“ Brand: Argos / Type: Wine Rack „
When my partner moved into his house, the previous occupant had left a number of odd items behind. One of them was this wine rack, which I promptly claimed for my house. The rack stands 64cm high at its tallest point but is rounded at the top so it can be manoevred into different spaces. The 14 bottles sit in the rack in four rows of three with two openings at the top. The openings for the bottles are formed with thinnish chrome rods (approx 3mm) and the frame is tubular, also in chrome, thicker at approximately 15mm. The bottom row is lifted off the floor by 120mm, which means you're not reaching right down to the floor for the bottom row of bottles and actually makes the bottom rail fall in line with the bottom of kitchen base unit doors, which is pleasing on the eye (I'm funny with things like that!!). The depth of the rack is 16.5cm which means - as you might expect - the bottles sit very comfortably within it. The description on the Argos website states that litre bottles won't fit in the openings, but actually they do, and they also fit sparkling bottles in - the openings are 95mm wide, which I think covers most bottles. I've never been fortunate enough to have a bottle that's too big for it, let's put it that way! When empty, the rack is very lightweight, but it's certainly worth its £14.99 price tag, and is perfectly sturdy with any number of bottles despite it's lightweightedness and simplistic structure.
When it came to moving flats I soon realised that my new kitchen was a hell of a lot larger than my old one with loads of work space and all the stuff I owned seemed to get lost in the room. I like the odd bottle of wine and decided that I would get a wine rack to pop on one my large cupboards and I spotted this one in the Argos catalogue costing only £14.99 which I thought was a great price for a chrome rack that holds 14 bottles of wine! It came in pieces in a flat pack box with instructions and it really is very simple to pop up as all of the bits you need are including and all you need is a small screw driver and this took my step dad literally 5 minutes without even looking at the instructions to put up for me. Once put up it stands quite high and measures Size H63.5, W33, D16.5cm and of course there are 14 round spaces to pop your wine bottles through though only regular sized bottles and not 1 Litre sized ones will fit in this. They slot in, stay secure and weigh the wine rack down so its set sturdy and this looks great quality and is really shiny with its chrome look and I can simply wipe this down with a damp cloth and it comes up great and clean very quickly indeed. All in all this is a really nice addition to my kitchen with it being fit for purpose and looking really classy though I can never afford 14 bottles of wine sadly lol. Only available from Argos stores.
This chrome wine rack from Argos is a stylish way to store your wine bottles. It's one of those items which looks more expensive than it is, costing just £14.99. It holds up to 14 bottles of wine, although it can't accommodate the litre bottles. It is just over 63cm high, 33cm wide, and 16cm deep. We've just recently got rid of this wine rack, having decided that we don't really need it anymore. My husband and I don't really drink much these days for one reason or another, and when we do have a tipple it tends to be cider. The wine rack has barely been used in the past year or so, and as it was taking up space on the utility room worktop which could be put to better use, we donated it to another couple. It comes flat packed, but I seem to remember it was a doddle to assemble. It felt a lot sturdier than I was expecting, so we stored ours on the worktop instead of the floor. I'm not sure we would have done this if it was ever going to be filled with 14 bottles, as the weight might have proved too much for the worktop, but as it happens I've thankfully never felt the need to have 14 bottles of wine in the house at any one time! The chrome finish is shiny, and remained so until we parted with the wine rack. It didn't get dull or rusty over time. I was pleasantly surprised that getting bottles in and out of the rack was hassle free, without any incidents or wobbling from the unit. I'm always a bit wary of things like this in case they wobble and lead to a lot of mess and destruction, but this one is very sturdy indeed. It's also quite heavy once you start filling it, so it's unlikely you'd ever knock it off the worktop. The only annoying thing about the wine rack is that it does get a bit dusty, and the shape of it makes it tricky to clean. In particular, the bottles themselves attract dust, so you have to take a feather duster to it from time to time, which can be difficult to navigate between the various chrome bars which hold it together. All in all, this is a lovely little wine rack, which doesn't take up a huge amount of room but is only useful if you're a big wine drinker. If you're not going to fill it at least half full, it can start to look a bit sorry for itself, so I wouldn't bother with this unless you're the kind of person who stocks up on wine and has a good supply in the house at any one time. (Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)