Packaging was intact, upper pivot bracket seemed too loose, so I bent it down to where it looked like it should be. Product was double packed for shipping with foam pads. Nice storage options, racks are a little cheap, but for this price point, you can't beat it. Light has an auto timer, doesn't stay on constantly. Seems quite, and holding temp at 48 easily.
I love this wine fridge! I researched wine coolers for quite sometime before making a purchase and I am quite happy with my decision. I have never owner owned one before but am quite happy after having it in my home for 2 months after all the reviews I read. The unit is beautiful, it keeps the temp well (I set reds to 55 and whites to 46), and is silent. Many reviews for other units stated that often the digital display would should what you set the fridge to, not what the actual temp is. This unit shows the real time temperature. It only ever varies by 1 degree after opening the door, and soon cools back to the set temp. It is absolutely silent. My power bill has not altered at all. I do keep the unit freestanding in the corner of my kitchen, so it has lots of air to circulate. I went back and forth on whether to get this unit or a compressor-type so it could be built into my cabinets at a later date. I'm glad I went with this one. Also, many units state they can hold more wine bottles by having you store some facing you and some inverted with the label away from you so you can get 3 on one shelf and they can claim a higher bottle storage. This unit is set up so all the labels face you. It's a small perk, but I like being able to see what wine I'm choosing easily. It fits two bottles on each pull-out wood shelf on each side. The quality of the steel and wood is what I expected for the price. I defintely recommend this product.
So here goes... The shipping was fast!! However, when I opened the package, the stainless steel frame had a small dent in it. It was fairly easy to set up, all that required install was the handle, which is a little confusing. You can't tell at first if you need to remove the seal or just move it out of the way?! The racks slid in fine, however *NOTE* this is made for the thinner bottles only! If you use thicker bottles of plan on storing champagne or anything larger than the standard thin bottle of wine, it will not fit between the racks and you will be forced to remove a whole shelf. The container area at the bottle is great but small also. For the price, its not very roomy.
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.
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