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: We've had this for a couple years now. Have not had any issues. The only drawback is that it keeps reds a little colder then we typically prefer. (It does have temp control but is still cold on the warmest setting). As a result since it is so big, it doubles as an extra veggie fridge in the summer months.
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: 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!