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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
  • 5" casters included
  • Eco-friendly R290 refrigerant; 115V; 1/2 hp

Store frozen food and ingredients in the Avantco A-23F-HC 29" one section solid door reach-in freezer.

Whether you’re storing pre-made portions of your signature dishes, frozen french fries, or frozen ingredients, the Avantco A-23F-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 safe frozen temperatures. Outfitted with a set of casters, the unit easily rolls aside for regular cleaning or maintenance tasks.

  • 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.

1/2 hp Compressor

The bottom mounted design of the 1/2 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

Digital temperature control allows you to easily adjust the temperature of your freezer's cabinet within its -8 to -1 degrees Fahrenheit range. Plus, the unit will automatically defrost 4 times a day to keep food fresh and properly chilled. The clear LCD readout also helps keep track of the unit’s temperature.

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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How To Program a Carel IR33 Controller on an Avantco Freezer

Watch this video to see how easy it is to set or change the temperature on the Carel IR33 controller used on our Avantco CFD series freezers!

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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Right here we have a beautiful Avantco freezer with the Carel IR33 controller on it, and we're going to show you how to change the temperature set point. Pretty basic; from the home screen you can see we have the temperature displayed of the unit. We're going to press the "set" button for approximately one second, and the display should flash what your set point is. This one is set for negative 7. We can adjust it to run colder, all the way down to negative 10. Or warmer, it should go all the way up to positive 10. Negative 7 is a nice setting to keep this unit running between 0 and negative 10. You press set again, and it takes you back to your home screen, and saves any adjustments you made to your temperature set point.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 29 Inches
  • Depth: 32 1/4 Inches
  • Height: 82 1/2 Inches
  • Capacity: 20.6 cu. ft.
Interior Dimensions:
  • Width: 24 3/8 Inches
  • Depth: 27 1/8 Inches
  • Height: 53 1/2 Inches

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Resources and Downloads

Avantco A-23F-HC 29 Solid Door Reach-In Freezer 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.

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Avantco A-23F-HC 29" Solid Door Reach-In Freezer

    2.8 stars from 20 reviews


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    freezer warranty repair weeks degrees ice more defrosted needed Avantco
    2 out of 3 found this review helpful
    Very good freezer overall. Easily adjustable shelving inside. My only complaint is that when you open the door and the temperature drops a few degrees, the door becomes incredibly difficult to open again.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Really happy with this unit. There is a lot of room in it to store items. And cools back down very quickly after opening the door also.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Hasn’t functioned properly since installation. Had a repair person out to inspect under warranty, defrosted the freezer and claimed that would solve the problem. Two weeks later the same thing, holding food at 20 degrees, not -5 as it’s set. Currently waiting for another warranty repair person to come again. The wait for one of their reps to come inspect has been 4 days on average. That’s too long to be without a properly functioning freezer.
    Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry your Avantco A-23F-HC 29 inch Solid Door Reach-In Freezer was defective. Corrective action has been taken and a Customer Solutions Representative will remain in contact with you about this.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    This freezer keeps and maintains temperatures as needed. Very sturdy and solid freezer. I am looking at buying a 2 door Avantco freezer. This beats all of the higher priced models.
    Purchased this machine and it was working good until one month in. Now the machine can't reach near 0 degrees, even if I set it to -1 degrees. It isn't stable on temperature wise and I purchased warranty and left a voicemail, still no reply. We had items in our store that is required to be in set temperature to be best served such as ice cream, etc. I would reccomend if you have items that have wiggle room for temperature control, if not I would just spend a extra couple hundred for a better freezer.
    Thank you for your review, Don! We are sorry this Avantco A-23F-HC 29 inch Solid Door Reach-In Freezer has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!
    Keeps temperature well and provides lots of room for frozen product. The only issue I have is that it does not open for about 30 seconds after the door closes. Apparently there is some sort of suction created that prevents the door from being opened too often. Not sure if this is standard on newer freezers but makes it hard to constantly pull product out during our busy periods.
    This unit is terrible and we have had multiple issues with it. Now that it’s not under warranty anymore Websturant is washing their hands in assisting. They told me the part we need to repair it is not manufactured and we are on our own to figure it out. This unit didn’t go into service until January even though I purchased it in May. So it has really only been used for under a year and it’s junk. Stay away from this freezer.
    We appreciate your review, David Gave. We wish this Avantco A-23F-HC 29 inch Solid Door Reach-In Freezer would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.
    DO NOT BUY THIS! SERIOUSLY!! We own several different pieces of avantco equipment & have not had any problems, but this freezer is GARBAGE! I hesitated when ordering based on the reviews & thought they should have it sorted out buy now. The freezer does not cool at all, I contacted webstaurant for help & they sent me to contact the manufacturer. I’ve reached out to the manufacturer 2 times with no help or update. Disappointed in Avantco since they haven’t let me down before but even more so in Webstaurant since Avantco is like a house brand for them & they haven’t aided at all in a fixing the GARABE FREEZER they sold me. We have spent $50k + on the last year or so with them & it’s sad this is the service we have received. Seriously do not buy this & spend a bit more money & buy something else. It’s sad that I bought a freezer for $400 less & it hasn’t missed a beat.
    We appreciate your feedback! We’re sorry this is defective. A Customer Solutions Representative will be contacting you soon.
    this product is junk. do not buy this. the warranty is only 1 year and after that you are stuck with scrap metal. pos costed by 700 in repair after the warranty and its still not working. better off getting another brand. i hate avantco products.
    Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you did not prefer this product. For recommendations, please contact our Customer Solutions team.
    This is a great freezer. For the price, you cannot beat it. We've been using it for almost a year now and have had no issues.
    The church culinary committed love the purchases that we made for this and avantco freezer it allows us to store multiple items and a large capacity with its square footage that it holds.
    Great freezer at a great price. This ships bolted to the pallet, which is great for shipping but it was a bit tricky to get the bolts out. We didn’t require much freezer space for our store and this was the perfect size for us.
    Really avoid this model. I have 3 of this and a worktop freezer, the worktop seams to work fine, the reach-in are a nightmare. i got the first 2 about 6 months ago, they seems to be fine until few days ago, now I start finding area of the freezer were the food was not freeze at all, the side and bottom are at 30 degrees, food on top is fine and the display shows -5, with the result that I have to throw away sashimi grade products. The third freezer never worked, I called the warranty, they call a company and they said the freezer doesn't have any coolant at all, they filled up and it was ok for 3 days, now it's a 60 degrees and we throwed away more products, I called again, both Websrestaurant and Avantco, I'd like just like to send back the new one, Websrestaurant said is not possible, Avantco warranty department told they will see when someone can come over. I just put them on sale online, I just hope that someone will take them quickly. Resist of the tentation of buy them because they are cheap, they are cheap for a reason! Read Less Read More
    We appreciate your review, Simone. We wish this Avantco A-23F-HC 29 inch Solid Door Reach-In Freezer would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.
    We have had nothing but problems with this unit since it has arrived. Its been more frustrating dealing with the company warranty department, as we continue to experience the same issue with nothing being done to replace the unit. The service company has been out no less than 5 times in the 6-7 months we've owned it. I would not recommend this company or product currently.
    We appreciate your feedback! We’re sorry this didn't work out for you. If you are looking for a new unit, please feel free to reach out to our Customer Solutions team for assistance.
    Perfect price and size for the micro bakery. We have one freezer this one! It’s great. Size is perfect and has wheels easy to clean. If I need more I’m getting this again, I also use the reach in fridges and sandwich carts from avantco All great pieces
    Do not buy this product, defrost defrost defrost was the huge problem, we had four services since i purchased on Janurary, only one guy did a right job fix it and lasted for 3 months, it is currently having problem again. The temperature keeps going up. Very frustrating!
    Thank you for your review, Heqing! We are sorry this Avantco A-23F-HC 29 inch Solid Door Reach-In Freezer has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!
    Not recommended. Twice I have had the defroster fail which causes ice build-up and a failure to get to freezing temperature. I wish I had spent the extra money for a better brand and saved the hassle of making warranty claims, losing time and food product. Once it is out of warranty I am worried that I'll have to spend more time and money dealing with this headache.
    We appreciate your review, Craig. We wish this Avantco A-23F-HC 29 inch Solid Door Reach-In Freezer would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team has provided you with the warranty information. If you have any other questions, please reach back out to the Customer Solutions team.
    I got this freezer back in may it worked great for the first two weeks, then started frozen on the top -above the fan- and holding the temperature around 20-30 degrees. After talking with costumer service, they sent a repair person a week later to solve the problem , and they did repair it, but after two weeks the ice started building on the top again. It has been almos four months and four technician visits and the problem persist, just to give an idea to costumer service every time that they come to repair the “freezer” it has to be empty it and disconnected for the ice to melt. It is a waste of time and money, since no one can fix it and the freezer is still in warranty. I would like a solution ASAP
    We appreciate your review, Andrea. We wish this Avantco A-23F-HC 29 inch Solid Door Reach-In Freezer would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.
    As a previous review stated it is great when it's working. We used it for less than two weeks when it gave up and temp bounced around from 10° to 50°. Called for warranty repair and they were helpful walking me through what it might have been, I had already checked those things. They assumed it was frozen over and needed defrosted but it was obvious there was no ice build up. Repair man came next day only to tell us it probably needed defrosted, he took It apart and unplugged it even though there was no visible ice build up. He didn't return for 12 days! He spent 5 minutes here and said he would have to order parts! We are now at a point that the freezer has been down longer than it worked. I would spend a little extra and avoid this unit.
    Thank you for your feedback! We’re sorry you this freezer did not operate properly for you. If you have any further questions regarding your freezer please contact us. Also, if you are looking for a different recommended unit, please contact our Customer Solutions team.
    Easy to install and easy to clean. I can do a lot more production now that I have the space to storage it. And because I have previously bought the fridge, it looks good to have the fridge/freezer side to side.

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