Refrigerator Drawers - Marvel v. Perlick...
I am struggling with refrigerator drawers, and looking for feedback from actual owners.
Everyone seems to agree that Perlick is the best quality and quietest, albeit also the most expensive by a significant margin, and I would be 100% set on Perlick except for one thing: the depth of the drawers.
Marvel is significantly deeper. I have looked at both in person, and tested them out, and you really can fit unopened champagne and re-corked wine bottles. Perlick won't. This is a big issue for us, and it might be the deciding factor. BUT, I noticed that some previous posts (e.g., pillog?) have said that the Marvel units are loud. That is a real issue as well.
I have seen both units in store, but it is impossible to really judge how loud they are when the compressor kicks on in that context.
So, I guess my real questions are:
(1) Has anybody actually heard BOTH in similar contexts, where they can give me an honest opinion on the relative noisiness?
(2) After initial cool-down, how frequently and for how long does the compressor typically run on these type of units (assuming that the doors are opened an equal amount on both, not too frequently)?
(3) Does anybody have any suggestions for storing bottles at an incline? I note, for example, that the Ariston 36" drawers come with a 2-bottle rack that holds wine etc. at a 45degree angle, letting opened bottles fit. Anybody have any leads for something similar that might work in the Perlick's?
Thanks to everyone in advance.