I had the good fortune to travel to Stockholm and Gothenburg with my Grandpa Jack when I was in high-school. We stayed in Sweden for about three weeks. It was during that wonderful trip I first saw the Electrolux brand in several homes (Grandpa’s friends) we visited.
Since then, I have come to know that Electrolux is a reputable multi-national appliance manufacturer. It is a well-known brand among architects and home designers.
Imagine my delight when I found this Electrolux while evaluating a Sabbath-mode wine cooler for a design project in Sausalito last fall.
Model: Electrolux EI24WC15VS 41 bottle wine cooler
Installation Type: Built-in, under-counter or free-standing
Cooling System: Compressor cooling with a “Sabbath Mode” control feature.
Refrigerant Type: R600a. ( Tip: Check there is no damage to the cooling pipe during transportation. Because R600a is a flammable refrigerant).
Weight: 125 pounds.
Dimension: 34 1/16″ H x 23 13/16″ W x 23 5/8 ” D (without handle)
Dimension: 34 1/16″ H x 23 13/16″ W x 25 3/4 ” D (with handle)
Suggested built-in dimension:34 3/4 “”H x 24 3/4 “W x 25″D
Tip: Check that you have sufficient clearance space when the door is opened. The total depth of this cooler with door 90° open is 46 7/16 inches.
Capacity and design: This Electrolux wine fridge can accommodate 41-bottle standard Bordeaux size wine bottles.
This Electrolux EI24WC15VS is designed for an under-cabinet or a free-standing installation. The interior lighting is a full LED strip across the top of the cooler.
The cabinet has a smooth finish in classic black. The door frame material is stainless steel.
Recess hinge. When you close the door, you get a seamless surface – thanks to this clever design feature.
Single temperature zones: This Electrolux runs on a compressor-base cooling system. The estimated annual energy used is 100 kWH.
This 41-bottle wine cooler has one cooling zone with a wide range of temperature 41°-64° F. If you are storing both red and white wine, you can set 55° F as an agreeable-temperature for both vintages.
Control and Alarm: We have reviewed over 300 wine coolers in the market, no one model has more alerts than this Electrolux 41-bottle. Check out these modes and alarm controls:
Note: : this unit features a Sabbath mode which provides you an option to observe restrictions on the use of your wine fridge during Sabbath and Judaism holidays.
Digital temperature control – Sabbath Mode
To set the Sabbath mode, “Sb”
- Simultaneously press and hold the “+” and “-“buttons for 10 seconds.
- You will see “Sb” displayed on the control button, indicating that the cooler is now in Sabbath mode.
Digital temperature control – Cellaring Mode
To set the Cellaring Mode mode, “CE”, for long-term storage
- Press once to toggle between on and off the cellaring mode.
- You will see “CF” displayed on the control button, indicating that the temperature is now set at 54° F for long term storage.
- Of course, when you deactivate the “CE” mode, you can set the temperature anywhere between 41°-64° F.
Walnut wood shelving: This wine fridge has five slide-out wooden slat-shelves. You can store 41 bottle of wine.
Your wine collection would appreciate wooden shelves. Why? There is less vibration with wood than with metal, therefore less disturbance to your vintage collection.
Fun Note: Symphony No. 41 is the longest and the last symphony of the prolific composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
During my trip with Grandpa Jack to Sweden years ago, we were guests at the beautiful open air theatre, Dalhalla, north of Lake Siljan. I would always remember the acoustic and the Symphony Orchestra in that unforgettable quarry.
Reversible Door and leveling legs. This Electrolux has an UV-resistant door. It is reversible – you have an option to configure it as a right-hinge or a left-hinge installation.
Install this unit on a solid and flat surface. The leveling legs are located at the front and rear corners. Use these tips to adjust the leveling legs:
- The overall height of your cooler can be adjusted between 33 3/4″ to 34 3/4″.
- Turning the leveling in will lower the height.
- Turning the leveling out will raise the height.
LED light. This 41-bottle unit comes with a strip of interior LED light. With the premium glass door, you can see your vintage collection clearly. You can turn the light on or off using the electronic control panel.
Lock. This wine fridge does not have a lock. If you don’t have young children at home, you probably don’t need a lock. However, if you want a comparable 24-inch model with a lock, check out Kalamera 46-bottle wine cooler in your evaluation.
Warranty. This Electrolux wine cooler comes with a Platinum Star Limited Warranty that includes 3-year coverage on parts and one year on labor.
Summary. This Electrolux EI24WC15VS 41 bottle wine cooler (view on Amazon) is one of the two “Sabbath-mode” beverage fridges we feature on our site. This is an expensive appliance with thoughtful design, premium material and an exceptional 3-year warranty coverage on parts. This single-zone cooler is best suited for a seamless under-counter installation.
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