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Frigidaire LFWC42F5LS (Lowe's)
 
Approximate retail price:
$360
We expect this model to perform similarly to the tested Frigidaire FFWC42F5LS although it may differ in price and features.
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Type: Freestanding wine chillers
About - Frigidaire LFWC42F5LS (Lowe's)
This Frigidaire FFWC42F5LS is part of the wine chiller test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, wine chiller models like the FFWC42F5LS are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below. Temperature perfromance: Temperature performance includes uniformity, stability, reserve capacity, and range of available temperatures. Energy efficiency: Energy efficiency reflects energy use based on average energy costs. Noise: A noisy wine chiller can be a concern if it will be placed near living areas.

Tested Model
The Ratings of Frigidaire FFWC42F5LS were applied to untested model Frigidaire LFWC42F5LS (Lowe's), which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
Frigidaire FFWC42F5LS
Price range:
$359.10 - $419.99
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Features & Specs - Frigidaire LFWC42F5LS (Lowe's)
info Energy cost/yr. ($) 17
info Zones 1
info Door lock Yes
info Temperature controls on front of unit No
info Child lock for controls No
info Tinted glass Yes
info Partial-extension ball-bearing glides No
info Full-extension ball-bearing glides No
info Shelf stops No
info Capacity in 750mL bottles 45
info Energy used (kWh/Year) 147
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User Reviews - Frigidaire LFWC42F5LS (Lowe's)
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(18 of 18 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
disappointing due to noise
4/11/2013
Pros
Appearance
price
Cons
Noisy
Best Uses
Basement
Garage
Comment:
We bought this wine cooler for a bar area in our house that is adjacent to our bedroom. (Not my choice - came with the house). Periodically and frequently, it makes a variety of weird and annoying noises. Per the manual, these are normal when it is going through a cooling cycle. It's a nice looking chiller, the price is great, and it seems to work fine. I would only buy this product if you plan to put it somewhere like the garage or basement where the noise isn't an issue. Also, I learned a helpful tip from the guy at Lowes. Free standing wine chillers need about 2 inches of room on the sides and back or they get too hot and can stop working.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(28 of 28 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Better then I expected
3/14/2013
Pros
Interior light
Metal Racks
No vibration
See-through Door
Very quite
Cons
Storage Overstated
Best Uses
Saving Wines
Comment:
After pouring 15 bottles of pricey wine down the drain because we stored them improperly, we decided a wine cooler was, in the long run, worth the expense. We wanted a unit that could hold a reasonable amount of bottles. This one stated it held 42. No way, unless all the bottles were very narrow. Wine bottles come in a variety of shapes which limits rack space. We don't normally keep that many bottles on hand anyway,maybe thirty or so. So, we move bottles around as space is needed. Been very happy so far. Put it in our garage so we wouldn't hear it but really can't even hear it when standing next to it. We did put a water tray at the bottom shelf to keep the humidity level up so the corks don't dry out. Easy to change temperature settings if needed. We keep the temp a little colder than recommended but the reds have been fine. Going to give one of these to my brother-in-law for his birthday.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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