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1 to 18 cu.ft. Purpose-Built Vaccine Storage Equipment Designed to Conform to the New Industry Standard 

Bronx, NY, March 1, 2023—Accucold, a division of Felix Storch, Inc. (FSI), has expanded its lineup of purpose-built vaccine refrigeration with the industry’s largest selection of cold storage equipment certified to the NSF/ANSI 456 Vaccine Storage Standard. Available in 9 sizes from 1 to 18 cu.ft., the Accucold Pharma-Vac Performance Series has been tested by an ANSI accredited third part laboratory to conform to the latest standard.

Temperature excursions can affect the viability of vaccines, so choosing the right refrigerators and freezers that have been designed and purpose built for the application is extremely important. In May of 2021, a standard was developed by the NSF Joint Committee (comprised of CDC Members, and manufacturing/pharmaceutical experts) on vaccine storage. This new NSF/ANSI 456 Vaccine Storage Standard was created to help define temperature performance attributes for vaccine storage units and to challenge refrigerators and freezers manufacturers with testing and performance protocols designed around real-world use applications common in demanding healthcare environments.

Testing includes confirming temperature performance during a series of short, frequent door openings to simulate regular use, as well as long, extended door openings to simulate events such as inventory counts or cleaning that may require the door to remain open for up to several minutes. The standard acknowledges that how vaccines are loaded into refrigerators and freezers may affect performance, so units must pass performance criteria loaded and unloaded. In addition, all potential storage locations are considered to ensure there are no hot or cold spots that may allow vaccines to go out of CDC recommended temperature ranges. Temperature measurements are taken in 15 locations during the testing to confirm consistent performance.

“We’re incredibly proud that Accucold now leads the industry with the largest line of cold storage product sizes certified to the NSF/ANSI 456 Vaccine Storage Standard,” says Mark Manders, Vice President of the Accucold division of FSI. “These units have been thoughtfully designed and engineered to support meeting regulations and guidelines from the CDC, State Agencies, World Health Organization, and other health ministries on vaccine storage and handling.”  


All models in this product line feature an intelligent microprocessor digital temperature controller that keeps the current and high/low temperature viewable without the need to open the door. The temperature is read from a buffered probe stored in a glycol-filled bottle to better simulate the temperature of the product. An additional sensor reads the air temperature. This equipment is designed to operate between 2 and 8ºC with a +/- 1ºC temperature variance. Each unit ships with a 2-year certification of calibration.

Accucold products are available through a large national network of medical equipment resellers. Units certified to the new standard are designated by the “456” suffix in the product number. For more information on this product line, visit or call 718-893-3900. 


Refrigerators and Freezers Now Available in Cobalt, Emerald, Lavender, and Saffron Gold

Bronx, NY, September 8th, 2022—Summit Appliance, a division of Felix Storch, Inc. (FSI), continues to expand

undercounter possibilities with four new color options. These new finishes are available on Summit’s popular

24 inch wide lineup of 34 and 32 inch high refrigerators, freezers, and refrigerator-freezers.

Each door is manufactured in the USA from domestic steel and applied to the units in FSI’s Bronx-based

facility. The doors have a slight glossy finish and include a pre-installed stainless steel handle in a thin 14mm

diameter, mounted horizontally to match many styles of popular cabinetry. The color options include an

emerald green (RAL 6001), cobalt blue (RAL 5010), lavender purple (RAL4005) and saffron gold (RAL 1017).

FSI decided to add these options specifically on its undercounter line, which allows designers to play with

color on a smaller scale. “Not every space is ready to make the full transition to a bold color scheme, but our

built-in lineup is perfect for adding a fresh burst of style that offers something more modern than the usual

integrated panel or stainless steel,” says Emily Intravia, Marketing Director of FSI.

The color options are available on standard and ADA height undercounter units, including commercial grade

kegerators and matching refrigerators/freezer sets. Additional sizes and colors will be introduced later in in


Summit products are available nationwide through a large network of resellers. To learn more, visit


Bronx, NY, October 4th, 2022—Known for manufacturing slim-fitting and unique sizes of refrigeration, Summit Appliance, a division of Felix Storch, Inc. (FSI), is now meeting the needs of kitchen islands, wet bars, and other space-confined kitchens with a complete 9-piece undercounter lineup sized at less than 18 inches deep. 

Available in 15 inch and 24 inch widths, the Summit Shallow Depth Series combines commercial grade construction with everyday functionality. All units feature front-breathing systems for zero clearance installation, with sealed rears and right angle plugs to ensure a flush fit. The interiors are constructed from stainless steel, enhancing visibility and improving sanitary conditions. Units are sized at 32 inches high to fit under lower ADA compliant counters, but each includes extendable legs and an innovative slide-down kickplate that allows the refrigerators to be raised up to 34 inches high.

“For over fifty years, Summit has led the industry in creating undercounter appliances that brought traditional features to uniquely slim widths,” says Paul Storch, President of FSI. “Some of the most popular home renovation trends of recent years have made it clear that we also must consider the depth.”

Most undercounter refrigerators are sized between 22 and 24 inches deep, standard for most traditional kitchen design. But as Storch points out, there is a growing need for different sizes. “Popular styles of kitchen islands, one of the most desirable features for homeowners, often require shallower footprints due to seating cutouts or fit. Converting basements into home bars can be its own challenge, as these are spaces that weren’t designed with refrigeration in mind,” adds Storch. 

The Shallow Depth Series features 9 models in total: a 15 inch and 24 inch wide refrigerator, wine cellar, beverage center, and drawer refrigerator, and a 24 inch wide outdoor all-refrigerator. All models are approved to NSF-7 standards, making them usable as back bar coolers in commercial restaurant spaces as well as residential kitchens. Options include stainless steel, customizable panel-ready ready fronts, and Summit’s new color finishes in cobalt blue, emerald, saffron gold, and lavender. 

Summit products are available nationwide through a large network of resellers. To learn more, visit

Celebrate Energy Star Day with Summit Appliance

As a proud ENERGY STAR partner, Summit celebrates #ENERGYSTAR day with a reminder that going green saves green! Enjoy lower utility costs by choosing more efficient appliances.

Summit Celebrates ENERGY STAR Day 

For over 50 years, Summit Appliance has been championing product innovation with an eye towards efficiency. That’s why Felix Storch, Inc. is a proud partner of the ENERGY STAR program, with dozens of ENERGY STAR certified appliances and a continued company-wide commitment towards environmental responsibility.

October 26th is the official ENERGY STAR Day, giving us a chance to look back at some of the developments our company has made in the continued effort to reduce greenhouse emissions. These include:

  • Continuously increasing our production of ENERGY STAR certified refrigerators, including top-mount choices with the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient distinction
  • Engineering new solutions to reduce water usage, with a growing line of drain-free icemakers
  • Manufacturing ENERGY STAR certified dishwashers and laundry sets that use less energy and water than the DOE standards require
  • Utilizing solar power for our headquarters and warehouse facilities in both our New York and New Jersey locations
  • Ensuring no manufacturing water or air emissions through our production
  • Commitment to using hydrocarbon-based refrigerant for all new product design and production
  • Recycling programs in all of our offices

We are always working towards improving our efficiency, and will continue our mission to reduce our carbon footprint while maintaining the quality and value our customers have come to expect from our brand. 

To learn more about the ENERGY STAR program, click here

To see energy-star products by Summit Appliance, click here.


Bronx, NY, April 5, 2021 - Summit Commercial® a division of Felix Storch Inc. (FSI), presents a unique refrigeration storage solution with its new undercounter commercial beverage center. Designed to optimize back bar storage, this unit features a refrigerated top drawer and traditional lower cabinet for easy display of stored items, perfect for bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and similar commercial environments seeking a convenient storage solution in a durable design.

Featuring 4.76 cu.ft. of storage capacity, this unit is commercially approved to NSF standards and is designed for freestanding or built-in use. Both compartments have a stainless steel interior for added durability and easy cleanup, while automatic defrost operation means minimal maintenance for waitstaff. Accessories include 6 steam table pans for condiment storage and an angled wine rack to store open bottles. A double-pane tempered glass door with stainless steel trim on the lower compartment ensures beverages are on full display for customers.

“Its unique design continues our tradition of bringing innovative commercial storage solutions to our customers,” says Paul Storch, President of Felix Storch, Inc. “This combination allows waitstaff to easily access bar essentials while ensuring best-selling beverages are on display for customers.”

Additional features include high/low-temperature alarm, an open door/drawer alarm, cantilevered shelving, a factory-installed lock on the lower compartment for added security, and a temperature memory function to recover settings in the event of power loss.

The Summit Commercial® Undercounter Beverage Refrigerator with top drawer is available through a nationwide network of equipment resellers.

For more information, contact your FSI representative today!