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EuroCave Comfort 266 Wine Cellar (1-Temp) (Black - Solid Door Right Hinge)
 
4.1

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (29)
  • Quiet (28)
  • Adjustable shelving (26)
  • Precise temperature (16)
  • Energy efficient (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Dining room (7)
  • Kitchen (6)
  • Wine cellar storage (6)
  • Bar (4)
  • In the dining room (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Aspiring enthusiast (20), Practical (8), Casual taster (5), Connoisseur (4), Frequent entertainer (3)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

California Reds? Capacity Reduction.

I really like the unit overall but there is one huge issue with the shelf dimensions. Fortunately I have more or less solved the issue, but first I will tell you about what I...Read complete review

I really like the unit overall but there is one huge issue with the shelf dimensions. Fortunately I have more or less solved the issue, but first I will tell you about what I like and hence the 4-stars. I have the Comfort 266 with the solid door. What I really like about it is the footprint is relatively small to fit as much wine. The temperature and humidity control is great. The technical specs are awesome and I really like the rolling shelves. Since there isn't any lights if it isn't in a reasonably lit area you will have a hard time seeing to the back. That's where the app comes in. the iPhone and iPad app are awesome once you get it set up.

I have my unit configured with 1-stacking shelf and 12- rolling shelves. This configuration with the way I have it stacked should yield 33-bottles on the stacking shelf + 12*12 per rolling shelf which results in 177-bottles+ some room on the very bottom. In reality (now listen really close) the capacity is much less. Why? Because of the bottles that are not a standard bordeaux bottle.

Lets talk about the stacking shelf. This shelf is virtually worthless for stacking California reds. With California reds the bottle is at least an inch taller than a standard bordeaux bottle. The impact of the taller bottle is in essence a wider footprint required. Why? Because unlike a bordeaux bottle, with the long neck it reaches up the body of the facing bottle so the bottles need to be placed about an inch farther apart than a standard bordeaux bottle. On the stacking shelf this creates a huge issue and you essentially can not configure the stacking shelf with California reds. So I can't figure out how to stack these bottles. Save it for the bordeaux size bottles. Note, short and wide bottles are ok.

Now lets talk about the rolling shelves. With the Sommelier individual cradles it allows you to actually fit the California reds in the rolling shelves (sort of). Remember the bottles taking up more real estate due to the length? Well that 12-bottle capacity with California reds is actually 9-bottles per shelf. Therefore, the rolling shelf capacity is 9-bottles per shelf, not 12 like with bordeaux bottles. In addition, the design of the sommelier shelf is a somewhat poor design really. There are two bars to hold the cradles. It seems convenient, but what this does is it makes the California reds angle up because they are too long for the holders. This impacts your ability to have the bottles lie flat which impacts the shelf spacing. If you look at the bracket arrangements with standard bordeaux spacing you can put a shelf on every third bracket. However, with the California reds sticking up it is near impossible to do this so the shelf spacing must be made on every fourth bracket. The combination of these two items has a huge impact on the overall capacity of the wine fridge. Now instead of 12-shelves there you can fit 9-shelves, and instead of 12-bottles you can fit 9-bottles. So, this issue results in a capacity of 81-bottles instead of 144-bottles outlined above.

Practically speaking this isn't reality because most people don't have all California reds, but I think you can easily see the impact. My collection is about half California reds so I was seeing a reduction in the number of shelves in my cellar.

If you have read this far, you are in luck. I have partially solved this issue. There is no way around only fitting 9-bottles on a shelf, but there is a way to improve the shelf spacing, but it takes a bit of handy work. So, if you are to have all California reds you would have 9*12 bottles = 108 bottles + 33 stacking. How do you get this capacity? The trick is to get the bottles to lay flat. To get them to lay flat you need to take the two bars out, and turn them into one bar in the center of the shelf. To get the bars out you need to drill the edge of the shelf frame to release the bars. Luckily you can simply drill out one side then push the bar out. This preserves one of the connections. Then drill a hole in the middle of the shelf and move the bar to the middle. This will enable longer bottles to be placed and make the bottles lay flatter. the second thing you need to do is add a longer support at both ends. I used 1/4" wood that was 2.5" wide. It fits well and things are now laying flat.

I honestly don't understand why this isn't the original design of the shelf. It makes way more sense to have this flexibility, plus it actually uses less materials so their production costs would be slightly cheaper.

Anyway, I felt as though I had to share this because I sat on the phone with the sales people quite a bit and it never was clear how big of an impact California reds would have on the capacity. It is mentioned, but not explained very well.

VS

Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Generally happy, but not perfect

I had a Eurocave when I lived in the UK, so had no hesitation buying one when I recently moved to the US. I use this at home to store wines which are ready...Read complete review

I had a Eurocave when I lived in the UK, so had no hesitation buying one when I recently moved to the US. I use this at home to store wines which are ready to drink within the next year or so. I have off site wine storage for wines needing longer storage. The unit is very silent and looks stylish, especially with the glass door. It's definitely a talking point when friends come over! It takes a little work to get the bottles lined up so they stack well - I tend to find Bordeaux style bottles stack best on the fixed shelves. I would recommend buying the 3 additional sliding shelves for bottles that don't stack so well e.g. Burgundy, Rhone and Alsace. But with some clever positioning of the various shelves, and your bottles, you can definitely max out the capacity. The only issue I've found is that the lock has not been fitted correctly, so at the moment the door does not lock at all. Disappointing because Eurocaves are not cheap, and I expected some sort of quality control testing on each unit to take place before they were dispatched. See comments on service/delivery for more information on that.

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A perfect solution for serious collector

By OldIra

from Ossining, NY

About Me Practical

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy To Assemble
  • Efficient Use of Space
  • Good Capacity
  • Good temperature control
  • Holds Bottles Securely
  • Sturdy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wine Cellar Storage

    Comments about EuroCave Comfort 266 Wine Cellar (1-Temp) (Black - Solid Door Right Hinge):

    I have had two of these units in a Manhattan apartment for five years, and they have operated flawlessly. I also have hundreds of cases of wines stored at a professional wine storage facility, but for the pleasure of the variety wine provides, a good sampling has to be close at hand. We sold a house that had a lovely walk-in wine cellar, but in the process we downsized and couldn't come up with a suitable space in the new home. The answer is four Eurocave Comfort units at a fraction of the cost of building a wine cellar. It isn't showy like a walk-in cellar, but it's functional and practical and totally reliable. I keep one for red Bordeaux and Burgundy, one for other old world reds (Rhone, Loire, Languedoc,Italy, Spain,and Portugal mostly), one for new world reds (heavy on California, Oregon and Australia) and one for white still and sparkling wines. They use very little electricity, keep a constant temperature and humidity, and are quiet. And, honestly, I don't need to show off my wines. They show themselves off when opened.

    (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Quality product, but...

    By Mark

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Shelving
    • Attractive Design
    • Energy Efficient
    • Precise Temperature
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Most wines don't fit
    • Shelves too close

    Best Uses

    • No room for cellar

    Comments about EuroCave Comfort 266 Connoisseur's Package Wine Cellar (1-Temp) (Black - Glass Door):

    Quality product, nice look, fills the need when you can't build a real cellar, but many of my wine bottles don't fit efficiently. If you space the rolling shelves to hold the fat bottles, you loose a lot of storage space. Plus, bottles longer than normal don't fit at all! For this price they should make the unit a little deeper and wider, and provide more rolling shelves. Great product if all you drink is bordeaux, otherwise frustrating!

    (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    California Reds? Capacity Reduction.

    By Ferron

    from Houston, TX

    About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Shelving
    • Precise Temperature
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about EuroCave Comfort 266 Wine Cellar (1-Temp) (Black - Solid Door Right Hinge):

        I really like the unit overall but there is one huge issue with the shelf dimensions. Fortunately I have more or less solved the issue, but first I will tell you about what I like and hence the 4-stars. I have the Comfort 266 with the solid door. What I really like about it is the footprint is relatively small to fit as much wine. The temperature and humidity control is great. The technical specs are awesome and I really like the rolling shelves. Since there isn't any lights if it isn't in a reasonably lit area you will have a hard time seeing to the back. That's where the app comes in. the iPhone and iPad app are awesome once you get it set up.

        I have my unit configured with 1-stacking shelf and 12- rolling shelves. This configuration with the way I have it stacked should yield 33-bottles on the stacking shelf + 12*12 per rolling shelf which results in 177-bottles+ some room on the very bottom. In reality (now listen really close) the capacity is much less. Why? Because of the bottles that are not a standard bordeaux bottle.

        Lets talk about the stacking shelf. This shelf is virtually worthless for stacking California reds. With California reds the bottle is at least an inch taller than a standard bordeaux bottle. The impact of the taller bottle is in essence a wider footprint required. Why? Because unlike a bordeaux bottle, with the long neck it reaches up the body of the facing bottle so the bottles need to be placed about an inch farther apart than a standard bordeaux bottle. On the stacking shelf this creates a huge issue and you essentially can not configure the stacking shelf with California reds. So I can't figure out how to stack these bottles. Save it for the bordeaux size bottles. Note, short and wide bottles are ok.

        Now lets talk about the rolling shelves. With the Sommelier individual cradles it allows you to actually fit the California reds in the rolling shelves (sort of). Remember the bottles taking up more real estate due to the length? Well that 12-bottle capacity with California reds is actually 9-bottles per shelf. Therefore, the rolling shelf capacity is 9-bottles per shelf, not 12 like with bordeaux bottles. In addition, the design of the sommelier shelf is a somewhat poor design really. There are two bars to hold the cradles. It seems convenient, but what this does is it makes the California reds angle up because they are too long for the holders. This impacts your ability to have the bottles lie flat which impacts the shelf spacing. If you look at the bracket arrangements with standard bordeaux spacing you can put a shelf on every third bracket. However, with the California reds sticking up it is near impossible to do this so the shelf spacing must be made on every fourth bracket. The combination of these two items has a huge impact on the overall capacity of the wine fridge. Now instead of 12-shelves there you can fit 9-shelves, and instead of 12-bottles you can fit 9-bottles. So, this issue results in a capacity of 81-bottles instead of 144-bottles outlined above.

        Practically speaking this isn't reality because most people don't have all California reds, but I think you can easily see the impact. My collection is about half California reds so I was seeing a reduction in the number of shelves in my cellar.

        If you have read this far, you are in luck. I have partially solved this issue. There is no way around only fitting 9-bottles on a shelf, but there is a way to improve the shelf spacing, but it takes a bit of handy work. So, if you are to have all California reds you would have 9*12 bottles = 108 bottles + 33 stacking. How do you get this capacity? The trick is to get the bottles to lay flat. To get them to lay flat you need to take the two bars out, and turn them into one bar in the center of the shelf. To get the bars out you need to drill the edge of the shelf frame to release the bars. Luckily you can simply drill out one side then push the bar out. This preserves one of the connections. Then drill a hole in the middle of the shelf and move the bar to the middle. This will enable longer bottles to be placed and make the bottles lay flatter. the second thing you need to do is add a longer support at both ends. I used 1/4" wood that was 2.5" wide. It fits well and things are now laying flat.

        I honestly don't understand why this isn't the original design of the shelf. It makes way more sense to have this flexibility, plus it actually uses less materials so their production costs would be slightly cheaper.

        Anyway, I felt as though I had to share this because I sat on the phone with the sales people quite a bit and it never was clear how big of an impact California reds would have on the capacity. It is mentioned, but not explained very well.

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        New, but works like a charm

        By Jeff B

        from Minneapolis, MN

        About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Shelving
        • Attractive Design
        • Precise Temperature
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bar
          • Storage area

          Comments about EuroCave Comfort 266 Connoisseur's Package Wine Cellar (1-Temp) (Black - Solid Door):

          Easy to set up. The main du sommelier rolling shelves are really nice. After hearing concern over large bottles, I have been pleasantly surprised that most of mine fit 11 or 12 on a shelf, even with larger bottles. Rhone wines and Pinot Noirs do require a little additional vertical space between rows, but the increments for adjustment are close enough that not much vertical space is wasted. Overall, I'm happy with the unit and would recommend it.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          You get what you pay for.

          By Knees

          from Quincy, IL

          About Me Connoisseur

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Shelving
          • Arrived as advertized
          • Attractive Design
          • Energy Efficient
          • Precise Temperature
          • Quiet
          • White Glove Delivery

          Cons

          • Not all bottles fit well

          Best Uses

          • Bar

          Comments about EuroCave Comfort 266 Wine Cellar (1-Temp) (Black - Glass Door Right Hinge):

          The cooler arrived in a reasonable period and was deliverd and unpacked as promised by the White glove Delivery feature. It was up to me to set up the shelving and that involves some work, but that would be expected. The unit looks great, operates quitely and holds its temperature nicely. The only problem I have with the unit is really not the manufacturere's fualt but the winemakers. The unit does not handle bottles that are to long or too squat very well. You can make allowances but they all involve wasting some space. Otherwise I would recommend the unit without any drawbacks.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Review of EuroCave Comfort 266

          By JC

          from Grant, MN

          About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Shelving
          • Attractive Design
          • Energy Efficient
          • Precise Temperature
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about EuroCave Comfort 266 Wine Cellar (1-Temp) (Black - Solid Door Right Hinge):

              Very pleased with the 266. Impressed with temperature accuracy and how quiet the unit is.

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Eurocave Cellar 266

              By Maple Ridge

              from Kingsport, TN

              About Me Casual Taster

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Shelving
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about EuroCave Comfort 266 Wine Cellar (1-Temp) (Black - Solid Door Right Hinge):

                  This is a good value choice for a small collection of cellared bottles. this is a well constructed unit with very stable temperature. This unit will be able to store 266 bottles with a closest packing method, which is fine if you are interested in long term storage. If you wish to rotate bottles out occasionally, balance a few extra roling shelves vs. capacity. This uit is not as heavy as advertised, and when empty is very easy to move. No information on durability as i have only owned for 3 months.

                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  eurocave is a hit

                  By Geno

                  from Texas

                  About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable Shelving
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                  • Number of bottles

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about EuroCave Comfort 266 Connoisseur's Package Wine Cellar (1-Temp) (Black - Solid Door):

                    very nice storage with easily installed extra shelving- bottle capacity is probably closer to 150 bottles

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Excellent cellar but repairs a problem

                    By Laroo

                    from Atlanta, GA

                    About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable Shelving
                    • Holds Many Bottles
                    • Precise Temperature
                    • Quiet
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                    • Humidity Hard To Control
                    • Long Bottles A Problem
                    • Wide Bottles A Problem

                    Best Uses

                    • Basement
                    • Kitchen

                    Comments about EuroCave Comfort 266 Wine Cellar (1-Temp) (Black - Glass Door Right Hinge):

                    I own 3 of these Eurocaves. They have worked well for 5-8 years each and have been reliable. Temperature control is precise but humidity tends to run a bit high unless you control the humidity in your cellar and change the charcoal filters once a year (which you should do). My biggest complaint about Eurocaves is that it is very difficult even in a large metro area to find a repairman if a unit goes on the blink (right now, one of my Eurocaves is not cooling properly). Eurocave and WE have a tight monopoly on the distribution, and they have done a poor job of setting up a repair network through their local distributors or otherwise. So be aware that once the warranty runs out, you may have a tough time finding someone to repair your Eurocave.

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    VERY NICE!

                    By GAWineGuy

                    from Redlands, CA

                    About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Dining Room
                        • Kitchen

                        Comments about EuroCave Comfort 266 Connoisseur's Package Wine Cellar (1-Temp) (Black - Glass Door):

                        So far so good! It's exactly what we needed to house our overflow collection of wine. Now we can relax about letting our wines properly mature. Love that this unit can handle a high ambient room temp. In summer our home can get really warm inside if the AC is off.
                        It's been installed for a couple weeks now. Temp has been very consistent. It's very quiet. Looks nice. Delivery was seamless.
                        We knew our shelving choice(6 Sommelier Shelves, 3 fixed)and our big California Burgundy bottles would take more than their fair share of space, but what surprised us is that that we couldn't get Bordeaux bottles to fit front to back on the rolling racks because the "shoulders" hit the opposing bottles' necks. They do fit on the fixed shelves. Love the ease of service with the roll out shelves. But with that said, our capacity is only 175 bottles. As we evolve to purchasing wine buy the case, we can remove some shelving, stack and increase our capacity.

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