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Wine Cooler Reviews And Buying A Wine Cooler - Two Things To Look For
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If you are thinking about buying a wine cooler online than you are probably at one stage going to have a look at some wine cooler reviews. In this article I will outline a few things that you should keep in mind when reading wine cooler reviews and what to look for when deciding on purchasing your new wine cooler. Really the main thing to decide on is what cooling system you are after. There are two main types of cooling systems that are used in wine coolers and each have their own pros and cons. Keep these in mind when reading wine cooler reviews.

1. Vapor Compression System.

This is a cooling system that is very similar to the one that your regular household refrigerator uses. A refrigerant is sent through a compressor and inside the molecules becomes fused together forming a heated vapor. This vapor then travels through a condenser that lets the air from outside cool it just a little. Then the vapor is flash evaporated which turns it very cold and it continues along through the coils in the back of the unit. Then a fan blows normal air over the coils, vaporizing the refrigerant and making the air really cold. This cold air goes back into the fridge - keeping your wine cold. This is a very effective way of keeping things cool and wine coolers that have a vapor compression system are the most effective at keeping cold temperatures. However this system of cooling does use a lot of energy and the compressor can be slightly noisy.

2. Thermoelectric cooling system.

This system operates using the 'Peltier' effect to cool your wine. This system works by using a thermo-electric heat pump to create a hot surface that has a temperate gradient (basically a hot side and a cold side) and constantly pushes the heat away from the cold side. Thermoelectric systems are more energy efficient than vapor compression systems and do not use CFCs. But they are not as effective at maintaining a cold temperate in hotter climates. They don't work well in areas that are hotter than 80F and can't really cool below 50F but on the plus side thermoelectric wine coolers are vibration free. Keeping your wine in a vibration free environment can be important if you do not wish for the sediment to be constantly disturbed.

These are the main two cooling systems that are used in wine coolers. When looking at wine cooler reviews you need to think about which system best suits your needs. Most wine cooler reviews should outline which of these two systems the wine cooler being reviewed uses. If it isn't stated it is safe to guess that it is a compressor unit. Both systems have their pros and cons and the choice really is up to you.

Good Luck - Enjoy your wine!


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