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Post# 774030   7/30/2014 at 07:00 (2,037 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        

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Monday I bought an older SubZero side by side for a smoking $$ deal. It wasn't the model or vintage I'd wanted, but I could live with it for the price I paid. Five minutes ago...I found this. Damn and blast. The very one I hoped I'd find...baaaahhhhhh!

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Post# 774036 , Reply# 1   7/30/2014 at 07:18 (2,036 days old) by classiccaprice (Hampton, Virginia)        

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Sometimes you just need two... Or to sell the lesser model and buy the perfect piece.

Post# 774043 , Reply# 2   7/30/2014 at 07:36 (2,036 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Will, I am considering it...

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It's a 6 hour drive, tho. And tomorrow, I have to go pick up the one I bought. By myself. It weighs a ton and it's gonna be 110 degrees. When I finish....I'll probably be beyond "over" with sub zeros all together!

Post# 774071 , Reply# 3   7/30/2014 at 08:44 (2,036 days old) by countryford (Phoenix, AZ)        

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I have to go pick up the one I bought. By myself



If you ever need any assistance in picking up appliances, you can always give me a holler. I have a truck and am able to assist.

Post# 774072 , Reply# 4   7/30/2014 at 08:57 (2,036 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        

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This one appears to be identical to the one a buddy had for a few years - I believe it was a '74 model.  Offered it here on AW with no bites, but being in the Midwest probably didn't help.

Post# 774081 , Reply# 5   7/30/2014 at 10:02 (2,036 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        
Could Be....

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Earlier than '74. That model shows up in a lot of books and decorating mags from the second half of the 1960s.

Ben, you would remind me of that Sub-Zero Cory cadman had. He offered it to me and there was just No. Way. I could find room for it. And I'd wanted one for years. I still have pangs about it.

Someone call me a waahmbulance! :)

Post# 774090 , Reply# 6   7/30/2014 at 10:33 (2,036 days old) by twintubdexter (Palm Springs)        

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You could spend the day at Disneyland and pick up the fridge on the way home. You might be able to sell box #1 at a profit. On the other hand, I'm sure once you finished refurbishing the side by side it would be a showpiece.

My friend of many years Lou (resident & the world's oldest working flight attendant) tells me the sand & dust storms in Phoenix have been pretty ugly. The heat and monsoonal humidity we share have me ready to plop a FOR SALE sign on my front lawn.

Phoenix airport 4 days ago...cough cough

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Post# 774091 , Reply# 7   7/30/2014 at 10:35 (2,036 days old) by swestoyz (Cedar Falls, IA)        
Could Be.... Earlier than '74

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In the case of Cory's specific fridge, the original home owner had penciled in the installation date on the inside of the fridge door.  I wouldn't doubt though that the styling of the fridge had been around for several years prior to.



Post# 774093 , Reply# 8   7/30/2014 at 10:46 (2,036 days old) by danemodsandy (The Bramford, Apt. 7-E)        

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That's what I meant - the model had been around since the '60s.

Sorry if I wasn't clear.

Post# 774096 , Reply# 9   7/30/2014 at 10:52 (2,036 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
Allen - it's easy

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to say buy both. :[-) Or...can you wriggle out of the first purchase? (not helping, but hoping you can figure it out..people here are so good to try and help you). 110F!? Mercy.

Post# 774216 , Reply# 10   7/30/2014 at 20:17 (2,036 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
SubZero in the 60s...

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This ad is from 1966. The basic design has never really changed much. I personally like the old ones for cosmetic reasons..THE HANDLES, primarily...and the fact that they are fully mechanical with single upper compressor. For the last 10-15 years or so they've been running 2 compressors--one for fridge one for freezer. And a great deal of digital control has been added. I personally don't want to deal with all that. Just want the basics...and the fake wood/gold trim inside is easily dealt with--cos it really is naff to look at!

BTW, am LOVING the red Subzero Freezer / Fridge twin units...

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Post# 774219 , Reply# 11   7/30/2014 at 20:26 (2,036 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        
I remember

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those ads like it was yesterday. These were the dream fridges to own.

another, too new perhaps:
Subzero Refridgerator - $300 (Powell) -
(includes a Jenn-air dishwasher which may not be worth a thing).

or much older shown in photo #3 :

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Post# 774244 , Reply# 12   7/30/2014 at 22:09 (2,036 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
We really want to upgrade the kitchen...

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says the person posting the wood paneled one. What upgrade? You have TOL there--just change the damned panels out. Subzeroes are timeless...I don't really know how you upgrade from one of those. Seriously.
That 50s model is identical to the one I posted up the other day ($300 in Denver)...but in REALLY nice shape compared to the Denver one. They better change that electric cord out before they "get bit", though.

Post# 774262 , Reply# 13   7/30/2014 at 23:13 (2,036 days old) by whirlcool (Just North Of Houston, Texas)        

To tell you the truth, compared to normal refrigerators the capacities of these SubZeros look smaller. I was in a house once that had three sub zero's. Two refrigerators and a freezer, all built in right next to each other. It looked like one big unit.

Post# 774266 , Reply# 14   7/30/2014 at 23:31 (2,036 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Capacities are somewhat smaller, I think

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The cabinet depth is only 24" (built in type) on the SZ vs the usual 29-30 on finished side/freestanding units. That side by side I just bought is probably only a total of 21-22 cu/ft. My similar JennAir SxS counter depth is just under 24 cu/ft. in total. It is the same width (36") as the SubZero, but Jenn Air cabinet is about 28" vs. the 24" of SZ

Post# 774267 , Reply# 15   7/30/2014 at 23:32 (2,036 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Supposedly, the cooling effectiveness...

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is heightened by the shallowness of the interior.

Post# 774316 , Reply# 16   7/31/2014 at 05:00 (2,036 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        
As just mentioned...

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In the post about the Digital Maytag Stack,

On the same yacht, I had Subzero in the galley.

Horrible fridge as they (for the most part) are Very shallow. I found that cooking for a crew of 6 and 2 owners, I had to go to the market everyday. Yes, the galley was under equipped in many ways, but that Subzero didn't hold squat.

Post# 774558 , Reply# 17   8/1/2014 at 01:51 (2,035 days old) by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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Posts like this just depress me :(( No one up here in North Dakota uses Sub-Zero so there is no used market, and I can't justify driving to CA or AZ to find a unit... Even if the price is $180...

Post# 774565 , Reply# 18   8/1/2014 at 01:57 (2,035 days old) by funktionalart (Rison, AR)        
Don't get depressed....

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I'll probably be depressed if I cannot get the bloody thing running right. I'm only out $50 for that takes the sting out quite a bit. If you REALLY want one, there are several out here for very little money. You'd just have to find a slow/cheap transport company that could get it to you. I've heard of places who can do it for as little as $300 despite the weight of these units. Will it get there in one piece???? Hmmmm. Ask around.

Post# 774599 , Reply# 19   8/1/2014 at 03:12 (2,035 days old) by jkbff (Happy Rock, ND)        

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Oh I'd have no issue paying for someone to haul the unit to me, at $180 bucks plus freight, that is still a steal, even if the units need a bit of work...

But you hit the nail on the head, will it get here in one piece.. lol Thats what I am scared of.

I'd love to find a SXS like what you found, Full door units just don't work for me.. I don't have the depth from the counters behind me to have a full door.

I mean, yes, I am very much attracted to brand names... But I am attracted to their reputations as well. Plus these units are just so damn sexy. They aren't a white box with handles sitting in the middle of a kitchen... These units, even from the 70's look better than most of the modern stuff from the other brands.

Not many things are timeless, these are.

I've very much toyed with the idea of finding units from True or ArcticAir as well.. Theres just something about a no frills fridge/freezer... Plus I can get a AR49 from ArcticAir for around 2k brand new, trying to get a 48-54" fridge from SubZero for home use would be well into 13k.

(This site is going to cause me to have to buy a house with a warehouse in the backyard... My wants/needs lists just keep growing the more I search!!)

Post# 774643 , Reply# 20   8/1/2014 at 08:06 (2,034 days old) by ovrphil (N.Atlanta / Georgia )        

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jkbff - welcome to the happy appliance disease..and hope you find a wealth of goodies that confound space planning logic. :-)

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