Summary: The temperatures zones cannot be set as recommended in the manual. In fact, the three temp zones cannon be set individually. When we called the manufacturer, we were told that the factory settings are not factory settings. It's just a picture. They said the beverage center is really just a glorified beverage cooler. The beer is too warm or the red wine gets too cold. Too expensive for that function but it looks nice and does the job quietly.
Pros: Attractive Design, Quiet
Cons: Can Not Adjust Shelving, Temp Zones Not Best
Summary: Looks great but does not work as a refrigerator. A&E has been out 3 times so far trying to fix the unit and has not been successful. So, if you want a $1,200.00 cabinet this is the unit for you. As for me I am done with Whirlpool and Kitchen Aid. Do not buy this unit!
Summary: We just purchased the KA beverage center after much research. We ripped out a kitchen closet to convert to a wine/beverage center--based on the stats of the KA frig. From the description, I thought I was getting 3 moveable wine racks & 2 shelves. The BOTTOM RACK does NOT pull out and now, I see to get to wines on the bottom is NOT convenient. Each bottle needs to be pulled out by hand to read.
Summary: Bought for KitchenAid name. Dissatisfied with quality and KitchenAid not replacing the product when entire sealed compressor unit needs to be replaced. Repair is a two-hour job that requires a torch to be used in your kitchen--a risk we told KitchenAid we preferred not to take. Instead, KitchenAid is only willing to extend the warranty to an additional year, not a great deal if your house burns down while the product is undergoing this major repair.
Pros: Nice design, except bottom tray is awkward to use.
Cons: Second major break-down in only 9 months. Mfr. won't replace, only repair.
Summary: Three zones are not individually settable. Main glass shelf cannot be adjusted. Basically the bottom two sections are not particularly useful. Maybe for storing medicines & leftover dessert. Or British beer.
Summary: Love this beverage fridge! Holds the perfect temp for separate types of drinks...1. red wine, 2. white wine 3.beers/water/sodas. I wanted to have something for the kids (ages 5 & 7)to easily reach into for their water and kiddie drinks....but my husband loved it so much that he has taken it over for his own personal stash of alcoholic beverages. The stainless steel is gorgeous and construction is high quality for an all purpose beverage fridge.
Pros: Attractive Design, Customizable Shelving, Energy Efficient, Holds Temperature Well, Multiple Climate Zones, Quiet, Space For Tall Items