There are a lot of different types of commercial refrigeration, all of which come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Regardless of the available space in your location, you’re sure to find one that accommodates your space and ventilation needs. Refrigeration units always involve some sort of ventilation for their compressor. Depending on the unit, this ventilation could be located on the bottom or side of the unit. It can even be found on top of some units.
Commercial Bar Refrigerators
This type of commercial refrigeration can be used in a variety of ways. Most include a large capacity to to store the various beer, wine and mixers needed for bar service. Many models include glass doors so that customers and bar staff can easily find what they need. Wine bottle coolers are also a very popular solution for bar and restaurant environments. Some of these models are also top-loading coolers allowing you to store and easily access large numbers of bottles. Going beyond cold beverage storage, there are also solutions for chilling glasses and plates for dessert service.
One of the best features of merchandiser refrigerators is their ability to provide proper refrigeration while allowing a great way to display your cold food and beverage products. These models are best suited in retail settings where goods might be perishable or have upcoming expiration dates. The large windows on the doors help grab customer attention, making it all the more likely they’ll make a purchase.
Food Prep Refrigerators
A commercial refrigerated prep table is extremely efficient for restaurant kitchen settings. Food prep refrigerators vary in size to meet a range of demands. The smaller versions are meant more for sandwiches and salads. There are also refrigerated prep tables with a larger area for preparing meals that need more room and ingredients. These types of refrigerators also feature large food storage areas with metal racks. Also many of these models come with wheel casters making it easier to adjust your kitchen layout for optimum efficiency.
The Mini Reach-In Cooler
These types of refrigerators work much like your traditional commercial models but are just in a smaller size. Because of their compact size, the top of these mini refrigerators can also double as a food prep area. Not only can you chill or freeze ingredients, but you also end up having easy access to a prep table, albeit of a smaller size than the food prep refrigerators listed above.
Commercial Reach-in Refrigerator
If you have a restaurant with a medium to high volume kitchen, it would be very unusual not to have the use of a large reach-in commercial refrigerator. These types of commercial refrigerators are capable of storing a large volume of various food and drink items in a well-organized and space efficient interior. These modules work much like the traditional refrigerator you have in your home, but are much more powerful and can hold much, much more. The range of options on this type of refrigerator are wide and include models with casters, multiple door configurations and temperature zones.
We hope this article helped you better understand the different options available for your commercial refrigeration needs. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us and one of our commercial refrigeration professionals can contact you to assist. And remember to stay cool.