June 19, 2020

Sub-Zero: Your Best Investment – Part 2


Fresh Food Never Tasted So Good

Food waste is a terrible thing. It impacts our communities and our own wallets in a very real way.  A recent study by the Natural Resource Defense Council found that the average American family of four ends up tossing the equivalent of $2,275 of food in the trash annually. That includes 40% of fresh fish, 23% of eggs and 20% of milk, not to mention fresh fruits and vegetables. The National Dairy Association also quantifies the annual waste at $2,000 for a family of four. There’s no doubt that superior food preservation is key to saving both money and important resources. Much of this waste can be reduced or eliminated by selecting the right refrigerator.

Why is Sub-Zero Considered to be the Industry Leader in Food Preservation?

 Sub-Zero’s Dual-Compressor System Makes a Huge Difference

Sub-Zero is the originator of the dual-compressor system. Most refrigerators have just one compressor to push air from the freezer into the refrigerator. This air recycling from one compartment to the other causes unwanted odor transfers, the drying and decaying of fresh food and freezer burn on frozen foods. From the beginning, Sub-Zero refrigerators were engineered with two compressors so that both the refrigerator and freezer compartments would maintain optimal temperature and humidity to better preserve your food. In addition to the dual-compressor, Sub-Zero goes even further with dual evaporators and fans for each compartment as well. This design literally adds weeks of shelf life to your food, reducing spoilage and trips to the grocery store, which equates to saving serious money.

NASA-Inspired Air Purification System

Certain foods shouldn’t be placed together in typical refrigerators. Some fresh foods, like apples, naturally emit ethylene gas. If carrots are stored near them, they’ll taste bitter and leafy vegetables will decay faster. With this in mind, a decade ago Sub-Zero engineered an advanced Air Purification System with technology pioneered by NASA for the space shuttles. This system scrubs the entire volume of air in a Sub-Zero refrigerator approximately every 20 minutes. This significantly reduces odors, viruses and bacteria – as well as the ethylene gases present in some foods that cause premature ripening and food spoilage.

Water Purification to Make Food Taste Better

With many homeowners having concerns about water quality, Sub-Zero also created one of the most advanced water filtration systems in the industry. While most refrigerators have carbon water filters, Sub-Zero’s design takes water filtration a step further. This microbiological water filter removes suspended particles, chemical pollutants, viruses and bacteria. This actually makes water and ice from a Sub-Zero safer to drink and taste better.

Sealed In Freshness

Even the doors on a Sub-Zero refrigerator are made with food preservation in mind. The seals are so secure that some owners report no thawing of frozen foods after a multi-day power outage. With that kind of seal, you can count on Sub-Zero to build not only refrigerators, but freezers that are unparalleled in performance. And, speaking of power, with all this technology you might be wondering about power consumption. In fact, 30 Sub-Zero appliances have earned the Energy Star rating for outstanding energy efficiency and over 75% of the stainless steel and up to 50% of the plastic in Sub-Zero refrigerators are recycled materials, annually preventing 566 tons of scrap from going into landfills.

Increasing Freshness = Your Best Investment

When you consider that selecting the right refrigerator could actually save you $1,000-$2,000 each year in food waste, you start to understand that buying a Sub-Zero is not a luxury, it’s an investment that yields exciting rewards.

Allow a Clarke Showroom Consultant to answer all of your questions by phone, video or in person. Every member of the Clarke Showroom team has extensive training on Sub-Zero refrigeration and can help you select the model or models that will achieve both your food preservation goals and your design vision.


Sub-Zero: Your Best Investment – Part 1

Sub-Zero: Your Best Investment – Part 3

Sub-Zero: Your Best Investment – Part 4

Sub-Zero: Your Best Investment – Part 5