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The Top 5 Sub-Zero Refrigerators of 2017

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When it comes to home refrigeration, the Sub-Zero name is synonymous with excellence. For over 70 years, Sub-Zero has repeatedly set the gold standard for refrigerators and continues to the push the limit of innovation in their products. The familiar adage "necessity is the mother of invention" seems particularly apt in regards to the modest roots from which the Sub-Zero brand was born. In the 1930s, Westye Bakke sought out better refrigeration solutions to store insulin for his young son's juvenile diabetes. By 1943, Bakke had built his first freestanding freezer out of scrap metal in his home. By 1945, he founded the Sub-Zero Freezer Company and immediately made his mark on the fledgling industry. Though many competing brands aimed to imitate Sub-Zero's refined products, Bakke's strategy of building the highest quality refrigeration appliances would prove to be a sound one.

From humble beginnings grew a powerhouse and in 2017, Sub-Zero offers a comprehensive lineup of cutting edge appliances. Appliances Connection is proud to feature Sub-Zero's full appliance line including premium refrigerators, freezers, ice makers, wine coolers, beverage centers, refrigerator accessories and outdoor kitchens. For more information on how to discern what Sub-Zero products are right for you, be sure to explore our Sub-Zero Refrigerator Buying Guide, an informative article recently featured in the Learning Center! Sub-Zero is known for their unmatched convenience, customization and sleek aesthetics but they also pride themselves on providing quality products. Every component of every Sub-Zero unit is rigorously tested before assembly and factory-tested to the utmost standards before shipping.

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Below we will take an in-depth look at the top five refrigerators offered by Sub-Zero in 2017 and the exciting features that make them unrivaled in the industry.

pagebreak Sub-Zero - 648PROG - This 48" built-in side-by-side refrigerator boasts a massive 30.2 cubic feet of storage capacity. Dual refrigeration technology means that the fridge and freezer areas have their own dedicated compressor and evaporator to ensure optimal temperatures in each zone. This refrigerator employs a state-of-the-art microprocessor that actively monitors each compartment of this fridge as to maintain precise climate control. With eight adjustable glass shelves, this fridge is built to accommodate a wide variety of food and beverages. A slew of "soft bright" interior LED lights illuminate every inch of Sub-Zero's flagship refrigerator. The attractive clear-view glass door offers a look inside the refrigerator you know what's inside and promotes energy saving behavior by not requiring you to open the door for prolonged periods of time.

Additional features include:

  • Touch-and-Glide Crisper Drawer - Opens easily, then closes with tight seal to keep produce fresher longer.
  • Exterior Temperature Display - Separate digital displays for refrigerator and freezer are clean and easy to read.
  • Automatic Ice Maker - Provides clean, fresh ice with advanced water filtration system that reduces suspended particles, chemical pollutants, viruses and bacteria.

pagebreak Sub-Zero - BI42UFDO - One of two 42" refrigerators on this list, this one features a built-in, counter-depth, French door style. With 24.7 cubic feet of storage space, it is the larger of the two. As with all other Sub-Zero refrigerators, this unit sports dual refrigeration technology to ensure the optimal climates in each zone. This model is unique in that it is the only Sub-Zero refrigerator to offer two-column shelving for maximum storage flexibility. You have the option of lining up two shelves to form a full-width shelf or to stagger their positions for a custom storage solution.

Additional features include:

  • Low-Temperature/High-Humidity Storage Zones - Crispers and deli drawers are strategically located near the evaporator to maintain temperatures a few degrees cooler than the rest of the unit. Drawers are sealed to lock in humidity and ensure freshness.
  • Magnetic Door Seal System Locks in Cold Air - One-piece construction, extra-heavy insulation and magnetic gaskets around every door lock in cold air. Our seals are so secure that even after power outages of multiple days, owners report no thawing of their frozen foods!
  • Over-and-Under Refrigerator/Freezer Storage  - Built-in over-and-under units feature easy-access refrigerator storage above a full-extension, roll-out freezer drawer containing two-tier wire baskets.

pagebreak Sub-Zero - BI42SDO - The second 42" refrigerator on this list won't be mistaken for the first. This built-in, counter-depth model features a side-by-side door design. With 23.9 cubic feet of total storage capacity, this model is no slouch on space. This unit from Sub-Zero sports a convenient external water dispenser and a cutting edge water-filtration system designed to reduce contaminants. The automatic ice maker found on this fridge and other Sub-Zero refrigerators provides crescent-shaped ice cubes and touts a "Max-Ice" feature capable of ramping up ice production should the need arise.

Additional features include:

  • Air Purification System - Sub-zero's built-in refrigerators come with an anti-microbial air purification system (based on technology developed by NASA) that scrubs the air of ethylene, as well as mold.
  • LED Lighting for Brighter Interior  - See all your fresh foods more clearly and easily. LED lighting is also more energy-efficient - designed to last the life of your refrigerator.
  • Helpful Freshness Cards - Different foods require different storage procedures. That's why, inside each refrigerator, we include "freshness cards" that provide easy-to-follow tips for ensuring maximum food preservation.

pagebreak Sub-Zero - BI36UIDORH - Sub-Zero's premiere 36" counter-depth bottom freezer refrigerator packs the innovation and sleek aesthetics of its wider counterparts in a smaller frame. This model features a discreet interior water dispenser capable of providing chilled, filtered water while still maintaining a seamless design. Similar to other models, this refrigerator employs a microprocessor control system to ensure peak performance and optimal cooling in all zones. With 7+ adjustable shelf configurations and multiple drawers in the fridge and freezer, customization and convenience are at an all-time high in this unit.

Additional features include:

  • Dual Refrigeration Keeps Food Fresher - Fresh food stays fresher in the cool, moist air of the refrigerator, while frigid, dry air prevents frost and freezer burn in the freezer - optimum preservation conditions for each type of food.
  • Low-Temperature/High-Humidity Storage Zones - Crispers and deli drawers are strategically located near the evaporator to maintain temperatures a few degrees cooler than the rest of the unit. Drawers are sealed to lock in humidity and ensure freshness.
  • ENERGY STAR Qualified - Saves Energy. Saves You a Few Bucks. And Saves the Environment. Making it a shoe-in for the Energy Star Qualified badge.

pagebreak Sub-Zero - BI30UGORH - For all of Sub-Zero's innovation and sleek design features in a more compact package, look no further than this model. This refrigerator is a 30" counter-depth, bottom-freezer unit with 17.3 cubic feet of total storage capacity. Pairing this model with some of Sub-Zero's other state-of-the-art products like a wine cooler or beverage center makes for the perfect complement. This fridge sports a convenient clear-view glass door with triple-pane and UV-resistant glass for a brilliant, well-lit display of what's inside. There's no shortage of customization inside this fridge: choose from endless configurations of interior drawers and shelves to match your needs.

Additional features include:

  • Water-Filtration System - Designed to reduce contaminants and chlorine taste and odors when purifying water for ice, this low-maintenance system uses a filter built to last 1 year or 750 gallons. Replacement is fast and easy.
  • Panel Ready - Just add your custom cabinetry panels and handles, and it blends into the décor of any room.
  • Over-And-Under Refrigerator / Freezer Storage - Built-in over-and-under units feature easy-access refrigerator storage above a full-extension, roll-out freezer drawer containing two-tier wire baskets.

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