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- tw - 02-28-2005 12:38 AM

Hey all i was considering buying a wine fridge but had some questions. I am looking to get a small 50-75 bottle wine fridge. Most fridges in this size dont do any sort of humidity control as far as i can tell. I currently have a mini fridge for soda's and the like that is about the same size that these mini fridges are. My thought was to use that to hold my wine instead of throwing down more money for a new one. I guess my question is weather a wine fridge is any different. The glass door is a nice touch but this will likely be in the corner of the basement either way.<BR>Any insight?

- hotwine - 02-28-2005 05:47 AM

Look down this same thread for the past 3-4 years and you'll get some ideas on the differences between "regular refrigerators" and wine fridges. In a nutshell, the regular fridge is designed to keep food in a narrow cold range for preservation. Don't recall exactly what that range is, but it's cold, in the 34-42F range somewhere. A wine fridge is only designed to cool to the range of 55-60F. It's not possible to set a regular fridge's thermostat that high without modification. Also, you'll find that a regular fridge maintains a very low humidity, whereas a wine fridge ideally would hold RH in the 60-70% range.

- tw - 03-01-2005 11:48 PM

bought a mini wine cellar and so far its lovely, and on top of that is looks awesome with a full stash of wine in it.