Summary: Unit was purchased 17 Dec 2012 and died 16 Sep 2014. The unit consistently ran at 50 F, regardless of temperature setting. Very noisy. Quoted cost to repair the unit was almost $400—if it was the compressor, which was still under warranty. I recommend spending more for a better product.
Summary: I bought this wine cooler in May of 2010. It stopped working about a month ago. Took it to an appliance repair shop and they said the compressor had gone bad and it was not economical to repair. So it was 3 1/2 years old and now I'm shopping for a new refrigerator. I will never buy a Danby product again...sorry Danby. Why would I?
Summary: I have this unit for about 3 years and finally realized that yes, it's 50 at the bottom where I have a temp/hygrom unit and I was always upset because I didn't want to store really good reds that cold.....I finally put a fridge thermometer on top and there is about a 10 degree difference...so now the best reds go on top and the champagnes and white down below....I can fit the pinot noirs just turn the bottle to avoid scratching the label...
Summary: Recieved my wifes wine fridge from post man. Opened up the box and the door fell off. Had to move the hinges for the door to the other side of the fridge, which didnt help. We had to find our own shim to make the door seat properly. Door had large black rub mark at top due to door not being installed properly. Will not do business with this seller ever again. Very dissatified customer. Should have listened to the other reviews on this product.
Summary: After much searching, as summer approached rapidly,bought this and am very satisfied(reduced a star for packaging-see below) with purchase and will buy another as wine collection grows.At minimum thermal setting on exterior top mounted thermostat the internal wine temperature(verified by IR thermal sensor device)varies between 59.5 deg F at top(for reds) and 55 deg F at bottom(for whites)so provided majority are reds this will do a fine job at a reasonable price.Interior...
Summary: I bought one of these units hoping that it will give me a constant temperature throughout the year to age my wine, but it is way too cold for it. Even at the "warmest" setting, the fridge was running at 9 degrees C (48 F). I called Danby and they sent a serviceman to check out the fridge. He recorded the back of the fridge to be 2 degrees C (36 F), and he kept saying this is not a wine cooler but more like a beer cooler!
Summary: It's cheap for a reason. While the reversible door option is a plus, the unit overall is not high quality. You will have to turn it all the way on maximum to get your drinks cold, and then they're not super cold. The wire shelves are pretty flimsy as well. Regretful purchase. Spend a little more and get a better unit is my advise.
Summary: I knew this particular one would look somewhat cheap (plastic finish rather than stainless steel, thin interior walls, limited features), but for the price I figured I could live with that. However, what was unacceptable about this one was temperature and noise. I was hoping that I wouldn't get the unit with these issues that were mentioned by others, but I did unfortunately. First of all, the temperature. Top shelves had ice on them!
Summary: I was concerned about the mixed reviews but truth be told, all of the units that I reviewed had mixed reviews. Took a chance on this unit due to the capacity and price point. Left it sitting upright for 6+ hours like another reviewer instructed then plugged it in. The temperature dial takes a bit of tinkering. I dialed it up till I heard the compressor turn on, then turned it down a bit.