Sub-Zero's First Freestanding Wine Storage Unit, Model 424FS
November 2002
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Freestanding design means consumers can 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 Range. “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.”

The Model 424FS features five shelves and has a 46-bottle capacity. The top surface of the unit can be customized to match the look of the kitchen, and it is designed to look beautiful without any decorative paneling.

A digital display indicates the temperature, which can be set from 38°F to 65°F (2°C to 18°C). 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. Viking says 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 company says the compressor and cooling system operate quietly and smoothly to prevent vibrations that can be detrimental to wine. Optional locks are available, as well as the option to tie the unit into the home's security system for added protection.

Sub-Zero is headquartered in Madison, WI, U.S., and also operates a production facility in Phoenix, AZ, U.S. Wolf Appliance Company has been an affiliate of the Sub-Zero Freezer Company since March 2000. It is based in Fitchburg, WI, U.S., in a new state-of-the-art production facility.

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