Not a quality product. Failure costly.
Bought due to “perceived” reputation. Failed under 3 years outside warranty. Bought with Penfolds offer, some wines have outlasted the fridge. Left a lot of expensive wine in limbo. Would not recommend or buy other Vintec products. Steer clear.
Do not buy Vintec
bought through Penfolds via a Langtons voucher and Again just out of the 2 year warranty and the compressor has broken again. This cabinet was a replacement of the first one that failed. I have no idea when it actually stopped cooling as I rarely open the door. Rang vintec/Electrolux and basically was told if I want anything done I’ll have to pay $180 for the service call then parts and labour. After my first cabinet breakdown vintec said it’s not worth replacing the compressor as it’s basically the cost of the cabinet.
Don’t buy this produ...ct or vintec/ Electrolux for for that matter. You can not rely on Vintec to preserve your valued wines like I have for when my children grow up. So unfortunately I’ve lost the $800 odd I spent on the cabinet as well as over $3000 worth of wine. Lodged a claim via fair trading.
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Small capacity if you store champagne
Have only owned for 3 weeks now. So far it has been a handy item in our household. It easily holds 18 bottles of champagne as the bottles are larger than the red wine bottles quoted for the maximum capacity. Unfortunately it has filled up rather quickly and so for longer term storage I will need to order a larger model. The first model arrived with scratches all over it - but the replacement model was fine.
The inevitable breakdown - Over to you Electrolux
I bought this product in 2015 and I agree with the other reviewers that it's a good product when it's functioning. However about a month ago we noticed that it wasn't keeping the selected temperature and I did some searching on the net for a solution. Looks like our's died of the same weak compressor construction. I have sent off the requisite request for an exchange or replacement, but not confident after reading Electrolux's warranty and replacement policy. Might be surprised.
Anyway if you want to spend about $700 for a device that works for 3 years then go for it.
First one worked for just over a year. Replacement never worked.
This product is great while it works but unfortunately our experience shows that isn't very often. Our first one lasted a bit over a year until the compressor packed it in. The reason given was that the piping used in this fridge gets corroded by the emissions when corked wine breathes. Slight oversight for a wine fridge. In fairness the customer service was pretty good and we got a replacement which unfortunately didn't work from the moment we plugged it in. Once again, customer service was good and we now have store credit. Unfortunately this product is a pig and you should not buy it unless you love speaking to customer service reps on the phone.
Coolant Leaking After 2 Years !
Bought 2 years 3 month ago, so just 3 month out the 2 year factory warranty, this Vintec wine cellar stop working, the setting temperature is 12 and display is always at room temperature. When turned it around I found green coolant liquid leaking from the back where the copper pipes are.
Was perfect. Now won’t cool.
3 years old and suddenly won’t cool, despite the compressor/condenser being on constantly. I’ve read elsewhere of the same problem, with Vintec not being at all helpful. So now I have 3 dozen bottles of premium wine being kept at the wrong temperature. I would not risk Vintec ever again, and Penfold’s need to think twice before getting involved with this company’s promotions.
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Great for small collections
I would class this wine fridge as a beginner's wine fridge. Can hold up at 35 bottles. It's solidly built with wooden shelves which make it look much better than the cheaper alternatives with metal shelves. The wood also avoids the issue of labels scratching off the metal.
Comes with an invitation to join Vintec club which has several discounts from partner sites. Can get a little noisy when the compressor is working but never too loud to bother me. Have yet to see what the power usage is like.
Works well so far but very cautious given other reviews of this product.
I have owned an earlier 35 bottle Vintec fridge (holds 32) which is 2 yrs old and working well - touch wood.
Before XMAS there was a 20% off sale on eBay & the Good Guys - took advantage & now has de 2 almost identical fridges. Both are working well & are as advertised. Quiet & accurate cooling - set at 15 Deg C.
Questions & Answers
Are you able to put both red and white wine in the single temperature model ?
Yes, I have both in the Vintec. However, if you like your whites cold, might need to take them out & put in fridge before serving.
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