Outdoor beverage center is not so popular among users of other types of beverage refrigerator. The main reason for this, in our opinion wrong attitude, is its higher price than the under counter fridge and freestanding unit.
And there is another thing. People usually think they should not have special appliance for outdoor use. This is a huge mistake.
This fridge is, as its name already says, specially designed to be used in your garden-bar, patios or as a perfect addition to your BBQ with family and friends.
Unlike other types like freestanding,this appliance has more powerful engine and vent system, which is the way it makes a little bit more noise.
But you do not have to be afraid. It does not sound like an air hammer or anything like that.
The other characteristic of almost all outdoor units is that they do not have a “normal” glass door. It is simply because preventing atmospheric influences to hinder the cooling process of your beverages.
This is especially referred to the sun’s rays. The ordinary glass door, even if they are UV protected, would not be able to neutralize sun heat. Because of that, all these models have a special triple-pane glass door or does not have a transparent door at all.
Summit 24 Stainless Steel
23.6 x 23.6 x 34.1 inches
4.9 Cu. Ft.
Perlick 5.3 Cu. Ft.
23.9 x 23.9 x 34.3 inches
5.2 cu. ft. (16 wine bottles and 41 cans)
33.5" H x 14.6" W x 24.4" D
84 cans or 28 wine bottles
1. EdgeStar 84
EdgeStar 84 is another great model from this proven producer.
It has a beautiful stainless steel exterior and the top digital control panel with LCD display.
You can keep 84 cans or 28 bottle vines, thanks to removable shelves. Its layout is consisted of 2 flat shelves, wine rack and wire basket.
EdgeStar 84 has an ideal temperature range (36-64°F).
Its great advantage is the triple-pane glass door, which not only kept your beverage from the sunlight, but also gives you full control over the content.
- External dimensions: 33.5″ H x 14.6″ W x 24.4″ D
- Capacity: 84 cans or 28 vine bottles
- Temperature range: 36°- 64°F
- Digital control panel with LCD display
- Flat shelves, wine racking and wire basket
2. Summit 24
Summit 24 is a versatile and durable designed drink center from Summit, leading supplier of refrigerators and freezers, headquartered in New York.
Based on his robust construction, Summit 24 allows you to use it either indoor or outdoor. In addition, this model can be installed as freestanding or built- in.
In general, it is one of the most flexible models on the market.
It is important to note that this unit has a 304- grade stainless steel wrapped cabinet with a reversible stainless steel door. For those who wants long- term appliance for indoor or outdoor use.
- External dimensions: 23.6 H x 23.6 W x 34.1 D
- Capacity: 4.6 Cu. Ft.
- Recessed LED lighting
- Installed security lock
- Digital thermostat
- Auto defrost
3. Perlick 5.3
Produced by Perlick, family owned company from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Perlick 5.3 is, without any doupt, one of the best mini fridges on the market.
Although it is both compact refrigerator and drinks center, this model is ideal for outdoor use, with a wide range of temperature settings (32- 40°F).
You can be sure that your drinks will be always cold, even in the high temperatures.
Beautiful look and design are something that is characteristic of all Perlick models.
The capacity is also advantage of this beer center (refrigerator). You can easily place in it 16 wine bottles and around 41 cans (12 oz.)
- External dimensions: 23.9 H x 23.9 W x 34.3 D inches
- Temperature setting: 32°-40°F
- Capacity: 5.3 Cu. Ft. (16 wine bottles plus 41 can)
- Variable speed compressor
- 2 inch thick walls