A glass froster or glass chiller is all about presentation – and a little bit of cooling, too. If you sell beer or high-end alcoholic drinks, you’ll appreciate the functionality that frosters offer you. We're going to review some of the best models to consider buying in 2024.

What is a Glass Froster?

A froster is a machine that allows you to:

  • Chill glasses
  • Chill salad plates
  • Rapidly chill items

If you want to serve ice-cold drinks, chill the glass and it will be much easier for the drink to reach cold temperature.

Imagine if you just finished washing all of your cocktail glasses and they’re warm. You pour a mimosa into the glass and it’s warm.

A glass cooler will keep your glass at the ideal temperature, chilling the mimosa the moment it hits the glass. You can also keep beers ice cold or add a nice layer of frost to your glasses. In terms of aesthetics, it doesn’t look much better than having one of these chilled glasses served to you.

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2024’s Top Glass Frosters Reviews

Want to buy a froster that allows you to frost your glasses with a layer of ice? The models below are the leading options this year:

Admiral Craft USGF-1L, 26-inch Single Lid Black Glass Froster, 4 Cu.Ft.

Admiral Craft is one of the most well-known manufacturers in the industry, and this model provides a 26-inch lid. You can utilize 4 cubic feet of space, which can be used for chilling:

  • Beer
  • Glasses
  • Salad plates

Stainless steel doors effortlessly slide open for easy access, and due to the insulated design, you can close the door and shut off the unit for hours while it remains cold. You can fit up to 90, 8” mugs in the froster at a time.

An adjustable interior divider allows you to keep different-sized glasses separate from each other.

Temperatures are kept at a cool 0°F.

Electronic controls allow you to adjust the interior temperature and you can even choose the defrost frequency. The unit has a bottom-mounted design, and the exterior has a corrosion-resistant design.

Admiral Craft USGF-2L, 50-inch Double Lid Black Glass Froster, 12.2 Cu.Ft.

Admiral also offers a 50-inch model with a double lid that can cool up to:

  • 250, 8” mugs
  • 240, 10-ounce steins

The net volume is 12.2 cubic feet, and it still has a corrosion-resistant exterior, sliding doors for easy access and adjustable dividers. You can maintain 0°F and adjust the defrost frequency with the tap of a dial.

When the lights go off at night, you can confidently shut the unit off to save electricity.

Admiral focuses on the energy-efficient design and takes it a step further with R290 refrigerant, which is environmentally friendly.

Beverage Air GF24HC-B, 24-Inch Top Loading Glass and Plate Chiller in Black

Beverage Air has a beautiful, top-loading model that is designed to chill both mugs and plates. The black exterior fits into every bar, but the unit is anything but ordinary. The 24-inch top-loading system has:

  • 4 cubic feet of interior space
  • Sliding door lids
  • Bottom rack
  • Multiple mounting points
  • Operating temperature of 0 degrees

Dual epoxy-coated shelves are inside and you don’t even need a floor drain. There’s a built-in evaporator system and a magnetic gasket guarantees a tight seal every time you close the lid.

Everest Refrigeration EGC50, Solid Slide Lid Glass & Plate Chiller

Everest offers a solid lid design with a glass and plate chiller system. Interior capacity is a staggering 15 cubic feet, offering space for hundreds of drinks or glasses. You’ll find high-end features built into the chiller, including:

  • Multi-function LED
  • Ratchet lock system
  • Double pane glass
  • ECM condenser fan

Five epoxy-coated shelves allow you to easily separate drinks and keep the interior of your cooler neat and organized.

Glastender F1SB28, Commercial Glass Froster

Glastender’s F1SB28 is a commercial glass froster that’s a one-section model with self-contained refrigeration, front venting and LED interior lighting. 

The unit offers efficient cooling for closed container products and comes with three adjustable shelves per door.

If you need a froster for canned or bottled drinks, this unit is ideal.

True T-24-GC-HC, Glass and Plate Chiller / Froster

The True T-24-GC-HC can reach temperatures as low as 0°F and even below. This large unit can hold up to 90 eight-inch mugs or 85 ten-ounce steins. 

The three PVC-coated wire shelves provide optimal space for storage and the deep well design helps maximize your storage space. You can also use the unit’s countertop and lid as storage space. 

The unit also has an automatic defrost option to keep the walls from icing over. 

Turbo Air TBC-24SB-GF-N6 Underbar 1 Lid Black Vinyl Ext. Glass Chiller & Froster

Turbo Air’s TBC-24SB-GF-N6 underbar chiller and froster is the perfect addition to your bar. This unit can hold 48 x 8” mugs and 129 x 10-oz. Steins.

The forced air cooling system ensures glasses are chilled quickly.

Stainless steel construction adds to the durability of this unit, which also comes with two coated wire shelves for added storage. 

The TBC-24SB-GF-N6 has a temperature range of 5-15 degrees Fahrenheit and comes equipped with high-density insulation.

If you’re looking for an underbar model for your glass chilling needs, this unit is a great choice for busy bars.

Omcan FR-CN-0660-PC, 26-inch Stainless Steel Glass Froster, 5 Cu.Ft

The Omcan 26” stainless steel glass froster has a 150L capacity and a temperature range of 0 to 5°F (-17.7 to -15° C). 

The unit can hold up to 90 eight-inch mugs and 85 ten-ounce steins.

For added durability, this froster has a stainless steel top and a coated aluminum interior. The unit has adjustable coated steel dividers and a removable installation board for easy access to the condenser coil. The exterior housing is made from corrosion-resistant vinyl on steel.

Glass fosters can help you bring your bar to the next level. You'll have a fun, new way to serve drinks and stand out from the competition.

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