Four Things to consider when choosing a humidor


You’ve purchased some fine cigars or received them as a gift. 

But, there’s one problem. 

You still don’t have a humidor! 

While you may know a humidor is the best way to keep your cigars fresh, you have no idea what to look for when buying one. 

 We can help. 

 Here are some considerations:

Consider price

While they come in many sizes, styles, and price ranges, you don’t have to spend a lot to get a good humidor. Good humidors that control the temperature and humidity can be had for less than $60.

Ask yourself “How many cigars will I need to keep fresh?

If you are like most cigar smokers, you don’t need a 7-drawer humidor that will hold hundreds of cigars.  Rather, something more practical in size.  Desk-top size humidors hold around 25 cigars and are perfect for most smokers.

It’s got to be lined with cedar

Cedar lining helps a humidor regulate the humidity and the air flow. Anything else won't maintain as even and optimal a temperature as a cedar humidor.

 Season the humidor to create the microclimate

Spend 7 days preparing your humidor by seasoning it before storing the cigars in it. It’s a simple 2-step process:

  • Prime the humidifier by soaking the humidity beads or sponge, then placing it in the humidor.
  • Place a cup of distilled water in the humidor and blot the walls with a very-slightly damp towel. Close the humidor and allow to set for 7 days. Then, remove the cup of water. Your humidor is ready for the cigars.

Presenting the CaseElegance Solid wood humidor.

Case Elegance humidor

At CaseElegance, our humidor has an interior made of real Spanish cedar and an attractive cherry veneer external finish. It is light, but of solid construction. The perfect home for the finest cigars!