Commercial under counter refrigerators are a great way to save space in your busy kitchen or bar. These products are designed to fit under most standard height countertops, which are 40” high. A huge variety of high-quality brands, sizes and features are available to meet all foodservice operation needs. Each under counter refrigerator has doors, drawers or a combination of the two. Units with doors usually have more storage space than those that have drawers. They’re nicely suited for front-of-the-house use. Models that have drawers are helpful for cook line applications to hold hotel pans full of prepared ingredients or food.
When selecting an undercounter unit, consider the item’s compressor location. Models with side-mounted compressors will need a few inches of clearance on the side of the refrigerator where the compressor is located. If the model has a rear-mounted compressor, it will need a few inches of back clearance to prevent the unit from overheating.
One thing to note about undercounter refrigerators is that they should not be used a food preparation surface. The tops are made from stainless steel, but they’re not certified as being food-grade, meaning raw food can contaminate the surface. If you desire a similar sized refrigerator that can be used as a prep surface, please take a look at our selection of worktop refrigerators.
Tips for Buying a Used Commercial Refrigerator
You can save a lot of money by purchasing a used commercial refrigerator, but be sure to thoroughly inspect the unit before purchase to make sure you aren’t adopting someone else’s problem.