3 Important Factors to Consider When Buying Industrial Fridges
If you have decided to buy a brand new fridge or freezer for your business, you might get baffled by all the different options available nowadays, and making the right choice may prove to be more difficult than you initially thought. I understand that there’s no ideal choice that will satisfy everyone’s needs and requirements, but there are a few guidelines that can help you make the right decision.
Buy a Fridge That Comes With a Warranty
Nothing lasts forever, no matter of how high quality it is. With that said, even the best industrial fridges will need occasional servicing, and even then, they’ll eventually stop working. However, when the time for servicing comes, it’s best that you have a warranty so that you can have your unit fixed as soon as possible. Industrial fridges have some of the most extensive warranties out of all pieces of restaurant equipment. More often than not, the warranty will be complemented by a service network of certified technicians.
The Right Size
Commercial fridges come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. One of the most commonly used ways to measure size is the amount of doors the fridge has. Reach-in fridges come in one, two or three door configurations. So in order to pick the right size, measure the available space you have in your kitchen. You should also measure the doorways and ensure you can actually transport the fridge to the kitchen in the first place. Fridge capacity is measured in liters, and depending on the type of the fridge, the fridge capacity can vary from 50 liters to several hundred liters.
The Right Fridge Style
Generally, fridges are categorized as upright and chest, but there are a few sub-categories like worktop fridges and undercounter ones. All types have their own advantages and disadvantages when it comes to capacity, tidiness, accessibility, and convenience. For instance, upright fridges have lower capacity than chest fridges, but they’re easily accessible and store your products in an organized manner thanks to their inside shelves. On the other hand, chest fridges usually have much more capacity, but they take up a lot of horizontal space, which is oftentimes hard to come by in commercial kitchens. Undercounter and worktop fridges are small in size but they can easily fit in spaces which wouldn’t have been used otherwise. Simply put, the ideal style of fridge for you will depend on your personal preferences, and available kitchen space.