Breezaire WKL4000 Wine Cooler Unit w/ Sentry III – 1000 Cu. Ft

Last updated: February 21, 2020

Breezaire WKL4000 Wine Cooler Unit w/ Sentry III – 1000 Cu. Ft

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We looked at the top Wine Cellar Cooling Systems and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wine Cellar Cooling System you should buy.

Overall Take

The Breezaire WKL4000 Wine Cooler Unit w/ Sentry III is designed to tuck away into cabinets and credenzas to avoid interfering with your aesthetic. It's designed for easy set up, so you won't have to worry about paying a professional for installation. It can cool up to 1000 cubic feet, and you can monitor the temperature using the LED display.

In our analysis of 10 expert reviews, the Breezaire WKL4000 Wine Cooler Unit w/ Sentry III placed 4th when we looked at the top 4 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The WKL Series is the advanced system of choice for standard applications ranging from under 100 to 2000 cubic feet. WKL Series systems are compact, self-contained units. Their performance speaks for itself. This series is equipped with the BREEZAIRE’s affordable Sentry III control system.

Expert Reviews


What experts liked

The WKL4000 by Breezaire is a self contained wine cellar cooling system, designed for ease of installation and a quick set up and go. The unit can cover wine cellars up to 1000 cubic feet, making it applicable for both residential and commercial environments. It comes with an LED temperature display, and has certain safety features, including the ability to shut down in case of a blockage or fan failure.

What experts didn't like

Some complaints about parts being bent when arriving, so be sure to check over the unit when you receive it from the courier.

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Vicki Liston writes, produces, and narrates “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show of unique project tutorials for the casual DIY’er.

Home improvement and all things DIY have been Liston’s passion since she bought her first house in 2007 and she started making video blogs in 2014. She’s performed hundreds of DIY projects, from small ones to major, wall-smashing renovations and can teach you how to make a trendy DIY barn door for cheap. The proceeds earned from “On The Fly…DIY” are donated to no-kill animal shelters and rescue organizations.

Overview

If you love a delicious glass of wine, you probably also know the flavor breakdown that happens as the temperature rises. Temperatures as low as 70 degrees can begin to age a wine too quickly, and even higher temperatures can lead to “cooked” wine, which spoils it.

For best results, your wine should be stored at a temperature no lower than 45 degrees Fahrenheit and no higher than 65 degrees Fahrenheit. The perfect temperature is said to be 55 degrees, although you shouldn’t stress yourself out trying to achieve that exact number at all times. Something within that range will be fine.

Casual wine drinkers will be fine relying on the refrigerator. A casual drinker buys a bottle and drinks it within days of opening, or weeks if it’s unopened. But that’s not a solution to rely on for more than a few months at a time. That means if you plan to collect wine, you’ll need a way to keep your wine fresh.

To create the ideal storage conditions for your bottles, you’ll need a dark, cool place. Like heat, light is also the enemy, especially the ultraviolet light that comes from the sun and fluorescent bulbs. For long-term storage, you’ll also need to store the bottles on their sides to prevent the corks from drying out. Otherwise, you can store the bottles horizontally or vertically.

Whether your chosen area is a cellar, basement, or closet, experts recommend bringing an expert to conduct an assessment before you turn it into a formal wine cellar. This will help identify whether you need ductwork, insulation or darkening of windows to create the ideal conditions. But you can also assess the environment yourself and determine whether you can, indeed, achieve the ideal 55-degree temperatures and dark environment necessary to store wine.

“The cellar’s environment is absolutely crucial in maintaining the delicate balance of temperature and humidity so a collection can be properly stored and aged,” says home expert Vicki Liston. “If the room is too dry, the corks shrink and air can get inside the bottles. Too much humidity and the corks can mold. Perfect wine equilibrium can be accomplished with a wine cellar cooling system. ”

One final thing you’ll need to do before you shop is determine the size of the area you’ll need to cool. The storage space you’ll require depends on the size of the collection you plan to have. Most wine cellar cooling systems can handle an area of up to 1000 cubic feet, but experts recommend keeping the area to 500 square feet or smaller, if only to reduce the cost of cooling the space.

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