Owner of 1.5 yrs - was quiet, then loud, then replaced fan
12 January 2014
Summary: I got this 12 Bottle Wine Enthusiast Wine Refrigerator as a wedding present 1 year and 6 months ago. I was so excited. I placed it next to my computer workstation (so it is near someplace where I sit a lot) in the corner of a room with hardwood floors in my small townhome/condo and plugged it in - it was quiet (not silent), but certainly not loud and annoying. It emitted the sound of a constant fan (more of a whoosh/whirring than a vibration or rattle).
Summary: Its difficult to have the set temperatures maintained. I find I have to make adjustments to the temperature settings almost every time I go to the wine chiller. There is of course the matter of how far apart the two temperatures can be set. I was expecting this from the reviews but it would be nice if one could get a 10-12 degrees difference.
Summary: I bought this through a third party (Tiffany's designer deals) and after a couple of months, the right side stopped working. I went right to the manufacturer (Wine Enthusiast) and paid $35 to have a replacement sent. After a few weeks the same thing happened. I asked Wine Enthusiast for a refund and they referred me to Tiffany's . By then my 90 day warranty had expired from Tiffany and I was unwilling to pay Wine Enthusiast another $35 for a new product.