Danby DWC612BLP 75 Bottle Wine Cooler
Did Danby get it right with this wine cooler or should you opt for another model to house your precious collection? The answer awaits you in this review.
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Features of the Danby DWC612BLP 75 Bottle Wine Cooler
- Capacity: 75 bottles
- Size: 11 cu ft
- 8 full-width wooden interior shelves
- Interior display light
- LED digital thermostat
- Black cabinet; Platinum trimmed door
- Tempered tinted glass door
- Reversible door swing
With its stylish design, the Danby DWC612BLP won’t look out of place even in the most lavish of rooms in your home. The sleek platinum door trim accentuates the tinted door glass nicely, while the black cabinet gives the appliance a strong bold appearance. Inside the cooler, the eight beach wood shelves standout from regular plain shelving to add a true sense of warmth.
Durable yet Practical
Danby have gone all out to ensure this appliance is durable enough to withstand regular use and keep your wine safe. The tempered glass door is double-pained and UV protected, keeping your wine bottles protected from UV rays. The beach wood shelving is solid so you can rest assured the shelves won't warp or bend over time. The reversible door swing allows for easy changing of which side the door is opened, this is a good convenience aspect we like. The use of wheel casters under the unit is nice, allowing you to move it easily without having to lift it.
A key factor we always consider when reviewing a wine cooler is the noise level. The Danby DWC612BLP only uses a small compressor, but it still emits quite a loud noise in operation so we wouldn’t recommend this to be used in a bedroom or anywhere in your home where you need some peace and quiet.
This is one of the most energy efficient entry-level wine coolers in the market. The appliance consumes only about 468 kWh/y on the highest temperature setting so the yearly operating costs are below $50.
In the unit, easy-to-use digital thermostat controls gives you convenient control of the temperature level, shown on a nice blue LED display. The temperature can be set from 6°C - 14°C (43°F - 57°F) to accommodate the desired level of cooling for your wines.
Pros and Cons of the Danby DWC612BLP 75 Bottle Wine Cooler
The Danby DWC612BLP is solidly constructed, styled elegantly and has a large storage capacity. Its energy efficiency is good so running costs are pretty low.
There is no internal fan in the unit so temperature variance isn’t as good as on higher end models. The compressor is nosier than most, but not too bad for a machine at this end of the market.
No door lock is included so if you have children then you’ll need to make sure you keep the unit somewhere out of their reach.
Storage isn’t too versatile as only two of the shelves can slide-out.
For an entry-level wine cooler, the Danby DWC612BLP 75 Bottle Wine Cooler has a lot going for it. Its excellent capacity, low energy use and exquisite styling makes it a good choice for those on a budget who need plenty of space to store their wines, but still want to keep up appearances.