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. A Life With Macaws on December 21, 2020 at 7:32 pm

    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.

  2. albert009 on December 21, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    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?

  3. John Stone on December 21, 2020 at 7:36 pm

    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

  4. jacki solon on December 21, 2020 at 7:37 pm

    Worth every penny.

  5. Shawn B. Thomas on December 21, 2020 at 7:38 pm

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

  6. Michael on December 21, 2020 at 7:39 pm

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

  7. pilotbird on December 21, 2020 at 7:40 pm

    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.

  8. Paula Tristan on December 21, 2020 at 7:40 pm

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

  9. Maurice Cohen on December 21, 2020 at 7:41 pm

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

  10. Suzy Murr on December 21, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    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.

  11. Francesco Prata on December 21, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    Try Fhiaba not even to canpare

  12. Carolinam Mayoral on December 21, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    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

  13. Simon Assouline on December 21, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    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!

  14. Allen Ruschman on December 21, 2020 at 7:45 pm

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

  15. Levi Must on December 21, 2020 at 7:46 pm

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

  16. veronicanailpolish on December 21, 2020 at 7:46 pm

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

  17. Fouad Hachem on December 21, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    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!!

  18. Designer Appliances on December 21, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Check our extended in-depth Subzero Fridge guide:

  19. The Prince on December 21, 2020 at 8:00 pm

    Can i have it in canada ?

  20. Chubbi on December 21, 2020 at 8:01 pm

    Would it stop a desert eagle?

  21. Bro. Tolliver on December 21, 2020 at 8:05 pm

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

  22. N Lee on December 21, 2020 at 8:09 pm

    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"

  23. CybreSmee on December 21, 2020 at 8:11 pm

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

  24. Arhire Stefan on December 21, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    designed for 20 years but only 2 years guaranty? …

  25. D.A. J. on December 21, 2020 at 8:14 pm

    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?

  26. Louann Vecchia on December 21, 2020 at 8:15 pm

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

  27. Nobody on December 21, 2020 at 8:17 pm

    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.

  28. Alex Schmidt on December 21, 2020 at 8:18 pm

    Looking at a co-op with this amazing company!

  29. Designer Appliances on December 21, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    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!

  30. Michael Hidalgo on December 21, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    How does it compare to a Viking built in?

  31. DASHYDASH EYESPOKE on December 21, 2020 at 8:22 pm

    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.

  32. ATTJ76XXVIII on December 21, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    Wow! A slightly colder fridge!

  33. R Buckingham on December 21, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    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!

  34. jose Holguin on December 21, 2020 at 8:29 pm

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

  35. Jim Newton on December 21, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Can you say something about Gaggenau vs sub zero?

  36. djperryboy on December 21, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    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..