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  • 3 independently-controlled 30,000 BTU burners with continuous pilot for instant ignition
  • Chrome plated griddle is easy to clean and is great for front-of-house applications
  • Features adjustable thermostatic controls for precision
  • Heavy-duty, adjustable feet provide stability
  • Digital display base uses 1/6 hp, 115V; environmentally friendly R290 refrigerant
Avantco Refrigerated Chef Bases

Avantco Refrigerated Chef Bases

Keep your ingredients close at hand with Avantco 2 or 4 drawer refrigerated chef bases. They are perfect for holding counter top griddles and cooking equipment on top, while housing the food that you need right below. Why make your line cook walk twenty paces to the refrigerator when he can have a whole shifts' worth of ingredients right at his fingertips! The CBE-36 offers refrigerated storage space for a total of two full size, and six 1/6 size food pans underneath, while the larger CBE-52 holds six full size foods pans. Both two drawer models can support up to 730 pounds on top. For even more storage and prep space, the four drawer, 72" model withstands up to 11 hundred pounds, and can hold eight full size food pans below. The Avantco refrigerated chef bases feature electronic temperature controls, you're prepared food and ingredients will be held at foodsafe temperatures between 33-41 degrees Fahrenheit. With a combined work space above and refrigerated storage space below, you can improve working conditions, reduce labor costs, and speed up prep time for faster service. Each Avantco chef base has a 20 gauge stainless steel interior and exterior. The marine edge on the stainless steel top helps prevents liquids from spilling and dripping over the edge for an easier clean up. The removable drawer gaskets and the casters also help make cleaning easier, since you can move the unit away from the wall. The two and four drawer Avantco refrigerated chef bases are ETL and ETL Sanitation listed.

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The Avantco refrigerated chef base is a great way to keep your most frequently used ingredients close at hand while you prepare your signature dishes!

Width 32 11/16 Inches
Height 16 3/4 Inches
Base Width 36 3/8 Inches
Interior Width 24 5/8 Inches
Base Depth 32 1/8 Inches
Interior Depth 27 1/2 Inches
Base Height 25 7/8 Inches
Interior Height 16 1/2 Inches
Phase 1 Phase
Voltage 115 Volts
Base Style Chef Base
Control Type Thermostatic
Cooking Surface Material Chrome
Features With Refrigerated Base
Number of Burners 3
Plate Thickness 3/4 Inches
Power Type Natural Gas
Range Base Style Refrigerated Chef Base
Total BTU 90,000
Type Griddle / Chef Base
Usage Heavy Duty
With Griddle Yes


The Cooking Performance Group 36" heavy-duty natural gas 3-burner countertop griddle is an essential addition to any busy kitchen. Great for delicate breakfast foods like eggs and hotcakes, as well as your lunch menu of chicken, hamburgers and other meats, you can utilize the generous cooking surface to cook each order to perfection. This chrome plated cooktop's superior heat retention ensures a cooler kitchen and saves up to 30% in energy compared to standard stainless steel griddles. The chrome radiates less heat to the air, but still transfers heat to your burgers, steaks, and other products more efficiently than a traditional griddle. The chrome plating also prevents sticking, browning, and flavor transfer yielding a higher quality product.

Unlike standard griddles, chrome plated griddles take 45% less time to clean leading to a significant savings in time, labor, and money. Just simply scrape and scrub the griddle with water or for heavy duty cleaning use a cleaning solution and then wipe off and polish the surface. In order to get maximum performance out of your CPG Ultra Series chrome plated griddle, you will need to use non-metallic high heat utensils. It is recommended that metallic utensils are used with extreme caution . This piece of equipment boasts three powerful 30,000 BTU stainless steel U-shaped burners with standing pilots for instant ignition that work in perfect harmony with the thermostats to maintain your selected griddle temperature during peak cooking periods. Its flame failure protection system guarantees safety and peace of mind. The 3/4" thick, 36" wide chrome plated cooking surface features an impressive 20" depth that is sure to deliver all of the workspace needed. This griddle has a rear gas connection and ships ready to connect to a liquid propane tank.

The included Avantco CBE-36-HC 36" 2 drawer refrigerated chef base provides a convenient place for your countertop griddle, with refrigerated space for ingredients. As a space and productivity solution for your kitchen, this chef base makes it easy to increase efficiency by placing your griddle right on top of the chef base where you store your cold ingredients. This base features a durable 1 3/4" stainless steel top that can hold up to 730 lb. of weight. Equipped with a marine edge, the unit's top helps to contain drips and spills for easy cleanup.

Each drawer in this unit can hold up to 1 full size food pan and (3) 1/6 size food pans (sold separately). The digital temperature control allows you to set the interior of the unit to hold your prepared foods and ingredients at safe temperatures between 33 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The stainless steel construction adds extended durability in a busy kitchen environment. For greater ease of cleaning, casters come included so that you can move the unit away from the wall. The refrigeration system uses a 1/6 hp compressor and R290 refrigerant, which is a safe and environmentally-responsible choice for your business. This refrigerated chef base requires a 115V electrical connection.

To ensure long-lasting service life and optimal performance, use only non-metallic utensils to prevent damage to the cooktop.

Griddle Dimensions:
Left to Right: 36"
Front to Back: 32 11/16"
Height: 16 3/4"

Base Dimensions:
Width: 36 3/8"
Depth: 32 1/8"
Height: 25 7/8"
Capacity: 6.5 cu. ft.

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  • 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.

  • 3/4

    3/4" Gas Connection

    This unit comes with a 3/4" gas connection.

Resources and Downloads

Avantco CBE-36-HC 36 2 Drawer Refrigerated Chef Base Specsheet Specsheet CPG Chrome Griddle Manual Manual Manual Manual Warranty Warranty Avantco Ref Limited Service Warranty Warranty

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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.

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