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Review: The Cooper Cooler Rapid Beverage Chiller - cool your beverages in 60 seconds!

Need a cold bottle of beer, pronto? Try The Cooper Cooler Rapid Beverage Chiller 

WHAT IT IS
The Cooper Cooler Rapid Beverage Chiller promises to cools your drinks from room temperature to 6 deg C and below, in as little as a minute. It fits two cans, a 330ml bottle, or a 750ml regular-shaped wine bottle at one time. However, it won’t fit larger or wider bottles like those of champagne.

HOW IT WORKS
Place up to two cups of cold water and two trays of ice into the reservoir to start the chilling process. Slot in your drinks, then choose a mode – Bottle, Can or Wine – and press the Start/Stop button.

The machine sprays the drink with icy water while rotating the bottle. Timings are preset – one minute for a canned drink, three and a half minutes for a 330ml bottle, and six minutes
for a bottle of wine – and the chiller stops automatically when the time is up, although you can also halt the process manually at any time.

There’s an Extra button to chill the drink to 1 deg C instead, at twice the duration of each preset timing.The No-spin option, designed for delicate wines, adds from one to four minutes to the chilling time, depending on the mode.

WHAT I LIKED
It did indeed chill drinks – both soft drinks and wine – in the time given. Even with the spinning option, my fizzy drinks didn’t “explode” when I opened the cans. There is also an option to warm milk bottles – just replace the ice water with warm water.

WHAT COULD BE BETTER
You need a lot of ice to operate the chiller – the Add Ice indicator kept lighting up halfway through the chilling time even though I’d flooded the reservoir with ice cubes. Also, there is no temperature indicator, so I just had to trust the machine’s settings.

Cooper Cooler Rapid Beverage Chiller, $175, from Tott

This article was originally published in Simply Her November 2015. 

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