Undercounter Refrigerators and Freezers
Work Top Refrigerators and Freezers
Similar in function to undercounters, work top refrigerators and freezers have a raised backsplash that is bolted or welded to the back of the unit, protecting your wall from splashes and other food messes. Work top refrigerators function is right there in the name: It’s designed to give you a surface to do prep work while also providing cold storage!
There are also ADA models available for work top refrigerators and freezers. When you see these, it’s important to note that the height is referring to the surface of the top, not the top of the backsplash.
If you’re looking for cold storage close to where you’ll be cooking or preparing it, a chef base is an excellent choice! Think of a chef base as an equipment stand, but instead of there being open space underneath for pots and pans, there are refrigerated drawers that allow you to keep ingredients in the same prep or cooking area, saving you time to go back and forth to gather ingredients. In addition, chef bases maximize the space in your kitchen.
Some considerations will need to be made before investing in a chef base. The most important is making sure you have enough space to accommodate both the base and the equipment you’ll be using on top of it. You’ll want to make sure your equipment is mounted on legs to sit atop the chef base. This gives the equipment enough clearance from the top of the chef base so that hot air isn’t directly transferring from the bottom of the cooking equipment to the top of the base.
Chef bases are typically available in a flat top and marine edge. A marine edge is a grooved edge that is great for containing spills. However, know that using a marine edge will decrease the usable space of the top to mount your equipment. Also, it’s important to know the weight limit of your chef base to ensure that your equipment will not exceed that limit. Be sure to consult the spec sheet or ask one of our Product Consultants to ensure your cooking equipment will fit properly on top of the chef base before purchasing.
True Manufacturing has been a world leader in commercial refrigeration since 1945! Seventy years ago, the Trulaske brothers manufactured the first upright freezer inside their St. Louis home. Today, True Manufacturing still leads the commercial refrigeration industry in innovation, quality and energy efficiency.
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