Danby Refrigerator Danby DWC114BLSDD Designer 38-Bottle Dual-Zone Wine Cooler, Black/Stainless Steel/Glass Review

Danby Refrigerator Danby DWC114BLSDD Designer 38-Bottle Dual-Zone Wine Cooler, Black/Stainless Steel/Glass

  • Free-standing application only (38-bottle capacity)
  • 2 distinct separately regulated temperature zones, 1 for red wine and 1 for white wine
  • White LED thermostat is easily viewed through the door
  • Magnetic door gaskets retain cooling poer and humidity levels
  • Reversible hinge for left or right hand opening

Danby Refrigerator Danby DWC114BLSDD Designer 38-Bottle Dual-Zone Wine Cooler, Black/Stainless Steel/Glass Reviews

The wine cellar for the dining room (By btownjhawk)

This is a great wine cooler! I have had mine for a few months now. It looks great, the LED lights are lovely and the slide-out wood shelves are a great feature. It’s very sturdy and the dual zone temperature control works great! I wouldn’t pay over $400 though. Nebraska Furniture Mart has it for $379 so that’s where I ordered it from and I’m very happy.

Now that I have been using it for a month or so I am happy to say that it isn’t very noisy at all (By Larry W Glover)

After reading all of the reviews I was a bit concerned about the noise level of this product. Now that I have been using it for a month or so I am happy to say that it isn’t very noisy at all. I have it sitting in my dining area which is part of my living area that I watch TV.
The noise level is hardly noticeable. The unit itself is sturdy (90+ lbs.). Temperature adjustment is easy enough. Since I have a lonely bottle of wine in it I am looking forward to filling it with the batch of dewberry wine my son and will soon be bottling……

Great product (By Robert Waldridge)

After a lot of research, I purchased this product and am completely satisfied. My advice: pay a little more for better quality. It pays in the end.

Great buy! (By Marina Voytko)

We purchased this cooler a couple days ago at our local Sam’s Club, paid $299 plus tax. We have researched it on the the various websites including Amazon, Best Buy, Wine Enthusiast, Wine Cooler Direct, etc. Some of the complaints were: noise, size and sturdiness, so I will address all three here.

Noise: it’s not noisy at all. I actually had to hold my ear directly to it to hear some faint sound. When you open the door, you can hear it more, but still it’s not loud.

Size: It can nicely fit 30 regular 750 ml bottles, 5 per shelf. You can also alternate direction of the bottles, this way you can fit 6 regular bottles per shelf. With alternating directions of the Riesling type bottles, you can fit 7 bottles per shelf (I played some different scenarios, too much free time lol). The bottom shelf will not fit long bottles (Riesling type), only regular size, and you can’t alternate directions. The top shelf is a little bigger than the rest, it can fit 4-5 Champagne or 1.5 liter wine bottles. So here is the bottom line on the max capacity: you can fit 35 Riesling bottles plus 5 regular bottles on the bottom shelf for the total of 40 bottles, that is if you are REALLY into Riesling. Or if you are storing only regular size wine bottles, you can fit 35 of them (5 shelves of 6 bottles, and 5 bottles in the bottom).

Sturdiness: the cabinet itself looks and feels nice and sturdy, the shelves feel a little flimsy, but they do the job.

Overall it’s a great little cooler, especially for the price I paid. I recommend before buying it online, check your local wholesale clubs (Sam’s, BJ’s, Costco). It’s a seasonal item, usually sold in the spring/early summer.

A+ customer service. (By Andrea)

After much research we decided on this product. We had a few issues with the shipment of the product however Danby went above and beyond to guarantee our satisfaction. The unit is quiet and fits great in our kitchen. I would recommend. Fits our Pinot bottles nicely.

Disappointed – especially in Danby Customer Service. (By KCCloverleaf)

On the plus side:
Temperature controls are inside the cooler behind the door so toddlers can’t mess with them.
It stores long Reisling bottles and 750 ml bottles on the top shelf.
On the minus side:
It’s very loud. I have it in my dining room.
My room is carpeted and the door rubs the carpet.
The shelves aren’t tall enough. It’s difficult to store anything but narrow bottles unless a shelf is removed so that cuts down on the quantity of bottles it stores. Forget the Pinot Noirs.
I needed to change the door to open to the left. Parts broke. Customer Service has a 5 day business day lag and then they told me to go to a hardware store for replacement parts. It’s brand new with an extended warranty. What’s up with that!?!
I switched the door, and now the ‘Danby’ emblem is upside down.

I would not repurchase.

Apprehensive, but openminded. (By Heather Hall)

I received the cooler today. The motor is quite and cooled very quickly. There is a small flange just below the door that is very fragile and was bent during moving in my home using a furniture dolly. This prevented the door from closing but it was easily bent back in to place and the door shut as designed, manufacture should consider a redesign. I gave the cooler a 3 stars because I have only had it a day. I will continue to update my post. My last wine fridge lasted only 1 year before it died (for the record it was a different brand). So I’m very apprehensive about the longevity of the cooler.

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