Freezers are essential equipment for many businesses, especially restaurants and cafes. Of course they keep food fresh for long periods of time. If you’re interested in getting a freezer for your business then you should consider a chest freezer. Commercial freezers may take up a lot of space but they store goods in large quantities. So if you own a cafe, consider a chest freezer over other styles and models of freezer.
These commercial chest freezers come in many different shape and sizes and some are designed for a very specific purpose. There’s even a medical chest freezer, that’s used for storing medications or tissue samples. But the most in demand are the commercial chest freezers; you can usually find them in restaurants, cafes or even butcheries.
One of the things to consider before buying your freezer is its reliability. Brands such as Orford and Scope are available worldwide and produce top quality, durable products. There are many different options to choose from, so choose carefully, and you’ll be happy for many years.
However, before you go and buy a commercial freezer there are a couple of important things to be aware of. Remember that these chest freezers do not defrost automatically; you must do it manually when required. Commercial freezers run twenty four hours a day, 7 days a week so it’s essential that you defrost the freezer allowing the appliance to run at its most efficient. Cleaning the commercial chest freezer is also essentially preferable immediately after you defrost the machine. Generally, you are required to defrost commercial chest freezer only once a year.
Secondly, all commercial chest freezers have a manual temperature regulator. It lets you set the temperature depending on the food being stored within the freezer. This feature extends the shelf life of your goods and saves money as well as energy.
Other features that high quality commercial chest freezers have are a power indicator which confirms the freezer is functioning properly, internal lighting (for easy viewing) and durable baskets, ice cube trays, a draining device or lid and a safety lock. Also commercial chest freezers operate at low temperatures ranging from -18 degree Celsius down to -40 degrees which helps in keeping the food safe from harmful microorganisms.
Look at each feature of the freezer when choosing a high quality freezer that fits your needs. Of course you also need to take into account your budget. It’s easy to get carried away and buy an expensive appliance that you don’t really need. So do your research and compare models and suppliers before you actually buy a freezer. Also consider taking advice from people who already own or use commercial chest freezers, as they have additional experience and advice.
This article has been written for individuals who are interested in purchasing a commercial freezer for their business. The basics have been covered, however, if there are things that are not clear, or you need more information about commercial chest freezers, please feel free to download the e-book, “The Business Owner’s Buyer’s Guide to Choosing the Right Commercial Freezer” below for additional help.