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  • Corrosion-resistant stainless steel exterior with aluminum interior
  • Features a self-closing and stay-open locking door
  • Includes 3 epoxy coated shelves with 90 lb. capacity each
  • Digital temperature controller with automatic defrost function
  • Eco-friendly R290 refrigerant; 115V; 1/5 hp

Store fresh food and ingredients in the Avantco A-19R-HC 29" one section solid door reach-in refrigerator.

Whether you’re storing meat, seafood, salad, or ingredients for your most popular recipes, the Avantco A-19R-HC is perfect for your small restaurant, cafe, or bakery. This unit has a spacious cabinet with multiple adjustable shelves, but it's still small enough to fit in places where larger units would not. With a powerful refrigeration system and environmentally-safe refrigerant, your ingredients and fully-prepared foods will stay at food safe temperatures.

  • ETL Sanitation

    ETL Sanitation

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

  • 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.

  • 5-15P


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

1/5 hp Compressor

The bottom mounted design of the 1/5 hp compressor not only draws in cooler air for energy efficiency, but also raises the bottom shelf, so you don’t have to bend as much during loading and unloading. It circulates eco-friendly R290 refrigerant. This specialized refrigerant has an ozone depletion potential (ODP) of 0 and a global warming potential (GWP) of 3, making it an environmentally-responsible choice for your business. Also, this unit has an automatic defrost cycle, so your staff doesn’t need to spend valuable time clearing out ice.

Corrosion-Resistant Shelves

These adjustable shelves are coated with plastic to help keep out moisture and resist corrosion and rusting. Each unit comes with 3 shelves and 12 shelf clips, allowing you to place your shelves exactly where you need them to accommodate your small or large food products.

Digital Temperature Control

The unit's digital temperature control allows you to easily adjust the temperature of your refrigerator's cabinet within its 33 to 40 degree Fahrenheit range, while the clear LCD readout also helps keep track of the unit’s temperature. Plus, the unit will automatically defrost to keep food fresh and properly chilled.

Door Lock

In order to keep your foods more secure overnight and after business hours, this unit features a door lock.

Self-Closing Door

This door is self-closing with a stay-open feature, giving your staff the ability to more quickly and easily load your refrigerator when you get a delivery.

Customer Q&A Ask a Question

I haven’t heard of R-290, R-600a, R-513a, or R-448A refrigerant before. What is it?
R-290 (also known as high purity propane or CARE 40) and R-600a (also known as refrigerant grade Isobutane or CARE 10) are hydrocarbon refrigerants. R513a (also known as Opteon XP10) and R-448A (also known as Solstice N40) are HFO (hydrofluoroolefin) refrigerants. They are being used as an eco-friendly refrigerant by some manufacturers in response to the EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program. Read more about this program in our blog post on Refrigerant Regulations.
How do I correctly install the shelves into this unit?
To promote proper air flow through your Avantco unit, please ensure that the wire ledges on the shelves are positioned toward the back of the unit. These ledges help keep enough space between your product and the back wall so that cold air can adequately circulate through the cabinet. Incorrectly installing the shelf ledges can restrict airflow, causing the temperature in the bottom of your unit to rise.
Does Avantco warrant this item for use in a food truck?
Avantco warrants new equipment sold to food truck customers to be operational for a period of 30 days from the date of delivery if installed and maintained correctly.
Can this item fit through a standard height 80" doorway?
Due to the height of this item, it may not be able to fit through a standard 80" tall doorway when standing upright. Please consider the best means of entry before purchasing, or measure your entryway to ensure that you will be able to bring your order inside if the item cannot be carried on its side.

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Your food service establishment relies on dependable refrigeration, and the Avantco A and SS series reach-in freezers and refrigerators fit the bill. No matter your size, space, or budget restrictions, we have got a durable refrigerator or freezer that will keep your food at safe temperatures. Designed with affordability in mind, the A series reach-ins feature painted aluminum interiors that are both attractive and easy to wipe down. The 430 series stainless steel doors and exterior sides add increased durability, while giving each unit a sleek appearance. 3 epoxy coated shelves per section feature shelf clips for customization when desired, and each shelf can hold up to 90 lb. of product. For the customer who requires a more heavy-duty cold storage solution, the SS series reach-in refrigerators and freezers come packed with benefits. Comprised entirely of stainless steel, these units are corrosion-resistant and easy to clean. For complete storage flexibility, each refrigerator comes with 3 epoxy coated shelves per section with a 120 lb. capacity per shelf. Thanks to the versatile shelf slide design, this unit can even accept full size food pans. We also offer a number of accessories, including bun pan rails, which allow the operator to store full size sheet pans in the cavity. Simply attach them to the shelf slides and you’re ready to go. Self-closing door mechanisms with full length handles make it easy to load and unload products. An automatic defrost feature and digital temperature control with digital display ensure that each unit is easy to operate and maintain. For maximum efficiency, the back of the unit features an air duct that facilitates proper air flow. Both the A series and SS series run on eco-friendly R290 refrigerant. Each cabinet comes with casters, so you can move the unit aside for cleaning and maintenance. The A series reach-ins come in 1 or 2 section models, and the SS series comes in 1, 2, or 3 section models to fit your needs best. With impressive performance and durability, the Avantco A and SS series refrigerators and freezers are perfect for any restaurant.

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Here's some basic settings you can make to your Avantco refrigerator in your restaurant. If you want to adjust the temperature, you hold set for one second and you'll see your low temperature limit. This unit is set to shut off at 33 degrees. If you want to have it shut off at a warmer temperature you can adjust it up. But it will not go below 33. You see when I get to 33 it just cycles back up to the top of the temperature range. Take this unit back down to 33 degrees. Press set to save it and you're back to your home screen.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 29 Inches
  • Depth: 25 1/2 Inches
  • Height: 82 1/2 Inches
Interior Dimensions:
  • Width: 24 3/8 Inches
  • Depth: 20 3/8 Inches
  • Height: 53 1/2 Inches

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Avantco A-19R-HC 29 Solid Door Reach-In Refrigerator Specsheet Specsheet 178A12RHC A Series Updated Manual Manual Avantco Ref Limited Service Warranty Warranty Reach-In Refrigeration Buying Guide Buying Guide

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Warranty Info

Note: Avantco Refrigeration equipment with a labor warranty purchased prior to October 15th 2020 is warranted for 1 year parts & labor / 5 year compressor. RESIDENTIAL USERS: Vendor assumes no liability for parts or labor coverage for component failure or other damages resulting from installation in non-commercial or residential applications. The right is reserved to deny shipment for residential usage; if this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Avantco A-19R-HC 29" Solid Door Reach-In Refrigerator

    4.0 stars from 24 reviews


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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful
    So far, a decent refrigerator. Sleek looking, sturdy, and at a decent price. We really appreciate the slim depth design. Unfortunately, the factory packing design is so terrible it makes us regret our decision. For one, it came completely encased in wood, with the casters locked into the boards. There was no screws or nail-heads, so the only way to dissasamble the boards are to pry it off. The boards are also bolted to the unit itself. Unfortunately, the employee who was working in the factory completely ignored the faulty solder job on one of the interior nuts that one of the bolts was on. It came barely on, but could not be removed. After two hours of work, we were able to cut break apart the wood, but still leaving the bolt there. The brand new machine was taken apart, only to find that in order to access the broken solder joint, the entire compressor and coil system would need to be removed. We caused mor damage to our floors, new machine, and selves than we could ever gain with this refrigerator. Feels like a total loss. Poor response from the Webstaurant store as well. Not that anything could have been done instantly, but I have spent over $20,000 in the past month on this website, I could use a little more than “understanding.” Very frustrating phone call to deal with while an immobile machine is in the middle of a kitchen, but a “claim” process needs to be started. The machine wasn’t damaged, just permanently bolted to a pallet. Since we couldn’t remove the bolt, we had to remove the pallet! Overall, an absolute nightmare that stemmed from a poor packing design as well as a damaged bolt that completely wrecked our entire day. The bolt will forever mislodged underneath our unit... Read Less Read More
    We appreciate your review, Joshua. We wish this Avantco A-19R-HC 29 inch Solid Door Reach-In Refrigerator would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    the best refrigerator in the game! Whether you’re storing meat, seafood, salad, or ingredients for your most popular recipes, the Avantco A-19R-HC is perfect for your small restaurant, cafe, or bakery. This unit has a spacious cabinet with multiple adjustable shelves, but it's still small enough to fit in places where larger units would not.
    We have a few of these. Some of the components need to be tightened over time as it will rattle when kicks on, but they are solid and worth the cheap cost. Warranty on compressor is great.
    This was my first major purchase for my new business, and I've been happy so far. It was a bit of a pain to release it from the packaging. But I was able to plan for it given the other reviews that I read.
    Purchase this online on 7/29/2019. It was delivered in August 2019. IT stopped cooling last week. The compressor is bad and company won't repair because they say it is out out warrant. How is it out of warranty when it has only been 12 months. I would give it negative stars if I could.
    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry your Avantco A-19R-HC 29 inch Solid Door Reach-In Refrigerator was defective. Action has been taken to remedy this. Please reach out to our Customer Solutions team if you have any questions!
    When we purchased this fridge in 2017 it worked fine, like you'd expect. Fast forward just a measly three years and the fridge leaked refrigerant. We spent $500 repairing that and now the compressor is out, which will cost another $500 in labor to replace. The compressor itself is covered under warranty, but a business should not have to spend this much money repairing a 3 year old refrigerator that cost about the same to purchase new. It is possible that this is a one-off, but based on our experience, we do NOT recommend this refrigerator
    Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry your Avantco A-19R-HC 29 inch Solid Door Reach-In Refrigerator was defective. Action has been taken to remedy this. Please reach out to our Customer Solutions team if you have any questions!
    This cooler has worked great for us. The perfect size, my only complaint is the door can be hard to re-open if it closes and you need right back in there.
    A perfect sized fridge for small businesses! It is great for storing cakes and ingredients, I love that you can remove shelves to make room for storing multi-tiered cakes!
    Awesome! Automatic temperature control and easy to clean. Just plug it in. Easy to move and operate. Save yourself money and buy this as this works as good as the more expensive ones. Highly recommend!!
    Nice small standup refrigerator works as planned only issue we are having is the seal on the door it’s so tight but when you go to open the door the entire color moves even with the wheels like the light inside is Not very bright I do wish I would’ve got the one with the LED light inside other than that works as to be expected
    I love Avantco! It holds temp, rolls out for easy cleaning up, and I have plenty of space for all my supplies for my little shop!
    The Avantco Solid Door Reach In Refigerator is so fabulous! The look is industrial, and it looks great! I cannot believe the space in there! We can fit so many essential items in there, and it's easy to locate them and keep them organized! This was a great asset to us!
    Super roomy reach in refrigerator. I love it and it keeps food really cold. I personally like to take the shelves out of it and replace them with the speed rack style shelving!
    Nice, space saving design for our small food prep area. This fridge is VERY unstable. Our fridge leans away from the wall and tips forward when the door is pulled open.
    We appreciate your review, Carrie. We wish this Avantco A-19R-HC 29 inch Solid Door Reach-In Refrigerator would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.
    i like the refrigerator. but it is very loud. if you have a small kitchen this will store everything you need. i also like the digital thermometer .
    The epoxy shelves are really nice looking and easy to clean. I like the easy to read thermostat on the front and easy on off switch.
    Easy to clean the inside. Outside is not as easy to clean. Digital temp is a nice feature. I wish it came with one more shelf.
    Ordered this for a client, came in well packed and not dented. We had to wait to install as the remodel wasn't finished but wanted the equipment before we were finished in case something happened. Start up went great and the owner likes this product. Has been in use in a Classroom for close to a year now.
    Great size! True to description. We like the fact that it has a lock system set in place. Runs efficiently! I have owned it for a few months.
    Not a big fan of this for one reason in particular. The suction to open the door is quite difficult to open. Its a hit or miss. Can be a bit embarrassing in front of customers when you attempt to open it and you don't look "strong" enough. Some times we wait, other times we have to hold the entire unit still to pull the door open.
    Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you did not prefer this product. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.
    I enjoy this product because it a perfect fit for the small preparation area i own. It allows me to store all my merchandise and keep it fresh.
    This refrigerator has worked great. Our food stays at the proper temperatures and the food print of the unit is quite small. Definitely worth the price.
    Very good refrigerator , big enough to fit many items, same time its slim, very nice i love it , key to lock it is great too..
    Great refrigerator. Fits into our space perfectly, looks very professional, gages work very well, runs ice cold, enjoy the interior light and large casters. would highly recommend.

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