Product Review: Whynter BR-091WS Beverage Refrigerator
Price Range: $200 – $250
Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for a stylishly modern, compact, free-standing beverage refrigerator for quietly cooling up to 90 cans.
The styling of the Whynter BR-091WS is bold and contemporary, to match any modern room décor. The cabinet has a smart white finish, while the glass door has a brushed stainless steel trim with a recessed handle.
The door is reversible so the door swing can be either right or left. Sadly, due to it’s design, reversing the door to open up right-to-left means it has to be fully rotated rather than simply moving the hinge, which results in the door lock being unusable and the handle being in a much lower position. This isn’t ideal, but it won’t be a problem if you’re happy with the standard left-to-right door configuration or don’t need to use the lock.
The BR-091WS is fitted with a cylinder lock at the bottom of the door, so you can keep your beverage door locked. It comes supplied with two keys.
The interior of this beverage center has a reasonable 2.5 cubic feet of space, which provides enough room to hold 90 regular sized 12 oz cans. The top shelf holds up to 15 cans. The second and third shelf plus the bottom section can hold up to 25 cans each.
It comes with three removable wire shelves which can slide-out to accommodate different beverage storage requirements. There are a total of four grooves to slide shelves into.
Interior LED lighting is provided so you can clearly see all your beverages through the glass door. The light is manually controllable via an On/Off switch located next to the light on the ceiling of the interior. Unfortunately, the light doesn’t turn on automatically upon opening the door, so it’s limited to being controlled manually by the switch only.
There’s also an internal fan fitted in the ceiling of the cabinet to ensure an even temperature through every area of the interior.
When it comes to temperature control, there is a small mechanical control dial inside the cabinet just in front of the light. The temperature range has a good degree of adjustment from 1 to 7, which is a range of 30ºF to 60ºF.
Manual: Whynter BR-091WS manual
Guarantee: 1-year limited warranty.
The Whynter BR-091WS Beverage Refrigerator is a fine quality compact fridge that is within reach of those on a budget. It’s built well, exudes elegance in it’s style and has a good set of functions.
Our only concern is the lack of a proper reversible door. So we recommend you ensure what your preferred door configuration is before purchasing this model.