The Sub-Zero Freezer Company was founded in 1945, by Westye F. Bakke in Madison, Wisconsin. Westye Bakke is survived by his daughter Elaine. In 2000, they acquired the domestic applianceViking Appliance Repair in Los Angeles All Repairs for Viking Appliances. Read more ... » line of the Wolf Range Corporation, a California-based manufacturer of professional-style ranges, cooktops and grills for both home and commercial use.
Wolf Appliance Inc., Sub-Zero’s corporate companion, expanded the few products acquired from Wolf Range Corporation. It now sells a full array of domestic cooking appliances from kitchenGarbage Disposals. Read more ... » stoves, cooktops, wall ovens, warming drawers and ventilation equipment. The company’s products compete with those made by VikingViking Stove Repair. Read more ... », Dacor, Thermador, GE Monogram, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air and Miele.
Sub-Zero manufactures two series of built-in refrigeration as well as wine storage and undercounter units. Each refrigeratorViking Refrigerator Water Leak Repair. Read more ... » model usually comes in two variations, namely a stainless steel exterior or a customizable exterior in an overlay version. The latter option allows the buyer to install kitchen cabinet panels on the door(s) to match with the rest of the kitchen. Its refrigeratorsA major appliance, or domestic appliance. Read more ... » are designed with a 24-inch (61 cm) depth and can be installed flush with kitchen cabinets of the same standard depth to provide an integrated look. This kind of built-in refrigerator is usually wider than normal to compensate for the shallower depth in order to maintain acceptable storage volume.
The Sub-Zero 424 Wine Cooler has held virtually the same design since the early 90’s. It is the only under-counter wine cooler in its class to be able to keep wine as low as 38 °F (3 °C). It has two temperature zones and can be hooked up to a house alarm.
A Sub-Zero refrigerator is heavier than most refrigerators offered by GE, Fridgaire, or LG. An average refrigerator weighs 250–300 pounds (110–140 kg), but a Sub-Zero can weigh as much as 800 pounds (360 kg) and can require four delivery men to move the refrigerator unit into a kitchen, while most refrigerators usually only require two delivery men. Also, a typical Sub-Zero unit is bigger than the basic home refrigerator. Some Sub-Zero full-size models are 84 inches (2.1 m) tall and 48 inches (120 cm) wide.
The company currently has production facilities in Madison, Wisconsin; Phoenix, Arizona; Richmond, Kentucky; and Fitchburg, Wisconsin.
Along with many other major prestige appliance brands, Sub-Zero follows a practice of restricting dissemination of the prices of their refrigerators. Their dealers are strictly vetted and must closely follow advertising and pricing procedures supplied by the manufacturer in order maintain the ability to distribute their products.None found.