Sub Zero Refrigerators

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  1. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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    I'm looking to buy a used 601R that is 20 years old but was refurbished 6 years ago and hasn't been used much since it was refurbished. The cost is $500.

    I do worry about noise and have been reading about things failing quite often in these things despite their exorbitant price.

    Should I go for it?
     


  2. Jayhawk1412

    Jayhawk1412 Senior member

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    My parents and gf's parents have had theirs forever. They are amazing. Basically, there's a reason when a company has a reputation as the best refridgerators.

    Just like Weber is the king of grills. SubZero is the king of refridgerators.
     


  3. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    Just like Weber is the king of grills.

    BGE.
     


  4. freshcutgrass

    freshcutgrass Senior member

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    SubZero is strictly for the hipsters.

    There is only one "king"...the Traulsen UR48DT
     


  5. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    SubZero is strictly for the hipsters.

    There is only one "king"...the Traulsen UR48DT


    Yeah, but at 13k.... Damn
     


  6. freshcutgrass

    freshcutgrass Senior member

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    On top of that, it has no cache with the hipster crowd.

    But you can save 10 grand, and find a "used" one. It's not like they wear out. I saw one listed locally on Craigslist for 3 grand. I was tempted to grab it...even though I'm in a rental.
     


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    KBW Senior member

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    We have side by side sub zeros and they've been great...our neighbor has had some problems with hers though. They seem to be hit or miss as far as reliability goes.
     


  8. tiecollector

    tiecollector Senior member

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    We have side by side sub zeros and they've been great...our neighbor has had some problems with hers though. They seem to be hit or miss as far as reliability goes.

    That's what it seems like. Maybe I'll just bite the bullet for $500.
     


  9. Pundit

    Pundit Senior member

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    I would find out what refurbished means in terms of component replacement. I have a 20 year old 550 (bottom freezer) and can tell you that a new Sub Zero compressor can push into 4 digits to replace. We're planning a kitchen redo and will certainly replace it at that point. A swap out last I looked would have run almost $500 just for delivery and installation....
     


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    Renault78law Senior member

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    Take this with a grain of salt, because I know nothing about Sub Zeros, but as a general matter, an old fridge is going to suck energy like you wouldn't believe. Bad for your pocket book, bad for the environment.
     


  11. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Take this with a grain of salt, because I know nothing about Sub Zeros, but as a general matter, an old fridge is going to suck energy like you wouldn't believe. Bad for your pocket book, bad for the environment.
    +1
     


  12. satorstyle

    satorstyle Senior member

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    SubZero is strictly for the hipsters.

    There is only one "king"...the Traulsen UR48DT



    You know your fridges.The only thing Sub Zero has that comes close is the Pro48, but the cost doesn't justify the performance.
     


  13. freshcutgrass

    freshcutgrass Senior member

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    Which is of course is an obvious attempt to mimic the look of the Traulsen.

    Why pay dearly for the clone, when you can have the real thing?
     


  14. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

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    SubZero is strictly for the hipsters. There is only one "king"...the Traulsen UR48DT
    Traulsen is great, though not perfect. SubZero being only for hipsters is LOL silly, but why am I surprised?
     


  15. freshcutgrass

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    Yea...insulting me over fridge opinions seems reasonable (sigh).

    I don't think there is anything wrong with a Sub Zero itself...it's just the taint it has by holding such a holy place in yuppy lore that turns me off.
     


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