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Sub-Zero Freestanding Installation


  • Can a full-size or Undercounter Sub-Zero unit be installed as freestanding?
  • How to install a freestanding Sub-Zero instead of built-in
  • Convert built-in Sub-Zero to freestanding
  • What are the requirements to install a Sub-Zero as freestanding?
  • Are stainless steel tops available?
  • Do Sub-Zero models have a finished top?


Any Sub-Zero product can be freestanding.

  • For safe installation, the unit must be placed with either a blocking kit, anchoring kit, anti-tip bracket, or a combination of these.
    • Refer to Sub-Zero Anti-Tip Bracket Locations for information on the anti-tip bracket or blocking kit that comes with each model.
    • Sub-Zero does not have information on using any other types of anti-tip products.
  • All Sub-Zero products have unfinished sides except model 424FS freestanding Wine Storage unit.
  • Sub-Zero offers side panels for 500 Series, 600 Series, Classic series (BI, CL), Designer (IT, IC, DET, DEC) models 430, WS-30, and 648PRO.
  • Side panel dimensions for these models are available to make custom wood or other material panels.
  • For all other models, the unfinished sides must be covered by some finished material to be presentable.
    • Specifications for this type of side panel coverage are not available.
    • This includes 700 Series, Undercounter Series, Designer Undercounter (DEU), and models 427 and 427R.
  • All Sub-Zero products have an unfinished top except when designated by model number as freestanding (ex. 424FS/G).
    • A custom top would need to be created to cover this area; dimensions are not available.
    • Custom tops can be attached using any method that does not involve installing screws into the unit. Consider using adhesives or attaching custom tops to the adjacent wall.
    • The IT, IC, ID Designer models have top covers and side panels available as sales accessories.
    • The 648PRO has a top cover available as a sales accessory.

For other types of installation, refer to:

See also:

Refer to the product Installation GuideSub-Zero Design Guide, or Reveal, the custom specification tool, for design specifications. Contact a Factory Certified Installer for further installation information. Contact a Local Dealer for further sales information.


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