Finding the right refrigerator for your business doesn't have to be hard. In this guide you'll learn about the different types of commercial refrigeration. The one you choose depends on a variety of factors including the size of your commercial kitchen, how much storage you need, and the benefits of each refrigeration type.
Walk-In Coolers and Freezers
No matter how small or large your operation is, you may consider getting a walk-in refrigerator for your food. When most people think of walk-in units, they think of a cooler that amounts to a small room with crates that are used to store bulk food. While this is an option for companies that provide a large amount of food, there are smaller "step-in" options for other businesses.
Reach-In Refrigerators and Freezers
Almost every commercial kitchen needs a good reach-in unit to conveniently access items that are used most frequently. They can feature two or three sections with glass or solid doors. Solid door units are usually made from aluminum or stainless steel and are easy to keep clean. On the other hand, glass doors are helpful for wait stations or front-of-house merchandising. Whether solid or glass, reach-in units are typically used for storing prepared items and bottled drinks. Some commercial kitchens have a reach-in unit in the prep area that is restocked from the walk-in unit.
Sometimes you don't need a multi-door commercial refrigeration unit. For certain purposes, a single door refrigerator works great. If you want to quickly access prepared foods you need for a day, you can place a single door unit in the final production line of your cooking area. This allows you to serve your customers faster.
Commercial Refrigeration Services
Equipping your business with the proper refrigerators and freezers will directly influence your efficiency, productivity, and success. Getting the right unit–or multiple units–for your business is key. Whether you just need a single-door unit for daily-prepared meals or a big walk-in unit full of crates of food, you can get the refrigerators you need. For more information on commercial refrigerator repair, contact us here. Check out part 2 of this blog for guidance on compressor location.