Commercial Refrigerators

Written by Ingrid Chen
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For any food service business, one of the most essential pieces of equipment needed is a refrigerator. Most concession stands require a refrigerator to keep foods fresh and drinks cold. If the stand is particularly high in traffic, commercial refrigerators offer the capacity and technology to support a large volume of patronage.

FDA standards are very strict when it comes to food safety, and refrigerators serve several purposes that maintain those standards. Besides simply keeping foods fresh and organized, refrigerating foods helps to keep them from producing bacteria, and may hinder cross-contamination. Good commercial refrigerators are temperature-adjustable to the specific degree, and may even have digital controls for more precise adjustment.

What to Look for in a Good Refrigerator

There are several features to look for in a good commercial refrigerator. Some have door open warning signals, and the above-mentioned digital readouts. Recessed door handles and rounded corners are helpful for safety precautions. Good insulation is obviously required, as is its durability and the ease of cleaning, inside and out. It's an added benefit if the fridge is free of environmentally-hazardous chlorofluorocarbons (CFC). Most modern devices are CFC-free.

Commercial refrigerators can be purchased at restaurant equipment and supply stores. It is helpful to work with a company that specializes in food service and supply, as they are most likely to have the answers to any questions you may have. Experts can ease the anxiety of large equipment purchases, and help you on your way to a successful business or fundraiser.

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