Today, I don’t have a cigar review for you, but I’ve got the NewAir CC-100H on the review block. It’s my first time using a humidor of this style to store my cigars, so I was eager to get this thing setup and rocking.
The package that arrived to my house was very secure and padded so as to not break the glass door and components. Corners were reinforced with plastic, the whole thing was packed tightly in styrofoam, and the door had padding all around the glass.
A lock and pentagonal key as well as instructions and a plastic tray intended to house a humidity source are all included with the package. Around the glass door, there is stainless steel trim covering an airtight seal.
This temperature controlled humidor (or wineador, really) retails for $299.95. It’s 14 inches wide, 19 inches tall, and 19.5 inches deep. The compact unit claims it can hold up to 250 cigars.
In my experience, I can see this thing maybe going beyond 200 if you have all singles, but once you start storing boxes, your capacity would drop significantly.
Inside, there are two cedar shelves and one tray with a built in analog hygrometer – a pet peave of mine due to those devices’ inability to give accurate readings. All the way at the top of the humidor, there is a blue light that shines down but doesn’t exactly illuminate every shelf. It can be turned on and off with a button next to the temperature controls at the top of the door.
A previous model of this unit only boasted cooling functionality, but this model adds heating. This makes for a good all-seasons-and-regions humidor that can be properly adjusted to still retain proper temperature and humidity regardless of where you live and what the weather is like.
I was able to evaluate the CC-100H for nearly a month, and I am pleased to report that it functions flawlessly. It holds temperature within one degree, and the seal is phenomenal. Humidity was very consistent, though I do recommend using a well-calibrated digital hygrometer instead of the included analog unit.
This humidor is a great option for any cigar lover with a collection of anywhere from 50 to 200 cigars or if you simply want some overflow space like myself. I usually recommend buying humidors three times the size of your current collection because we all know we’ll fill them up.
In the case of this NewAir, when used for it’s intended purpose in regards to capacity, it is a very reliable and consistent option that I highly recommend. I actually intend to begin storing all my review cigars in this unit so I can assure proper storage without fluctuation commonly found in traditional cedar humidors. This one’s a winner from NewAir, and I can only hope they someday make a giant version of this thing!
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