Danby Designer 38 Bottle Wine Cooler Review

The Wine Cooler that Preserves Wine Integrity in Style

It was a beautiful day, as a close friend of mine and I sat on the deck under brilliant sunlight. I built the deck next to the rear entrance to my home, which is the lower level accessed through a large sliding glass door. The large glass sliding door invites the sun inside of my home, whenever the sun feels like coming out to play. On this day, the sun was very playful and my friend and I basked under its ebullient glow. However, the sun lost a bit of its luster, after I poured my friend a glass of Riesling.

“This wine tastes flat,” he said.

My friend and I simultaneously looked inside at the wine cooler located to the left of my wet bar, and then we gazed up at the bright sky. Without a word, we both shook our heads because we understood that the Riesling had succumbed to the same thing that had made for a delightful day. Sunlight degrades wine, especially red wines that rely on slowly developing character. The wine cooler that I installed next to the wet bar put out a welcome sign for harmful UV rays. I should have installed the Danby designer 38 bottle wine cooler. Constructed with rugged tempered glass, the Danby designer wine cooler door pulls the welcome away from the sun by deflecting wine degrading UV rays.

Danby Preserves Wine Integrity

Sunlight is not the only element that destroys the character of red and white wines. Improper storage temperatures cause wine to lose crispness and flavor profiles. The Danby 38 bottle dual zone wine cooler includes two distinct storage compartments that operate on different regulated temperature zones. Dual zone wine storage allows me to store a few red varietals in one compartment, while ensuring the integrity of my favorite white wines in the other compartment. I can set the temperature in each compartment between 39 and 64 degrees Fahrenheit by adjusting the easy to use digital display temperature button.

Danby uses magnetic door gaskets to tighten the seal between the tempered glass door and storage compartments to help the unit retain its cooling power by removing excess humidity. By retaining more cool air, the tight gasket seal ensures the designer dual zone wine cooler never overworks the compressor.

Designer 38-Bottle Free-Standing Dual-Zone Wine CoolerDesigner 38-Bottle Free-Standing Dual-Zone Wine Cooler
PriceCheck Price
Rating4.3
Dimensions19 7/16"W X 24 15/16"D X 33 2/16"H
Capacity38 Bottles
Installation TypeFreestanding
Thermoelectric/CompressorCompressor
Single/DualDual
ShelvingWood
ThermostatDigital
Temperature DisplayLED
Temperature Range 39.2 - 64.4
Tinted GlassYes
Door LockNo
Reversible DoorYes
Carbon FilterNo

Restrained, Yet Elegant Style

In addition to ensuring wine quality, the Danby designer dual zone wine cooler also does a great job of visually promoting the 38, 750-milliter bottles that I store in the unit. The sleek stainless steel trimmed black wood shelves complement the sharp looking stainless steel exterior. I typically position the designer 38 bottle wine cooler in places where my guests can easily see the wine storage unit. My guests immediately gravitate towards the white interior LED track lighting system that emanates a warm glow. By eliminating the ugly light produced by incandescent bulbs, this wine cooler presents my wine collection in a most favorable light. Danby created the designer 38 bottle wine cooler to fit within tight spaces by creating more storage rows that help reduce the width of the wine storage unit. The elevated design of the wine storage unit not only produces more room to place my favorite wines, but it also rises above most bar tops to attract the attention of my guests.

Debunking the Designer 38-Bottle Noise Myth

The only negative thing that anyone has ever said or written about this model concerns the noise level. However, after reading several online reviews and observing the unit at home, Danby has taken care of the noise complaints. At 90 pounds, the designer 38 bottle free standing dual zone wine cooler does not vibrate during peak performance. A light din sometimes emanates from the wine storage unit, but that is the worst of the noise. I have never experienced an issue carrying on a casual conversation with a guest, while sitting mere feet away from the Danby Designer 38 bottle wine cooler.