The Ultimate Beer Fridge – True GDM-33-LD Review

The Ultimate Beer Fridge – True GDM-33-LD Review

Display your beverages in style with the ultimate beer fridge the True GDM-33-LD black glass door merchandiser! This glass door merchandiser features bright and even LED lighting to showcase your products more vividly than fluorescent lights.

To maintain temperatures between 33 and 38 degrees Fahrenheit, this glass door merchandiser features a 1/3 hp compressor, foamed-in-place polyurethane insulation, and “Low-E” double pane thermal glass doors. With its spacious two-section design, you can pack this merchandiser full of your Beer and Drinks.



– LED interior lighting

– Durable black laminated vinyl exterior

– Self-closing, “Low-E” double pane glass doors

– Eight adjustable heavy duty PVC coated wire shelves

– Easy access to compressor and 134A refrigerant

– 33 cu. ft. of merchandising space


Having used this unit for over three years now I can tell you with confidence this is Truly a top of the line product.  Designed for the commercial setting I use this in my man cave to keep a large selection of beers and drinks ice cold. Product documentations states the unit cools between 33 and 38 degrees.  That is honestly an understatement. I keep my unit at setting 3 (10 is coldest) and it easily maintains a constant 35 Degrees. I previously had a kegerator unit in the man cave but my tastes evolved to more quality over quantity and this unit better fits those needs.


These merchandisers are designed by some of the top engineers in the industry with over 70 years of experience at True Manufacturing.  The “Low E” double pane doors slide with ease and efficiently keep the cabinet ice cold.  They have a handy lock open feature for easy restocking.  The one gripe i have is the “easy access” they describe to the compressor.  The door does open easily but even with three years of practice putting it back can be frustrating and challenging at times.  One must-have accessory, purchased separately for around $120, is the True 929814 Trueflex bottle organizer.  Included are 35 individual lanes that each hold 8 bottles for a total capacity of 280 beers.  Simply raise the rear shelf clips to create a slight forward slope, snap these lanes in place and the beers feed themselves all while staying in straight visually appealing lines.


Within the last three years I have had zero issues. The unit is reasonably quiet and the LED lighting is efficient and long lasting.  Once every two months I take a stiff bristle brush and clean the  condenser at the bottom of the unit as recommended. That is all the service my unit has received and it runs just as good as the first day it was plugged in.  The fridge actually has a reversible condenser fan motor that reverses periodically to clear out any dust/ debris that collects during normal operation.


Having a top of the line commercial merchandiser does come at a substantial cost. At $2500 the unit is more expensive than most kitchen refrigerators.  The value is there in this top of the line commercial refrigerator you can trust to outlast and outperform all other competitors.


 Width  39 1/2
 Depth  29 5/8
 Height  78 5/8
Amps 6.2 Amps
Hertz 60
Phase 1
Voltage 115 Volts
Access Type Doors
Capacity 33 cu. ft.
Color Black
Compressor Location Bottom Mounted
Door Style Sliding
Door Type Glass
Features LED Lighting
Horsepower 1/3 HP
Installation Type Freestanding
Made in America Yes
NSF Listed Yes
Number of Doors 2
Number of Shelves 8
Pass-Through No
Sections 2
Split Doors No
Temperature Range 33 – 38 Degrees F