Updated 28 Oct 2014

Haier

JC160GD

Snapshot: The Haier JC160GD wine fridge is 129cm tall and can store up to 51 bottles. Is it a cool performer?

JC160GD
Consumer score
SCORE
Price guide

$1100

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Test results

Overall score
69
Seasonal change
?/10
Fluctuations
?/10
Uniformity
?/10

Good points

  • Very good at minimising temperature fluctuations.
  • OK at handling seasonal temperature change.
  • Has a drawer.

But

  • Just OK temperature uniformity.
  • No door alarm.
  • No door lock.
  • Door opens in only one direction.

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
$1100

Specifications

Annual energy usage per bottle (kWh)
7.2
Noise level (dBA)
33
Vibration (mm/s/s)
75
Dimensions (HxWxD) cm
129 x 51 x 57
Claimed number of bottles
51

Features

Number of shelves
9 + 1 drawer
Shelf construction
Wooden
Shelf movement
Pull out
Stacking type
Single shelf
Reversible door
R
Door lock
×
Child lock on controls
×
Door alarm
×

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Notes
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