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  • 1 self-closing, anti-fogging glass door
  • Safe for merchandising bottled drinks and pre-packaged foods
  • Painted steel housing with foamed-in-place polyurethane insulation; lighted top panel
  • Temperature range: 32 to 41 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 4 shelves included; Interior LED lighting
  • 5" casters for easy mobility
  • Automatic defrost
  • NSF Compliant; 120V

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The White Glove agent will call to schedule a delivery appointment within a four hour window, which gives you the flexibility to work around your busy schedule and to prepare the space where your item will be placed. Upon delivery, trained professionals will unload your item from the truck, bring it into the room of choice, unpack the item and remove all packaging debris from the premises.

Please note that White Glove delivery will typically add 5 - 7 business days to your order's transit, and only includes 30 minutes of on-site time. If on-site time beyond 30 minutes is required, you may be responsible for additional fees. Additionally, this service does not include set-up of the items being delivered.

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Give impulse sales a boost with the Avantco GDC23 black 28" merchandiser refrigerator.

Whether you want to show off your wide selection of sodas, teas, and energy drinks, or give customers quick access to pre-packaged salads and sandwiches, this Avantco GDC23 black merchandising refrigerator is the perfect unit for the task with its sharp looks and smart design features! Its single section design takes up minimal space and makes this unit great for use in applications like markets, delis, and restaurants where it can be kept in plain sight to house takeout beverages or give customers a chance to see all of the delicious desserts, sides, and drinks you offer with your meals!

  • ETL US & Canada

    ETL US & Canada

    This item meets the electrical product safety standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group, for use in the United States and Canada.

  • ETL Sanitation

    ETL Sanitation

    This item meets the sanitation standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group.

  • 5-15P


    This unit comes with a NEMA 5-15P plug.

Display a Variety of Products

This merchandiser boasts interior LED lighting on the right side to always show your products at their best, and a self-closing, anti-fogging glass door helps keep your view of the interior crystal-clear. It is safe for bottled and canned beverages, and can also be used to show off salads, sandwiches and other pre-packaged foods!

4 Shelves

Made from plastic-coated steel, the shelves in this refrigerator are easy to install and adjust to meet the demands of changing inventory needs. Each shelf has a 90 lb. load capacity.

Bottom-Mounted Refrigeration

A 1/3 hp compressor and other key refrigeration components are located on the bottom, which draws air from the coolest part of the room for better efficiency while also increasing the height of the bottom shelf to make loading and unloading easier.

Simple Controls

An intuitive dial control makes it easy to adjust the temperature as needed, and it also comes with a separate switch for the lighting. A digital display on the exterior allows you to see the temperature inside.

5" Casters

Why make cleaning and routine maintenance harder than it needs to be? Since this merchandiser comes mounted on a set of 5" casters, it is easy to move around when needed.

Lighted Top Panel

To help the merchandiser and your refrigerated goods stand out and be noticed, this model comes with a lighted top panel.

Black Steel Exterior

The frame on this unit is made from black, painted steel that will look good anywhere in your establishment. Foamed-in-place polyurethane insulation within improves temperature retention and helps your merchandiser to work more efficiently.

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Avantco Swing Glass Door Merchandiser Refrigerator

Show off your top selling grab and go sandwiches or drinks with our Avantco glass door merchandisers! To learn more about the different features and styles we offer, check out this short video.

Show off a variety of cold foods, snacks, and drinks to drive your customers’ impulse purchases with one of the Avantco convenience store swing door refrigerators. These refrigerators are made with different internal capacities ranging from 10 to 69 cubic feet so you can find one large enough to store your most popular impulse purchases. They’re also manufactured in widths from 21 to 79 inches to ensure that you can find one that accommodates the available space of your business. Every Avantco glass door merchandiser comes with a high powered compressor that circulates R134-A refrigerant to keep food between 32 and 41 degrees Fahrenheit while its full body insulation helps minimize temperature loss throughout the day. Every Avantco merchandiser also comes with a top mounted cooling fan that blows air evenly across all of your products. To maintain an excellent appearance, these merchandisers utilize an automatic defrosting that keeps ice from forming inside the storage area. Each Avantco refrigerated merchandiser has an easy to use mechanical temperature control and digital display so that you can make quick adjustments, while multiple interior shelves let you configure the interior however works best for you. Avantco convenience store refrigerators are all ETL Sanitation Listed and NSF compliant. They also come with cords and standard NEMA 5-15 plugs. For more options on display refrigeration, take a look at our selection of glass sided merchandisers, merchandising refrigerators, and countertop merchandising refrigerators.

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Replacing a Gasket on an Avantco Merchandiser

This video gives you step-by-step instructions regarding how to properly change the door gasket on your GDC or GDS series merchandiser. The gasket is a crucial part of any refrigeration equipment, because it keeps cold air inside the cabinet.

The gasket is a vital part of any refrigeration equipment, locking cold air inside the cabinet. If the gasket is worn out or torn, your refrigerator or freezer is letting that cold air escape into the kitchen, and using more energy to compensate. Today we'll properly show you how to change a gasket on an Avantco GDC or GDS series merchandiser. Remove the old gasket starting at a corner, and pulling it out of the recessed channel one side at a time. insert a new gasket. Start at a corner, and snap the dart connector into the recessed channel, working your way around the perimeter of the door. Be sure the gasket has a snug fit and closes properly against the cabinet.

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Changing a Lightbulb on an Avantco Merchandiser

Changing the lightbulb on your Avantco merchandiser is easier than ever thanks to this helpful tutorial! Whether you have LED or fluorescent lighting, this video shows you exactly how to change the bulb.

The lighting in any glass door merchandiser is vital to ensure your products look their best. Today we'll show you how to properly change the lighting on an Avantco GDC or GDS series merchandiser. Before doing anything else, unplug the unit. GDC or GDS units purchased in 2015 or before use bi-pin T8 fluorescent bulbs. Units purchased in 2016 and after have LED lighting. This is 20", 24", 40", or 48" long LED strip, depending on the model. We will show you how to change both types in this video. For fluorescent units, pull the top socket out horizontally from the light fixture. Pull the bottom socket out the same way, holding it firmly to keep the bulb from sliding out. Place the bulb on a level surface and remove the sockets from each end. Remove the bulb from the plastic sleeve. Place the new bulb into the sleeve and replace the sockets. Make sure the prongs in the bulb are secure in the sockets. Place the new bulb into the cabinet, starting with the bottom socket. Once again, be sure to support the bottom socket while installing to keep the bulb from sliding out. Inspect the new bulb to be sure it is secure, and turn the unit back on to ensure the light operates properly. For LED units, begin by unscrewing the collar and unplugging the light strip. Using a flat head screwdriver or other tool, apply pressure to the brackets, gently leveraging the light strips until it snaps out. Once the old light strip is free, secure the new light strip into the mounting brackets. Plug the new bulb into the socket at the top of the unit and secure it using the collar. Inspect the new bulb to be sure it is secure, and turn the unit back on to ensure the light operates properly.

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Changing the Temperature on an Avantco Merchandiser

Watch this helpful video to learn how to adjust the temperature on your GDC or GDS series refrigeration unit. There are several different controller options, but this video walks you through each type.

Adjusting the temperature on your GDC or GDS series unit is a simple process. Your unit has one of several possible controller options. Depending on the model you purchased, simply follow all the steps that apply to your refrigerator or freezer. If your model has a mechanical controller, adjust the temperature dial. This is located inside the unit, on the ceiling. The coldest setting corresponds to the highest number on the dial. The warmest setting corresponds to the lowest number on the dial. Give the refrigerator or freezer time to adjust to your new settings. The digital display on the front of the unit shows you the current temperature inside the cabinet. You can continue to adjust these settings as needed. If your model has this controller style, 178GDC24FWH, hold set for about one second. The flashing number on the display is the temperature that the refrigerator or freezer is currently set to run. Use the arrow buttons to select the temperature you want your unit to run, and press set again to save your setting. If your model has this controller style, 178GDC40BK, hold set button for about one second. The flashing number on the display is the temperature that the refrigerator or freezer is currently set to run. Use the arrow buttons to select the temperature you want your unit to run, and press set again to save your setting.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 28 Inches
  • Depth: 32 Inches
  • Height: 84 Inches
  • Capacity: 23 cu. ft.
Interior Dimensions:
  • Width: 25 Inches
  • Depth: 28 1/4 Inches
  • Height: 62 1/2 Inches

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Customer Reviews

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    Avantco GDC23 28" Swing Glass Door Black Merchandiser Refrigerator with LED Lighting

    3.1 stars from 9 reviews


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    Very Disappointed in this purchase. We have purchased many items from the WebStaurant store and are happy with everything except for this. The fan makes an extremely loud rattling noise. A technician came out to service the unit to resolve the loud rattling and we were told there was nothing he could do to remedy it since it is a design flaw with the fan mounting bracket. The noise is very disturbing to our customers who sit near this unit and are trying to focus on an instructor. I wish I had purchased a better unit that I wouldn't have had to have serviced with no resolution as a brand new unit.

    from SJP Painting Posted on

    We appreciate your review, Stephanie. We wish this Avantco unit would have worked better for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    After buying this cooler we were so happy to get such a nice cooler for a great price! Unfortunately the doors are made from plastic and where the hinges are do break and the REPLACEMENT DOORS ARE EXPENSIVE !!! Over one third the price of a new cooler!!! WTH??? To me Avantco knows this is an issue and with that ridiculous high price for replacement door means they plan on making money off of these crappy plastic doors , and the little metal hinge is expensive too!! No other options other than to buy another plastic door that will fail, that type of door wouldn't even work on a home use let alone and commercial use , very disappointed , first time advantco products have let us down. Very disappointed.

    from The Catfish House Posted on

    I purchased this unit in August. I plugged in for the first time a few weeks after that only to hear an awful sound and the temperature not dropping below 75. Broken thermostat and motor. Then, after a few weeks of proper operation, the temperature will not go below 55. Broken Compressor. That took a 2 weeks to diagnose and order parts. Upon installation of that replacement part: Broken Evaporator. Now after all that time and money, I still have no working fridge and an ETA of hearing something back by next Tuesday, with a solution most likely still weeks away. Proceed with caution on this unit. I did buy two, one of which is still working, but if you do get a lemon like I did, you will be dealing with the ramifications of that for quite some time. The tech told me has been changing lots of compressors on these units, but take that information with a grain of salt.

    from Emerald City Posted on

    Thank you for the review, Brian! We apologize for the inconvenience you've had with this unit. We will be working with you to make sure this gets serviced.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    Great cooler, front wheels have brakes, easy to maneuver and adjust the shelves. Has a nice lid top which can be customize for your business.

    from PIZZAONEAVON LLC Posted on

    Great pruduct

    I ordered the Avantco GDC23 refrigerator in December of 2014 as I prepared to open my small bakery. After 9 months, the interior light and the sign light at the top of the unit went out (we replaced the bulbs but that was not the problem). The double pane door also lost its seal and there is condensation running full length between panes. The display benefit of this refrigerator is lost and the service technician has not returned after his first visit two months ago. Another Avantco product that we are sorry we purchased from Webstaurant Store.

    from Silver Comet Bakery Posted on

    Thank you for reviewing this merchandiser, Tracy. We are very sorry to hear that it's caused issues for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will be in contact with you until this is resolved.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    The cooler arrived 2 days early! The cost is 1/2 of most other brands, and after almost 3 months of "heavy summer" use, it has proven to be just as effective as the more expensive brands. I have recommended this product(s) to other budinesses. With the money saved, I plan on buying another cooler in the near future!

    from Tilley's Party Store Posted on

    The Avantco GDC23 cooler is a good value overall. The door can be a bit loud/slamming but the package is clean, the look neat, and it keeps contents cool. Although this is webstarauntstore.com's house brand, for half the price of a True or other mainline brand, why not try it? So far in the month we've had it, it's fit the bill nicely. We use it to sell ready-to-serve white wine, cheese, and bottled impulse drinks. The digital temp display is nice. Temperature control was a little tough to dial-in on day one but has held steady ever since via a mechanical dial near the ceiling inside. Lighting is adequate though not abundant. Runs relatively quietly. Unit construction seems sturdy although a more controlled door-closing mechanism would be welcomed. One shelf arrived discolored.

    from West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery Posted on

    The cooler in place in our tasting room. Note ample breathing area around it. Important for good operation.

    Thanks for reviewing this item! We are happy to hear that you are pleased with your purchase. Our Customer Solutions Team will remain in contact with you until the issue with the shelf has been resolved.

    WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

    A nice cooler at a great price. About half the cost of the Big Names ones. I use it just for fish. Keeps the products safe and away from cross contamination. Health Department liks it.

    from Ruston's Diner Posted on

    great fridge. High quality construction, quiet, and the digital controls are very easy to use. I would highly recommend this product, and the price is unbeatable for this size of merchandiser!

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