|Item Weight||20.9 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||20.3 x 17.9 x 9.9 inches|
|Item model number||HVTEC08ABS|
|Installation Type||Free Standing|
|Form Factor||Stand Alone|
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Haier 8-Bottle Bottle Wine Cellar with Electronic Controls
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HVTEC08ABS Features: -Capacity: 8 Bottles. -Compact size with a small footprint. -Perfect for red or white wine. -Curved double pane insulated glass door. -Adjustable electronic thermostat control with blue LED display. -Recessed handle. Finish: -Chrome. Cooling System: -Thermoelectric. Defrost System: -Automatic Frost Free. Temperature Display Type: -LED. Interior Light: -Yes. Temperature Zone: -Single zone. Wine Bottle Capacity: -8. Door Glass Type: -Insulated/Double pane. Adjustable Shelves: -Yes. Number of Shelves: -4. Dimensions: -Adjustable height: 26” - 58”. Overall Height - Top to Bottom: -17.9". Overall Width - Side to Side: -9.9". Overall Depth - Front to Back: -20.3". Overall Product Weight: -20.9 lbs.
From the Manufacturer
This eight-bottle capacity wine cellar is ideal for keeping a smaller set of red or white wines at an optimum temperature. This elegant black model with a curved door with smoked glass with silver door trim features an electronic temperature control with LED display and a double-pane insulated glass door for further protection from the outside environment. Four full-width chrome racks store your bottles in style while a thermoelectric cooling system provides a vibration-free environment. The compact design makes this model great for countertop use.
From the manufacturer
Thermal Electric Cooling
Thermal Electric (also referred to as semiconductor) wine cellars do not use a compressor and therefore create minimal noise and vibration. Besides being extremely quiet, the lack of vibration will prevent bubbles from forming in stored wine. In addition thermal electric units offer high reliability and low maintenance while precisely maintaining the preset temperature for storing wine. Thermal electric technology uses no CFC, HCFC, or HCF-type refrigerants involved in the cooling process.
Dual Zone Temperature Control
Upper Zone from 54-degrees to 66-degrees, lower zone from 46-degrees to 66-degrees.
Dual zone temperature control allows for simultaneous storage of both red and white wines at different temperatures
Soft Interior Lightning
Lighting makes it easy to organize and view wine collection without damaging the structure of the wine.
LED Electronic Control Display
Conveniently set the optimal temperature for red or white wines with the easy to program and read LED control.
Top customer reviews
With the unit in a low humidity steady state 68 degree room and the unit temperature set at 50 degrees, interior led light off and opening the door once for 10 seconds in the test time, it hit 0.43 kilowatt-hours at the 25 hour, 40 minute mark. A little math tells me that in order to run it continuously for a year with one door opening per day, the power draw would be 146.758 kilowatt-hours. At a typical 10 cents per kilowatt hour, that would add up to a cost to operate of $14.68 per year, or about $1.22 added to your monthly electricity bill.
$1.22 per month is pretty reasonable and makes me wonder why they do not advertise this on the box or in the literature. They say only that it is a 70 watt device, which is not a continuous rating according to my test (a device that draws 70 watts continuously would cost $61.32 per year to operate!).
Otherwise, it's a cool product - no pun intended!
20-1/4" deep from back to front of curved door
18" deep with door open. Be aware the door needs an additional 1/2" or so to the right when it swings open.
Also, the instructions say to allow 2" clearance to the sides and back and 4" above the top. It's for freestanding installation, not built-in.
2 meter stiff black with a straight 3-prong plug
Separate upper and lower sections with programmable temps for White (suggested 49-55 degrees F.) and Red (suggested 62-68 degrees F.) When first plugged in both chambers default to 54 degrees. The upper zone is for Red as the possible range according to the manual is 54-66 degrees. The lower zone is for White and can be adjusted between 46-66 degrees F.
The two zones appear to be cooled by separate thermal-electric cooling systems, not compressors. Nice.
I'd compare it to a running desktop computer or a little louder. Not objectionable, but there. When it reaches temp, it should be a lot quieter.
There's an interior LED light that turns on manually from the outside. All controls are accessible from the panel on the front.
There are two removable chrome metal shelves in each chamber that each hold two bottles, for a total of six in each chamber. The chambers are isolated from each other via magnetic sealing strips, like a big refrigerator.
Regular bottles fit nicely. A 1.5 liter, 13" tall bottle will fit and allow the door to close, but you'll have to remove a shelf to get it in and then if you add a regular bottle, the two are really jammed in there. And now the bottles simply don't fit anymore. Bottom line, don't put 1.5 liter bottles in.
The instructions say that it should not be placed in a garage or other uninsulated area. Apparently thermal cooling systems are sensitive to ambient temperature.
According to the instructions, when the ambient temp is 77 degrees, the lowest temp that the unit can achieve is 50-52 degrees. If the ambient temp is 73 degrees, the lowest temp achievable is 46-48 degrees. If the ambient temp is too low, the unit stops cooling, but of course, it's at a lower temp already.
The hinge pins are on the right.
It's a compact, affordable unit that holds 12 regular bottles of wine at dual temps. it's nice looking and keeps the wine at the desired temps. Cool.
It set up and chilled down quickly in less than 2 hours. Don't believe the review that sites they have had this model for "about 3 years" - this model has only been out since June of 2013. Great buy. Works great. I highly recomend.
One correction to the Amazon description: the lower zone has the degree zone of 46 to 66 degrees holding 8 bottles; the upper zone has a degree zone of 54 to 66 degrees holding 10 bottles.