Sub-Zero 736TCI Refrigerator

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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 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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Noisey device masquerading as a refridg
Attractive Design
Best Uses
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)
Failure in Refrigerator Compressor
Easy Access
Holds Temperature Well
Best Uses
Big Families
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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