Make the Most of Your Refrigerator

Industrial & Manufacturing Blog

If you are fitting out a new kitchen for a restaurant, hotel, or other commercial venue then you have probably spent a lot of time planning the layout of the kitchen and where each of kitchen appliances are going to be located. You will have a clear idea of each piece of equipment you will need and what it will look like. You will need everything where it can be accessed quickly, and you will need the ovens and other appliances positioned in a logical order so you are not constantly carrying hot food back and forth across the room.

One kitchen item that you may not have spent too much time considering is the refrigerator. That could be a mistake, there is a lot more to a commercial refrigerator than you may have realised and buying or renting the right refrigerator can make your work in the kitchen faster and more efficient. If you choose the wrong refrigerator you will be constant struggling to fit in items, or be forced to spend precious time hunting for items that have been pushed to the back of the refrigerator.

How much space do you need?

In general you will want your commercial refrigerator to be as large as possible but there has to be a balance with the amount of floor space available in your kitchen. You need to be able to fit in every appliance you will use so if your kitchen is small you may want to look for a taller refrigerator rather than a wider one. Alternatively if you need access to refrigerated items in different areas of a large kitchen then hiring several smaller refrigerators could be a good choice.

Maximise your storage space

Choosing the right shelving is critical to making the best use of the space in your refrigerator. If you want to store lots of small standard sized packets then fixed shelving may not be a problem for you. If you need to store large or irregular shaped items then the ability to move the internal shelves up and down, or even take them out entirely could be essential to let you fit everything into the refrigerator.

If you want to make proper use of all the storage space in your refrigerator then you should look for a refrigerator with full-extension drawers. These drawers allow easy access to the items at the back of the refrigerator meaning you can fill up your refrigerator completely and  still be able to quickly locate an item at the back without the necessity of emptying the entire refrigerator.

Whatever type of commercial refrigerator suits you best it is a good idea to think through the way you will be using the refrigerator and ensuring you buy or rent the perfect appliance for your situation.


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