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Subzero vs. GE Monogram Freezers and refrigerators



 
 
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Old August 5th 10, 05:16 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Subzero vs. GE Monogram Freezers and refrigerators

Any opinion on which would last longer and do a better job? We looked at
two homes: one had a freestanding Subzero freezer and beside it a separate
Subzero refrigerator. The other had the same thing, but GE Monogram. Both
had an icemaker in the freezer, but both just dumped ice into a drawer.
Why not an in-door ice dispenser like in our plain Jane GE refrigerator side
by side? Do the two premium brands last longer, do a better job, are more
energy efficient or . . . "why" are they considered to be a premium item?

Nonny

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Old August 5th 10, 07:07 AM posted to alt.home.repair
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On Wed, 4 Aug 2010 21:16:33 -0700, "Nonnymus"
wrote:

Any opinion on which would last longer and do a better job? We looked at
two homes: one had a freestanding Subzero freezer and beside it a separate
Subzero refrigerator. The other had the same thing, but GE Monogram. Both
had an icemaker in the freezer, but both just dumped ice into a drawer.
Why not an in-door ice dispenser like in our plain Jane GE refrigerator side
by side? Do the two premium brands last longer, do a better job, are more
energy efficient or . . . "why" are they considered to be a premium item?

Nonny



My sister has a Subzero. Seems like a piece of junk to me. She's had
to have major compressor repairs done on it twice in 20 years and the
ice maker fixed at least once. I've had plain ole Whirlpools that
never hiccupped in 20 years of service. The "premium" brands don't
put ice makers in the doors because it's considered "low class".
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Old August 5th 10, 02:46 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Subzero vs. GE Monogram Freezers and refrigerators

Both are seriously expensive. The GE takes a circuit board, that's
been a big problem. They havn't yet been able to make the circuit
boards last very long. I repair fridges, and I've had several
customers with bad boards.

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"Nonnymus" wrote in message
news Any opinion on which would last longer and do a better job? We looked
at
two homes: one had a freestanding Subzero freezer and beside it a
separate
Subzero refrigerator. The other had the same thing, but GE Monogram.
Both
had an icemaker in the freezer, but both just dumped ice into a
drawer.
Why not an in-door ice dispenser like in our plain Jane GE
refrigerator side
by side? Do the two premium brands last longer, do a better job, are
more
energy efficient or . . . "why" are they considered to be a premium
item?

Nonny


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Default Subzero vs. GE Monogram Freezers and refrigerators

My whirlpool clothes washing machine was here when I moved in. In
1994. They left it cause it was broken (they took the dryer). I oiled
the motor, and it ran for 6 or 7 years. And then I had to oil the
timer. Couple years later, oil the solenoids that control the progress
from wash to spin to whatever. Still works. I dry clothes indoors on a
clothes line.

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"Ashton Crusher" wrote in message
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I've had plain ole Whirlpools that
never hiccupped in 20 years of service. The "premium" brands don't
put ice makers in the doors because it's considered "low class".


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Default Subzero vs. GE Monogram Freezers and refrigerators

On Aug 4, 11:16*pm, "Nonnymus" wrote:
Any opinion on which would last longer and do a better job? *We looked at
two homes: one had a freestanding Subzero freezer and beside it a separate
Subzero refrigerator. *The other had the same thing, but GE Monogram. *Both
had an icemaker in the freezer, but both just dumped ice into *a drawer..
Why not an in-door ice dispenser like in our plain Jane GE refrigerator side
by side? *Do the two premium brands last longer, do a better job, are more
energy efficient or . . . "why" are they considered to be a premium item?

Nonny


Give your local library some business and go there to read Consumer
Reports. Always a good place to begin research on a new product. What
you get here is a few personal experiences, but the data depth in CR
is far more comprehensive. Neither one needs to be exclusive, however.
Sometimes a personal experience can reveal a flaw that might be
important to you, but not part of the professional evaluation. Good
luck in your search.

Joe
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Old August 5th 10, 05:17 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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Default Subzero vs. GE Monogram Freezers and refrigerators

From what I've read the fancier fridges tend to break down more.

But is your decision on which house to buy really based on an easily-
replaced appliance?

Oh, possible reasons for not including in-door ice-- energy efficiency
and appearance.

(copyright 2010 by Shaun Eli)
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Old August 5th 10, 05:45 PM posted to alt.home.repair
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"Shaun Eli" wrote in message
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From what I've read the fancier fridges tend to break down more.

But is your decision on which house to buy really based on an easily-
replaced appliance?

Oh, possible reasons for not including in-door ice-- energy efficiency
and appearance.

(copyright 2010 by Shaun Eli)


Thanks to all for the comments. Our decision on which house to buy involves
accessibility for a person with mobility problems, primarily, followed by a
laundry list of increasingly minor things. The brand of appliances or type
is pretty far down the list. . . consistent with your observation.

Nonny

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"Joe" wrote in message
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On Aug 4, 11:16 pm, "Nonnymus" wrote:
Any opinion on which would last longer and do a better job? We looked at
two homes: one had a freestanding Subzero freezer and beside it a separate
Subzero refrigerator. The other had the same thing, but GE Monogram. Both
had an icemaker in the freezer, but both just dumped ice into a drawer.
Why not an in-door ice dispenser like in our plain Jane GE refrigerator
side
by side? Do the two premium brands last longer, do a better job, are more
energy efficient or . . . "why" are they considered to be a premium item?

Nonny


Give your local library some business and go there to read Consumer
Reports. Always a good place to begin research on a new product. What
you get here is a few personal experiences, but the data depth in CR
is far more comprehensive. Neither one needs to be exclusive, however.
Sometimes a personal experience can reveal a flaw that might be
important to you, but not part of the professional evaluation. Good
luck in your search.

Joe

I used to get Consumer Reports until I realized a shortcoming.

They tell you what it is like when you buy it, but they have no real handle
on future reliability.
They can give you the past data. You know the catchall escape "Past data
does not predict future results"
The stuff they said hacd a great history for the past decade. I am more
concerned withthe next decade.

Charlie (once bitten, twice shy)


 




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