What is wine fridge used for?
Wine refrigerators are simply a fabulous place to store you wine because unlike other environments say the fridge or a closet that happens to have the right storage conditions, wine refrigerators are dedicated solely to storing and preserving your wine.
Can I use a wine fridge for food?
Can I Store Food in my Wine Cooler? A refrigerator will keep your food under 40°F, which is the FDA recommended storing temperature for most perishable food. However, many people do use their wine coolers to store fruit and vegetables.
Do wine fridges use a lot of electricity?
Compared to a traditional refrigerator that keeps food and items at a much colder temperature than a wine fridge, the fridges used to store wine do not use a lot of electricity. Normal fridges use anywhere from 350-800 watts of electricity, while wine fridges typically use around 100 watts on average.
How cold does a wine cooler get?
Wine refrigerators get as cold as 46 degrees Fahrenheit, but that does not mean wine needs to be kept at that temperature for long-term storage. Wine, excluding sparkling wines like Champagne, should be stored at roughly 55 degrees for the best long-term aging.
Is a wine cooler the same as a fridge?
Wine coolers and wine refrigerators have subtle differences. Both appliances serve the same purpose: the proper storage of wine, whether red or white. A beverage fridge is similar to a wine fridge. Be wary, however, about storing your wines with other beverages—the wine will need a higher temperature.
What is the best temperature for a wine fridge?
The best range is to set the temperature between 50 °F (11°C) and 65 °F (18°C) for red wine and set the other zone between 45 °F (7°C) and 50 °F (11°C) for white wine. With a dual-zone wine refrigerator managing your wine cooler temperature for multiple wines becomes easier and more convenient.