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Elliptical Multi-Deck Island Merchandiser

  • MDI-E | Elliptical Multi-Deck Island Merchandiser
  • MDI-E | Elliptical Multi-Deck Island Merchandiser
  • MDI-E | Elliptical Multi-Deck Island Merchandiser

About the MDI-E

The MDI-E is the original elliptical island that changed the paradigm in regards to island shape and design. It was inspired by organic shapes and the mathematical formula for natural beauty, the golden mean. The MDI-E has various configurations, with shelves or risers, and can be further customized to meet most any merchandising need, such as a beverage center stage, hot soup station, condiment bar, medium temperature foods or even hot foods for a meal solutions center. For deli island applications the E-island is provided with a base and two upper adjacent shelves.

Standard Color Guide

Standard Color Guide
Standard Color Guide

Standard Colors

Hey folks, computer monitors are diverse and display colors differently, therefore, please just use this sheet only as a very general reference point. For a true color representation, give us a call, and we will be happy to send you a physical copy of our RAL standard color offerings or a sample panel in your color of interest.

Color Guide for Standard Colors PDF

Catalog Page

Service Manual


MDI-E Interactive

MDI-E Interactive
Experience the MDI-E with our virtual interactive tour. Try out a variety of colors and finishes, populate the island with product, and take a 360 degree walk around the MDI-E.

MDI-E Features

• All welded rigid frame
• CFC-Free foamed in place insulated seamless basin
• NSF leveler legs

• High Efficiency Refrigeration System
• Energy efficient fans
• Center Plenum Air Discharge
• Four Forced Air Refrigeration Coils
• Multiple 1 ½” drains w/ P traps
• Solar Digital Thermometer
• Ready for Remote Refrigeration System with:
- Expansion valve- specify refrigerant
- Temperature Sensor –Specify
- Thermostat (optional)
- Suction Line Solenoid (optional)
- Liquid Line Hand Valve

• Black Interior
• Removable black metal deck pans
• Curved glass canopy (no light required)
• One side of the island features a two step curved riser w/ 9” shelf above -
the other side of the island to have a three step curved riser

• Standard color exterior paint finish
• Non-refrigerated top display
• 8” tempered glass perimeter
• Painted lower exterior and facia

MDI-E Options

• 8” - 8” wrap around T-5 lighted flat shelves w/ acrylic product stops w/ remote electronic ballast w/ lighted canopy
• Interior stainless steel finish
• Exterior stainless steel finish
• Exterior premium color finish
• Exterior standard grade laminate
• Cart bumper- Specify size
• LED lighting- Specify canopy or other options (consult factory)
• Promolux lamps
• Laminate solid surface, granite or quartz product case top
• Consult factory on alternative case controls
• For soup or heated ends consult factory

Self-Contained Option: (may change case height)
• Condensing unit – consult factory
• Electric condensate dissipater
• Digital temperature and defrost controls
• Locking casters
NOTE: Photos may illustrate non-standard options. Southern’s display merchandisers are designed for use in stores/environments where temperature and humidity do not exceed 75 F and 55% R.H. We reserve all rights pertaining to any change in product design. Southern’s cases, components, and options are certified by one or more of the following: ETL, UL, NSF, CE, and conform to UL Std 471, NSF Std 7, and CAN/CSA C22.2 - CE certified MEA #365-98E