Sub-Zero PreservationWolf

Press Release

Company’s standard-setting products continue with the portable Model 424FS

Madison, WI (February 8, 2002) — Sub-Zero Freezer Company, the leading manufacturer of residential refrigeration and wine storage units, unveiled its new Model 424FS, a freestanding wine storage unit fully wrapped in the Stainless Steel exterior. Consumers now have the luxury of temperature-appropriate wine, stored within an arm’s reach in any room of the house without the worry of building the unit into cabinetry.

"For those who love wine, the freestanding unit offers flexibility for entertaining," said Jim Bakke, president and chief executive officer for Sub-Zero and Wolf. "We are committed to giving our consumers what they want out of kitchen appliances—including an innovative unit that can properly store wine wherever they choose to enjoy it."

Scheduled to hit retail showrooms during second quarter 2002, the Model 424FS will feature five shelves and a 46-bottle capacity. The top surface of the unit can be customized to match the look of the kitchen, or the unit looks beautiful without any decorative paneling. It includes the Stainless Steel finish and a digital readout that indicates the set temperature from 38 to 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Sub-Zero wine storage units have two separate temperature zones to best suit the stored wine. Electronic touch pad controls make it easy to set controls. A near-ideal humidity of 60 degrees prevents corks from drying out, and the UV-resistant glass door allows the user to show off prized wine collections.

Rustproof metal shelves can accommodate half bottles, bottles and magnums. Discreet lighting is independent of the door opening. The doors also feature ultraviolet-resistant glass, preventing wine spoilage. A compressor and cooling system operates quietly and smoothly to prevent vibrations that can be detrimental to wines. Optional locks are available, as well as the option to tie the unit into the home's security system for added protection.

Use a Factory Certified installer and receive an extra year of full warranty.