If you are planning on opening up a café, restaurant, or establishment that requires the refrigeration or freezing of food, then you will need to purchase a commercial refrigerator. Different than consumer versions you find in homes, there are different types of commercial refrigerators you can choose from that best suite your needs.
Here are a few of the different types you can consider in terms of function, size, and how appropriate it is for your business. You can choose the one that best fits your needs and the size to fit your budget.
Sometimes called pastry display, they can have a stainless steel which is curved with glass or wooden finish. The front part is usually glass, so that customers can see the items inside. This is a great way to increase sales in your café when customers can view desserts that are still fresh and ready to serve.
From plate-chillers to keg coolers and more, these are small, streamlined units that often have a stainless steel or black vinyl exterior which is both functional and attractive.
Used in the preparation area of the kitchen, you can choose between the pizza prep or salad/sandwich versions. The difference is the depth of the cutting board which is deeper for pizza preparation. The cold storage walls are designed to keep the items inside fresh. You can choose models that have drawers to store dressings or sauces.
This is a refrigerator and freezer combination that looks the most like a consumer version, but it is far more robust. You may choose either a solid or glass door in full-length or Dutch-style halves. You can select the cubit feet of the reach-in refrigerator and set the number of sections you want to separate different items.
If you are running a grocery store, meat outlet, or café, these are the perfect additions. You can display items and make them look more appealing while they stay cold or frozen inside. Using bent or level glass will increase the appeal. They are similar to counter-top display units, but they do not have glass that fully covers the products inside. Basically, this allows customers to choose what they want by themselves.
Similar to units that allow you to reach-in, these are shorter by comparison and can fit into tighter spaces. This is perfect for when you do not have much room or want to put extra refrigerators in your establishment while minimizing the space that they take.
If your café or restaurant requires a considerable amount of storage space, then a walk-in refrigerator is the one for you. You can set up a commercial shelving operation inside the walk-in refrigerator or freezer for maximum efficiency. You can store alcohol, boxed items, juices, and more inside this version.
Understanding the different types of commercial refrigerators available on the market will help you choose the best one for your needs. If you’re unsure, please contact us. Plus, it will provide years of service that will help you establish your business in the community.