We bought this wine cooler when we returned stateside after living overseas for a couple years. We collected many bottles from the various countries we traveled to and wanted a place to store them until ready for consumption. This particular cooler is nice in size because we do not have a lot of space in our home and this cooler does not take up too much space. This has digital controls to make is easy and foolproof to achieve the temperature you want. It is also frost free and has a see through door so you do not waste energy leaving the door open for necessary amount of time trying to find which wine you have in mind. It also has an interior light to aid in viewing the labels. Another nice feature of this chiller is that is has an alarm that will chime if the door is not closed completely. I have little fingers in my house always touching everything so the stainless steel finish is nice to have and easy to clean.
Showed up with two corners damaged. How bad are insides if steel corners are bent!
The chiller failed right out of the box. I was warned to let it stand upright for an hour before plugging it in. I let it stand three hours to let the lubrication in the refrigerant lines a chance to resettle. It only refrigerated to temperatures in the 45° to 48° range (independently verified by our thermometer) and only when I selected an operating temperature much lower than those indicated. When I selected 55°, the unit never ran. The LED light came on and off with the switch for a little while and then that failed. The only time they would come on was when I opened the door. The lock on the unit seemed like a great idea until the lock would spontaneously go into "lock down" mode when I was trying to figure out if there was any hope the the unit. Also, I could find no indication that the on/off switch did anything. To Sears credit, they allowed me to return the unit for a full refund. The unit had great potential considering the price, but it just wasn't to be. Someone told me the real culprit is the shipping company that allows these chillers to be on their backs too long in transport. The thought was that for every hour on its back means an hour standing upright before operating. Who can tell just how long the thing has been on it's back. Don't risk ruining your wine. Buy something else if you want something to supplement your wine cellar. Like everyone of these small chillers, the wine racks are tough to load. This unit works best with the standard Bordeaux bottle (only). Anything longer or larger in diameter will cause the owner a lot of hardship.
Nice cellar wine, good capacity
Only thing the compressor make a big Noise like a* boom* sound once each hour around.. So I consider it is noisy. I will call the service to check if that sound is normal
Picked mine up from local store. Fridge was nicely packed. Fridge is good looking and cools very well. Wine racks don't fit odd shaped bottles very well but overall it is a great fridge. Hopefully it lasts
The shipment arrived fine, although the box was damaged in the corners. Setting it up was easy, and it powered on just fine. We were a bit dismayed, however, to learn that in order to get 45 bottles of wine in the cooler, half the bottles need to go in the opposite way, thus making it difficult to read what wines you have stored. The temperature gauge reads about 7 degrees cold - or when it says 57, it is really 64. It will work fine, but we were expecting a system which would have been easier to store wine.