Worktop freezers are extremely practical because they provide both refrigeration and a place for work to be done. They also provide easy access to the materials keeping cool underneath. Three common materials are used to build the interiors of a commercial freezer:
- Stainless steel is very durable, which means it's scratch- and dent- resistant, easy to wipe clean with a cloth, and resists the growth of corroding rust, though that can form given damage or the use of caustic cleaners.
- 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 unable to maintain safe temperatures and run the risk of breaking down.
Choose from two types of doors to improve the application of your worktop 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.
When installing your worktop freezer remember these tips.
- Make sure there is at least 7 inches between the wall and the freezer.
- Place the freezer away from any heat producing appliances.
- 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).