Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 115
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by micj I would recommend this unit...but you get what you pay for.
Let's face it, this is not a high end wine cooler. You get what you pay for. However, it is a very good cooler for the price and works as described. It holds lots of bottles (50) and you can fit those wider pinot style bottles on some, but not all shelves, whereas other coolers don't handle them at all. The wire shelves do not smoothly "glide" out but they do "ok". There are 4 specific points I would like to address:
1) Bottle temp is rock solid: There are some reviews that complain about temperature fluctuation. I agree with the one review that states air temp fluctuation is not important, it's bottle temperature fluctuation. I totally agree with that and my bottle temperature (measured at various location using a thermometer pushed in through a corked bottle) is steady even though the air temperature fluctuates between 57 and 60F.
2) Unit is quite: I can hear the unit running when it cools but just barely. I have no problem with the noise (very soft fan blowing type noise) it produces and it's way quieter than the refrigerator it replaced.
3) There is no on/off switch. The only way to turn the unit off is to unplug it from the wall. Not good for an undercounted placement. You do not want to have to slide a fully loaded unit out from under a counter. But then again, if it's full of wine, you probably are not going to want to turn it off and warm up your wine...right?
4) Build quality: What can I say...it's made in China and it has that build quality. The front door is well made and looks nice, the rest of it has a cheap feel. Mine came with a bent door hinge which I had to straighten out to get the door to seat squarely on the front. The damage had to come during assembly as the box did not show any dropping damage. But the door does seal nicely and tightly.
September 17, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by drey Great built-in wine fridge
My #1 reason for getting this fridge was because it was designated "built-in". We were finishing off a small bar and wanted to place a fridge between two cabinets. I really wanted to get one that was made to work in an enclosed space and this was by the far the least expensive. So far its been great (4 weeks). It doesnt run too loud and certainly keeps our whites at a nice chilled temperature.
As some of the other comments have pointed out, the shelves do not slide out, and while this feature is most missed when packing it with bottles, I've really not missed it while taking out bottles to drink. There are some bottles (thicker champagne) that will not fit in here, but most everything else we've tried has fit well.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by denny go so far....very happy with purchase
looks good and keeps good temperature control.
delivery was smooth and undamaged.
holds plenty of bottles.
light gives a cool effect.
February 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Great little wine cooler
I really wanted to replace my dishwasher (which I never used) with something more practical that I would use. So I decided on a wine cooler. I found out I needed an actual under the counter one so my hopes for a dual controlled one were dashed since I wasn't ready to spend that type of money. After researching I settled on this one and am quite happy with it.
I know some people had mentioned it was loud but I will have to say it isn't (and no tweaking was necessary). The hum is quite low and barely noticeable. I have all sorts of beverages in there, including wine, water and wine coolers. I can now see that eventually I will want a dual control so I can better manage the temps but for now it's great and I really have no complaints.
It's a great little wine cooler for the price. This isn't a wine cooler with all the bells and whistles of a more expensive one (pull out shelves, wood shelves, dual controls) but it is a great entry level one to see if you will get use out of it.
And, it looks really nice under the counter. Very sleek and goes with appliances that are either black or stainless.
I, personally, think it's a great little cooler for the price.
September 30, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by lindyb Spend the extra money and get a good wine cooler
Purchased the cooler two years ago, it worked fine for awhile and then had trouble with the temperature remaining stable. Now it does not cool at all. Vissani will not take responsibility for defects after one year. Just purchased a high end cooler. If I had done that before, it would not have been as expensive! You get what you pay for.
July 3, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Shelly Vissani 50 Bottle Wine Cooler
Very disappointed in this product. I was wondering what was going on when I kept setting the temperature at 45 degrees and it kept going to 65 degrees. When I took all my wine bottles out and looked inside, the plastic liner insert is cracking into pieces. I called Vissani customer service and basically they said it was over 1 year old and out of warrantee. I only had this cooler for 1 year and 4 months and very disappointed it did not last long for the $400 I spent.
June 5, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RalphC Nice product
Really nice product. This is my second one. First one started making noise, but liked it enough to purchase again. Glad I did, as the delivery came damaged, and I was able to just swap out the door with the old one. Called 1-800-got- junk and the old one is being recycled....
June 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Islanders Expensive looks, low price!
Bought this brand of chiller because it was the same as the one that was there when we bought the house and we knew that it would fit in the same spot. The compressor no longer worked, so it didn't chill. I believe the unit was 6 or 7 years old. Replacing it with the same one for under $400 seemed more logical than trying to get the compressor repaired. The chiller seems of higher quality than it is priced. It does maintain a constant temperature when set. The compressor kicks on when it goes 2 degrees below the setting. Operation is very quiet....we can barely hear it running. A good buy for the price.
March 24, 2015