Space saving drawer can switch from fridge to freezer20th October 2019
UK: The latest addition to Williams Refrigeration’s Chef’s Drawer range is a variable temperature model that can be switched from a refrigerator to a freezer.
The new model features an entirely new body which, because it ventilates through the front, can squeeze into tight spaces.
An individual refrigerated drawer, it is made of stainless steel throughout and is said to be able to cope with ambients as high as 43°C, making it ideal for busy commercial kitchens.
Designated VWCD1, the new model is just 670mm deep, thanks to its refrigeration system being mounted to the side, as opposed to the rear. It can also fit beside or under a standard 700mm work surface, leaving 30mm at the back to make it easy to plug in to a 13A supply. Like the established models in the range, the VWCD1 accepts 2/1GN pans, up to 150mm in depth.
The design allows for two drawers to be stacked – effectively doubling the footprint capacity. Crucially, the height of two stacked VWCD1 units is just 838mm, including castors, so they can fit under a 900mm high worktop.
Practical features include removable drawers and fittings for cleaning, a cassette-type refrigeration system for ease of servicing and maintenance, and swivel and brake castors, which make it both easily movable for positioning and cleaning, and rock steady when locked in position. The castors come in a choice of sizes, and there’s also the option of adjustable legs, so the height of the Chef’s Drawer can be specified to match the site’s needs.
Like the other models in the Chef’s Drawer range, the VWCD1 uses the “natural” refrigerant R290 (propane) and features high density polyurethane insulation.
The VWCD1 measures 1100mm wide by 670mm deep and, depending on the castor or leg option selected, from 456mm to 530mm high. It has a capacity of 105 litres. The Chef’s Drawer range is available from Williams distributors; list prices for the new VWCD1 start from £2,300.