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Sub-Zero PRO 48 Refrigerator/Freezer Review

This kitchen is your dream come true. And nothing is going to stand in the way of perfection. You are looking for the Sub-Zero Pro 48 Refrigeration solution. 100% steel, dual refrigeration, and intelligent controls makes this top of the line residential model ideal. In this review we will look at the Pro 48’s features, pricing, warranty information, and give you some tips on installation.
Sub-Zero Pro 48 Refrigerator/Freezer Features

  • Installation options include standard built in, integrated, or freestanding with the freestanding accessory kit.
  • Two compressors and three evaporators make Dual Refrigeration possible, preserving freshness and preventing odor transfer.
  • Easy to read exterior, digital readouts for temperature control.
  • Up-front touch controls for your interior control panel.
  • Touch-and-glide crisper drawer with tight-seal lid.
  • Adjustable and removable dividers in drawers.
  • Cantilevered, spill-proof glass shelves with stainless steel trim.
  • Optional Triple-pane, UV-resistant glass door for the refrigerator.
  • The annual energy use is estimated at 691 kWh per year. That works out to an average $74 per year usage cost.
  • The sub-Zero Pro 48 ships at 860 pounds (875 pounds with the optional glass door).
  • It is UL approved for the US and Canada.
  • Star-K Kosher certifies the Pro 48 as Sabbath and holiday compliant.
  • Automatic ice maker
  • Water filter.
  • Temperature range of -5F to +5F for the freezer, and 34F to 45F for the refrigerator.

Sub-Zero Pricing
Sub-Zero pricing just might freeze your blood, which is why they do not list their prices online but send you to your local dealer. You can try running a Google search for Sub-Zero prices, but you’ll probably be left out in the cold. In the end, your best bet is probably to use their store locator on the Sub-Zero site. When you do call your dealer, be prepared to hear a price somewhere near $13,000. One advantage of working with a local dealer is that you can arrange delivery and installation from the same company that you make your purchase with.
Pro 48 Warranty Information
There are a couple of warranty options presented at the top of Sub-Zero’s warranty page. They are the Full Five Year Sealed System Warranty, and the Full One Year Warranty. These are described below, but you will want to read the rest of the warranty information on their site in order to understand all the exclusions and conditions.
Sub-Zero’s Full Five Year Sealed System Warranty starts on the original date of installation. It will cover all parts and labor to repair or replace any components proven to be defective due to materials or workmanship in the sealed system. This sealed system is described as the compressor, condenser, evaporator, drier and all connecting tubing.
The Full One year Warranty also starts on the date of original installation. It covers all parts and labor necessary to repair or replace any part of the product which proves to be defective due to materials or workmanship.
 
Installing your Sub-Zero Pro 48 Refrigerator/Freezer
The cost of professional installation will be negligible compared to protecting your new Pro 48 investment. With that in mind, check with your local sub-Zero retailer for installation options available for you. If, for some reason, they do not have delivery and installation available, then you may want to consider finding a reliable contractor to help you. 860 pounds is a lot of weight, and that’s not something you want to fully realize only when your $13,000 refrigerator crashes into your new cabinets.

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Sub-Zero BI-48S Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezer Review

For a top of the line, side-by-side refrigerator and freezer combo that’s just right for your new dream kitchen, take a look at the Sub-Zero BI-48S Side-By-Side Refrigerator/Freezer. In this review we outline some of the features, pricing, and warranty info of the BI-48S.
 
Sub-Zero BI-48S Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezer Features
With 18.8 cubic feet of refrigerator capacity and 9.5 cubic feet of freezer capacity, the Sub-Zero BI-48S stands at 84 inches tall, 48 inches wide, and 24 inches deep. It weighs in at 630 pounds. Here are some of its other features:

  • Dual refrigeration system ensures freshness.
  • An air purification system that eliminates odors,bacteria, viruses and even ethylene gas.
  • Water filtration.
  • An illuminated control panel.
  • Brilliant, balanced interior lighting, including in the storage drawers.
  • Dairy compartment, door shelves, and spill-proof glass shelves that are easy to adjust.
  • The crisper and deli drawers are soft-close, and they form an independent low-temperature zone.
  • The flip-up grille is easy access.
  • Freshness cards let you know the status of your foods.
  • The Classic Stainless Steel model has an estimated energy usage of 541 kWh, or about $72 per year
  • The Overlay model has an estimated energy usage of 676 kWh, or about $72 per year.
  • UL approved in both the US and Canada.
  • Star-K Kosher certified for Sabbath and holiday use.

The BI-48SD sports all the above as well as a convenient ice and water dispenser. For something a little smaller check out our review on the BI-42S for a side-by-side model that only spans 42 inches wide. For a step up, look into the Pro 48 Refrigerator/Freezer. The BI-30 and BI-36 models have over-under, all fridge or freezer designs, as well as glass door options. “BI” stands for “Built In”, so if you were thinking of going with an Integrated design, try the Sub-Zero 700 club.
BI-42S/D Pricing
Rather than list their prices, Sub-Zero likes to point you to its store locator on its website. Enter your zip code, and they will provide you with your nearest dealer. This may seem inconvenient at first, but this option does give you the chance to go in and check out the BI-48S for yourself. You may also be able to arrange for delivery and installation through your local dealer. But whether you go brick and mortar, or shop online, expect to pay between $8,000 and $11,000 for the Sub-Zero BI-48S/D side-by-side refrigerator/freezer.
 
Sub-Zero Warranty Information
 
Sub-Zero offers three warranty coverages for the BI-48S. The Limited Twelve Year Sealed System Warranty, the Full Five Year Sealed System Warranty, and the Full One Year Warranty. All warranties start on the date of original installation.
The Sealed System Warranties only cover components deemed defective due to materials or workmanship in the sealed system. The Sealed System is consists of the compressor, condenser, evaporator, drier, and all connecting tubing.
The One Year Warranty will cover all parts and labor needed to repair or replace any components deemed defective due to materials or workmanship. Be sure to read all of the warranty information on Sub-Zero’s site in order to understand all the exclusions and conditions.
It’s hard to beat American Made. Especially when it’s something as feature rich as the Sub-Zero BI-48S Side-By-Side Refrigerator/Freezer. When only the best is enough, be sure to check out this top of the line solution.

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Sub-Zero BI-42S Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezer Review

If you’re looking for that just right, top of the line, side-by-side refrigerator and freezer combo to finish off your new dream kitchen, then you have to take a look at the Sub-Zero BI-42S Side-By-Side Refrigerator/Freezer. In this review we outline some of the features, pricing, and warranty info of the BI-42S.
 
Sub-Zero BI-42S Side-by-Side Refrigerator/Freezer Features
With 16 cubic feet of refrigerator capacity and 8 cubic feet of freezer capacity, the Sub-Zero BI-42S stands at 84 inches tall, 42 inches wide, and 24 inches deep. It weighs in at 582 pounds. Here are some of it other features:

  •      Dual refrigeration system to ensure freshness.
  •      An air purification system that tackles everything from odors and bacteria to viruses and ethylene gas.
  •      Water filtration.
  •      An illuminated control panel.
  •      Brilliant, balanced interior lighting, including in the storage drawers.
  •      Dairy compartment, door shelves, and spill-proof glass shelves that are easy to adjust.
  •      The crisper and deli drawers are soft-close, and they form an independent low-temperature zone.
  •      The flip-up grille is easy access.
  •      Freshness cards let you know the status of your foods.
  •      The classic stainless steel model has an estimated energy usage of 650 kWh, or about $69 per year
  •      The overlay model has an estimated energy usage of 520 kWh, or about $55 per year.
  •      UL approved in both the US and Canada.
  •      Star-K Kosher certified for Sabbath and holiday use.

 
The BI-42SD will give you all the above as well as a convenient ice and water dispenser. For something a little smaller check out the BI-36S for a side-by-side model that only spans 36 inches wide. If bigger is more your style, go for the BI-48S for a full 48 inches wide (also available with a convenient water and ice dispenser). Look to the 36 inch models for over-under, all fridge or freezer designs, and glass door refrigerator options. Also, BI stands for Built In, so if you’re looking for an Integrated design, try the Sub-Zero 700 club.
BI-42S/D Pricing
Sub-Zero has a convenient store locator on its website. Just plug in your zip code, and they will provide you with your nearest dealer. Overall, this may be your best option because it gives you the chance to go in and get your hands on the unit. You may also be able to arrange for delivery and installation through your local Subzero dealer. But whether you go brick and mortar, or shop online, expect to pay between $7,000 and $10,000 for the Sub-Zero BI-42S/D side-by-side refrigerator/freezer.
Genuine replacement parts are available for this model in the form of the Sub-Zero Air Purification Cartridge, and their branded water filter.
Sub-Zero Warranty Information
Sub-Zero offers these three warranty coverages for the BI-42S: the Limited Twelve Year Sealed System Warranty, the Full Five Year Sealed System Warranty, and the Full One Year Warranty. Warranties start in the date of original installation.
The Sealed System Warranties only cover components deemed defective due to materials or workmanship in the sealed system. The Sealed System is described as the compressor, condenser, evaporator, drier, and all connecting tubing.
The One Year Warranty, however, will cover all parts and labor needed to repair or replace any defective components. You will want to read the entirety of the warranty information on their site in order to understand all the exclusions and conditions.
Offering 42 inches of stylish and powerful side-by-side refrigeration, the Sub-Zero BI-42S is hard to pass up. If the features meet your needs, and the price is within your budget, then a trip down to your local dealer may be in order.

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Sub-Zero BI-30U Over-and-Under Refrigerator/Freezer Review

When it comes to choosing new kitchen appliances, the refrigerator is the biggest decision you will have to make, literally and financially. It is an investment to have confidence in both mechanically and aesthetically. The Sub Zero Built In-30U Over-and-Under Refrigerator/Freezer’s outside dimensions measure overall 84” x 24” x 30”. These are typical proportions for a refrigerator over freezer combo found in most American homes these days. There are several features and benefits however, that make the Sub Zero Built In 30U Over-and-Under stand out from other makes and models. If you have the budget for it, you’ll be glad you went with Sub Zero.
Features and Benefits
For starters the air purification system keeps food fresher longer, and it’s true. According to Sub Zero the technology “scrubs the air of bacteria mold and viruses” all while keeping your food consistently cool and with less energy than a 100 watt light bulb. The energy star rating is important. Sub Zero estimates this model’s annual energy usage to be right around $47. In the long run you’ll save on electric costs as compared with an initially cheaper, less efficient appliance and you’ll also be doing the planet a favor by reducing your carbon footprint. In addition to the energy star stamp of approval, all sub zero appliances are also certified Kosher. Adjustable “spill proof” glass shelves, door shelves and other compartments insure easy cleaning and well-organized food storage. Other features include water filtration and an automatic ice maker.  A flip up grill in the front allows the machine to be serviced without pulling it out, which is always a plus for a built in.
Curb Appeal
Like all Sub Zero refrigeration appliances the options for the door finishes of the Sub Zero BI-30U are practically endless, since you can always do an overlay. That means in addition to a stainless or glass front, you can choose pretty much any paneling and handle to put on the front to match or compliment your cabinets. Keep in mind, you are providing this panel, the fridge just comes ready to receive whatever façade you choose, which might have to be custom made. This should be accounted for when considering cost. There are also a few stock options for handles, and of course you’ll need to decide if you prefer left or right opening. The interior lighting is even and bright.
About Sub Zero
Another positive attribute is that all Sub Zero brand appliances are made in the USA. Sub Zero was founded in 1943 in Madison, Wisconsin. If you doubt that the place of manufacture has little to do with value, please think about the importance of supporting local and national industry in this day and age. Each machine is hand built and you can be sure with pride and care. The products are “tested to the nth degree” and carry with them an excellent reputation. The refrigerator is the biggest appliance in your kitchen, something you will have to look at and use every single day. Visitors who know their stuff (and some who don’t) will appreciate and respect the purchase of the Sub Zero BI-30U. And because it’s American made you alleviate the hassle of dealing with overseas service and parts in the off chance a problem may arise.
Warranty
Sub Zero offers one of the best warranties in the business, with limited coverage for up to 12 years. Comparing prices can be a challenge, and vary slightly, since they are set by the distributors and retailers and therefore not listed on the Sub Zero website. Sub Zero does provide a “Search for Showrooms and Dealers” tool on their website, and recommends going through an authorized distributor to ensure correct install and accurate warranty information. So although you may be paying a little more up front, between all the features and benefits, high quality of manufacture and lengthy warranty ensure you wont regret the purchase of the Sub Zero BI-30U Over-and-Under Refrigerator/Freezer.
 
 

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Sub-Zero BI-36R All Refrigerator Review

Perhaps your freezer is in the garage, or maybe you just need more room than a side-by-side can offer; either way, the Sub-Zero BI-36R All Refrigerator is an alluring model worth taking a closer look. In this review we will do just that by looking at the BI-36R’s features, pricing, and warranty info.
Sub-Zero BI-36R All Refrigerator Features

  • The Sub-Zero BI-36R All Refrigerator is loaded with all the good stuff you need.
  • This refrigerator will literally use less electricity than your 100-watt living room lightbulb.
  • It’s annual energy usage is estimated at 404 kWh, which works out to about $43 per year.
  • It is UL approved in both the US and Canada.
  • The flip-up grill enables you to completely build in and service this refrigerator from the front.
  • Fully certified as Sabbath and holiday compliant by Star-K Kosher.
  • Plenty of design options, including overlay, framed, flush inset, and classic stainless steel.
  • Air purifying system.
  • Bright and even interior lighting.
  • The glass shelves are easily adjustable and spill-proof.
  • The crisper and deli drawers are their own low-temperature zone.
  • Kosher certified and Energy Star qualified.

BI indicates “Built In”, so if you were looking for an Integrated model, check out the BI-36R’s cousin, the 736-TR All Refrigerator. The “R” stands for Refrigerator, as in All Refrigerator. If you need a fridge/freezer combo, then look into the BI-36S for a Side-by-Side model, or the BI-36U for an Over-Under model.
If the Sub-Zero BI-36R is exactly what you’re looking for, but you like the idea of checking to see how much milk you have left from the other side of the kitchen island, then check out the BI-36RG for a triple-pane, UV-resistant Glass Door.
Pricing for the BI-36R
Pricing is precious info for Sub-Zero, but if you look around you can find a price tag on the BI-36R at about $5,000 or more. Your best bet is to type in your zip code on Sub-Zero’s store locator and give your local dealer a call. Once you know who is carrying Sub-Zero, you can walk in a see the unit for yourself. Get a feel for it. See it in action. Overall, this sales method can be in your favor, which is nice for this kind of personal investment.
Sub-Zero Warranty Information
Sub-Zero offers three different warranty coverages for the BI-36R. They are the Limited Twelve Year Sealed System Warranty, the Full Five Year Sealed System Warranty, and the Full One Year Warranty. Warranties start in the date of original installation
The Sealed System Warranties only cover defective components (due to materials or workmanship) in the sealed system, which is described as the compressor, condenser, evaporator, drier, and all of the connecting tubing.
The One Year Warranty, however, will cover all parts and labor needed to repair or replace any defective components. You will want to read the entirety of the warranty information on their site in order to understand all the exclusions and conditions.
The Sub-Zero BI-36R All Refrigerator is an elegant powerhouse of energy efficient freshness. For most interested buyers, the BI-36R is not a toy, it’s an investment. But a worthy one. If you’re looking quality, beautiful design, and efficiency, then look no further than the Sub-Zero BI-36R.

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Subzero Prices

Any attempt to research Subzero prices online is difficult.
In this article I provide the key to resolving this issue.
Obtaining detailed Sub-Zero refrigerator prices for comparison shopping purposes is now easy. A good thing too, as this information is incredibly difficult to obtain. As well as being the Food Preservation Specialists; Wolf and Sub Zero do a good job of preserving the secrecy of their pricing also.
Even in the modern age – with online price comparisons easily available for nearly every product imaginable – the best way to collect information on Sub Zero fridge freezer prices is to visit a showroom or contact a dealer.
You should except to hear some large numbers when collecting prices for Subzero refrigerators. Part of Wolfs marketing strategy is rather than just being upfront about Sub Zero prices, encourage clients to visit a dealers’ showroom floor before letting them know how much they will have to pay.
Clearly if you are being quoted a price of many thousands of dollars for a Sub Zero refrigerator freezer or Sub Zero wine chiller you are likely to balk. Actually having the appliance – which to be fair are very appealing to look at – in front of the potential buyer tends to soften the blow a little.
Be careful when collecting Sub Zero pricing information that you do not end up buying something you cannot really afford. Once you – as a customer – are on the salesroom floor you will be subject to all the normal sales tactics common in the industry. If you are unsure whether or not you want to actually make a purchase and are not sure of your ability to resist a sales pitch it is probably wise to take a more cautious friend or family member along with you.
All this said if you are seeking truly high end refrigeration appliances for your kitchen Sub Zero has some great models. Just be prepared to pay the high Subzero fridge prices for any refrigerator you purchase from this firm; Sub Zero prices are not for the faint of heart.