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Sub-Zero Group Terminology


  • What does this word mean?
  • Difference between Built-In and Designer (Formerly Integrated)
  • Sub-Zero Wolf definitions
  • Glossary, common words


Terms commonly used by Sub-Zero Group, Inc.:

Built-In vs. Designer (Formerly Integrated)See Built-In vs. Designer Series Comparison.
BullnoseMetal trim component on the front of ranges, rangetops, and grills that contains the unit controls.
CoilsComponent in a refrigerator sealed system that heats refrigerant, converting it to a cool gas.
Flush inset vs. standard installationSee Standard and Flush Inset Installation Differences.
Fresh foodsProduce, like fruits and vegetables. Can also be used to refer to the refrigerator side of a refrigerator/freezer unit.
GratesA metal framework used to support food or cookware over a heat source on an appliance. Often called a "grill."
KeypadA set of buttons that give input to the control panel.
Premier PartnerSee Premier Service Partner.
RMTProduct replacements authorized by Sub-Zero.
Sealed systemCycles refrigerant throughout the refrigerator to absorb and remove heat.
Service of the FutureTerm is no longer used. Service of the Future members are now called Premier Partners. See Premier Service Partner.

Terms that have the same or a similar meaning:

DSI boardElectronic module
Electronic control headECH
Norton igniterOven bake igniter
Oven controllerOC
RefrigerantFreon, gas, R-134, R-12, R-414A, etc.
Smart valveWater valve with a flow meter
Washer paddleDrum rib


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