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Viking vs. Sub-Zero Refrigerators 2017 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by William Hanley

Viking and Sub-Zero are two of the best names in the appliance industry. They didn’t compete before as Viking sold ranges and Sub-Zero built refrigerators. 

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Topics: Viking, Sub-Zero

Best Clear Ice Makers for 2016 (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Danny Nguyen

If you are planning a large-scale kitchen renovation and like to entertain, chances are you are planning to have an ice maker in your kitchen plan.

Most refrigerators feature an ice maker, but it can only produce up to 15 pounds of cloudy ice per day.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, Scotsman, Clear Ice Makers, True Refrigerators

True 48" vs. Sub-Zero Pro 48 Counter Depth Refrigerator

by Jonathan Beresford

Let's face it. Sub-Zero has owned the 48 inch professional refrigeration market for quite some time. The Pro 48 inch was introduced in 2005 to appeal to people who wanted an industrial looking refrigerator in the home.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, Counter Depth Refrigerators, True Refrigerators

The Best 48 Inch Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Back when I wrote this 4 years ago, Sub-Zero seemed to be the best choice for a 48 inch refrigerator. With new competitors and new products, you may need an update.

So we will look at a few different types of configuring a 48 inch refrigerator, then look at the brands and then compare.

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Topics: Thermador, Jenn-Air, Sub-Zero, Counter Depth Refrigerators, Integrated Refrigerators, Professional Refrigerators, True Refrigerators

The 6 Best Luxury Appliance Brands (Reviews/Ratings)

by John Ramsay V

The best appliance brands combine name recognition, performance and features. Some of the names may surprise you.

Now, I'm not implying that you should only buy these if you have the budget or specific need. If not, there is another article called The 5 Best Affordable Luxury Brands which combines features and price.

Still if you want the best in your kitchen, these six brands are universally considered to be the best. We will detail each below.

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Topics: Thermador, Miele, Viking, Sub-Zero, Gaggenau, La Cornue Ranges

Gaggenau vs. Sub-Zero Refrigerator Columns (Prices/Reviews/Ratings)

by Brittany Jatkola

Refrigerator and freezer columns have become a popular option in the integrated refrigeration world. You will appreciate the versatility because you can now place your refrigerator and freezer anywhere in your kitchen.

Integrated columns look better than a traditional counter depth refrigerator as well. They fit within a 24 inch cabinet, so they are indistinguishable from the cabinet itself.

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Topics: Sub-Zero, Gaggenau, Integrated Refrigerators

Thermador vs Sub-Zero French Door Counter Depth Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings/Prices)

by Chris Wurlitzer

French door refrigeration is the most popular style of refrigerator sold in the United States right now. It is certainly the coolest looking product with side by side top and a bottom freezer.

Unlike side by side refrigerators, French doors allow you to use the full width to store food like trays and platters.

Thermador has had a French door for 10 years as part of their very successful Freedom collection. Sub-Zero just started marketing a French door in July of 2012.

As these brands seem to compete in other categories, let's compare their French door refrigerators. This a tough comparison of very different units, prices and rebates.

We'll take a look at both companies, their products and then compare the two at the end. 

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Topics: Thermador, Sub-Zero, French Door Refrigerators

The 4 Best Undercounter Refrigerators (Reviews/Ratings)

by Steve Sheinkopf

Undercounter refrigeration has become popular over the last decade. You immediately think about one of these for your bar. However, as kitchens have expanded, you may want to have a smaller refrigerator for the kids to have easy access to water and juice boxes.

There is not one dominant brand. It depends on if you will be storing food, wine, beverages or a combination. So we will look at a few brands and models.

First, let's look at undercounter versus freestanding refrigerators.

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Topics: Perlick, Danby, Undercounter Refrigerators, Sub-Zero, U-Line, Refrigerators

Is a Sub-Zero Refrigerator Worth It? (Prices/Reviews/Ratings)

by Neil Katz

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Topics: Sub-Zero, Refrigerators

Best Undercounter Beverage Centers (Prices/Reviews/Ratings)

by Paul Groux

Beverage centers are the most popular undercounter refrigerator on the market. Unlike a wine unit or traditional refrigerator, a beverage center is designed to store wine as well as soda, water and beer.

Because beverage centers are designed for various drinks the internal temperature on average can range from 35 to 65 degrees.

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Topics: Jenn-Air, Undercounter Refrigerators, Beverage Centers, Sub-Zero, U-Line, True Refrigerators

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