Summary: the good news is that I don't have configuration or noise issues like many of you. it looks nice and friends are jealous that we are now fancy people and have a wine cooler. the bad news is a longer list. We learned right away that this isn't a wine cooler, it gets way too cold no matter what. Fortunately even though our friends think we're fancy, we're not. so we keep white wine in it just fine.
Summary: We bought this to be a little microbrew fridge. The trouble is, the shelving options are not changeable and I can only configure for one level of bottle height beers. You can put some on the bottom, but that has less space, and tends to freeze when set at 35 (my husband likes cold beers). It also seems to run all the time to keep that temp. Not sure I would recommend. For the money, I expected better.
Summary: Purchase brand new, realized within 24 hours it doesn't work right. Regardless of where you set the thermostat, the appliance keeps: top shelf 41 degrees, second shelf 38 degrees, third shelf 25 degrees (freezer) bottom shelf almost freezing. Will take a week for a "certified" repair person to come out to try to fix a brand new appliance (there is only 1 in our area and he doesn't make appointments, will just show up and hope someone is home when he gets around to it...
Summary: The unit has a good aesthetic and is built pretty solid (nothing seems loose and rattling about) but the temperature does fluctuate fairly irregularly and when set below 38 degrees does have issues where my sodas start to freeze so the temp is obviously lower than the thermostat thinks.
Summary: We purchased this fridge in October of 2011. A few weeks ago it stopped cooling and making a lot of noise. Shortly after that happened we started smelling smoke coming from the fridge. After taking the back panel off, we discovered the compressor had melted. Very disappointed that a $360 fridge didn't last more than a little over a year.
Summary: We bought this at another retailer and brought it home. Despite changing the temperature up and down several times along with moving the cans further away from the back wall, we still had cans constantly exploding. The coils are only on the back wall so the rear of the fridge is much colder than the front. When the cooler went on it would freeze the rear cans and they would explode. We tried everything to keep it but to no avail.
Summary: It looks nice and has good capacity. However, like many other reviewers, I find it to be very noisy. Not the compressor, although it does make a slight buzzing sound, it's the refrigerant circulating that makes a very loud and obnoxious swishing and gurgling sound. I'll be returning this.
Summary: We replaced our wine fridge with this one in our kitchen. The wine fridge was a leftover from our childless days. The beverage fridge is much more practical. It always seemed like never quite had enough space in our kitchen fridge because of misc beer, soda, and juice boxes. Pros: A big winner for me was the ability to remove / modify the shelving. I like beer and wanted a place to store bottles upright. We have removed one shelf and everything fits ...
Pros: Attractive Design, Customizable Shelving, Easy Access, Space For Tall Items