I'm about to buy my first real humidor (currently using an acrylic jar) and I have my eye on one but I'm hesitating because it doesn't mention that it has "sure seal technology". Does it matter?Thanks.
If you really want a traditional wood humidor don't cheap out. Buy an expensive one that is solid, not veneer and you will be happy. Go cheap and you will not be happy.
Awe, Bob, I thought you were going to post your usual bit about how to should be illegal to dupe newbs into thinking they 'need' a pretty, polished wood humidor, when what they really need is some Tupperware and some bovedas... you know, that post you have saved and can copy/paste when these people make their first post about pretty, polished wooden turds.
Bob_Luken: I'm looking at the Michelangelo from 1st Class Humidors. It looks solid enough and the user ratings are all positive. (Yes, I know they can be fake.)I have this same humidor. (I might have two of them). I keep them inside a coleman xtreme 70qt cooler. It is a Quality Importers humidor, if I'm not mistaken, and goes by different names on different websites. Even though your particular website may not mention the sure seal technology for this model, I'm betting that it would come with the little sure seal label stuck somewhere on the inside of the humidor. Unfortunately, I will not rate this humidor very high. I would only give you a 50/50 chance that humidor will hold a good seal, and even if it does, I am 90% certain you will become very frustrated for prolonged periods trying to maintain proper relative humidity.
Funny...one the one hand, some guys are saying go all out and get the highest quality (most expensive?) one, and on the other hand somebody is suggesting a Tupperware container. lolFunny, but true. And the Michelangelo humidor you are looking at is still considered budget friendly, or cheap by knowledgeable cigar enthusiasts, but will still be impressive looking to almost everyone else on the planet. The spanish cedar smells so good.
BTW, my humidor doesn't have to be pretty or polished...I just want it to work.And, if by "work" you mean keep you cigars stored at the proper humidity, then you would be better off with unconventional (plastic) storage. However, if you wish to impress your friends with a wooden humidor, (because, let's face it, plastic containers are not impressive,) You could always keep a wooden humidor inside a cooler and bring it out when guests are visiting. ( I don't ever do that myself, but I could.)
Thank you, Bob. FYI, I broke down and bought a Rubbermaid container on the way home. Probably holds about twenty cigars. This'll give me time to think.