This thing is very, very heavy. At least two people are required to assemble it, and the process still is not simple because the instructions are sketchy with tiny, incomprehensible drawings. Getting the base installed on the back and three vertical supports at the same time is particularly challenging, because so many dowels and Ikea-style fasteners have to be engaged at the same time, and the last of the fasteners is hidden in a location that makes it very difficult to tighten, even with the angle-handled screwdriver supplied with the kit. The walls are made of 1" lumber-core plywood with melamine or similar veneer, which would seem to add weight in lieu of R-value.
Be sure to set the six leveling feet to their approximate or exact locations before tipping the unit upright--if the cabinet is installed close to a back wall, there is no way to access the center adjusting foot.
What is particularly irritating is the that shipping charge is $375 ($300 for the long-haul plus $75 to get the pallet carried up your driveway) no matter how close to Cotati, CA, the recipient may live.
There are separate locks for each door, and the doors do not stay closed unless they are locked. Each of the incredibly cheap-feeling locks is keyed differently, even though both doors admit you to the same interior.
The wine is stored two-bottles deep on each shelf.
BILD 3000 racks are designed to rack 360 bottles of wine. On both sides of the wine cabinet, our wine racks include 14 shelves for Champagne-size bottles (12 bottles per shelf). On each side, 3 of the shelves can be used instead for Magnums (10 bottles per shelf). In addition, bulk storage space for 24 bottles is provided at the bottom of the cabinet.
The BILD 3000 wine cabinet, packed and shipped flat, offers tremendous value and savings with many of the same features as our more expensive Le Cache wine cabinets.
COOLING UNIT OVERVIEW
All BILD wine cabinets come with a choice of 3 CellarPro cooling units and configurations included in the price of the wine cabinet.
Each cooling unit can be configured with top-exhaust, which will allow the cabinet to be placed flush against the rear wall, but requires 18 inches of clearance above the cabinet. Alternately, the cooling unit can be configured with rear-exhaust, which reduces the required 18 inches of clearance above the cabinet to 6 inches, but also requires 4-5 inches of clearance behind the cabinet. In both scenarios, the cabinet cannot be installed in an enclosed space.
The 3 CellarPro cooling units are sized exactly alike, and therefore they are interchangeable. However, they differ in terms of their BTUH cooling output and the level of noise that they produce, as summarized below. For more information about sizing the best cooling unit for your cabinet, refer to our Cooling Unit Buying Guide for Wine Cabinets.
The 1800QTL is our quietest cooling unit, and is designed exclusively for residential use in a temperature-controlled environment. The 1800QTL is appropriate for all credenzas, Model 1400 and Model 2400 wine cabinets. It also can be used in larger Model 3100, Model 3800 and Model 5200 wine cabinets, provided that the desired cellar temperature is closer to 60°F than 55°F.
This unit should not be used in ducted applications, or paired with our front duct hood.
Key Stats: 1065 BTUH at 55°F, 41 dbA installed in a cabinet.
The 1800QT cooling unit is approximately 30% more powerful and 4 decibels louder than the 1800QTL cooling unit. It is designed for residential use in a temperature-controlled environment. The 1800QT easily can maintain 55F in our largest wine cabinets.
This unit can be used with our front duct hood.
Key Stats: 1380 BTUH at 55°F, 45 dbA installed in a cabinet.
The 1800XT is approximately 5% more powerful and 3 decibels louder than the 1800QT cooling unit, because it uses more powerful fans. As a result, the 1800XT is ideally suited for garage environments (with temperatures ranging from 40°F to 95°F), commercial environments (where the cellar is frequently accessed) and installations with our front-duct hood..
Key Stats: 1456 BTUH at 55°F, 48 dbA installed in a cabinet.
CellarPro 1800XTS cooling units, approximately 30% more powerful than 1800XT cooling units, also can be used inside BILD wine cabinets for an additional charge of $200. Please call us at 707.794.8000 for more information and/or to order.
- Choice of Melamine finishes
- Stainless bar pull and security locks
- CellarPro wine cooling unit (made in USA)
- Electronic Thermostat and Digital Display
- Adjustable Humidity Control
- Energy-Saver and Quick-Chill Modes
- Audible and Visual Alarms
- SB/0 Technology - Flush against the Wall
- Top-vent exhaust
- High Performance Air Filtration System
- Universal metal racks fit oversized bottles
- Low-heat interior light
- Optional bottle probe
- Five-year warranty on the cooling system
- One-year warranty on entire cabinet
- Optional Extended Warranty
- In-stock items ship within 2-3 days
Capacity: 392 Bottles
Size: 49w x 29d x 71h (in)
Weight: 675 lb
Power/Rating: 115V AC / 60 Hz
Running / Startup Amps (compressor)
- CellarPro 1800QTL: 3 Amps / 14.2 Amps
- CellarPro 1800QT: 3 Amps / 20.1 Amps
- CellarPro 1800XT: 3 Amps / 20.1 Amps
Warranty: 1 Year (Cabinet) / 5 Years (Cooling Unit)
Optional Extended Warranty
The cooling unit plugs into a standard wall outlet, and the outlet should be on a dedicated circuit. The components of the cooling unit draw 3 amps, and the electric outlet on the side of the cooling unit also is rated for 3 amps. The cord extends 6 1/2 feet from the back of the cabinet. If an extension cord is used, it should be 14-gauge wire or thicker, grounded, and as short as possible. We recommend using a surge protector rated at 15 amps or more. Under no circumstances should the wine cabinet share a circuit with another motor or compressor-based appliance, like a wine cooler, fridge or air conditioner.
Because of the significant weight of your wine cabinet, it is important that it be placed on a hard surface, otherwise the cabinet may become skewed if the doors settle unevenly over time. If you will be placing your cabinet on thick carpeting, consider placing a carpet board underneath the wine cabinet.
WEIGHT LOAD FACTOR
After loading your wine cabinet with wine bottles, it will be extremely heavy. When selecting a location for your cabinet, make sure that the floor underneath is strong enough to support the weight of the cabinet.
CellarPro cooling units are designed to handle temperatures ranging from 50 to 95F.
The cooling unit generates hot air that must be exhausted in such a way that it won't be recirculated by the cooling unit. If the hot air cannot be dissipated or channeled properly, and the cooling unit is forced to recycle its own hot air, the cooling unit will be unable to maintain cold temperatures inside the wine cabinet and/or it will run all the time.
BILD wine rooms and cabinets require assembly. All assembly hardware is included with your purchase.