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Vinotemp VT-12TEDS-2Z Dual Zone Thermoelectric Wine Cooler, 12-Bottle

by Vinotemp See the Amazon Page for this brand
1.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

Price: $298.87 & FREE Shipping. Details
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Product Features

  • Two separate temperature zones for red and white wines
  • Thermoelectric technology prevents wine vibration and is energy efficient
  • Black cabinet with stainless steel door and dual-paned glass windows
  • Approximate Bottle Capacity: 12
  • 4-Wood shelves

Product Information

Technical Details
Brand NameVinotemp
Model InfoVT-12TEDS-2Z
Item Weight36 pounds
Product Dimensions13.5 x 21.6 x 21 inches
Item model numberVT-12TEDS-2Z
Part Number VT-12TEDS-2Z
ColorBlack
Material Type Metal
  
Additional Information
ASINB001PMXKAO
Best Sellers Rank #5,597 in Appliances (See top 100)
Shipping Weight36.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2003
  
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Product Description

The Vinotemp VT-12TEDS-2Z wine cooler is a dual-zone thermoelectric wine cooler with a capacity of approximately 12 bottles. Accurately control the temperature of your wine with two separate zones that can be individually set for optimal red and white wine temps. The thermoelectric cooling system of this unit, which involves very few moving parts, helps protect your wine from unnecessary vibration. Thermoelectric cooling is not only good for your valuable wine collection and energy efficiency but also for the environment, because this type of cooling does not use ozone-depleting chemicals like CFCs. This attractive wine cellar includes dual-paned glass windows, which have better insulation properties, better UV protection, and also are easier to clean. Featuring a black cabinet, stainless steel door trim and handle, and sturdy wood shelf racking for individual bottle storage, this compact wine cooler is perfect for your smaller storage needs.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Piece of junk May 13, 2010
By TMC
I purchased my unit 8 months ago. The upper zone stopped working. Customer service said I needed a part for $35 but it is back ordered and would be shipped in 45 days.

Now the entire unit has stopped working. They tell me the main circuit board has failed and they will ship to me with the other part.

The unit is a piece of junk and the customer service department is not helpful. Avoid this product/unit and company.

UPDATE:

I received the replacement part. Their installation instructions said you need a voltometer and a saldering iron. Puleeze. I took the entire unit and their replacement parts and put them in the dumpster.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Totally unreliable. June 9, 2010
We had this unit less than a year before the control board failed. The best Vinotemp will do is sell us a new control board for $35. Of course you'll be replacing their notoriously unreliable control board with yet another notoriously unreliable control board, so who knows how long it will be before you're fridge stops working again. I'm just going to try to sell this piece of junk for what I can get and move on to another manufacturer.
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22 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars They removed my bad review, here's another. December 12, 2009
They removed all the bad reviews for this unit, including one I already wrote last summer.

So much for Amazon's integrity. This is the worst piece of junk we have ever received. Given as a gift in May, 2009, the unit's cooling board failed after approx 6 weeks. The customer service failed continually. The shelves were warped and did not fit. The replacement unit arrived in September. No instructions, then instructions that were written in Chinese English. It would take a professional electrician to install but they want me to do that. I might try, and get shocked and at least make some money in the lawsuit.

They may make good expensive units, but Vinotemp ought to be ashamed of selling junk like this.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Run Away October 20, 2009
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I purchased this product in the fall of 2008 and gave it a good rating then. Unit worked fine for 1 year. Then the zones started to have difficulty maintaining temperatures. If preset temp was 60 it would often run 10 degrees lower. Not good for my reds.

Then after 2 years it stopped working completely. Not sure about other Vinotemp products, but I cannot recommend this model to anyone.

Customer service says I have to replace both circuit boards! After 2 year? That costs $90 and you have to install and solder yourself - that's crazy. Going to Wine Enthusiast and order a more reliable unit.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
The unit looks great but unfortunately it is a huge disappointment since it failed in less than three months. The worst part of this is that the customer service is horrible so it appears that my unit will never be repaired. I have been told that the replacement board will be in within a week or two for over three months and I still don't have the part. I should have done more research on this company before buying this wine cooler since this seems to be the norm for this unit along with the company's poor customer service. I would stay away from anything that this company sells based on my own experience with this wine cooler as well as reviewer's similar experiences.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Quit whining (no pun intended) August 16, 2012
By Dave
To all of you who are having trouble with this wine cooler. I have successfully repaired one of these units by replacing a single 1000 micro farad capacitor ($1.25) on both boards. Anyone with soldering skills can replace the bad capacitors in minutes. Take a look at the top left corner of the control board (under the back panel). You will see a black and blue cylinder shaped component. If the top is bulging out (should be flat), you have a bad capacitor. I suspect that's the problem with most of the reviewers wine coolers. It's an easy fix if you know what you're doing.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Total Junk July 9, 2010
This unit is total junk. Cheap plastic inside, which warps so the wooden shelves don't fit properly, and are constantly falling out when bottles are put on them. Unit worked for about 6 months, then quit. Their customer service is none-existent. Do not waste your money on this totally sub-standard product - or anything else this company makes.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
DON'T BUY VINOTEMP WINE REFRIGERATORS.

I bought a Vinotemp from Beveragefactory.com and the LED went out within the first 90 days. They did replace the unit. Within 30 days, the LED on the second unit went out as well as the cooling element. I contacted Vinotemp and they indicated that only the 1st unit had a 90 day warranty. So, basically, they could replace my unit with a faulty unit without any recourse on my part.

I contacted beveragefactory.com and they said it was a manufacturer's issue. So, I have a broken wine refrigerator sitting in my garage. These are sold all over the country at Targets and they don't stand behind their product, obviously. BUYER BEWARE!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Not always the manufactures fault
I recently purchased a Vinotemp VT-12TEDS-2Z from Craigslist. The lower zone did not work. I removed the back and found the lower fan was not moving and was full of dust and... Read more
Published 3 months ago by John Glasgow
5.0 out of 5 stars Really great wine fridge - shockingly good for the price!
We've had three different wine fridges in our kitchen in the past 7 years…one was cheap (lasted a year) one was expensive (lasted 3 years) and one died almost right away. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jlrvs69
4.0 out of 5 stars Works well
I purchased this because my wife wanted a wine fridge and she found this. Price was good and with Prime shipping I couldn’t say no. Read more
Published 9 months ago by N. Maggio
1.0 out of 5 stars Junk - All The Reviews Are Correct
After less than 1.5 years the control panel went blank and the top zone quit working. I read the reviews and didn't believe it could be that bad so I bought it anyway... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Ryan G
1.0 out of 5 stars May Last One Year, Possibly, Perhaps......
Hey, the ratings are correct. I bought two of the 12 and 1 of the 21-bottle units. The 12-bottle units each barely made it to the 1-year point, before shorting out. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Back-up Guy
1.0 out of 5 stars Save your money
I purchased this unit because it looks very nice. Brushed aluminum and a blue digital readout.
9 months after I receive the unit the lower zone went out. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Rick from Wisconsin
1.0 out of 5 stars Land Fill Hero
This appliance has got to be made just to be a cash cow for vinotemp. Just big enough so that you can't send it back without spending a ton and just cheap enough that you will say... Read more
Published 19 months ago by D. Mason
4.0 out of 5 stars Mainboard repair.
To everyone who has a problem with the mainboards, the component that fails on these boards is a 16 volt 1000uF capacitor on the output. Read more
Published 20 months ago by MWR-Tech
2.0 out of 5 stars Cools okay, but can break and room inside is cramped.
I've had this a year and 4 months, and just now it's top half has stopped cooling, though the bottom half still works. Read more
Published on March 4, 2012 by Gregory Lee
1.0 out of 5 stars Can there be a unit worse than this??? probably not!!!
Received as a gift. As with everyone else The top section stopped working after 11 months. The unit shows the temp at 71 degrees when actually the temp sensor is NG and the bottles... Read more
Published on December 20, 2011 by pmglynn
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