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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 explosive 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
Special Cord Set Instructions. . . . . . . . . 2
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Using Your Wine Cellar . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Operating Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Temperature Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Mode Selection Procedure. . . . . . . . . . 5
Serving Wines/Temperature Chart. . . . . . 6
Storing Wines/Temperature Chart. . . . . . 7
Interior Light Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Cleaning and Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Wine Tips and Hints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Wine and Food Pairing Guide. . . . . . . . . 9
Troubleshooting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Warranty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Remove all packaging and any promotional
labels or stickers from your wine cellar.
Be sure that all parts (listed above) of your
new wine cellar have been included before
discarding any packaging materials. 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 shipping.
Different wines must be served at different
temperatures to optimize flavor. Your Private
Reserve™ Wine Cellar has 8 convenient
presets to keep each type of wine at the
temperature recommended by experts.
You’ll love the way this traditionally styled
countertop wine cellar looks in your kitchen.
With its smooth brushed stainless steel door,
tinted glass window, and soft interior lighting
that you can leave on or turn off, it’s an elegant
way to ensure that your favorite wines and
champagnes are beautifully displayed and
ready to serve.
1.Stainless steel veneered door with handle
2.Tinted double-pane window
3.LED display
5.Control panel
6.3 removable chrome wine racks
7.Interior light control
8.Circulating fan
1.Place your wine cellar on a flat surface
that is strong enough to support it when
fully loaded.
2.Allow 3" (76mm) of space on both sides
and rear of the wine cellar to allow proper
3.This wine cellar is designed to be
freestanding only, and should not be
recessed or built in (fully recessed).
4.Do not place heavy objects on top of the
5.Do not locate the unit in a moist place or
display in direct sunlight.
6.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.
7.Do not plug unit into the same outlet as a
refrigerator or microwave.
8.The unit’s cooling system operates
efficiently with an ambient temperature of
less than 70°F (21°C).
9.Gently place/slide the racks in the wine
10.Determine the best setting to use: refer to
the temperature guides for appropriate
storing or serving presets (see pages 6 to 7).
11.Place bottles inside the cooler.
12.Plug the power cord into a standard
electrical outlet.
13.This appliance has no serviceable parts.
If for any reason this product does not
function satisfactorily return to Cuisinart's
Authorized Service Center toll-free
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.
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).
Setting the temperature control (presets):
For your convenience, the Cuisinart™ Private
Reserve™ Wine Cellar is programmed with
eight presets, to accommodate any variety
of wine.
To change the preset temperature in the wine
cooler, simply press the Preset button until
the desired preset number (1 to 8) appears.
The following sections about storing and
serving wines (see pages 6 to 7) will advise
the optimal settings for your wine.
Mode selection procedure
Default setting: Mode 1
1.Press Preset button.
2.Choose Mode Number (1-8) by pressing Preset button repeatedly. Selected Mode Number
will blink for approximately 5 seconds.
3.LED display will show the corresponding preset temperature of the selected mode. It will
blink until the chosen mode temperature is reached.
Adjusting the temperature (Manual Setting)
Default setting: 7°C (45°F)
1. Press Manual Set button.
2.Press (+) or (-) button to adjust the temperature.
3. Press Manual Set for confirmation.
4. Temperature on LED display will blink until it reaches the desired temperature.
Choosing Fahrenheit or Celsius
Default setting: °C
1.Press °C/°F button to select temperature unit.
Controlling interior display light
Default setting: Light is off when door is closed/light is on when door is open.
1. Press the Display Light button to keep display light on all the time.
2. Press the Display Light button to return to default setting .
In the chart below, an asterisk (*) following a type of wine suggests the optimal setting for this wine.
If you have a variety of white wines in the cabinet, Preset #3 is recommended. A variety of red
wines should be set at Preset #4.
Wine Type
• Light red 7
• Full-bodied white* (e.g., French white
• Light red* (e.g., Beaujolais or Valpolicella)
• Medium reds* (e.g., Pinot Noir)
• Bolder reds* (e.g., Bordeaux, Rhône, Barolo, Chianti,
Cabernet Sauvignon)
• Champagne/sparkling wine
• Rosé*
• White wine*
• Champagne/sparkling wine*
• Light white
• Champagne/sparkling wine
• Fruit/dessert wine*
Storing wines at the proper temperature is important. Stored too cold, the aroma and flavor of the
wine will be diminished. Stored too warm, the flavor of the wine can become too harsh, flat in
flavor, or taste too strongly alcoholic.
Because it is carefully limited to a temperature range that will preserve and enhance wines, any
setting of the Cuisinart™ Private Reserve™ Wine Cellar is appropriate for storing most wines.
The only exceptions are:
– Champagne is best stored at presets 1, 2 or 3
– Red wine is best stored at presets 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8
Wine Type
• Red • Light red • White
• Fruit/dessert wine
• Red • Light red • White
• Fruit/dessert wine
• Red • Light red • White
• Fruit/dessert wine
• Red • Light red • White
• Fruit/dessert wine
• Red • Light red • White
• Fruit/dessert wine
• Light red • White
• Champagne/sparkling wine • Fruit/dessert wine
• Light red • White
hampagne/sparkling wine • Fruit/dessert wine
• Light red • White
• Champagne/sparkling wine • Fruit/dessert wine
The interior display light option allows you to
showcase your personal collection of wines.
To activate this feature, press the display light
switch. This switch is located on the control
panel (see Parts, page 3). The interior light will
remain ON permanently while in this position.
When in the OFF position, the interior light will
illuminate only when the door is opened.
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!
Always unplug the wine cooler before cleaning.
Do not use benzene, scrubbing brushes or
chemical cleaners, as these will damage the
unit. Use only a mild, nonabrasive cleanser to
clean the exterior of the cabinet. Clean the
stainless steel door and handle by wiping with
a damp cloth. Wash the inside surface with a
warm water and baking soda solution. The
solution should be about 2 tablespoons of
baking soda to a quart of water. Wash the racks
with a mild detergent solution. Always dry all
the parts with a clean dry cloth before plugging
the wine cooler back into the receptacle.
Wine and food Pairing Guide
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 cooler is on a level surface.
The door will not close properly
• The wine cooler is not on a level surface.
• The racks are out of position.
• A bottle is too long.
Fan is always running.
• This is simply a function of the cooling system. The lower the setting,
the more the fan will run. If the room is warmer than 70°F (21°C), it will
run more.
Unit has no power.
• Check the wall outlet for power. Make sure the outlet is not controlled
by a wall switch.
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 3" (76 mm) of space on both sides and
rear of unit.
• The room may be too hot. Example: if the ambient temperature
is 80°F (27°C) 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.
The unit does not operate.
• It may not be plugged into the wall socket.
• Make sure the wall socket is functional by testing another electrical appliance in the power socket.
The unit will not cool.
• Make sure there are at least 3 to 5 bottles in the unit.
Power is on.
• Allow at least 24 hours for the internal temperature to adjust properly.
• If the room temperature is above 75°F (24°C), the unit will not get below
51°F (11°C). Humidity does not affect the cooling ability of the unit. To
achieve accurate temperature control, the unit should not be used or
operated in any of the following locations:
— in a sunny place
— in a room with poor air circulation such as a garage
— near another heat-producing appliance (dishwasher, oven, refrigerator).
— with an outlet shared with a refrigerator, as the refrigerator will
drain power from the wine cellar.
— in a cabinet or closet. And remember to have at least 3" (76 mm)
of space on all sides of unit.
• The unit can be manually set using the + and – symbols.The minimum
setting is 45°F (7°C) and maximum is 68°F (20°C).
• The unit does not use any CFCs. There is no compressor inside this
• The unit uses about as much energy as a 100-watt light bulb.
Cuisinart™ Wine Cellar
This warranty supersedes all previous warranties
on the Cuisinart™ Private Reserve™ Wine Cellar.
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 state 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
material or workmanship under normal home use
for three years from the date of original purchase.
We suggest that you complete and return the
enclosed warranty registration card promptly
to facilitate verification of the date of original
purchase. However, return of the warranty
registration is not a condition of these warranties.
If your wine cellar should prove to be defective
within the warranty period, we will repair it
(or, if we think it necessary, replace it) without
charge to you. To obtain warranty service,
please call our Consumer Service Center
toll-free at 800-726-0190 or write to:
150 Milford Road
East Windsor, NJ 08520
To facilitate the speed and accuracy of your return,
please also enclose $10.00 for shipping and
handling of the product (California residents
need only supply proof of purchase and should
call 1-800-726-0190 for shipping instructions).
Please also be sure to include a return address,
description of the product defect, product serial
number, and any other information pertinent to the
product’s return. Please pay by check or money
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.
Your Cuisinart™ wine cellar has been
manufactured to strict specifications and has
been designed for use with the Cuisinart™ wine
cellar authorized accessories and replacement
parts for your model. These warranties expressly
exclude any defects or damages caused by
accessories, replacement parts or repair service
other than those that have been authorized by
These warranties exclude all incidental or
consequential damages. Some states do not
allow the exclusion of or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, so the foregoing
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
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, according to its
preference, 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 800-726-0190. Cuisinart will be
responsible for the cost of the repair, replacement,
and shipping and handling for such
nonconforming products under warranty.
Important: If the nonconforming product is to
be serviced by someone other than Cuisinart’s
Authorized Service Center, please remind the
service to call our Consumer Service Center to
ensure that the problem is properly diagnosed,
the product serviced with the correct parts, and
to ensure that the product is still under warranty.
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Version no.: CWC600 IB-6706A
Size: 152mm(W) x 203mm (H)
Total Pages: 12 pages
Material: Cover : 157gsm Matt Artpaper
Inside : 120gsm Gloss Artpaper
Coating: Gloss Varnishing on cover
Color: Cover:4C + 1C (Black)
Inside:1C + 1C (Black)
Date: 05-20-2006(amend P.4)
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