Product Review: SPT BC-92US 92 Can Commercial Grade Beverage Cooler
Price Range: $450 -- $500
Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for a narrow and compact, built-in 15″ wide beverage cooler for cooling up to 92 cans.
The SPT BC-92US has a sharp looking, professional outward appearance which we’d expect from what is billed as a commercial grade cooler. It has a regular black cabinet so it will look good whether it’s built-in under a counter or used as a free-standing unit. It’s stainless steel trimmed glass door is dual paned for optimum cooling efficiency and is fitted with a sleek long handle. The door is reversible to accommodate different door opening preferences.
Despite the compact, narrow build of this unit it has a decent storage capacity of 3.16 cubic feet, providing enough space to hold up to 92 regular 12 oz cans.
It comes with four adjustable black wire shelves. There are six shelve grooves inside the interior so there is plenty of versatility to adjust the shelving set-up to accommodate different sizes of cans and bottles.
As it’s a compressor style cooler, it keeps a steady consistent low temperature and does so relatively quietly. We have no complaints about the noise level.
Soft white lighting is included so you can softly light up the interior for easy viewing of your beverages. One drawback is, the light isn’t door activated, so it’s only controllable via the interior switch.
The interior control panel has a simple layout, equipped with four buttons. It features an LED temperature display for convenient monitoring of the interior temperature. You can set the temperature to be shown in Celsius or Fahrenheit, depending on your personal preference. The temperature control gives you a range between 35°F -- 65°F, which can be increased or decreased in 1 degree increments.
Other functions include a Light/Lock combo button which can turn the light On/Off or lock/unlock the control panel. To help conserve energy and ensure optimal cooling, the light turns off automatically after ten minutes.
In the event of a power failure, the unit automatically reverts to it’s original settings. This is a handy feature, particularly if you’re away from home a lot.
Manual: SPT BC-92US manual
Guarantee: 1-year warranty.
This is a solidly-built cooler from Sunpentown that comes with all the usual features we’d expect from a beverage refrigerator at this end of the market. It’s flexible enough to be used as a wine or bear chiller, which we like.
While it fares well overall for it’s performance, some consumers have had problems with their unit maintaining a consistent temperature after a short period of ownership. However, these complaints are in the minority, so it would seem they got a defective unit.
One of the biggest selling points of the SPT BC-92US Beverage Cooler is it’s compact, narrow size, so if you’re looking to replace that trash compactor and get your beverages chilled, here’s your chance.