Product Review: Danby DBC047D1BSSPR Silhouette Built-In Beverage Center
Price Range: $1,200 -- $1,250
Who Would Buy This: Those shopping for a highly versatile, built-in 24″ dual door beverage refrigerator for cooling beverage cans and bottles of wine.
The excellent styling of this beverage center is clearly evident from just one look at it. It’s dual door design gives you the benefit of having stacks of storage space for wines and beverages, in addition to dual temperature zones.
The two tempered glass doors are made from tough 304L stainless steel and use UV protected Low-E glass to keep your wines protected from UV light as well as maximize cold retention. The doors elegant long bar handles round off the look nicely and provide easy opening and closer of the doors.
The use of magnetic door gaskets ensure that the seals are tight and the interior is kept cool. The smartly designed door hinges are made to require zero clearance so you can open the door confident in the knowledge that nearby cabinets won’t get damaged.
The roomy interior has a 4.7 cubic feet capacity over it’s two separate compartments.
The left side compartment for beverages has three tempered glass shelves that can accommodate up to 61 standard 355ml cans. The right side compartment for wines has five extension shelves that can accommodate up to 21 standard 750ml wine bottles. The wine shelves are fully extendible so you can have a full view of your wine bottle labels without removing a bottle.
Making use of fan-forced cooling in each compartment, this ensures even, consistent temperature distribution from top to bottom.
The impressive interior features cool white LED lighting so you can illuminate each compartment to get a great view of your wines and beverages. The lighting can either be turned on manually or be door controlled if you only want light when you open the door.
Dual Temperature Zones
For truly customized cooling for wines and beverages, this unit is equipped with dual temperature zones. The interior control panel in each compartment provides easy push button control to let you regulate the temperature in 1° increments. A basic LED display allows you to view the current temperature setting in each compartment.
The left side zone for beverages can be set to a range of 36°F to 64°F, providing an optimum cooling range. The right side zone for wines can be set to a range of 39°F to 64°F, which is an ample range of temperatures to cool most types of wines.
To ensure the interior stays cool, the door is fitted with an audible alarm which alerts you if the door has been left ajar for five minutes or if there are any extreme fluctuations to the interior temperature.
Manual: Danby DBC047D1BSSPR manual
Guarantee: 2-year limited in-home warranty.
This is one impressive beverage center that has the style, heavy-duty build quality and functionality to warrant it’s premium price tag.
The fact that this model can house both wines and beverages makes it incredibly versatile, so you can do away with the need of having a separate beverage and wine chiller. The inclusion of independently controlled temperature zones is an important feature and one which many beverage and wine chiller units overlook.
Overall, the Danby DBC047D1BSSPR is a solid choice for anyone in search of a top-notch French door style built-in dual zone beverage center.