A commercial fridge is one of the most important items for any food business. The right fridge is very important in determining the success or failure of those in the food business.
Buying the right commercial fridge provides many benefits over a residential fridge. They have strengths and functions that a residential fridge can’t provide. Commercial fridges have strong compressors that are especially equipped to keep up with the challenges of a commercial kitchen. Food stays cold even in warm conditions and ensures the food is safe, which is crucial for any food business. Spoiled food could ruin a business’ reputation. Thus, choosing a high quality fridge whether it’s brand new or a second hand unit is important.
Buying a second hand commercial fridge is an excellent option especially if you need to consider your budget. It can save a lot of money and there are literally thousands of second hand items that are available for business use.
A second hand commercial fridge can be a good choice as long as the price is right and the compressor is still in good working condition. If you’re planning to buy a used fridge, check the compressor or you could end up paying $1,000 or more for repairs. Second hand fridges don’t come with a warranty which means the money for repairs comes out of your pocket. The longer a commercial fridges has been used, the less effective it will become and the less time it can serve your business.
Below are some of the advantages of buying a new commercial fridge.
Older freezers use a lot more energy, which is isn’t good for either your budget or the environment. Newer models come with Energy Star stickers, assuring buyers that they’re getting an energy-efficient appliance.
Full Warranty Services
All new commercial fridges have a compressor warranty, maintenance warranty, repair and replacement warranty, and other services for a certain period of time which means you are saving money if anything goes wrong with your unit.
Though you might think that a compressor’s location is of no consequence, it can in fact have an impact on both space and efficiency. Fridges with compressors located at the top tend to be more efficient. Buying a new commercial fridge gives you the chance to choose a model with a compressor that suits your needs.
Peace of Mind
Knowing that you have a high quality new fridge gives you peace of mind. New units are less likely to breakdown than second hand fridges and will be mechanically sound for many years if used properly, saving your business a huge amount of money.
Of course, the decision of whether to buy a second hand or brand new unit must be your decision. You know your business better than anyone else. Choosing the right fridge for your business doesn’t end with the choice of fridges. There are many other important decisions that need to be considered before committing to a purchase.
If you’re looking for a new commercial freezer but don’t know where to start, talk to us today!