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Summit Appliance Launches the Industry's First Line of ADA Compliant Under Counter Kegerators

The Built-In Specialists Introduce Commercial Beer Dispensers Sized For Installation Under Lower ADA Compliant Counters

Bronx, NY, June 24, 2019 - For decades, Summit Appliance, a division of Felix Storch, Inc. (FSI), has been answering the need for built-in appliances sized to fit under lower ADA compliant counters. Now, the Bronx-based manufacturer is filling a long-empty appliance gap with kegerators sized at just 32 inches high.

Available in stainless steel (SBC58 series) or with a glass door (SBC56 series), Summit’s newest kegerators are commercially approved to NSF-7 standards for use in foodservice applications. The units feature a front-breathing design that allows them to be installed under a counter with minimal clearance, important in size-constrained areas following ADA guidelines that require countertops be no higher than 34 inches.

“From sports stadiums to the growing trend of shared office spaces, we’ve seen a sharp increase in the demand for ADA compliant beverage equipment,” says Paul Storch, President of Felix Storch, Inc. “Beer dispensers have always posed a challenge to the appliance industry, but our engineering team has come up with an incredible solution that keeps all the features of a standard kegerator but in that key 32 inch size.”

Summit’s kegerators are available with or without tapping equipment, allowing alternate uses for wine or cold brew coffee dispensing. The interior can store up to two sixtel sized kegs. Additional full-sized and outdoor kegerators are available. To review products, click here.

Felix Storch, Inc. Achieves ISO 9001:2015

Appliance Manufacturer Reaffirms Its Commitment To Quality & Customer Satisfaction With the Latest International Quality Management Standards

Bronx, NY, March 9, 2017—Felix Storch Inc. (FSI), a manufacturer and distributor of specialty appliances, has upgraded its ISO certification from 9001:2008 to the newest quality management standard, 9001:2015. The company has been serving the residential, medical, commercial, and hospitality markets since 1969 and received its initial ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2015.

“We have always emphasized quality in both our products and operations, so achieving ISO 9001:2015 is a natural and important step for our company,” says Paul Storch, President of Felix Storch, Inc. “Upgrading to the newest standard was a positive challenge, as it helped our business improve our overall operational and management systems.”

To obtain ISO 9001:2015 certification, FSI’s management and administration system was evaluated by QAS International, a certification system that has been operating internationally for over twenty years. FSI was approved as an OEM manufacturer of specialty major appliances for the medical, commercial, hospitality, and residential markets.

ISO 9001:2015 is the latest of the 9001 quality management standards set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The newest standards include a greater emphasis on continuous improvement, leadership engagement, risk assessment, and supply chain management.

In addition to ISO 9001:2015 certification, FSI’s calibration laboratory under its Accucold medical division has ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certification through Perry Johnson Laboratory Accreditation, Inc. This laboratory is used for calibrating temperature monitoring equipment for medical, scientific, and commercial refrigeration markets.


Solid State Models Offer Huge Savings & Safer Operation Over Absorption Models

Bronx, NY, October 17th, 2016—Summit Appliance introduces a new line of silent minibars designed and priced to offer huge advantages over standard absorption units. Using an innovative Peltier heat pump system, the MBH series provides an environmentally friendly, energy-saving alternative for the hotel industry at an even lower cost.

Known for its extensive lineup of smaller kitchen appliances, Summit has a long relationship with the hospitality industry, often furnishing complete hotel suites with ranges, refrigerators, cooktops, and microwaves. After years of offering absorption minibars, the Bronx-based manufacturer is now looking at more efficient alternatives.

"Many of our hotel customers demand noiseless refrigeration, which you can’t achieve using a compressor-based refrigerator. On the other hand, silent absorption minibars pose some risk due to the dangers of ammonia they use in their cooling system," says Paul Storch, president of Felix Storch, Inc. "Our solid state thermoelectric models produce the same silent result as absorption units but with safer, greener construction."

Based on laboratory tests, Summit’s MBH series of solid and glass door minibars uses 30% less energy than absorption models. Because these units do not contain any fans or other moving parts, the vibration-free operation is absolutely silent, while the cooling system utilizes non-CFC-containing materials for a smaller carbon footprint.

Summit’s MBH minibar series is now available. To learn more, visit or call 1-800-932-4267.


Medical & Laboratory Refrigeration Brand Redesigns Website For an Improved User Experience

Bronx, NY, August 9, 2016—Accucold, a division of Felix Storch, Inc., has launched a new mobile-friendly website design for its medical, laboratory, and scientific refrigeration product line. The new version of was developed to create an easier customer experience in navigating the company's large product catalog, as well as provide various resources for the laboratory refrigeration industry.

Accucold specializes in manufacturing refrigerators and freezers for a variety of healthcare and scientific applications, from general purpose use in staff rooms to vaccine storage in hospitals. The website organizes the product catalog by application to help guide users to the proper feature level. All product categories include multiple search filters to enable users to narrow down their product choices to their exact specifications.

"The institutional refrigeration industry covers a very diverse range of products and applications," says Paul Storch, President of Felix Storch, Inc. "Our medical division website has been designed to meet the needs of a variety of customers, from pharmacies that need a compact locking refrigerator to laboratories searching for freezers than can store biological samples at ultra low temperatures." The website also includes products from Felix Storch, Inc.’s PureTherm division of warming cabinets.

In addition to the new layout, the website also includes several resources for medical refrigeration users including temperature conversion charts, FAQs about vaccine storage, and best practices for using institutional appliances. To learn more, visit


Temperature Logger Now Comes Standard With Alarm & User-Set Recording Intervals

Bronx, NY, January 17, 2016—Temperature logging is more convenient with Accucold by Summit Appliance’s newest USB data logger. The NIST calibrated DL2 allows users to set their own recording intervals and includes added user-friendly features for easier monitoring.

Designed for use with refrigerators or freezers, the DL2 is calibrated in an ISO/IEC 17025:2005 certified laboratory. The logger is accurate to .5ºC when recording temperature in a unit that runs anywhere between -10 to 10ºC. Data is recorded to an included 4GB USB flash drive that allows users to track and analyze temperature using any PC or Mac-based software. For added monitoring convenience, the DL2 includes a user-programmable high/low temperature alarm and a digital readout of the temperature viewable in Celsius or Fahrenheit.

"Several years ago, we introduced a USB data logger that allowed our customers to record all temperature data to a USB flash drive," says Paul Storch, President of Felix Storch, Inc. "Our customers loved the functionality, but requested a few added features and more recording flexibility. We incorporated their feedback into the new design to create the perfect logger to meet those needs."

The DL2 can be factory installed on any Accucold appliance or ordered separately for aftermarket installation as the DL2Kit.The actual logger is sized less than one inch in height so that it can be placed on top of a refrigerator installed under a counter.

To learn more, visit or call 1-800-932-4267.