Condensation appears on the glass of the door and on the bottles

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As a symbol of a certain style of living, wine has a special place in our hearts. There are two different categories among the many models available on the market; cabinets with solid doors and cabinets with glass doors. The reason that cabinets with glass doors are so popular is basically because of how they look. Contrary to popular belief, glass doors do not make any difference to how well the wine is kept (the humidity gap compared with a cabinet with a solid door is around 1%). However, you may see condensation appear in your wine cabinet, particularly if it's one with a glass door. Discover the reasons for this below as well as how to fix it.

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The thermostat is faulty or not properly set

The thermostat is faulty or not properly set If your thermostat is faulty, it won't regulate your appliance's temperature properly and your wine will suffer due to temperature changes that are too dramatic for it to handle. This may result in either the appearance of frost or humidity which will result in wine labels peeling off or deteriorating. Please note, if you don't want the wine to deteriorate from temperature changes then you shouldn't touch the thermostat too often to change its temperature. If your thermostat is manual, you should adjust it in gradual increments. If you have an electronic thermostat, you shouldn't trust the temperature it shows 100% because there could be a difference between the display and the real temperature. We advise you to test the temperature with another thermometer.

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To find the optimal temperature of your wine cabinet. Put a thermometer in a glass of water or 24 hours. Then, depending on the temperature, set your thermostat between +10°C and +14°C.

The wine Cabinet has a high Humidity Level

The wine Cabinet has a high Humidity Level There is no danger to wine conservation if your wine cabinet's humidity level is too high. However, labels will tend to deteriorate and peel off. Placing a desiccant in your appliance can help you regulate your wine cabinet's humidity and prevent this effect. This solution is particularly effective in small fully enclosed spaces. However, you need to be careful that you do not dry the cabinet out too much; if the air is too dry inside your appliance, the wine won't store properly!

The door seal is damaged

The door seal is damaged If your cabinet's door doesn't close properly, your wine cabinet won't be able to hermetically seal properly either. This can be due to a damaged, torn or bent door seal. This means that the regulation between the indoor and outdoor temperature is no longer optimal. A faulty or dirty seal can also prevent the door closing properly. In both cases, it is advisable to clean or even replace the seal on your appliance.

A carbon filter issue

A carbon filter Issue Often imperceptible, the odours in our daily environment (detergents, perfumes, etc.) can contribute to a change in your wine. The role of the active carbon filter is to prevent these unpleasant odours from getting into your cabinet. Over time, these infiltrate through the cork and alter the flavour properties of the wine. Often located in the hole at the top of the sides: the appliance's upper air vent. It consists of a tube that is smaller in diameter than the upper air vent tube. It is filled with active carbon and is sealed at either end by a mesh that lets the air through. The porous structure of active carbon purifies the air entering the cabinet by absorbing any harmful molecules and trapping them. This is the reason why it needs changing regularly. We advise you to replace it every 12 to 18 months depending on your cabinet's humidity. Most recent wine cabinets are equipped with a counter that triggers a visual alarm every 365 days and which must be reset each time the filter is changed.

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