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  • Corrosion-resistant stainless steel exterior with aluminum interior
  • Compact, undercounter size takes up minimal space
  • Easy-to-read digital temperature controller and auto-defrost function
  • Self-closing and stay-open door features for easy loading and unloading of product
  • 120V; 1/5 hp; R290 refrigerant

The Avantco AU-48R-HC 48"undercounter refrigerator will provide you with a dependable cold food storage solution.

This undercounter refrigerator is the solution for any operation that's in need of cold food storage, but tight on space. Just roll the unit beneath a counter or worktable and store cold products in the spacious interior! Its stainless steel design ensures that it withstands heavy, regular use, and its easy operation cuts down on the time spent fiddling with and monitoring the settings for optimal performance. The eco-friendly refrigerant even reduces the impact on the environment, providing your operation an easy way to look after not only your customers, but the earth, too.

  • 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.

Refrigerated Storage

With a spacious refrigerated portion readily accessible through its two doors, the unit opens up to two shelves to help you organize your ingredients. Plus, because they each accommodate up to 90 lb., the epoxy-coated steel shelves are well equipped for holding heavy bulk ingredients, from dozens of eggs to jars of condiments and sauces.

Undercounter Height

Because of its undercounter design, the unit effortlessly adds cold storage space beneath a pre-existing countertop and doesn't require additional space for its own footprint.

Digital Controls

Monitor temperatures by consulting the interior wall-mounted thermometer and use the auto-defrost feature on the pre-programmed digital controller to keep the refrigerator in excellent shape.

Mounted Casters

To make cleaning and maintenance quick and easy, the unit comes standard with a set of casters. The casters allow you to easily roll the unit aside to thoroughly clean or to access the back for servicing.

Efficient Refrigeration System

This refrigerator ensures optimal performance by operating with a 1/5 hp refrigeration system that circulates environmentally friendly R290 refrigerant to maintain temperatures from 33-40 degrees Fahrenheit. R290 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.

Durable Construction

This unit is designed for outstanding durability to ensure that it withstands busy kitchen environments with ease. It features a stainless steel exterior, which provides both strength and a smooth, sleek appearance. The interior, made with aluminum, also offers the durability necessary for regular use. The foamed-in-place polyurethane insulation helps provide structural rigidity and maintain internal temperatures.

Customer Q&A Ask a Question

How do I know if this unit will fit under or match the height of my ADA-Height counter?
Many manufacturers offer their refrigeration equipment in several different height options to best meet your needs. Here's a breakdown of how we classify these different heights:

Counter Height: Work surface is more than 34" high; standard height unit.

ADA Height: Work surface height is 34" or less; complies with ADA regulations.

Low Profile: Work surface height is less than 32"; designed to fit under most ADA-height counters.

If the unit you are purchasing does not have a flat top, such as a worktop or sandwich/salad prep table, it may affect whether or not it will align with certain countertops. To ensure that the product will meet your needs, please reference the product's literature and specifications.
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.
Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 47 Inches
  • Depth: 29 1/2 Inches
  • Height: 35 1/4 Inches

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Resources and Downloads

178AU48RHC_Specs_updated.pdf Specsheet Au Series Manual Manual Avantco Ref Limited Service Warranty Warranty

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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 AU-48R-HC 48" Undercounter Refrigerator

    4.3 stars from 4 reviews


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    If you are in an area with a health department that uses the 41-degree baseline, you should be aware this unit will only maintain a 41 degree temperature under perfect conditions (no opening of doors, cooler-than-normal-kitchen environment, and already fully cooled products). To maintain 41 degree threshold in an operational kitchen, the "overnight" product temperatures need to reach 36-38 degrees to compensate for the inevitable catch-up periods with door opening and product cycling through your operating day. However, the lowest temperature we've ever taken inside this unit is 40.5 degrees under the perfect conditions listed above. We've also caught the cabinet temperature exceeding 43 degrees before the compressor ever engages (and no, this was not during a defrost cycle nor had we placed warm product inside or held the doors open - its just not designed to be aggressive enough for a commercial kitchen). All that said, if you're in a 45-degree code area, you should be fine with this unit. But, if you're in a 41-degree code area, you need to be aware this unit will only be able to serve infrequently handled storage (bulk produce, bulk dairy, etc.) in an environment away from your kitchen area (server bar, storage room, etc.) without inviting issues with your inspector. We purchased two Avantco refrigeration units together and will not be purchasing anymore; the engineering quality is far behind the generally positive results we've had out of their warming products. Read Less Read More
    Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry your Avantco AU-48R-HC 48 inch Undercounter Refrigerator was defective. Action has been taken to remedy this. Please reach out to our Customer Solutions team if you have any questions!
    The refrigerator is amazing very good quality is 47inches and is very spacious.. Is very quite and easy to clean! It come with an internal thermometer and the compressor is behind. Overall highly reccomend!
    Really great under counter cooler, perfect size for our coffee shop. Really great price & fast shipping, delivery was super easy with lift gate option at checkout.
    We weren't sure if going w/ dual refrigerators would be a good idea, but we found out it was perfect for our trailer and it also fit to exact dimensions. Thank you!

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