EdgeStar CWR1661SZ 166-Bottle Built-In Compressor Wine Refrigerator, Good for the price

I received the wine fridge just a few days after placing the order. It arrived intact without any freight damage. I followed the instructions regarding how to initially begin using the fridge and it has worked exactly as advertised (flawlessly) from the moment i plugged it in. I store this unit in a garage so compressor noise is not an issue for me. Overall, however, i think the unit operates very quietly. It will not hold 166 bottles unless all of them are the standard wine bottle size. I have five different wine bottle variations in my current inventory but i was still able to place 125 bottles in this unit without filling it to capacity. This is an excellent wine fridge for the money.

We bought this unit and it was delivered to us damaged. The door has a big dent in the frame that has caused the frame to separate. While this damage does not appear to inhibit functionality, i can’t stomach paying so much for a damaged item. I have followed up with the seller and am waiting for them to make this right. Update: the seller got back to me and offered a new door. Once i’ve received the new door, i’ll update this review to be more positive. Update #2: the replacement door also arrived damaged, badly. A 2nd replacement door was then sent by the seller, which arrived undamaged. I think it should be noted that the boxes were not damaged, so i don’t believe this damage was done during shipping. The unit now looks and functions as it should.

Bought it in nov 2014 and has been working great since. The wine is kept as desired and temperature keeps good. I have in the living room inside ac 78 degrees the most.

Key specs for EdgeStar CWR1661SZ 166-Bottle EdgeStar Built-In Compressor Wine Refrigerator:

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  • Temperature range: 40-65 degrees F; LED display control panel & Internal LED lighting
  • Dimensions: 69 1/2″ H x 23 7/16″ W x 26 3/4″ D; Safety lock; Flat bar door handle
  • For built in or freestanding application; Single temperature zone; Tinted glass door for UV protection
  • Note: Designed for standard Bordeaux bottles, to accommodate larger bottles a shelf will need to be removed; For dual zone version of this model please see CWR1551DZ
  • PLEASE NOTE: Delivery will be curbside, inside delivery is not available. A valid phone number is required for delivery purposes, please ensure the correct phone number is provided in your shipping information when placing this order.

Comments from buyers

“Pleasantly surprised
, Attractive and easy to set up.
, Awesome Wine coolers!

. Excellent company stands behind there work.

We love this wine fridge and it is the envy of all our friends. This product didn’t disappoint and being tall and thin means it doesn’t take up a tremendous amount of space perfect for a corner.

After reading other reviews, i was a bit concerned about the shipping experience. My unit, however, showed up on time, the driver placed it in my garage and it arrived in perfect condition. People should be aware that the delivery driver is supposed to allow the customer to inspect an item prior to acceptance, even if that means the driver has to wait for the customer to remove all the packaging material. I purchased this for the bar in my restaurant and am very pleased with the unit itself. As others have stated: it’s quiet, looks very nice, holds the advertised number of bottles and maintains temperature. You do have to be a little careful pulling out the shelves, but i think for the price it’s a great deal.

Proskeeps my wine at the temperature i wantedlooks good in my barsolid constructioncompany was easy to deal with and rapid to correct door dent in unit i received. Very happy about thisreasonably priced. Cons (barely)hate the cheap freight companies that deliver these types of things – i don’t blame the supplier, that it just the state of the local freight companies. I really hate it when they schedule a delivery and then fail to show up that day,pallet under original shipping box was practically worthless. Unit can be a little louder than other refrigerators. As with all wine storage, non standard sized bottles will reduce the overall capacity of this unit.

It worked great for four years. I troubleshot it and determined the circuit board was faulty. Edgestar is shipping a new board at half price ($25). They recommended a surge protector which i will also install ($12 on amazon). Hopefully this will fix it and give me at least another four years. I have now installed the new board and it’s working great now.

The wine cooler has delivered as billed. Easy unpack, easy setup, runs like a champ. We even changed the door swing easily before we started using it. The only issue is that the expected delivery was 3 days overdo. Otherwise we are very pleased with the unit.

Have had this for nearly two years and love it. I can fit approximately 150 bottles due to many of our bottles being the rounder pinot-style. I was worried about noise and longevity, the former not being much of an issue at all and time will tell for the latter. Considering buying a second one.

I recently purchased the edgestar 166-bottle wine refrigerator. When i received the unit, it had a small dent in the side that the company graciously offered a replacement or small credit. I was very pleased with the quickness of their response. Overall, i think the unit is ok. I think the outer design is nice. It seems to cool fine and the capacity is not quite what they described, but neither are the different size bottles you get from different vineyards. I say would the capacity holds close to 150 to 155 bottles. My issue with the unit is 1) when the compressor comes on, it makes a loud noise and then quietens down. Not like the other refrigerators i own. 2) the rack don’t provide the best support when you pull them out if filled with wine.

Great wine storage unit and at a great price.

Overall, i’m happy with this purchase. We have had it for several weeks now (freestanding), and it seems to function as i had hoped. Update: after about 18 months, the unit stopped working. I called edgestar, and they determined that the problem was with one of the circuit boards. They sent me the new board (about $79) and links to instructions to install it. When i had problems with the installation, i called, and they went above and beyond to help me through it. While i’m not thrilled that something failed after 18 months, that seems to be a common story for most brands, from what i can tell. And the level of service provided by edgestar was outstanding. I would definitely buy from them again.

I just received my wine refrigerator. I had another brand that was three years old and going out. Quickly, i bought this one based on some reviews and the price. I will say for $1000 if this one last over three years, it was probably a good investment. I wasted 10 hours waiting for the truck before going to bed. My only wish on this model is the wine racks. I believe they are below average. Sure they appear to be holding up, but not made from wood and being on a roller makes the model look cheap.

This vendors product was exactly as advertised but the shipping turned out to be less satisfactory. When i ordered the product it was clearly stated that shipping was included in the price. However, what was not stated at all was that the delivery company would only leave the wine fridge at the loading dock of the building. Further, when it arrived it was crated which made it nearly impossible for us to inspect the product for damage or operational integrity. Plus it was left to us to get this 250 pound fridge across the entire parking garage and up to the apartment where we uncrated it and inspected it for damage, the driver was long gone by then. Fortunately the wine fridge turned out to be in good condition and so far has worked well. I suppose that when i saw that there was no additional delivery charge i should have realized that that was too good to be true.

Working well, easy to set-up. We have pinot noir bottles so we removed every other shelf and we just double stack bottles to fit. Will lose a little space, but figure we can still get 150-160 bottles in there. Seems to stay within 3 degrees of set temp. Now just hoping the longevity is there.

We have had this product for almost two months. So far it has exceeded our expectations. We made sure it sits level on the floor, we turned it on and let it cool for 24 hours before we stocked it. It is relatively quiet, and it does hold all different size bottles. We are very pleased with this product.

I purchased this wine cooler a few weeks ago, other than the hassle of getting it down the basement, it has been great. The temperature stays steady, the door works well, almost all of my red wine bottles fit easily. The larger ones i put on the bottom. The shelves are average, but for the price this is well worth it. Very easy to load and adjust temperature.

Iwe have had this for several months. The temperature is right on and it’s very quiet.

The 166 bottle wine refrigerator is exactly as presented. It is quiet and holds 166 standard wine bottles. It holds the temp +or- 1 degree of set point. The only issue i have experienced is that after a power failure the temp setting reverts to 54 degrees, which is not a big issue. I have only had it for 1 month but, at this point i would definitely buy it again.

This is a great product for the money spent. I would really like to find another that has slightly larger shelves accommodating pinot / syrah bottles and has smoother slide out shelves.

So far so good once we got it into the basement. It was hard to get down the stairs but looks great and works well.

Easy setup and customization. Liked my first one so much, i bought a partner unit – looks like a custom unit.

It’s only been a few weeks without any compressor issues. From all the reviews of pretty much any wine cooler, the compressor usually fails after 1-2 years. Some last 7, so you never know. This one is a great bargain. It keeps temperature +/- 2 degrees, but usually +/- 1 degree. You will have trouble fitting the bordeaux or pinot/syrah bottle. Careful of the labels getting scratched. This seems to be a common problem with most wine coolers.

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EdgeStar CWR1661SZ 166-Bottle EdgeStar Built-In Compressor Wine Refrigerator
4.7 / 5  stars, based on  46  reviews