Refrigerators and freezers used in supermarkets, convenience shops, restaurants, and commercial kitchens are examples of commercial refrigeration equipment. Commercial refrigeration systems come in a variety of configurations such as reach-in vertical cases and refrigerators, plug-in enclosed vending machines, semi-vertical display cabinets, deli cases, semi-vertical display cabinets, drop-in coolers, undercounter refrigerators, back bar coolers and refrigerated display cases. The preferred option is determined by the type of food company. A shop will almost certainly require display units, while a restaurant will need high-capacity refrigerators and freezers.

The importance of proper freezing and refrigeration in any food store cannot be overemphasized. Besides having to comply with legal requirements, it can also lead to serious diseases such as Salmonella, E. Coli and Listeria if food is not frozen properly. Not to mention unhappy customers who is served warm beer on a hot summer day.

Refrigeration mechanics

The purpose of commercial refrigeration is to avoid deterioration and spoilage of food and beverages. What makes this possible? The law of thermodynamics is what keeps food and liquids fresh for lengthy periods of time. When two things of differing temperatures are placed next to one another, the heat from the warmer object travels to the cooler one. A similar concept applies to cooling, in which the heat from the food is transmitted to the refrigerant storage unit.

Increased durability

Refrigerator doors are opened significantly more frequently at a commercial restaurant or food and beverage shop than at the average home. As a result, you need a fridge or freezer that is more robust and able to survive regular usage. Take in consideration the following requirements when choosing commercial refrigeration for your company.

It must feature stronger, more substantial hinges that can withstand the pressures of a commercial environment. A commercial fridge’s handles would also be designed to endure repetitive opening and closing throughout a business day. Most commercial freezers are made of stainless steel due to their ease of maintenance. PVC-bonded shelving units on the interior are designed to survive years of everyday use, and the heavy-duty steel can support up to 100kg on each shelf without difficulty.