Commercial Undercounter Refrigeration Buying Guide

Undercounter Refrigerators and freezers are a great addition to any commercial establishment's food prep area due to their versatility of design. Below, we’ve provided a brief overview of 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 aid efficiency in your foodservice establishment. Typical under-counter refrigerators and freezers have a 35 ½ inch working height. Worktop units come standard with a 4-inch backsplash. In addition, custom applications are available on standard flat top design units that do not feature a backsplash.

Here are five key things to consider when choosing a new under-counter refrigerator:

  • The dimensions of the space where the refrigerator will go.
  • How much capacity do you require?
  • Will the layout of the fridge hold the things you will store?
  • What features do you require?
  • What design and appearance do you prefer?

Undercounter units are available in a variety of sizes and widths. When you’re ordering your new or used under-counter 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 under-counter refrigerators and freezers include:

  • Stainless Steel top, front, and sides
  • Front-breathing, self-contained refrigeration
  • Castors on the bottom of the unit
  • Positive Seal magnetic door gaskets ensuring freshness to your contents

    Additional options available include the following:

    • Single or double over shelves
    • Poly cutting boards
    • Drawers in lieu of doors
    • Glass Doors
    • Remote refrigeration

      Important Attributes to Consider Before Buying an Undercounter Appliance

      • Temperature Stability
      • Cooldown Tim
      • Energy-Saving Features, Efficiency and Operating Costs
      • Capacity and Storage Flexibility
      • Fit and Finish

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      Work Top Refrigerators and Freezers

      If you operate a restaurant, deli, sandwich shop, or other foodservice establishments, then commercial worktop refrigerators are essential additions to your equipment supplies. Not only do these units have flat surfaces for food preparation, but they also have refrigerators underneath for storing produce, condiments, lunch meats, and other ingredients. Choose from models of various capacities to find the one that best meets your low- or high-volume needs. All of our commercial worktop refrigerators come with doors, drawers, or a combination of both to give you access to the chilled contents. Choose from models with hinges on the left or right side of the refrigerator to find the one that best fits in your workspace. It’s also convenient that these worktop fridges are mounted on casters for easy cleaning around and underneath of your unit.


      Chef Base Fridges and Freezers

      These commercial chef bases are versatile units for any kitchen. Not only do they provide cooks with additional refrigerator doors, but they also serve as equipment stands. Best of all, by having ingredients within reach of the prep station, chefs won’t have to travel back and forth across the kitchen retrieving items from refrigerators or freezers. A chef base will keep ingredients or prepared meals close to your cooking station, making food prep more efficient. Place cooking equipment, like ovens and fryers, on top of these commercial chef bases, or slide bases underneath prep tables. Choose from units of various widths and capacities to find the best option for your food holding needs.


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