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  • Tested to perform in ambient temperatures of 100 degrees Fahrenheit
  • 800 lb. weight capacity
  • Drawers hold up to 4 full size food pans
  • Features a smooth, flat 12 gauge stainless steel top without a lip; 3" casters
  • Exterior digital thermometer helps you monitor a safe cold-holding temperature
  • Durable, easy-to-clean stainless steel exterior and interior
  • Uses environmentally-friendly R-134a refrigerant
  • 115V, 1/5 hp
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Maximize back-of-house storage space with a Beverage-Air chef base! Designed for reliable, powerful performance, these units are available in a variety of sizes and configurations to meet your needs. They're also all tested for a 100 degree Fahrenheit ambient class to ensure that product remains cold in sweltering hot kitchens.

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Improve your workflow with a Beverage-Air chef base. Engineered for the modern kitchen, these units combine refrigerated or freezer storage with a heavy-duty surface for holding countertop equipment. This makes it a multi-purpose cooking station, so you can store ingredients and prepare dishes all in one place. These chef bases are available in sizes ranging from thirty-six to ninety-six inches in width, with a one hundred and twelve inch wide refrigerated base also available. Each model has a flat top option, and accommodates from four to fourteen full size, six inch deep food pans. Each top is made of reinforced, sixteen-gauge stainless steel, which provides excellent reliability. Its full marine drip-guard surface also prevents spills from dripping onto the floor, which improves safety and cuts down on cleanup time. The tops are insulated to prevent the heat of your cooking equipment from penetrating into the cabinet. Plus, they are also fire-proof for safety and do not require a heat-shield. The drawers on each chef base are redesigned for easier installation and field adjustment. The drawers will automatically shut when they reach the final inch of their slides which helps reduce cold air loss and makes them easy to close. Inside, the drawers are lined with corrosion-resistant aluminum to protect against spills and leaks. With a lifetime part warranty on all drawer fronts and sides, and Delrin rollers rated for 275 lb., you can rest assured that these drawers are built to last. Beverage-Air chef bases are easy to operate thanks to their electronic controls. The full refrigeration system is serviceable from the front of the cabinet, making any sort of maintenance easy to perform. All chef bases use an eco-friendly R-290 refrigerant, and have a redesigned airflow for more consistent product temperature. The compressor is also available on the left or right side, allowing you to customize the unit to best suit your needs. Outfit your kitchen with a chef base from Beverage-Air, and start reaping the benefits of industry-leading quality and convenience!

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Beverage-Air WTRCS36-1-FLT-003 Specs
Width 36 Inches
Depth 32 Inches
Height 23 3/4 Inches
Hertz 60 Hertz
Phase 1 Phase
Voltage 115 Volts
Access Type Drawers
Base Style Refrigerator
Capacity 8 Full Size Food Pans

8.5 cu. ft.
Compressor Location Side Mounted
Construction Stainless Steel
Horsepower 1/5 HP
Made in America Yes
Number of Drawers 2
Refrigerant Type R-134A
Temperature Range 36 - 38 Degrees F
Top Capacity 800 lb.
Top Style Flat

Customer questions about this product

What does the “H” or “HC” mean in the newer Beverage-Air model numbers?
This is a representation that the unit is using a “Hydrocarbon” refrigerant. This would include both R290 and R600a refrigerants. They are being used as an eco-friendly refrigerant by Beverage-Air 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 Beverage-Air warrant this item for use in a food truck?
This item is covered under Beverage-Air's warranty contingent upon the unit being kept in a controlled climate. This means that the interior of the food truck may not be susceptible to extreme high or low temperatures. If warranty service is required, the truck must be able to sit stationary for 24-48 hours to allow for a technician to service the equipment.
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Beverage-Air WTRCS36-1-FLT-003 Details

This Beverage-Air WTRCS36-1-FLT-003 36" two drawer refrigerated chef base is a space-saving solution in your busy commercial 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. To maximize the space in your kitchen, chef bases can be used to replace equipment stands in order to utilize the otherwise limited space below stands and tables.

This base features a heavy-duty work top with a 800 lb. weight capacity. The work top is made of insulated 12 gauge stainless steel to help minimize heat transfer to the inside of the cabinet and provides ample space for countertop cooking equipment like fryers, griddles, or charbroilers. The smooth, flat top doesn't have a lip to make cleaning easy and allow heavy items to easily slide on and off.

The chef base's 16 gauge top drawer can hold up to (2) 6" deep full size food pans. The bottom drawer, also 16 gauge, can hold up to (2) 4" deep full size food pans. Because chef bases can accommodate a variety of cooking equipment, you can arrange meats, cheeses, and vegetables in the drawers so you have everything you need to prepare cheese steaks, hamburgers, and breakfast sandwiches!

This chef base has a powerful 1/5 hp compressor that uses R-134a refrigerant to maintain a temperature range of 36 to 38 degrees Fahrenheit. The CFC-free polyurethane insulation helps increase the overall energy efficiency and structural integrity of this unit for a long-lasting addition to your kitchen. Overall, this unit is certified for a 100 degree Fahrenheit ambient class. Heavy-duty 3" casters allow the entire cabinet to be moved for service and cleaning, and the lower profile ensures an accessible working height. This unit requires a 115V electrical connection.

Overall Dimensions:
Width: 36"
Depth: 32"
Height: 23 3/4"
Capacity: 8.5 cu. ft.
Weight Capacity: 800 lb.

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  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • UL US & Canada

    UL US & Canada

    This item has been tested and meets safety standards imposed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for use in the United States of America and Canada.

  • UL Sanitation

    UL Sanitation

    This item has been tested and meets the sanitation hazard standards imposed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL).

  • UL Classified EPH

    UL Classified EPH

    This product complies with UL EPH standards and meets ANSI/NSF requirements.

  • 5-15P

    5-15P

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

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Warranty Info

Note: Beverage Air equipment purchased in 2013 or later will have a 3 year parts and labor warranty. Equipment purchased prior to 2013 will have a 1 year parts and labor warranty. RESIDENTIAL USERS: The right is reserved to deny shipment for residential usage; if this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible.

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