Methodology presents the most energy efficient beverage coolers on the European market. All listed products use natural climate-friendly refrigerants.


The beverage coolers listed:

Technical criteria

All models on meet the following criteria:

Energy consumption

Data sources

Data according to the above standards is provided by manufacturers.

Calculation of the draft energy index (EEI)

EEI = (AEC/SAEC)*100 = (TEC * 365 / ((M + N * Y) * 365 * C)) * 100
Category Value for M Value for N Value for Y Value for C
Beverage coolers 1.0 0.013 V 1
TEC = energy consumption over 24h
V = net volume in litres

Order of presentation

Products are ranked according to draft energy index. The order of presentation can be changed by clicking on the rows' headings. Compare models by checking them and clicking on compare.


Brand, Model, Other models

Brand with link to website. All other models (different sizes etc.) that are named meet the Topten technical criteria as well.

Electricity costs

Costs for electricity during product's life time. Assumptions:

Net volume, Gross volume

Net / gross volume in liters.

Storage temperatures

Storage temperature range in °C.

Temperature class

Temperatures measured inside the cabinet during the energy consumption test.

According to the EN 16902 standard for beverage coolers:
K1 0°C to +7°C, ø <= +3.5°C
K2 -1°C to +6°C, ø <= +2.5°C
K3 -3.5°C to +1°C, ø <= -1°C
K4 +1°C to +9°C, ø <= +5°C
S other
According to EN ISO 23953:
M1 -1°C to +5°C
M2 -1°C to +7°C


Annual energy consumption in kWh/year. Accepted measuring protocols see above.



Ambient temperature

Suitable ambient temperature range in °C as recommended by the manufacturer.


Width x depth x height in cm.

Countries available

This item displays the availability of models in European countries according to producers’ information. "EU" means that the model is available in all or most European countries. If the model is available in a number of countries only they are indicated by country codes according to ISO. "On demand" means that producers could not indicate the availability and that consumers have to ask in their countries on their own.



Standards and labels

Energy label and ecodesign requirements: Other public product lists with standard data:



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