Difference between Thermoelectric & Compressor fridges

Thermoelectric wine fridges use a technology called the Peltier effect to cool the interior of the fridge, while compressor wine fridges use a compressor and refrigerant gas to cool the interior.

The main difference between the two is that thermoelectric fridges are typically quieter, more energy efficient and have longer life span, but are not as good at maintaining consistent temperature as compressor fridges. Thermoelectric wine fridges are very dependant on the ambient temperature. LeCavist wine fridges have been tested by international Laboratory for Australian & Tropical climate to remain between the safe temperature of 11 to 18 degrees. This mean that the higher the ambient temperature, the closer to 18 degrees the wine fridge will be. 

All thermoelectric in the market work the same way but not all have been tested to 43 degrees Celcius like the LeCavist range. 

It has been proven that excessive heat can damage wine, causing it to lose its flavour and aroma. Prolonged storage at temperatures above 75°F (24°C) can cause wine to mature too quickly and can also cause it to spoil. 11°C to 18°C will keep your wines safe. 

Wine should be stored in a cool, dark place, ideally between 55-58°F (13-14°C) for red wine and 45-50°F (7-10°C) for white wine. These temperatures will ensure that the wine matures at a steady pace and retains its flavour and aroma.

Compressor fridges are generally more powerful and can cool to a lower temperature range than thermoelectric fridges, making them better for storing wine long term.

For any questions regarding our "Petite Range" of Thermoelectric wine fridges, please contact us via the chat or at hello@lecavist.com

Written by Customer Service

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