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Product Overview

  • Features (2) sliding glass doors to provide easy access and eliminate the need for space to open
  • Interior LED lighting illuminates product; back lit exterior top panel attracts customers’ attention
  • 8 adjustable shelves with price tag strip on each shelf
  • Easy to use digital temperature controls
  • 115V; 1/2 hp compressor; environmentally-safe R290 refrigerant
UPC Code:400012270895
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Increase your sales of "grab and go" items like bottled tea and soda, or pre-packaged sandwiches and salads with this Avantco GDS-47-HC 53" black merchandising refrigerator.

Perfect for convenience stores, groceries, cafes, and other operations, this merchandiser refrigerator is designed to display! With interior LED lighting, sturdy shelves for organization, and anti-fogging glass doors, the unit presents your products without detracting from them, encouraging customers to check out the food or beverages you're offering. Plus, it's simple to operate with its easy-to-access controls. Its reliance on an eco-friendly refrigerant even makes the unit an environmentally responsible choice, allowing you to do your part to help preserve the environment for future generations.

  • 5-15P


    This unit comes with a NEMA 5-15P plug.

  • Customizable


    This item can be customized to promote your brand, company, or event.

  • ETL US

    ETL US

    This item meets the electrical product safety standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group, for use in the United States.

  • ETL Sanitation

    ETL Sanitation

    This item meets the sanitation standards imposed by the ETL, a division of the Intertek Group.

Built to Display

Boasting anti-fogging glass sliding doors, this unit ensures that customers always have a clear view of your products. The (8) epoxy-coated steel shelves inside help organize and display the beverages, salads, or other cold dishes. Plus, since the shelves are adjustable, you can be sure that they'll accommodate changing merchandise and menus. Interior LED lighting is also effective in illuminating and further merchandising your products.

Attractive and Durable

Designed with sharp looks and usability in mind, this unit is the perfect display for your products with its sleek black finish and a lighted top graphics area. And, since the housing is made from black coated steel, you can be sure that it will provide superior durability. Plus, for optimal temperature retention and structural rigidity, the entire cabinet is foamed-in place using polyurethane insulation.

Eco-Friendly Refrigerant

Designed to maintain temperatures from 33-40 degrees Fahrenheit, this refrigerator boasts a bottom-mounted 1/4 hp compressor that uses eco-friendly R290 refrigerant. This specialized refrigerant has an ozone depletion potential (ODP) of 0 and a global warming potential (GWP) of 3, making it an environmentally-responsible choice for your business.

Easy to Operate

This refrigerator includes automatic defrosting and a digital temperature control. These features ensure that operation is as easy as possible. Plus, the controls are mounted to the bottom front of the unit, meaning that they're always easily accessible for adjusting. The unit requires a 115V electrical connection for operation.

Casters Included

A set of casters provides the unit with convenient mobility. When it comes time for cleaning or maintenance, simply roll the unit away from the wall!

Sliding Doors

Requiring minimal front clearance, these sliding doors are perfect for narrow aisles and locations that are tight on space. The sliding design allows for easy access without needing space for doors to swing outward.

Customizable Top Panel

Advertise your establishment's logo by placing it on the top of your merchandiser for customers to see. Simply add your logo to our selection of pre-designed panel graphics or create a completely custom design to raise brand awareness and let customers know what’s inside the unit. To see the full selection of graphic options, click on the purple "Customize & Add to Cart" button above!

Customer Q&AAsk a Question

Does Avantco warrant this item for use in a food truck?
Avantco warrants new equipment sold to food truck customers to be operational for a period of 30 days from the date of delivery if installed and maintained correctly.
I haven’t heard of R-290, R-600a, R-513a, or R-448A refrigerant before. What is it?
R-290 (also known as high purity propane or CARE 40) and R-600a (also known as refrigerant grade Isobutane or CARE 10) are hydrocarbon refrigerants. R513a (also known as Opteon XP10) and R-448A (also known as Solstice N40) are HFO (hydrofluoroolefin) refrigerants. They are being used as an eco-friendly refrigerant by some manufacturers in response to the EPA’s Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program. Read more about this program in our blog post on Refrigerant Regulations.
What if my Avantco cooler doesn’t seem to be getting cold enough throughout the cabinet?
Make sure that you are loading it properly, and not overloading it. This unit is designed for cans, bottles, and similar items that naturally enable good airflow within the cabinet. Overloading the cooler with cases and boxes will interrupt the airflow and negatively impact the unit’s performance.
Are there any temperature specifications to keep in mind when installing this glass door unit?
This unit has a maximum ambient temperature rating of 90 degrees Fahrenheit. However, high humidity environments may cause excessive condensation and ice accumulation in the unit and on its doors.
Can this item fit through a standard height 80" doorway ?
Due to the height of this item, it may not be able to fit through a standard 80" tall doorway when standing upright. Please consider the best means of entry before purchasing, or measure your entryway to ensure that you will be able to bring your order inside if the item cannot be carried on its side.
Overall Dimensions:
  • Width:53 1/8 Inches
  • Depth:31 7/8 Inches
  • Height:84 3/8 Inches
  • Capacity:42.5 cu. ft.
Interior Dimensions:
  • Width:50 Inches
  • Depth:28 3/8 Inches
  • Height:61 7/8 Inches

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Warranty Info

Note: Avantco Refrigeration equipment with a labor warranty purchased prior to October 15th 2020 is warranted for 1 year parts & labor / 5 year compressor. RESIDENTIAL USERS: Vendor assumes no liability for parts or labor coverage for component failure or other damages resulting from installation in non-commercial or residential applications. Your warranty will be voided if installed in non-commercial or residential applications.

Equivalent Items 

Avantco Refrigeration GDS47 (Formerly)

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4.7 stars from 15 reviews


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Customer Reviews

2 out of 2 found this review helpful

I am happy with this product. Arrived quickly (2 business days). Clean, bright with LED lighting. Easily adjustable shelves. Arrives on pallet, WHICH IS BOLTED to unit. Unbolt first.

Warren from Greenwood Lake Garden Center LLC on 07/24/2017
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

This is a great fridge and the LED lighting makes it easy to check inventory in the evenings. The shelves are also easily adjustable and there’s a drain at the bottom that makes it easy to clean.

Stacey K. from MILK + T LLC on 08/20/2018
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Great product . and keeps your beverage and food at a great temperature. With a great display of lights to go along with the sleek design

Benjamin T. on 02/01/2018
1 out of 1 found this review helpful

Very happy with this fridge! It is able to hold all of my drinks and has a nice LED light that keeps everything bright. Wonderful fridge to have!

Abigail L. on 01/15/2018
1 out of 2 found this review helpful

We just bought this fridge and it works great. It is way better priced than competing fridges and does the same job. Looks extremely slick.

Chris S. from Chris Strauss on 11/09/2017

I bought this last June and it's already stopped cooling. It's running, it's just not getting cool. I've had to unload all the products. Very disappointed.

Mary L. from Mayapple Marketplace on 03/09/2020

Thank you for your review, Mary! We are sorry this Avantco GDS-47-HC 53 inch Black Sliding Glass Door Merchandiser Refrigerator with LED Lighting has not worked well for you. A Customer Solutions Representative will contact you soon!

WebstaurantStore Customer Solutions

We purchased an Avantco GDS-47 about seven months ago. The refrigerator has turned out to be an excellent buy. It is durable, even though it is readily available for any customer to access. We have had to replace a few bulbs over the months, but the bulbs are both cheap and (more importantly) easily replaceable. Nothing is more annoying than spending an untold amount of time on a foreseeable repair. Avantco thought ahead on this unit, and made it so your average person can do maintenance in a timely manner. The price, durability, and accessibility of this unit make it a winner. 5 stars. I highly recommend.

Mark B. on 02/19/2020

Refrigerator has been working very quietly while keeping drinks cool and generating a ton of heat. They're also running in a pretty humid environment and aren't struggling at all. The windows do fog up sometimes, but it clears on its own. The only real concerns I have with this refrigerator is some screws and nuts were rolling around inside the frame of the machine and i found a few very loose screws. I doubt these things vibrated free during shipping and assume not the most care is put into these refrigerators during construction. I hope these things last at least 5 years. will update this post if things go south.

Michael B. on 02/01/2020

We had this for almost a year now. Stay cold so far so good. We like the look of it. We use it for fruits, milk water ect. For our business. Comes with shelves. Easy to clean, as you can see in the picture it still looks new after our first season of use.

Hang N. on 01/12/2020

Really cold. Good for storing fruits, vegetables, fish, drinks or any other food items that need to be stored at a cool temperature. Would recommend.

Ragene A. from Natural Ethics on 06/27/2019

This cooler holds A LOT of product. We use it as a beer cooler. The LED lighting is a nice touch. The doors close on their own which makes is it great when your hands are full. The digital temperature control helps ensure the temp is where it needs to be. We love the fact that it moves easily to clean behind and under.

Jennifer L. from The Barrel House on 06/05/2019

This is a great refrigerator and there is option on and off for LED lighting makes it easy to check inventory in the evenings without turn it on all day long. The shelves are also easily adjustable and there’s a drain at the bottom that makes it easy to clean. Can fit a lot of vegetables and fruit

Bin C. from Choose And Mix on 05/23/2019

Extremely resistant product. This refrigerator innovated adding led lights to the unit. The wheels are a plus when we think on cleaning the area around.

Edimar R. from Skyway The House Of Tea on 02/15/2019

We absolutely love it. For the money - it's a steal. We have been using our several months and it is high quality. Customers always mention how nice it is.

C S. from Sweet Escape Cake Company on 02/08/2019

Perfect size to hold drinks, food, and more. It comes with 8 shelves with plenty of space for your stock. Enjoyed the ease of opening the doors, we use this for a smoothie bar so its automatic closing is key!

Tyler L. from Fit And Trim Nutrition on 12/21/2018

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