EuroCave Comfort 101 Wine Cellar
- 1 Temp Zone Re-Creates Conditions Of A Natural Wine Cellar
- Digital Controls
- Handcrafted Thirty-Step Process
- Sophisticated Humidity Maintenance System with Charcoal Filter
Item # 235 10 01 3X
1 year ago
On the more positive side, I had excellent response to my service call. The person who answered the phone on the 2nd ring was able to help me verify the tempreature sensor was faulty after checking for proper connections. I was given a nice in store credit on my next purchase for my efforts to fix the problem. One of the best service experiences I have ever had.
The unit is well made, elegant and attractive and it looks good in the living room.
Setting the temperature is not difficult after reading the instructions carefully but can be a little bit more straight forward. The set temperature will swing by a couple of degrees Farenheit as the unit cycles on and off. That is very acceptable. However, the set temperature at the top section of the unit will be about 5 degrees Farenheit higher than the programmed temperature, and is 5F lower than the bottom half. This is true even if the unit is fully stocked. For some this can be a blessing as you can store whites at the bottom half and reds on top. But I didn't expect this variation in temperature zones especially with the "cold wall" feature.
The humidity level is a bit of an issue. This unit is billed as a "cellar" and not merely a "cooler" which means it's ideally suited for long-term storage and aging of wine. This means that it should keep a temperature close to 55F and it does. The humidity level, however, is on the low side. The design of the unit is supposed to keep humidity above 50% which is at the low end of acceptable humidity for long term cellaring. I was only able to reach 40% without any manipulation. W.E. customer service sent me a lava rock water cassette to increase the humidity level but I was only able to obtain 45%. I added an open tuperware tray with water and that increased the humidity to 50%. I was hoping to reach 60% but anymore open trays would eat into too much bottom rack space. Perhaps humidity would increase as winter season passes.