Marble is an excellent insulating material and is utilized in antique wine coolers to keep wine at an optimum temperature. Marble is an attractive material that makes for elegant, understated wine coolers that are simple and functional. There are no electrical components to the wine cooler, so it is easy to clean and maintain. Marble chips and scratches easily, so handle your marble wine cooler with the utmost care as the chips are difficult to repair. Ensure that you place the cooler on a surface that will not be spoiled by the condensation that forms on the outside.
Wipe the marble wine cooler down with a clean, damp cloth.
Place the wine cooler in the freezer an hour before use.
Remove the cooler from the freezer. Place the wine in the cooler and add ice if there is additional space. Not all coolers will have space for ice, and in most instances the marble is cool enough to keep your wine chilled. The cooler will keep the wine chilled for several hours. Add fresh ice if necessary.
Pour excess water and ice out of the cooler.
Rinse the wine cooler to clean. Dry with a soft cloth.
Do not use abrasive cleaners on your marble wine cooler.
Marble cracks and chips easily if dropped. Handle with care.
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