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by Pam Silvia

Since its founding in 1945, Sub Zero has pioneered quality products that meet its customers’ needs, offering innovative, aesthetically appealing, and technologically advanced solutions to meet virtually any home refrigeration need. Through foresight and responsiveness, the company has earned its position as an industry leader and seeks to maintain this reputation with a dedication to quality design and customer satisfaction.

At a Glance:

About Sub Zero Refrigerators

Who is Sub Zero For?

Sub Zero Refrigerator Reviews

Types of Sub Zero Reviews

Sub Zero Pros and Cons

Owning a Sub Zero refrigerator means reaping the benefits of dual refrigeration (which the company pioneered in the 1950s), optimal energy efficiency, and award-winning durability. Open the door to luxury by reading our Sub Zero refrigerator reviews. From the types of products the brand offers to the pros and cons of owning one, here is what to know before you buy a Sub Zero fridge.

Sub Zero Refrigeration: An Overview

Sub Zero is the food preservation specialist, delivering fresher, longer-lasting food through innovative preservation technologies. The brand’s commitment to beautiful design is just as strong, consistently leading the industry in stunning built-in refrigeration solutions for every style home.

When it comes to Sub Zero full-size refrigeration, the brand offers the widest selection of refrigeration solutions by offering various widths, innovative configurations, and limitless exterior customization. Stainless steel and panel-ready models allow you the freedom to customize your refrigeration to complement your kitchen and home design.

If you enjoy a glass of vino now and then, Sub Zero wine storage units are more than just coolers. Built with advanced preservation technologies and protective features, Sub Zero wine storage guards your valuable investment against the harmful effects of heat, humidity, light, and vibration. Available in a variety of sizes and installations, Sub Zero wine fridges can bring the pleasure of wine into any room.

And that’s not all. The convenience of Sub Zero undercounter units makes meal preparation and storage simple and accessible. Custom and stainless-steel panel options ensure your undercounter units fit seamlessly within the flow of your home.

woman opens freezer drawer of Sub Zero pro-style refrigerator

Who is Sub Zero For?

“Sub Zero kitchen” is shorthand for “a home that gets all the high-end details right.” And we couldn’t agree more—across all refrigerator types, a built-in look and a plethora of commercial-grade features come standard with a Sub Zero refrigerator. With that in mind, Sub Zero caters largely to homeowners who crave comfort via extravagance—which usually entails a steep price tag. For reference, we included the starting prices on Sub Zero refrigerators below.

Sub Zero Refrigerator Prices:

  • Sub Zero French door refrigerators start at $9,299
  • Sub Zero side by side refrigerators start at $8,529
  • Sub Zero bottom freezer refrigerators start at $8,480
  • Sub Zero column refrigerators start at $6,899
  • Sub Zero undercounter refrigerators start at $4,229

All things considered, these high-end price points are backed up by a commitment to quality, as Sub Zero refrigerators are built with premium-grade materials to ensure a lifespan of at least 20 years.

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Sub Zero Refrigerator Reviews

Now, here are a few of the most popular refrigeration products that Sub Zero connoisseurs love.

Types of Sub Zero Refrigerators

Built In

Considered the classic look for Sub Zero fridges, built in installation was the original concept for the refrigeration brand. The doors on Sub Zero built in refrigerators protrude slightly from the cabinet opening while still sitting flush against the surrounding cabinetry. Built in units come in four configurations: column, French door, bottom freezer, and side by side.

Our Recommendation: Sub Zero 21 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Built In French Door Refrigerator (BI-36UFDID/S/PH)

Sub Zero 21 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Built In French Door Refrigerator

Stocked with technology pioneered by the brand, this Sub Zero counter depth refrigerator features two separate cooling systems so your fresh groceries stay fresher longer in the cool, moist air of the refrigerator. Dual refrigeration means frigid, dry air prevents frost and freezer burn in the freezer, thereby producing optimum preservation conditions for each type of food. Teeming with one high-humidity crisper drawer, one storage drawer, two adjustable dairy compartments, four glass refrigerator shelves, and five door bins, this built in fridge ensures that your food stays organized and within easy reach. Our favorite part? Adjustable drawers are included in each drawer.

Glass Door

Available as bottom freezer, side by side, and freezerless configurations, Sub Zero glass door refrigerators add commercial flair to your kitchen. Best of all, the glass door on select Sub Zero models gives you a clear look at your favorite snacks and beverages, whether you are playing host or are looking to unwind.

Our Recommendation: Sub Zero 21.6 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Built In Refrigerator (BI-36UA/S/PH-RH)

Sub Zero 21.6 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Built In Refrigerator

Among a slew of advanced refrigeration technologies, this Sub Zero glass door refrigerator offers low-temperature and high-humidity storage zones, a magnetic door seal system that locks in cold air, and adjustable shelves that ensure maximum convenience. Storage capacity for the Sub Zero BI-36UG entails a generous 16.3-cubic-foot refrigerator and a 5.3-cubic-foot freezer. Bottom line? More flavorful, delicious food for you, your family, and your guests.

Bottom Freezer

From wrinkled fruit to wilted lettuce, you’ve seen your share of past due, even spoiled food in the refrigerator. It doesn’t have to be that way. Sub Zero bottom freezer refrigerators preserve your foods for longer with advanced food preservation technology that has been developed through almost 70 years of research. In summary, you get to enjoy fresher greens, juicier peppers, and blueberries that burst with flavor—even weeks after you’ve brought them home from the market. And since bottom freezer refrigerators keep the fresh-food compartment at eye level, this fridge configuration will literally have your back, keeping your body from bending when accessing the ingredients you reach for the most.

Our Recommendation: Sub Zero PRO Series 22.7 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Refrigerator (PRO3650/RH)

Sub Zero PRO Series 22.7 Cu. Ft. Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

Freshness finds unmistakable expression with this Sub Zero bottom freezer refrigerator. A monument to food preservation, the Sub Zero PRO3650/RH is equal parts a sculpted metal-design statement and a culinary secret weapon. Its vast interior, like its bold exterior, is crafted of stainless steel. Not only that, but this Sub Zero fridge creates the ideal environment for produce in an independently controlled crisper drawer; fights spoilage and odors with a NASA-inspired air purification system; and filters water and ice of contaminants.


If you like to entertain guests in your home, Sub Zero undercounter refrigerators add comfort and convenience to any room with stainless-steel or glass-panel options, keeping your favorite beverages, cocktail garnishes, and cold snacks delectably fresh and within easy reach. Best of all, this compact fridge grants you the flexibility to curate the entertainment space of your dreams—whether you want to create a stunning cocktail bar in the study or a decked-out outdoor kitchen. In short, Sub Zero is “anywhere refrigeration:” Fresh produce in the kitchen island, chilled drinks in the home gym, ice aplenty by the pool. Overall, the convenience of undercounter units makes meal preparation and storage simple and accessible while custom and stainless-steel panel options ensure your undercounter units fit seamlessly within the flow of your home.

Our Recommendation: Sub Zero 5.0 Cu. Ft. Under the Counter Refrigerator (ID-30CI)

Sub Zero 5.0 Cu. Ft. Under the Counter Refrigerator

The microprocessor on this undercounter fridge controls the interior temperature to within one degree of its set point while an advanced air seal around all four sides of the door prevents leaks and energy waste. Offering exceptional amenities such as adjustable drawer dividers, crisp LED lighting, an automatic icemaker, and a removable ice container.

Sub Zero Refrigerators Pros and Cons


✓ Superior construction and durability of up to 20 years

✓ Generous organization options across full-sized and compact models

✓ Energy-efficient dual refrigeration system across many full-sized models

✓ Odor-reducing air purification system across many full-sized models

✓ Beautiful designs for a high-end kitchen (infinite paneling options and fully flush integrated models)


X Luxury-tier price tag (starting at around $8,400 for freestanding full-size refrigerators)

Shop Sub Zero Refrigeration at Spencer’s

As always, don’t forget to shop local! Be sure to scour our catalog for Sub Zero refrigerator reviews, and if you have questions about any of our top-rated refrigerators, don’t hesitate to call or visit your friends in the business at Spencer’s TV & Appliance. Proud to have served our customers since 1973, we have 10 locations in the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Glendale regions. Call or visit us today!