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Which is Better; Single Door or Double Door Refrigerators?

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Brama Retro Refrigerator

Since the kitchen is often the central hub of a home, buying a reliable and attractive refrigerator is a priority.

Shopping for a refrigerator can be overwhelming with such a wide range of price points, styles, and features. One common feature of refrigerators is the style of door. Should you buy a single door or a refrigerator with two doors? Today we are solving the mystery around double and single doors so you can make a smart decision when shopping for your new appliance.

Single Door Refrigerator Advantages and Disadvantages

Single door refrigerators come with many useful benefits. Single door refrigerators use approximately 30-40% less energy than double door refrigerators. They also tend to have a smaller footprint, which is perfect if you have a smaller space or fewer people in your household. By using less energy, single-door refrigerators will also save you money on your electrical bill. Lastly, single-door refrigerators use direct cooling technology and natural convection to keep your food cold and fresh.

There are some disadvantages to owning a single-door refrigerator. As we mentioned above, they tend to be smaller than double-door refrigerators, making them unsuitable for larger households. Storing less food means more frequent trips to the grocery store. If the freezer is inside the refrigerator, you will need to open the refrigerator door to access the freezer inside, raising the refrigerator's temperature.

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How Do Wine Dispensers Work?

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The WineSteward by Vinotemp
includes BioBlue LED interior lighting that reduces the growth of bacteria and mold.

A wine dispenser is a state-of-the-art appliance that provides the user with the ability to preserve and dispense wine.

Wine dispensers are commonly found at bars, restaurants, hotels, resorts, and in the homes of serious wine connoisseurs. If you are serious about wine and like the idea of pouring by the ounce and minimizing waste, a wine dispenser may be a worthwhile investment.

How Does a Wine Dispenser Operate?

A wine dispenser is a combination of both a wine cooler and a dispenser. The storage area of the dispenser is insulated and sealed to keep the wine at the perfect temperature. An uncorked bottle of wine is placed into the wine cooler, while the gas and wine tube are inserted into the bottle. Wine dispensers use food-safe nitrogen or argon gas, which replaces oxygen inside the bottle, preserving the wine and preventing oxidization. Wine dispensers generally have two different serving options; one is free-flowing, and the other will dispense wine by ounce. Wine will remain fresh and at the perfect serving temperature for several weeks or more.

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How Long Should a Wine Fridge Last?

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Before you buy a new wine refrigerator, you may be wondering how long it will last.

The average lifespan of a wine cooler is 10 to 15 years. While every brand will promise you a high-performance appliance that will last many years, once the appliance is installed in your home, it is subject to your unique habits. Ensuring your new appliance will meet the 10-to-15-year threshold largely depends on how it is installed, maintained, and used.


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Common Wine Fridge Sizes: Which Size is Best for Your Home?

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Element by Vinotemp Large Capacity Wine Coolers

When a traditional wine cellar is out of budget, or you do not have enough space, a great alternative is purchasing a wine fridge.

Wine refrigerators are available in various styles, from sleek stainless steel, black, mirrored, panel-ready, and more. Wine coolers are also designed in various sizes, holding as little as one to six bottles to three hundred. With such a wide selection to shop from, you may be wondering which size wine fridge is the best match for your home. Here are some helpful tips to help you select the best wine cooler for your unique collection.

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What is the Ideal Wine Cellar Humidity?

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Commercial Vinotemp wine cellar

If you have been shopping around for wine storage, you have undoubtedly noticed that wine requires specific storage conditions.

If you have been shopping around for wine storage, you have undoubtedly noticed that wine requires specific storage conditions.

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Custom wine cellar by Vinotemp

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