Madison, WI (February 8, 2002) — No longer will consumers have to
stand in front of an open refrigerator door letting cool air out, trying to
decide what to prepare. Sub-Zero Freezer Company, the leading manufacturer of
residential refrigeration and wine storage units known for its forefront product
design, today unveiled its Model 601RG, a custom refrigerator with a
commercial-looking glass door that lets owners see inside.
For those who keep less-than-neat refrigerator shelves, the Sub-Zero glass
door offers a variety of interior lighting options to complement the kitchen.
The glass door Sub-Zero affirms the company’s commitment to developing
innovative products to meet the changing needs of cooks."The glass door
refrigerator is an advance in both design and technology," said Jim Bakke,
president and chief executive officer for Sub-Zero and Wolf. "Our products are
for passionate cooks, and we believe that, for passionate cooks, food is art.
With the glass door, we’re showcasing art in the 21st-century kitchen."
The contemporary glass door design is scheduled to hit retail showrooms
during second quarter 2002 and offers 19.9 cubic feet of storage—more interior
space to compensate for no on-door shelving. The subdued interior light can be
set to glow softly with the door shut, adding a warm effect to a kitchen. When
the door is opened, the interior light switches to full illumination. The unit
will be equipped with the standard features of Sub-Zero’s 600 Series, including
the Stainless Steel finish and additional options of overlay or framed. The 600
Series also provides homeowners with exceptional food preservation. Electronic
controls offer more accurate, precise temperature adjustment, maintaining the
temperature to plus or minus one degree of the homeowner’s choice. An adaptive
defrost helps save energy by continuously adapting to usage patterns and climate
needs. Dual refrigeration provides for two separate, self-controlled cooling
systems. Built by hand with the Sub-Zero refrigeration system at its heart, the
601RG unit meets stringent energy requirements and uses less energy than a
60-watt light bulb.