Made up of one single-zone 56 bottle unit and one dual-zone 56 bottle unit, Allavino's FlexCount Series 3Z-VSWR5656-BWT Three-Zone Wine Cooler Refrigerator makes it easy to store up to 112 wine bottles of all shapes and sizes. Allavino's new cutting-edge shelving is constructed from durable metal to be strong enough to provide reliable stability and prevent sagging, yet thin enough to allow more space between shelves to accommodate larger diameter bottles. This allows you to store larger bottles without sacrificing bottle capacity, making it perfect for wine enthusiasts with diverse collections. FlexCount shelves also feature beautiful wood fronts that can be stained to match the surrounding decor and wood slats that gently cradle your bottles to help minimize harmful vibration. The 3Z-VSWR5656-BWT has three distinct temperature zones that can each be independently monitored and adjusted using the two digital displays with intuitive push-button controls, giving you the freedom to store red, white, and sparkling wines all at the same time. Thanks to the front-venting design and finished top and sides, this unit can be used built-in or freestanding.
This wine cellar has 10 shelves that can hold up to 9 bottles each and two bottom shelves that can hold 11 bottles each for a maximum bottle capacity of 112 bottles. The maximum capacity can be reached with many different bottle sizes and is only affected when adding in larger Pinot or Champagne bottles, making this the ideal unit for diverse wine collections.
This is the standard 750 mL bottle, which most wine refrigerators are configured around as it is the most popular size on the market. It measures 11-1/2" tall with a 2-15/16" diameter and the shoulder tapers up from 7-3/4" to 8-1/2". This wine refrigerator can easily store 9 of these bottles on each of the upper shelves and 11 more on each of the bottom shelves for a total of 112 bottles.
This bottle is taller than the standard 750 mL bottle. It measures 12-1/16" tall with a 2-15/16" diameter and the shoulder tapers up from 8" to 9". The taller shoulder and top would normally wreak havoc on your wine storage because the necks would touch, making the overall length of the bottles too tall for most shelves or pushing the outside bottles out, causing them to hit the sides of the wine refrigerator. Generally, you would have to remove a shelf to accommodate these bottles, but with the extra space available on these shelves, they fit just fine and do not affect the overall capacity.
This bottle has the same diameter at the base, but the shoulder is wider, which would generally push it out of the grooves and make it rub on the shelf above. It measures 11-7/8" tall with a 2-15/16" diameter at the base and the shoulder tapers up from 7-1/2" to 8-1/4" with a 3-1/16" diameter. Due to the smart spacing on these shelves, these bottles fit with room to spare, preventing rubbing and allowing the maximum bottle capacity to stay the same.
This bottle is wider and shorter than the standard 750 mL bottle. It measures 10-5/8" tall with a 3-1/4" diameter and the shoulder tapers up from 5-1/2" to 8". Bottles this wide don't usually fit in wine refrigerators and if they do, they have issues with rubbing on the shelf above and scuffing your labels. This wine refrigerator has no issues with this type of bottle so once again, your maximum capacity will not be affected if you have them in your collection.
Until now, you wouldn't dream of fitting a Pinot bottle in an undercounter built-in wine refrigerator without drastically reducing the overall capacity. It measures 11-5/8" tall with a whopping 3-1/2" diameter and the shoulder tapers up from 5-1/2" to 8-1/4". On this model, only the bottom shelves are slightly affected. You can fit 9 bottles on each of the bottom shelves without them being properly cradled in the grooves or fit 6 comfortably in the grooves by alternating the necks. So even if your ENTIRE COLLECTION was made up of Pinot bottles, your total capacity would only be reduced to 102 bottles at the lowest!
Champagne bottles are too big to fit on the upper shelves, but you can still store up to 6 on each of the bottom shelves. They measures 12-1/4" tall with a 3-3/4" diameter and the shoulder tapers up from 5-1/2" to 7-3/4". Most wine refrigerators this size would not be able to store any Champagne bottles without removing a shelf.
Perhaps there are people out there that only drink one type of wine, all the time. Most wine connoisseurs with a diverse palate are going to have varying bottle sizes in their collection, so having the ability to store all those varying bottle sizes without having to reconfigure and reduce your storage makes this the wine refrigerator of choice.
|Unit Weight||247 lbs. (2 units - 123.5 lbs. each)|
|Shipping Weight||326 lbs. (2 units - 163 lbs. each)|
|Compressor (Parts Only)||5 Years|
|Multiple / Dual Zone||Yes|
|Cabinet Color / Material||Black Metal|
|Energy Star Rated||No|
|Wine Bottle Count||Up to 112 Bottles|
|Number of Shelves||12|
|Material||Metal with Wood Slats|
|Glide-Out (Roller Assemblies)||Yes|
|Bottles per Shelf||9|
|Compartments (Distinct Zones)||3|
|Number of Doors||2|
|Color / Material||Black Frame|
|Door Handle||Towel Bar AND Curved|
|Tinted / UV Protective||Yes|
|Electrical Requirements||115 V / 60 Hz|
|VSWR56-1 Energy Guide|
|VSWR56-2 Energy Guide|
|Average Customer Rating:|
|(based on 1 reviews)|
Punta Gorda, Florida
|Comments:||Very happy to replace a thrmoelectic cooler with a compressor model. The cabinet is well-crafted and the shelves are amazing. There is plenty of room for a significant wine collection. |
One downside is that even though the bottom shelves are wider, it is hard to fit the advertised number of sparking bottles.
|Bottom Line:||I would recommend this product.|
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