Glass Top Cigar Humidors

Glass Top Cigar Humidors


Cigar humidors are used to store, contain, preserve and display a fine collection of cigars. Available in all sorts of shapes and sizes one can even get the humidor custom made as per requirement. Cigar humidors are of vital importance for any serious cigar enthusiast.

Prices range from a modest $50 for a simple wooden box to several thousands for a chic, handmade display case that strives for utmost flawless perfection and gracefulness.

Perhaps what matters most when it comes to a cigar humidor is its climate cooling system. The cooling system endeavors to keep the cigars fresh, preserving both the look and the taste of the cigars over long periods of time. Advanced systems monitor temperature and humidity. For instance, in the Climatech model by Vigilant, manufacturer of custom made humidors and cabinets, the system gets heated, cooled, humidifies or dehumidifies automatically as a response to its surroundings. Boasting digital controls it functions without maintenance for up to 90 days and can hold 2600 cigars.

Besides the standard humidor, travel, cabinet, and glass top humidors are also of interest to the true cigar enthusiast. For a cigar smoker who does not wish to be burdened by the sheer weight of a cabinet humidor but would like a distinctive touch to his or her prized collection of fine cigars, glass top humidors are a great choice. Glass top humidor is not a reference to the design and the materials. It is more of a “desktop” humidor.

The glass top humidor enjoys popularity for a number of reasons. Firstly, it costs less than for a cabinet humidor. Internet searches say that glass top humidors come for less than $200 in various shapes and sizes. Cigar capacities may vary from 25 to 200.

Those who have more than 200 cigars to store would consider buying chest-sized or cabinet humidors. For cabinet humidors, the most commonly used interior wood is the Spanish cedar wood as it maintains humidity levels and adds aroma to the cigar.

One added contribution that glass top humidors have to make is that they will nearly always proffer external hygrometers (the gauge for determining the internal humidity concentrations.) The significance of this lies at two levels. Firstly, if the glass top humidor requires to be exposed every time to settle on the humidity levels, on each occasion that the case is opened, the humidity level is bound to vary. This can result in the humidifier being worked above its capacity and perhaps failing.

Secondly, one must monitor and scrutinize the levels to conclude on the efficiency of the humidor and whether the humidor can fail under any circumstances.

Again, glass top humidors, otherwise known as desktop humidors, are a minor investment and cigar enthusiasts can derive sufficient pleasure out of purchasing the same.