Cigar enthusiasts always want to make sure their cigars are fresh and ready to smoke. This means that a cigar humidor is an essential piece of equipment for any smoker who wants to take care of his or her collection. But with so many small (and big) options out there, it can be hard to know which one is best for your needs. Fear not! We’ve taken the time to compare three different brands in order to help you choose the right one for you!
Why do you need a cigar cooler?
The cigar coolers have a built-in temperature and humidification system. This feature is essential for people living in extreme hot or cold areas. The temperature change can cause a molecular effect on the humidity level. It is humanly difficult to maintain a humidor manually in an environment where the temperature continuously drops or rises.
However, even if you live somewhere with a relatively mild climate, you may want a cigar cooler to ensure consistent and safe cigar storage. Since cigars are already an investment, there’s no harm in trying to provide them with more protection.
Benefits of cigar cooler humidor:
- Consistent Temperature
- Control Temperature Range Choice
- Ideal Humidity Level
- Personal Cigar Refrigerator for private use
- Spanish Cedar Interior
drawbacks of cigar cooler humidor:
- Electricity Consumption
- Power Breakage Issues
- Constant Maintenance
If you are going to purchase an electric humidor for the first time, we highly recommend starting with a smaller humidor first so that you can have a clear view of its functionalities. After that, you can consider if you would want to do an upgrade in the future.
Points to Remember:
Here are a few pointers you need to remember when buying a humidor.
- Invest in quality over quantity
- Invest in a digital hygrometer
- Invest in digital display monitors
- Choose the Humidifier carefully
- Always buy a bit bigger size than your need
The top best small desktop humidors are following:
- Clevelander Cigar Humidor
- Newair cc 300h Wineador Cigar Humidor
- Whynter CHC-251S Humidor
Here is a brief explanation of the features and functionality of all three humidors. It will help you to make the best choice according to your need. Although, all of these products look and sound the same. However, each of them has its pros and cons.
1. Clevelander cigar humidor by prestige imports
The Clevelander is a small electric cigar cooler with an attractive minimalist finish. It is a heavy-duty stainless steel cigar cooler and tempered glass door with surreal technology to avoid leakage. The control panel is attached to the top of the glass door for an easy and more accurate reading.
This cigar cooler includes push control buttons and a digital display. These pushbuttons help the user to adjust the temperature and humidity level according to the weather conditions. The interior of the cigar cooler includes a humidification tray. The trays have made of Spanish cedar. The Spanish Cedar Wood absorbs an excessive amount of moisture to keep the internal temperature at the ideal level. It also helps to balance the humidity level.
The Clevelander cigar cooler embraces primary features such as a digital hygrometer and humidifier. The base of the humidor includes a water reservoir. This water reservoir has filled with distilled water. It is a refillable water tank. It helps the humidifier to maintain the humidity by adding distilled water.
The Clevelander has embedded with the thermoelectric cooling. The thermoelectric system works on the Thomson effect. According to this effect, the electric current flows in two junctions to emit and absorb the heat. In a thermoelectric system, the Thomson effect makes the change in temperature by transferring heat in two junctions. When the current flows in two junctions, the heat emits and cooling occurs. In this way, a cooling effect creates heat.
The Clevelander cigar humidor works with the help of sensors. The sensor keeps checking on the amount of moisture and the moisture level in the air. It turns on the ventilator of the cigar box and circulates the fresh air through it. The ventilators automatically turn off when the temperature reaches the preset ideal value.
- Heavy-duty stainless steel frame.
- Battery backup in case of power cut down.
- Thermoelectric heating-cooling system.
- Toggle between Celsius or Fahrenheit temperature.
- Interior LED lights.
- Spanish cedar shelves.
- Adjustable tray and drawers.
- Storage capacity for 250 cigars.
- Some of the customer expressed a desire for a silver colored humidor
OUR TEST RESULTS
2. Newair 250 Cigar cooler humidor with Opti-temp™
The Newair 250 Cigar Cooler Humidor with OptiTemp™ has a cigar capacity of up to 300 cigar storage and this product has a built-in opti-temp with a thermostat where you can calibrate the heating and the cooling system. the Newair 250 count cigars climate-controlled temperature will surely keep your cigars fresh as it controls the humidity level. This is particularly beneficial for people living in areas with high seasonal contrasts.
It is also equipped with beautifully made Spanish cedar drawers with a stainless steel finish. It also has an easy-touch digital thermostat with led light indicators that gives you full humidity and temperature range that you can calibrate from 52-74F degrees Fahrenheit. This humidor will be a great choice for cigar lovers and your entire cigar collection.
You will love this humidor to store cigars as it has consistent temperature control and controlled humidity that suitably fits any normal to extreme climate changes.
- Black Stainless Steel stylish exterior wineador.
- One unit wineador cigar cooler.
- Touch control panel.
- Tempered transparent glass door.
- Automatic humidification system with Climate Controlled opti-temp.
- Thermoelectric heating and cooling system with distilled water.
- Thermostat adjusts between temp range from 52 to 74 f.
- Soft LED lights.
- Spanish cedar shelves and drawers.
- Lock and key.
- Storage of up to 300 cigars.
- The water reservoir is at the very bottom
OUR TEST RESULTS
whynter advanced steel 1.2 cu ft cigar cooler humidor
Whynter CHC-123DS stainless steel 1.2 cu. Ft. cigar cooler is equipped with the advanced functionalities and premium quality features required in the modern cigar cooler. It has a stainless steel silver finish exterior with a tempered glass door. The glass door has a demist feature. This feature provides a clear and moisture-free view of the cigars within the Whynter CHC cigar cooler. The Whynter CHC has a digital control panel. The control panel has attached to the exterior of the Whynter CHC cigar cooler. It is easier for you to use and monitor the display. The control panel of this electronic cigar cooler displays temperature and humidity on the digital display. It has advanced features of electric humidification systems, demist features, and built-in LED lights.
The automatic humidification tray of Whynter CHC allows the operator to maintain the constant humidity in the cigar cooler. This humidification system controls the internal temperature of the product. It also maintains the ideal humidity to store cigars. The electric humidifier keeps the cigar at an ideal specific humidity range. This is how the cigars within the cigar cooler stay in the same shape and texture.
May it be summer, winter, spring, or fall, this humidor adapts well to any climate and surroundings and it works well on any weather conditions. The electric cool system turns on the ventilation and internal auxiliary fan of the cigar cooler that circulates air through it.
The ventilators automatically turn off when the temperature reaches the pre-set ideal value. This Whynter cooler works automatically with less supervision. That is why they are considered best for the long-term storage of cigars and tobacco.
- Gorgeous exterior
- Freestanding setup
- Powerful compressor cooling system with eco-friendly refrigerant
- Stainless steel trimmed tempered glass door
- Professional quality towel bar handle
- Security lock and key
- Vibration free thermoelectric cooling
- Removable Spanish cedar drawers and shelves
- Equipped with humidification trays and hygrometer for inside humidity level maintenance
- Digital temperature control display & adjustable thermostat 640 F – 720 F
- Analog internal hygrometer
- Humidity levels range of 65% – 75%
- Enhanced LCD temperature display
- Soft interior LED lighting with on/off switch
- Affordable price as compared to others
- Some consumers prefers a matte finished humidor
OUR TEST RESULTS
Our team has tested all 3 humidors and the number one on our list is the NewAir 250. Why? Aside from it’s modernized design, this humidor has a cooling and heating function which absolutely stands out amongst the three. What about you? which one is your favorite? comment down below!
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