Description of OAK's Wine Cabinet
(Patented in Europe, the US & Latin America)

* THERMOELECTRICAL PELTIER COOLERS (TEC)

The Thermoelectric Module is the heart of the wine cabinet's cooling system and was discovered by Peltier in 1834. Today, thanks to the progress in the field of semiconductors, they are solidly built in a coin size. The semiconductors are manufactured using telluride and bismuth, type P or N, respectively, (good electricity conductors and poor heat conductors), thus making it easier for heat to transfer from the cold side to the hot side due to the effect of a continuous current, in our case 3.3. & 5 amps.

Thermoelectric Module

* WINE CABINET'S COOLING SYSTEM

The small size explains the high technology required to obtain the refrigeration at a negligible cost. The cooling system has incorporated to the module: thermostats, sensors, a potentiometer...

ADVANTAGES:

  • Continuous cooling at the required temperature with a low energy consumption (since 30 W)
  • Long-lasting performance since they are solid and have a life of approximately 14 years.
  • Absence of vibrations, which are harmful for the preservation of the wine. A compressor involves vibrations, that some manufacturers try to reduce with buffer systems, other with absorption systems ...
  • They do not dry out the air and therefore do not reduce the level of humidity.
  • Digital Control: Just set the target temperature and the controller cools whenever the desired inside temperature is not reached.

* MAINTENANCE/REPAIR/REPLACEMENT OF THE WINE CABINET

The maintenance cost is as little as 24 euros/7 years (equivalent to the cost of the small fan for heat dissipation). Nothing to do with other systems such as the Absorption system which requires regular replacement of the cooling liquid.

Repair costs are very low and simple. In other systems repairs are complex and in many cases entails the purchase of a new one. The assembly/dismantling of the cooling system in the wine cabinet only takes a few minutes.

* OAK WINE CABINET (hand-crafted)

The walls, including the door, are made of oak + isolation + oak. Our insulating material is outstanding, providing thermal and acoustic fireproof insulation.

Solid oak shelves and OAK's holing system.These are designed in such a manner that:

  • The bottles do not touch each other (individual bottle racks) and each bottle can be taken out without touching the other bottles.
  • The bottles have a slight inclination of 5% allowing the sediments of the oldest wines to deposit at the bottom of the bottle and permitting the visibility of the bottles.
  • They allow for the slow and continuous circulation of air in the wine cabinet and as a result the temperature and humidity levels are consistent.
  • The last row of shelves in the wine cabinet is for storing bottles of special size and forms.

Bottles disposition detail

The exclusive holing system of our wine racks is patented and cannot be found in any other refrigerated wine cabinet.

* COLOURS:

Our wine cabinets have ten main finishes:

Main finishes

  • Cream
  • White
  • Natural
  • Walnut (light brown)
  • Dun (brown)
  • old Walnut (dark brown)
  • Cherry tree (medium brown)
  • Oak (medium brown)
  • Mahogany (reddish brown)
  • old Oak (dark brown)

If you would like another colour, send us a sample of the colour you desire so that we can give the wine cabinet this colour before varnishing.

Wenge colour Wenge colour Rosewood colour Rosewood colour

In all cases, unless another wood should be requested, the wood used for the wine cabinet is oak.

* WINE CABINET CUSTOMIZATION:

Any motif, emblem ... will be handcarved on the cabinet's solid oak door(s).

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