Keeping Food Fresh: Let CRS Guide You Through Your Commercial Refrigeration Needs
August 23, 2023
When designing your dream commercial kitchen, prioritizing the refrigeration requirements must be at the top of the list. After all, expensive food items have to be stored there, so choosing the right appliance is important. It sounds simple enough, but when you need to decide between a walk-in or under-counter fridge, are considering the use of a refrigerated commercial prep table, or just itching to browse snazzy display fridge styles, it’s best to bring in the advice of experts.
Fortunately, the highly-trained professionals at Canadian Restaurant Supply (CRS) are here to advise kitchen creators on key refrigeration needs to keep your restaurant humming along and staff and customers healthy and happy.
With the ultimate in end-to-end service, the CRS team can start with your kitchen layout to discuss with you the logical places for a refrigeration unit (or units) to sit. It’s easy to forget, for example, that fridge condensers give off heat, and a busy kitchen certainly doesn’t need more of that, so perhaps those condensers can be situated outside.
CRS consultants will work with your budget and advise on fridge brands, but respect if you’ve had success with certain brands before and will explore those further with you. There are many topics to cover, like the size requirement of a fridge. Will full-size bun pans be going in there? Does that refrigeration unit need solid doors, full glass doors, or just half glass? Does the fridge need to roll, or can it stay in one spot? When it comes to reducing our carbon footprint, energy efficiency is an important issue, too, as some units have a higher efficiency rating than others. Warranty requirements must be considered, as well as the issue of speedy (or not-so-speedy) delivery needs. And, of course, if the unit is in the front of the house, then aesthetics are important as it needs to look good.
Aside from the purchasing practicalities, the commercial kitchen consultants at CRS can help restaurant owners avoid costly mistakes. For example, access to the building is often forgotten when purchasing appliances, so while a new fridge unit will fit in its desired spot, it may not fit on the elevator or through a doorway. Poorly made decisions when purchasing have resulted in a fridge arriving at its destination in pieces or even by crane!
Finally, the CRS team can advise you of best practices when it comes to the critical cleaning needs of your commercial refrigeration unit parts. After all, it’s something we don’t have to do for our personal fridges at home. Need some condenser maintenance tips? CRS has a cleaning document for that!
Keep it cool and confidently nail the refrigeration needs of your kitchen. Work with the very best in commercial kitchen design services and supplies, and reach out to the CRS team today for expert advice and guidance!
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