Summary: We choose this for our bar area to fit in with our cabinets. Loved the glass shelves and looked great in the bar. But it only lasted 3 1/2 years when the compressor went out and of course Danby only has a 1 year warranty. So it is either $500 to repair it or $1000 to replace with the same model after 3 1/2 years use. Guess I will be looking at other brands.
Summary: Bought the Danby under-counter beverage and wine cooler and it worked well for about two years, then the problems started. My unit will stop cooling on the wine side and will get too low on the beverage side. Once this starts, the unit will beep to let you know - and will not stop beeping. Good luck getting the unit serviced. The closest Danby repair tech is 90 minutes away and due to the distance, will not come to our house.
Summary: Agree with all other comments listed here. It's a great looking fridge and is great at the beginning but mine stopped holding temperature around the 3 year mark. No support at all from Danby. Spend the extra $$ and get a better brand. That's what I'm left to do now and wish I had spent the $$ 3 years ago.
WARNING - DON"T BUY THE DANBY FRIDGE UNIT, TERRIBLE CHINA MADE PRODUCT, HORRIBLE CUSTOMER SERVICE
Amazon Customer, Amazon
21 May 2013
Summary: This is my first review on Amazon (actually my second, since I posted this same text on the other Danby unit listed at Amazon), and I am only writing this to save everyone else the pain and suffering in buying what has amounted to a complete pile of useless China manufactured junk!!! My wife and I are on our second Danby Beverage center (the first one failed after 9 months, and it was like pulling teeth to get them to replace the unit..
Summary: Nice looking and fit the space in my island...BUT>>>> For $800.00 plus, I would expect to get more than 5 years out if this. Was noisy from the get-go and always ran "hot". Died 5 years in and the company was TERRIFICALLY UNRESPONSIVE to requests for technical help (i.e. trying to identify if the unit is salvageable with a new thermostat or compressor).
Summary: I hardly ever write reviews, but wanted to reiterate what other reviewers have already stated. This is a beautiful looking frig on the outside and holds a lot of beverages, but the cooling system is total junk. The first unit completely failed in less than a year. Since there's no Danby service in my area, after three months of back and forth with Danby "customer service" they finally shipped me a new unit. I was skeptical.
Summary: Spent about $800 on this unit 4 & 1/2 years ago. Looked great and fit our space perfectly. Has always operated on the "loud" side, but considering our other options (at the time) were over $1,000, we lived with the noise (not like it was in our bedroom!). But just 4 & 1/2 years later, the compressor is shot and we're looking at a $300 repair bill. We'll just purchase the Frigidaire for $399 instead.
Summary: Just installed. As others have reported, the fan runs often. I have been told this is by design to keep the temp uniform. I have noticed the temp doesn't hold very well fluctuating a few degrees warmer despite us not using the fridge. Not sure why this is the case? Think the fridge looks nice but it is way overpriced. The quality just doesn't seem to equal a $900 price tag. Guess time will tell but initially, I am lukewarm and a bit pessimistic on the purchase.
Summary: I returned this unit after only 48 hours. Despite the digital thermostat that read 32 degrees, this unit never dipped below 54 degrees. I called the manufacturer (Danby) and was told that I needed to unplug it, let it stand for 30 minutes and plug it back in. The problem would then be solved. I did this several times. Wrong! Each time the temperature never got below 54 degrees. The whole thing seemed messed up.