HAIER Wine Coolers
You will be interested in the WIDE RANGE and stylish wine-coolers produced by Haier, that are very REASONABLY PRICED as well as offering a wide choice of FREESTANDING and BUILT IN-wine cellars.
Wine coolers from Haier come in various sizes from the SMALL 4 and 6-bottle counter-top coolers, which use THERMOELECTRIC COOLING, to their LARGER 50-bottle models, which use a compressor. Many have ELECTRONIC THERMOSTATS with digital control panels and are available in both SINGLE-temperature and DUEL-TEMP. ZONES.
Wine Cooler Overview~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Wine coolers from Haier come in various sizes from the SMALL 4 and 6-bottle counter-top coolers, which use THERMOELECTRIC COOLING, to their LARGER 50-bottle models, which use a COMPRESSOR. Many have ELECTRONIC THERMOSTATS with DIGITAL control panels and are available in both single-temperature and duel-temp. zones.
Haier Wine Coolers and their Key Features
Haier wine-coolers range from the smallest 4-Bottle SINGLE-ZONE counter-top Thermoelectric coolers to the 50-Bottle capacity DUEL-ZONE Compressor coolers. There is indeed a very WIDE CHOICE of size and capacity including 2–Bottle, 4–Bottle, 6–Bottle, 8–Bottle, 12–Bottle, 15–Bottle, 16–Bottle, 18–Bottle, 20–Bottle, 24–Bottle, 26–Bottle, 32–Bottle, 40–Bottle, 42–Bottle and 50–Bottle options.
Haier have a range of wine-cellars that are specifically designed as a SHOWCASE to display the chilled wine, together with a section to keep store and display chilled wine glasses – like the 20-Bottle Display-Window HVDW20ABB Wine Cellar with its Duel Temperature option.
With its DOUBLE-PANE Insulated Glass Door , TOUCH SCREEN Controls with Blue LED Display, Soft Interior light and LEDs on front door showcases up to 4 bottles, this is certainly a very stylish and swish looking counter-top wine cooler.
Most of the Haier wine-coolers work on THERMOELECTRIC cooling, so they are VIBRATION FREE and ULTRA QUIET cooling systems.
Without the conventional compressor, thermoelectric cooling avoids any of the usual refrigerator shudders and VIBRATIONS which can be so detrimental to the delicate sediment that settles in the wine bottles and which is so important in the correct maturing and aging of good wines.
Haier certainly offer a wide variety of SHAPES and DESIGNS, COLOR and TRIMS and some models come with a choice of two or three alternative color options.
Most Haier wine-cooler doors come with DOUBLE-PANE INSULATED GLASS which is often tinted with BLUE-GRAY or darker tints - and which protects wine from any harmful UV rays. There are many different trims and surrounds including Brushed ALUMINUM and SILVER Frame Door Trim as well as BLACK Trims.The interior and exterior cabinets sometime come with a choice of BLACK or SILVER Cabinets, although the predominant cabinet color is more often the usual stylish black finish, that is so reminiscent of wine cooler cabinets.
A number of models come with an AUTO DOOR STOP- which is a feature that gently slows down the door from closing to abruptly or with a bang, which could impair the flavor of the maturing wine.
Door Handles Designs
There are many different door handles that re designed to compliment the particular style of wine cooler such as:- FULL LENGTH GRIP handle, STAINLESS STEEL and MONOCROMATIC door handles, HEAVY-DUTY BRUSHED METAL handles and RECESSED ones with no protruding parts, giving the wine-cooler nice smooth lines.
Reversible Door Designs
REVERSIBLE DOORS and always a hit with customers and it often is important that a right or left door opening in secured for certain locations. A hinge from either side of the door is all it takes to either side of the door, to make these wine-cellar convenient for any space.
The handsome-looking 26-Bottle capacity HVCE15BBH wine cellar is one model that offers this REVERSIBLE DOOR and AUTO DOOR STOP options and this is a model that comes in Black HVCE15BBH or Stainless HVCE15DBH.
This is a unit that comes with Electronic Temperature Control and has 5 Glide-Out Chrome Storage Racks with Wood Trim, an Electronic Temperature Control with LED Display for Temperature Read-Out, which gives you finger-tip control over the temperature settings.
The handle on this wine cooler is very swish and is a long, silver-metal ‘towel-rail’ grab handle., while there is a soft interior light and additional chrome storage rack at the bottom
Some models have the advantage of ADJUSTABLE LEVELING LEGS, which enable you to lengthen or shorten the feet of the cooler in order to correctly balance the unit should it be placed on uneven ground.
A good number of Haier wine-coolers have ELECTRONIC CONTROLS with single or duel temperature Touch Screen or Dial Controls with Blue LED Display, for both single-zone and duel-zone models, which enables you to easily select the required temperature and monitor the internal temperature in each zone, on this LED display.
Temperatures settings are usually variable, between 46-65 Degree F with STYLISH looking, LED Temperature Read-Out
Some Models have an AUTO-DEFROST which is a great advantage as this feature means that there is no need to remove the bottles and disturbing the sediment, for the chore of defrosting the cabinet.
On certain models there is the added benefit of LOCK AND KEY security feature to keep away any unnecessary or unwanted access, ensuring that only you have access to your prized bottles of wines.
Many wine-coolers come with SLIDE-OUT CHROME STORAGE RACKS, and some have additional WOODED TRIMMED edges to the shelves, while other racks can be Flat Chrome Storage Racks and one or more Half-Depth Racks. There may also be a Chrome Storage BOTTOM RACK to finish off the interior and make sliding your wine in and out more easily. .
There are some models that have an OVER TEMP ALARM SYSTEM, which alerts you to the problem of rising temperatures, which may be caused by a power outage or other similar electrical interruption.
Built-In Wine Coolers
There are a very limited number of wine-coolers that have the ability to be either Built –In OR Freestanding, which adds to the versatility of their location.
One of the models that has this duel function is the large 50-Bottle HVC24CBH. This stylish Black cabinet has 6 Coated-Black Storage Racks together with a Full-View UV BLUE GRAY Tinted Double Pane Glass Door with BLACK TRIM.
It has a MONOCHROMATIC door handle that adds to the stylish looks of this cabinet and should you wish, you can reverse the hinges on the door, as this also has a REVERSIBLE DOOR.
This stylish Black cabinet has 6 Coated-Black Storage Racks together with a Full-View UV BLUE GRAY Tinted Double Pane Glass Door with BLACK TRIM. It has a monochromic door handle that adds to the stylish looks of this cabinet and should you wish, you can reverse the hinges on the door, as this also has a reversible door.
This Single-Zone Cooler is ideal for storing both red and white wines, having an Adjustable Thermostat Control. The interior is beautifully lit with a soft Interior Light and should you have floors that are uneven, there are Adjustable Leveling Legs to make sure that your wine is stored completely horizontally.
Consumer Likes and Dislikes
Haier Advantages Perhaps the main advantage with Haier wine-coolers is their AFFORDABILITY – and the wine-cellars produce certainly do cater for this low-price market.
Many wine-cellars come with an ELECTRONIC THERMOSTAT together with a Touch-Sensitive Digital Control panel, which makes temperature regulation a simple task.
Both single-zone coolers with one temperature option and duel-zone wine coolers, with two independent temperature controlled compartments are available.
The SMALLEST DUEL-ZONE wine cooler is the 8-bottle cabinet Side-by-Side HVUE12DBSS.
This cooler comes with Duel Controls and 2 LED Displays, which can independently adjust the temperature of this wine cooler between 45°F -65°F
Haier Disadvantages Haier wine coolers have increasingly received a reputation from some sources of NOT being very RELIABLE and some would argue that this is reflected in the fairly low market prices. This does not refer to all their models, but it pays to be a little cautious when checking them out.
Some customers have found that Haier coolers DO NOT COOL UNIFORMLY or get to the lower temperatures needed, which is very important, especially in the white wine market.
A number of models have been criticized as being rather NOISY units.
Haier Pros affordable wide choice of models some available in choice of colors
Haier Cons unreliable noisy inconsistent cooling