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Haier HVTEC12DABS 12-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator

  • Haier HVTEC12DABS 12-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator
  • Haier HVTEC12DABS 12-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator
  • Haier HVTEC12DABS 12-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator
  • Haier HVTEC12DABS 12-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator

Quick Facts

  • Dual Cooling Zones
  • 12 Bottle Capacity
  • Undercounter Size
  • Freestanding Installation
  • Priced starting at $138.13

The Haier HVTEC12DABS is an inexpensive dual zone 12 bottle cooler with high marks from customers, digital display and quiet operation.

There are not a lot of dual zone models in this price range that also come with good reviews. If this capacity and size fridge meets your needs, this is a good unit to consider.


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Haier HVTEC12DABS 12 bottle dual zone wine coolerCapacity

The one case capacity is of the “keep some ready for drinking” class.

The Haier HVTEC12ABS holds 12 Bordeaux-sized (standard wine) bottles, six in each of two independently temperature controlled chill zones.  This is good for the casual wine enthusiast who just wants half a dozen reds and half a dozen whites cooled and ready for drinking.

You can store wine that is larger than standard size Bordeaux bottles, but you will have to remove a shelf to make room.  Each shelf removed reduces capacity by two bottles.

Zones

Two independent zones are provided with digital temperature control.  This is great for keeping both red and white wines at a good temperature for storage and/or drinking.

Haier HVTEC12DABS 12 bottle dual zone wine coolerTemperature Control

Temperature control is easy to use with dual digital readout and convenient up/down controls. The controls are located on the outside of the unit so they are easy to read and adjust without opening the door.

Cooling

Thermoelectric cooling means low vibration and noise, a plus, and most customers report this unit is very quiet.  Some have reported noise developing over time, and if that happens, you should contact Haier for service.

Customers report good temperature regulation, within 2 degrees.

The upper zone adjusts from 54 – 66 degrees, quite suitable for red wine storage and drinking.

The lower zone adjusts from 42 – 66 degrees, good for whites – or more reds.

Haier warns that if your ambient temperature is 77 degrees or higher, the lowest achievable temperature will be 50 – 52 degrees.  At an ambient temperature of 73 degrees, the lowest temperature will be 46 to 48 degrees, cold enough for most white wine drinkers.

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Haier HVTM12DABB Owners Manual 

Note – this model has some minor cosmetic differences but is essentially the same unit.

Fit and Finish

Haier HVTEC12DABS 12 bottle dual zone wine cooler

People seem quite happy with the look of their Haier 12 bottle dual zone wine coolers.

Fit and finish is standard good consumer grade.

Customer Reviews

The Haier HVTEC12DABS gets very good marks in customer reviews.  Most ratings are very good to excellent.

Warranty

One year limited manufacturer’s warranty, parts and labor.

Design

The chrome shelves are scalloped to hold two bottles each.  They can be removed, but they are not sliding or adjustable.  The door hinge is not reversible so make sure a right-side hinge works for your installation.

Wow Factor

This cooler is quite attractive with black and two panel curved glass door, a recessed handle and dual digital temperature readouts.

The Haier HVTEC12DABS has been a best seller online and reviews are quite favorable.  It is clearly hitting a sweet spot in the market, with dual zone cooling, quiet operation, digital temperature control and attractive style, all at a price point very near the bottom of the range for wine refrigerators in general.

Price

Online prices start at $138.13.  The box on this tab shows a recent Amazon.com price. Hover your mouse cursor over the “Price Disclaimer” to see when it was last updated, or just click anywhere in the box to visit the product page on Amazon.com.

Recommendation for Haier HVTEC12DABS

The Haier HVTEC12DABS delivers a great value at a very low price and has been a top ranked best seller in its category.

It’s a recommended pick for small wine coolers.

Pros:

  • Dual zone cooling keeps reds and whites at their proper temperatures
  • Low price for a dual zone unit
  • Digital Temperature Control with Readout
  • 12 bottle capacity
  • Removable chrome scalloped shelves
  • Attractive design with curved glass dual panel door
  • Very good customer reviews
  • Quiet thermoelectric cooling

Cons:

  • Shelves are removable but not sliding
  • Hinged on the right, not reversible

6.5 Total Score
CoolChoice™ Rating: Very Good

An inexpensive dual zone 12 bottle cooler with high marks from customers, digital display and quiet operation.

Features
7.33
Quality
8.67
Style
7.5
Value
7.0
User Rating: 3.1 (5 votes)

Haier HVTEC12DABS 12-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator
Haier HVTEC12DABS 12-Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator

An inexpensive dual zone 12 bottle cooler with high marks from customers, digital display and quiet operation.


 

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