Worktop Refrigerators

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Worktop refrigerators add convenience to industrial kitchens, cafes, and restaurants.

Space fills up quickly with all the cooking equipment needed to effectively run your business, so it's important to maximize where you can to allow for a smooth workflow in prep areas. That's where worktop fridges shine. Combine cold storage and prep space into one with these useful refrigeration units. Burkett offers worktop refrigerators with drawer or door access, and combination units that have both, to best suit your storage needs. Most models are made of durable and attractive stainless steel that will withstand the wear and tear of day-to-day use. Many worktop refrigerators feature a backsplash to contain messes that may occur while preparing food. The casters on these fridges make them easy to move and clean behind when needed.

Consider the space available and functionality needed when choosing your worktop refrigerator. For front-of-house prep areas, you may want to showcase your delicious, fresh foods with a glass door model. In other cases, you may want something more standardized and durable. Whether your commercial restaurant will use a three-section unit or a compact, single-door unit, a worktop refrigerator will boost productivity and storage space where it matters. These refrigeration units include a durable work space and backsplash, as well as essential cold storage space. Store lunch meats, condiments, toppings, and more as close as possible to your prep area to achieve the highest quality of food in your deli, bakery, or restaurant. Choose from models with doors, or drawer access to best fit your restaurant's cold storage needs.

Most of Burkett's worktop refrigerators feature a sleek stainless steel finish that is both durable and attractive in the kitchen. Some options feature Energy Star certification to help lower utility costs. Compare different brand-specific features to find the perfect model for your commercial kitchen needs from brands like True Manufacturing, Turbo-Air, and Delfield. Self-cleaning condensers, glass doors, combination drawer and door units, and LED lighting are all options that can improve the efficiency or aesthetics of your kitchen in various ways. Burkett has the ideal commercial refrigerator for your restaurant, whether you're looking for a small worktop refrigeration unit or something with lots of room to prepare and store food.

Frequently Asked Questions About Worktop Refrigerators

What is the difference between a worktop refrigerator and an undercounter refrigerator?

Undercounter refrigerators only sit under a workstation; worktop refrigerators give you a surface to work on. In addition to serving as a work table for convenient food preparation, the base is refrigerated. To help contain spills, worktop refrigerators frequently have a backsplash that is bolted or weld onto the cabinet. Worktop refrigeration may take up a bit less room in the kitchen than an undercounter fridge, but it's a great option for commercial kitchens looking to get the most out of their appliances.

How much clearance should I have for my worktop refrigerator?

All worktop refrigerators have a height of 36" or less, but the amount of clearance needed varies depending on the kind of worktop refrigeration unit you have. Some units are front breathing, making it simpler to position them next to other appliances and against walls. In general, 6 inches of clearance is ideal if you don't have a front breathing unit, but always check the owner's manual to see how much clearance is best for the specific unit to reduce the risk of malfunctions and expensive repairs.

What kind of access should my worktop refrigerator have?

Doors and drawers are the two access methods available for worktop refrigerators. What you need to hold will determine the access type you select. For larger jars, boxes, and containers, doors are a better option. Food pans and bags of fresh ingredients are best stored in drawers. For storing various food ingredients, some larger units combine doors and drawers.