• 730 lb. weight capacity; 1 3/4" stainless steel top with marine edge
  • Each drawer holds 3 full size food pans
  • Stainless steel exterior for durability
  • Environmentally-friendly R290 refrigerant
  • 1/6 hp, 115V
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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!

How to Program a Carel PJEZ Controller on an Avantco Refrigerator

How to Program a Carel PJEZ Controller on an Avantco Refrigerator

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

Specs
Width 51 7/8 Inches
Depth 32 1/8 Inches
Height 25 7/8 Inches
Interior Width 40 1/8 Inches
Interior Depth 27 1/2 Inches
Interior Height 16 1/2 Inches
Amps 3.5 Amps
Hertz 60 Hertz
Phase 1 Phase
Voltage 115 Volts
Access Type Drawers
Base Style Refrigerator
Capacity 10.5 cu. ft.
Compressor Location Side Mounted
Construction Stainless Steel
Horsepower 1/6 HP
Number of Drawers 2
Refrigerant Type R-290
Temperature Range 33 - 40 Degrees F
Top Capacity 730 lb.
Top Style Marine Edge

Customer questions about this product

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 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.
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.
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Scratch and Dent Details

  • New; never used.
  • Right side of unit is missing.
  • Unit is out of proportion due to damages.
  • Drawers are out of proportion also.
  • Small scratch in the front left side.
  • Original packaging damaged.
  • Technician tested.

Provide a convenient place to hold and store cold foods right where they are needed by adding this Avantco CBE-52-HC 52" 2 drawer 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. 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 3 full 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 unit requires a 115V electrical connection.

Overall Dimensions:
Width: 51 7/8"
Depth: 32 1/8"
Height: 25 7/8"
Capacity: 10.5 cu. ft.

Interior Dimensions:
Width: 40 1/8"
Depth: 27 1/2"
Height: 16 1/2"

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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

    5-15P

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

Resources and Downloads

Manual Manual Avantco CBE-52-HC 52 2 Drawer Refrigerated Chef Base Specsheet Specsheet

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Equivalent Items

Avantco Refrigeration CBE-52 (Formerly)

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Scratch and Dent Avantco CBE-52-HC 52" 2 Drawer Refrigerated Chef Base

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    This Avantco drawer works perfectly so far! Ive had it for going on two months and shows no sign of failure. I bought a larger one to fit a 36" Vulcan griddle and still have room on the sides for my spices and oil station. Highly recommend this drawer cooler.
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    I really don't know how we managed without one of these for so long. Having everything you need so close at hand is great. Works perfectly.
    What an amazing chef base able to put tons and tons of stuff in the two drawers and able to keep it at Tampa and separated enough for me cheddar we have such a wide variety that goes in our chef face that allows our cooks be able just to lean down open up the drawer and be able to get a steak right onto the flat top
    This thing is an absolute unit. I put the avantco 36 in griddle on top and it handles the weight without a problem. There is plenty of space for hotel pans of all sizes

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