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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 produce and ingredients in the Avantco A-23R-HC 29" one section solid door reach-in refrigerator.

Whether you’re storing milk, eggs, vegetables, or freshly-made foods, the Avantco A-23R-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 safely out of the temperature danger zone.

  • 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 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.

Digital Temperature Control

Digital temperature control allows you to easily adjust the temperature of your refrigerator's cabinet within its 33 to 40 degree Fahrenheit range. The controller is preprogrammed to keep the unit in the safety zone (below 41 degrees) to avoid any issues with health inspectors. 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.

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.

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: 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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Avantco A-23R-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.

Customer Reviews

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

    4.5 stars from 31 reviews


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    fridge great Refrigerator door inside service small space temperature delivery
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Great option for the amount of business that I have. Easy to move and with lots of space for small business. The best part is that the motor is on the bottom so you dont kill your back.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    That's already our second Avantco Refrigerator and we have one more Freezer, as of today we have never experienced any huge issues. Definitely worth buying!
    NEED HELP! I have had this refrigerator for 2 months. Working great. My only complaint is the time we are locked out after closing the door. I need to adjust the wait time & can not find info. on it.
    Thank you for your review, Patricia! A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!
    We purchased this refrigerator when we first opened four years ago. It is still working very well. The handle could be made better. It actually fell off and there is no way to fix it other than buying a brand new door.
    We appreciate your review, Kimmi. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about the handle.
    Replaced the standard shelves with the in fridge bun rack which is perfect for our operation. Temperature fluctuates with the door open a lot more wildly when I would have expected.
    It's been about a year since we've ordered this fridge. So far so good! it's been a champ for our little cafe - it gets really hot in our kitchen and this fridge has managed to stay cool and run quiet. Hope it keeps running for a long long time!
    The refrigerator works for a year and half and then stopped working. Assume the 1 year warranty is because this is common. Wouldn't recommend purchasing this product if you expect it to work for long.
    We appreciate your review, Randy. We wish this Avantco A-23R-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.
    We bought this fridge to go along side our other Advantco fridge. This fridge has performed well in a very hot environment. The door seals will need to be replaced every 6 months to a year... so plan on that accordingly.
    This refrigerator has worked well for us so far! It was the perfect size to accommodate the extra need for cold storage. We have a 54 inch refrigerator in addition to this one. Would recommend.
    With this refrigerator and the space it has it makes storing things with a large capacity at ease. The culinary committee loves the purchase that was made.
    This unit required technician reprogramming. It was not holding temperature appropriately when initially received. It seems it was programmed with the old refrigerant settings applied to the controller.
    Thank you for your review, Frank! We are sorry this Avantco A-23R-HC 29 inch Solid Door Reach-In Refrigerator has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!
    Great Refrigerator. Overall reliable piece of equipment, holds everything to proper temperature, very easy to clean up, easy to organize the food . I would recommend this refrigerator
    I've had this fridge right at a year now and this is a very good fridge at a great price. It cools down very quickly, it's very quiet, and it is very efficient. I would recommend this to anyone looking a for a good commercial fridge.
    This is an awesome reach in refrigerator if you have small space area in the kitchen the temperature indicator in the outside helps a lot to find out the temperature inside the fridge
    Small, compact and yet roomy inside. It fits everywhere, even the busiest of the kitchen. The compressor is not noisy at all, barely audible. We are really satisfied with our purchase.
    So far so good so I'll give it five stars. It holds temperature well and has a clear thermometer on the outside so you know how your food is being stored.
    We had a horrible first experience trying to get a used refrigerator in our shop and eventually ended up ordering this one. After figuring out the digital temperature controller (worth exploring; lots of features that I wouldn't have known about without some research and video-watching), this fridge has kept everything perfectly at our desired temperatures. No more throwing away milk a week after receiving it, or having to wait for it to thaw out. Worth every penny.
    Been using this little ditty for a couple years now, and it's been great. If it keeps up, I'm not sure why you'd spend for more expensive brands.
    About 4 months in, so far so good. Plug-in-Play. Only thing to keep in mind is that the internal pressure takes about 40 seconds to equalize every time the door is closed, effectively locking the door during that time. Therefor, if you plan on opening and closing the door very frequently, you might want to look into this issue.
    For a single door fridge there really is still a lot of space. It is the perfect size for our small kitchen. Looks very sleek.
    The Avantco Reach-In Refrigerator works absolutely amazing. It keeps the food incredibly fresh and fits perfectly where we needed it to and doesn't take up space at all.
    I'm a busy guy who doesn't often write reviews, but Webstaurant deserves some recognition on this one. Our primary refrigeration for our food truck business was at the end of it's service life (not worth investing in) and had it's compressor give up the ghost right before a weekend of busy service. We ordered this fridge from Webstaurant Plus, and they shipped it from Maryland to NH the next morning at 8 am. The fridge was delivered that afternoon at 2:30. That was the standard shipping through Plus, no additional cost. A+++ for service! Oh, and we're happy with the fridge too. Everyone knows Avantco isn't high end, but it's awesome value for the money!
    We have 2 one for storage and one for bread fermentation Great price great unit on wheels easy to clean and move We use their freezer too
    Absolutely great product and really works perfect. Have it for almost 1 year now and still works like day one. For the price you can't go wrong.
    Pretty nice fridge, lots of room inside. Ours is a bit noisy, and makes a weird bubbly sound when the air gets expelled after you close the door. Like the thermostat on the outside tho.
    Thank you for your feedback, Jacob! If you have any concerns about your item please feel free to contact our Customer Solutions team!
    Great Refrigerator, working in commercial environment with no issues so far. Holds temp, easy to clean, easy to move when needed. Really like the temperature reading on the outside of the door. Just long delivery
    Great fridge for the price. It comes ready to go all you have to do is install the shelves and plug it in. Keeps good temp and fits in small spaces. We love it!
    0 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Don't buy this if you need to maintain a temp under 40. The thermostat is always slow updating the real temp inside and always is off by 4-10 degrees. I bought this to store croissants in before I cook in the morning and half they time they are almost proofed from being inside. Maybe it's a faulty thermostat or just crappy insulation. No clue.
    We appreciate your feedback! We’re sorry this is defective. A Customer Solutions Representative will be contacting you soon.
    This refrigerator is surprisingly spaces for the amount of space it takes up. Very durable shelves. We especially enjoyed that the shelves are easily adjustable. It comes ready to operate without any need for adjustments from the factory.
    Great value, This is a nice looking Comm.refrigerator that’s very quiet. Employees were impressed and suggested that we get a matching freezer. I must say that the whole process of ordering this unit was a smooth and painless experience, The sales lady was very informative and walked me though the whole Process and the delivery company was great to work with and went the extra mile I didn’t order the white glove delivery service but I feel was if I did.
    After ordering this refrigerator, we recieved super fast shipping with excellent service delivery. They hooked it right up for me then and there and it works great!

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