Wine coolers are handy and last a long time when treated well. Below are a few of the more common mistakes people make with this appliance.
Tipping It When Moving
Tipping and upending appliances that use coolant is a bad idea. In fact, it can ultimately render the item useless. Always get help in moving your wine cooler from one area of the room to another, or to another location altogether.
Setting the Temperature Wrong
If your wine is coming straight out of the cooler too warm or cold, check the thermostat setting. You should keep it an average of 50 degrees Fahrenheit for most wines. You will lose much of the body and boldness when it is off one way or the other.
Using the Cooler for Other Drinks
The temperature required for the perfect glass of wine is a little higher than for other types of beverages. Keep in mind that the wine cooler is for wine only. Place all other drinks to chill in the refrigerator.
Blocking the Vents
The series of vents located on the back, sides, or front of your cooler is there to intake fresh air and keep the motor from overheating. Blocking these can be a death sentence for your wine cooler. Keep adequate space and clearance for your cooler to breath through these vents.
Placing It Near Heat
Heat sources found in many areas of the home, and you need to avoid placing the wine cooler nearby. Keep the cooler out of direct sunlight, away from microwaves, toaster ovens, countertop ovens, coffee pots, and heater vents. Having this appliance too close to heat will make it nearly impossible to regulate the temperature.
Constant Door Opening
Take advantage of the clear glass door on your wine cooler and make a selection before opening. With the increased opening and closing of the door, the more the temperature climbs inside the unit.
Take a few minutes to clean the wine cooler inside and out. Cleaning should be done every week or two to keep it in excellent condition. Wipe the inside down with a damp cloth that has dish soap and water. Use the same cloth to rinse with pure water. Wipe the exterior with the manufacturers suggested cleaner. Vacuum the vents to remove dust. Clean the door glass with paper towels and window cleaner.
Call on refrigeration specialists like Sub Zero Repair Centers if you suspect any problems and need Sub Zero wine cooler repair right away!