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Product Overview

  • 1,100 lb. weight capacity; 1 3/4" stainless steel top with marine edge
  • Each drawer holds 2 full size food pans, 4" deep
  • Stainless steel exterior for durability
  • Environmentally-friendly R290 refrigerant
  • 1/5 hp, 115V
UPC Code:400011959722
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This Avantco CBE-72-HC 72" 4 drawer refrigerated chef base streamlines production and increases efficiency.

Provide a convenient place to hold and store cold foods right where they are needed by adding this refrigerated chef base to your kitchen! As a space and productivity solution for your kitchen, this chef base makes it easy to increase efficiency by placing countertop cooking equipment right on top of the chef base where you store your cold ingredients.

  • 5-15P


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

  • 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.

1 3/4" Stainless Steel Top

This base features a durable 1 3/4" stainless steel top that can hold up to 1,100 lb. Equipped with a marine edge, the unit's top helps to contain drips and spills for easy cleanup.

Four Drawers

This refrigerated chef base is equipped with four drawers to hold your cold ingredients. Each drawer in this unit can hold 2 full size food pans (sold separately) or a combination of other configurations, so your kitchen staff will always have fresh ingredients within reach.

1/5 hp Refrigeration System

The refrigeration system uses a 1/5 hp compressor and R290 refrigerant to cool the cabinet. It requires a 115V electrical connection and uses electronic temperature controls to keep ingredients at safe temperatures between 33 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit.

(4) 4" Casters

The unit rests on 4" casters, offering convenient mobility for easier cleaning.

Stainless Steel Construction

The cabinet is made of type 430 stainless steel inside and out for added durability.

Removable Drawer Gaskets

Each drawer gasket is removable for easy cleaning and maintenance.

Customer Q&AAsk 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.
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.
What kinds of pans can I use in my refrigerated prep table?
While various configurations combining traditional 1/3 size, 1/6 size, and other food pan sizes are possible, it's important to refer to your equipment's Specification Sheet and/or Owner's Manual to see what pan sizes and configurations are recommended. Certain accessories may be needed in order to use pans of a different size than what is recommended. It is also important to note that mixing and matching pans from different manufacturers may result in the pans not fitting properly.

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Interior Dimensions:
  • Width:60 5/8 Inches
  • Depth:27 1/2 Inches
  • Height:16 1/2 Inches
Overall Dimensions:
  • Width:72 3/8 Inches
  • Depth:32 1/8 Inches
  • Height:25 7/8 Inches
  • Capacity:16 cu. ft.

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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. Your warranty will be voided if installed in non-commercial or residential applications.

Equivalent Items 

Avantco Refrigeration CBE-72 (Formerly)

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Customer Reviews

1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Purchased this 2.5 years ago...The temperature control wire burned. They will not tell me what the replacement wire specs are....not even for me to replace on my own. What a joke.

Kevin J. on 03/31/2022

Thank you for your review, Kevin! We are sorry this product has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!

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1 out of 1 found this review helpful

STAY FAR AWAY !!! Worse than a piece of trash. Was delivered Dead on Arrival. Was referred to the "warranty department" who was supposed to get someone to come work on it. They never returned my call, and when I called them back, they finally got someone to come out. After having a non-working, yet NEW piece of equipment sitting in the middle of my floor for 4 days, the tech came out and said yep, we need to order a part for it, and that will probably take about 2 weeks. So, 2 weeks and 4 days to get a NEW piece of equipment to be able to work, and that's assuming it will work then. Webstaurant says to contact the warranty department, the warranty department says "we didn't sell the equipment to you", it's not their fault that the warranty is ONLY repair, not replace and doesn't care. We have purchased from Webstaurant for YEARS, but this is probably going to end this relationship.

Jason C. on 02/18/2022

Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry your product was defective. Action has been taken to remedy this and a new unit is being sent to you. Please reach out to our Customer Solutions team if you have any questions!

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1 out of 1 found this review helpful

excellent addition to our kitchen it is wide enough to hold 72 total inches of equipment. Keeps all our food supplies cold and fresh.. only issue is getting the right 1/3 pans to fit the drawers.

Tony C. from The Sandy Point Restaurant on 07/10/2018

STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT COMPRESSOR WONT EVEN LAST 2 years. At 6 months mark controller burned, now compressor out. Thi is worst than a toy

Antonio C. from Arepitas USA Amr Llc on 06/14/2022

We appreciate your review, Antonio. We wish this product would have worked out for you. Our Customer Solutions team will remain in contact with you about this.

WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

Good quality, as described on the image, helpful customer service and fast shipping. Will buy again merchandise from here. Thank you much for your service.

Shaqet B. from Buke's Cafe on 08/17/2020

This is a great refrigeration unit because i can easily place equipment on top of it . I have my range and griddle right above it . Very useful when you have limited space for your kitchen !

Richard T. on 12/27/2017

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