January 29, 2021

Top Designer Pick: Sub-Zero Refrigerator Drawers


Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers are designed into this great room space to position drinks away from kitchen traffic.


New England architects, kitchen designers and interior designers agree: Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers are a favorite appliance to include when designing kitchens. While several brands now offer drawer refrigerators, Sub-Zero is the name best known for these versatile under-counter appliances. Marie Kennedy of Metropolitan Cabinets, Peter Deane of DEANE Cabinets and Design, Architect David Sharff and Heather Kahler of Downsview Kitchens are among hundreds who love incorporating Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers into their designs.

In the 1990s, Sub-Zero introduced a refrigerator revolution with the introduction of Integrated Refrigeration. Part of that industry innovation was the concept of point-of-use refrigerator drawers. Now, more than 30 years later, Sub-Zero Refrigerator and Freezer Drawers are still in the top 10 appliances sold by Clarke through authorized dealers in 2020.

More Sizes Than Ever!

Panel-ready Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers allow the appliances to disappear into the cabinets.

Available now in 24”, 27”, 30” and 36” widths, these industry-leading refrigerator drawers come in stainless steel or are available “panel ready,” meaning you can clad them in cabinet panels to integrate (Sub-Zero’s word for “making your refrigerator disappear”) into your kitchen. Most are available in freezer drawers as well, and if you’d like to mix a refrigerator drawer atop a freezer drawer, that configuration is also available.

Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers come in various sizes to accommodate an array of design possibilities.

“It’s the flexibility that designers and homeowners love,” says Clarke Director of Showrooms Marco Barallon. “You can tuck them into an island, place them in a mudroom for kids drinks and snacks, dedicate them to produce or meats only, depending on where you position them in your kitchen.”

Sub-Zero Refrigerator Drawers are Not Just for Kitchens

Point-of-us Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers make integrating refrigeration into bedrooms, bathrooms and other spaces easy.

While they originally inspired a kitchen design revolution, Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers are now found in almost every room inside and space outside the home. You’ll find them in wetbars, bedrooms, family rooms, bathrooms and even outdoors. There are now specially engineered models to keep foods chilled in your outdoor kitchen or pool cabana. The ability to place refrigeration where it is needed most also cuts down on wear and tear in the kitchen itself and allows for more stress-free living. Sub-Zero refrigerator drawers bring convenience and luxury to living an any space.

Outdoor refrigerator doors by Sub-Zero are specially engineered to meet the rigors of outdoor life.

When you’re ready to plan your space, start with a visit to one of Clarke’s three Sub-Zero, Wolf & Cove Showrooms, where you can see how these beautiful appliances will look and function in your home and talk to showroom consultants who homeowners and designers consider to be the region’s true experts on these appliances.