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Copper-Based Equipment Options

Your First Line Against Bacteria

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, there is renewed interest in equipment designed with copper, including copper handles, sinks, countertops, and more. Now, you may be asking why? Why would I care about copper-accented appliances?

Simply put: copper is one of the most effective antimicrobial metals in use today, and has been shown to kill Coronavirus in four hours. Felix Storch, Inc, is proud to now offer handles made of untreated copper on many of its Accucold and Summit branded products, including a range of choices for healthcare facilities, breakroom areas, vaccine and pharmaceutical storage, and other applications

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Additional choices can be custom-built to meet your needs. Contact us to find the perfect fit!

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Copper the Anti-Microbial

Copper abides by the oligodynamic effect, which is to say that it has a biocidal effect common in metals, especially heavy metals (e.g. copper and silver). These metals have an "active substance that is intended to destroy, deter, render harmless, prevent the action of, or otherwise exert a controlling effect on harmful or undesired organisms" ("What is a Biocidal Product?"). Thus, these metals, copper in this case, actively works as a deterrent to bacteria and similar organisms killing them in a much faster timeframe. For example, a study found that copper killed Salmonella bacteria in 4 hours, MRSA bacteria in 45 minutes, and the bacteria that can lead to pneumonia in 60 minutes. A study was also conducted in three intensive care units that showed a 83% reduction in bacteria on surfaces and a 58% reduction in infection rates compared to those without copper-based fixtures.

Copper bacteria-killing properties then can be applied to your equipment. Like similar studies in other spaces, copper has been shown to kill bacteria in kitchens, making it a reliable safe haven compared to stainless steel, which takes longer to kill harmful bacteria. This could include a copper sink, copper handles, copper countertops, and similar kitchen options. In addition to fighting bacteria, copper is durable and stylish. One downside to using copper, however, could be that it loses some of its shine when used regularly compared to stainless steel.

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Copper Oxidation

Different Color, Same Bacteria-Fighting Power

As copper oxidizes - that is to say as it’s more touched and wiped down - it will eventually turn a greenish hue, which is the characteristic color of oxidized copper. Never fear as while its color may change, it continues to effectively kill microbes. But oxidation is not corrosion. The green patina of the outer layer of oxidized copper protects the pure copper beneath from corrosion and further oxidation. This is what makes copper ideal for its use in roofing and water pipes, and ideal in healthcare settings for high touch surfaces. Facilities, of course, should not rely on copper alone in lieu of sound disinfecting routines, but it’s comforting to know that microbes left on a copper surface will be rendered harmless in hours.

Regardless of choice, copper provides a smart option to fighting bacteria in kitchen spaces, and is proven to be faster in doing so than stainless steel. So, as you consider ways in which to protect from COVID-19, and bacteria in general, consider accenting your equipment with copper to help fight bacteria in style.


Step-to-open pedal Fridge


More Options For Fewer Germs:
Step-To-Open Door Pedal


Our new door pedal allows hands-free access for an extra layer of protection in high traffic environments. Available on most Summit and Accucold 20" and 24" wide undercounter units, this factory-installed mechanism requires a gentle step to open the door.

Add option "STO" to select units, or learn more here






Copper-Accented Refrigerators & Freezers

FFAR23LTBCTEST Refrigerator Front
 
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FFAR23LTBC

20.75" H x 18.75" W x 17.5" D

(53cm H x 48cm W x 44cm D)

Compact 1.7 cu.ft. all-refrigerator in white with pure copper handle, automatic defrost, front lock, and flat door liner

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FS24LTBC Freezer Front
 
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FS24LTBC

20.0" H x 18.5" W x 17.63" D

(51cm H x 47cm W x 45cm D)

Compact all-freezer for general purpose use, with pure copper handle and manual defrost with lock

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FF28LWHTBC Refrigerator Front
 
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FF28LWHTBC

24.88" H x 18.5" W x 17.75" D

(63cm H x 47cm W x 45cm D)

Compact all-refrigerator with automatic defrost, pure copper handle, front-mounted lock, and white finish

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FS30LTBC Freezer Front
 
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FS30LTBC

24.63" H x 18.5" W x 17.75" D

(63cm H x 47cm W x 45cm D)

Compact manual defrost all-freezer for medical/general purpose use, with pure copper handle, lock, and factory-revers...

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FF7LWTBC Refrigerator Front
 
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FF7LWTBC

33.5" H x 23.63" W x 23.5" D

(85cm H x 60cm W x 60cm D)

Commercially listed freestanding all-refrigerator for general purpose use, with pure copper handle, front lock, autom...

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FF7LBLKBITBCADA Refrigerator Front
 
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FF7LBLKBITBCADA

32.25" H x 23.63" W x 23.5" D

(82cm H x 60cm W x 60cm D)

ADA compliant built-in undercounter all-refrigerator for general purpose or commercial use, with pure copper handle, ...

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SCR600GLBITBCADA Refrigerator Front
 
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SCR600GLBITBCADA

32.38" H x 23.63" W x 23.5" D

(82cm H x 60cm W x 60cm D)

Commercially listed ADA compliant built-in undercounter beverage center with pure copper handle, white cabinet, glass...

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VT65MLBITBCADA Freezer Front
 
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VT65MLBITBCADA

32.25" H x 23.63" W x 23.5" D

(82cm H x 60cm W x 60cm D)

ADA compliant built-in undercounter medical all-freezer capable of -25º C operation, white with pure copper handle an...

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BKRF18WCP Refrigerator Freezer Front
 
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BKRF18WCP

68.25" H x 29.63" W x 30.5" D

(173cm H x 75cm W x 77cm D)

18 cu.ft. break room refrigerator-freezer in white with pure copper handles and NIST calibrated alarm/thermometers

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BKRF18SSCP

68.25" H x 29.63" W x 30.5" D

(173cm H x 75cm W x 77cm D)

18 cu.ft. break room refrigerator-freezer with stainless steel doors, pure copper handles, and NIST calibrated alarm/...

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