|Item Weight||17.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||20.3 x 14.1 x 9.9 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||HVTEC06ABS|
|Installation Type||Free Standing|
|Form Factor||Stand Alone|
|Included Components||Wine & Beverage Center|
Haier HVTEC06ABS Wine & Beverage Center, Small, Black
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This Haier 6 bottle smoked-Curved glass door wine cooler, offers digital touch screen temp control. Protects the taste of reds and whites, virtually silent. Thermoelectric, energy-efficient, CFC-free wine cooler. ETL approved. 6-bottle capacity. Adjustable temperature range: 46-66F.smoked-glass thermopane door with recessed handle and Black trim. 2 Pull-out Chrome shelves. Soft Interior LED lighting. Black
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Lightweight yet sturdy, the portable Haier HVTEC06ABS Thermo Electric Wine Cooler 6 Bottle brings the party to your countertop. Ideal for red and white wines, this compact six-bottle cooler features two full-width chrome wire shelves and a double-pane insulated glass door. An adjustable digital thermostat with a blue LCD light display controls an ultra-quiet thermoelectric cooling system and manual defrost that keep each bottle perfectly chilled. A soft interior light and black trim complete this sleek appliance. About Haier America Founded in 1999, Haier America is the Western Hemisphere ''arm'' of the Haier Group. A leading manufacturer of convenient home appliances like air conditioners, compact refrigeration units, and more, Haier America has retail service networks across the United States. With a mission statement based on customer service, innovation, and style, Haier America aims to bring you the very best in home convenience. Thanks to their top sales and high quality products, Haier is quickly becoming a household name. 6-bottle capacity. Double-pane insulated glass door; black trim cabinet. Single-zone temperature control. Thermoelectric cooling technology. 2 full-width chrome wire shelves. 9.9W x 20.3D x 14.1H inches.
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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.
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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.
As far as the concerns on the for there only being 3 legs go: This is 100 percent correct. There are only 3 legs, and the hinge for the door is designed to act as the 4th leg. It holds up perfectly well and I have absolutely no complaints regarding that.
The dual zone temperature feature is something I absolutely love! This way I can keep my reds and whites at the correct temperatures. The light however only works on the top zone. There is no light on the bottom. Not a big deal in my book.
All in all, I'm completely satisfied with this wine fridge. It cools adequately and remains at the set temperature so long as it doesn't get too hot in my apartment. However, I did go on a trip a couple of weekends ago and set my home thermostat to 80 and when I got back, the temperature in the fridge for the coldest zone had actually raised from 46 to 55. (Still remained cold enough though).