Consumer Series: Sub-Zero vs Frigidaire – Unboxing & First Impressions
Consumer Series: Sub-Zero vs Frigidaire – Unboxing & First Impressions
Cory & Adam debut a new Munro Live Consumer Series as they get their first look at comparing a Sub-Zero refrigerator with your everyday consumer Frigidaire fridge.
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Fascinating! I can’t wait for the whole breakdown. I don’t trust C.R. anymore, but I am a fan of Sandy. When I heard he is working with Aptera, I deposited a $100 preorder.
I really like that you go into the packaging, not only on the protection, but if it is recyclable or not, waste generation.
I hope this series goes super well on YT, so later down the road you can tackle other appliances like washing machine, dryer, oven, etc; all of those items everybody basically needs to buy or maybe nice to have.
99% of people only care that they got a deal, its on sale and the lowest price. Don’t care where it’s made.
Plug them up, out food in them and check back in a week. 🤔
Sub Zero has 2 compressors to give you High Power Bills and 2 compressors to go bad and need repairs!
"Far East products are inferior" meanwhile the 10k fridge that was made in the US came in more beat up lmao typical American logic
I did not go thru the 900+ comments but did anyone else notice Adams title "Jack-off all trades"?
It was amusing to see him pick on the Frigidaire and make excuses for the Sub-Zero. I started watching for the EVs but this new direction is really interesting.
Did they send you scratch and dent?
Looking forward to the in depth teardown
Nothing but Problems with SUB ZERO and my neighbor had NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS with 3 to 4 Visits a Year for repairs! I replaced it with a cabinet depth Kitchen Aid and Zero problems!
"JACK-OFF" in lower third graphic – LOL!
I repackaged maytag appliances… the cardboard allows a forklift to move 4 at a time.
the plastic allows for less damage from leaky containers.
the clear package also allows clamp drivers to locate the clamps correctly. and see damage..
cardboard boxes had to be cut into to inspect for damage… which caused more damage.
and if you grab cardboard boxed ones wrong with clamps you get bad damage.
but the cardboard boxes are fun to play in.
Dude, I work building homes around Hinsdale and Oak brook area in Illinois.. learn something (idiot) instead laughing about 3k fridges, Sub-zero brand is considered one of the worst refrigerator ever made.. a pure piece of junk, their customer support is even worse.. the rich communities are choosing Thermador, Miele, Gaggenau, JennAir, Dacor or even Frigidaire Professional.. instead this heavy paper weight crap (dented, shitty and ugly)… I hope Wolf brand literally goes out of business ..
This is great. EVs were getting boring 😬
The plastic drawer in the "cheap" freezer will keep the cold air inside better than the metal mesh in the expensive one and prevent ice building up i think. A cool test (pun intended) could be to open each freezer compartment 10 times a day and measure the power consumption and ice build up over a week.
How disappointing, after all these years of manufacturing they still can’t get it right and thats because they don’t care. I’d like to see an Asian equivalent for comparison. What annoys me
is that the problem/s don’t appear until the item is delivered and unboxed and you have to prove that the damage wasn’t done by you, therefore have the shop deliver and install or at least unbox it for you so you have a witness and film it. Also, door gaps and alignment vary if the fridge is not level.
I like the idea of a consumer video like this. I get the impression that Adam is coming in with lots of biases. We of course all have our biases, but I really don’t think he should be voicing them before he’s even looked at the product(s) and then either having to backtrack, or look sheepish (e.g when Sub-Zero packaging was no better at protecting than the "SouthEast Asian" packaging). My initial reaction from this first video is that Cory is objective, Adam not so much.
Kind of reminds me when Sandy talks about people badmouthing Chinese manufacturing and Sandy correctly states that their quality is equal to or better than what’s being produced here.
Just my $0.02.
home appliance is not what it used to be. new appliance has so many electrical component malfunction with in the first 5 years. and almost all of them has some kind of cosmetic defects either form shipping or when manufacturing
All damage appears to be from the shippers or warehousemen. Not really the refer company manufacturer.
This is not how we use a fridge.
14:56 And people say Tesla has large gaps XD
A fridge above a €1000 is extremely expensive.
Looking forward to the gold-plated shelves of these.
Also I really want to thank you for branching out! I love cars but seeing your engineering knowledge across other industries is so insightful.
Can you analyze True branded fridges? They are known for commercial stuff but they have an home lineup as well.
I’m shocked at the interior of the sun zero, for that price the inside should be stainless. If Samsung can do it there is no excuse for sun zero.
This is great. I’ve observed over the years that even high-end fridges from US brands (Sub-Z, Viking, JannAir) fall far short on fit and finish, or refinements, when compare to mid-tier Japanese brands (Hitachi, Sharp, Mitsubishi). Hopefully more American manufacturers will pay attention to your studies and improve their products.
Lots of dead air guys
Characterising the damage as ‘poor packaging’ is a bit simplistic. There is a tradeoff on how much you spend on packaging (cost, weight, sustainability) vs how many returns you get. They may not have optimised this correctly but you can never guarantee ‘no damage’, or at least not without going ridiculously overboard. Perhaps very high-quality re-useable packaging that gets returned to the factory should be a thing and would work out much better in the long run?
And oh my god, US fridges are _huge_! And $10,000? I bought to finest European freezer I could find (Leibherr, A+++) and it was £430. I thought that was quite expensive.
Me want more
I like how they compare a very expensive refrigerator with a preposterously expensive refrigerator.
You didn’t mention the fact that sub zero units are high maintanance , and are often sold with a service contract at additional cost or maybe I missed all of your review?
As an installer I can tell you that the gap in the door is adjustable and no it’s not a mismanufacturer it’s just they’re never going to be level in the same spot no matter where you put them so you always adjust the doors to wherever you level the fridge in place.
Good job boys , keep up the good work. This is one of the best ideas. Will definitely expand the audience.
What I’m curious to see in your show is playstation 5 vs Xbox one 🤔
Great video. I think there should have been a 3rd option for an entry level fridge.
this was a cool video
You guys are onto something.
I think the Charlotte Electrolux people deal with power equipment weed eaters mowers, etc. Or at least that’s all I ever saw there. If there were appliance guys they must have been hiding or I would have tried to sell them something.
There’s no way I’d pay 10,500 anything, whether that be 💷 sterling or 💲💲 etc for a fridge freezer. American fridge freezers tend to take a tremendous amount of space for minimal storage & are expensive to boot. A number of companies including Fridgedaire, sell larder fridges + separate larder freezers which not only provide a lot more storage capacity, but are considerably cheaper overall & you can place them side by side in the same footprint of your typical ‘American style’ fridge freezer. ‘American style’ fridge freezers have been fashionable for quite some time in the UK but to my mind you need to ask yourself; "What do I actually need a fridge/freezer to do?" Answer – to store & preserve as much food as possible – is what your average sized
👪 /🏠hold would say & fridge freezers of the style being reviewed don’t really give you all that much storage for the size of their footprint & stickers price.
For USA readers; to give you an idea of what I mean on price & storage capacity of larder fridges & freezers, a quick online recky shows average storage capacity of 323 litres & average cost of buying separate larder fridges & freezers as a pair – under a £1,000 sterling – mainly under 8 or 900 pounds sterling. So in American terms that’s about $1,500 for the pair. Massive difference.
Damage during shipping, damage during opening.
I love the EV videos, but this will be interesting too.
Great unboxing video…very detailed! I remember back in the day however unboxing stuff used to be fun…it was like opening a Christmas gift. Is it just me or are companies getting either lazy or uncreative in their presentation? Great video though 🙂
Loved this breakdown. Nice to see the beginning of a wider range of topics.
The first person to figure out how to flatpak a refer will own the market of a billion consumers.
Sub zero is truly over priced rubbish, it was a quality company until sold off to Chinese operator. End of story same sad news relating to Wolf appliances also.
Very soon Munro Live is going to over take Consumer Reports.
Subzero added the stainless steel edges on the shelves on their new refrigerators
I would never ever buy such a monster of a fridge but I love watching americans being all into it. They really seem to loooooove refrigerators 😀
Does Sandy know you spent $15k on fridges?
Very good video.