Grab the attention of your customers with you very own display freezer that features a glass door allowing customers to see your great selection of products. This feature saves energy by cutting down on the amount of time that the freezer door is open. Three common materials are used to build the interiors of commercial coolers:
- Stainless steel - durable, scratch- and dent- resistant, easy to wipe clean with a cloth, and resists the growth of corroding rust.
- Aluminum is easy to clean and more affordable, but it isn't as durable as stainless steel. It's less resistant to scratching and denting. While aluminum can corrode if damaged, the corrosion is clear, unlike rust, and actually forms a protective barrier that prevents further corrosion in that area.
- ABS plastic will not dent, scratch, or rust. Interiors made of this material are molded in one piece, with coved corners and no hard angles, so it's easy to clean and contains spills. ABS can be punctured by a hard enough blow.
Depending on how much storage space you need, the number of sections you need may vary.
- Single section refrigerators typically come with three shelves, with the option to buy more if you're storing smaller items.
- Larger boxes are split up into multiple sections, each with its own door.
Trying to store too many items in a unit that's too small can overfill the unit which may cause it to be unable to maintain safe temperatures and run the risk of breaking down. You can choose from two types of units that can help with storage based on your needs.
- A roll-in unit can help with storage as it includes a door that goes all the way to the floor and allows you to roll pan racks and other equipment inside.
- A pass through unit has a door on each side so food can be passed through from one side to the other.
Mount the freezer the way that best suits your application.
- A top mount freezer is going to have cooler interior temperatures, lower top shelves creating easier access, more inside storage space, and is clog resistant.
- Bottom mount freezers have spare storage space on top and are easy to clean.
When you are installing your display freezer remember these tips.
- Make sure that there is at least 7 inches between the wall and the back of the freezer.
- Keep your food properly frozen by placing the freezer away from heat producing devices.
- Then it is as easy as plugging the unit into an electrical outlet.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, your fridge should be set at or below 40 F (4 C). Your freezer should be set at 0 F (-18 C).