Buying Commercial Freezers for Dummies and Beginners

Thursday 5th June 2014

One of the most important practises of keeping a business is ensuring that you have a good commercial freezer in order to keep your perishable products cool and well preserved. Commercial fridges differ from domestic ones mostly in their size, cost and how advanced they are -- they can also be put to other uses, such as storing beverages or even flowers for florists. Knowing which freezer is best suited to your business is an important step towards success.

So how does one go about deciding on a commercial freezer?

commercial freezingIdeally you should already have an idea of the sort of business you want to run. If not, stop reading this article and sort that out now. The type of business you’re running will of course influence the sort of refrigerator you need to purchase. A need for somewhere to store flowers to stop them wilting, for example, would not require a blast freezer. Likewise it is not worth the expense of buying numerous or particularly large freezers if you will not likely be expecting to use very much stock that requires storage. Certain freezers also serve dual purposes -- fridges used to store and chill fillings for sandwich bars, ice creams or buffets will also advertise your food to prospective customers.

Also take into account criteria such as space, expense and power allowances when choosing a commercial freezer. If you want to run a particularly green business, then it’s important to ensure that you choose a fridge that’s energy efficient and does not use environmentally harmful chemicals in its cooling process. You should also have a good idea of just how much stock you’ll want to have within the freezer.

Another thing you’ll need to consider is hygiene. Work out how you’ll be able to keep the freezer clean. It would also pay to remember that you’ll need to clean the area around the freezer as well. As such, larger and heavier commercial freezers will be harder to move around for cleaning than smaller models, whereas smaller freezers may be more difficult to clean internally. Maintenance will also be an issue -- the larger and more complicated the freezer, the more likely it will break down and need repairs.

For more information regarding commercial freezers and cold store units, feel free to visit the website of CRS Cold Storage here. You can also call 0800 085 2298.

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