Commercial Beverage Coolers

What is a commercial beverage cooler? Well, this is an appliance used to preserve drinks at chilled temperatures to ensure that they remain fresh for longer. It is actually the larger cousin of conventional beverage coolers used in households. Despite the fact that they use similar cooling mechanism, commercial coolers are somehow more advanced to cater for large groups of people. They find great application in offices, restaurants, bars and shops. There are many different types of beverages that can be stored in commercial coolers ranging from soft drinks, beers to wines.

There are many brands in the world of commercial beverage coolers. The most surprising thing is that each one of them claims to be the best in the business. But being the best calls for great customer trust, excellent service and superior quality in manufactured products. These three major aspects are what define two of the world’s leading manufacturers of beverage coolers - EdgeStar and KingsBottle. These brands have set a mark for others to follow and their range of products have greatly revolutionized the way we store our drinks today. Lets first take a look at these two global manufacturers before making a comparison between their flagship models that have become a favorite for millions of people across the world.

KingsBottle

KingsBottle is a popular brand that is well known throughout Europe, Asia and Australia. The brand is dedicated to producing superior wine and beverage coolers that provide the convenience of sleek style and solid durability. Exceptional reliability, quality and value is what sets this brand at the top.

KIngsbottle 140

Kingsbottle 169

Kingsbottle 260

Kingsbottle 140 cans

140 cans

Kingsbottle 169 cans

169 cans

Kingsbottle 260 cans

260 cans

  • Under the counter
  • Double glass doors
  • 34-46 Fahrenheit
  • Under the counter
  • Double glass doors
  • 34-46 Fahrenheit
  • Under the counter
  • Double glass doors
  • 34-46 Fahrenheit

21(H) x 23(W) x 32(D)

21(H) x 35(W) x 34(D)

21(H) x 52(W) x 34(D)

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Model: KBU-55C-SS

Model: KBU-56C-SS

Model: KBU-328C-SS

EdgeStar

EdgeStar’s popularity spreads across the whole of Europe. Portability, style and functionality is what the brand tries to achieve in its range of products. These qualities are what makes it the brand of choice for those that are constantly on the go. The brand provides unmatched customer service to ensure that the products perform as advertised.

Edgestar 8.6

EdgeStar 11.2

EdgeStar 14

EdgeStar 8.6

70 cans

EdgeStar 11.2

80-90 cans

125 cans

  • Freestanding
  • Double glass doors
  • Temperature alarm
  • 36-43 Fahrenheit
  • Freestanding
  • Double glass doors
  • Temperature alarm
  • 36-43 Fahrenheit
  • Freestanding
  • Double glass doors
  • Temperature alarm
  • 36-43 Fahrenheit

49(H) x 21(W) x 24(D)

58(H) x 23(W) x 24(D)

69(H) x 23(W) x 24(D)

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Model: VBR240

Model: VBR440

Model: VBR640

The purpose of this article is to draw a comparison between the major models of these two brands. These include KingsBottle cooler that comes in three different versions and EdgeStar cooler that also comes in three different versions. KingsBottle is categorized by the number of doors. There is 1, 2 and 3-door coolers to select from. EdgeStar coolers on the other hand are categorized by the storage capacity. They come in three different versions: 8.6, 11.2 and 14. The numbers represent the storage capacity of the coolers in cubic feet. The comparison we make will be based on design, size/capacity, temperature controls, installation type, safety and price

Design

All models make use of stainless steel as the main construction material. This makes them stylish and elegant enough to improve the decor of any setting. Added elegance is provided by the illuminated polished stainless steel interior that makes these coolers radiate with beauty. The soft Blue LED light provides a timeless design that showcase your collection of drinks. All models are equipped with tempered glass doors meant for excellent display and added protection. They have adjustable shelves made of chrome to make the coolers even more attractive.

Temperature controls

The cooling mechanism of these models is achieved by a compressor that provides the convenience of a quiet, vibration-free operation. Air is circulated within the coolers by a state-of-the-art fan. KingsBottle boasts of a high-end digital display temperature controller that has become popular in the industry. EdgeStar coolers on the other hand are equipped with an intuitive control panel integrated with a digital display. These user-friendly controls make it much easier to adjust the temperature to a desired level. KingsBottle beverage coolers boast of a wider temperature range that range from 34 to 46 degrees Fahrenheit. EdgeStar coolers have a temperature range of 36 to 43 degrees Fahrenheit and provide two display options - Celsius and Fahrenheit.

Size/capacity

Every version of KingsBottle coolers and EdgeStar coolers come in their own size. KingsBottle has three different capacities of 4.34 cubic feet, 7.41 cubic feet and 11.12 cubic feet. They hold 140 cans, 169 cans and 260 cans respectively. EdgeStar models are available in 8.6 cubic feet, 11.2 cubic feet and 14 cubic feet. Both brands provide the convenience of a compact design. However, EdgeStar coolers have a smaller footprint and greater height compared to KingsBottle coolers. This means that the EdgeStar type of coolers are more ideal for those that have limited floor space but with lots of vertical clearance. KingsBottle on the other hand are designed for spaces that have less vertical clearance but more floor space.

Installation type

The installation type of KingsBottle and EdgeStar coolers are quite different. KingsBottle beverage coolers are specially designed for under-the-counter installation. This is due to their smaller height that makes them fit under the counter top. They actually fit in spaces that would have gone to waste. EdgeStar coolers are designed for built-in installation. They can fit between the narrow space between cabinets owing to their ultra-slim design. From their installation type, it is clear that all these beverage coolers were designed for one purpose - to save space without compromising the setting of the surrounding space.

Safety

Safety is a major consideration in beverage coolers and these two brands have gone to greater lengths to make their models of coolers much safer for use. KingsBottle and EdgeStar coolers come with double glass doors to provide maximum protection and security. And to eliminate unauthorized entry, these coolers incorporate a security lock that makes them a safer option especially in areas that have lots of children around. EdgeStar units have an added safety measure - a temperature alarm. The alarm provides an alert in case the door of the cooler is left open.

Price

EdgeStar beverage coolers are less expensive compared to KingsBottle coolers. This is due to the added features that KingsBottle units provide and the greater range of temperature they have to offer. However, the quality of these models are don’t differ by much. This makes EdgeStar an ideal purchase for those that don’t want to spend more. However, those that have enough money to spend can opt for KingsBottle beverage coolers.

Conclusion

EdgeStar and KingsBottle version of commercial beverage coolers have set the bar high for other models on the market. From the above comparison made, it is clear that they are all designed for easy customization and maximum safety with a great style to match. Their space saving design is quite unmatched and the elegance of their construction will certainly adorn any space in which they are set in. These coolers have a far-reaching impact, not only within their place of manufacture but the world at large. It is up to you to decide which model will suit you best.