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  • Features (2) sliding glass doors to provide easy access and eliminate the need for space to open
  • Interior LED lighting illuminates product ;back lit exterior top panel attracts customers’ attention
  • 8 adjustable shelves with price tag strip on each shelf
  • Easy to read digital temperature controls
  • 115V; 1/4hp compressor; environmentally-safe R290 refrigerant
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Increase your sales of "grab and go" items like bottled tea and soda, or pre-packaged sandwiches and salads with this Avantco GDS-47-HC 53" black merchandising refrigerator.

Perfect for convenience stores, groceries, cafes, and other operations, this merchandiser refrigerator is designed to display! With interior LED lighting, sturdy shelves for organization, and anti-fogging glass doors, the unit presents your products without detracting from them, encouraging customers to check out the food or beverages you're offering. Plus, it's simple to operate with its easy-to-access controls. Its reliance on an eco-friendly refrigerant even makes the unit an environmentally responsible choice, allowing you to do your part to help preserve the environment for future generations.

  • 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

    5-15P

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

Built to Display

Boasting anti-fogging glass sliding doors, this unit ensures that customers always have a clear view of your products. The (8) epoxy-coated steel shelves inside help organize and display the beverages, salads, or other cold dishes. Plus, since the shelves are adjustable, you can be sure that they'll accommodate changing merchandise and menus. Interior LED lighting is also effective in illuminating and further merchandising your products.

Attractive and Durable

Designed with sharp looks and usability in mind, this unit is the perfect display for your products with its sleek black finish and a lighted top graphics area. And, since the housing is made from black coated steel, you can be sure that it will provide superior durability. Plus, for optimal temperature retention and structural rigidity, the entire cabinet is foamed-in place using polyurethane insulation.

Eco-Friendly Refrigerant

Designed to maintain temperatures from 33-40 degrees Fahrenheit, this refrigerator boasts a bottom-mounted 1/4 hp compressor that uses 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.

Easy to Operate

This refrigerator includes automatic defrosting and a digital temperature control. These features ensure that operation is as easy as possible. Plus, the controls are mounted to the bottom front of the unit, meaning that they're always easily accessible for adjusting. The unit requires a 115V electrical connection for operation.

Casters Included

A set of casters provides the unit with convenient mobility. When it comes time for cleaning or maintenance, simply roll the unit away from the wall!

Sliding Doors

Requiring minimal front clearance, these sliding doors are perfect for narrow aisles and locations that are tight on space. The sliding design allows for easy access without needing space for doors to swing outward.

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.
What if my Avantco cooler doesn’t seem to be getting cold enough throughout the cabinet?
Make sure that you are loading it properly, and not overloading it. This unit is designed for cans, bottles, and similar items that naturally enable good airflow within the cabinet. Overloading the cooler with cases and boxes will interrupt the airflow and negatively impact the unit’s performance.
Are there any temperature specifications to keep in mind when installing this glass door unit?
This unit has a maximum ambient temperature rating of 90 degrees Fahrenheit. However, high humidity environments may cause excessive condensation and ice accumulation in the unit and on its doors.
My Avantco cooler’s compressor doesn’t kick on until 47 degrees, what should I do?
Before contacting Avantco for warranty service, please try resetting the temperature differential using these instructions.
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.

Watch More Videos

Changing a Lightbulb on an Avantco Merchandiser

Changing the lightbulb on your Avantco merchandiser is easier than ever thanks to this helpful tutorial! Whether you have LED or fluorescent lighting, this video shows you exactly how to change the bulb.

Replacing a Gasket on an Avantco Merchandiser

This video gives you step-by-step instructions regarding how to properly change the door gasket on your GDC or GDS series merchandiser. The gasket is a crucial part of any refrigeration equipment, because it keeps cold air inside the cabinet.

How to Program a Carel PJEZ Controller on an Avantco Refrigerator

Learn how to use a Carel PJEZ controller on an Avantco refrigerator to set the low temperature limit.

The lighting in any glass door merchandiser is vital to ensure your products look their best. Today we'll show you how to properly change the lighting on an Avantco GDC or GDS series merchandiser. Before doing anything else, unplug the unit. GDC or GDS units purchased in 2015 or before use bi-pin T8 fluorescent bulbs. Units purchased in 2016 and after have LED lighting. This is 20", 24", 40", or 48" long LED strip, depending on the model. We will show you how to change both types in this video. For fluorescent units, pull the top socket out horizontally from the light fixture. Pull the bottom socket out the same way, holding it firmly to keep the bulb from sliding out. Place the bulb on a level surface and remove the sockets from each end. Remove the bulb from the plastic sleeve. Place the new bulb into the sleeve and replace the sockets. Make sure the prongs in the bulb are secure in the sockets. Place the new bulb into the cabinet, starting with the bottom socket. Once again, be sure to support the bottom socket while installing to keep the bulb from sliding out. Inspect the new bulb to be sure it is secure, and turn the unit back on to ensure the light operates properly. For LED units, begin by unscrewing the collar and unplugging the light strip. Using a flat head screwdriver or other tool, apply pressure to the brackets, gently leveraging the light strips until it snaps out. Once the old light strip is free, secure the new light strip into the mounting brackets. Plug the new bulb into the socket at the top of the unit and secure it using the collar. Inspect the new bulb to be sure it is secure, and turn the unit back on to ensure the light operates properly.

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The gasket is a vital part of any refrigeration equipment, locking cold air inside the cabinet. If the gasket is worn out or torn, your refrigerator or freezer is letting that cold air escape into the kitchen, and using more energy to compensate. Today we'll properly show you how to change a gasket on an Avantco GDC or GDS series merchandiser. Remove the old gasket starting at a corner, and pulling it out of the recessed channel one side at a time. insert a new gasket. Start at a corner, and snap the dart connector into the recessed channel, working your way around the perimeter of the door. Be sure the gasket has a snug fit and closes properly against the cabinet.

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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: 53 1/8 Inches
  • Depth: 31 7/8 Inches
  • Height: 84 3/8 Inches
  • Capacity: 42.5 cu. ft.
Interior Dimensions:
  • Width: 50 Inches
  • Depth: 28 3/8 Inches
  • Height: 61 7/8 Inches

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Warranty Info

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.

Equivalent Items

Avantco Refrigeration GDS47 (Formerly)

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Avantco GDS-47-HC 53" Black Sliding Glass Door Merchandiser Refrigerator with LED Lighting

    4.7 stars from 15 reviews

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    2 out of 2 found this review helpful
    I am happy with this product. Arrived quickly (2 business days). Clean, bright with LED lighting. Easily adjustable shelves. Arrives on pallet, WHICH IS BOLTED to unit. Unbolt first.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    This is a great fridge and the LED lighting makes it easy to check inventory in the evenings. The shelves are also easily adjustable and there’s a drain at the bottom that makes it easy to clean.
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Great product . and keeps your beverage and food at a great temperature. With a great display of lights to go along with the sleek design
    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Very happy with this fridge! It is able to hold all of my drinks and has a nice LED light that keeps everything bright. Wonderful fridge to have!
    1 out of 2 found this review helpful
    We just bought this fridge and it works great. It is way better priced than competing fridges and does the same job. Looks extremely slick.
    I bought this last June and it's already stopped cooling. It's running, it's just not getting cool. I've had to unload all the products. Very disappointed.
    Thank you for your review, Mary! We are sorry this Avantco GDS-47-HC 53 inch Black Sliding Glass Door Merchandiser Refrigerator with LED Lighting has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!
    We purchased an Avantco GDS-47 about seven months ago. The refrigerator has turned out to be an excellent buy. It is durable, even though it is readily available for any customer to access. We have had to replace a few bulbs over the months, but the bulbs are both cheap and (more importantly) easily replaceable. Nothing is more annoying than spending an untold amount of time on a foreseeable repair. Avantco thought ahead on this unit, and made it so your average person can do maintenance in a timely manner. The price, durability, and accessibility of this unit make it a winner. 5 stars. I highly recommend.
    Refrigerator has been working very quietly while keeping drinks cool and generating a ton of heat. They're also running in a pretty humid environment and aren't struggling at all. The windows do fog up sometimes, but it clears on its own. The only real concerns I have with this refrigerator is some screws and nuts were rolling around inside the frame of the machine and i found a few very loose screws. I doubt these things vibrated free during shipping and assume not the most care is put into these refrigerators during construction. I hope these things last at least 5 years. will update this post if things go south.
    We had this for almost a year now. Stay cold so far so good. We like the look of it. We use it for fruits, milk water ect. For our business. Comes with shelves. Easy to clean, as you can see in the picture it still looks new after our first season of use.
    Really cold. Good for storing fruits, vegetables, fish, drinks or any other food items that need to be stored at a cool temperature. Would recommend.
    This cooler holds A LOT of product. We use it as a beer cooler. The LED lighting is a nice touch. The doors close on their own which makes is it great when your hands are full. The digital temperature control helps ensure the temp is where it needs to be. We love the fact that it moves easily to clean behind and under.
    This is a great refrigerator and there is option on and off for LED lighting makes it easy to check inventory in the evenings without turn it on all day long. The shelves are also easily adjustable and there’s a drain at the bottom that makes it easy to clean. Can fit a lot of vegetables and fruit
    Extremely resistant product. This refrigerator innovated adding led lights to the unit. The wheels are a plus when we think on cleaning the area around.
    We absolutely love it. For the money - it's a steal. We have been using our several months and it is high quality. Customers always mention how nice it is.
    Perfect size to hold drinks, food, and more. It comes with 8 shelves with plenty of space for your stock. Enjoyed the ease of opening the doors, we use this for a smoothie bar so its automatic closing is key!

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