check out the EdgeStar CWR182SZ 12 Inch Wide 18 Bottle Built-In Wine Cooler.

Check out our other recommendations for 12-bottle wine cooler/chillers, and our wine cooler buyer's guide.


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