Choosing the right wine fridge can be difficult, especially when you have so many options from which to choose! But, if you’re looking for quality, durability, and reliability, Vintec should be at the top of your list!
It’s not enough to just know that Vintec offers superior products; it’s important to understand the proper way to care for your wine fridge as well!
So before you load up your next delivery of red or white and forget about it for the next decade, use this simple guide on how to correctly stack your Vintec wine fridge in 9 easy steps!
Step 1 – Checking out the manual
You must have a good understanding of how things work and how you can fix them. We cannot stress enough on checking out your manual, it is very important that you know all about the product that you are using.
If anything should go wrong with it, at least you would have an idea as to what could be causing it and how to fix it. You must always check for any possible problems by doing a visual inspection or an operational one before even thinking of stacking your wine fridge.
It’s easier said than done! But if done properly, it will save you a lot of hassle and money over time, not just during installation but also after purchase! So do read up on how your new stackable freestanding wine cooler works before proceeding further with its installation!
Step 2 – Preparing your space
Once you’ve received and unpacked your new unit, take some time to plan where it will sit. It should be placed on a level and flat surface, away from direct sunlight or sources of heat. Remember that almost all units operate at 18-24 degrees so a darker corner of the room is best for optimum energy efficiency.
Step 3 – Positioning the shelves
Depending on how you intend to use your new Vintec wine fridge, you can either place your shelves from one end of each chamber to another or alternatively, add a small gap of around 20cm between each shelf.
If you have several different types of wines and champagnes then try positioning them at different heights so that they are easily visible and distinguishable. It is recommended that white wines should be placed at least 20cm above reds as well as sparkling wines.
Following these simple tips it will help keep your wines stored within their required temperature zone and prevent them from suffering unnecessary temperature changes which could ultimately affect their quality.
Step 4 – Loading up
Now that you have a smaller level base, it’s time to load up on some good stuff. This one is quite simple and self-explanatory; don’t overthink it. To get started, grab two bottles of red wine, two bottles of white wine, and four cans of beer (full or empty – whichever you prefer).
The beauty here is that every bottle has its own designed space within each row of shelves so there shouldn’t be too much shifting around.
For example: if you put your red on row one and then put another bottle on row three, it’ll fit perfectly fine in that spot; no need for readjusting things as some fridges require. Loading up should take no more than 20 minutes max!
Step 5 – Look at it from above before putting on the lid
Is it level? If not, it might affect how well everything cools. Check that all bottles are standing upright. If they aren’t, make sure they are still secure and don’t have anything stacked on top of them or behind them.
Look at each bottle separately and see if you can see any condensation. If so, that bottle is colder than others, which means it may need more insulation around it before you put on the lid; if there isn’t any condensation, then go on to step 7.
Step 6 – Test run before placing away for good
Before you’re done, it’s a good idea to see if your stacked unit works as intended. You don’t want to throw it all together and then notice one of two things: One, that you can’t open or close a door on either unit; or two, that after a couple of days, one of units isn’t cooling properly.
The best way to solve these issues is by doing some preliminary testing with everything fully assembled but lying flat on its back. Once you confirm that both units are working well and will cool when stacked, you can reassemble them and call it a day.
Step 7 – Putting on the lid
After stacking your new unit, it’s time to close up shop. Place both doors on and make sure they line up. Close them down and put a little pressure on top until you hear a click indicating that they are locked into place. Then take a few seconds to check for any gaps where cold air may escape from outside.
If you find an area like that, simply use some black electrical tape or silicone spray and cover it over with something opaque (but not too thick). The goal is just so no light gets through if possible. That will keep more heat inside of your unit!
Step 8 – Placing on the concrete floor only (please do not place on wooden or soft surfaces)
Once you have a correct temperature control setting, you should be able to enjoy your vintec wine cooler for several years. If you like to lay down good wines from now, start storing them today. As a general rule of thumb, most white wines can be stored for about 2-4 years and reds for about 4-8 years.
But remember each year adds something special! And don’t forget that slight drops and rises in temperature are actually beneficial for storing some wines, but not all.
Consult a professional before investing too much time or money into perfecting wine storage methods unless you have great patience or own lots of good bottles you don’t plan on drinking any time soon…which seems unlikely if wine is as tasty as we say it is!
When it comes to storing and keeping things cool, very few things on earth can beat a good wine cooler. These machines are not only great for keeping food or beverages at optimal temperatures, but also as beautiful furniture pieces that will compliment any room’s décor.
However, before you buy one of these space-age marvels, it is important that you know how to store them so that they last for years and years.