If you have your own business running any kind of catering or food service business, you will need good quality commercial refrigeration. Commercial fridges and freezers are essential in order to store food correctly, and at the correct temperature, and safely to avoid contamination or prevent the food from spoiling.
There are a huge variety of commercial refrigeration appliances on the market, and the choice you make will be entirely dependent upon your needs, the size of your business, and the location of the appliance. For example, freezers and fridges are normally stored within commercial kitchens, or very nearby for easy access. Coffee shops, cafes and delicatessen owners often choose these and in addition they will have a serve over the counter fridge, or a patisserie display fridge, or cake display chiller cabinet. They are wonderful ways to correctly store food at the right temperature while keeping them safe from dirt, dust, or contamination, and all the while they are clearly visible to customers to entice them into tasting the delicious produce!
This is why commercial refrigeration is such a specialist area. It needs a supplier who has an in-depth knowledge of the catering and food service industries. It is far more than simply supplying an electrical appliance. There are laws and standards on food storage and food service which must be adhered to in order to meet the stringent legal requirements that the food service industry has too meet. In addition, energy efficiency and safety is of paramount importance because these are appliances that are kept running 24 hours per day. The appliances need to be manufactured to the highest standards so owners can trust that they will run well and for a long time.
Commercial kitchens and food service companies are also extremely busy places so the appliances need to be built to be robust, hard wearing, easy to clean, and super strong. When deciding upon which appliances you will need, think about the types of food you prepare and whether you will need to display certain foods for customers to view. The different aspects that make your company unique, will dictate the types of commercial refrigeration you need.
For example if you run a coffee shop that services hot food, patisserie and salads, you will need fridges and a large freezer in the kitchen area, and then you may require a Patisseries display fridge and a serve over counter fridge. On the other hand, a busy restaurant may need two or three fridges and freezers in order to safely store all the produce required on a daily and weekly basis.
The best suppliers of commercial refrigeration will be able to give you advice on the best appliances for your needs. They will also be able to make recommendations for suitable locations and fitting of the appliances within your premises.
Commercial refrigeration is an area where it is best to deal with a highly reputable company who understands the business, the appliances and the needs of its customers.