Operating instructions | Cuisinart CWC-1200DZ Refrigerator User Manual

Dual Zone Private Reserve® Wine Cellar
For your safety and continued enjoyment of this product, always read the instruction book carefully before using.
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.
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2
PARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
Using Your Wine Cellar
Proper Air Circulation
Electrical Requirements
Leveling Your Wine Cellar
Installation Limitations
Installing the Water Tray
Dual Zone Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
INTERIOR LIGHT CONTROL . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5
CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE . . . . . . . . . .5
General Cleaning
Power Interruptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
WINE TIPS AND HINTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6
WINE AND FOOD PAIRING . . . . . . . . . . . . .8
TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9
WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock or personal injury, unplug or disconnect
the appliance from the power supply before
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.
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.
1) Removable Shelves
2) Tempered Glass Doors
3) Adjustable Temperature Controls (not shown)
NOTE: Do not
remove the
grounding prong.
4) Leveling Legs
5) Water Tray (not shown)
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 Canada.
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™ Dual Zone 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.
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.
Important: When using the wine cellar for the
first time, allow at least 48 hours for the
internal temperature to adjust properly. Make
sure there are at least 1 to 3 bottles in both
Leveling your Wine Cellar
Using your 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.
Place your wine cellar on a flat surface that is
strong enough to support it when fully loaded.
(Please note that the leg that stands on the hinge
is the shorter leg.)
Allow at least 3 inches between the rear of the unit
and the wall.
Leveling legs can be adjusted by turning them
clockwise to raise the wine cellar or by turning
them counterclockwise to lower the cellar.
Gently place/slide the racks in the wine cellar.
Installation Limitations
Plug the power cord into a standard electrical
outlet and the unit will turn on automatically to the
default setting.
Do not place heavy objects on top of the unit.
Do not locate the unit in a moist place or display in
direct sunlight.
Place bottles inside the cellar.
Determine the best setting to use: refer to the
temperature guide for appropriate serving
temperatures (see page 7).
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.
The unit’s cooling system operates efficiently with
an ambient temperature of less than 70°F (21°C).
Do not install your wine cellar in any location not
properly insulated or heated (garage, etc).
Proper Air Circulation
Select a suitable location for the wine cellar on a
hard, level and 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 interference.
To ensure 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 connections.
Allow 5 inches of space for the right side and 3
inches of space for both the left and rear sides of
the wine cellar for proper ventilation.
To ensure proper internal air circulation, do not
overfill your wine cellar.
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.
This wine cellar is designed to be freestanding
only, and should not be recessed or built in
(fully recessed).
NOTE: Allow enough space in the front of
the unit to open the door 120°.
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.
Electrical Requirements
Do not plug unit into the same outlet as a
refrigerator or microwave.
Make sure there is a suitable power outlet
(120 volts, 15 amps) with proper grounding to
power the wine cellar.
For this model, when the ambient temperature
is 77˚F, the lowest temperature that can be
reached is 46-48˚F. When ambient temperature
is 70˚F, the cabinet temperature can reach
approximately 39-41˚F.
To install the water tray, simply slide it in from the
rear of the cellar along the track, which is located
beneath the cabinet body.
Temperature Adjustments/Control
Your wine cellar has two lights for your viewing
pleasure. The interior display light option allows
you to showcase your personal collection of wines.
To activate this feature, press the display light
button. The interior light will remain on until the
light button is pressed again. Under normal
operation it is best for the light to remain off.
Important note: In order to operate efficiently,
thermoelectric products should be in an
environment with an ambient temperature of
not more than 70°F (21°C).
Dual Zone Operation
Setting the temperature controls (manually)
At any time, you can manually adjust the
temperature. Simply press the - button on the
chosen zone control panel to lower the
temperature and the + button to increase the
temperature. Refer to wine storage chart on page
7 for recommended temperature settings.
Warning: To avoid electric shock, always
unplug your wine cellar before cleaning.
Ignoring this warning may result in injury
or death.
The built-in microprocessor will not allow the
user to set the temperature above 68°F (20°C)
or below 39°F (7°C) because wine should not
be stored outside this range. 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
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 to 4 tablespoons
of baking soda mixed with warm water. Use
sponge or soft cloth, dampened with the cleaning
solution, to wipe down the interior and exterior of
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.
NOTE: White wine temperature is kept at a
lower temperature than red wine. Please note
that the actual cabinet temperature in a
thermal electric unit is dependent on the
ambient temperature. You may set the cabinet
temperature within range but the unit may not
reach that temperature.
Zone Control
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 power has been restored,
replug the power cord into the AC outlet.
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™
Dual Zone 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 choose.
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!
• Dessert wine/Ice wine
• Champagne/Sparkling wine
• Light whites (e.g., Riesling, Chablis, Chardonnay)
• Beaujolais/Rosé
• General storage
• All wines white and red
• Juicy and fruity wines
• Madeira/Tawny Port
• Chianti, Zinfandel, Valpolicella
• Rioja, Pinot Noir
• Burgundy, Cabernet, Merlot
• Bordeaux/Shiraz
• Vintage Port
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 3 inches of space on left side and rear
of unit, with 5 inches on the right side.
• 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 48 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 buildup 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 Warranty
If your Cuisinart™ Dual Zone Private Reserve® Wine Cellar
should prove to be defective within the warranty period,
we will repair or, if we think necessary, replace it. To obtain
warranty service, please call our Customer Service Center
toll-free at 1-800-726-0190 or write to: Cuisinart, 7811
North Glen Harbor Blvd., Glendale, AZ 85307. To facilitate
the speed and accuracy of your return, enclose $10.00
for shipping and handling. (California residents need only
supply a proof of purchase and should call 1-800-7260190 for shipping instructions.) Please be sure to include
your return address, description of the product’s defect,
product serial number, and any other information pertinent
to the return. Please pay by check or money order. 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 in-transit damage or for packages that
are not delivered to us. Lost and/or damaged products are
not covered under warranty.
This warranty is available to consumers only. You are
a consumer if you own a Cuisinart™ Dual Zone 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™ Dual Zone 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 recommend that you visit our website,
www.cuisinart.com for a fast, efficient way to complete
your product registration. However, product registration
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 manufacture.
Your Cuisinart™ Dual Zone Private Reserve® Wine Cellar
has been manufactured to the strictest specifications
and has been designed for use only with authorized
accessories and replacement parts. This warranty
expressly excludes any defects or damages caused by
accessories, replacement parts or repair service other
than those authorized by Cuisinart. This warranty does not
cover any damage caused by accident, misuse, shipment
or other than ordinary household use. This warranty
excludes all incidental or consequential damages. Some
states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of these
damages, so these exclusions may not apply to you. You
may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
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 that 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 neither of the above two options results 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 1-800-726-0190. 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 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 to ensure that the product is
still under warranty.
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G IB-10003
Version no : IB-10003
Fold Size: 203X152MM Saddle Stitiched 12PP
Material (Cover): 157gsm matt artpaper
(Inside): 120gsm gloss artpaper
Coating: Gloss Varnishing in cover
Color (Cover): 4C(CMYK)+1C(BK)
(Inside): 1C(BK)+1C(BK)
Date: Jul-08-2010
Co-ordinator: Andy WS
Hugo Description
PDF version : CWC1200DZ IB-10003(0,0) BOOK
Hugo Code : ERA0004IB-1-1
Color Series: Non
Remark: Quality request (1)
Operator : Rong
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