Summary: This product must be showing its age because I've had this exact model for years now...perhaps at least 5. I purchased it because back then, there were few other models that had that sort of industrial-style handle / stainless look, and it was a fraction of the price of a similar-looking (very expensive) U-Line or SubZero. Since then, I have been disappointed in the build-quality, efficiency, and noise.
Summary: Haier's products are absolute trash. My product could not last more than 6 months. Its replacement lasted 4 months. I had numerous problems with improper cooling and the like. The product arrived in defective condition to begin with. It took 3 separate service calls to get the fridge in working order after being shipped in a supposedly NEW condition!
Summary: "The wine cellar is a solid, heavy unit and it will likely hold up for many years. The fit and finish are good with no sharp edges, loose parts or gaps anywhere. The door closes completely, and is perfectly aligned. While this unit can be built-into cupboards, we are using ours as a stand-alone unit. There is some audible compressor sound when it's cranked itself up (infrequently) to maintain the temperature, but nothing overbearing. The subdued lighting is attractive.
After much research, this is a very good value and solidly built. Recommended. Beware, factory packaging needs improvement.
Mike Testa, Amazon
15 August 2006
Summary: There was visible damage to the box when we received this on August 14, 2006 due to the inadequate Haier factory packaging. There was almost no protective Styrofoam or cardboard employed. After unpacking, we observed that there was cosmetic damage to the top rear, back panel and lower doorframe. We monitored and determined there was no mechanical damage.
Summary: I just received it yesterday-so we will have to see how it works, but the temp control seems perfect--the delivery people (Eagle) were great. Very accomodating, brought the refrigerator right into the house-- Seems very well made--so far I am very happy with the purchase.