Can A Wine Cooler be Used as A Refrigerator?

The answer is No. The wine cooler¬†is equipped with function of constant¬†temperature and humidity, and it can not be refrigerated. The temperature¬†range¬†of red wine and refrigerator is different. Wine storage temperature range of¬†53.6‚ĄČ-62.6‚ĄČ¬†is the best, but the refrigerator can't keep this temperature for wine.

The difference between wine cabinet and refrigerator


Constant temperature: The best storage temperature for wine should be about 55.4‚ĄČ. Wine coolers equip with professional precision compressors and temperature controllers, which are very accurate and stable for temperature control. However, although the refrigerator can set the temperature, there is still a certain gap between the actual temperature and the set temperature. The temperature difference may be about 41‚ĄČ¬†- 42.8¬†‚ĄČ, so the temperature of¬†the refrigerator is actually in an unstable state of fluctuation. This is obviously very unfavorable to the preservation of wine.

Ventilation and humidity: The appropriate humidity is very important for wine storage. The humidity for wine preservation should be kept about 60% - 70%. If the humidity is too high, mold will be produced at the bottle mouth, which will make the wine label moldy and fall off, and affect the taste of the wine. If the humidity is not enough, the cork on the wine bottle will shrink, you maybe found it is difficult to open wine, even worse the bottle to loss of sealing function, leading to air entry and affecting the wine fermentation. The professional wine cooler has a perfect ventilation system, which can keep the air fresh through the activated carbon plugs above and below the wine cooler; increase the internal humidity appropriately through the difference between the temperature in the wine cooler and the outdoor temperature. Refrigerators are obviously not so professional in ventilation and humidity regulation.

 Avoid light: ultraviolet rays also have a great impact on the aging of wine. If a bottle of wine is exposed to strong sunlight for 6 months, it can lead to wine deterioration. The professional wine cabinet has a UV resistant glass door, which can effectively prevent the damage to light to wine, but the refrigerator cannot.

Shock absorption: vibration will accelerate the chemical reaction speed of wine, which has a considerable impact on the wine ripening process. There is a precision shockproof compressor inside the professional wine cooler, which works slowly and stably, greatly reducing various vibrations. The solid wood wine storage rack in the wine cooler can also effectively absorb vibration. The refrigerator does not have such a device, and you can often feel a slight vibration.

If you’re a lover of wine, a collector of wine, or an owner of a restaurant, a wine cooler must be handy.  

If you have more than a hundred bottles of wine, you may consider this big capacity one:

BODEGAcooler 24" Free Standing 176 bottles Wine Cooler in Stainless Steel with Wood Shelves

This small one is good for a family use:

BODEGAcooler 15" Built-in 31 Bottles Wine Cooler in Stainless Steel with Wood Shelves

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