question: is this unit for built in installation or free standing?
Yes, if given some back ventilation, it can be used under-counter. There is not adequate room beneath the unit to get adequate air flow for full cooling unless the unit also has room in the back for some air movement.
Hey, Hg! The shelves on the model you selected are removable to store your can sodas. ~Courtney
Hello, Mike. Yes, this wine cooler has a lock. Should you need additional assistance, please call our Customer Care Team at 1-800-374-4432 Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 8 pm EST. Regards, R'Shaye
No, it is not vented in the front - rear ventilation
Hey, Hc! The door on the model you selected can be opened to the left or right. ~Courtney
Yes, the cooling vents are on the back. It should probably be moved from time to time because lint and debris will accumulate on the carpet under the unit and may be hard to clean if left standing very long. There are adjustable legs on the front side, but the back side sits directly on the floor.
Since the shelves are made for wine bottles & not solid, you're better off laying 12 oz cans on their side. Upper zone can hit 41, lower zone cannot - lower zone drops to 54. Cheers!
The manual that comes with it says that it is a standalone unit and needs several inches of clearance around it. However, we installed ours under a counter with about 1-1/2 inches of clearance around the sides and top and it has worked fine, no problems at all, for three years now.
Yes, and they are removable. With some slightly larger bottles, you will have to remove shelves because the distance between the shelves will not accommodate the slightly larger bottles. Expect that, with many wine bottles, you will need to remove some shelves.