Summary: Very nice construction and good temperature control. The shelves are spaced a little tight - normal bottles scrape getting in or out, and you have to lift the upper shelf slightly to get the fatter bottles out. Not a big deal - but sort of like airline seating - they had to fit one more row in!
BUYER BEWARE.. serviceable parts may be non existent.
20 November 2013
Summary: Purchased about 7 years ago.. finally died on me. the control board needed replacing. Danby no longer makes the board. Keep this in mind if you buy this unit. You may end up with an unserviceable unit. I ended up with a different board that doesn't work the same. No internal light anymore.. Crossing my fingers the board doesn't go haywire and freeze my collection..
Summary: After a few months, the temperature control stopped working, and all our wine froze, pushing out the corks - what a mess to clean up. Danby sent out a repairman to take a look, and he confirmed the temperature control sensor was bad and he ordered the part. After a month of no part arrival, we went straight to Danby, who admitted no parts were available. Next step was to go through the vendor to have Danby replace the unit with a new one.
Summary: We have had our wine cooler for a few months, and it's working fine. I don't find it to be too loud like what other reviewers are stating - but we have heard what I think is the bottles vibrating when the condenser kicks on, which can be resolved by leveling the unit. The manufacturer recommends that you NOT use an extension cord for plugging it in, and the cord is only about 5 feet. The glass does not appear to be tempered so we may buy something to cover it in.
Summary: Five years ago, we bought the Danby 75 bottle cooler as a present to ourselves so we'd have a good place to keep our special occasion wines. And overall it worked okay. The temps did fluctuate a bit but stayed in a good range. If that was the end of the story, I have given the Danby a 4 out of 5 review. But a few months ago, the compressor failed. We tried contacting Danby on the chance it might have a warranty on the compressor, but Danby didn't reply.
Summary: This unit looks nice and the fit and finish are acceptable. And it worked fine for about a year and a half. Now it will not even cool to room temperature. Of course, the warranty has expired and Danby customer service is non-existent. I had it checked out by an electrician and the cost does not justify having it fixed. I should have done more homework before buying. I have since done quite a bit of research on the web.
Summary: The first Danby wine cooler I received was damaged when it arrived. Had to wait for a replacement cooler. The digital temp was never within 10 degrees of the thermometers I put inside the unit. The top portion was adequate for red wine but the lower few shelves were much colder. I do not keep that much white wine so the lower shelves were used for a few bottles of red. The fan was loud but the unit was in a storeroom so it didn't bother me.
Summary: Four months after purchase (not through amazon.com) the danby wine cellar temperature dropped below freezing causing all my red and white wines bottles' corks to pop. Danby paid for one in home warranty repair. Failed a second time (caught early with extra temp gage). Repairman refused saying beyond repair. In end Danby refuses to replace unit.
Summary: We needed more wine storage so, naturally we went to Amazon to check out our options. We had a smaller Danby wine cooler so we decided to go with a bigger Danby. It is a good looking unit and is performing beautifully right out of the box. The best part was that it was delivered to our door in about a week. Amazon, YOU ROCK!!!!!
Unit acceptable, but Danby Customer Service not so much
Lorraine Howes, Amazon
4 July 2013
Summary: We purchased this unit from Amazon.com on June 23rd. Delivery went well, but when we unpacked the unit we discovered we were missing one of the "feet" that help balance the unit. The unit had both a left and right hinge (to allow door reversal) and each hinge had a foot that screwed into it. But there was no spare foot with a screw to allow you to install it separately in order to balance the unit.