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Old 11-14-2013, 11:30 AM   #11
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Our cooler purchase has been put on hold for the time being due to problems with our fridge. Wife now wants a new fridge but I told her I can fix our 13 yr old fridge. I'm now awaiting parts I ordered on Amazon.
Good thing we have a second, old fridge in our garage.
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Old 06-12-2017, 03:15 PM   #12
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Back to the wine cooler search again.

Since my last post on this thread I installed a cheap (as in temporary), undersided, free-standing unit in the undercabinet where the dishwasher used to be. Anyway, that unit stopped working a few weeks ago so I'm now back to where I was 4 years ago... looking for a good, built-in cooler.
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:23 AM   #13
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Old 06-13-2017, 09:31 AM   #14
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Our cooler purchase has been put on hold for the time being due to problems with our fridge. Wife now wants a new fridge but I told her I can fix our 13 yr old fridge. I'm now awaiting parts I ordered on Amazon.
Good thing we have a second, old fridge in our garage.
I have two of those cheap small coolers. Both are around 10 yeas old and still working. I think I paid around a hundred bucks at Lowes.

You may not have enough air circulation at the rear. Mine are rear vented. Those intended to be built in have front sources of air.
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Old 06-14-2017, 05:55 AM   #15
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We have a small Avanti, but it is used for curing/aging charcuterie these days.
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Old 06-21-2017, 11:26 AM   #16
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OK. Finally ordered a new cooler this morning. My wife's been bugging me about it and she even offered to pay for it so I put my butt in gear and ordered one online before she changed her mind....
I ordered an under-cabinet, 54-bottle cooler, made by Avallon.
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Old 06-30-2017, 10:28 PM   #17
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Perfect fit where our old dishwasher used to reside...Click image for larger version

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Old 07-01-2017, 02:48 AM   #18
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Oh, that looks neat. Is it worth it to not have a dishwasher though?

I'll just enjoy looking at yours. The closest I ever get to wine is when I mix lemonade Gatorade and 7-Up together.
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Old 07-01-2017, 04:39 AM   #19
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I've found that the real expense of a wine cooler is not the purchase price, but the ongoing maintenance. The damn thing needs to be constantly restocked!
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Old 07-01-2017, 11:38 AM   #20
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Oh, that looks neat. Is it worth it to not have a dishwasher though?
I think I've used a dishwasher only once or twice in my life. Every apartment and house I've lived in had a dishwasher but I washed everything by hand.

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I've found that the real expense of a wine cooler is not the purchase price, but the ongoing maintenance. The damn thing needs to be constantly restocked!
I hear ya.... but we don't drink that much wine. My wife basically wanted that unsightly empty dishwasher space under the counter filled with something pretty.....
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