Things to Consider when Purchasing a Commercial Freezer

Tuesday 11th November 2014

Many retailers enjoy the benefits that commercial freezers have to offer, including restaurants, shops and hotels. Commercial freezers are used to store food and drinks and come in a number of different sizes to suit all businesses. Here are some important things you will need to consider when purchasing a commercial freezer for your business:

Temperature control

In a business environment it’s important that foods are stored correctly and kept fresh in the appropriate freezer at the correct temperature.

Products such as meats, fish and ice cream need to be stored at certain temperatures at this is a legal requirement.

All foods can be safely frozen, but some foods should not be frozen for quality reasons such as lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and cream.

  • Frozen food stored consistently at -18°C or lower will remain safe indefinitely
  • You should always refer to the on-pack ‘best before’ date. The manufacturer’s ‘best before’ date on frozen foods is a quality indicator and is the date until which the product will remain of peak quality (when stored at -18°C or below). For storage in a 3-star or 4-star freezer manufacturers will normally recommend ‘store until best before date’
  • After the ‘best before’ date a reduction in eating quality may become evident, whilst the product remains safe to eat
  • Try to rotate foods; putting newly purchased items at the back of the freezer so older items are used first
  • Freeze your frozen food in appropriate containers, e.g. freezer bags and airtight containers

Space

Commercial freezers are sturdier and bulkier than domestic fridges and therefore they can take up a lot of space so it’s important to have a large space available to fit your freezer in.

Chilled cabinets and display fridges which are frequently used in bakeries, cafes, and other food retailing stores are an example. These display fridges have counters and a see through display. Cakes, ice creams and other chilled or frozen goods are kept inside these display fridges so that customers can see what you’re offering without having to open the fridge; this keeps the food fresh and cool.

Choosing the right commercial freezer supplier

When choosing a supplier, it’s important to do your homework before buying. Check for online reviews or speak to other businesses and ask them to recommend a supplier.

By connecting with the best suppliers, you are ensuring that you get the best quality commercial freezers available. This equipment will help your business grow and enable you to provide quality service to your customers.

CRS Cold Storage Mobile offers a range of refrigeration units and services for retail they have a range of commercial freezers and refrigeration available that will keep your products such as fruit, vegetable, meat, fish, dairy and bakery sections as fresh as they can possibly be.

New and refurbished equipment is available to rent, lease or buy with unbeatable pricing for hire periods of six months and up: call 0800 085 2298 for a free, no obligation quote.

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