Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fridge & Chairs

I went to East Bay Restaurant Supply this morning and ordered a drink merchandiser, otherwise known as a beverage cooler. It cost a bit more than online, but the online places have sketchy reviews. It's also about $400 more than a used one, but again, without worrying about it. It's got a one-year warranty and a four-year warranty on the compressor.

It's a Beverage Air MT27-B-55. Delivery will hopefully be before we open. It's a special order item that will take 3-4 weeks to get to the store and another week for delivery. We can live without it for a week, if necessary.

In case you care:
  • 1 swing glass door with 120 degree stay-open feature
  • Heavy coated steel exterior in black with white coated steel interior
  • 4 adjustable white epoxy coated steel wire shelves
  • Environmentally friendly (R134a) refrigeration - holds 35 to 38 degrees F
  • Positive seal self-closing doors with magnetic gaskets
  • Triple pane thermal glass
  • Self-contained system - needs no plumbing
  • Safety shielded fluorescent interior lighting
  • Lighted top sign panel
  • Bottom mount compressor - allows for top storage, easy compressor access for service and is more energy efficient
  • 30"W x 31 3/4"D x 78"H
  • 115V, 8.5A, 1/3Hp
  • UL, NSF certified
The next issue is chairs. I can buy the Lifetime white folding chairs from Costco for about $20. They've got a lifetime warranty and are adequate. For $28 I can buy some stacking restaurant chairs with steel frames and thick padding. I can get them with free shipping with the merchandiser. It's an extra $320 total over folding chairs, but they seem to be much higher quality. They stock these regularly in case I need more.

The chair is model DHC111.
This stack chair features a 1 1/2" vinyl, high density foam padded seat. The Black frame is made from 18 gauge 13/16" tubular steel. These chairs also feature a baked-on powder coat frame finish.

1 comment:

  1. The "larger of the gamers" really do a world of hurt on the folding chairs, The ones that tend to lean forward, break them down fast. Life-time guarantee = good, but potentially oddly time-consuming. Bonus though, they can't effectively lean back, which is what randomly kills the other kind.

    Kinda meat and cake I suppose.