Thermador vs. Sub-Zero Built-in and Integrated Refrigerators – Ratings / Reviews / Prices

Thermador vs. Sub-Zero Built-in and Integrated Refrigerators – Ratings / Reviews / Prices

Thermador vs. Sub-Zero Built-in and Integrated Refrigerators – Ratings / Reviews / Prices
Sub-Zero and Thermador are the most compared and best brands for integrated refrigerators on the market by far. In this video, you will learn all aspects of built-in refrigerators from both Thermador and Sub-Zero, including sizes, configurations, door storage, controls, and shelving including photos and time-lapse videos of how they store food. As a bonus, we will compare the reliability rates based on sales versus service over the last 12 months. This comparison is for built-in integrated style refrigerators, not the compressor top counter depths. Thermador no longer markets that unit after years of outsourcing from KitchenAid.

Both are excellent. You should consider both for your kitchen. However, if you are buying a new refrigerator, you have another decision. Depending on when you are reading this one of the main priorities is actually buying one.

Like all refrigerators, both Sub-Zero and Thermador have availability problems. Lead times can be 6 months on certain models or even more. In a comparison this close, you may want to consider sacrificing brand preferences for availability.

Thermador has good storage on the door, a stainless interior and some pretty robust controls. It’s a less expensive option especially after the package 1, 2 free rebates.

However, for keeping food fresher longer with its air scrubber, vacuum seal, and magnetic crisper and reliability, Sub-Zero is still the best refrigerator on the market.

One last consideration (that should probably be first). Servicing an integrated refrigerator is not easy. You may want to consider the brand with the best service in the area.


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0:00 Intro
0:45 Basics
1:04 Column Refrigeration Doors
1:37 Controls
1:52 Interior
2:12 Shelving
2:31 Air Cleaning
2:48 Crispers
3:01 Ice and Water Dispensers
3:17 Food Preservation and Storage
3:30 Pricing
3:57 Most Popular Units
4:25 Reliability
4:57 Which Should You Buy?

Ken Rosenberg

July 13, 2021 @ 6:08 pm


Man I wish you had a store here on Long Island.

Julio Valencia

September 29, 2021 @ 1:05 am


Why is it so hard to purchase any of these brands here in tucson az ?


October 9, 2021 @ 9:05 am


This video convinced me. I’m buying on Craigslist

Phillip Bohl

December 1, 2021 @ 5:32 am


Super helpful!!!

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