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Choosing a Commercial Refrigerator for your Home

Commercial Refrigerators - Have a unique look that may be just what you are looking for. A commercial refrigerator can lend a lot of authenticity to your kitchen. It also has a certain cache in a garage or man cave. Unlike stoves and ovens, commercial refrigerators can be used in a residential environment. Commercial equipment has few advantages beyond the appearance and the availability of glass doors. In fact, they have a couple disadvantages. First, the refrigerator may not operate as quietly as a residential model. The second disadvantage is they tend to be mounted on wheels or pole legs and so have about 6 inches of open space under them. The latter is a small inconvenience for cleaning.

Another form of commercial refrigeration is a walk-in refrigerator. These are assembled on site from prefabricated insulated walls, door and ceiling. The compressor and equipment are installed outside the refrigeration unit. This large scale refrigeration usually exceeds the needs of all but the largest homes and provides support for large scale entertaining.

Commercial refrigeration equipment is typically available through resturant supply stores. All major metropolitan areas have restaurant supply businesses. Equipment can also be easily ordered through websites as well. But be sure to talk with a salesperson before ordering for advice and special considerations for your installation.

The manufacturer list below reflects those companies known to produce commercial style refrigerators at the time of writing or recent update.

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Commercial Refrigerators by Manufacturer Refrigerators by Type Major Retailers

Arctic Air
Turbo Air
Counter depth $1,379 - $4,239
Built-in $5,719 - $13,489
Side-by-side $999 - $4,239
Freezer on top $388 - $2,199
Freezer on bottom $807 - $3,080
French door $1,099 - $8,199
Cabinet panel refrigerator $2,349 - $13,489
Refrigerated Drawers $2,099 - $3,399
Compact fridge $89 - $324
Beverage center $159 - $2,059
Wine storage $349 - $6,995
Outdoor fridge
Professional Style $1,399 - $13,489
Commercial $1,099 - $16,999

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*All prices are MSRP

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