I am typically requested by my clients if Sub Zero fridges are well worth the cash. My reply is at all times the identical – possibly. Let me clarify…
If you’re speaking about longevity, general high quality, and meals preservation, my reply is at all times completely! And if the worth tag suits in your finances, it’s a no-brainer to me. I owned one just a few years in the past and may let you know my strawberries lasted as much as two weeks (which was unbelievable contemplating my produce division background!); cheese left on a plate (as an experiment) did not mildew or crust over after a month; and an opened container of ice cream was nonetheless recent after discovering it greater than a month and a half later.
Sub Zero claims a household can save as a lot as $25 every week in meals spoilage due to the twin refrigeration system. I at all times thought that was an exaggerated declare till I owned one and estimated I used to be saving roughly $10 every week as a bachelor. If you’re a Costco shopper and like to purchase issues just like the multi pack of Romaine lettuce and discover you may’t make it previous two head earlier than they spoil, the extra humid compartment Sub Zero offers will provide you with extra time to complete the bundle of lettuce.
A significant benefit of getting a twin refrigeration system as Sub Zero has is longevity. The typical lifetime of a fridge right this moment is roughly 10.5 years. Sub Zero’s common lifecycle is 17 years. (Local weather has a contributing issue. Within the Pacific Northwest the place it’s cooler than within the southern U.S., fridges do not must work as exhausting due to a decrease common temperature. It’s not unusual to search out Sub Zero fridges lasting past 20 years right here.) The explanation for an extended lifespan is basically resulting from having two compressors. One cools the fridge whereas the opposite cools the freezer. Most different fridges have a single compressor that’s working most on a regular basis. It would not take a lot creativeness to see the twin system lasts longer.
Total high quality is great as a result of these fridges are nonetheless constructed largely by hand and within the USA. They’re a household owned firm and take nice satisfaction of their product.
So I hear you saying, “Why does Shopper Stories present a better fee of restore?” Shopper Stories present service historical past for merchandise below guarantee. This can be a little bit of an obstacle for corporations with a beneficiant guarantee corresponding to Sub Zero. Most corporations provide a 1 12 months elements and labor guarantee with as much as 5 years on elements. Sub Zero provides the industries strongest guarantee – 2 full years elements and labor and as much as 12 years on the sealed system! The opposite factor C.R. would not let you know is that quite a lot of the service calls must do with improper set up (water / icemaker not working as a result of the installer did not flip the water valve on, and so on.) and even for one thing so simple as a damaged icemaker. Icemakers are the Achilles Heal of the equipment world. For pretty much as good as Sub Zero is, they use icemakers made by Whirlpool. There aren’t many icemaker producers to select from within the trade.
When you have a big household and you might be on the grocery retailer a number of occasions every week, do not plan on being in your house for greater than 7 years, or if you’re like a dressing up of mine who whereas writing his take a look at for his Sub Zero proclaimed, “$8000.00 simply to maintain my beer chilly”, you might do exactly as nicely with one thing below $2000 – relying in your kitchen design. Nevertheless, if it suits the finances, I’ll extremely advocate shopping for a Sub Zero.