After unpacking the cooler was missing one leg which was bad enough. Then hinge cover fell off revealing wires to control panel were broken or cut. Never had such bad service from overstock. Hard to repack for return shipping so a complete pain.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Poor
Very budget low quality type item. The metal seams and edges were very rough and caught fabric very easily. Not the safest item to have near kids. It cools to about 60 degrees, which I don't think is very cool. The shelves and lighting are tacky. Typical made-in china type item.
We needed a serviceable wine cabinet. It is quiet which many at the price point are not. I wish the shelves had a finish at the front edge..it would look nicer but the temperature has been consistent. All we had to do when it arrived was put the front handle on, let it sit for a day and then plug it in.
Really bad design and make. Looks like it was put together in someone's backyard, which may actually be the case. Wines in this cooler will not cool to a drinkable temp. It may be ok for storage but don't look to drink anything directly from this. it will not cool below 59-60 degrees. also accordingly to customer service at the manufacturer, your room temperature dictates how cold this can get. so what's the point of getting this?!?!?
This is a great product - however - Packaging is terrible. We had to reorder this product twice and our final refrigerator is still dented and somewhat damaged. It took us over a month to finally get our wine in refrigerated storage. The product weighs about 50 lbs and comes packaged with very little styrofoam (approximately 1/4 inch thick). Overstock did reimburse some of the cost and provided a nice discount for future purchases. Having to return this item and now look at a damaged item certainly takes away from our initial excitement about adding this unit to our kitchen.
Good Product, good price! Shipped quickley and product was as described!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? As described
The wine cooler was easy to put together. All you needed was to screw in the handles and plug in and it was ready to go. Delivery from Overstock was quick as always. The compressor seems a bit loud similar to a refrigerator compressor sound but its not a concern as yet. Also, I found the racks to be a little tight for certain bottles of wine but the racks are easily adjustable...thank goodness for that. Champagne bottles can fit if you adjust the racks but I rather save the space for the wine. Overall, I'm satisfied with my first wine cooler. I can't wait to start collecting.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The unit was exact to what was shown online.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality of the product is sleek and well built.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The product meet the exact description online.
I actually purchased this cooler, the NewAir AW-281E, for cigars. In the climate where I live, temperature is a much bigger concern (and much harder to manage) than humidity in preventing the dreaded tobacco beetle from hatching and devouring your smokes from within. To that end, this thing works like a charm! It got down to 66°F in about 10 minutes in an indoor environment that I can barely get below 80°F between May and October. (Even if I had an air conditioner capable of it, I couldn't afford the bill.) And thanks to its use of thermoelectric technology as opposed to old-school coils-and-compression, it does this at a maximum operating load of approximately 100 watts. Most surprising is that the interior, within about 12 hours, also reached (and has since held) a steady level of 67-69% relative humidity, as is, with no modifications (i.e. no substitution of humidified Spanish cedar shelving or drawers for the steel bottle-racks.) All it took to do that was three crystal humidification jars, 1 large and 2 small. In half a day it was completely ready for use. (Here, though, your mileage may vary remember that I'm describing how it performs in the quasi-rainforest environment of New Orleans. You may need a little more patience and a few more humidification devices in, say, Las Vegas.) Please note, however, that had I been purchasing a cooler for storing / aging red wine, I would have gone with a compressor-driven model. Again, that's dictated by the environment in which I live. At an ambient temperature near or above 80°F, the thermoelectric method begins to reach the limit of its ability to provide the necessary 55°F interior temperature for optimum long-term wine storage. But it has no problem at all attaining the desired 65-70°F range for storing and aging cigars under the same ambient conditions. The sleek black / stainless / glass styling on the exterior doesn't hurt, either. It's simple and utilitarian in appearance, which is all I ever want from an appliance aesthetically.
It's a decent wine cooler. It's quiet and the temperature is consistent. My biggest issue is that the shelving is not a high quality metal or wood. I believe it's some form of hard plastic. It's tough to pull the shelves in and out. The exterior looks wise, looks really nice.
I'm a first time wine cooler owner and I really have enjoyed this product! The picture is a pretty good indicator of how the cooler looks. It is pretty light weight (I have been able to move it myself when its empty and I'm about 120 lbs). The light can be switched on and off depending on your preference. The temperature is perfect for red wines, but not cold enough for whites in my opinion. The racks are easily adjustable, but if you have many different bottle sizes, the wines may be a hard fit when the cooler is full. It is very quiet and extremely easy to assemble once delivered. The only thing that needs to be attached is the handle and your ready to go! It looks great with the rest of the furniture in our house. I would definitely recommend this to a friend!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exactly as in the picture.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good quality and light weight.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? pretty accurate.
Wonderful, I love it just what we ordered! So Perfect Thank you!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. wonderful
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? perfect
A perfect purchase for my collection. I will use it often
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Unbelievable
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? spot on
Product seems to be a good deal. Our last Wine Cooler stopped working after 2 years. This looks to be a good product.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? similar
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. seems to be very sturdy
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate