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Sub Zero Refrigerators

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by tiecollector, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Yo mama wears thick rimmed black glasses. Yo mama is a hipster.

    Manton after he whips out a semi-cold PBR from his under-performing fridge

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  2. freshcutgrass

    freshcutgrass Senior member

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    Right...and your feelings of inadequacy based on what you wrongly perceive to be my motives is my problem because.....oh wait..it isn't my problem.

    If my opinions about Sub Zero being the automatic go-to bragging rights bling kitchen item bothers you, then perhaps it's really just a case of yuppy guilt rearing its ugly head?

    And you have it backwards...if I wanted to be "cool", I'd be in the Sub Zero camp.


    I mean com'on...you know if something as inane as a fridge brand has reached the point of pop culture lore, when it garners a line in a Woody Allen film....


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  3. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Case in point. [​IMG]
     
  4. freshcutgrass

    freshcutgrass Senior member

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    Hey...if you were so put off by people trying to act cool on the internet, you wouldn't be a senior member of this forum with 11,000 posts. LOL

    Just who the fuk do you think you are fooling?
     
  5. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Off the deep end...
     
  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like the SZ because it is cabinet depth, has a lot of room, and nice features. The quality is very high. Mine still looks basically new and works as well as ever. All this hipster stuff is beyond me.

    Yes, it cost a lot, but I like it better than the Viking I got at the same time, and a lot better than the lame-ass hood that I bought.
     
  7. RJman

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    I like the SZ because it is cabinet depth, has a lot of room, and nice features. The quality is very high. Mine still looks basically new and works as well as ever. All this hipster stuff is beyond me.

    Yes, it cost a lot, but I like it better than the Viking I got at the same time, and a lot better than the lame-ass hood that I bought.

    Why do you like PBR?
     
  8. freshcutgrass

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    At least I'm in the thread do discuss the topic...not carry on unprovoked character attacks.

    I'm not trying to be cool by simply upping the anti with some other more esoteric item than mentioned. My profession involves in depth knowledge of heat pumps (and a fridge is just a heat pump). The Traulsen model mentioned is a benchmark commercial quality product ideally suited for residential use, and is something I have personally coveted for some time.

    I feel perfectly justified in giving my opinion who the "king" of fridges is.
     
  9. itsstillmatt

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    Why do you like PBR?
    Because his mom is a hipster. He was born into it.
     
  10. mafoofan

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    Okay, stupid question: what makes one refrigerator better than another? Why a SubZero or Traulson, and not a GE Profile?
     
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    Okay, stupid question: what makes one refrigerator better than another? Why a SubZero or Traulson, and not a GE Profile?

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  12. satorstyle

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    The GE Profile is in fact a great fridge. The other two are built to handle production level performance. The Sub Zero is a residential model with commercial quality guts, but with the efficiency a home fridge should provide. The Traulsen is a professional model pure and simple made just to fit in a residential kitchen setting, this 48" model can often be found in deli's, restaurants etc. I have a Gaggenau module system, great fridge super sleek sets perfectly flush with the cabinets.
     
  13. mafoofan

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    The GE Profile is in fact a great fridge. The other two are built to handle production level performance. The Sub Zero is a residential model with commercial quality guts but with the efficiency a home fridge needs. The Traulsen is a professional model pure and simple made just to fit in a residential kitchen setting, this 48" model can often be found in deli's, restaurants etc. I have a Gaggenau module system great fridge super sleek sets perfectly flush with the cabinets.

    Okay, but what's "production level performance" and why do I want it in my home? What does "commercial quality" offer above and beyond any plain old fridge? My parents' refrigerator lasted more than 25 years before it needed replacement. I think it was a Whirlpool or GE or something.
     
  14. satorstyle

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    You could use either in a commercial kitchen setting where large food production is required
    (production level performance) people who enjoy cooking often want the professional quality items in their homes. Most times it's the status of ownership, sometimes they get the use in which they were intended. Commercial quality is what is. Every home fridge is not manufactured to handle the rigors of commercial use.
     
  15. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Every home fridge is not manufactured to handle the rigors of commercial use.

    But what are the 'rigors' of commercial use? I'm not trying to be difficult, but all I hear is that a SubZero refrigerator is more 'commercial' than a typical refrigerator. What, precisely, does that do for the owner, other than bestow status?
     
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    But what are the 'rigors' of commercial use? I'm not trying to be difficult, but all I hear is that a SubZero refrigerator is more 'commercial' than a typical refrigerator. What, precisely, does that do for the owner, other than bestow status?
    In the quote below, replace every noun with "penis" and every descriptor with "bigger".
    You could use either in a commercial kitchen setting where large food production is required
    (production level performance) people who enjoy cooking often want the professional quality items in their homes. Most times it's the status of ownership, sometimes they get the use in which they were intended. Commercial quality is what is. Every home fridge is not manufactured to handle the rigors of commercial use.
     
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    But what are the 'rigors' of commercial use? I'm not trying to be difficult, but all I hear is that a SubZero refrigerator is more 'commercial' than a typical refrigerator. What, precisely, does that do for the owner, other than bestow status?
    Eventually refigerators are the ability to keep cold + quietness + looks + energy used + masturbation factor as evidenced in this thread.
     
  18. satorstyle

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    Commercial use in a home setting is probably 98 percent status.
     
  19. tiecollector

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    I would never even consider a subzero if it weren't $500 and hadn't been refurbished 6 years ago. I really like the cabinet depth to it so it will lay flush in my galley kitchen and make the space look larger because my house is so small.
     
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    Okay, but what's "production level performance" and why do I want it in my home? What does "commercial quality" offer above and beyond any plain old fridge? My parents' refrigerator lasted more than 25 years before it needed replacement. I think it was a Whirlpool or GE or something.

    There is no need for it really. It's a name associated with being a good fridge that people want in their houses but they don't know why. They just know that they read somewhere or heard through the grapevine that Subzero is good. If people say it's bigger, well you can buy 2 GE's and put them side by side for the price of 1 SZ if size is an issue.

    Same reason people buy granite, they just heard it was good and every upscale kitchen has it on HGTV, yet no one knows the properties that make granite any better or worse than any other material.
     

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