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GE Profile Deluxe Wine Center PWR04FANBS

*Est. $400
Reviewed
February 2011
by ConsumerSearch
GE Profile Deluxe Wine Center PWR04FANBS

Freestanding wine cooler

Pros
  • Good value
  • Removable shelves
  • Automatic settings for red and white wine
  • Door lock
  • Reversible door hinge
Cons
  • Single-zone only
  • One-year warranty
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The GE Profile Deluxe Wine Center is recommended as a good pick for a mid-sized, single-zone wine coolers. It holds 29 bottles of wine, with six shelves, one of which is tilted to allow you to display your collection or store open bottles. Other features include automatic settings for white and red wines, a glass door with a recessed handle and stainless steel trim, and removable shelves in case you need to make room for large bottles. Another nice touch is a timer that turns the interior light off automatically after an hour in case you forget and leave it on. A built-in door lock allows you to keep your wine collection secure. This GE wine cooler is 33 inches high, and although it's not a built-in unit, it's short enough to slide under a counter. It comes with a one-year warranty on parts and labor, and five years on the sealed cooling system, including the compressor.

ConsumerReports.org tested wine coolers back in 2008, and although most of the tested coolers are no longer available, the GE Profile Deluxe Wine Center is still on the market. We saw this model mentioned in "best" lists at several other sites, but none of those carries the clout of ConsumerReports.org, and none of them reports any testing. More than 30 user reviews are available at HomeDepot.com, and they provide a good picture of how this wine coolers performs over time.

Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

The GE Profile PWR04FANBS is one of seven freestanding wine coolers rated and ranked here, based on objective tests (Thirteen under-counter coolers are also rated.) Coolers are rated on uniformity of temperature, noise level and other factors. All models were deemed at least "good" for keeping an even temperature. Energy-efficiency isn't a strong suit of any wine cooler, though a couple of them are better than others.

Review: Wine Chiller Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org

2. HomeDepot.com

More than 30 users post ratings and reviews of the GE PWR04FANBS on this site, giving it an average rating of 4.7 out of 5. The only negative rating is from one owner who says her cooler leaked and ruined her wood floor. Otherwise, virtually every comment sings this GE cooler's praises.

Review: GE Profile 29 Bottle Deluxe Wine Center, Contributors to HomeDepot.com

3. AJMadison.com

There are a handful of reviews at AJMadison.com (a retail appliance site) for the GE Profile wine cooler. All are excellent overall. One owner wishes it were a two-zone fridge, and another wishes it held more odd-sized bottles, but altogether owners are very pleased.

Review: GE PWR04FANBS, Contributors to AJMadison.com

4. Amazon.com

Right now, there's just one review at Amazon.com for the GE Profile wine cooler, but it's a positive review.

Review: GE Profile PWR04FANBS Wine Center, Contributors to Amazon.com

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