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Offline JoannaCW

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flexible temp wine refrigerators that last?
« on: November 05, 2009, 01:08:46 PM »
I'm looking to buy a wine fridge, with ~2 cubic feet of capacity, for aging my waxed cheeses.  Some models seem to require a very narrow and consistent surrounding temperature, which I can't count on in my wood-heated space.  Others have some negative comments about durability at Amazon.  Could any of you who have been using wine fridges for at least a couple of years tell me what brands/models you've used? Thank you.
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Re: flexible temp wine refrigerators that last?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2009, 04:30:08 AM »
I have a couple of CoolZone CZ51148 coolers:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Coolzone-CZ51148-drinks-chiller-bottles/dp/B002U1G93E/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=kitchen&qid=1258626401&sr=8-11

I took it apart to check how it works, and it's basically just a simple TEC with fans either side.  Luckily it's quite well sealed internally, so it's possible (with a bit of modification) to maintain relatively high humidity.

It automatically adjusts temperature to the required level, and seems accurate to within ~2C which isn't too bad.

I've been using them permanently for the past 9 months or so without any trouble whatsoever.