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Sub-Zero 736TCI refrigerator

 
Approximate retail price:
$8000
Summary: This 20.6 cu.-ft. built-in cabinet-depth Sub-Zero 736TCI refrigerator has
  • dual compressors
  • dual evaporators
  • a door open alarm
  • spillproof shelves
  • digital controls
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About - Sub-Zero 736TCI

The Sub-Zero 736TCI is part of the refrigerator test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, built in refrigerator models like the 736TCI are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Temperature performance:
This combines results of tests measuring the accuracy of initial temperature settings along with how well a model 1) kept optimum temperatures in the refrigerator and freezer at the same time; 2) kept temperatures even throughout each compartment; 3) kept temperatures constant despite changes in room temperatures; and 4) maintained set temperatures even with very high room temperatures.

Energy efficiency:
This reflects electricity consumption (based on our tests) per cubic foot of measured usable storage space. For example, two refrigerators with the same energy cost per year may have different energy efficiencies -- the unit with more storage space being more efficient.

Noise:
Noise level was measured when the compressor started up and during steady running. Subjective judgments by a panel of listeners supplemented our noise-meter readings.
About This Brand

One of the major built-in brands, Sub-Zero is in the process of introducing a new line of refrigerators with new technology in different side-by-side and bottom-freezer configurations.

Features & Specs - Sub-Zero 736TCI
info Claimed capacity (cu. ft.) 20.6
info Bottom-freezer Yes
info Side-by-side No
info French-door style No
info Water dispenser No
info Stainless/SS-look option Yes
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User Reviews - Sub-Zero 736TCI
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4.0
Great Refrigerator and Freezer
3/18/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Customizable Shelving
Easy Access
Energy Efficient
Holds Temperature Well
Quiet
Space For Tall Items
Cons
Best Uses
Large Kitchens
Comment:
We have had this product since 2009 when we renovated our kitchen. We have an older subzero that is still operating and we use as our back up. This product does keep all items cool and fresh. This week we had our first mishap with this unit when the ice maker pump switch failed and flooded our entire kitchen with wood floors. Sounds bad but not the end of the world. One thing I would do for this unit is install and inline cutoff valve for easy water control. Fortunately when we renovated the kitchen I had a filtration system for the frig and icemaker installed with a cutoff switch. It would be much better at the refrigerator that way you could spare the ice maker. Back to the refrigerator, we also had to get a new relay switch and install a better quality coil fan motor. Our local appliance man said that historically these fans start to fail and do not pull enough air across the coils. So after 7 years of use we ended up spending 450.00 for parts and service, and we have an 18K dollar claim on wood floors. Pump failures can happen with any product that is the danger of having an ice maker. I cannot say this would sway me away from this product. Our refrigerator looks like a big piece of furniture and the panel are nice. Good luck nice refrigirator
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Noisey device masquerading as a refridg
2/16/2015
Pros
Attractive Design
Cons
Noisy
Best Uses
Comment:
terribly noisey fan and compressor. Service people haven't fixed the problem
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Failure in Refrigerator Compressor
9/6/2013
Pros
Easy Access
Holds Temperature Well
Cons
Noisy
Unreliable
Best Uses
Big Families
Comment:
Owned the unit since new in 2006. Always had a loud vibration in the compressor. Company rep said it was normal. Compressor failed after warranty expired.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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