Ivation 24-Bottle Wine Cooler Refrigerator – Review (Ivation IVFWCC241LB)

by coolerman on September 29, 2020


  • Holds up to 24 Bottles
  • Freestanding
  • Energy Efficient
  • Single zone
  • Compressor-type ( NOT thermoelectric)
  • Efficient compressor cooling system and superior insulation maintain the stable environment needed to protect the most delicate wines
  • Vibration-free operation will not disturb sediment.
  • Automatic Defrost
  • Rearrangeable shelves to accommodate varying bottle sizes.
  • UV-Resistant Thermopane Glass
  • Reinforced Airtight Seal
  • Uniform Air Circulation
  • The perfect wine chiller with adjustable temperature range of 41º – 64ºF
  • Selectable Fahrenheit or Celsius temperature settings
  • Soft Interior Lighting
  • Security Lock
  • 16.93″ W x 17.72″ D x 29.13″ H


  • Very high quality and reliability
  • Adjustable shelves
  • Attractive design
  • Quiet operation


  • A little louder than thermoelectric models (but, thermoelectrics don't cool as well)

Sampling of owner comments about the Ivation 24 bottle wine cooler:

  • “I researched so many wine refrigerators and this checked off almost all the boxes. Thought a dual zone would be better but when you look at the recommended temps for reds and whites, this one worked.”
    Editor's note: Actually although red and white wines are served at different temperatures, they can be safely stored at the same, optimal temperature. So, dual zones are not really necessary, and many would say are undesirable, due to the loss of flexibility.
  • “its quiet and cooled down to temperature quickly”
  • “it looks more expensive that it is”
  • “back light adds nice look”

Our review:

The Ivation 24-Bottle Wine Cooler seems to be very well received by people who have purchased it – earning 4.7 stars! We rarely see reviews that are all 3+ stars, and mostly 5 stars, with zero 1- and 2-stars. This high quality is reflected in the other wine coolers produced by Ivation – all of which score a 4.2 stars or better.

While many of the lower-priced wine coolers on the market have high failure rates (as high as 25% of reviewers complained about early failure of certain coolers), Ivation coolers, in general, are consistently reliable.

An added bonus is the built in security lock. Although this may not have been on the list of features you thought you needed, it comes in handy to keep children, babysitters, or even guests from helping themselves to your private wine collection. We've unfortunately had the experience of having guests that know little about wine, help themselves to some of our favorite (and expensive!) wines.

Unlike many of the smaller, less expensive wine chillers, which are typically thermoelectric, this cooler has a compressor. Because of this, it is not nearly as limited as to where it can be kept, since it can reach cooler temperatures than the 20-25 degrees (F) below room temperature that thermoelectrics can reach. This cooler can be stored anywhere a regular refrigerator or freezer can be stored.

Although a 24-bottle wine cooler may be plenty for the casual wine drinker, it will fill up surprisingly fast if you drink wine regularly. A recommendation we hear over and over, even from owners of 30-bottle coolers, is that they wish they had more room. So, if you purchase wine more often than once a month, you may want to look into an even larger capacity wine cooler – if your budget can handle it. For a 24-bottle wine cellar, though, the Ivation 24-bottle Wine Cooler (Ivation IVFWCC241LB) would be an outstanding choice.

Bottom line recommendation:

The Ivation 24 Bottle Cooler Refrigerator (Ivation IVFWCC241LB) is RECOMMENDED.

See the Ivation24  on Amazon!

Check out our other recommendations for 30-bottle wine cooler/chillers, and our wine cooler buyer's guide.

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