Perfect size to replace a kitchen trash compactor; but not quite cold enough
Michael G. Safonov "mike", Amazon
21 July 2014
Summary: I bought this unit because it is just the perfect size to replace my unused kitchen trash compactor. It is also good looking and it worked OK for more than a year. But now, after a several years of use, it no longer keeps cool enough. Lowest attainable temperature is now around 52 degree Fahrenheit, or about 25 degrees below ambient room temperature. This is maybe 5 degrees above the ideal temperature for serving white wines like chardonnay or chablis.
Summary: This item was purchased ahead of time to make sure it would fit into the cabinet we were having custom built to install it. Just got around to unpack it, well after Amazon one month return policy and the stainless trim is damaged. I am pretty sure that part of the responsibility lies with the carrier, it was not UPS. We will not be able to actually test the cooler until the kitchen is installed. Worse combination ever.
Summary: We had this wine cooler replaced twice and it has never worked properly. The Cooler turns off during brown outs and will not turn back on with abttery back-off installed. This Company is horrible to deal with. Stay AWAY. Theyhave terrible non-responsive customer service.
Summary: Please, for the sake of your wine, stay away from this fridge. Within 3 months of purchase, the motherboard went out and the fridge stopped working. All of our wine was ruined. They replaced the motherboard and 6-7 months later--it happened again, This time when the repair guy came out he said "well, it's under the counter, it's going to overheat there all the time", implying it was our fault for placing an under counter wine fridge...under a counter.
Summary: The control panel stopped working shortly after purchasing and the company does not stand behind their products. I was told to fax receipt to company and they would call me back and let me know if it would be under warranty. They did not call back. Do not buy an Avanti wine fridge quality or customer service isn't important to you.
Summary: Unfortunately, an Avanti product came w/ my condo and the kitchen cabinets are built around it. But this is the third one I had to get in a 5-yr period - and it's broken again. I also found the manufacturer to be very difficult to deal with when calling them about warranty work and the local repair shop they contract with was a mess. Not on time, shotty work and left a few screws laying on the wood floor.
Summary: "Everything arrived on time and in perfect condition. I have found the unit quiet and to perform as advertised. I would definitely recommend this wine cooler to anyone, especially those who would like to replace an ice maker. It is a perfect fit.