Subzero Fridge – Is It Worth It?

Is a Subzero fridge worth the money? This is a question we often get from our customers shopping for the perfect refrigerator for their home. Our answer is simple: yes, because of these four main factors:

1. Food Preservation
2. Quality & Longevity
3. Design Flexibility
4. Home Resale Value

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  1. pilotbird on March 30, 2021 at 12:39 am

    definitely worth the money. I just purchased a high end home with a built in unit. It cools consistently with it’s vacuum system and insulation. This unit has the quality of those made 40 years ago. Prior to now the average refridgerator lasts 5-7 years if lucky. In this case buy cheap get cheap.

  2. Michael on March 30, 2021 at 12:39 am

    We would not own anything else. And yes, foods really stay fresher longer….no doubt about it.

  3. Bro. Tolliver on March 30, 2021 at 12:41 am

    This is the type of pitch my wife would buy in to.

  4. Steve Gant on March 30, 2021 at 12:41 am

    I’ve sold Sub Zero for over thirty years and it’s not just a refrigerator, it’s a food preservation system. Your food is preserved up to three times longer than your standard refrigerator. As a sales person, I sleep well at night knowing my customers are getting the best refrigerator on the market!

  5. djperryboy on March 30, 2021 at 12:41 am

    Tell them the truth mate. SubZero is a BRAND and it’s price is 3 times higher than many other fridges. Is it worth it? You will know it within 20 years..

  6. Shawn B. Thomas on March 30, 2021 at 12:42 am

    Very helpful thank you. Subzero all the way!!🌈

  7. veronicanailpolish on March 30, 2021 at 12:42 am

    We have a sub zero. 29 years old. We keep up with the maintenance of cleaning every year. Yes they are worth it!

  8. Sebastian Tevel on March 30, 2021 at 12:45 am

    Home resell value…. ahahahah!

  9. DASHYDASH EYESPOKE on March 30, 2021 at 12:46 am

    Honestly…Between this Sub Zero and Gaggenau who makes the best fridges…??? I had my eyes on Gaggenau for a while and thought it the best,to be honest,I had never heard of Sub-Zero before watching this video and I’m sold on it.

  10. Paula Tristan on March 30, 2021 at 12:47 am

    I would only buy Sub Zero or Wolf 😊👍🏼🎉

  11. Nobody on March 30, 2021 at 12:50 am

    What a load of B.S. First of all, it’s not an "investment". An investment grows in value; an old subzero fridge doesn’t. Secondly, my subzero fridge is absolutely NOT better at preserving food, compared to my other fridge, a cheap Whirlpool. As to resale value, an old subzero fridge is time bomb. The buyer can be assured of one thing: ridiculously expensive repair bills.

  12. James Doolittle on March 30, 2021 at 12:51 am

    I would not have any other refrigeration system. The same goes for Wolf cooking appliances. Miele for dishwashing. If you are going to live in the house 5, 10 or more years, these are the ones to invest in. Naturally, these are not intended for starter homes.

  13. Designer Appliances on March 30, 2021 at 12:53 am

    Do you think a Sub Zero Refrigerator is right for you? Shop the different options on our website. Questions? Comment below or give us a call!

  14. D.A. J. on March 30, 2021 at 12:54 am

    So I’ve been seeing a lot of high end refrigerators with a wine cellar installed next to it. My question is, aren’t vibrations bad for wine, wouldn’t the refrigerator next to the cellar be bad for the wine due to the vibrations?

  15. jose Holguin on March 30, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Ill just wait for scorpion to come out with his version.

  16. Francesco Prata on March 30, 2021 at 12:55 am

    Try Fhiaba not even to canpare

  17. Alex Schmidt on March 30, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Looking at a co-op with this amazing company!

  18. albert009 on March 30, 2021 at 12:56 am

    I just got a subzero 640 and im amazed at how good this refrigerator is! how or who can I contact to make sure it is running at peak performance? Can someone help?

  19. Jim Newton on March 30, 2021 at 12:56 am

    Can you say something about Gaggenau vs sub zero?

  20. CybreSmee on March 30, 2021 at 12:56 am

    I put a Sub Zero sticker on my Samsung, wow it’s so much better now.

  21. John Stone on March 30, 2021 at 1:00 am

    He’s right about Sub-Zero increasing the value of a home. If you see that name under a listing on Zillow, you know the kitchen was renovated using the best materials

  22. Fishy Tree on March 30, 2021 at 1:01 am

    I just learned of Sub Zero in the last few minutes. I’ve been looking for something nice to replace my old Whirlpool fridge in my new kitchen. Here’s the thing. That ugly old thing runs like a champ and even in it’s crappy, semi-deteriorated condition will still outlast anything I can buy at Lowes or Home Depot so I’m hesitant to get rid of it. All that modern stuff is built with planned obsolescence in mind and will die in 8-10 years. I want something built to last like the one I have is. There’s a little plaque on the inside that says when it was built.

    After a quick lookup of the serial number, I learned it was built in 1978. 43 years old. Almost twice as old as me and it’s been running nearly continuously that entire time. The only times I know it was ever off where when we got it about 15 years ago from a family friend after ours died. It was running in his garage my entire life before that with beer in it. He got a new one two days before ours died and let us have the one we have now. So it’s been on for at least 15 years. It was off again recently when we moved it during our kitchen remodel. Now that we’ve done that the old one looks awful with all the new cabinets, counters, walls, everything. It was a full room renovation right down to the frame.

    We already spent like 8-10k on the kitchen. No labor, we did it all ourselves. We were thinking along the lines of 2-3k for a new fridge.. 8-12k is a LOT of money for a fridge. On par with the entire kitchen (it’s a small house BTW) I think we can squeeze it financially, but man that’s a kick in the ass. Are they 43 years old, "leave em’ open all night because you were drunk and not spoil anything while still running like a champ" good?

    Because that’s how good that old Whirlpool is. I left it open all night once about 5 years ago, and the milk was still cold in the morning. It just looks awful, old, yellowed, just generally gross looking. Clean, but gross if that makes sense. I had half a mind to just restore it as best I can myself because it really runs that good. magnitude

    They look amazing and to panel match it with my kitchen would be a major plus… IDK. I’ll look into it more.

  23. Simon Assouline on March 30, 2021 at 1:01 am

    Had a Sub Zero built in refrigerator freezer combo for 25 years, never had 1 problem with! Sold the house 11 years ago to the new buyer So! Still working flawlessly, 36 years old! Sub Zero is the Bugatti of Refrigerators and Freezers, everything else is Junk!

  24. Zino Bella on March 30, 2021 at 1:03 am

    We spent nearly $35,000 on Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances (not from this authorized dealership tho). First, the built-in coffee maker never got to a hot temperature. Called customer service numerous times within the first month of being installed and they sent out someone to work on it but they never could get it any hotter so we don’t use it since it makes luke warm coffee. Sub-zero/Wolf gave us an extended warrenty on our refrigerator because of the issue for the coffee maker??? Second, built in double oven has never been at the precise temp so we have always had to guess and bake longer and one of the lights burned out within the first 5 months of use. Third, the gas cooktop knobs do not stay in position. They will slightly turn/float so you can’t get at a precise temperature. For example, if you want it on med heat and place the knobs to the middle it will eventually float to simmer. This happens to two of the knobs and started since first purchased. And last, refrigerator alarm kept sounding so I called customer service and the rep was rude and augmentative. That was the last straw and therefor this review. If you think these are top of the line appliances without issues you will be disappointed. I would skip buying because they are overpriced and definently not worth it!!

  25. Carolinam Mayoral on March 30, 2021 at 1:06 am

    We bought a sub-zero from Mountain High Appliance. A brand new built in 42" Sub-zero. Only 32 days old, dispensing water by itself. It turns on by itself and continues to dispense water non-stop. Lucky, we were at home to stop it, otherwise our home will be flooded. See it by yourself. Type in the search:
    Sub-zero 42 refrigerator dispensing water by itself – Home flooding hazard

  26. MILKY ED on March 30, 2021 at 1:07 am

    I just moved in to a house with a sub-zero that the previous owners bought in 2001 according to the receipt. Now I have to rebuild it. Maybe the timer is set to 20 years. Either way, if the rebuild last another 20 it will be worth it.

  27. Zachary Murat on March 30, 2021 at 1:08 am

    I will tell u this i have a subzero fridge the model 550 that was discontinued in 1996 and its now 2021 all we have to do is maintenance it every year. Bottom line its WORTH IT.

  28. Arhire Stefan on March 30, 2021 at 1:12 am

    designed for 20 years but only 2 years guaranty? …

  29. Michael Hidalgo on March 30, 2021 at 1:13 am

    How does it compare to a Viking built in?

  30. ATTJ76XXVIII on March 30, 2021 at 1:13 am

    Wow! A slightly colder fridge!

  31. R Buckingham on March 30, 2021 at 1:14 am

    We’ve had two Sub-Zeros, one side by side and one with freezer drawers. Getting ready to build and putting in a 72”. We love Sub-Zero and they are totally worth the money!

  32. A Life With Macaws on March 30, 2021 at 1:15 am

    I bought a 36" wide Subzero 550 in 2005, it was new, but actually built in 2000. After both the freezer and fridge compressors failed last year, Subzero paid for both compressors and most of the labor to repair and replace them. Everyone has different opinions about everything, but I think Subzero is an incredible company, especially after it paid to fix a 20 year old unit. Plus I built a ‘stainless steel’ restaurant style kitchen in my home, and the Subzero with stainless panels installed looks stunning, no other unit comes close to match the beauty or reliability and customer service of a Subzero.

  33. Designer Appliances on March 30, 2021 at 1:16 am
  34. N Lee on March 30, 2021 at 1:19 am

    it’s worth it! keeps your food fresh for so long. no food is wasted. I told my friends, "you haven’t had a fridge until you have a sub zero"

  35. Chubbi on March 30, 2021 at 1:20 am

    Would it stop a desert eagle?

  36. bjkjoseph on March 30, 2021 at 1:21 am

    The list price for the 4850 is 18 grand…I love this refrigerator…but even If I was a billionaire I would not pay that …why would anyone?

  37. jacki solon on March 30, 2021 at 1:22 am

    Worth every penny.

  38. Maurice Cohen on March 30, 2021 at 1:24 am

    We had a built-in Sub-zero and the equivalent GE Monogram model. The GE is just as good for half the price.

  39. Levi Must on March 30, 2021 at 1:24 am

    Good thing Sub Zeros are not designed for the average family because the average family doesn’t cook real food or bother with leftovers.

  40. Suzy Murr on March 30, 2021 at 1:28 am

    They are not worth it. We had all sort of problems with it. And it has been going on with many people we know. Also the cost to fix it is extremely high.

  41. Sebastian Tevel on March 30, 2021 at 1:30 am

    I have one and yes it is good with a very solid construction.
    Yet it also breaks down every few years and it is super expensive to fix. I also have a Samsung on a second home that is as good, great looking and has all the features that they are touting on this video for a third of the price.

  42. The Prince on March 30, 2021 at 1:30 am

    Can i have it in canada ?

  43. Louann Vecchia on March 30, 2021 at 1:32 am

    My mom has subzero fridge since i wasnt born yet in 1998, still works till now

  44. TheBooban on March 30, 2021 at 1:33 am

    If its so good, it should give a guarantee for 15 years.

  45. Allen Ruschman on March 30, 2021 at 1:33 am

    My model 561 was installed in 1988, and is still ridiculously awesome.

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