Cigar lovers know what’s important when it comes to storing their ‘precious little treasures’. It’s about having the right humidity and great hygiene. But that’s not all… let us introduce you to the Liebherr humidor. It has many special features that will improve the quality of your cigars.
“It’s not the price of a cigar that makes it a luxury, it’s the time you spend with it.” (Author unknown)
The Liebherr ZKes 453 humidor offers cigar lovers the perfect microclimate for storing cigars. It is designed with innovative technology and fully customisable humidity settings.
For hand-made cigars, proper storage is particularly important. A balanced mix of temperature and humidity is the key to achieving the best flavour. Premium cigars are both delicate and sensitive, so storing them incorrectly is likely to spoil them!
A Climate That Mirrors The Country Of Origin
Cigars that have been stored correctly have a soft, elastic outer wrap. Pleasantly heavy to hold, they have a rich aroma that is typical of their region of origin. Storage conditions that are similar to the climates found in their tropical home allow you to keep cigars optimally.
The Liebherr ZKes 453 humidor excels at mimicing the tropical climate.
Humidity: The Most Important Factor When Storing Cigars
The humidor achieves optimal humidity through a 1-litre reservoir of distilled water. Airflow is guided across the surface of the water in the reservoir by a special fan. The humidity absorbed in this manner is then distributed around the appliance. The cigars can thus be stored for up to 3 months without maintenance.
Since stored items might also contribute to higher humidity levels than desired, the humidor also has a dehumidification valve. Excess humidity is detected and humid air is expelled from the storage area. The magic happens by using a dehumidification valve to an external evaporator, where it condenses.
Cedar Wood Supports The Release Of Moisture
The interior has two storage shelves and two presentation boxes made from Spanish cedar wood. This is the same wood from which cigar boxes are traditionally made. This wood absorbs and releases humidity evenly. Cigar collectors can use the humidor to store both individual cigars and boxes of cigars. The two fully removable cedar wood boxes present the cigars beautifully and, with a net capacity of 39 litres, the humidor offers plenty of space for both short and long term storage.
68% Humidity Is Ideal
The humidor protects the quality of premium cigars thanks to a combination of touch screens and a highly reliable humidity sensor. If cigars are stored at too low a humidity level, they dry out and lose their aroma. And with excess humidity, the valuable tobacco can start to get mouldy. A humidity level between 68% and 75% is ideal for cigar storage. The sooner the cigars are to be smoked, the closer the humidity should be to 68%.
Ideal storage temperature is between 16°C and 20°C. In the humidor, two separately adjustable control circuits create the optimum environment according to requirements. It’s stainless steel housing and glass door is an eye-catching facade. You can adjust the lighting brightness with dimmable LED lighting, which is integrated into the door . LED lighting is extremely energy efficient and emits less heat than conventional neon lighting. This ensures that it does not influence the interior temperature.
Hygienic Interior And Activated Charcoal Filter That Traps Odours
As a natural product, cigars need a hygienically spotless storage environment. The materials used in the humidor’s interior offer optimum security. All wooden parts can be removed and cleaned individually. The plastic in both the interior and the water reservoir is easy to wipe clean; the water bowl is dishwasher safe.
An activated charcoal filter ensures that the interior air is, and remains, free from contaminating odours. Furthermore, the temperature and humidity indicators can be read from the outside, so the door doesn’t have to be opened to monitor conditions. This reducing the risk of spores and parasites entering the appliance and damaging the quality of the cigars. Obviously, no one wants that – especially not an aficionado!
Too many words and not enough images? Here are two videos showing you more about Liebherr Humidors, and the technology utilised in Humidors in general. Click to enjoy!
Xinni Petrova-Chua, 2020, “LIEBHERR HUMIDOR FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LITTLE TREASURES”, Freshmag by Liebherr, accessed 02 Oct 20, <https://blog.liebherr.com/appliances/my/liebherr-humidor/>