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NewAir AW-281E 28 Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler
Chill wine to perfection and enjoy your favorite vintage as it was meant to be with this NewAir AW-281E wine cooler. Anyone who's ever opened a much-anticipated bottle of wine can attest to the effects of improper wine storage. Enjoy your costly collection for all it's worth and invest  in the best storage available! 

  • Single zone thermoelectric cooling system
  • 28 bottle capacity
  • Temperature range: 54-66° F

28 Bottle Capacity
The space-saving and compact NewAir AW-281E thermoelectric wine cooler has a large, twenty-eight bottle capacity that makes it perfect for any home bar, game room, kitchen or dining area. Freestanding installation allows for flexible placement so you can install it in any available space. 

Easy Operation
The LED display, digital controls, and a easy push button operation makes this NewAir wine cooler a user-friendly choice. Adjust the temperature to chill your wine as desired. The thermostat ranges from 
54-66°F .  

Special Features Include

  • Adjustable shelves
  • Vibration-free operation
  • Ultra quiet
  • Digital display

Store Red or White in One Unit
The NewAir AW-281E wine cooler is a single zone wine cooler that stores both red and white wine in one convenient location. Use the digital thermostat and push button controls to chill your favorite vintages at the perfect temperature.  

Quiet
Because of advanced cooling technology, the NewAir AW-281E is practically silent as it chills and vibration-free. Thermoelectric cooling stores your wine in a well-chilled and jostle-free environment to preserve full flavor and aroma.  

Fully Adjustable Interior
While chrome shelving gently cradles your collection, you can also remove or adjust the shelves to fit Champagne or any other of type of beverage. This NewAir unit is also equipped with interior lighting for optimal viewing and sliding shelves for easy wine selection.  

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  • Model: AW-281E
  • UPC: 854001004211
  • Product Type: Classic 28 Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler - Sta
  • Product Dimensions: L: 20.88" x W: 18.13" x H: 29.25"
  • Product Weight: 50.00 lbs.
  • Product Color: Stainless Steel & Black
  • Application: For storing and cooling up to 28 bottles of wine
  • Warranty: 1-year limited manufacturer's warranty
  • Voltage: 115 volts
  • Watts: 70 watts
  • Amps: 1 amps
  • Frequency: 60 Hz
  • Noise Level: 25 dB
  • Certifications: ETL
  • Bottle Capacity: 28
  • Wine Cooler Style: Freestanding
  • Type: Single zone
  • Finish: Black
  • Cooling Technology: Thermoelectric
  • Temperature Control Type: Push Button
  • Digital Temperature Readout: Yes
  • Stainless Steel Doors: Yes
  • Interior LED Light: Yes
  • Number of Wine Racks: 6
  • Rack Construction: Metal
  • Removable Wine Racks: Yes
  • Locking Doors: No
  • Temperature Range: 54-66°F
  • Stemware Storage: No
  • Black cabinet with stainless steel door trim complements any decor
  • Digital temperature readout ensures accurate temperature control
  • Push button controls make operation easy
  • Soft interior lighting gently illuminates your wine
  • Thermoelectric cooling system utilizes no CFCs or HCFCs
  • 1 Year Limited Manufacturers Warranty
  • The NewAir AW-281E 28 Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler:
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Excellent!
The NewAir is an excellent product!?? I am using it as a wineador, and it fits my need perfectly.?? Truly satisfied customer here.
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Amazing Results
I just assumed that for the ridiculously low price this product would be "OK" at best but I was pleasantly surprised. It looks and performs like a unit costing 3 times the price. Quiet, cools quickly and pretty to look at as well. This was a great deal from Ait-n-Water.
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Great product with more than one use.
I purchased this wine cooler mainly for fermenting home brew.(beer) living in the South makes it very difficult to hold the temperatures cool enough to make happy yeast for brewing, durning the Spring and Summer months. The unit works great. Temperatures are very consistant. However, now my dear wife is cooling her Wine in the unit and there is a battle going on between us on who gets it first. Looks like another unit is in the future.
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NewAir AW-281E -
Purchase process was very smooth. Product was delivered very timely and has great features. Very satisfied with the product and woudl and would highly recommend Air-N-Water
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Perfect unit.
This is the perfect addition to our bar/rec room area. It looks great and displays are easy to see. It maintains a perfect temp. We do chill the wine in the fridge prior to putting in the cooler so that the temp doesn't drop. Party time!!
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A wonderful birthday gift!
My sons bought this for me for my birthday and I could not be more thrilled! My husband and I had been looking for one for a few months and being wine novices we were not sure which one would work best or what features we needed. It is wonderful and the perfect size for our needs.
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Perfect little Red keeper!
Just back from a trip to Napa with more red wine than we could store and keep cool. This little beauty is not only attractive and small, it does a great job of keeping all those fabulous Cabs we brought home cool and oh so drinkable. We highly recommend! The order was supposed to come with a NakedWine gift card but it was not included in the box. I totally forgot about that bonus until I started writing this review. The fridge, however, is definitely a keeper.
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The AW-281E is good looking and holds constant temperature.
Shipment was quick and on time. Great packaging ensured no damage. Wine cooler looks great and is working very well. Picked New Air because company was highly rated for customer service and the products received good reviews.
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Sleek Looking
Thanks so much for making an affordable yet outstanding product.
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Great Product, Great Staff
We recently bought three of the AW-281E units. First the staff notified me to verify that this was correct and not an accidental triplication of the order. I appreciated their concern. Secondly, the staff at Air-N-Water worked with me to ship on a specific date as to coordinate the arrival time to be the same. As these were gifts, this was very helpful. They arrived on time, well packaged and in good shape. Per their respective recipient, they have been quietly running and maintaining a constant temperature. The units look good, have nice lighting, and fit in well with each owner???s d??cor. Very pleased!
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Great value and performance!
The cooler arrived on time and well packaged. So far I am very pleased with the performance of the cooler. It is very quiet, looks great, and is maintaining consistent temperature. I did have to remove a rack to make room for my Pinot Noir bottles which was to be expected. Would definitely recommend this cooler to anyone that is looking for a value priced cooler that looks great and performs as described.
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Great Little Wine Cellar
me last Christmas 2011. I waited one year to do the review. For the reasonable price, it works perfectly and temperature is spot on accurate. In Southern Calif summers can get past 100 degrees. Still the wine cellar worked perfectly. I have mostly red wines so overall the fit of several bottles is fine. Know that the larger chunky Moscato are other chunky types of bottles are a tight squeeze. I do not even hear it and it looks nice in my loft. Love the interior lighting adds a nice effect. Highly recommend
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NewAir AW-281E
Purchased this product two weeks ago for less than $250 after shipping. The cooler was packaged very well and no visible damage. After letting the unit sit for 12 hours i plugged it in and let it cool down to 55 for the following week. I then loaded it full of wine and tested the second week. I keep my house cool around 73 degrees so this unit easily keep the temp at 55. I did notice that if I turn off my home A/C and it warms up in my house that this unit will stay within 19-20 degrees of the local temp. So for instance, my house thermostat read 80 degrees and the unit would not cool past 60. So for the money I think this is a great unit but keep in mind it is only good for about a 20 degree drop from the ambient room temp. I like the fact this has a digital adjustment for temp and light on the outside front but like all of these units the single tiny light in the top doesnt do any good if you have the unit full. I wish manufacturers would look into recessed lighting down each side. The fan on this unit is noticeable but not distracting...would not be good in a quiet room, bedroom or tv area
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Great refrigerator
It may be too early to tell since my past refrigerators all broke. But so far so good. Great experience with the sales staff, great looking refrigerator, easy to use, stores 28 bottles easily (though some of the fat bottles didn't fit). Quiet, though still makes some noise, but completely vibration free. Very happy so far with the purchase.
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Good Choice
Very pleased with product and would recommend.
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This product is great for small areas
My only issue is it is a little loud and it seems to run continuously. There is no noise reduction when it reaches the set temp.
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Contemporary Wine Fridge
This is great looking.?? We loaded it up with some wine and it's working great.?? It keeps the white wine cool enough and the red wine stable.?? We are pleased with the purchase.?? Not too noisy.?? Ours is placed near our family room and we can hardly hear it.?? Air-n-water is very easy to deal with and we'd purchase from them again.
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Great for the money.
We have been very satisfied with the price, service and delivery as well as the product. The only thing that surprised me was that the wine racks themselves seem to be a little light weight but do the job. In order to place larger bottles we have had to remove one of the racks. But everything else seems great and it is very quiet.
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NewAir AW-281E 28 Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler
I chose this wine cooler because of the ratings and size of storage. My older cooler started breaking down on me and I needed a new one rather quickly. Air and Water delivered it in two days with no extra charges. NewAir AW-281E is a perfect size and keeps my wine at the precise temperature that I like. It is quiet and attractive with it's blue light that turns on from the outside. The motor is quiet and has no loud condensor. I brew my own beer at home and the racks in this unit can be removed to fit a secondary bucket for fermenting pilsners and lagers at a cooler temperature. The price is right and I am very happy with this purchase.
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Very happy with this product
We bought this unit to replace another brand we bought from another retailer that was not working properly. We are so much happier with this unit. The shippment arrived very quickly. We follow the instruction to let the unit stand up straight for a few hrs prior to plugging in to the power. The design is nice. The noice level is low compare to some others. The temperature is consistant most of the time. Sometimes it goes lower than the setting by a few degrees. We haven't figured out why. But not too much of the jump. When we take wine out from certain racks, we have to pull the rack out. But that is not a big issue. Overall we'd recommend this unit.
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Excellent Buy
This is my first wine cooler and first purchase from Air and Water. I searched many stores (in person and online) and finally decided on the NewAir AW-281E. First, shopping with Air and Water was extremely easy and the the unit arrived in four days much to my delight. Regarding the unit itself, the reviews were very good and it has lived up to the expectation! The design is very sleek and modern and the blue LED inside is very cool. For functionality, I have all my french wines in this cooler and with the bottles all at the same temperature it is easy to hold that temperature inside the cooler. Although the unit is stored in the basement, when I am nearby I can barely hear it unless I am trying to. The only downside is that the pull out shelving could have been designed a little better to allow for smooth operation; sometimes you have to give them a little force to go back in.
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Very nice unit for the money
I looked at many units in this size and price range on line and after doing quite a bit of research I settled on this unit. I made a great choice. It came quickly (3 days) was packaged very securly and it looks and works great. I liked it so much 30 days later (after my wine advocate 16 bottle unit croaked) I bought a 2nd one. I am not sure why some people have said its noisy as mine runs very quiet. I highly recommend this unit at this price point. Its a solid value.
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Great quality for the price
This unit is very well constructed, nothing feels "cheap" or janky. Runs super quiet, doesn't produce a lot of condensation. Temperature settings accurate to within a degree or two for me.
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Love the design and look of this product.
Exceeded my expectations in the easy of ordering the cooler and delivery was seamless. It is very attractive and I would recommend this product to other buyers.
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Beautiful and quiet entry level wine cooler.
My only worry is about its longevity, and the fact that I may actually need 2. Highly recommended!
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Great product with few complaints
I received this product as a gift, and have to say that I'm happy with it. It took two of us to figure out how to attach the door handle since there are no instructions in the manual, however. It has efficient storage area, but I wish it was easier to see the bottle labels without pulling out each individual rack. Although more room between bottles would make a larger appliance, it isn't very accomodating of larger bottles (such as champagne). The hum is audible, but not awful. So far, I'm very happy to have much expanded room in our fridge!
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
I ordered two of these and both were received ontime and in great packaging. Both units look awesome and make little noise. At times there will be a minor humming noise but it is not bad at all. I would recommend this to anybody as they are a greta buy for the price and look awesome. As people have mentioned, some rhone bottles don't fit or some will be really tight in the racks.
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Still love this wine cooler. It is higher quality than others that we have in our home. I would definitely recommend it to people looking for a good quality cooler.
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This one is awesome for the price. We had a vinotemp 12 bottle with 2 sections (V12-TEDS) and the shelves were difficult to slide in and out. You had to take all 6 bottles out to get 1 out. The shelves on this model slide smoothly. It adjustes to temperature quickly. Love the electronic panel on the outside with digital temperature.
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
The NewAir fridge is fantastic. I have had it for 8 months without any problems. It is very quiet (only a small humming noise as it cools down after the door is opened), keeps perfect temperature, very nice construction and finish. The shelving fits the bottles but some bottles are a tight fit (still not a problem), so these bottles are turned to the side so as not to tear the labels. I had 2 other fridges from different well known companies before this. They were noisy, didn't keep the temperature, compressors broke and were much more expensive. NewAir is a great price and a great Fridge. Highly recommended. The one negative for me was the cost of the shipping to Canada (so I made other transportation arrangements).
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
We have only had it for a couple of weeks , but we love it. It looks perfect under the counter and that stainless steel border looks expensive. We have lots of room for little and big bottles. It's a keeper.
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It is a great product!! I ordered it on a Thursday before Christmas and expected it was after going to be after Christmas when I received it and I got it on Tuesday before Christmas!!! IT was awesome!!!! Really fast shipping thank you!! My mom loves her new wine fridge!!!
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
Kind of big for a small town home but after giving serious consideration to about 8 - 10 of these, this one really had everything. I wasn't looking to build a cellar but wanted to store more than 2 or 3. Personally, I think it's just the right size to have a nice variety for any occasion/meal chilled and on hand.
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Recently purchased a stand up bar for an unused dining room to assist with traffic flow and interest in our home. The dimensions of the opening in the bar were unusual so, I anticipated having to compromise on the cooler that I purchased. After looking high and low, I found this cooler. It is a perfect fit, silent, holds more than enough bottles. The appearance looks much more pricey than what it costs making my husband ask me if we could afford it! Only suggestion that I have it to allow it to have both right and left door openings. Otherwise, absolutely perfect!
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The product is fantastic and great bargain! We have it in our family room, very attractive, nice lighting and the price is right.
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We have enjoyed our wine coolers. Shipment was fast and the arrived in great condition. We bought 2, so it is a bit noisy. But, overall we are very happy with them.
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Great value product, looks nice, quiet running and shelves are adjustable to accommodate larger bottles. Love the digital temp setting.
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Water customer service is top-notch. The screws for the handle were not delivered with the unit, but after a single email to customer service, I received the screws within a few days.
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I bought this unit to replace a failing compressor based wine fridge. This unit is much quieter and is still able to keep wine at the correct temperature. The unit is sturdy and comes very well packaged to prevent damage during shipping.
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We have only had the wine refrigerator for about 3 weeks, but we love it. We did a lot pricing, comparing and reviewing of models and decided for price to go with the 28 bottle model. It looks great is quiet and has held the temp with all racks being used. We are really enjoying our favorite wines at the right temp now!!
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looks really expensive, very happy so far!
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We are very satisfied with this unit. It arrived promptly, was packaged well, and holds 28 bottles (although shelving is a little tight for some bottle types). Audible start-up fan noise caused a bit of concern the first night, but it's been quiet ever since it reached our desired storage coolness. A probe thermometer confirms that the inside temperature does match what's shown on the blue LED display. Nice purchase! So far, it is exactly what we were looking for.
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Got this for my cigars, it's a gorgeous unit. Exactly as the pictures show, including the bulge in the back. The dimensions are from the front to the back of the bulge so beware that it is as the pictures show, it is not a flat back to the unit. Also, be aware that there are hooks at the front of each shelve slot, so if you're converting it to a cigar humidor and placing flat shelves in it you'll have to break off the hooks, which is easy enough.
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W. Wish there was a way you could turn unit off w/o unplugging but doesn't seem to be (under cabinet mount).
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I really like this wine cooler. I bought three and installed them under my stairs. They are very quiet and don't produce much heat. A very good value.
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This NewAir wine cooler is a great value. Quiet thermoelectric cooling. Internal LED lighting adds a nice glow. I ordered on the phone, got great customer support. The entire experience was great.
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I use this fridge for my cigar collection and it works great. I set this up and it holds temp and humidity quite well. I now have no issues with temp/humidity swings and my cigars are happy in their new home! Once set up it is virtually maintenance free.
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Great fridge, great price
Makes a great humidor.
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NewAir AW-281E 28 Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler
GREAT PRODUCT FOR A GREAT PRICE. SHIPPING WAS FAST AND PACKAGING VERY GOOD. A LITTLE NOISE BUT NOT TOO BAD AS IT IS IN UTILITY ROOM. LOOKS GOOD AND HOLDS TEMP. LOWEST SETTING IS 54 DEG. I WISH I HAD BOUGHT A BIGGER UNIT. OH WELL. I AM HAPPY.
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Great Unit
Sturdy, quiet and looks great. Love the blue LED. ?? Only wish there was a little extra room between shelves for larger bottles.
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Nice unit
I would still recommend it.
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overall very pleased
While I belive this should be advertised as a 24 bottle wine cooler. It is very attractive, quiet, and seems to function pretty well.
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Good looking, right size
This unit is attractive, quiet and right size. Easily holds 24 bottles, but doesn't fit wide bottles of champagne.
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Great Value, Good Looks
off. My only real complaint is they really cram the bottles into the space if you want to fill it up. I'm using regular cabernet bottles too, not the randomly sized ones. But everything does fit, you just might scratch labels up getting them in and out.
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As Advertised
Great cooler, quiet and consistent.
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Good second wine fridge
Good wine fridge. Does a good job of maintaining a steady temperature. A little noisy as it seems to always be running. Not sure about added energy consumption yet.??
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Nice for the price
This is a basic wine cooler that gets the job done. Nothing fancy, but if you're just looking to keep your nice wine at the right temperature, this cooler fits the bill. One design flaw: You have to click the "up" or "down" buttons to adjust the temperature and the unit tells you what temperature the system is at right now but doesn't have a gauge that tells you what temperature you have set the unit for, which is somewhat annoying.
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Nice looking wine cooler
Thought this would be adequate as a beverage AND wine cooler, not thinking through ahead of time the fact that at a minimum temp of 54 degrees, this wouldn't really be cold enough for soda and water. Shelves are also only adequately sized for standard size wine bottles - anything over-sized will only fit on the top shelf. Temp drops immediately when you open the door, so don't buy this if you're concerned about a constant temp delivery. Looks good, runs quietly. Have only had for a week or so, thus can't attest to long term durability and quality. Works well for what it is, though, and price was decent.
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Great value
Only complaint is out of the box the temp gauge is about 5 degrees off. However at over a week in it appears to be more accurate, within 2-3 degrees off.
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4.0 Star Rating: Good
Overall a nice fridge
The product came promptly and it was easy to follow the fridge to my door. Product looks great and so far has kept the temp. perfect. The only problem is the constant hum it makes. I've gotten used to it(mostly), but the wife has not. The product is in the other room(maybe 30 feet away), and you can hear it. Sometimes louder when the fan kicks on. I don't think it's that bad, but like they say, "happy wife, happy life". I'm keeping the product though!
4.0 Star Rating: Good
Product Construction
4.0 Star Rating: Good
Product Performance
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
Noise Level
4.0 Star Rating: Good
THE AW-281E IS A GREAT COOLER
THE AW-281E ARRIVED IN THREE DAYS. I LIVE IN TEXAS. PACKAGE WAS VERY GOOD. SET-UP WAS A SNAP. IT SHOULD BE CLASSED AS 24 NOT 28 AS IT ONLY HAS RACKS FOR 24. I USED THREE OF THE FREEZER BLOCKS FOR PRE CHILL PRIOR TO PLUGGING IT IN. THIS WORKED OUT GOOD. A GOOD BUY. AIR-N-WATER FIRST CLASS. THE SPACE IS TIGHT BUT OK. WE GOT OFF TO A GOOD START HOPE IT CONTINUES.
4.0 Star Rating: Good
Product Construction
4.0 Star Rating: Good
Product Performance
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
Noise Level
4.0 Star Rating: Good
good product
Very Good. Product is very functional and easy to use.
4.0 Star Rating: Good
Product Construction
3.0 Star Rating: Average
Product Performance
2.0 Star Rating: OK
Noise Level
4.0 Star Rating: Good
Good unit, but some issues
Overall, nice looking unit, and seems to work well, but it will most likely end up in the basement due to the noise of the fan. Not loud, but annoying.
2.0 Star Rating: OK
Product Construction
4.0 Star Rating: Good
Product Performance
4.0 Star Rating: Good
Noise Level
4.0 Star Rating: Good
Happy with this product
The first unit they sent was very loud. Customer service was great and sent me another unit immediately. The next unit that arrived was quieter, however, it was damaged. It had scratches and was dented on the stainless trim. The company was more than happy to do what they could to make me happy. We agreed to a partial refund. What a great customer service department to do business with!! Would buy from them again. It would be nice if all businesses out there would take a lesson from Air -n- Water!!!
4.0 Star Rating: Good
All in all, even though it has only been a month, I have been quite satisfied with my purchase. I knew exactly what I was getting into and the unit has most definitely delivered. Everything still works just fine and I have no complaints.
4.0 Star Rating: Good
The service and speed of delivery were excellent. The product was packaged nicely, so there was no risk of damage. This fridge is quiet and looks great! Only thing I question is can it really hold 28 bottles?
4.0 Star Rating: Good
A little flimsy, but overall a good product for the price.
4.0 Star Rating: Good
So far I am really enjoying the unit. Stays at about 55 even though it is set a 54 according to the display. Longer bottles and bottles that are opened and recorked have to be put in at an angle in order to fit. Not a big deal for me but if you are trying to put a lot of bottles in could be a problem. As for now not such a biggie here. Looks great. I would most certainly recommend to friends. Delivery time was excellent. Went with standard delivery and had in about a week. No issues to speak of.
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
Product Construction
1.0 Star Rating: Poor
Product Performance
2.0 Star Rating: OK
Noise Level
2.0 Star Rating: OK
Bought this product in March of 2011 and it quit working in April 2012.
I kept the air vents clean of dust every time I vacuumed,2-3 times per week. Then I noticed it sounded louder and the temp was not cool. Hubby looked at it but could not determine the problem. Too bad because it looks sharp, but doesn't last.
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
Product Construction
1.0 Star Rating: Poor
Product Performance
3.0 Star Rating: Average
Noise Level
2.0 Star Rating: OK
Too Hot
I returned it and got a compressor model. Much happier.
4.0 Star Rating: Good
Product Construction
3.0 Star Rating: Average
Product Performance
4.0 Star Rating: Good
Noise Level
2.0 Star Rating: OK
Temperature control varies too much
Despite this I have decided not to return the cooler as my current need is for an inexpensive, nice looking cooler which can store my bottles for max 2-3 years and the alternative is to constantly keep my bottles in 75-80 degree temperatures. However if you are looking to store some expensive bottles of wine for a longer time period then I would not recommend that you buy this cooler.
3.0 Star Rating: Average
Product Construction
3.0 Star Rating: Average
Product Performance
3.0 Star Rating: Average
Easy To Use
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
Easy To Maintain
4.0 Star Rating: Good
Noise Level
2.0 Star Rating: OK
Frank
It nice machine
2.0 Star Rating: OK
The fridge looks good and does the job. If bottles are a little fatter they don't fit well and getting the bottles in and out damages the labels on this size of wine bottle. It is good for the price.
3.0 Star Rating: Average
Product Construction
2.0 Star Rating: OK
Product Performance
5.0 Star Rating: Outstanding
Noise Level
1.0 Star Rating: Poor
Can't control the temp
Our unit has been in use for about 6 weeks now. When we first received it, we let it sit for several days, then plugged it in and waited for the temp to stabilize. Since we are storing red wines we want it to be around 58-60 degrees, but no matter what we set as our target temp, the cooler will not go above 54 degrees, and bounces around between 51-53 usually. We seem unable to control it. When the ambient temp was 70, the cooler was 51. Now, as the temperature in our garage goes down (the unit sits next to our furnace and water heater, so it will never be freezing), so goes the temp in the cooler. We had hoped that the cooler would be a stable environment for our collection, but have been disappointed.
2.0 Star Rating: OK
Product Construction
1.0 Star Rating: Poor
Product Performance
1.0 Star Rating: Poor
Noise Level
1.0 Star Rating: Poor
Way too much fan noise
The cooling system may be quiet, but the fan is very loud. It quiets a little when the programmed temp is reached, but is still loud enough to hear from an adjacent room.
1.0 Star Rating: Poor
Product Construction
1.0 Star Rating: Poor
Product Performance
1.0 Star Rating: Poor
Noise Level
1.0 Star Rating: Poor
This review is based on customer service.
Justin Shaw

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Question:
Why did you buy this item?
Answer:
good price and brought from before (good transaction)
- Brian R. on 02-12-2014
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This product comes highly recommended by cigar aficionados as convertible Winador.
- Wesley M. on 02-14-2014
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My son researched wine coolers. Good reviews
- Kathy T. on 03-02-2014
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Wineador
- Timothy M. on 03-15-2014
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Sleek look.
- Timothy Y. on 03-17-2014
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Highly rated, reasonable price
- Andrea M. on 04-22-2014
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After reading several reviews, blogs and talked with owners of this item I decided to buy this one as result of what seems to be the best quality/price ratio. Let see in six more months what I will think of it.
- Michelle P. on 04-29-2014
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Wineador build
- Paul O. on 05-01-2014
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Good apparent value. Appeared to be a good unit with 28 bottle capacity with good reviews. I will see if they are right
- Jon L. on 05-26-2014
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Wanted a quality thermoelectric cooler to properly store our red wines.
- Debbie A. on 06-01-2014
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I chose this based on the reviews.
- steven m. on 06-28-2014
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Seems like a great value for the money. Talk more after use.
- Norma L. on 07-19-2014
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Based on reviews from other owners.
- Panit L. on 07-28-2014
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nice looking and a good price
- Tien D. on 07-26-2014
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Good price and my old wine cooler just died.
- John D. on 07-28-2014
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I like chilled wine
- Steve S. on 07-31-2014
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Adjustable shelves, thermoelectric, attractive.
- Albert B. on 08-03-2014
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LOOKS NICE, COMPACT BUT ADEQUATE SIZE. VERY GOOD REVIEWS
- Donald R. on 08-05-2014
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Because it fits into the space provided and the handle matches our cabinet handles. I also like the no compressor feature.
- Mike H. on 08-21-2014
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The price is fantastic plus I like the features. Thanks.
- Leotha J. on 08-26-2014
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Seems to fit the bill
- Bonnie H. on 08-26-2014
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searched reviews of best wine coolers after mine died only later to find out that what I had was a piece of junk. Had I researched from the beginning would have never purchased. this time I researched and it led me to this site
- Marcellus M. on 08-30-2014
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I belong to a cigar sub-reddit and this is a popular model to turn into a wineador. With the Labor Day savings it was a pretty good deal.
- David C. on 09-01-2014
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to convert to a cigar humidor
- Justin T. on 09-02-2014
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The price, the look and the reviews
- Millie R. on 09-04-2014
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NewAir has a very good reputation and the pricing is excellent.
- David B P. on 09-09-2014
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Fantastic deal for the quality!
- arthur g. on 09-17-2014
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highly rated and I needed and shorter unit
- Barbara C. on 09-18-2014
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I was willing to spend almost as much on a new wine rack and was reviewing the options when this deal came along. Although this was a little more money, I believe it will protect my wine purchases better.
- Dale W. on 09-24-2014
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reviews were good and price point, along with free shipping
- laurie L. on 09-23-2014
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solid reviews, fed up with other brands
- Rafael M. on 09-29-2014
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Google shopping search showed this as one of the best reviewed options in my price range.
- Craig W. on 10-12-2014
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Price and reviews
- Richard B. on 10-15-2014
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Excellent reviews, competitively priced and free shipping were my primary considerations in choosing this product.
- Brent M. on 10-28-2014
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Saw it in an email for Brad's Deals. Zone temperature control was the clincher.
- David W. on 11-08-2014
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Because it was on sale and it fits in our space.
- Louis S. on 11-08-2014
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Price, Price and Price. Good reviews
- Martin H. on 11-08-2014
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Merry Christmas to. Me! Amazing price... couldn't pass it up! Thanks honey :) I love you!!!
- Nicole N. on 11-09-2014
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Great price on Brad's Deals along with positive reviews
- Robert J. on 11-08-2014
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I chose it for price and the amount of bottles it holds.
- Tammi H. on 11-09-2014
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Gift
- Cheryl B. on 11-10-2014
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Great price and great reviews.
- Ciro G. on 11-09-2014
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Great price and great reviews.
- Elizabeth O. on 11-09-2014
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Reviews and price
- Holly S. on 11-09-2014
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Price and Product quality
- Jimmy C. on 11-09-2014
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Good reviews, great value
- John C. on 11-09-2014
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Positive reviews, great price
- John S. on 11-10-2014
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I worked on the informative video (actor) for this great company in Costa Mesa! I will always buy products from them. Cheers! Josh
- JOSH M. on 11-10-2014
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price to value
- karl K. on 11-09-2014
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GREAT DEAL!!!!
- Tony G. on 11-09-2014
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Great price w/ free s/h and no tax!
- Julie S. on 11-09-2014
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current one finallly died...saw this good deal on Brad's Deals.
- Diane V. on 11-12-2014
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looking for a good way to store wine, looks like a good choice
- Ruth L. on 11-11-2014
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Good looks, capacity, price
- Herman W. on 11-19-2014
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Kitchen renovation
- Garett P. on 11-23-2014
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I have two of these already. They are quiet and work just as advertised.
- Steven L. on 11-24-2014
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Qualities is what I'm looking for
- Jacqueline B. on 12-02-2014
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We needed a wine cooler for our new house and this was the one recommended to us.
- James F. on 12-08-2014
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This unit has a lower height than most so it will fit under a 30" bar top
- Christopher P. on 12-08-2014
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my son loves it
- Robin S. on 12-08-2014
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Good value
- Ted F. on 12-17-2014
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Perfect size, great price, fast shipping.
- Doris G. on 12-17-2014
Question:
do you like it?
- Anonymous on 2014-04-22
Answer:
Absolutely, yes
- George P. on 2014-04-22
Answer:
Oh, standard sized bottles only. Wider girth do not fit
- LaSalle A. on 2014-04-22
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I have been very happy with this wine cooler but I wish it came with a lock.
- Stephen C B. on 2014-04-22
Answer:
Yes, we do. It's quiet and temperature stable. Space is OK as long as you don't load it 100% with Pinot Noir bottles.
- Brendan M. on 2014-04-24
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It's fine for the price but I had a little trouble putting some fatter bottles of white wine in. The slim bottles fit best. It has kept the temperature very consistent.
- Barbara B. on 2014-04-23
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Can't beat the price! I do like it. It's my secondary wine storage so the challenge of getting wine in/out is not so bad. The shelves don't slide very easily especially if you have any wine in bigger bottles. It is hard to get them in/out.
- Deborah T. on 2014-04-23
Answer:
I love it!! I will say that the shelves are a little bit flimsy, so I pull them out carefully when they are full, but it is well made, runs like a champ, is good looking and quiet. It makes a quiet hum, that I like to hear. It tells me it's working and taking good care of my wine! I priced shopped everywhere, including Costco, and if ever needed to buy another, I would get this one again in a heartbeat. I've only had it one year, but have had no issues. And I love the blue light!
- LaSalle A. on 2014-04-22
Question:
Can this be used under a counter in a little larger space than actual size of this cooler.?
- Anonymous on 2014-08-07
Answer:
I just remodeled my kitchen a month ago and had it built in with the cabinets after having it freestanding for a couple of years. No problems to dzate.
- VINCENT M. on 2014-08-12
Answer:
Yes but under counter space must allow for top rear venting of warm air. Front must allow for door opening only to the right...need enough space in front to allow door to be swung open fully at right angles so that bottle tray racks can be pulled out and wine removed....I have 2 of these units installed under an open stairway landing...one for whites and one for reds....reds is the left one of course....
- Warren T. on 2014-08-08
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I am sure it will work fine inder the counter. When taking measurements, be sure to include "feet" and door handle. We had a cabinet built, it works just fine.
- Lawrence C. on 2014-08-07
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I don't use mine that way so I don't know the answer.
- Stephen C B. on 2014-08-07
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Yes, as long as there is some space for air circulation.
- Gitimoy K. on 2014-08-07
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I believe it can. Mine has only 2 inches behind it, and 1 inch on one side. The other side is somewhat open, but I believe the specs say "can install in any available space". Mine has been working perfectly for 2 years and I loveit!!
- LaSalle A. on 2014-08-07
Answer:
yes it does give off a little heat therefore the more space for ventilation the better
- Shahn G. on 2014-08-07
Answer:
I have mine in a corner. It does not seem to generate much heat. I would say "Yes" to your question ... if it would fit under the counter with a couple of inches of back/top space. The cooler has worked very well and as designed.You will hear it when running.
- John V. on 2014-08-08
Answer:
Sure can. Just make sure you have at least an inch of free space in the back. I have not experienced that it throws any heat but I think that is why you should give it an inch away from a wall. I have it in a closet in my laundry room with nothing directly above it and it's fine.
- Deborah T. on 2014-08-10
Question:
Where are they made?
- Anonymous on 2014-09-15
Answer:
The New Air AW-281E, is manufactured in China.
- CustomerServiceSTAFF on 2014-09-19

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