Keep your favorite beverages chilled with coolers and ice buckets from Overstock. Whether you're planning a cozy dinner for two, a cocktail party with friends, a family barbecue, or some fun at the beach, Overstock has the ideal way to keep cans and bottles cool. Wine chillers, beer tubs, and coolers from trusted brands such as Old Dutch, BREKX, Behrens, and Heim provide for every need. Top up the coolers with ice cubes made with Overstock's trays and molds, and use insulated ice buckets to store ice for cocktails and other beverages. Read on to learn more about the different options available from Overstock.
For an intimate dinner party, a bucket or cylindrical chiller that holds one bottle of wine is ideal. Simply fill the container with ice to keep your beverage cool throughout your meal. A chiller with a stand is great when table space is limited. An insulated double-wall cooler keeps your beverages cooler even longer, while handles make transporting the cooler and emptying the melted ice a cinch.
Multiple-bottle Wine Chillers
If you need to chill more than one bottle, a slightly larger bucket-shaped wine cooler can accommodate up to two bottles at a time. For dinner parties, opt for containers specifically designed for up to four bottles. Antique-style designs make elegant and functional centerpieces, while wooden wine troughs that can hold up to three bottles add a fun, rustic touch.
A cooler box with a lid is perfect for camping, picnics, and beach parties. Some boxes come with added features such as speakers that connect to most music-playing devices to help keep the party lively. A cooler with useful LED lights can light up both the contents and the surrounding area as night falls.
Cooler Carts on Wheels
A cooler cart on wheels makes it easy to move a large quantity of drinks around your patio or pool area during a barbecue. Choose one with a lid to keep the ice from melting. For extra convenience, a cooler cart with a built-in bottle opener and cap catcher helps keep the drinks flowing while also preventing garbage build-up.
While any cooler can keep Champagne ice cold, a Champagne bucket can bring a touch of class to a special occasion. A traditional Euro-French-style nickel-coated brass bucket or one with a shiny stainless-steel finish adds elegance. For a more modern touch, opt for a clear glass design.
Types of Ice Buckets
Open-top Ice Buckets
A simple bucket can be used to store ice cubes as well as keep bottles or cans cool. With buckets made using materials including glass, wood, rope and metal, it's easy to find one to match your style. For a fun touch, choose a sport-themed design.
Lidded Ice Buckets
An ice bucket with a lid helps the ice last longer, maintains hygiene, and is ideal for lazy evenings when you don't want to keep popping into the kitchen to top up supplies. Choose a bucket with matching tongs or a scoop to serve up ice hygienically and with ease, and opt for a double-wall construction for a longer cooling time. Select a bucket with a removable lid if you want it to double as a wine cooler.
For parties or group gatherings, a tub filled with ice is the perfect way to keep a generous supply of beverages cool. Choose a hammered-copper tub and keep it beside your fireplace or firepit to store firewood or magazines when summer's over. A pretty, galvanized tub can double as knitting or craft storage in cooler weather.
Types of Ice Trays and Molds
Ice Cube Trays
Stock up on ice cube trays to produce a constant supply of ice. Trays that produce extra-large cubes are ideal for filling large tubs, and the ice takes longer to melt. Flexible silicone construction ensures easy ice removal. Some trays produce attractive spheres that look great in cocktails.
Ice Cube Molds
To add an element of fun to your drinks or ice buckets, opt for shaped molds. The Star Wars Death Star mold adds appeal to drinks and can also double as a cake mold. Individual silicone orbs are great for filling with slices of fruit, berries, or mint leaves to add color and flavor to drinks.
Reusable cubes are the perfect way to keep drinks cool without watering them down with melting ice. Stainless steel cubes store conveniently in your freezer and add a sophisticated appearance to drinks, while colorful plastic cubes brighten up clear drinks and glass ice buckets. Simply wash them after use and return them to the freezer.
Coolers & Ice Bucket FAQ
What is the best way to keep drinks cool for an outside BBQ on a hot summer day?
A party tub filled with ice is ideal for keeping a collection of bottles or cans cool. Larger sized tubs can hold up to 30 bottles or 30 cans as well as ice. If there's not much shade on your patio or you're travelling to an open area such as a beach, a cooler with a lid can keep contents cold for longer.
How can I keep a good supply of ice available at my dinner party?
Fill an ice bucket with ice cubes and cover it with a lid. Keep a pair of tongs nearby to save your fingers from getting frozen and prevent the transfer of germs.
My nephew wants a beer tub for his birthday. What's this?
A beer tub is a container in the shape of a miniature tin bathtub designed to be filled with ice and bottles or cans of beer. It's a great way to keep beverages cool at outdoor events or parties when fridge space is at a premium.
How can I keep several bottles of wine chilling on my dinner table?
Choose a large ice bucket and opt for one with a stand if you're short on table surface space. Alternatively, choose a tabletop wine chiller designed to hold up to four separate bottles. These chillers sport a separate ice compartment to keep bottles cool and dry.
Does a bottle of Champagne need a special kind of cooler?
A bottle of Champagne fits neatly in any wine chiller and most ice buckets. A Champagne bucket, especially in a traditional Euro-French style, can add a touch of grandeur that elevates a special occasion.