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Innovative Products: A Wine Cooler in a Drawer

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Innovative Products: A Wine Cooler in a Drawer

A new kind of wine cooler hits the market, perfect for compact spaces

February 17, 2023
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This article first appeared in the January/February 2023 issue of Pro Remodeler.

Swedish manufacturer Dometic is hoping to reinvent the understanding of what a wine cooler can be with its new DrawBar. Wine coolers may evoke imagery of freestanding or built-in stainless steel refrigerators with typical shelves and glass fronts. Though they get the job done, whether the appliance does it beautifully can be debated.

Dometic’s new DrawBar is designed to remove the bulk and the standard look of wine coolers and instead offer a compact, sleek, and hidden drawer wine cooler. The company calls it an industry first, and with recent data from the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) pointing toward wine storage as a top feature in kitchen islands, DrawBar’s flexibility makes the island feature that much more accessible. 

Nearly 40% of designers surveyed by the NKBA listed wine storage as a growing and key feature for kitchen islands, only trailing behind products such as charging areas and multiple sinks.


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“Wherever there is a drawer, there can now be a DrawBar. It fills a white space for compact wine cooling and brings endless installation possibilities to the residential sector,” said Dometic CEO Juan Vargues.

The appliance brings the same functionality as a full-size wine cooler, but in a smaller footprint fit for five wine bottles. DrawBar features a control panel with five preset temperatures for either red, white, or sparkling wines. The appliance also features a humidity tray that works to maintain optimal humidity inside, as well as a soft internal light.

DrawBar can be installed below or adjacent to 24-inch wide standard cabinetry with options of glass, stainless steel, or custom paneling face.


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