One of the most important aspects of the culinary business is the storage and preservation of the ingredients and products. Of course this is why they should always be put in a good reliable fridge, but what kind of fridge exactly? There are not only fridges of different sizes and from different brands, but also specific types of fridges that suit certain types of jobs more than others.
For example, the best type of commercial fridges to get for a store or a bar would be of the glass door variety. This is because they serve to both display the entire content of available items while also keeping them cool. Additionally, these also come in a variety of sizes, depending on what exactly you need them to display and how much space you have to work with.
Based on the function, a similar type of fridge that most bakeries and buffets use is the display fridge. These can also have a reach in back so that the employees can easily get the item that the customer would like without having to constantly open and shut the door, much like the feature that most open display store fridges have.
A cold-room or a walk in fridge is a very popular refrigeration method for a lot of big restaurants. This is because these specific commercial fridges are characterised by their massive size and the large amount of products they can hold. However, they do have a few drawbacks in the form of the space they take up and the amount of power they use. This makes them a good choice only for restaurants that normally serve a large number of customers and as such need an abundant amount of ingredients.
For medium size or smaller restaurants that don’t need to handle that many ingredients, there are plenty of upright models of commercial fridges that can do everything the cold-rooms can and more. A good example of this would be the dual temperature refrigerator models that are incredibly useful when there are two types of products that need to either be refrigerated separately or at different temperatures.
However, a prep counter fridge is a good choice for any restaurant, no matter the size. As the name suggests it’s a under-counter style fridge the biggest advantages of which are the efficient use of workspace and the fact the ingredients can always be kept close at hand for when they are needed.
While most fridges can be used in a variety of ways, the right fridge for the task you have at hand can go a long way in making your job easier.