frequently asked questions<<
8. What is the largest size bottle, can, etc... that will fit in the Cooper Cooler?
The Cooper Cooler will fit a container with a diameter that is not larger than 3.25 inches/82.55 millimeters. Most 750mL wine bottles will fit in the Cooper Cooler. Please note certain Champagne/sparkling wine bottles may not fit in the Cooper Cooler since they use thicker glass and therefore are of larger diameter than a typical 750mL wine bottle.
How does the Cooper Cooler compare to other beverage/drink chillers or Peltier/Thermo-electric chillers?
A) Peltier chillers which are also called thermo-electric chillers. Let's first quickly explain how these devices work using the Peltier Effect or Principle. Simply put, the Peltier Effect occurs when you run electricity through two dissimilar metals or through two dissimilar semi-conductor materials which causes one side to become hot and the other to become cold. The cold side is in direct contact with the metal of the chill chamber which in turn over time gets cold. This in turn chills the surrounding air. The wine bottle is placed into the unit in a vertical orientation through an opening on top of the unit into the chill chamber. These devices are only useful for maintaining your wine bottle's current temperature and are not useful for rapidly chilling a warm wine bottle. In fact, the more truthful marketers of these devices will even state in their instruction manual that the wine bottle must already be chilled before using their device or else it will take hours to chill it down to a realistic serving temperature. A regular refrigerator will actually chill much faster than these devices since they are completely sealed to allow the cold air to do its job of chilling the bottle. As stated these devices do not completely enclose the entire wine bottle and hence whatever cold air is produced can easily escape. Because of this, some manufacturers include a collar to wrap around the bottle's neck to prevent this, however this still does not do much for chilling the bottle.
HOW DOES THE
COOPER COOLER COMPARE: The Cooper Cooler is over 100 times faster
than these Peltier devices because ice cold water is a much more efficient
means of transferring cold versus cold air. To quantify the difference,
water is 800 times denser than air at sea level and in turn makes it a
perfect chill transfer medium. Even super cold air at -100°F/-73°C would
not beat the transfer abilities of ice cold water at 32°F/0°C. There are
other scientific reasons why water is a perfect cold transfer medium, but
are beyond the scope of this FAQ section. Also, these Peltier devices can
only be used on wine bottles. Simply put, the Cooper Cooler is much faster
and more versatile in what it can chill than these devices. The only real
way to use these Peltier devices is to chill your wine with a Cooper
Cooler and use these devices to maintain their temperature when it is a
hot day if you are not able to drink it fast enough before it starts to
B) Water and ice based chillers with an impeller at the bottom. In these products, the wine bottle is placed in an upright or vertical orientation and the user places ice and water that surrounds the bottle. There is also a product that is a variation on this in that it has frozen chilling packets that are used in place of ice cubes. These chilling packets still need to be frozen ahead of time in the freezer just like regular ice cubes and are actually less efficient than ice cubes for chilling. In addition, they will only last to chill one wine bottle. At the bottom of the unit is an impeller or propeller that then swishes the cold water around the stationary bottle.
HOW DOES THE COOPER COOLER COMPARE: The Cooper Cooler is 2-3 times faster than these chillers because of the rotating of the beverage container which allows for much faster cooling of the internal liquid contents. Also, the fact that the re-circulating ice cold water (32°F/0°C) is being sprayed continuously over the beverage in a smooth or laminar manner allowing for a much more efficient cold transfer over the beverage container's surface--this is the reason why our NO SPIN mode is still faster than these chillers. In addition, these wine chillers are not very easy to use for chilling smaller single-serve beverage containers like beer, soda, water cans or bottles. Our Cooper Cooler was specifically designed to be versatile in the variety and size of beverage containers it can chill.
10) Why is it important to serve wine at the proper temperature?
11) What is the proper or ideal serving temperature for wine?
wines need to be served at different temperatures.
to a link that has a basic wine chilling temperature chart. The Cooper
Cooler makes it easy to chill your warm room temperature wine to the
proper serving temperature in minutes without all the guess work or hassle
of conventional chill methods.
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