Food safety is always a concern in restaurants, so restaurant refrigeration is always important. If your fridge isn’t working right or just doesn’t have enough space, forcing you to leave things out longer than they should be, it’s time to look at walk-in coolers and other refrigeration equipment. Commercial restaurant equipment should be upgraded when necessary to keep your kitchen running smoothly. From commercial freezers in the kitchen to glass door freezers in a cafeteria, it’s important that you select the best quality.
Beware of brands
There are many different brands, but you should be aware of some of the most important areas, such as what the coolers are made of and whether or not they are using the best equipment.
Whether you need a cooler or a freezer, commercial restaurant equipment is worth the investment since it is designed to withstand the rigors of daily restaurant life. When you choose your commercial freezers, whether glass door freezers or solid, it’s important to look at the construction of the equipment and the materials being used to build it.
Urethane foam is the best insulator on the market and this is what should be used in the refrigeration equipment that you select for your restaurant. This foam is very sturdy and also thick and solid to prevent cold from leaking out. This will help your overhead cost since a fridge that is not well insulated can leak a lot of cold and in a hot kitchen, that means a much higher electric bill as the cooler tries to maintain the set temperature.
The seal on the door is also a very vital part of the construction. It needs to seal on its own and easily. Most of the time, in a busy restaurant kitchen, people are running back and forth, moving very quickly. It’s easy to miss shutting a door properly, so you want one that will shut on its own and seal well to keep the cold in. Again, a faulty or poor quality seal can cause a jump in the electric bill. Inspect this carefully. It should be a vinyl gasket, as these tend to seal best.
By choosing refrigeration equipment that utilizes the best materials, you ensure that your investment is for a reason. You shouldn’t need to worry about problems or anything breaking down for years to come when you have started out with the best.