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Kangol

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I've been looking at a small (30-40 bottles) entry level wine fridge/cooler and am wondering if anyone has some recommendations. It doesn't need to be fancy, just a decent reliable unit that is reasonably cheap and good value.

Was having a read of articles like this:
Tyson Stelzer » The Wine Fridge Explosion

Came across this website and it looks like I can get a 72 bottle single zone model for $349 or a 32 bottle dual zone for $237.
Wine Fridges Australia | Thermoelectric Wine Cooler Australia

I used to work in the homewares department of Target over 10 yrs ago and remember selling some then - but a quick browse of the website doesn't show any.

Recommendations or thoughts?
 
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I can't comment on those, but I went for the Vintec 32 bottle single zone. Appliances Online have it for $555 with free delivery. I'm very happy with it and ultimately I went with the brand reputation. It is possibly above your budget though.
 

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I can't comment on those, but I went for the Vintec 32 bottle single zone. Appliances Online have it for $555 with free delivery. I'm very happy with it and ultimately I went with the brand reputation. It is possibly above your budget though.

Bought the same (old model I assume) on sale at DJs years ago (c. late 2008) at $400.

It's moved three times, been in two houses with "sketchy" intermittent power outages and still going strong.

Wine still going strong too.


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I have a Euroart 50 bottle which has been great for 5 years. Word of warning though; i still have no idea how you get 50 bottles in it. I have tried stacking every which way, and cannot get more than 42 in and shut the door!
 
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Thanks for the replies, something over $500 is probably more than I'm willing to pay but I'm certainly considering it..
Any other opinions?
 

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I like Kitchener wine fridges although they may be more than what you budgeted for. The one I have has a 280 bottle capacity but I'm sure they make smaller ones too. FWIW they are an Australian company, Melbourne based I think. Great products with the range encompassing basic wine fridges to storage cabinets for the serious collector.
 

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qff store has those vintech 32 bottle single zone units for 98000 pts delivered... i'm tempted to pull the trigger
 

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How many bottles do you want to store? My Vintec will allegedly fit 110 or something but I would struggle to get about 80 in it. I can't imagine many more than 15-20 in a 34 bottle fridge.
 

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How many bottles do you want to store? My Vintec will allegedly fit 110 or something but I would struggle to get about 80 in it. I can't imagine many more than 15-20 in a 34 bottle fridge.

I'd have to check, but I think I have between 25 and 30 in my 32 bottle fridge. You have to be a bit inventive and champagne bottles do bugger things up.
 

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I bought a hisense cheapie from the good guys.. dual zone.. looks ok.
It's got a compressor so your grange may be lightly vibrated..otherwise fantastic bang for your buck
 

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I bought a hisense cheapie from the good guys.. dual zone.. looks ok.
It's got a compressor so your grange may be lightly vibrated..otherwise fantastic bang for your buck

Not the greatest for your power bill, the cost to run will exceed the purchase price in a year or so in many cases for the cheaper units, and vibration is not great for wine. However if your in an extreme climate you may not have a choice.
 

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we don't get a power bill.. we sell power …. :)


Not the greatest for your power bill, the cost to run will exceed the purchase price in a year or so in many cases for the cheaper units, and vibration is not great for wine. However if your in an extreme climate you may not have a choice.
 

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Very much so. With a general value of 2-3c per point on business flights, that's an expensive wine fridge.
 

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i dont get it ... assuming 98000 is a rip off?

Very much so. With a general value of 2-3c per point on business flights, that's an expensive wine fridge.

Indeed. Just on domestic business I could get airfares that retail for $2400 with 96000 points. But then I need to take those flights. If not needing to fly perhaps the fridge is better value.
 
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