Creative Uses For A Wine Fridge That Have Nothing To Do With Wine

August 16, 2016

Your wine fridge may be much more than what you perceive it to be. Probably the only time that your wine fridge is full would be when you are having a house party. As for the rest of the week, is your wine refrigerator useful for anything other than storing wine?

The quick answer is yes! In this article, I am going to share with you some inventive, innovative, and ingenious ideas to turn your wine fridge into something more than it was meant to function:

Beverage Storage

You may have not realized this, but your good wine fridge is capable of storing other non-alcoholic drinks like bottled water, iced tea, soda, beer, and milk. You just need to know the specific temperature settings required for each beverage.

If a bottle of red wine is ideally stored at 50-64 degrees, champagne should be kept at 45-48 degrees. Meanwhile, milk-based drinks need to be stored in a much lower temperature.

Also, do not forget how important it is to know how long an opened bottle of wine will last. The best way to store the remaining wine is to transfer it into a smaller bottle and consume as soon as possible.

Beer Cooler

Just like wine, beer can benefit much from being stored in a wine fridge because the equipment cools down faster than an ordinary refrigerator. The ideal temperature for most beers ranges from 45-60 degrees. A bottle of beer served at higher temperature is more likely to have a bland taste.

You also need to check the temperature setting of the wine fridge at regular intervals to guarantee proper storage of beer. Read about Beer Alcohol Content And Calories.

Cocktail Chiller

Enjoy a variety of refreshingly cold cocktails served on your next event! Using the wine refrigerator to chill your alcoholic drinks will impress your guests and make them wonder how you were able to achieve the perfect temperature.

Food Keeper

Storing food is also possible on your wine cooler, if you have fruits and vegetables that need to be either cooled or preserved longer. However, it should be kept in mind that the temperature should be maintained at 40 degrees or below to retain its freshness and taste.

The wine fridge is perfect for cheese, did you know that? Soft cheese should be stored at 35-45 degrees, while hard cheese needs to be kept at 40-50 degrees. It is recommended to leave it at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Meat, you say? Do not be surprised to discover how amazingly efficient your wine fridge could be for storing meat. Because of its adjustable temperature setting, your wine cooler could give you the opportunity to enjoy homemade prosciutto or your favorite cold cuts.

Checking on your meat every couple of days ensures that the right amount of humidity is present during the curing process. Sounds neat, huh?

Do Not Have A Wine Fridge Yet?

Your refrigerator may not have enough space to store your drinks and so your wine fridge is a great alternative that the whole family can use. A good wine cooler need not be expensive. In fact, there are small discount wine fridges available in the market that you can choose from.

Investing on a wine fridge is an inexpensive way of storing your wine compared to maintaining a cellar and a refrigerator. Whatever your reason for having a wine fridge is, make sure that you can maximize the use of this fantastic home appliance.

You may not also realize how convenient it is to have a wine cooler than having a refrigerator. Aside from it being able to store food and drinks, most wine fridges are designed for safety, portability, cost effectiveness, and low maintenance.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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