Reach In Freezer
Reach in freezers provide standard freezer options that are ideal for restaurant applications and fit easily against walls in standard kitchens. Three common materials are used to build the interior of a commercial freezer.
- 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.
Choose one of the two storage options so you can get the most out of your appliance.
- Single section refrigerators typically comes 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 commercial freezer 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.
Get the type of unit that is most advantageous to you and your applications.
- Roll-in units include a door that goes all the way to the floor and allows you to roll pan racks and other equipment inside for storage.
- Pass through units have a door on each side so food can be passed through from one side to the other.
There are two types of doors to choose from for this freezer:
- Solid doors are better insulated, so they are the more energy efficient of the two under most conditions.
- Glass doors provide visibility into the box when the door is closed, which means users can see what's in each section before opening the door. If your equipment is frequently accessed, this can save energy in the long run since it could cut down on the length of time the door remains open.
Mount your freezer the way that best suits your applications.
- 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 reach in freezer remember these tips.
- Make sure there is at least 7 inches between the wall and the back of the freezer for proper airflow.
- Place the freezer away from any appliances that produce heat to keep your food properly frozen.
- Then it is as easy as plugging the freezer 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).