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Commercial undercounter front-breather refrigerator

post #1 of 4
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I was wondering: when searching for a commercial 2-section undercounter refrigerator, I found out that some of them are a "front breather".

 

Example: True TUC-48.

 

Does anyone know what that means?

Does anyone know what would be the advantages of using a front breather?

 

Many thanks for your help,

J

post #2 of 4

Front Breather means usually compressor and fan unit is in bottom of unit facing forward. Taking in and blowing out air from bottom. Some face the lower bottom  sides of the unit. Bev- Air Brand units are sometime front breathers. They are easy to service, but get dirty faster. The coils need to be cleaned frequently. I like units with everything on top.

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Hello chefedb,

 

Thank you for your comment! :-)

 

Is it true that a front breather simply saves space on the back of the refrigeration unit because you can put it closer to the wall in the back due to the fact that it doesn't take cooler air from the back but fron the front? I thought that was the idea of using a front breather - can you confirm that idea?

 

Would you recommend AGAINST buying a front-breather because it gets dirty faster (I guess because on the front it comes more into contact with the "outside world").

 

And here is another one - does an undercounter front-breather mean that the compressor takes some storage space from the cabinet itself?

 

Thanks alot,

J

post #4 of 4

Yes usually the fan blower part is inside top and compressor is bottom right or left  and does take space away.

Chef EdB
Over 50 years in food service business 35 as Ex Chef. Specializing in Volume upscale Catering both on and off premise .(former Exec. Chef in the largest on premise caterer in US  with 17 Million Dollars per year annual volume). 
      Well versed in all facets of Continental Cuisine...

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