The Allavino FlexCount Classic Series YHWR172-2SWRN Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator is perfect for any wine collector that enjoys both red and white wine equally. A temperature divider in the cabinet and directional fans that channel cool air where it's needed most create two cooling environments in one wine cooler. This wine refrigerator is loaded with features like digital temperature display, push-button controls, wood wine racks on full-extension rollers, UV protected dual pane glass, cool blue display lighting and a security lock to keep your collection secure. The finished black cabinet and brushed stainless steel door frame provides a timeless look that will add a touch of class to any environment.
Because red and white wine age differently, it is necessary to store them at different temperatures. Internal fans direct cool air where you need it, allowing you to set the lower zone between 54-65° F for red wines and set the upper zone between 40-56° F for white wines. A state-of-the-art compressor provides powerful cooling while being efficient enough to meet the strict California Department of Energy consumption guidelines.
14 sturdy wooden shelves gently cradle your bottles and reduce harmful vibration that could upset the sediment of your wine during long term storage. Telescoping roller assemblies extend all but the bottom shelf so that you can easily view and access the rear bottles, so you don't have to remove the front bottles to determine what is behind them.
Control each zone easily and intuitively with the digital temperature display and push button controls. The digital thermostat provides precise control by allowing you to adjust the temperature in one degree increments. Once the desired temperature is set, the display will show the present temperature in the cabinet, allowing you to keep track of the unit's performance. You can also control the lights, toggle between Celsius and Fahrenheit, or turn the unit off with the push of a button.
The classic design elements incorporated into this stunning wine cellar will be sure to impress your friends in any environment. It's sides and top have a sleek black finish so it can be used freestanding in the dining room but it's front venting construction allow it to be built into cabinetry for a seamless look in the kitchen. Cool blue display lighting, elegant wood wine racks and a brushed stainless steel door frame complete the wine cooler's appealing look.
* - Lower Zone must be set 2 degrees warmer than the Upper Zone
We realize that there is no "standard" bottle size anymore. Here is a small sample of bottle size variations and how they can affect your overall bottle capacity. Each of these bottles are 2 3/4" at the base but have varying shoulders and overall heights.
We understand that every collection is different, and we hope that providing this information will help you determine how your collection will work with this product.
|Depth||27.0" (28.75" w/ handle)|
|Unit Weight||245 lbs|
|Multiple / Dual Zone||Yes|
|Cabinet Color / Material||Black Metal|
|Energy Star Rated||No|
|Wine Bottle Count||Up to 172 Bottles|
|Number of Shelves||14|
|Glide-Out (Roller Assemblies)||Yes|
|Bottles per Shelf||Varies|
|Compartments (Distinct Zones)||2|
|Number of Doors||1|
|Color / Material||Stainless Steel Frame|
|Door Handle||Towel Bar and Curved|
|Tinted / UV Protective||Yes|
|Average Customer Rating:|
|(based on 2 reviews)|
|Sleek and high quality|
|by:||Nuclear Mom (10-04-2016)|
|Comments:||This unit is beautiful and functional. It's very well made and maintains the dual zone temperatures extremely well. The shelves are very sturdy wood and its great that you can view your bottles well when you pull them out and it's well lit. The stainless door ties in my other appliances. We love it!|
|Bottom Line:||I would recommend this product.|
|Comments:||I bought this cooler to replace my (similar) Danby cooler that expired after 6 years. The cost to repair it was estimated to be roughly 75% of the cost of a new one, so the decision was easy....to replace with something better than a Danby.|
A good bit of research led me to select this product.
It arrived with ONLY TWO punctures in the crating, but because of the excellent packaging design, the cooler itself was unscathed.
I installed it 10 Aug 2016 according to the clear instructions, and after the prescribed waiting period, plugged it in and powered it up.
On initial power-up, it made a hideous, mechanical rattling-vibration noise. Totally unacceptable. Had to decide whether to (1) send it back, (2) get a repair person, or (3) take a look myself.
Having been without a cooler for several weeks, I decided to begin with option 3. I pulled it back out of its cavity and removed the rear cover which protects the compressor, condenser and condenser fans. The source of the noise turned out to be a stupid assembly error which caused the edge of the condenser bracket to be in contact with the (vibration-isolated) compressor. I modified the bracket to remove the interference, and VOILA, normal refridge sounds....Not as quiet as some; not as loud as others.
(Kind of makes me wonder about the company's "QC Program".)
On the plus side, the refrigeration system appears (from the outside) to have been fairly well thought out (two fans moving air across the condenser instead of just one on the Danby, vib isolators well-matched to the compressor's major excitation frequency, etc.) It is attractive, apparently well-made (except as described above) and holds A LOT of bottles.
I don't like the "feature" of the upper section holding significantly fewer bottles than does the lower section. I also don't like the design "feature" which provides a temperature range of 40 to 56 F for the upper section, and a range of 54 to 65F for the lower section.
That combination of "features" more or less suggests that one use the lower section for reds and the upper for whites, especially if one has more reds than whites.
Running the upper section at a colder temperature than the lower section means that the cooling system has to work harder to maintain those settings. Cool air is more dense, hence tends to fall to the lower areas of a refrigerator (check out the temperature variation from the top shelf to the bottom shelf in your kitchen fridge). From a heat management perspective, it would be easier for the machinery to maintain a cooler temperature in the lower section and a warmer temperature in the upper section. Why make the machine use more energy trying to counteract natural circulation?
As far as reliability goes, it is FAR too soon to say; it has only been in service for 11 days as this is written, so....time will tell. As of now, it keeps the wine at suitable temperatures.
|Bottom Line:||I would recommend this product.|
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For one year from the date of purchase by the original owner, Allavino will, at its option, repair or replace any part of the unit, which proves to be defective in material or workmanship under normal use. During this period Allavino will provide all parts and labor necessary to correct such defects free of charge, so long as the unit has been installed and operated in accordance with the written instructions in the user manual. In cases where a product cannot be repaired, Allavino will provide you with a reasonably similar replacement product that is either new or factory refurbished. In rental or commercial use, the warranty period is 90 days. All Allavino Appliances of 3.5 cubic feet capacity or less must be brought/sent to the appliance service shop for repair.
For the second through the fifth year from date of original purchase, Allavino Products will provide a replacement compressor free of charge due to a failure. You are responsible for the service labor and freight charges. In rental or commercial use, the limited compressor warranty is one year and nine months. Cost to move the appliance to the servicers' shop and back to the user's home, as may be required, are the user's responsibility.