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10 Easy Pieces: Undercounter Refrigerators for Outdoor Kitchens

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10 Easy Pieces: Undercounter Refrigerators for Outdoor Kitchens

March 14, 2017

All outdoor refrigerators are not created equal.

Rules to live by when shopping for appliances for an outdoor kitchen: Choose a refrigerator constructed of high-quality stainless steel (the better to withstand the elements) and check to see that it has a compressor powerful enough to keep food evenly chilled no matter how dramatically the outside temperature varies.

If the layout of your outdoor kitchen specifies an under-counter refrigerator, make sure there is sufficient ventilation to prevent the motor from overheating. Here are 10 built-in refrigerators to consider:

Built-In Refrigerators

Sub-Zero&#8\2\17;s built-in Outdoor Undercounter Refrigerator has a manufacturer&#8\2\17;s suggested retail price of \$\2,830.
Above: Sub-Zero’s built-in Outdoor Undercounter Refrigerator has a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $2,830.
Approved for outdoor use in temperatures ranging from 50 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit, Sub-Zero’s under-counter refrigerator has a door lock, a stainless steel door, and a touch-control panel with LCD display.

Liebherr&#8\2\17;s RO-5\10 Indoor Outdoor Beverage Center has three shelves and a temperature range from 36 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. It is \$\2,\139 from Amazon.
Above: Liebherr’s RO-510 Indoor Outdoor Beverage Center has three shelves and a temperature range from 36 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. It is $2,139 from Amazon.
Viking&#8\2\17;s  \24-In Solid Door Undercounter Refrigerator has a thermal-efficient cabinet and a slide-out shelf; \$3,039 at A.J. Madison.
Above: Viking’s  24-In Solid Door Undercounter Refrigerator has a thermal-efficient cabinet and a slide-out shelf; $3,039 at A.J. Madison.
 

From Lynx Grills, an Outdoor Refrigerator has four adjustable tempered glass shelves; \$\2,499 at Woodland Direct.
Above: From Lynx Grills, an Outdoor Refrigerator has four adjustable tempered glass shelves; $2,499 at Woodland Direct.
A \24-inch Outdoor Refrigerator from KitchenAid is made of weather resistant stainless steel and can be installed as either a freestanding or built-in appliance. For pricing and more information, see KitchenAid.
Above: A 24-inch Outdoor Refrigerator from KitchenAid is made of weather resistant stainless steel and can be installed as either a freestanding or built-in appliance. For pricing and more information, see KitchenAid.

Refrigerator Drawers

Summit&#8\2\17;s Outdoor Commercial Refrigerator Drawers unit is \$\1,978.90 from Amazon.
Above: Summit’s Outdoor Commercial Refrigerator Drawers unit is $1,978.90 from Amazon.
Designed for either commercial or residential use, Summit’s frost-free under-counter refrigerator drawers are made of weatherproof stainless steel and has alarms to signal if the internal temperature varies from the recommended range or if a drawer is left open.

From DCS, a set of two stainless steel \24-inch Outdoor Refrigerator Drawers is \$3,799 from BBQ Guys.
Above: From DCS, a set of two stainless steel 24-inch Outdoor Refrigerator Drawers is $3,799 from BBQ Guys.
Viking&#8\2\17;s \24-In Undercounter Outdoor Refrigerator Drawers unit has an alarm to alert you if a drawer is left ajar; \$3,\299 from A.J. Madison.
Above: Viking’s 24-In Undercounter Outdoor Refrigerator Drawers unit has an alarm to alert you if a drawer is left ajar; $3,299 from A.J. Madison.

A set of Solaire Refrigerated Triple Drawers has an automatic defrost setting and an adjustable temperature range from 35 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. It is \$3,797 from Woodland Direct.
Above: A set of Solaire Refrigerated Triple Drawers has an automatic defrost setting and an adjustable temperature range from 35 to 95 degrees Fahrenheit. It is $3,797 from Woodland Direct.
Perlick&#8\2\17;s stainless steel, built-in Undercounter Outdoor Refrigerator Drawers are available with optional door locks; \$3,869 from A.J. Madison.
Above: Perlick’s stainless steel, built-in Undercounter Outdoor Refrigerator Drawers are available with optional door locks; $3,869 from A.J. Madison.
 

N.B.: Are you outfitting an outdoor kitchen? See more of our design ideas:

Are you planning an outdoor kitchen project? Learn everything you need to know on to get started with our Hardscaping 101: Outdoor Kitchens 101 guide.

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