Why are Sub-Zero fridges so good?

At Papilio we are often asked questions about our appliance preferences. When it comes to fridge freezers we often suggest Sub-Zero, that is if the client hasn’t already specified one.

Even if familiar with the Sub-Zero brand or its technologies, the cost of these supreme machines can come as a shock. So, the next question is always ‘what is it that makes these fridges so good – and why so expensive?’

So, in answer to these questions we have put together this handy summary:

Who are Sub-Zero?

Sub-Zero are a third-generation family owned business, that’s based and manufactures in Wisconsin, USA. Relatively young in comparison to other brands, it is their youthful vision that has propelled them to the top with innovative appliances that work for the user.

Innovators and leaders in their field – Sub-Zero put a great deal of time and money into the research and development of new technologies, for which they are famed, using only the highest quality materials and manufacturing methods.

Sub-Zero saw a rise in popularity, pioneering integrated and professional refrigeration. For 20 years they had been the only brand to produce a fridge/freezer that fitted seamlessly into the fabric of the kitchen, rather than protruding out into the space.

Still a favourite amongst kitchen designers, Sub-Zero also have a huge following. Chefs James Martin, Gordon Ramsay, Michel Roux Junior, Gary Rhodes and Tom Parker Bowles. Plus celebs, Kelly Hoppen Stella McCartney, Bernie Ecclestone, Sir Paul McCartney, Lenny Kravitz, Sting, Madonna and Rod Stewart to name but a few.

The Sub-Zero range covers four main types of system; integrated fridge, built-in refrigeration, wine storage and professional models, find out more here.

Why are Sub Zero so good?

Fast forward to today and it’s the Sub-Zero technology that they are famed for.

Their built-in air purification system (originally designed for NASA) employs an antimicrobial air scrubber, to scrub the air of ethylene, mould, viruses, and bacteria every 20 minutes. Slowing the spoiling process. Plus, other foods are not cross-contaminated with gases from other spoiling foods, so they last longer as well.

Sub Zero fridges also have separate compressors for the fridge and freezer meaning each compartment works independently, keeping flavours in and food fresher for longer. The fridge comes with a mighty Vacuum seal and drawers are magnetised to lock in freshness.

Plus, surfaces within the fridge come with Nano technology meaning spills are contained, they congeal rather than seep across into awkward nooks and crannies to rear their ugly heads for weeks afterwards. Understand more about Sub-Zero and the technology for which they are famed here.

In summary, Sub-Zero is a total all round quality product. Plus, with after-sales being second to none, here in the UK and resale value one of the highest in the market, it’s a win win all round.

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