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What is an Undercounter Beverage Center? (Reviews)

June 8th, 2014 | 1 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf


For the last few Sundays, we decided to briefly introduce a product through Instagram 15 second video. Links to related articles are provided below for more information.

Undercounter Refrigeration

The measurements of an undercounter refrigerator are pretty standard with the height of 35” or 24” and width of 15” and 24”. This segment has exploded with different configurations besides refrigeration like combo refrigerator/freezer/icemakers, wine storage, freezers, icemakers, and beverage centers.

There are more specialized brands like True, Sub-Zero, U-Line, Marvel and Scotsman being the most popular.

Built-In vs. Freestanding

Freestanding is the less expensive version. Freestanding units have the compressor on the back, so they cannot be built into a cabinet or trapped heat will seize the compressor.

Built-in undercounter refrigerators have the compressor below, so they can be placed between cabinets. They also have steel instead of plastic cabinets as well as better shelves and thermostats.The pricing is higher at $1,200-$3,500.

Beverage Centers

Beverage centers are the most popular and versatile undercounter unit. It can fit wine properly at an angle and hold every type of can or bottle. For more information about beverage centers, check out these links:

Additional Resources

Get the Yale Undercounter Refrigerator Guide with features, specs and inside buying tips to every under counter icemaker, refrigerator, beverage center and wine storage center.

Undercounter Refrigerator Buying Guide

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

Steve is passionate about helping consumers find the best appliances for their needs, and he is always happy to answer questions and provide advice. He is a valuable resource for consumers who are looking for information on appliance buying, repair, and maintenance.

Despite being the worst goalie in history, Steve is a fan of the Bruins and college hockey, loves to read, and is a Peloton biker. The love of his life is his daughter, Sophie.

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