When you invest in a cigar humidor, you will want to make sure that you take proper care of it. After all, you will want it to last a very long time and you will want to make sure it keeps your cigars at the right humidity. How should you take care of your new humidor? Does it need regular cleaning? Should you regularly wipe down the inside of it to keep it clean? These are all very normal and good questions to have when owning a humidor. Now, let’s address how to care of the interior of your humidor since this is where your cigars will be stored and you will want to make sure they are stored properly.
So, should you wipe down the inside of your cigar humidor to keep it clean? This depends on many factors. Does the humidor actually need cleaning? Over time your humidor will build up cigar dust and debris which will make it quite dirty on the inside. The build up of cigar dust and debris could affect the cigars in the device, so it would be a good idea to cleaning it. A proper wipe down of inside of your humidor will clean it right up.
In addition, if you wipe down the inside of the humidor properly, it will actually maintain its moisture and humidity level better which will only improve your smokes. Remember, wiping down your humidor is not something that you should do on a daily basis, but from time to time, it certainly is a good idea. However, it is important that you clean it in the proper manner, so you do not damage it.
If you wish to wipe down the inside of your humidor, you will need two things: a lint free cloth and distilled water. Under no circumstances should you ever use tap water because the minerals and chemicals in the tap water can definitely damage the delicate cedar wood of the device. Instead, use only pure distilled water. By choosing a lint free cloth, you can make sure to not leave any particles on the wood, which could be damaging to the humidity levels inside your humidor.
When you wipe down the inside of the device, make sure the cloth is only damp with the distilled water, not dripping. Then, carefully wipe down the inside without scrubbing. A quick swipe is all you really need to do. This will get rid of any debris left on the walls and floor of the humidor without damaging it. If you do this from time to time, you can make sure that your humidor lasts for many years to come.
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