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Things To Know Before Buying a Wine Refrigerator

Do you often find yourself sipping a glass of wine on the regular? Would you consider yourself a wine connoisseur? While some people think that their standard refrigerator would be just fine when storing their wine, if you enjoy a glass of red or white with dinner or just to relax, investing in a wine fridge may be a smart idea. Ask yourself these questions before you buy:

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Is It Really Necessary?

If your wine collection consists of at least 20-30 bottles, you might want to consider storing them in a wine fridge. Bottles that you’re hoping to keep over time to age would also benefit from proper wine refrigeration. It’s very important to maintain consistent temperature in your home or apartment if you have multiple bottles of wine. If you live in a climate that fluctuates from being very cold to very hot, it’s time to invest in a wine fridge!

What Are The Benefits?

Some wines can be very fragile, and are extremely sensitive to temperature, light and humidity. Storing them in a cool, dark place, like a wine fridge will ensure that they last and remain at their optimal taste potential. Wines refrigerators should be kept at 55 to 60 °F and should avoid being in view of bright light and exposure to heat. Keeping your wines in an overheated apartment for 2- 3 weeks will dry out the flavor, while storing them in your regular refrigerator will be too cold and not humid enough.

What Factors Are Involved ?

Choosing a wine refrigerator comes with lots of options. Here are some factors to consider before deciding on one:

    • Size & Space: Think about not only your current collection, but if you will be expanding it in the future.
    • Noise Level: Choose a space where the noise won’t bother you, or for small apartments, opt for a low-noise compact model.
    • Humidity Control: Extend the life of your wine, by purchasing a fridge that offers humidity control. Keeping the levels above 50%, yet below 70% will ensure their longevity.
    • Temperature Options: Some wine refrigerators come with two separate temperature zones, however have been known to break down more easily.

If you do find yourself with one of the wine refrigerator models that are in need of a repair, turn to the experts at Speedy Subzero! Serving Long Island and New York City for more than 75 years, there is no make or model of refrigerator, freezer, ice maker, or wine cooler that we can’t fix. We guarantee one-hour service to Nassau County and Suffolk County. Call us today at 866-782-9376 to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed technicians.

 

Unexpected Freezer Uses

Refrigerators are one of the most used appliances in any house. But if you think you can only use your freezer to store ice packs or stash some frozen veggies, think again! Here are some unexpected ways you can use your freezer to make your life a little easier:

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Reopen a sealed envelope: Yup, you heard right. Have you ever signed and sealed an envelope, only to realize it wasn’t fully ready to be delivered? To open a sealed envelope without ripping it apart, place it in a plastic bag and freeze for two hours. Take it out and
voilà, you can open it easily with a letter opener or a knife!

Extend the life of your candle: Place your candle in the freezer for a day before burning to help it last nearly twice as long. The chilled wax takes longer to burn and may also help prevent dripping.

Clean your jeans: There are few things more nerve- wracking than throwing your perfectly fitting jeans in the washer. But we have to wash our jeans at some point, right? Place the jeans in a canvas bag and freeze overnight. Low temperatures kill bacteria from skin cells that cause odor.

Unstick your plastic wrap: If a sheet of plastic wrap keeps sticking to itself, place it in the freezer for only a few minutes and watch it uncling before your very eyes. The chill will prevent the wrap from bunching up, making it much easier to use.

Keep your pantyhose longer: How many times have you gone to put on a pair of pantyhose in your drawer only to find that they’re totally stretched out? Keep the fibers tight, prevent runs and extend their lifespan by keeping them in the–you guessed it– freezer! Wet a new pair of pantyhose, wring them out, place them in a plastic bag and then store them in the freezer overnight.

Looking to try out some of these freezer tricks? Make sure your freezer is set at 0°F. If your freezer is failing to maintain a consistently cold temperature, the repair experts at Speedy Subzero are just a phone call away. We guarantee one-hour service to Nassau County, Suffolk County, and New York City. If you live in the area and need your refrigerator or freezer fixed quickly, give us a call at 866-782-9376.