Updated 28 Oct 2014

DeLonghi

DEWC166S

Snapshot: The DeLonghi DEWC166S wine fridge is 181cm tall and has a door lock. It has a reversible door and can store up to 166 bottles. Is it a cool performer?

DEWC166S
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$2799

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Test results

Overall score
73
Seasonal change
?/10
Fluctuations
?/10
Uniformity
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at minimising temperature fluctuations.
  • OK at handling seasonal temperature change.
  • OK temperature uniformity.
  • Low energy use per bottle.
  • Has a door lock.
  • Has a child lock on the controls.
  • Shelves roll-out on telescopic runners for easy access.
  • Door is reversible.
  • Comes with telescoping shelf supports.

But

  • No door alarm.

How we test

We've used a variation of our fridge test method for wine fridges and based it on the ideals of maintaining a temperature of 14C, using a loaded fridge in all scored tests.

Seasonal change: We check the temperature operation range for the wine fridges' ability to operate in external conditions ranging from 10°C to 40°C.
Fluctuations: We measure temperature fluctuations to see if the cabinets can maintain steady temperatures over the short term as the cooling system cycles.
Uniformity: Are compartment temperatures generally uniform, or do some areas get colder or warmer than the rest?

We also measured energy use per bottle to see how the fridges’ energy-use compares, based upon the claimed number of bottles the fridge could store.

We also measured the noise of the fridge during normal operation.

Key data

Model

Price guide
$2799

Specifications

Annual energy usage per bottle (kWh)
3.4
Noise level (dBA)
41
Vibration (mm/s/s)
84
Dimensions (HxWxD) cm
181 x 60 x 72
Claimed number of bottles
166

Features

Number of shelves
15
Shelf construction
Wooden
Shelf movement
Roll out
Stacking type
Single shelf
Reversible door
Rev
Door lock
Child lock on controls
Door alarm
×

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Notes
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