If you’re the proud owner of a Sub-Zero wine cooler, then you know how important it is to keep it clean and in good condition. Neglecting to do so can lead to all sorts of problems, from unpleasant smells to a broken Sub-Zero Wine Storage Unit. In this blog post, we will give you step-by-step instructions on how to clean a Sub-Zero wine cooler’s interior.

How to Clean a Sub-Zero Wine Cooler

Keep your wine collection in perfect condition by following these easy steps!

Step 1: Remove Racks

Before removing the rack, remove all bottles from the machine.

To remove racks, pull them out to their full extension, then tilt up and lift them off. Note: The top two racks in the upper compartment and the top rack in the lower compartment cannot be repositioned.

Did you know? The racks’ natural cherrywood panels may be stained or replaced to match your current cabinets.

Step 2: Clean interior surfaces.

Now we can discuss how to clean a Sub-Zero wine cooler. To clean interior surfaces, use a mild solution of soap and warm water mixed with baking soda. Make sure you don’t use vinegar or alcohol-based cleaners.

Avoid getting the cherrywood surface, control panel, and lights wet.

Step 3: Clean exterior glass.

Wipe down the UV-protective glass with a standard glass cleaner and a clean, dry cloth.

How to Clean a Sub-Zero Wine Cooler Condenser

Now that you know how to clean a Sub-Zero wine cooler’s interior, it’s time to clean the less visible parts–the condenser!

If you’re like most wine enthusiasts, your collection of bottles keeps growing and growing. And with that growth comes the need for more storage space – preferably in a climate-controlled environment like a Sub-Zero wine cooler. But what happens when your wine cooler starts to show signs of wear and tear? To keep your wine storage running smoothly, follow these steps to clean the condenser.

FAQ: How often do I need to clean my Sub-Zero Wine Storage Condenser?

Answer: Clean the condenser on a regular basis, at least once every six months or once every year to ensure that it is functioning properly. Failure to clean the condenser might lead to temperature drop, mechanical failure, or damage.

Step 1: Turn off the power.

First, press the POWER button on your wine cooler

Step 2: Remove the louvered kickplate

  • For Column models, open the door to access the kickplate.
  • Remove the lower drawer of Designer Tall unit for more room if necessary.
Clean a Sub-Zero Wine Cooler Condenser

Photo by Sub-Zero

Step 3: Clean the condenser

Vacuum the condenser area to remove dust and lint. A soft bristle brush attachment is perfect for this task, as it will be able to suck up all those pesky particles that accumulate on your Sub-Zero wine cooler over time!

If the vacuum isn’t able to reach behind the screen, use an air compressor on a low setting or a can of compressed air to clean out the condenser.

Don’t have a soft bristle attachment on your vacuum? A paintbrush, air compressor on a low setting, or compressed air can all be used to clean the condenser.

Warning! Condenser cleaning chemicals and degreaser are available from a variety of vendors as well as online. They aren’t required to clean a Sub-Zero condenser, and Sub-Zero does not recommend them.

Step 4: Turn your Sub-Zero Wine Storage back on and monitor

Turn on the unit and keep an eye on the temperatures. It might take up to 24 hours for temperatures to return to normal after condenser cleaning. Not sure about temperature settings? Learn more about the ideal Sub-Zero wine cooler temperature settings here.

Though cleaning a Sub-Zero wine cooler is not difficult, it’s important to do it properly so that your appliance continues to function well and keeps your wine at the perfect temperature.

Make sure you clean both the interior and exterior of the unit on a regular basis and also remember to clean the condenser every 6-12 months. Now that you know how to clean a Sub-Zero wine cooler, you can keep your wine fridge in great condition and ensure that your favorite vintages always taste their best.

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