FAQs

I use multiple refrigerators; why is this better?

Until now, that was the only option. Many households have additional refrigerators and/or freezers that are typically located in the basement or garage and not convenient to the kitchen or entertaining areas.  These satellite refrigerators typically provide less than thirty cubic feet of space. With even a small RootCellar, you gain two hundred cubic feet of  space – all within easy reach.

Who needs that much space?

Anyone who’s ever stood frustrated in front of their open refrigerator trying to make room for a large item or container will understand the convenience of walking into a Refrigerated Pantry and placing those items on a large and roomy shelf without any rearranging.

Space translates to organization.  Almost everyone has occasion to store large items such as boxes of fruit, sheet cakes, turkeys, cases of soda, sports drinks, water or beer.  And if you belong to a farm share or meal delivery service, this will help you keep your food better organized and fresher longer.  Having adequate storage space makes these food options more appealing.

Is the Refrigerated Pantry energy efficient?

Yes. Refrigerated Pantries are super-insulated (R-value greater than 40) and utilize state-of-art refrigeration technology. And if your currently utilizing more than one conventional refrigerator, a Refrigerated Pantry can provide significantly more space while using less energy.

What is the recommended size for a Refrigerated Pantry?

There is no right size. Every owner chooses a size and configuration that fits their individual needs and lifestyle. But generally, the range of size varies from that of a small half-bath to a larger full-bath.

How can I save money on food?

With such an increase in refrigerated space, you can surely purchase in volume. However, the real saving results from your ability to better organize and consume your groceries eliminating waste. If you’re like most, taking the time to rotate your perishables is currently such a chore that you’re delighted just to squeeze the new items in when you return from the grocery store.

Is there a warranty?

All Refrigerated Pantries are backed by a five-year warranty with extended options available.

How do I order?

Our sales are highly consultive. We need to know a bit about you and your home and we know you probably have questions for us too. The easiest way to start the process is to use the “Contact Us” link and let us know how best to reach you or send a message to {sales at RootCellarConcepts dot com}

How much will a Refrigerated Pantry cost?

Pricing can vary widely depending on size, configuration and finishes chosen.  Most designs average $20-30,000.  And unlike high-end appliances which can cost $15,000, this is part of your home and won’t be replaced in ten years.  Whichever options you choose, we think you’ll be sold on the value, convenience and incredible storage space.

Is there a freezer option?

Yes. Refrigerated Pantries can be configured as a refrigerator, freezer or a combination unit.

How can I customize my Refrigerated Pantry?

You choose your flooring, walls, lighting, shelving and many other accessories. Before each Refrigerated Pantry is built, a thorough design consultation occurs with the buyer, designer or architect to ensure that it serve your needs and complements the decor of your home.

Will you work with my designer or architect?

Absolutely. Because each Refrigerated Pantry is designed to integrate with your home and lifestyle, the customization process is essential and we welcome the creativity and expertise offered by our client’s design professionals.

Why should I want a Refrigerated Pantry?

The appeal is benefits.

A RootCellar provides spacious and organized refrigerated space alleviating clutter and reducing shopping frequency. Nearly everyone that cooks for many or entertains regularly will appreciate having ample space for groceries, prepared foods, party platters, beverages and many items too large for traditional refrigerators. Many homes already employ multiple refrigerators and freezers to accomplish their storage needs; these are often in disparate locations and organizationally inconvenient.

How long does it take to install?

Installation time varies based on several factors. Retrofits take longer than greenfield jobs. Turnkey installations performed entirely by RootCellar Concepts average two weeks. The more common scenario involves collaboration with our client’s general contractor who has already been selected to build or renovate a home. In this case, the contractor handles the buildout of the envelope like other rooms in the home and on the same schedule. Once the room is built to specifications, RootCellar Concepts completes the installation which takes several days.