1 Stars By Glenn Colbert on 2016-03-10
THIS WINE COOLER IS NOT WORTH THE PRICE
I bought this wine cooler October 2014. It arrived quickly and as advertised. The temperatures in both zones remained within the 4 degrees allowed per the instruction manual. Shortly after the one year warranty expired, the cooler stopped working. December 7, 2015 I attempted to contact KINGSBOTTLE. My calls went unanswered until mid-January 2016. Initially I was advised to replace the unit's relay. That did not solve the problem. I was then advised to replace the motherboard. This did not work. Finally it was recommended the compressor be replaced. The cost of the compressor was more than the original purchase price of the wine cooler. The cooler looks nice but that's where it ends. Both the product and the customer service are extremely unsatisfactory. I would strongly urge others, not buy this product.
3 Stars By EB on 2015-07-31
After extensive online search, we purchased the Kings Bottle (KB) 120 wine cooler to replace a 50 bottle Magic Chef unit that died. We would not purchase the KB again. The cooler looks very nice. The cooler is heavy! The delivery man could not get it in the house by himself. The temp display is on all the time and glows brightly at night in a dark room. The cooler holds nowhere near 120 bottles and even less if you have anything other than the skinniest of Bordeaux style bottles in your collection. We had to pull out a couple of shelves to make room for some large format and non-conventional bottles, like Turley or sparking wine. Eighty bottles is a realistic capacity for this cooler. Unless you want to sacrifice even more capacity, the bottles have to be placed on shelves parallel to the front of the cooler. If you pull out a shelf that is less than full, the bottles roll and clink crazily. Also, the lip at the back of the shelf is not adequate. If you arenâ€™t careful, a bottle will roll right over the back and fall down to the next shelf. The shelves are not adjustable. The only way to increase clearance between two shelves is to remove a shelf. The unit had a very strong chemical odor, initially. Be prepared to air it out or load it with boxes of baking soda. While there are two temperature zones, the lower zone has to be set at least 4 degrees higher that the upper zone. I donâ€™t think the Kings Bottle 120 was designed by a wine drinker.
2 Stars By jri on 2017-05-24
worked great for 4 years.
I would have given the product a 5, however it only lasted 4 years. I've tried to reach their customer service group by following their instructions, no telephone number. "Send a filled out diagnostic sheet to their email address email@example.com" , which I've done 3 times without a response. I called around to the local appliance repair centers and no one will look at it. If you want a wine cooler that will last about 4 years , this is the one for you!
5 Stars By R. Barber on 2013-09-09
Good value for money
I love wine and always have need to store a number of bottles at home for short and medium term storage, by which I mean for up to a year or two. My challenge has been that I recently moved from London to California and only had a small amount of space in my new home in California. What I didn't want to do though is compromise on how I store my wine.
This unit was perfect as fits in the space that would normally be for a dryer, and I bought a 2 in 1 washer dryer to alleviate the need for using that space for the dryer. However although the space has a plenty pig enough footprint for a wine fridge it was limited in height by a built in shelf. This unit is much shorter than a full size fridge, at about 56 inches in height, so perfect for my needs.
The challenge however is that I had not heard of Kingsbottle and I was hesitant about trusting my gorgeous wine to an unknown fridge. But due to my space limitations I felt I had little choice, so I took the plunge.
The short story is that I think this fridge represents decent value for money and that I found Kingsbottle a pleasure to do business with, I also bought the Assurant 360 coverage and was pleasantly surprised to get an un-promted call from them checking I was happy with everything. Thing is I'm not going to know unless I have to make a claim, which i certainly hope not!!
-Good quality, feels well built, good controls, operates as expected
-Great size overall, good capacity
-Dual temp zones is nice feature and appears to work well
-For a proper wine storage fridge this is a good price
-Kingsbottle was very helpful company to deal with
- The spacings in the racks are too close together (it would have been better to have less overall storage with room for slightly wider bottles)
- Cool storage is at the top (why when hot air rises and cold sinks, would you put the cool portion at the top? I don't understand)
- Slightly noisy
I should qualify some of the above. By noisy I am being objective for a fridge. It sits in the laundry space in a hallway near our room, and with our bedroom door open I can hear it clearly at night when it comes on. Luckily it doesn't come on much, and it's not that bad a noise to be disturbing, however if you are sensitive and will have it closer to you, it could be an issue.
As far as I can tell it has not been an issue having the cooling at the top, it appears to keep the temperatures pretty well constant, and it isn't working all the time, so I guess it's not a huge issue, I just find it contrary to common sense thats all. I'd like to be able to set the bottom section as the cool section and keep the wines at the top quite 'warm', i.e. cellar temp - 60f / 15c
I'm not trying to cram this wine fridge full, for long term storage I leave wines at the vendors or in professional storage, I don't get them delivered to home until I know I'm going to be consuming them in the next few months. I sometimes pick up the odd interesting bottle when I am browsing in a wine store that needs to be stored for a year or two, but not much, so its rare I need a lot of long term storage. If you really need a good amount of room for every size of bottle, I suggest you will have to bite the bullet and pay for one of the real premium brand fridges. I had a Transtherm in the UK which was _awesome_ but it costs many times more than this fridge, however it had much bigger gaps between bottles and would accommodate awkward sizes and shapes, and had a large centre section that was open for magnums etc. So if you have a collection of odd sizes and wide bottles and intend to fill the fridge, keep looking.
Other than that slight limitation, this appears to be a great wine fridge for the money.
I will come back an update this review if anything changes.
3 Stars By Gail M. Degreeff on 2015-01-23
120 bottles?? Doubt it
Good wine cooler. The "120" bottle capacity is an impossibility. Wine bottles tend to vary in width. This necissitates removing shelves to accommodate. With my wine this has caused the removal of three shelves.
4 Stars By Vincent Tabone on 2015-07-04
Nice looking. Good value. So far.
So far it has met expectations. It doesn't handle all the bottle sizes easily. It looks good. Not to overwhelming in the family room. Nice size higher etc. I like the wood racks. They slide out easily. It seems to keep the temperature within the correct range. I need to buy s couple of thermometers to see how accurate the to temp really is.
2 Stars By Betty on 2015-08-27
It does NOT hold 120 bottles. Shelves are too ...
It does NOT hold 120 bottles. Shelves are too close together. Shelves have to be removed to fit pinot noir bottles and most high end chardonnay bottles. Don't buy if you have more than 90 bottles.
5 Stars By David Wilburn on 2016-06-10
Overall great product!
Works fantastically. Both zones keep temperature well. Flexible storage solutions built into the design. Holds all size bottles with ease. Overall great product!
1 Stars By Dodja on 2017-02-02
Kingsbottle is the worst wine fridge brand you'll find.
Ours failed right after 3 years like everyone else's. This made for a very unfortunate anniversary present. Kingsbottle's quality is exceptionally bad.
1 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2015-11-09
didn't last 2 months