Reviews

Allavino MWR-1681-SSL 170 Bottle Wine Cellar Refrigerator - Bottle Single-Zone Black Cabinet with Stainless Door - Left Hinge

Click here to return to the Allavino MWR-1681-SSL 170 Bottle Wine Cellar Refrigerator - Bottle Single-Zone Black Cabinet with Stainless Door - Left Hinge

Allavino MWR-1681-SSL 170 Bottle Wine Cellar Refrigerator - Bottle Single-Zone  Black Cabinet with Stainless Door - Left Hinge

Allavino MWR-1681-SSL 170 Bottle Wine Cellar Refrigerator - Bottle Single-Zone Black Cabinet with Stainless Door - Left Hinge

The Allavino MWR-1681-SSL Single-Zone Wine Cellar Refrigerator is the most complete option for in-home wine storage on the market today. It incorporates all the most popular features in one wine cabinet, such as slide out racks on easy glide rollers, durable wood shelves that can hold up to 11 bottles each, digital temperature display and push-button controls, cool blue lighting and one digital controlled temperature zone. It can be built-in or used as a free standing unit. Single-Zone Digital Temperature Control: The digital zone functionality allows you to set storage between 41F to 60F. Lighted display allows you to monitor your temperature at without having to open the door. All 15 shelves glide smoothly on ball-bearing tracks which allows easy access to your entire collection. Each shelve will hold 11 regular size bottles for a total capacity of up to 170 bottles of Bordeaux, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Champagne. If you have larger diameter bottles, you can remove a shelf to accomodate them, but that will affect your overall bottle capacity. The UV-protected glass keeps harmful light away from your wine and the built-in key lock keeps your collection secure. Two keys are provided so you will have a back-up.The unit is front venting, which allows it to be built-in with zero clearance necessary on the sides and back of the unit for that flush look. It also has finished sides and top for free standing applications. The unit can be ordered with the hinge on the right or the left, making it a perfect fit no matter what your needs.
Product Reviews

Product Reviews

Allavino MWR-1681-SSL 170 Bottle Wine Cellar Refrigerator - Bottle Single-Zone Black Cabinet with Stainless Door - Left Hinge Reviews

Average Customer Rating:
(4.5)
(based on 7 reviews) 
As Advertised
by:Scott (11-12-2013)
Cary, NC
Comments:This is my second unit and I've had the first unit for a year. Be aware that these units are for regular bottles which is clear in their advertising.

Tracking of unit and Customer Service is great. The unit looks great!!!

Happy, Happy, Happy with my purchase.
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
Great wine unit for the money
by:Eric (06-24-2013)
San Marcos ca
Comments:Unit has a lot of shelf space and looks very nice
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
Fine but Poor Wine Bottle Fit
by:fred (06-14-2013)
vail, co
Comments:The refrigerator cools well and is attractive. There are some serious geometry issues: (1)if the bottle is any wider than about 2 3/4" you will need to remove a shelf; (2)the wooden shelf slats are too close together for even a bordeaux-type narrow bottle; (3)none of my bottles fit well when intermeshing bottles in the back part of a shelf with bottles in the front; (4)be sure to open shelves carefully as bottles may roll off the side due to the aforementioned issues. In sum, the interior design is very very poor. Whoever designed this thing must have had demi-sized bottles in mind. Delivery and installation were fine.
Bottom Line:I would not recommend this product.
 
My 16 month review
by:Gator Bruce (03-31-2013)
Tampa, Florida
Comments:Specifics are what we all want when it comes to a review.
1. It's a great looking cooler.
2. Keeps a consistent temperature for me.
3. A little noisy, but certainly not bad.
4. I have 4 racks that are uneven. Causes upper row to come out with lower row.
5. The cooler looks fantastic!
6. Versatile for placement because the fan is located in the front bottom
7. Quality of the racking is average. i have 4 racks that are not level.
8. The major flaw with this cooler is similar to many brands offered today. I wish every rack were 1inch taller. I would be more than happy to give up the capacity, and buy two because the price is good. Why should a consumer have to take racks out to accommodate a design flaw. THREE FEWER RACKS WOULD MAKE THIS A 6 STAR REVIEW!!!
What manufactures fail to realize is that the traditional 750 size bottles are almost rare these days. vintners are using different shaped bottles frequently. Not to mention, if you drink most anything other than Cabernet you are further limited.
9. I like the racks, but I have torn labels in almost every row because there is not enough space to accommodate my non traditional cabernet bottles.
10. CAPACITY. I can fit approx. 110 bottles. NOTE. I do have mostly Cabernet and Pinot. 65/35.
My final point is this. I really like this cooler. The statement about capacity is honest by Beverage Factory, and true.

In the end know your needs and the reality of coolers like this.
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
Love It So Much I Ordered a Second Unit
by:Ever Zinful (10-06-2012)
Sacramento
Comments:We have some really nice wine that we wanted to protect. This unit does the trick. It stays at the set temperature and has really sturdy, easy glide drawers. The roomy top shelf is great for those oversized bottles. We can't get 11 bottles into all of the drawers due to variations in bottle size, but we do get 9 or 10. Traditional sized bottles do, indeed, fit in 11 at a time. We have enjoyed being able to buy wine that needs to keep for a few years and not having to worry about spoilage. Since we have filled up our first unit, we just purchased a left-hinged unit to sit next to this unit.
Now for the reason I didn't give it 5 stars: the unit cuts on and off constantly to keep a consistent temperature. This makes me think that there isn't enough insulation. For this reason, I would not recommend you keep this unit in a hot, or even semi-hot area. Additionally, this unit vents out the bottom front, so you do get some warm air going into the room.
Overall, a great amount of wine storage for the price.
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
Shelves tight, noisy, Still a Good Buy
by:Skidkid (07-13-2012)
Campbell, CA
Comments:I got this unit and installed it at home. It looks better than I expected and works perfectly. The temp is held within ~2 degrees and it comes down to temp quickly. I also love that it can be used as a built in so there isn't a side clearance issue, tight spaces are fine.

The two nits that keep it form 5 stars are shelf height and noise level.

The shelves are a little too close together. Not much, an extra 1/4" would be enough to make this 5 stars. Even if they moved the top 3 shelves up 1/4" each so you have 4 slightly larger shelves. I think you could take all of the shelves out, drill some new holes, and move the top few shelves but I didn't try.

This thing isn't quiet. The fans come frequently to circulate the air and maintain the temp across the interior. This creates a moderate hum, kind of like your desktop computer. The compressor isn't much louder than the fans so you really don't notice when it cycles. You will notice it in a quiet house so don't put it near a bedroom or somewhere you want a romantic setting.

Overall I like my cooler and would recommend it. particularly based on the price performance. Plus, the customer service at Beverage Factory was great.
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.
 
Love My Unit!
by:Patrick (03-27-2012)
Virginia Beach, VA
Comments:We have this unit in my kitchen and it looks great! Ive been able to get larger 3 1/4" diameter bottles in the racks and even larger on the top rack. The all wood racks are very sturdy and slide in and out smoothly. The stainless on the door is good quality and has a nice tower bar handle. Got a great deal on mine, Thanks Beverage Factory!
Bottom Line:I would recommend this product.