Buying Guide: Undercounter Refrigerators and Freezers

Undercounter FreezerUndercounter Refrigerators and freezers are a great addition to any front or back-of-house food prep area due to their versatility of design. Below, we’ve provided a brief overview on the variety of worktops and models available to the foodservice industry.

Undercounter refrigerators and freezers provide a sanitary work surface for food prep as well as a convenient refrigerated base to aide efficiency in your foodservice establishment. Typical undercounter refrigerators and freezers have a 35 ½ inch working height. Worktop units come standard with a 4 inch back splash. In addition, custom applications are available on standard flat top design units that do not feature a back splash.

Undercounter units are available in a variety of sizes and widths. When you’re ordering your new or used undercounter refrigerator or freezer, make sure you first verify and then specify your counter height. Low profile casters are available to ensure counter height clearance.  Single door units are available in a range of sizes, including 27 inches wide, 36 inches wide, and 48 inches wide. If you prefer a two-door under counter refrigerator or freezer, a 60 inch wide unit is available; as well as a three-door 72 inch unit.

Standard Features Included on all undercounter refrigerators and freezers include:

  1. Stainless Steel top, front, and sides
  2. Front-breathing, self-contained refrigeration
  3. Castors on the bottom of the unit
  4. Positive Seal magnetic door gaskets ensuring freshness for your contents

Additional options available include the following:

  1. Single or double over shelves
  2. Poly cutting boards
  3. Drawers in lieu of doors
  4. Glass doors
  5. Remote refrigeration

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