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What is an Undercounter Beverage Center? (Reviews)

Steve Sheinkopf  |  June 08, 2014  |  3 Min. Read

Undercounter Refrigerators  |  Beverage Centers

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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


A few review sites have placed this at the bottom of their articles. So here is our take: Our mission is to find reliable products for you to buy. Other review sites may say this as well.

However, we don’t love every product. Quite frankly, it costs us way too much money in repair costs to support less reliable brands.

In fact, we sell fewer brands than most appliance stores. Here is why:

We feel it is our responsibility to repair your appliances after you buy them.

We now have 30 service technicians, each averaging 8-10 calls a day Monday through Friday, plus another 110 on Saturday. That's over 30,000 service calls logged in one year.

The labor rates of fixing an appliance do not come close to the true cost in any product’s warranty period.

That is why no major retailer has a service department. It costs too much labor, money and time.

Our Blog is a bit different than most others you will read. We cannot write glowing reviews of unreliable products.

Hopefully, the bloggers and organizations who write such glowing product reviews for every brand consider servicing these products first. Only then they will understand the consequences of their marketing.

Steve Sheinkopf

My goal has always been simple: I want Yale to be the best retail experience anywhere. I have tried to create a compelling environment for customers and employees alike.

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