i returned the CC-100. i was just soooooo frustrated by it. there may have been some smell from the cedar but i took those out day 1 and put new-paper in it for 4 days.........and then began the full scale cleaning process. the cedar had a weird smell to it, like chemicals.........so after 2 months i just said to myself, "screw it"
i ordered an AW-181 which has more room for less money, and i was planning on ordering drawers from wineadors.com anyways, so the savings i was able to apply to the drawers.
so now i have 100% natural briquettes and my cigars in a Tupperware container b/c there was still a little factory smell. no where near what the CC-100 had. (see picture).
new issue - everything was going great and the humidor was running for 1.5 weeks and then 2 days ago, all of a sudden, there was a wining noise coming from it. it's high pitch and sounds like its coming from a fan inside...like the bearings are bad or something like that. when i set it for lower temperatures the whining increasing a lot but then decreases when i put the temp back at 65. even at 65, i can hear it start to whine while i'm watching TV.
i don't know if this is just how it is or if this is a defect. i whining might make me go crazy...........or crazier than i already am. let me know if this is your experience with newair wineadors!
thanks in advance