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Are Sub Zero refrigerators worth the price?

I still don't get how the SZ is a status symbol but would definitely recommend a cabinet depth refrigerator and freezer or combo unit. I watch HGTV House Hunters and so many nice kitchens have a fridge that looks like an afterthought.

We cook on a Dacor duel fuel 30" range. It has an electric convection oven and a gas cooktop. It's been a very good range as far as cooking and baking goes. We really wanted a 36" Wolf at the time we bought it but figured that we didn't have the room for a 36" range. We've kicked ourselves ever since for 2 reasons. 1) We wish we had the built in griddle and 2) the plastic trim on the Dacor has cracked numerous times. The first time the plastic cracked the store we bought it from locally, Deward & Bode said sorry, it's off warranty. We then stopped by a Dacor booth at the Seattle Home Show and complained to the rep. We told her that it is obviously an inferior plastic they were using and should last more than one year. She sent the parts to Deward & Bode and they came out and replaced it on warranty. It broke again and we haven't bothered to replace it. We are planning on getting a new range and it functions perfectly so we don't care too much. Of course if the stove was our status symbol we'd keep replacing it:-) Good luck.

Feb 13, 2014
ChezFran in Cookware

Are Sub Zero refrigerators worth the price?

As 1point21gw alluded to, we purchased the SZ for the functionality. Our abode is so humble that when people walk in our kitchen it takes 2 minutes until they look past the Formica (old, worn out) countertops and plywood cabinets until they see the stainless fridge at which point they are shocked. Then they look around and see the freezer in the eating area and say, "is that another fridge?" I saved for a year, ate top ramen and hamburger so I could buy this fridge for cash. My husband (boyfriend at the time) loved it so much he did the same thing , saved up the money and replaced the 20 year old deep freeze with the matching freezer. I am only sharing all this to point out that a passion for eating good food can branch out to equipment and that is why some people buy these things.

May 07, 2012
ChezFran in Cookware

Are Sub Zero refrigerators worth the price?

YES! Why?- Cabinet Depth, Simple, Quiet, All-Refigerator model 601 R or L and the associated All-Freezer model are the only refrigeration units that make sense to me but my husband and I are average to tall. Take a look at these models online. We bought the fridge first because we were tired of bending down to look in the fridge and didn't really want to get a bottom freezer only to be bending down to open it and we needed more capacity. The 601 model has the compressor on the bottom so your lowest food is the produce drawer that sits about 20" above the floor . (I'm not home so I am guessing. We have had these units for 10 years and they are brilliant! Now why am I here? Oh yes, Boudin at Fishermans Wharf..

May 06, 2012
ChezFran in Cookware

Poor Siamese - Worst Thai food in Bellingham

I second this review. Horrible food, unsuspecting diners thinking this was a name change will be shocked.

Oct 19, 2011
ChezFran in Pacific Northwest

Bellingham: Dashi Noodle Bar

Tried it and liked it. I dashed in there on the first week and got the cold noodles, steamed bun with chicken and iced tea. The noodles were very tasty with lots of fresh veggies. The bun was more of a sandwich but also very tasty. The bun and noodles filled me up but individually they were not a full lunch. As far as price, with tax & tip it came to a little over $20. That is a lot for lunch if you were to dine out every day. I usually make my lunches so I will treat myself to Dashi again.

Oct 19, 2011
ChezFran in Pacific Northwest

5 Quarts of Shrimp Stock - How to Use?

There is a recipe on the Saveur website for Shrimp Bisque using shells....http://m.saveur.com/article/Recipes/S...

Sep 14, 2011
ChezFran in Home Cooking

New Cooking / Supper Club, Bellingham and Environs

I am interested in these Dinners, Thank You!

Aug 21, 2011
ChezFran in Pacific Northwest

Stand Mixer - Which One?

I love my Hamilton Beach Commercial 7qt mixer. The CPM700 has an on & off switch so you can set it to the speed you want and turn it on and off. It has a taller, narrower bowl than the KA and has a 1 qt greater capacity than the largest KA. I had a KA Ultra Power 4.5qt for years and it was okay but when I made a large batch of Tiramisu it didn't have enough capacity so I started looking at the larger KA's and they only had a 1.5qt advantage and with a wide bowl I knew that stuff would fly out of there. The Hamilton Beach has been great, I had a problem with the paddle and they shipped me out a new one within a week. The attachments from Kenwood work on it and they are nice. I think the KA attachments are quite good as well. I literally have dreams of owning a 10-12 qt mixer.

Aug 22, 2009
ChezFran in Cookware