|Item Weight||32.6 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||17.1 x 20.1 x 8.9 inches|
|Item model number||HVTM16ABB|
|Discontinued by manufacturer||Yes|
Haier HVTM16ABB 16-Bottle Wine Cellar with Electronic Controls
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It is a simple enough design: one can see a small, plastic fan not unlike the kind in computer towers (probably easily replaceable) in front of a thermoelectric heat exchange grille. The heat exchange emits a constant, low hum doing whatever it is that it does (it's honestly about the same timbre and amplitude as the air pump on a fish tank), and occasionally the fan will kick on if the thermostat registers that it is in need of a little extra boost to maintain the temperature. Other than that, it's a black box with a glowing blue number on it.
The design is very attractive, the window is a high gloss (picks up fingerprints if you put your hand NEAR the glass it seems), and the shape is roughly cubic. The racks are thin metal but do not seem to visibly sag even when fully encumbered. I experienced none of some of the complaints about bottles not fitting on the racks; I find it to be efficiently sized and seems to take Burgundy and California Cabernet bottles equally well. The tallest bottles I had, some full sized sherry bottles, threatened to not fit, but in the end was not a real concern. I added some pre-cooled bottles almost to capacity and the temperature changed rapidly and has stayed quite consistent ever since I plugged it in.Read more ›
Make it bigger! Just slightly, you know?
I was not quite as happy when I realized it could not cool the wine below about 53F-54F in my room. I like to choose the temperature, so this was a restriction I did not expect.
This cooler replaced a worn out 20 year old conventional type cooler and the first thing I noticed was that it was quite a bit noisier than the old compressor/refrigerant type cooler, with a high-pitched fan noise pretty much continuously running. In addition, the pitch of the fan changes thus calling more attention to it.
I decided to try keeping the cooler to see if I could get used to the fan noise and over the last week, I seem to notice it less. I hope I get used to it as I hate to go to the trouble to send things back.
It is worth mentioning that I called the company to exchange this product. They walked me through some troubleshooting on the phone, then agreed that it wasn't functioning properly. They sent me some paperwork so I could claim a new one, but I never did (was going through some life transitions and just didn't take the time). Good customer service though, and I bet if this worked properly I would have been pleased.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Did a good job for 6 solid months, then progressively got worse and worse. Customer support wasn't terribly helpful. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Justin Rose
Ok...we bought it 34 months ago, now it's done for. So, we can't expect more than 3 years out of a wine refrigerator...haven't we mastered cold storage by now?Published 13 months ago by PAC
Unfortunately, after a year. it doesn't keep the temperature lower than 52Published 14 months ago by Jae V.
I have had the Wine Cellar for 2.5 years and the fan went out in the back. Easily replaced if you are mechanically inclined.
Overall Great Unit and would recommend to anyone!
gave it as a gift- it quit working after about 6 months and had to go through the factory warranty to get it resolved.Published 19 months ago by James Moore
After about 6 months of use, it started leaking, as in the last shelf started collecting small pool of water. not sure if it's from condensation.
It's a piece of crap.
Awesome wine cellar. Bought it for my mom at Xmas time and she loves it. Really high quality, quiet and keeps the wine nice and cool.Published on March 26, 2014 by Jeremy Walker
Am ok with this wine cooler. The only problem we seem to have is being unable to keep the temp at 55 degrees. It always continues to go up to 60/63Published on February 20, 2014 by Carole L. Hyslop