Updated 28 Oct 2014

DeLonghi

DEWC54S

Snapshot: The DeLonghi DEWC54S wine fridge is 86cm tall and has a door lock. It has a reversible door and can store up to 54 bottles. Is it a cool performer?

DEWC54S
Consumer score
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Price guide

$1539

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Test results

Overall score
59
Seasonal change
?/10
Fluctuations
?/10
Uniformity
?/10

Good points

  • Excellent at handling seasonal temperature change.
  • Has a door lock.
  • Shelves roll-out on telescopic runners for easy access.
  • Has a child lock on the controls.
  • Door is reversible.
  • Comes with telescoping shelf supports.

But

  • Extremely poor at minimising temperature fluctuations.
  • Poor temperature uniformity.
  • High energy use per bottle.
  • 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
$1539

Specifications

Annual energy usage per bottle (kWh)
10.4
Noise level (dBA)
39
Vibration (mm/s/s)
60
Dimensions (HxWxD) cm
86 x 60 x 62
Claimed number of bottles
54

Features

Number of shelves
6
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
Comes with telescoping shelf supports.

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