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NewAir AW-280E 28 Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler

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  • Stylish chrome-plated wine racks slide-out for easy access to your favorite bottle of wine
  • Thermoelectric cooling technology operates quietly & offers vibration free storage to protect the natural flavors of the wine
  • Features an interior LED light for accenting your favorite wines, while still ensuring they are stored at the proper temperature
  • Digital temperature display allows you to check the temperature of your wine with just a glance
  • Boasts an elegant freestanding design with a sleek silver handle & black trimmed door, storing up to 28 bottles of wine
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Size:28 Bottle, Black

Technical Details

Brand Name NewAir
Model Info AW-280E
Item Weight 44.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 17 x 20 x 28.8 inches
Item model number AW-280E
Part Number AW-280E
Color Black
Voltage 120 volts
Material Type Glass
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No

Technical Specification

Additional Information

ASIN B001DI5ALW
Customer Reviews
3.8 out of 5 stars 1,015 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #773 in Appliances (See top 100)
#46 in Appliances > Wine Cellars > Freestanding Wine Cellars
Shipping Weight 49.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First Available July 30, 2008

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Color Black Black Stainless steel Black
Dimensions 28.75 inches x 17 inches x 20 inches 28.58 inches x 20 inches x 16.93 inches 28.75 inches x 20 inches x 17 inches 28.58 inches x 20 inches x 16.93 inches
Item Package Weight 49.1 pounds 55.2 pounds 54.4 pounds 55.75 pounds
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Size: 28 Bottle, Black

Product Description

NewAir AW-280E 28 Bottle Themoelectric Wine Cooler
Stores up to 28 of Wine!
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NewAir AW-280E Control Panel
Easy to Adjust Control Panel
NewAir AW-280E Classic 28 Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler

If you're a wine connoisseur and need a way to keep your favorite flavors handy and within easy reach, then the NewAir AW-280E 28 bottle thermoelectric wine cooler is just what you need. Designed for new and advanced collectors alike, this wine cooler chills your best options to an ideal temperature. With lots of amenities and a handsome design, this unit is a great choice! Here, NewAir combines style and practicality to present a wine cooler that accentuates any setting.

Vibration Free Technology

Preserve wine flavor and aroma in this thermoelectric, vibration free design! The NewAir AW-280E 28 bottle wine cooler allows you to savor the full flavor of your wine the way it was meant to be enjoyed! Store wine without altering the acidity, tannins, or the refractive index. Vibration free technology chills wine to its best advantage; every bottle you serve will taste exactly as it should.

Large Capacity Design

Personalize the interior to meet your storage needs! Featuring 6 removable and sliding chrome racks, this NewAir 28 bottle classic wine cooler lets you customize the core and create a space that's specific to your collection. All racks are made to cradle up to 28 standard wine bottles and because they're adjustable, you can make room for Champagne, too! Maximizing storage capabilities allows you to build an admirable collection.

LED Display & Digital Thermostat

Using the digital thermostat you can chill wine just the way you like it! Fully accessible push button controls and digital temperature readout is made to be user-friendly and provide accurate temperature control for best results. Optimize wine aroma and flavor! This NewAir AW-280E chills wine from 54-66° F to provide superior results without over chilling. It's designed to properly safeguard even your best vintages.

Features:
  • Digital thermostat with push button controls an digital readout is easy to set and provides accurate temperature control
  • Compact design fits in small spaces easily and requires only 4" of clearance on all sides!
  • Interior LED light and clear glass door allows for optimal viewing
  • Low noise level rating makes this unit a great option for any environment
  • Thermoelectric design is vibration free to help preserve flavor and aroma
  • Excellent customer reviews for superior temperature control
  • Equipped with sliding and removable shelves for custom storage
  • Easily stores up to 28 bottles of your favorite wine
  • Modern design is made from top-quality materials and complements decor
About NewAir

Using the most advanced technology, NewAir produces appliances that make your life easier. Exceptional design quality and original detailing set NewAir appliances apart from any other brand. Through constant research and testing, we continuously strive to perfect our appliances and provide incomparable merchandise that is exclusive to the NewAir name.

NewAir
AW-280E
AW-281E
AW-210ED
AW-181E
AWC-270E
Black Finish
 
 
 
20 Bottle Capacity or More
 
Single Zone Cooling
 
Dual Zone Cooling
 
 
 
Thermoelectric cooling
 

From the Manufacturer

The NewAir AW-280E 28 bottle single zone wine cooler offers precise temperature control with a highly developed thermoelectric cooling system that is quiet and vibration free. Using the digital controls and LED display, the temperature of your wine can be changed with the touch of a button. This stylish wine cooler features chrome-plated wine racks and LED lighting for optimal viewing. Large 28-Bottle Capacity - Easily store your extensive wine collection with the NewAir AW-280E wine cooler. It features an extra-large, 28-bottle capacity that is perfect for any wine lover. Easy to Use Temperature Controls - Maximize your wine�s flavor by storing it at the correct temperature with this NewAir wine cooler. It features easy to use digital temperature controls with touch screen and LED light allows for your convenience. Polished Look - Enjoy a sleek, polished look with this wine cooler. It boasts an attractive black cabinet with chrome racks for a touch of sophistication. Thermoelectric Technology - The NewAir AW-280E wine cooler features thermoelectric technology, which has few moving parts and allows for silent, vibration-free operation.

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Size: 28 Bottle
I purchased this unit because it was cosmetically a match to my Wine Enthusiast 28 bottle fridge. It was also $100 cheaper, but the NewAir unit ran all the time! I emailed NewAir about my issue and they said it was normal. However, my Wine Enthusiast fridge runs for a couple of minutes and then it shuts off.

So I purchased a KillAWatt and tested both units for a 24 hour period. Both were set to the same temperature and tested within 48 hours (so no season changes). Here are the averages for each unit:

NewAir - 3.22kwh
Wine Enthusiast - 1.33kwh

As you can see the NewAir unit draws 2.4x more energy to keep my wine at temperature. If I would have know that I would have paid more and got another Wine Enthusiast cooler.
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I bought this wine cooler to put under the bar top in my winery tasting room. It has functioned well and is sleek and compact and completely silent.

BUT...perhaps it is my fault but I did not notice before I bought it that the COLDEST setting it goes to, which I now understand is a function of the non-mechanical way it creates cooling, is 54 degrees! While this is adequate for dry white wines, it won't we cold enough for sweeter wines and certainly not cold enough for late harvest, dessert type wines that should be chilled to 45 degrees or so.

ALSO... be aware of two limitations caused by the very compact design:

FIRST, heavier weight (read that, more expensive) bottles with even a slightly larger diameter than standard Bordeaux bottles WILL NOT FIT in the wire racks. There is a reason why it will fit eighteen bottles in such a small space: the tolerances are VERY TIGHT and sized for grocery-store standard cabs, etc.

SECOND, opened bottles with the cork reinserted part way or with a vacuum cork WILL NOT FIT in the cooler because the depth of the cooler brings the glass door right up to the foil of the unopened bottles.

As I said, it's a nice cooler....BUT
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Size: 28 Bottle, Black
SEE the UPDATE at the bottom of this review.

I've owned this fridge for three months now, and for the price, it has performed reasonably well--so far. When you add together the price and the shipping rates, you probably won't be able to find a cheaper thermoelectric wine fridge with this storage capacity. (I consider the non-vibrating feature of thermoelectric fridges an important requirement for cellaring wine long term.) However, there are some definite deficiencies and one really big question mark about long-term performance.

As my wine collection has grown, I've purchased several wine fridges from different manufacturers. Of the four wine fridges I now own, this one has the cheapest look and feel. Yes, it looks quite attractive from a distance, but when you get up close, you notice that every element of its construction seems just a little (and sometimes a lot) flimsier than my other fridges. For example, the material used for the inside walls of this fridge looks and feels like extremely thin plastic that could easily crack or be punctured. (The plastic liner seems comparable in weight and thickness to the thin plastic that is often used for packagaing small electronics accessories like headphones or video cables.) This plastic inside wall liner will probably hold up just fine if treated gently, but it seems like a clue to overall quality.

Similarly, the chrome trays that hold the bottles are just a little thinner, lighter, and flimsier than those in my other wine fridges. Speaking of the trays, with a tray loaded with bottles, you are supposed to be able to pull it out a few inches to get easier access to the bottles and a better view of the label. But the trays on this fridge do not slide smoothly once they are loaded with wine.
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Size: 18 Bottle Verified Purchase
I just recieved the wine cooler. I have to say its pretty amazing. The build is top notch. Very comparable to my friends Vinotemp but hundreds $$$ less.

The Review:

The package arrived with good protection as seen in the photos below.

The used double boxes with a layer of foam in between the boxes. Then another round of padding is added to the cooler edges. The cooler was delivered in perfect condition.

After un-boxing, I did a quick check around the cooler to check out the quality. It is very nice. The brushed stainless matches my Samsung refrigerator and seems of good quality. The door hinges are solid and have no play. The window is double pane and the seal wraps around the frame with continuity which should help with the efficiency.

Looking inside of the cooler. There are chrome racks that slide in and out easily. The door handle and screws are inside. The door handle is the only part of the unit that needs assembly. It is very easy, you just lift part of the rubber seal to expose the screw holes, put the screws through, and screw down the handle via the 2 stainless steel screws.

Its a clean and easy to use setup. There is and "up" and "down" temperature control buttons and one light button, which controls the LED internal light.

Once plugged in, the thermostatic showed 74 degrees. I started my chronograph to clock the amount of time it took to drop down to 54 degrees (the lowest temperature setting).

The internal LED lighting is really cool looking. The blue light reflects off the chrome racks to appear like there are hundreds of little blue sparkly lights. The photo doesn't do justice. It is a nice look at night and should impress the friends if they come over for a drink.
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