Undercounter freezers are a great way to save valuable space in your commercial kitchen because, as their name suggests, they will fit under most standard height countertops – countertops that are about 40 inches high. At FoodServiceWarehouse.com, we have an incredible selection of undercounter freezers in a variety of sizes and styles that are perfect for practically any foodservice application. When browsing our selection, there are several important features to consider to ensure that you find the model best suited to your needs. Firstly because undercounter freezers often need to fit into tight spaces, it is important to consider both the overall width and the compressor location to ensure that the freezer will fit and that it can operate properly. The width of the the unit will help you determine if you can actually squeeze it into the slot you have your eye on between two pieces of equipment or if you need to move down to something smaller.
Be sure, however, to also consider the compressor location when measuring the width of your space because you may also need to include six to eight inches in clearance to allow the compressor to operate properly. Typically, the compressor for undercounter freezers can be located on either the sizes or in the rear, but many undercounter freezers today are equipped with front-breathing compressors to minimize the amount of clearance required. It is also important to note that undercounter freezers should not be used as a food preparation surface. Though the tops may be made out of stainless steel, it is not food-grade stainless steel, so allowing raw food to contact the surface may lead to contamination. If you need a freezer with a food-safe work surface on top, check out our selection of worktop freezers.