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Avanti WC2001 Wine Refrigerator – 100-Bottle

This model has been discontinued. Please see recommendations for similar units at the bottom of the page.

The Avanti WC2001 wine refrigerator is a 100+ Bottle capacity model with compressor cooling and digital thermostat. The model is discontinued but some shops may have a few models available.

Avanti WC2001 Wine Refrigerator – Features Overview

Capacity: 100+ bottles (depending on bottle size & shape)

  • bottles horizontally
  • 4 bottles vertically

Design:

  • Cabinet color: black with black interior
  • Door: dual-pane glass with brushed chrome trim, security lock with keys

Cooling method: compressor, with auto defrost

Number of zones: one

Built-in/Freestanding: has front venting so it cabe used both freestanding and built-in.

Temperature Control/Display:

  • Thermostat (Mechanical/Digital): adjustable digital thermostat with preset one-touch settings for red, white or sparkling wines.
  • Temperature Range: 45°F – 65°F (8°C – 18°C).
  • Display: red digital display (can be set to show temp. either in °F or in °C).

Setting the Temperature:

  • When you store mostly red wines, the temperature needs to be set at between 14º – 18ºC (57º – 65ºF). The indicator marked “RED” will light up in Red.
  • When you store mostly white wines, set the temperature at between 9º – 14ºC (49º – 58ºF). The indicator marked “WHITE” will light up in White.
  • For storing mostly sparkling wines, the set the temperature at between 5º – 9ºC (40º – 49ºF). The indicator marked “WHITE” will light up in White

Shelving: 15 pull-out chromed metal racks (some models have wooden shelves), a metal display rack at the bottom (stores approx. 5 bottles):

Interior Light: low-intensity LED lighting, you can turn it on/off by pressing the button marked with a bulb symbol

Noise: no data

Dimensions (H x W x D): 72.75″ x 23.5″ x 26.5″

Weight: 180 lbs.

Price range: cc. US$ 900 (US$ 9.0 per bottle).

Warranty: 1 year parts and labor, 5 years on compressor.

Pros & Cons (based on user reviews)

Pros:

  • great size for storing 80-100 bottles of wine at a very good price
  • easy too use
Cons:

  • not a long-lasting appliance
  • most units quit working after around 5 year

Our Rating: 3 star

 

User Review (by Trish)

I’m giving this a Poor review instead of Useless because it did run well for 5 years. Then all of a sudden, right after the compressor warranty expired, the compressor and/or control board stopped working.

So here I am in the middle of a hot, steamy July, and I find that MY WINE IS COOKED.

The internal temp. was 96 degrees. I had a nice collection and am still sick about it. Avanti doesn’t even make the compressor for this model anymore. Nice way to support your products, huh? NEVER. EVER. AGAIN. Rot in hell, Avanti.

Rating: two star rating (Poor)

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