No, the thermal mass of the wine and glass bottles maintains the temperature of the wine while the slow-cycle compressor brings the ambient temperature (the small amount of air between the bottles) back to the desired level. The ambient temperature quickly returns to the correct temperature as the thermostats senses minor temperature changes and activates the compressor immediately.
YES — if you’re only cellaring wines under screw cap closures. NO — if some of your wines are under natural cork: the reason for this is that Multi-Zone wine cabinets cannot maintain humidity levels high enough for corks to remain intact over long periods of time.
The only way this can be done is if there is a reinforced platform is placed between them, BUT not resting on or being supported by the lower wine cabinet. There must also be a “Chimney” at the back of this platform so that hot air can escape from both lower & upper units.
No, wine cabinets are not fridges. The temperature does not go low enough to keep food fresh and are not cold enough for the serving of beer. The Vintec Beverage Centres are designed for beers (or white wines at drinking temperature), as they can cool beverages down to 2 deg C, and have metallic racks on which to stand beer bottles up. However, they are not suitable for food storage.
No: ensure your wine bottles do not touch the back panel of your wine cabinet. If the bottles touch the back panel the labels will be affected by the condensation running from the back wall on to the bottle. This would also allow less condensation pooling in the tray to be reheated and redistributed through the cabinet as warm vapour, and would thus affect the humidity in your wine cabinet.
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