Cuisinart Private Reserve CWC-800 Operating instructions

Private Reserve® Wine Cellar
For your safety and continued enjoyment of this product, always read the instruction book carefully before using.
When using an electrical appliance, basic
precautions should always be followed to reduce
the risk of fire, electric shock, and personal injury,
including the following:
1.Use this appliance only as described in this
manual. Other uses not recommended may
cause fire, electric shock or personal injury.
2.This product is intended for household use
3.To protect against electric shock, do not
immerse unit, plug or cord in water or spray
with liquids.
4.Close supervision is necessary when any
appliance is used by or near children.
5.Unplug from the outlet when not in use, when
moving from one location to another, and
before cleaning.
6.To disconnect the appliance, grip the plug
and pull it from the wall outlet. Never pull
by the cord.
7.Do not operate the appliance in the presence
of explosives and/or flammable fumes.
8.Do not place the appliance or any of its parts
near an open flame, cooking or other heating
9.Do not operate the appliance with a damaged
cord or plug, if the product malfunctions, or
if it is dropped or damaged in any manner.
10.The use of attachments not recommended
by the manufacturer may be hazardous.
11.Place the unit on a dry level surface.
12.Do not operate if the housing is removed
or damaged.
13.A loose fit between the AC outlet (receptacle)
and plug may cause overheating and a
distortion of the plug. Contact a qualified
electrician to replace loose or worn outlet.
14.This appliance is designed to be freestanding
only, and should not be recessed or built in
(fully recessed).
15.Locate the unit away from direct sunlight and
sources of heat (stove, heater, radiator, etc.).
Direct sunlight will affect/alter the outside
color of the appliance.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock or personal injury, unplug or disconnect
the appliance from the power supply before
For your protection, this unit is equipped with
a 3-conductor cord set that has a molded
3-prong grounding-type plug, and should be
used in combination with a properly connected
grounding-type outlet as shown in figure A.
If a grounding-type outlet is not available, an
adapter, shown in Figure B, may be obtained
so that a 2-slot wall outlet can be used with
a 3-prong plug. As shown in Figure C, the
adapter must be grounded by attaching its
grounding lug under
the screw of the
outlet cover plate.
NOTE: Do not
remove the
grounding prong.
using an adapter,
it must be
determined that
the outlet cover
plate screw is
properly grounded.
If in doubt, consult
a licensed
electrician. Never
use an adapter
unless you are
sure it is properly
Note: Use of an
adapter is not
permitted in
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Using your wine cellar
Proper air circulation
Electrical requirements
Leveling your wine cellar
Installation limitations
Installing the water tray
Interior Light Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . . 6
General Cleaning
Power Interruptions
Vacation and Moving Care
WINE TIPS AND HINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
TEMPERATURE CHART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
WINE AND FOOD PAIRING . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
1) Removable Shelves
2) Leveling Legs (4)
3) Water Tray (not shown)
4) Tempered Glass Door
5) Adjustable Temperature Control
Congratulations on bringing home a truly
excellent wine cellar! Your Cuisinart™ Private
Reserve® Wine Cellar uses a quiet-running
thermoelectric cooling system to keep your
reds and whites in good health. You can
manually adjust the temperature anywhere
between 39-68ºF and the attractive, stainlessfinished housing with soft internal lighting
makes sure your collection looks good in any
room of the house. Cuisinart makes it easy to
enjoy the finer things.
Remove all packaging material. This includes
all adhesive tape holding the wine cellar
accessories inside and outside.
You may want to keep the box and packing
materials for use at a later date.
Before using your Cuisinart™ Private Reserve®
Wine Cellar for the first time, remove all
protective paper and wrapping. Wipe housing
and internal chamber with a damp cloth to
remove any dust from the warehouse or
operating instructions
Important: When using the wine cellar for
the first time, allow at least 24 hours for the
internal temperature to adjust properly.
Make sure there are at least 3 to 5 bottles in
the unit.
Using your Wine Cellar
Place your wine cellar on a flat surface that is
strong enough to support it when fully loaded.
Make sure there is a suitable power outlet (120
volts, 15 amps) with proper grounding to
power the wine cellar.
Avoid the use of three-prong plug adapters or
cutting off the grounding prong in order to
accommodate a two plug outlet. This is a
dangerous practice since it provides no
effective grounding for the wine cellar and may
result in a shock hazard.
Leveling your Wine Cellar
Gently place/slide the racks in the wine cellar.
Your wine cellar has 4 leveling legs. After
properly placing your wine cellar in its final
position, you can level your wine cellar.
Plug the power cord into a standard electrical
outlet and the unit will turn on automatically to
the default setting.
(Please note that the leg that stands on the
hinge is the shorter leg.)
Place bottles inside the cellar.
Determine the best setting to use: refer to the
temperature guide for appropriate serving
temperatures (see page 7).
The unit’s cooling system operates efficiently with
an ambient temperature of less than 70°F (21°C).
Proper Air Circulation
To assure that your wine cellar works at the
maximum efficiency it was designed for, you
should install it in a location where there is
proper air circulation and electrical
Allow 2 inches of space on both sides and rear of
the wine cellar to allow proper ventilation.
To ensure proper internal air circulation do not
overfill your wine cellar.
This wine cellar is designed to be freestanding
only, and should not be recessed or built in (fully
NOTE: Allow enough space in the front of
the unit to open the door 120°.
Electrical Requirements
Do not plug unit into the same outlet as a
refrigerator or microwave.
Leveling legs can be adjusted by turning them
clockwise to raise the wine cellar or by turning
them counterclockwise to lower the cellar.
Installation Limitations
Do not place heavy objects on top of the unit.
Do not locate the unit in a moist place or display in
direct sunlight.
Do not place the unit next to a major appliance
that emits large amounts of heat, such as a
dishwasher, microwave, toaster oven, oven or
barbecue, etc.
Do not install your wine cellar in any location
not properly insulated or heated (garage, etc).
Select a suitable location for the wine cellar on
a hard, even surface away from direct sunlight
or heat source, e.g., radiators, baseboard
heaters, cooking appliances, etc. Any surface
unevenness should be corrected with the
leveling legs located on the front and rear
bottom corners of the wine cellar. Avoid
placing unit where there may be electrical
NOTE: To minimize the risk of rusting,
leakage and insulation damage, avoid
placing the unit in a place where heavy
moisture is present. Under no
circumstances spill or directly apply water
onto or into the unit.
Installing the Water Tray
The purpose of the water tray is to receive the
condensation drained from the interior. The
collected water will evaporate so there is no
need to remove the water manually.
To install the water tray, simply slide it in from
the rear of the cellar along the track, located
beneath the cabinet body.
Wine Cellar Features
and Use
Temperature Adjustments/Control
Important note: In order to operate
efficiently, thermoelectric products should
be in an environment with an ambient
temperature of less than 70°F (21°C).
ambient temperature. You may set the cabinet
temperature within range but the unit may not
reach that temperature.
For this model, when the ambient temperature
is 77˚F, the lowest temperature that can be
reached is 50-52˚F. When ambient temperature
is 66˚, the cabinet temperature can reach
approximately 39-41˚F.
Your wine cellar also has a light for your
viewing pleasure. The interior display light
option allows you to showcase your personal
collection of wines. To activate this feature,
press the light button. This button is located on
the control panel (see below). The interior light
will remain on permanently until light button is
pressed again. Under normal operation it is
best for the light to remain off.
When initially turned on, the LED will show the
default setting at 55˚F. Your wine cellar has an
electronic temperature control on the front of
the unit. You can set the temperature of your
wine cellar at any setting from 39˚ to 68˚F. The
LED will then display the set temperature.
NOTE: White wine temperature is kept at a
lower temperature than red wine.
By pressing the (+) temperature button on the
display you can increase the temperature;
pressing the (-) temperature button will lower
the temperature.
Please note that the actual cabinet temperature
in a thermal electric unit is dependent on the
Cleaning and
Warning: To avoid electric shock always unplug
your wine cellar before cleaning. Ignoring this
warning may result in death or injury.
Caution: Before using cleaning products,
always read and follow manufacturer’s
instructions and warnings to avoid personal
injury or product damage.
General Cleaning
Prepare a cleaning solution of 3-4 tablespoons of
baking soda mixed with warm water. Use sponge
or soft cloth, dampened with the cleaning solution,
to wipe down your wine cellar. Rinse with clean
warm water and dry with a soft cloth. Do not use
harsh chemicals, abrasives, ammonia, chlorine
bleach, concentrated detergents, solvents or metal
scouring pads. SOME of these chemicals may
dissolve, damage and/or discolor your wine cellar.
Power Interruptions
Occasionally there may be power interruptions due
to thunderstorms or other causes. Remove the
power cord from the AC outlet when a power
outage occurs. When the power has been
restored, replug the power cord into the AC outlet.
Vacation and Moving Care
For long vacations or absences, unplug the unit,
empty contents from wine cellar, and clean the
wine cellar and door gaskets according to General
Cleaning section. Prop doors open, so air can
circulate inside. When moving always keep the
wine cellar upright. Do not move the unit lying on
its side.
When choosing wine, take advantage of the
knowledge of the personnel in the wine store as
well as reviews of wines from wine publications.
The price of a wine is not necessarily indicative
of relative quality. Very good wines can be
purchased at comfortable-for-the-wallet prices.
When you find a comfortably priced wine,
purchase in quantity to have on hand as your
“house wine.” Keep it chilled in your Cuisinart™
Private Reserve® Wine Cellar and be ready for
any occasion.
Pairing wine with food has really become a
matter of personal taste – the rules are no
longer hard and fast that white wine is paired
only with fish or light meats and red wine is
paired only with red meats. A Pinot Noir can
complement a grilled fish just as well as it
complements a grilled fillet of beef.
What needs to be kept in mind is the
personality of the wine itself, the preparation of
the foods, and the tastes of those who will be
enjoying them. You may want to open a bottle
each of red and white and allow your guests to
The wine should please the diner, and never
overpower or fight with the food with which it
is served. Likewise, the food should not
overpower or fight with the wine.
Wine is a part of healthy living – the USDA’s
guidelines are based upon the “Mediterranean
diet.” They include wine in moderation – for
women this is one glass per day and two
glasses per day for men. A glass size is 4
ounces. The difference in gender amount
is based upon body size.
As for cooking with wine – never cook with
a wine that you would not drink!
Wine Type
• Dessert wine/Ice wine
• Light whites (e.g., Riesling, Chablis, Chardonnay)
• Beaujolais/Rosé
• General storage
• Juicy and fruity wines
• Chianti, Zinfindel, Valpolicella
• Rioja, Pinot Noir
• Burgundy, Cabernet, Merlot
• Bordeaux/Shiraz
• Vintage Port
hampagne/Sparkling wine
• All wines white and red
• Madeira/Tawny Port
Wine and food Pairing
All reds
Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Burgundy, Merlot
Sparkling, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Noir, Beaujolais
Nouveau, light reds
Goat cheeses
Sauvignon Blanc, Sancerre, Riesling, dry Muscat
Blue cheeses
Zinfandel, Riesling, Shiraz, Rhône reds
Beef, Venison
Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, red Bordeaux, red Burgundy,
Merlot, full Italian reds, Zinfandel
Sparkling wine, Gewürztraminer
All dry reds
Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Burgundy, Merlot, rosé, Rioja
Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir
White Burgundy, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chianti, Rioja,
rosé (light reds and full whites)
Game Birds
Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, red Burgundy
Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Beaujolais
Chablis, white Burgundy, Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc,
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Noir,
Beaujolais Nouveau, light reds
Light Fish
Light Chardonnay, white Bordeaux, Sauvignon Blanc (Sancerre,
Pouilly Fumé), dry rosé
Most dry or lighter whites, rosé
Dry whites, Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Burgundy,
Merlot, Barbera, Chianti, Montepulciano
Spicy Asian/Chinese
Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Chablis,
Chardonnay, white Burgundy, Chenin Blanc, Champagne, Merlot
All dry whites, sparkling wines
Riesling, Chardonnay, white Burgundy
Fruit tart, ice cream, nuts
Riesling, Muscat Blanc, Chenin Blanc, ice wine
Fruity reds, Cabernet, Shiraz, Merlot, sparkling wine, ice wine
You can easily solve many common problems by trying the suggestions below.
• Check to make sure the wine cellar is on a level surface.
The inside temperature does not
seem correct
• Make sure the cooling vents on the right and left sides of the cooler are
not obstructed. Have at least 2" of space on both sides and rear
of unit.
• The room may be too hot. Example: if the ambient temperature is 80ºF
(27ºC) or higher, the unit can have difficulty chilling adequately on the
white wine setting.
• When using the unit for the first time, it can take the unit up to 24 hours
to reach the desired temperature.
Wine cellar does not operate
• Check if wine cellar is plugged in.
• Check if there is power at the AC outlet by checking the circuit breaker.
Wine appears too warm
• Frequent door openings.
• Allow time for recently added wine to reach desired temperature.
• Check gaskets for proper seal.
• Adjust temperature control to colder setting.
Wine temperature is too cold
• If temperature control setting is too cold, adjust to a warmer setting.
Wine cellar runs too frequently
• This may be normal to maintain constant temperature during high
temperature and humid days
• Doors may have been opened frequently or for an extended period
of time.
• Check gasket for proper seal.
• Check to see if doors are completely closed.
Moisture build up on interior or
exterior of the wine cellar
• This is normal during high humidity periods.
• Prolonged or frequent door openings.
• Check door gaskets for proper seal.
Wine cellar door does not
shut properly
• Level the wine cellar.
• Check for blockages (wine bottles, shelves)
Limited three-year
This warranty is available to consumers only. You are
a consumer if you own a Cuisinart™ Private Reserve®­
Wine Cellar that was purchased at retail for personal,
family or household use. Except as otherwise
required under applicable law, this warranty is not
available to retailers or other commercial purchasers
or owners.
We warrant that your Cuisinart™ Private Reserve®­
Wine Cellar will be free of defects in materials and
workmanship under normal home use for 3 years
from the date of original purchase.
We suggest you complete and return the enclosed
product registration card promptly to facilitate
verification of the date of original purchase. However,
return of the product registration card does not
eliminate the need for the consumer to maintain the
original proof of purchase in order to obtain the
warranty benefits. In the event that you do not have
proof of purchase date, the purchase date for
purposes of this warranty will be the date of
If your Cuisinart™ Private Reserve®­Wine Cellar should
prove to be defective within the warranty period, we
will repair it, or if we think necessary, replace it. To
obtain warranty service, simply call our toll-free
number 1-800-726-0190 for additional information
from our Customer Service Representatives, or send
the defective product to Customer Service at
Cuisinart, 150 Milford Road, East Windsor, NJ 08520.
To facilitate the speed and accuracy of your return,
please enclose $10.00 for shipping and handling of
the product.
Please pay by check or money order (California
residents need only supply proof of purchase and
should call 1-800-726-0190 for shipping instructions).
NOTE: For added protection and secure handling of
any Cuisinart® product that is being returned, we
recommend you use a traceable, insured delivery
service. Cuisinart cannot be held responsible for intransit damage or for packages that are not delivered
to us. Lost and/or damaged products are not covered
under warranty. Please be sure to include your return
address, daytime phone number, description of the
product defect, product model number (located on
bottom of product), original date of purchase, and
any other information pertinent to the product’s
Your Cuisinart™ Private Reserve®­Wine Cellar has
been manufactured to the strictest specifications and
has been designed for use with the authorized
accessories and replacement parts.
This warranty expressly excludes any defects or
damages caused by accessories, replacement parts,
or repair service other than those that have been
authorized by Cuisinart.
This warranty does not cover any damage caused by
accident, misuse, shipment or other ordinary
household use.
This warranty excludes all incidental or consequential
damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of these damages, so they may not apply to
California law provides that for In-Warranty Service,
California residents have the option of returning a
nonconforming product (A) to the store where it was
purchased or (B) to another retail store which sells
Cuisinart products of the same type.
The retail store shall then, at its discretion, either
repair the product, refer the consumer to an
independent repair facility, replace the product, or
refund the purchase price less the amount directly
attributable to the consumer’s prior usage of the
product. If the above two options do not result in the
appropriate relief to the consumer, the consumer may
then take the product to an independent repair facility
if service or repair can be economically
accomplished. Cuisinart and not the consumer will
be responsible for the reasonable cost of such
service, repair, replacement, or refund for
nonconforming products under warranty.
California residents may also, according to their
preference, return nonconforming products directly to
Cuisinart for repair, or if necessary, replacement, by
calling our Consumer Service Center toll-free at
Cuisinart will be responsible for the cost of the repair,
replacement, and shipping and handling for such
products under warranty.
Before returning your
cuisinart® product
If you are experiencing problems with your Cuisinart®
product, we suggest that you call our Cuisinart®
Service Center at 1-800-726-0190 before returning
the product serviced. If servicing is needed, a
Representative can confirm whether the product is
under warranty and direct you to the nearest service
Important: If the nonconforming product is to be
serviced by someone other than Cuisinart’s
Authorized Service Center, please remind the servicer
to call our Consumer Service Center at
1-800-726-0190 to ensure that the problem is
properly diagnosed, the product is serviced with the
correct parts, and the product is still under warranty.
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