Sub Zero Refrigerators

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  1. RJman

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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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    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.
     


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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.
     


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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.
     


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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?
     


  6. RJman

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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.
     


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


  9. 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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    ^^^ Eh, no. Give some of us a little credit for doing some research.
     


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    Commercial use requires high standards of food safety and freshness, as well as being built well enough to withstand many years of hard usage. features of the UR48DT ...better temperature and humidity/condensation controls, so food keeps fresher and longer. ...dual heavy duty compressors ( 1/3 & 1/6 hp high BTU's)...one for the freezer...one for the fridge. They are mounted on top of the unit for better performance (or can actually be remotely located if noise is an issue). This also allows full depth inside while only being 24" deep. ...the entire unit, inside and out, is all heavy gauge stainless steel, which improves food safety, cleaning and unit lifespan. ...drawers for meat and crispers are accessed directly without opening the main door, maintaining better temps and humidity. ...freezer works faster and gets colder, for better results with frozen foods. ...things like hinges & handles are so well built, they have lifetime warranties. I could go on, but the point is it performs better, which actually translates into real world advantages in terms of what its job is...to keep food as fresh as possible, and do its job for a long time without having to be replaced or suffer breakdowns or require maintanance. It's very high design and build quality means it will last a lot longer (a typical residential situation means essentially a lifetime). It isn't market-driven in terms of style, so it isn't something you replace because it's dated, even though it may still function fine (as in a lot of consumer appliances). And yes, if pride of ownership is important to you, then it justifies it based on its performance merits and looks, rather than just brand marketing/looks.
     


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    Commercial use requires high standards of food safety and freshness, as well as being built well enough to withstand many years of hard usage.

    features of the UR48DT

    ...better temperature and humidity/condensation controls, so food keeps fresher and longer.

    ...dual heavy duty compressors ( 1/3 & 1/6 hp high BTU's)...one for the freezer...one for the fridge. They are mounted on top of the unit for better performance (or can actually be remotely located if noise is an issue). This also allows full depth inside while only being 24" deep.

    ...the entire unit, inside and out, is all heavy gauge stainless steel, which improves food safety, cleaning and unit lifespan.

    ...drawers for meat and crispers are accessed directly without opening the main door, maintaining better temps and humidity.

    ...freezer works faster and gets colder, for better results with frozen foods.

    ...things like hinges & handles are so well built, they have lifetime warranties.

    I could go on, but the point is it performs better, which actually translates into real world advantages in terms of what its job is...to keep food as fresh as possible, and do its job for a long time without having to be replaced or suffer breakdowns or require maintanance.

    It's very high design and build quality means it will last a lot longer (a typical residential situation means essentially a lifetime). It isn't market-driven in terms of style, so it isn't something you replace because it's dated, even though it may still function fine (as in a lot of consumer appliances).

    And yes, if pride of ownership is important to you, then it justifies it based on its performance merits and looks, rather than just brand marketing/looks.



    Didn't you tear into SubZero in another thread?
     


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    Don't really remember...does it matter?

    So I have a bit of a fridge fetish. Kill me
     


  15. RJman

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    Don't really remember...does it matter?

    So I have a bit of a fridge fetish. Kill me and store me in one

    FTFY
     


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