Summary: I cannot recommend this unit at all, having bought one in 2009 and then finding that once it stopped working, the factory authorized service technician simply said that "it is not worth repairing. It is so difficult to take apart and replace parts that it is cheaper to just replace it.
Summary: Dual zone temperatures seem to be fine with nice separation. However, red wine bottles of any type do not fit head to base, side by side, as recommended to get proper number of bottles stored. How could this possibly be? Didn't they ever test the capacity with real bottles?
Kitchenaid high prices do not follow-up with delivery of high quality.
11 December 2013
Summary: Unit arrived with no blemishes on exterior and powered up normally. Problems noticed on opening the fridge door revealed a total lack of quality in factory assembly, and clear lack of QA on this item.
Summary: "I shopped a bit online and in lowes looking for one of these for my wife. Great quality. Price was a little high. It comes on a little more often than I think it should. We did cut short the recommended clearance around the sides though. Overall we are very pleased with this purchase. "
Pros: Heavy doors. Quality workmanship.
Cons: High price. Runs too frequently. A little noisy.
Summary: This is not a dual zone wine cooler even though advertised as such, including on Amazon. There is only one temperature controller and the temperature differential is never more than 5 or 6 degrees between the top section whites and the lower section for reds.
Summary: With the temperature control dial set to maximum cooling, and the ambient room temperature at 67 F, the coldest temperature inside the (empty) unit is 56 F after waiting 48 hours. There is no relationship between the temperature control knob and the interior temperature.
Summary: Kitchenaid refers to this as a "dual temperature zone" wine cellar. It is not. I've had mine running for a few days and the difference between the upper and lower zone has never been more than 3 degrees. So either I keep my white wine's too warm, or my red's too cold.