Le Cache Contemp 3800 Chocolate #738
We also offer an extended warranty with enhanced coverage for our wine cabinets and cooling units.
All wine cabinets from Le Cache come with a choice of 3 energy-efficient CellarPro cooling units included in the price of the wine cabinet. The 3 CellarPro cooling units are dimensionally sized exactly alike, and therefore they are interchangeable. However, the 3 cooling units differ in terms of their BTUH cooling output and the level of noise that they produce. Each of the 3 cooling units is discussed below.
For more information about sizing the best cooling unit for your cabinet, refer to our Cooling Unit Buying Guide for Wine Cabinets.
The 1800QTL-ECX is our quietest cooling unit, and is designed exclusively for residential use in a temperature-controlled environment. The 1800QTL-ECX is appropriate for all credenzas, Model 1400 and Model 2400 wine cabinets. It also can be used in larger Model 3100, Model 3800 and Model 5200 wine cabinets, provided that the desired cellar temperature is closer to 60F than 55F.
This unit should not be used in ducted applications, or paired with our front duct hood.
Key Stats: 1065 BTUH at 55F, 41 dbA installed in a cabinet.
The 1800QT-ECX cooling unit is approximately 30% more powerful and 4 decibels louder than The 1800QTL-ECX cooling unit. It is designed for residential use in a temperature-controlled environment. The 1800QT-ECX easily can maintain 55F in our largest wine cabinets.
This unit can be used with our front duct hood.
Key Stats: 1380 BTUH at 55F, 45 dbA installed in a cabinet.
The 1800XT-ECX is approximately 5% more powerful and 3 decibels louder than The 1800QT-ECX cooling unit, because it uses more powerful fans. As a result, The 1800XT-ECX is ideally suited for garage environments (with temperatures ranging from 40F to 95F), commercial environments (where the cellar is frequently accessed) and installations with our front-duct hood..
Key Stats: 1456 BTUH at 55F, 48 dbA installed in a cabinet.
1800XTS-ECX cooling units, approximately 30% more powerful than 1800XT-ECX cooling units, also can be used inside Le Cache wine cabinets for an additional charge. Please call us at 707.794.8000 for more information and/or to order.
Specs & Resources
Size: 58w x 29d x 86h (in)
Weight: 475 lbs
115V AC / 60 Hz
Running / Startup Amps (compressor)
- CellarPro 1800QTL-ECX: 2.4 Amps / 14.2 Amps
- CellarPro 1800QT-ECX: 2.9 Amps / 20.1 Amps
- CellarPro 1800XT-ECX: 3.0 Amps / 20.1 Amps
Thermal Load Calculations
Capacity: 458 bottles
Double Deep storage
Racked Slots: 408 bottles (3.8 inch slots)
Bulk Space: approximately 50 bottles (stacked)
2 Years (Cabinet) / 5 Years (Cooling Unit)
Optional Extended Warranty
Click on one of the following links for more information:
- Owner's Manual
- Cooling Unit Selection Guide
- Wine Cabinet Delivery & Inspection Instructions
- Wine Cabinet Filter: Top View
- Top View Drawings
- Adjustable Humidity Performance Chart
- Wine Cabinet Monthly Operating Cost
- Cooling Unit Sound Performance
- Interactive Product Demo
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- Premium Cherry wood veneer
- Hardwood door and furniture trim
- Stainless bar pull and security lock
- Double-pane tinted glass
- Foil-backed polyisocyanurate insulation
- CellarPro energy-efficient cooling unit (made in USA)
- Electronic Thermostat and Digital Display
- Adjustable Humidity Control
- Energy-Saver and Quick-Chill Modes
- Audible and Visual Alarms
- SB/0™ Technology - Flush against the Wall
- Top-vent exhaust
- High Performance Air Filtration System
- All-wood Interlock racks
- Universal racking fits oversized bottles
- Low-heat interior light
- Optional bottle probe
- Five-year warranty on the cooling system
- Two-year warranty on entire cabinet
- Optional Extended Warranty
- In-stock items ship within 5-7 days
Top intake will allow you to place your wine cabinet flush against the wall; however, in order to operate properly, a cabinet with top intake MUST have sufficient clearance ABOVE the cabinet. If sufficient clearance does not exist, rear intake should be selected, and 3-4 inches of clearance must be provided BEHIND the wine cabinet. Regardless, the sides of the cabinet always need to be open - in other words, placement in an enclosed space, alcove or closet will not work unless our front-vent hood is used. Click on our placement requirements tab for more information.
Does the unit really need a dedicated circuit?
A: Yes, our units require dedicated circuits. When we say "dedicated circuit", we mean that the circuit shouldn't have any items that require heavy draws of electricity - eg other appliances, vacuum cleaners, big-screen TVs, blow-dryers - on the same circuit as the cooling unit. Lighting, computers or other low-draw items shouldn't be a problem on the same circuit.
Do I need the condensate drain line?
A: You don't need the drain line because our wine cabinets are constructed to be airtight when the doors are closed, and the cooling unit has a drain pan to catch excess condensation, which is burned off as the cooling unit runs.
Why does the fan run without the compressor?
A: We've programmed our fans to stay "on" for 3 minutes after the compressor turns "off", and then every 15 minutes thereafter , to recirculate moisture inside the cabinet. This fan cycle is extremely energy efficient, and increases the humidity inside the cabinet.
Ratings & Reviews
Le Cache 3800
This is my second Le Cache wine cabinet, with my first purchase over 15 years ago. Even with high expectations, I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the construction and finish (chocolate cherry), excellent racking (accommodating pinot bottles without issue) and a very quiet cooling unit (much quieter than unit in older cabinet). Customer service is top-notch, from ordering to delivery and follow-up. I am extremely happy with the unit.
Perfect Addition after remodel
by Ray B.
We just completed a major home remodel and we wanted to upgrade to a larger wine cabinet that also matched our new home decor. We could not be happier with our purchase. The cabinet has a beautiful wood finish and the cooling unit is very quiet. The racking dimensions and configuration are excellent for our large format bottles and irregularly sized 750 ml bottles. We have only had the cabinet for a couple of months but so far it is performing wonderfully and looks fantastic.
Beautiful Wine Cabinet
by Melissa K.
Thank you, Le Cache, for your excellent customer service and beautiful wine cabinet. We bought the 3800 and can't wait to fill it up!
Surpassed my Expectations
by Ken A.
The cabinet quality surpassed my expectations. The cooling unit is
quiet and the controls do what they are supposed to do. Very impressed
with this 3800.
by Fernando Salazar
I PURCHASED MTY SECOND WINE CELLAR FROM LE CACHE ABOUT 6 MONTHS AGO AND IS WORKING BEAUTIFULLY THESE GUYS KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING AND THE SERVICE BEFORE AND AFTER PURCHASE IS UNPARALLED
Great company to do business with
by James O.
I have dealt with a lot of companies buying different things, and I think I have to put your company at the top, great service, worked with me to get the item on time, the salesmen were fine, no problem, delivery was very prompt
by Juan C.
Our cabinet arrived in perfect condition and the two delivery people did a superhuman job in getting it into our home and installing it. It is a beautiful cabinet and, so far, it is working very well. The only wasted space is the space behind the door frame divider since we can only fit one bottle in that slot [though this space is not included in Le Cache bottle count figures]. Also, we are finding that some bottles are too long to place two bottles per slot (Don Melchor bottles). We have to angle these bottles.
by Michael S.
Phone support prior to and after order was fantastic!