Ivation 18 Bottle Thermoelectric Wine Cooler
Here is a modern and beautifully designed 18 bottle capacity thermoelectric wine cooler/cellar/fridge by Ivation, that can be used both as a stand-alone or countertop unit as it has a very sleek and stylish design with an exterior digital touch control panel with temperature display in both Fahrenheit and Celcius.
You have the option to purchase the 12 bottle capacity version of the same cooler at about thirty dollars less at the time of this review. It is designed to maintain the taste, texture, rich flavors, aroma, and quality of your precious white or red wine by keeping it at a consistent, stable and correct temperature and offering it the right kind of environment, protecting it from unwanted elements and lights, both short and long term.
Temperature is so important for a wine that even a very good quality wine can taste bad if kept at the wrong temperature that can even totally destroy your wine. There is the On and Off button on the exterior panel with a soft LED light inside. You can turn on and off the light after unlocking the unit through the panel but the light will stay on for ten minutes, not permanently if you’d rather have a constant light.
It weighs 32 pounds and measures 13.5 x 20 x 25.4 inches- is quite compact. Power is rated at 65 watts and the temperature can be adjusted between 54 to 64 degrees Fahrenheit (12 to 18 degrees Celcius). But you need to unlock it through the panel each time you wish to change the temperature and when you think of it as a long-term thing you will find that the best will come out of your wines- it will contribute to the aging process.
Ivation Wine Cooler does this in a number of ways: The tempered smoked thermopane glass doors and solid polyurethane heavy foam (free from CFC) insulation help maintain an ongoing internal humidity so the corks stay humid and air won’t go into your wine. It is dark inside as the door also stops the bad UV rays from sunlight from going in and destroying the molecules you need for the best taste and flavors that should come out in your aging wine.
The thermoelectric cooling as compared to the compressor technology offers power efficiency and the noise and the vibrations are significantly reduced so your wine will age to perfection without any interruption to its residues that settle to the bottom. Please do not put your wine bottles in regular refrigerators as the temperatures are often too low for the majority of wines and the room temp is a bit high. And please also do not put this wine cooler in your garage as the temp variations in a garage will make this unit run much more often than it would in your house. You are guaranteed a great customer support by Ivation, as you reach them easily via phone or email- firstname.lastname@example.org.