For cleaning and maintenance questions, I'd suggest contacting Summit directly: 1-800-932-4267
I see no reason why this would not be able to be used as a refrigerator. This unit has a digital thermostat to control the temperature between 34-43 degrees.
This item works like any other refrigerator.
The range of the temperature control is from 36°F to 43°F and can be used to refrigerate food as well as beverages.
The temperature range of Summit - SCR1400W - 6 Shelf Beverage Merchandiser is 34º F to 43º F and used for storing beverages.
According to Summit, the shelves are approximately 3 inches apart.
Thanks for your question. This Summit SCR1400W 6 Shelf Beverage Merchandiser has a stainless steel edge around the door, but the rest of the outside cabinet is made of rolled steel that is white in color. That said, Summit does offer this same merchandiser with a stainless steel cabinet. The model number for this unit is SCR1400WCSS. We don't currently sell the full stainless steel merchandiser, but we special order for customers on a daily basis. If you'd prefer the stainless steel option please give a member of our Tundra Restaurant Supply team a call at 1-888-388-6372, and we'll be happy to get you the merchandiser you'd like.