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Wine Enthusiast Silent 28 Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator

 

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A stylish freestanding addition to any room, the Wine Enthusiast Silent 28 Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator enhances living areas with designer styling, including a reflective smoked-glass door. A thermoelectric, energy-efficient, CFC-free wine cooler.
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4.1

(based on 106 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (92)
  • Quiet (78)
  • Precise temperature (68)
  • Adjustable shelving (52)
  • Energy efficient (51)

Cons

  • Can not adjust shelving (12)
  • Loud (12)
  • Too small (6)
  • Inaccurate temperature (3)

Best Uses

  • Dining room (51)
  • Kitchen (44)
  • Bar (35)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Aspiring enthusiast (50), Casual taster (34), Getting started (10), Connoisseur (8)

Most Helpful Positive Review

 

Looks great but forget about 28 bottles

The Wine Enthusiast 28 Bottle Refrigerator is nicely designed and looks great in our dining room. It's relatively compact, seems to keep accurate temperature, and is exceptionally quiet.

I've never...Read complete review

The Wine Enthusiast 28 Bottle Refrigerator is nicely designed and looks great in our dining room. It's relatively compact, seems to keep accurate temperature, and is exceptionally quiet.

I've never seen an item packed so well for shipping. It probably could have been dropped from the back end of a moving truck and survived without damage.

The adjustable shelving is nice and, in fact, is required to make this a worthwhile purchase. The unit ships with 6 removable shelves. Each shelf will allow 4 bottles. Bottles can also be placed on the bottom of the refrigerator giving you a 7 x 4 bottle capacity, at least in theory.

The shelves slide into any of 12 tracks cut into the inside of the refrigerator box. Placing a shelf into every other track provides for a 2 and 7/8 inch clearance from the underside of one shelf to the top of the next shelf. Most but not all bottles can be slid onto a shelf with this amount of clearance. I've had no problems with the more slender bordeaux-type bottles. The fit is a bit tight with a tendency to scratch the label moving the bottle in and out of the rack. However, there is a little bit of "play" in how the shelf fits into its slot. This allows fairly easy insertion and removal of bordeaux-type bottles since you can slightly lift the shelf above as you retrieve a bottle.

However, bottles with larger profiles (i.e., burgundy-type or champagne) will not fit if the shelves are arranged in a 7 x 4 configuration. Interestingly, I've found that there can be some slight variation in the size among the bordeaux-type and the Hoch bottles that are common with reislings. Some are more difficult to slide in and out even with the bit of "play" in shelf position.

Bottom line is that I found a 28 bottle configuration impractical and, depending on your mix of bottle types, sometimes impossible.

I think this is a great wine refrigerator of exceptional value compared to others that I looked at while shopping for this one. This is the only unit I've had personal experience with. However, I'm impressed enough with it that I am considering buying another one as a simple way to expand capacity.

VS

Most Helpful Negative Review

 

Adequate entry-level refrigerator

I've had the fridge for over a month now and wanted to take the opportunity to confirm certain comments I have seen and contradict others.

Storage capacity is definitely an issue. ...Read complete review

I've had the fridge for over a month now and wanted to take the opportunity to confirm certain comments I have seen and contradict others.

Storage capacity is definitely an issue. Even though it is advertised as a 28-bottle fridge, it only holds 27 "standard" bottles since only three bottles fit in the bottom. Once the bottom shelf is loaded, it flexes to the point where four bottles do not fit underneath it. And if you have larger bottles the capacity drops to 24 or even 20.

The maximum ambient operating temperature is stated as 77 degrees F. This is important due to the fact that when the temperature in the room exceeds 80 degrees, the fridge cannot maintain its set temperature. It was particularly hot in the DC area in early July. Since I do not run the air conditioner while at work, the room would get into the lower 80's and the temperature inside the fridge would be up to five degrees warmer than the setting. When it cooled off in late July, the room would only get in the upper 70's and the temperature was only off by less than one degree.

When the cooling fan is in normal operating mode you can barely hear it, unless you are standing right next to the unit. Even when it is in "cooling" mode after you open the door, the sound does not increase substantially. It is NOT like the compressor on an air conditioner which can make it difficult to hold a conversation or watch television.

Bottom line; I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for an entry-level fridge. Yes, it has its flaws. But it is $100 less than the only other similar-capacity wine refrigerator I have found with a majority of good reviews. I also like the styling better than all the stainless steel designs.

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(28 of 29 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Looks great but forget about 28 bottles

By Steve

from Augusta, GA

About Me Casual Taster

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bar
    • Dining Room

    Comments about Wine Enthusiast Silent 28 Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator:

    The Wine Enthusiast 28 Bottle Refrigerator is nicely designed and looks great in our dining room. It's relatively compact, seems to keep accurate temperature, and is exceptionally quiet.

    I've never seen an item packed so well for shipping. It probably could have been dropped from the back end of a moving truck and survived without damage.

    The adjustable shelving is nice and, in fact, is required to make this a worthwhile purchase. The unit ships with 6 removable shelves. Each shelf will allow 4 bottles. Bottles can also be placed on the bottom of the refrigerator giving you a 7 x 4 bottle capacity, at least in theory.

    The shelves slide into any of 12 tracks cut into the inside of the refrigerator box. Placing a shelf into every other track provides for a 2 and 7/8 inch clearance from the underside of one shelf to the top of the next shelf. Most but not all bottles can be slid onto a shelf with this amount of clearance. I've had no problems with the more slender bordeaux-type bottles. The fit is a bit tight with a tendency to scratch the label moving the bottle in and out of the rack. However, there is a little bit of "play" in how the shelf fits into its slot. This allows fairly easy insertion and removal of bordeaux-type bottles since you can slightly lift the shelf above as you retrieve a bottle.

    However, bottles with larger profiles (i.e., burgundy-type or champagne) will not fit if the shelves are arranged in a 7 x 4 configuration. Interestingly, I've found that there can be some slight variation in the size among the bordeaux-type and the Hoch bottles that are common with reislings. Some are more difficult to slide in and out even with the bit of "play" in shelf position.

    Bottom line is that I found a 28 bottle configuration impractical and, depending on your mix of bottle types, sometimes impossible.

    I think this is a great wine refrigerator of exceptional value compared to others that I looked at while shopping for this one. This is the only unit I've had personal experience with. However, I'm impressed enough with it that I am considering buying another one as a simple way to expand capacity.

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    • No

    (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I love this design!!

    By oneFifth

    from Nashville, TN

    About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Bar
      • Dining Room
      • Kitchen

      Comments about Wine Enthusiast Silent 28 Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator:

      I've been researching wine refrigerators for about a year now and I finally decided on this one. I couldn't be happier with this model! The touch screen is awesome and the interior light adds a luxurious touch. It's very quiet! The only complaint I have is that Pinot Noir bottles (which I have a lot of) are a little bit too big for the shelves, but if you take one row out then you can adjust the rest to make them fit. I have read hundreds of reviews on different wine refrigerators and I think I made a great choice by going with Wine Enthusiast. I would highly recommend this product to anyone who wants to keep their wine at the storage right temperature. I definitely consider myself very knowledgeable of wine.

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      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Everything we hoped for!!

      By Dospugs

      from San Antonio, TX

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bar
        • Dining Room
        • Kitchen

        Comments about Wine Enthusiast Silent 28 Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator:

        We have been researching wine refrigerators/coolers for over a year and we were so glad when Wine Enthusiast listed this one in their Holiday catalog. We are just getting started and wanted something small to put in a corner of our large open area living space. It arrived just as stated two days before Christmas in perfect shape. It took it about two hours of very quiet running to get to 54 degrees and has maintained that constantly. We like our wine slightly chilled and this frig is just perfect. The metal shelving is a tiny bit clumsy when removing bottles but nothing to really complain about. We took out the bottom shelf to better accomodate Champagne so we can store 24 bottles which is more than enough for us. I really love the tinted glass door and the subtle light that you can turn on when needed or for effect.

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        • Yes

        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Overall, an excellent value

        By Davis

        from Columbia. MD

        About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Adjustable Shelving
        • Attractive Design
        • Energy Efficient
        • Quiet

        Cons

        • Inaccurate Temperature

        Best Uses

        • Kitchen

        Comments about Wine Enthusiast Silent 28 Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator:

        This product lives up to most of it's claims and is well worth the price. It is attractive, very quiet and maintains it's temperature well. I see some complaints about having to take out a shelf to accommodate bigger bottles, so the claim perhaps should read "up to 28 bottles". Not a problem with me, though. I tested the temperature inside with a mercury thermometer and it showed about 3 degrees warmer than the unit displayed. Not a deal-breaker, fixed by lowering the setting. Maintenance of temperature is the key, and the unit performs well in that regard. It's so nice to drink a white Burgundy at the correct temperature rather than pulling it out of the 40-degree refrigerator.

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        (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Absolutely FANTASTIC Wine Cooler!

        By Napa1

        from Napa

        About Me Connoisseur

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Bar
          • Dining Room
          • Kitchen

          Comments about Wine Enthusiast Silent 28 Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator:

          Living in Wine Country and working for a Winery THIS UNIT is FABULOUS and keeps the Varietals at perfect tasting temperature is very, very quite and the Black Touchscreen is very classy looking as an added Bonus! I will recommend this Unit to all of my Wine enthusiasts!

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          • No

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Highly impressive,stylish and works well

          By can_goose

          from Sarasota, Florida

          About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Adjustable Shelving
          • Attractive Design
          • Precise Temperature
          • Quiet

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dining Room

            Comments about Wine Enthusiast Silent 28 Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator:

            We store all our wines in this cooler. It's extremely attractive, silent and the led lights add a sense of softness and mood to our dining room. It appears to keep a steady temperature. I highly recommend this refrigerator.

            • Gift:
            • Yes

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Super Quiet

            By Learner of wine

            from Seattle

            About Me Casual Taster

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Dining Room

              Comments about Wine Enthusiast Silent 28 Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator:

              This is a very good product. A little deeper than initially thought it would be, but fits well in corners. I wish I would have purchased a bigger unit, since if you do have Pinot bottles it does affect the capacity quite a bit. All in all, this was a good purchase.

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              • No

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Absolutely perfect - quiet too!

              By GwenT

              from Columbia, SC

              About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Adjustable Shelving
              • Attractive Design
              • Energy Efficient
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Kitchen

                Comments about Wine Enthusiast Silent 28 Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator:

                I bought this cooler to use under the counter in a space that previously held a small freezer. Because this cooler is smaller than the freezer and vents at the top back, I am able to use it under that counter with plenty of room for air to circulate around it. I also removed two shelves to accommodate larger bottles. It maintains its temperature and is just perfect. I couldn't be happier with the way it blends in with my black and stainless steel appliances. Thanks for a great product at a great price.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                As advertised

                By Dogteacher

                from Harleysville, Pa

                About Me Casual Taster

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Shelving
                • Attractive Design
                • Precise Temperature
                • Quiet

                Cons

                • NONE

                Best Uses

                • Dining Room
                • Kitchen

                Comments about Wine Enthusiast Silent 28 Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator:

                I like to keep a few nice bottles on hand and, beibg single(widowed), this fridge answers my needs. Not too big nor too small. I've only had it for 4 weeks, but so far, the temp stays constant at 54F. It is utterly quiet. It holds various types of bottles with ease, including the longer Eiswein bottles. Yes, the shelves are a little too close for some reds, but tipping the bottles up, ever so slightly allows eay removal.

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Just the right one

                By Queenie

                from Baldwinsville, NY

                About Me Casual Taster

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bar
                  • Kitchen

                  Comments about Wine Enthusiast Silent 28 Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator:

                  I did some research before buying this and although I wish it were bigger and I may purchase another one in the future to double my storage space, it is everything I was looking for. We made our own wine and don't have a cellar to keep it in so I was looking for storage with a good temperature rating. This is it. It looks great and keeps the wine within a degree or two of the set temperature.

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