Wine fridges are a great way to store your wine collection and keep it at the ideal temperature for serving. However, like most appliances, sometimes you’ll need to adjust the temperature to meet your needs. You might want to chill the bottle down just slightly so that it’s not as warm when you serve it, or you might want to make sure it doesn’t get too cold so that the flavor and aroma don’t get lost. No matter what the reason, setting the temperature on your Haier wine fridge can be accomplished with a few simple steps.
Step 1: Turn it On
First things first, you need to turn your new appliance on. If you’re not sure how to do it, make sure you consult your owner’s manual or contact customer service; there may be an initial setup process that involves pressing certain buttons at a certain time. The best wine refrigerators should come with a simple power button and a knob for temperature control. Make sure both are set correctly before proceeding to step 2!
Step 2: Press the ‘Menu’ Button
Once you’ve hit ‘power’ and your fridge begins to make a light humming noise, press ‘menu.’ The screen will light up with an image of a bowl of grapes. This is what we call your fridge’s home screen. From here, you can use either button (the up and down arrows) to change screens or press ‘select’ which will take you back one step. You’ll know that you’re at your main menu when three large green circles appear in a row beneath ‘menu.’ The first circle displays your fridge’s current temperature (usually around 37°F), while the other two indicate temperatures for chilling white wine (50°F) and red wine (57°F).
Step 3: Select ‘Set Temp.’
After hitting ‘Freezer’, you’ll arrive at a screen that asks you to choose whether you want to set your fridge’s temperature manually or automatically. Select ‘Set Temp.’ You’ll then see two options: current temp and target temp. The difference between them will depend on what kind of refrigerator (or other appliance) you have; some only use current temp, while others require a user-specified target temp as well. Choose whichever one applies to your model. If neither are applicable, skip ahead to Step 7.
Step 4: Choose ‘Fahrenheit’ or ‘Celsius’
On top of your screen, you’ll see that ‘Fahrenheit’ or ‘Celsius’ are both listed. Choose either one and make sure it is showing up above. If not, just click on it again until it does. Once you have chosen one of these two options, click save settings at the bottom right hand corner of your screen. You’re almost done!
Step 5: Adjust ‘Min. Temp’ & ‘Max. Temp’ Settings
The last step you need to take is adjust your refrigerator’s ‘Min. Temp’ and ‘Max. Temp’ settings, which you will find at its back on its left-hand side. It’s recommended that these be set between 5°C – 12°C (41°F – 54°F) and 7°C – 16°C (45°F – 61 °F), respectively. Although technically not necessary, you can use a thermometer and check it with a stopwatch to get an accurate measurement of its current temperature, then adjust accordingly. (If your unit doesn’t have a Min. Temp or Max. Temp setting feature, don’t worry; just use it as is.)
Step 6: Set Both Thermostats to Different Values
Now that both thermostats are set, it’s time to test them out. Remember that most wine fridges have two thermostats – one for cooling and one for heating. So if you aren’t trying to maintain a specific temperature for a red or white wine – just set both of them differently. Let your wine fridge run at these new temperatures for about 24 hours, then check your bottles’ labels for condensation. If you see any condensation at all, return both thermostats back to their original settings and repeat Step 5 again until you don’t see any condensation anywhere inside your wine cooler. You now know how you need your Haier Wine Fridge temp control dialed in!
Step 7. Check/Save Settings
Before you leave your fridge, check that it is set at an appropriate temperature by placing a thermometer inside of it. Be sure not to place your thermometer directly on top of any bottles! Once you’ve confirmed that it is running at a good temperature, walk over to Settings and press Save Settings. This will ensure that your refrigerator will stay at its current temperature setting until you decide to change it again. If you happen to move or if you don’t have access/don’t want internet connection, just make sure that your settings are saved as soon as possible!
Step 8. Exit Menu Section
Press Confirm/Save button again. Pressing Confirm/Save will stop set temperature mode and activate Auto mode. The display will show C (degrees Celcius). Exit Setup Section: Press Menu Button > Exit Setup > Yes, exit setup section > Yes, exit menu section. The display will turn off. Set Temperature Mode: Press Menu Button > Temp Control (1st) Function > + or – Temp buttons, until desired temperature is reached. Note that your desired temperature can be between 0-32 degrees Celsius; for example 18 degrees Celsius is +18 setting and 7 degrees Celsius is -7 setting (and vice versa).Exit Back To Home Screen: Press Start Button again and you are done!
Step 9. Unplug and Plug Back In! (optional)
At no point will you need a ladder or someone else’s help. The last step is plugging your wine fridge back into an outlet and allowing it a few hours to reach its ideal temperature. Be sure that when you have plugged it back in, you select Cool instead of Off. If at any time it appears that your wine cooler has still not reached desired temperature, wait a little longer! The best way to avoid temperature-related issues with refrigerators like these is simply to allow them as much time as possible.
Why would anyone want a wine fridge that can be connected to Wi-Fi? The answer is simple. You don’t want it. No one wants a Wi-Fi enabled wine refrigerator because they’re expensive, impractical and utterly unnecessary. A normal wine refrigerator will work just fine for your every day household needs, so stick with what you know works and avoid diving head first into things you don’t understand. Just remember, when it comes to making great life choices, simpler is better! One of these days that fact might even extend beyond your choice of products for personal use and apply to other areas of your life!