Having a wine cooler on hand guarantees that you’ll always have a bottle of wine ready to serve at the perfect temperature. Also, you won’t have to worry about keeping your regular fridge stocked with bottles. Make sure the cooler is set up and in the right place before the party begins. Your wine collection will be preserved for the long run and your gadget will function securely and efficiently if it is installed properly.
Instructions for Assembling and Arranging Your New Wine Refrigerator
Pick the Right Ice Bucket
Look for a built-in model rather than a simple installation type if you want to put a cooler under a countertop. Built-in refrigerators are equipped with vents on the bottom front to ensure the appliance never gets too hot. Cabinetry should not be placed around coolers that are not designed for built-in use due to their requirement for more airflow.
Before you go out and get a black Friday wine fridge, you should give some attention to the characteristics you need. Coolers accommodate a broad variety of bottle sizes, and some versions provide separate zones for chilling white wine and red wine. If you’re looking for maximum versatility and the ability to store a larger quantity of bottles, go for a unit that has removable inside shelves. This is important to remember when you check out various options for putting things away.
Localize a Suitable Spot at Home
Make sure that your new wine cooler doesn’t end up in the kitchen, the dining room, or the area near the bar in the family room where it will be exposed to direct sunlight. Heat produced by the bulb might force the air conditioner to run longer than necessary. If possible, keep the unit away from other large appliances, such a dishwasher or a stove, which can generate additional heat and cause the temperature inside to rise.
Make sure there is enough clearance around the cooler for air circulation if you aren’t installing a built-in model. You should also check that nothing is blocking the cooler’s door from opening completely, such a piece of furniture or any other item. Because access to your wine collection will be hampered if the door does not fully open, you should consider replacing it.
Check That You Have Power
It is not recommended to utilise extension cords while using a cooling appliance; instead, plan ahead to have an electrician install a dedicated power source nearby. You’ll need a three-pronged plug for your cooler.
Get the ice chest ready.
Unless you’re trying to place it beneath a counter, relocating and assembling the cooler won’t be too taxing of a chore. To properly install the device per the manufacturer’s guidelines, you’ll need a few common household items. A screwdriver, a level, and maybe a couple of planks of wood to put under the unit’s feet in case the floor is uneven are all things you’ll need.
Depending on the surface, it may be wise to use plastic sheeting or a tray as a base for your wine cooler. This allows for the collection of any condensation produced by the cooler.
Ensure an Even Distribution of Ice in the Chest
Use a level to verify that the apparatus is balanced across all four of its feet. A lot of the models come included with adjustable feet that make levelling and making adjustments a breeze.