Summary: This elegant 18 bottle wine cooler perfectly chills my wines. It can support up to eighteen 750 ml wine bottles in two different zones. The upper zone can support 6 bottles while the lower one holds 12. The product also includes a double-paned insulated glass, soft interiors and seven stainless steel racks which makes Koolatron one of the top leading brands
Summary: Same unit as elsewhere with a different label. Made by Zhongshan Yehos Electrical Appliance Co., Ltd. of China. These things will only get temps down to about 15 degrees below ambient. They are notorious for defective control boards, and the controls on ours are going bonkers, acting like someone is tapping the buttons. Look elsewhere, these are junk.
Summary: The Koolatron KBW-55DD wine refrigerator has been a disappointment. I purchased the Koolatron for my husband for our anniversary and he was delighted with the idea. Unfortunately, the Koolatron has never reached the cooler end of the temperatures it advertises although we have had it plugged in and running for over a month now. I tried contacting Koolatron directly by email but their only response (about a 10 days later) was "where did I buy the unit and how long ago".
Summary: Received as a gift, something I've wanted for awhile, so I really wanted to like this. I have little space, so this unit is the perfect size. Unfortunately, the first unit was defective, the door had broken off completely upon receipt. I had no problem returning it with amazon except it was a pain to repackage. Then amazon sent the replacement before the broken unit had been picked up, since I don't have space for both in my place, I left the new one in the mailroom.
Summary: When we bought our Koolatron 18 it was working as it should, then after approximately 4 months, the display board broke. It was showing wrong information about the wine temperature with both upper and lower compartments. We had to use a seperate thermometer to check the temperature. Even though the display was wrong, the wine temperature was alright. Got in touch with Sears and asked them to replace the unit because we had lost confidence.
Summary: First of all, the photo is deceiving. The top zone is for whites and the bottom zone is for reds. They are not interchangeable because of the way the temperature settings are programmed. The design is great. It's compact and fits perfectly into my living room between a couch and sofa. Herein is the problem. The unit requires 5 inches of space all the way around. That's 5 inches per side and 5 inches at the rear.
Good design - reliabilty & customer serivce issues
Lev Pekarsky "Leo", Amazon
20 July 2013
Summary: I purchased it through [...] under Koolatron WC-18 name in Dec 2009. It appears to be exactly the same model that is shown on this Amazon.com image. I really liked cabinet design and ease of controls. Unit was fairly quiet - just slight whisper noise of cooling fans. Unit's upper zone stopped working two month after purchase - fan was running, but there was no cooling function. It looked like the top thermo-elements have been defective.