Excerpt: This is our second Danby wine cooler. I returned the first due to its high noise level & recycling of the motor every 20-30 seconds. The replacement is much more quiet & does not recycle its motor frequently. My only negative comment is the shelving, which should be more secure & allow 3 bottles per shelf placed parallel instead of 4 bottles alternating.
Excerpt: The shelf design is poor -- 3 bottles side by side rather than 4 alternated front to back would allow better viewing. The compressor is VERY loud, making this unit unsuitable for a kitchen or dining room. Ours is in our utility room next to the kitchen, & we can certainly hear when the cooling kicks on. I think Danby could certainly do better -- especially considering the price for this small unit.
Summary: Manufacturer's packing leaves a lot to be desired. After 4 delivery attempts, I finally received an undamaged cooler. It fit perfectly where the old trash compactor had been. Looks great and so far it is working great.
Summary: We had removed an old trash compactor from the original owner of our house and needed to fill this odd 12" opening in our cabinet. This wine cooler was perfect. Brainless to install, and runs great. Only complaint is that it's a bit noisy...
Summary: We moved/downsized to a smaller home and were forced to sell our much larger U-Line wine refrigerator. Space limitations required that we buy two narrow (12" wide) Danby wine cellars, one for whites and the other for reds. I don't have them under-counter installed, I have them situated back to back at the end of a double width kitchen island. The exterior is black so you hardly notice they are there with our dark coutertops & dark wood cabinetry.
Summary: Huge quality difference between this and the $150 wine coolers available locally. It was the difference between a toy and an appliance. Quiet. Well built. I seriously wondered why I was paying three times as much...but I don't regret it a minute.