EuroCave Performance 259 Built-In Wine Cellar
- EuroCave Performance 259 will provide years of service with the utmost ease of operation
- Your finest vintages will develop to their full potential
- Stand this cellar on the floor in your den, TV room, or office!
Item # 258 25 01 4X
The MAIN difference that distinguishes the Perfomance 259 from ALL the others listed is the DEPTH of the unit. All the other models are 27 1/4" deep. This one is 22 1/4" deep. If you can accommodate the 27 1/4" depth, you are better off getting one of the deeper models, as the greater depth not only allows greater bottle capacity, but is also WAY more forgiving of mixing bottles of different shapes. I have used Eurocaves of both depths, and urge you to get one the deeper models if you are able to. (I currently don't have that option.)
That said, they both function equally well, and if you, like me, need the shallower depth, the Perfomance 259 is the one to get.
I find that it is far easier and less messy to simply take the Humidity Cassette to the sink and soak it, then shake off the surface water & slide it back under the bottom rack. The idea is that the "rocks"slowly release the humidity over an extended period of time, without standing water, which could encourage the growth of nasty things. That said, I live in NYC, and most of the year I have no need to use it, as the humidity in the cellar is OK without it.
needed the small footprint in my condo
front ventilation will allow the unit to be built in when remodeling occurs.
White glove delivery was first rate.
Only red's stored in this unit - so single temp zone is great
extra pull out shelves were easy to install.
After a couple of months of operation - temp holds steady, the unit when running is very quiet.
others have pointed out storage issues - although in practice even with a variety of red's I can get 6, 7 or 8 bottles on every pull-out shelf with just a bit of mixing and matching... ample for my needs. A couple of large pinot bottles were too fat for the spacing.
attaching the unit to the wall - this required a bit of work - first marking the wall, then moving the unit, measuring again, installing the brackets, moving the unit back in place etc...
8 months ago