BW38BL 38 Bottle
electronic wine
38 Bottle electronic wine
NOTE: This User Instruction Manual contains important
information, including safety & installation points, which will
enable you to get the most out of your appliance. Please keep it
in a safe place so that it is easily available for future reference, for
you or any person not familiar with the operation of the appliance.
GS 04/05/12
Environmental note
Important safety information
Specifications of your wine cabinet
Description of the appliance
Control panel
Description of the product features
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Using your Baumatic wine cabinet
Before switching on
During first use
Switching on the appliance and setting the temperature
Changing between Fahrenheit and Celsius
Interior light
The safety lock
Loading the wine cabinet
Storing your wines
Wine storage problems
Cleaning and maintenance
Reversing the door
Electrical connection
Baumatic consumables
Technical data
Contact details
Environmental note
Note: Before discarding an old appliance, switch off and
disconnect it from the power supply. Cut off and render any plug
useless. Cut the cable off directly behind the appliance to prevent
misuse. This should be undertaken by a competent person. Disable
the door lock to make sure that children cannot get stuck inside
the appliance.
o The packaging materials that Baumatic uses are environmentally
friendly and can be recycled.
o Please discard all packaging material with due regard for the
Important safety information
Your safety is of the utmost importance to Baumatic.
Please make sure that you read this instruction booklet
before attempting to install or use the appliance. If
you are unsure of any of the information contained in
this booklet, please contact the Baumatic Advice Line.
IMPORTANT: Any installation work must be
carried out by a qualified electrician or
competent person.
Use of the appliance
o Your appliance is only designed to be used in the
home. It is suitable for storing and chilling wine.
NO food stuffs must be stored in the appliance. If it
is used for any other purpose or it is not used
correctly, then Baumatic Ltd. will accept no liability
for any damage that is caused.
o Altering the specification of the appliance must not be attempted
for reasons of safety.
Before using your appliance
o Check the appliance for any signs of transport damage. If you
notice any damage, then you should not connect your appliance
to your mains supply and should contact your retailer.
o Your appliance contains R600a refrigerant, which is a natural gas
that does not contain CFCs that can damage the environment.
However it is a flammable substance, therefore care should be
During the transportation and installation of the
appliance, make sure that the refrigeration pipework
does not get damaged.
If it does become damaged then sources of ignition
and open flames should be avoided. Also the room
that the appliance is situated in should be thoroughly
o Do not place any objects on top of the appliance,
as this may damage the table top.
Child safety
o Packaging material should be kept away from
o Children should not be allowed to touch the
controls or play with the appliance.
General safety
o Do not pull on the power supply cable to remove the plug from
your mains supply socket.
o Do not pull out or insert the plug with wet hands.
o Do not attempt to use your appliance outdoors or
any place where it is likely to come into contact
with the elements.
o Before cleaning the appliance or performing
maintenance work, ensure that the appliance has been
disconnected from your mains supply.
o Never allow the back coils of the appliance to come into contact
with the wall surface.
o Always ensure that the location where you are installing your
appliance is free of stored items such as papers and other
flammable materials.
o Never block the ventilation openings of the appliance, either on
the inside or its exterior.
o It is vital to keep your appliance well ventilated,
so that there is proper air flow between the
bottom of the unit and the plinth/kick plate
which it is sitting on.
o Do not place electrical devices inside of the appliance, such as
mixers or ice cream makers.
You should not attempt to repair the appliance
yourself, as this could cause injury or a more serious
malfunction. If you require a service call then please
contact the Baumatic Service Department.
Specifications of your wine cabinet
Gross capacity: 120 litres
Net capacity:
110 litres
Bottle capacity: 38 x 0.75 litre Bordeaux wine bottles
Energy efficiency class: B
Noise level: 39 dB
Electronic control operation
LED display
Celsius and Fahrenheit switch
Tempered door glass
Water drainage
Adjustable temperature
Interior light
8 chrome shelves
Adjustable feet
Reversible door
Black door frame
Black interior and exterior
Smoked door glass
Designed to store wine at its optimum temperature between +
7°C - 18°C
Dimensions of appliance
865 mm
490 mm
500 mm
IMPORTANT: When you install your appliance it is important to bear
in mind its climatic rating.
In order to find out the climatic rating of your appliance, you should
check the rating plate. The rating plate is located on the rear of the
appliance. The rating plate will indicate the ambient temperature range
that your appliance will function correctly within.
It is also advisable to make a note of the model number and the serial
number of the appliance before installing it.
Model number ………………………………………………
Serial number
Date of purchase
Description of the appliance
Control panel and LED display
Temperature sensor
Adjustable feet
Chrome racks (x2)
Door seal
Waved chrome shelves (x6)
Interior light
Please note that the above image shows the correct
configuration of the shelving inside of the wine cabinet.
Control panel
The control panel is located at the top of the appliance, behind the
glass door.
A) Temperature increase button
B) Temperature decrease button
C) Light ON/OFF button
D) LED display
E) Celsius/Fahrenheit indicator neons
F) Power button
Description of the product features
1) Control panel
o The control panel is located at the top of the appliance, behind
the glass door. This means it is easy to set the temperature of
the appliance and see what temperature the appliance is set to.
2) One cooling zone
o There is one cooling zone inside of your wine cabinet.
o The cooling zone has a temperature control and temperature
LED display.
o The cooling zone can hold up to 38 x 0.75 litre Bordeaux wine
o IMPORTANT: The temperature of the appliance will be
warmer at the top of the cooling zone and cooler at the
o If you are trying to store a mixture of wine types in the
appliance, we would recommend that red wines are stored at the
top of the cooling zone, white wines in the middle of the cooling
zone and sparkling wines at the bottom of the cooling zone.
3) Interior light
o The cooling zone has an interior light. The light can be switched
on and off by using the light ON/OFF button (C).
4) The wine cabinet shelves
o All of the full depth shelves have tabs that lock into both sides of
the cabinet.
o Any of the shelves can be removed, to accommodate larger
bottles of wine.
Removing a shelf
o Remove all of the bottles from the shelf that you want to
o Lift the shelf upwards and then gently pull the shelf away from
the wine cabinet.
Replacing a shelf
o Place the shelf back into a supporting guide slot and push it back
until the shelf tabs slide into place.
o IMPORTANT: You must not store any bottles on a shelf until the
tabs are fully engaged.
5) Wine racks
o There are additional wine racks at the bottom of the wine
o The wine racks are removable for cleaning purposes.
Using your Baumatic wine cabinet
Before switching on
o Make sure that it has been installed by a suitably qualified
person, as per the information contained in Baumatic’s
installation instructions.
o After delivery, wait for eight hours before connecting the
appliance to your mains supply. This will allow any refrigerant
gasses that may have been disturbed during the transportation
process to settle.
o The outside of the appliance and the removable accessories
contained within it, should be cleaned with a solution of liquid
detergent and water.
o The interior of the appliance should be cleaned
with a solution of sodium bicarbonate dissolved in
lukewarm water. The interior and accessories
should be thoroughly dried, after the cleaning
process has been completed.
o There can be an odour when you first switch on the appliance. It
will lessen as the appliance starts to cool.
During first use
o When you first switch on the appliance, the compressor will run
continuously until the wine cabinet reaches a cool enough
o During this period of time, you should try not to open the door
frequently or place bottles inside of the appliance.
o If the unit is switched off or unplugged, you must allow at least 5
minutes before restarting the appliance or reconnecting it to
your mains supply.
Switching on the appliance and setting the temperature
o Press the power button to switch the appliance on.
o If the appliance is being switched on for the first time, or after it
has been disconnected from the power supply, the LED display
will show the factory pre-set temperature of +12°C.
o Use the temperature increase and
temperature decrease buttons to set the
temperature that you require. Each press
of these buttons will adjust the temperature on the LED display
by one degree.
o Whilst you are setting the temperature of the cooling zone, the
LED display will flash. When you stop pressing the temperature
buttons, after 3 seconds the display will stop flashing and the
temperature of the cooling zone will be set.
o The LED display will show the temperature that is currently being
registered by the cooling zone.
Changing between Fahrenheit and Celsius
o You can select whether the LED display shows Celsius
or Fahrenheit by pressing and holding the light control
button for about 5 seconds.
o The Celsius / Fahrenheit indicator neons will light to show
whether Celsius or Fahrenheit is currently shown.
o You cannot change the display if you are in the process of
adjusting the temperature of the cooling zone (i.e. the display is
Interior light
o To operate the interior light, you should use the light
ON/OFF button.
o You cannot operate the interior light if you are in the process of
adjusting the temperature of a cooling zone (i.e. the displays are
The safety lock
o If no buttons have been operated after 10 minutes, the safety
lock will activate automatically.
o To deactivate the safety lock, press and
hold the temperature increase button and
temperature decrease button
simultaneously for about 3 seconds.
o You can activate the safety lock manually by repeating this
Loading the wine cabinet
IMPORTANT: Your appliance is ideally suited to store
0.75 litre Bordeaux wine bottles. Whilst it can store larger
bottles, you must make sure that they do not prevent the
door from shutting properly.
o Always check that you can close the door without it fouling
on a wine bottle, before shutting it.
o When loading several bottles of wine at once, it will take
longer for the appliance to cool the individual bottles.
Storing your wines
The chart below indicates the ideal storage temperatures for different
types of wine:Type of wine
Red wine (*)
White wine (**)
Rose wine
Vintage wine
15.5 – 18.5°C
10 - 15°C
7.2 – 9.5°C
59.9 – 65.3°F
50 – 59°F
45 – 49.1°F
9.5 – 10.5°C
49.1 – 50.9°F
* Light red wines, such as Beaujolais, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc
benefit from being served slightly cooler than full-bodied reds.
** Chardonnay is often served too cold. You should chill it at a warmer
temperature inside of your wine cabinet. Or leave it to warm slightly
when you remove it from your wine cabinet.
o Temperature stability is the most important factor when it comes
to storing wine.
o Exposure to light, vibrations or fluctuations in temperature and
humidity can all cause wine to spoil. When properly stored,
wines not only maintain their quality but many will actually
improve in aroma, flavour and complexity as they mature.
o Wines kept at a higher temperature will age faster. Wine that is
exposed to temperatures that are greater than 21°C (70°F) will
suffer from poorer flavour and aroma.
o If wine is kept at too low a temperature, this can result in the
development of harmful deposits. A humidity of 70% is ideal for
keeping corks from shrinking.
o After a bottle of wine has been opened, the wine comes into
contact with air. So it is best to store the remainder of the bottle
upright, to minimize the surface area of the wine that is coming
into contact with the air.
o Once opened, wine will remain in a drinkable condition for two
days for delicate whites or three days for rich reds, as long as
the bottle as been resealed. You should make sure that the seal
is firm by checking the stopper.
o Special stoppers that keep wine sparking and Champagne
bubbling for one or two days after opening, can be bought at
most good wine shops.
o When stored correctly, white wines can keep well for up to two
years. Full bodied reds will age well for ten years and dessert
wines will age well for up to twenty years.
o When you buy a bottle of wine, you should transfer it to a
suitable storage location immediately (if you are not going to
store it in your wine cabinet).
o Cheaper bottles of wine will not age as well as more expensive
o To make the most of the bouquet and taste of your wine, never
fill more than half a glass at a time. It will also help if the shape
of your wine glass is appropriate for your wine. The size and
shape of your wine glass’s bowl will determine the intensity and
complexity of the bouquet. The stem should be long enough to
allow you to avoid hand contact with the bowl of the glass and
should be tulip-shaped or tapered at the top.
Wine storage problems
Corking- a tiny percentage of bottled wine (about 1%) will suffer from
this. The cork reacts with the wine and gives it a musty, unpleasant
taste. It is the most common wine storage problem and is caused by
harmless bacteria growing on the cork. As unfortunate as this is, there
is nothing to do but to discard all of the wine in the affected bottle.
This is not to be confused with small fragments of cork floating in the
wine itself, which will not impair the flavour.
Oxidisation- when wine has been opened and left for longer than a
day; it tends to lose its aroma and colour, giving an overall flat taste.
The only way to avoid this, it to either drink the wine on the same day
it was opened or to use a vacuum device specially designed for
removing oxygen from opened wine bottles. If you use such a device,
the wine should still be consumed shortly afterwards.
Ullage- this is loss of wine from the bottle by evaporation or leakage.
Signs of ullage include wine seeping around the cork, a protruding cork
or a stained label. It can happen if the bottle has been allowed to get
too warm. The wine may still be drinkable, if the leakage was recent;
however, you should be aware that if the wine cools down again,
contraction can cause more air to be sucked into the bottle and result
in further deterioration.
Slight effervescence in still wine- this isn’t really a problem with
the way the wine has been stored, but as a result of incomplete
malolactic fermentation before the wine was bottled. A good way to
get rid of the effervescence is to let the wine breathe. Alternatively
you can use a bottle vacuum device, after about five minutes the
effervescence will vanish.
Sediment- this is not normally a problem, however both red and
white wines can produce sediment after a number of months in a
bottle. The sediment consists of tartrate crystals and is totally
harmless. If anything the building of sediment can be considered a
good sign because it means that the wine was not subjected to much
(if any) filtering, meaning that the flavours and aromas should be
preserved better.
A good way to get around sediment (if it is a problem) is to stand the
bottle upright, the day before opening, so that the sediment can settle
to the bottom of the bottle.
You can also decant your wine; decanting will “open up” the flavour of
both young and old wines, but younger wines in particular. To decant,
pour the wine slowly and evenly into your decanter.
Cleaning and maintenance
o Do not clean the appliance by pouring water onto
it or spraying water over it.
o The interior of the wine cabinet should be cleaned
periodically, using a solution of bicarbonate of soda
and lukewarm water.
o Clean the accessories separately with soap and water.
Do not clean them in a dishwasher.
o Do not use abrasive products, detergents or soaps.
o After washing the appliance, wipe over the area that you have
cleaned with a damp cloth and then dry it thoroughly.
o When cleaning is complete, dry your hands and then reconnect
the plug to your mains supply.
o Defrosting occurs automatically inside of the wine cabinet during
operation. The defrost water is collected by the evaporating tray
and evaporates automatically.
o The evaporating tray and defrost water drain hole should be
cleaned periodically. This will prevent water from collecting in
the bottom of the wine cabinet, instead of flowing down the
defrost drainage channel and drain hole.
o You can also pour a small amount of water down the drain hole
to clean inside of it.
o You should be careful to make sure that wine bottles do not
touch the rear wall of the appliance, as this can interrupt the
automatic defrosting process and deflect water into the base of
your wine cabinet.
Reversing the door
Before reversing the door, switch off the appliance and
disconnect it from the mains supply.
o Place the wine cabinet on its side, ensuring that it rests on a
soft, smooth, non-damaging surface.
o Remove the upper hinge cover (1).
o Use a screwdriver to remove the two screws (2) holding the
upper hinge (3) to the right hand side of the housing.
o Carefully lift up the door and place it on a soft surface to protect
it from scratches.
o Use a suitable pointed tool to remove the covers for the screw
holes (12).
o Pull out the two bolts (6) which hold the lower right hinge plate
(10) in position.
o Remove the bolt and the adjustable foot (5) on the left and fit
them into the corresponding thread on the right.
o Remove the hinge pin (11) and the adjustable foot (7) from the
hinge plate (10) and replace them on the other side of the hinge
plate (10).
o Install the lower hinge plate (10) on the left.
o Replace the door (turned through 180°) in its new position.
Ensure that the hinge pin (11) is inserted into the guide hole on
the lower part of the door.
o Install the upper hinge (3) on the left hand side, using the
screws (2). Ensure that the hinge pin is inserted into the guide
hole on the upper part of the door.
o Replace the screw hole covers (12) in the corresponding holes
on the right.
o Replace the hinge cover (1) on the upper hinge.
IMPORTANT: Before installation and usage read
all the instructions and make sure that the
voltage (V) and the frequency (Hz) indicated on
the rating plate are exactly the same as the
voltage and frequency in your home. The rating
plate can be found on the front left edge of the
inside of the wine cabinet.
The manufacturer declines all responsibility in the event of the installer
failing to observe all the accident prevention regulations in force,
which are necessary for normal use and the regular operation of the
electric system.
Electrical connection
We recommend that the appliance is connected by a qualified
electrician, who is a member of the N.I.C.E.I.C. and who will comply
with the I.E.E. and local regulations.
o Your wine cabinet comes supplied with a 13 amp plug fitted. If in
future you need to change the fuse in this plug, then a 13 amp
ASTA approved (BS 1362) fuse must be used.
o The wiring in the mains lead is coloured as follows:
Green and yellow
o As the colours of the wires in the appliance’s mains lead may not
correspond with the coloured markings identifying the terminals
in your spur box, please proceed as follows:
The brown wire must be connected to the terminal marked “L”
(live), or coloured red.
The blue wire must be connected to the terminal marked “N”
(neutral), or coloured black.
The green and yellow wire must be connected to the terminal
marked “E” (earth), or by the earth symbol, or coloured green
and yellow.
o When the connection is completed, no stray strands or cut wire
should be present. The cord clamp must be secured over the
outer sheath.
o It is advisable that your appliance is only installed in a location
where the ambient temperature of the room, corresponds with
the climate classification that is stated on the rating plate of your
appliance. Your appliance may not function correctly if the
ambient temperature falls outside of the following ranges.
Climate classification Appropriate ambient temperature
+10 to +32 degrees centigrade
+16 to +32 degrees centigrade
+18 to +38 degrees centigrade
+18 to +43 degrees centigrade
o Positioning the appliance requires two people in order to avoid
injuries or damage to the appliance.
o Your appliance should not be located in direct sunlight or
exposed to continuous heat or extremes of temperature (e.g.
next to a radiator or boiler). If this is not feasible, then you
should install an insulation plate between the appliance and the
adjacent heat source.
o You should check whether there is an electrical socket available,
which will be accessible after your appliance is installed.
o Place the appliance flatly and firmly on a solid base. The
appliance is fitted with adjustable feet on the front side, which
can be used to level the appliance.
o Anything positioned above the appliance must be at least 20 cm
away to allow sufficient cooling of the condenser. You must allow
a 10 cm gap to the rear and either side of the appliance.
o Be sure to leave enough space for the opening of the door, to
avoid damage to the appliance or personal injury.
o IMPORTANT: The vent at the base of the appliance is for
ventilation. Nothing should be placed in front of this vent;
otherwise your wine cabinet may not operate properly.
IMPORTANT: If your wine cabinet appears not to be
operating properly, before contacting the Baumatic
Customer Care Department, please refer to the
checklist below.
Appliance does not operate.
Temperature inside the appliance is too
Temperature inside the appliance is too
Moisture is forming on the inside of the
Moisture is forming on the outside of the
Abnormal display on the control panel.
Not plugged in.
The circuit breaker has tripped or the
fuse has blown.
The temperature controls are set too
warm. Set the temperature controls to a
cooler setting and allow several hours for
the temperature to stabilise.
The door is being kept open too long or is
being opened too frequently, which is
allowing warm air to enter the appliance.
The door is not closed completely.
The door gasket is not sealing correctly.
The appliance has recently been
disconnected from the mains supply; it
will take at least four hours for it to get
down to temperature again.
The temperature controls are set too
cold. Set the temperature controls to a
warmer setting and allow several hours
for the temperature to stabilise.
Check to ensure that the appliance is on
a level surface.
The appliance is touching the back wall
behind it. Reposition the appliance and
move it from the wall.
If vibration continues to occur, then turn
off the appliance and unplug it from your
mains supply. Then contact the Baumatic
Customer Care Department for
The door is slightly open.
The door is being kept open too long or is
being opened too frequently. Open the
door less often.
The door is not sealed properly.
The door is slightly open, causing cold air
from inside the appliance to meet warm,
moist air from the outside.
LO on the LED display indicates that the
temperature of the appliance is too low.
You should use the temperature increase
button to adjust the temperature.
HL on the LED display indicates that the
temperature of the appliance is set too
high. You should use the temperature
decrease button to adjust the
IMPORTANT: If your appliance appears not to be
operating correctly, then you should disconnect it
from your mains supply and then contact the
Baumatic Customer Care Department on
telephone number (0118) 933 6911.
Please note that if an engineer is asked to attend whilst the product is
under guarantee and finds that the problem is not the result of an
appliance fault, then you may be liable for the cost of the call out
The appliance must be accessible for the engineer to perform
any necessary repair. If your appliance is installed in such a
way that an engineer is concerned that damage will be caused
to the appliance or your kitchen, then he will not complete a
This includes situations where appliances have been tiled in,
sealed in with sealant, have wooden obstructions placed in
front of the appliance, like plinths. Or any installation other
than the one specified by Baumatic Ltd. has been completed.
Please refer to the conditions of guarantee that appear on the
warranty card that you receive with the appliance.
Baumatic consumables
o BC001 Degreaser for Dishwashers (200g)
o BC002 Descaler for Washing Machines and Dishwashers (200g)
o BC003 Ceramic Hob Cleaner (250ml)
o BC004 Oven Cleaner (250ml)
o BC005 Stainless Steel Cleaner and Protector (250ml)
o BC007 E-Cloth – General Purpose Cloth
o BC008 Microwave Cover
To order a Baumatic consumable product please call 0123 5437 244
and quote the product code. You can also order online from
Technical Data
Model Number
Product Category
Energy Efficiency Class (1)
Annual Energy Consumption (2)
Storage Volume of Fridge
Storage Volume of Freezer
Star Rating
Coldest Storage Temperature
Frost Free Compartments
Temperature Rise Time
Freezing Capacity
Climate Class (3)
Noise Level
Installation Type
2 – Refrigeration-cellar, Cellar and
wine storage appliances
190 kWh
110 litres
39 dB
This appliance is intended to be used exclusively for the storage of
(1) On a scale from A+++ (highest efficiency) to G (lowest efficiency).
(2) Annual energy consumption based on standard test results for 24
hours. The actual energy consumption will depend on how the
appliance is used and where it is located.
(3) This appliance is intended to be used at an ambient temperature
between “16°C” (lowest temperature) and “32°C” (highest
United Kingdom
Baumatic Ltd.,
Baumatic Buildings,
6 Bennet Road,
Reading, Berkshire
United Kingdom
Sales Telephone
(0118) 933 6900
Sales Fax
(0118) 931 0035
Customer Care Telephone
(0118) 933 6911
Customer Care Fax
(0118) 986 9124
Spares Telephone
(01235) 437244
Advice Line Telephone
(0118) 933 6933
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