Have you ever been in a situation, where you are relaxed in your home enjoying the good company of your friends, or even in the office, after a tiresome day of work, and need a fine cool beverage to give a superior sensation to your special relaxing moments? That ‘s what a sub zero beverage center is for. It keeps your drinks at the perfect temperature for either consumption or storage.
First of all, what is a beverage center? It is a unit that has “see-through” glass doors and inside it there are racks that can be used for storing normal bottles, wine bottles or cans. Some of you might wonder: “Why should I bother buying a beverage center when I have the choice of buying a refrigerator?” You will even notice that they are also very similar to wine storage units. So what elements are there that make them differ?
Some of the major differences are the following:
- If you are interested in something more complex, there are certain brands that make beverage centers work like a refrigerator.
- There are two types of beverage centers. High and low end. The first ones can be built inside cabinetry, while the lower ones need to have a ventilation system, a feature which will affect the positioning as it needs some space around.
- Supposing that wine storage is important to you, the beverage centers will do a better job, as they are capable of maintaining steady temperatures in contrast with those of the conventional refrigerators, which fluctuate.
- In order to differentiate the beverage centers from the classical wine units that were mentioned above, we need to talk about the ability of having different temperature zones. (this one needs a little more explanation).
In case you need to check out what the high end refrigerators offer and see the difference, the article “A look at high end refrigerators” will clear things up for you.
And speaking of brands, there is quite a variety of them available in the market. Some of them are Avanti, Danby, Electrolux, Frigidaire, Kitchenaid, Liebher, Marvel, Maytag, Perlick, Summit, U-line and of course Sub-Zero.
According to this video, U-line is the oldest beverage center manufacturers in the industry and they do a great job at integrate the units into cabinets.
And if you are looking for capacity, Sub-Zero is the one for you as it has the biggest capacity in the market. It also has a crisper bin at the bottom, useful for those who want to store lemons or limes.
Finally, we should discuss the temperature zones. Let ‘s say that you want to store wine. Each and every one of us has different preferences to what temperature our wine should be and that depends a lot on the season too. If it is winter, we would like our wine to be in the temperature of the room and if we have a warmer climate, we would like it chilled. So, there are a couple of factors that affect the temperature. Depending on those factors, you are able to adjust how cool will be each zone, a very flexible ability, especially if you want to store other drinks like beer, soda or juice.
At first, I was not able to understand how a beverage center fits in the place or how it looked like. But after seeing this video, things got a lot clearer. If you want to see some of its functionalities and how it fits in space or the sizes that are available, I suggest seeing the video first. You will certainly get a better picture of what it is and what it does.