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Danby - 36-Bottle Wine Cooler - Black

Model: DWC93BLSDBSKU: 6767123

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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 53 reviews

81%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    not reliable Danby Wine cooler

    Posted
    susie

    Purchased 2 Danby 36 bottle wine cooler on July 2013 from Best Buy,Both wine cooler compressor broke down/not cooling (2 months apart) short time after one year warranty period. We called and E-mail our receipt to Danby company, they said " normally their wine cooler compressor should last at least 4-5 years. They do not know why this happened, However, Danby still refused to repair (the compressor) nor replace our units. Danby management said, the best they can offer us is 20%-30% discount if we are going to purchase another Danby wine cooler from them. This product is not reliable, we do not know how many bottles of our nice wine were spoiled during the time the compressors broke down/without cooling This product should NOT have the customer Rating and Reviews of 88% We do not recommend any one to purchase this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Price for a 36 bottle wine cooler

    Posted
    Craig48
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This was the size wine cooler we were looking for. We used to have a 25 bottle cooler and it was always full. This one only has one temperature zone so you keep your red and white wines at the same temp. Not a big problem since we like our reds a little cool and open them up at least 30 minutes before consuming. The only real issue I have with this cooler is that no matter where you set the temperature knob the temp at it's highest is 55 and lowest 52. So the knob doesn't really control the unit well. We still like it but wish we could set the temps at closer to 60 degrees F.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Overall very nice

    Posted
    NickB
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this to be used as a "Beer Cellar". Pros: Very sharp looking! The blue LED light inside gives a nice ambiance. A very good value for the capacity. Cons: Analog thermostat with NO temperature indicator. I've had it on for 24 hours and I still can't get the temp within 5° of where I want it. No thermometer, but I found a decent digital one at a major store for $9. Overall: I would give it 3.5 stars. Very aesthetically pleasing. Excellent value for the price. Thermostat is frustrating to work with, I recommend getting a thermometer for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    The reviews are right

    Posted
    Moviebuff101
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    The others reviews are spot on. Good price and appearance but you get what you pay for. The compressor is noisy and makes periodic popping sounds, the temperature control is hard to adjust talking wide movement to change temp. The biggest issue is that the info on the web site does not make it clear that this unit is no to be installed under counter but must remain freestanding, so don't think it can go in your kitchen / bar cabinets. Pay more and get a built in model and make sure it says it's a built in

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good value - but the temp control seems off...

    Posted
    likemyredwine
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    really nice design...holds a lot in a small footprint. good looking unit and good value. I am having an issue with temperature control though....I want to set the unit to 55 degrees F for my red wine. After a month of "fine tuning" and very small adjustments I seem to be stuck with a too cold or too hot scenario...it jumps from 47 or 62 with the smallest of adjustments and nowhere in the middle. This could be something I am doing wrong....I do have a support request out to Danby...I'll update this review as things progress

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid for the money

    Posted
    Anonymous
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    For its relatively modest cost, the cooler is well built and keeps a steady temperature. It is no louder than a small refrigerator nearby. We were able to change the door so that it opens from the right side. There are only two negatives about the cooler. First, the temperature dial is on the back top instead of inside where it would be more convenient. Second, changing the door requires removing the plastic hinge hole plug and moving it to the other side of the door, which is almost impossible to do without damaging the plug.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good for the price

    Posted
    Jcr101
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The wine cooler is not good for red wine. Thermostat outside with no indication of temperature. Seems to cold for red wine. Can be OK for white wine, The problem was with Best Buy. I ask to return within 2 weeks of purchase. I was tod I would receive a return label to ship it back by UPS. Never received the label and never was contacted by UPS, even after calling Best Buy customer's service 3 times. I still have the wine cooler. Seems inpossible to return.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Others have said it well

    Posted
    Medigogo

    Good look and good price. Not too noisy, but a cranking sound when kicking off, somehow annoying because it comes and goes quite often. More significant is the vibration, not to human but to the wine. Not good if you hold wines for long time. Make sure you buy one with the thermoelectric technology, not this one. I'm not too concerned with the temperature, don't need to go too low for me. Capacity is only 32, not 36. The bottom shelf holds only 2.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Read the "up to"

    Posted
    Hawk
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    It is advertised as a 36 wine bottle refrigerator. So that is what I thought I was getting. After I got it and could only put 30 bottles of wine in it I saw it said "Up to 36 bottles" and if you look at the picture you can see it shows only 26 bottles and no way the bottom can be holding 10 more. It's almost false advertising. Maybe if you had some the the 1/2 Size bottles it would hold 36. Unit works well just don't hold as advertised

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      DanbyAuthorizedRep

      Hello Hawk, the unit can hold up to 36 bottles of regular wine bottles as you can see on page 7 of the following link:

      https://cdnc.danby.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/DWC93BLSDB_EFSOM_DM_July_13_2011.pdf Danby

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    So Far so good

    Posted
    Robtel
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    The specs did not show that the under counter cooler had it's off and on control in the rear, to include the temp setting, nothing is in the front of the unit ! My fault for not checking it out closer !! You can not beat the price for a plain jean wine cooler ! It is working super so far !!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      DanbyAuthorizedRep

      Hello,

      Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear you are happy with your wine cooler. Please note that this unit is a "free standing" design and is not to be put under a counter. Welcome to the Danby family of products!

      Sincerely
      Ann H
      Consumer Service danby-products

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Fridge

    Posted
    sea86
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bought this as a beer and wine fridge. The light blue light is great for when you want to read bottles and labels. It showcases the bottles nicely, and is a great addition to the dining area. It is not overly loud, but makes a little more noise than the kitchen fridge. We didn't notice any changes on electricity bills.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Wine Fridge

    Posted
    AliC
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    Bought this wine fridge to replace one I bought about 7 years ago. It's cools whites and roses very well. It is quiet and looks nice. The only draw back is the temp control dial is on the back of the unit and I have trouble adjusting it. No matter where I turn the dial, it always seems to be about 48 degrees or so. Too cold for my reds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Good Wine Fridge, but light is either on or off

    Posted
    RouterNovice
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Learned from the manufacturer that, despite what the Owner's Manual states, the light can only be on all the time or off all the time. The Manual says that it can be off except when the door's opened. Apparently the Manual's in the process of being updated. So if you don't want the light on all the time, look for another unit.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    tempered bottles

    Posted
    Ann97
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Bought the wine cooler and installed it behind our bar. It works wonderfully keeping the wine bottles at the perfect temperature. Holds more than enough bottles . For the first time we can choose whatever type of wine that suits us since we have a variety that fits into this wine refrigerator. Very satisfied!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great cooler for your garage

    Posted
    Girard
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Great one-temperature cooler. Can get about 27 bottles of red and hold temperature steady at 50 degrees. If you prefer white wines, it will hold them as cold as you want them. This cooler would be better if I could get it to 55 degrees, but I can't.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Cooler

    Posted
    Notatechy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This cooler does not have a thermometer display. It has a dial that you turn to cold.. Dial is kind of hard to tell which way is colder. We have had to experiment as we drink reds and don’t need them icy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      DanbyAuthorizedRep

      Hello,

      Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are pleased to hear you are happy with your wine cooler. The temperature dial is set so that the thicker the blue line the colder the temperature. Welcome to the Danby family of products!

      Sincerely
      Ann H
      Consumer Service Danby

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent wine cooler

    Posted
    noangeles15
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    love the design and its functionality, fits in under cabinet of my bar, cool blue lights inside, the temperature controller is fine and easy.. and most of all, it's run quietly and the price is right..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Seems to work well

    Posted
    Tommyb
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    We purchased this wine refrigerator due to lower price and because it lives in the garage. So far it is working fine. The temperature does not adjust well and it's difficult to do because of the dial location. But so far so good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent wine chiller

    Posted
    Sttngboy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This is a nice wine chiller. It does not hold 36 bottle like it says unless they are very skinny bottles. There is not a temperature display just a turn know with a gradient scale of temperature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    Gibbman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This wine cooler works well. You should note that on the highest setting the wine temps will be about 50 degrees. Looks good and the price was very good. Would recommend this product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend