We believe there are several misleading advertising practices regarding "stick count", fans, proper ventilation, and many other misleading claims that are intended to exaggerate humidor performance and storage capabilities
Stick Count -
How many cigars can you fit into a humidor? A favorite claim of our competitors, but nearly impossible to know without the size of the cigar, if the humidor is used for display or storage, number of shelves, boxed or unboxed, and several other variables. Every cigar smoker will store and display cigars differently. Always best to compare actual cabinet size.
Circulation Fan -
We believe humidity should soak in the cigars and a properly built humidor with the correct humidifier will achieve perfect moisture inside the cabinet. A fan can dry out some of the cigars closest to the moving air and has proven unnecessary in our humidor cabinets. There are of course exceptions in very large cabinets, or walk-in humidors, but for the majority of cabinets, there are no advantages of forced air movement.
Really need Spanish Cedar interior?
Yes, you do! American Red Cedar and Honduran Mahogany are substitutes offered with some other humidor builders, but they simply do not perform like 100% genuine Spanish Cedar for moisture absorption, mold resistance, and to repel tobacco beetles (yes they are real)!
Humidors that heat and cool
Many smaller refrigerator style humidors offer a heating and cooling function between 54 - 74 degrees. If your keeping your favorite cigars outside, this might be a nice feature. Otherwise, if you keep your cigars indoors, well...