Essential Considerations When Selecting Your Next Freezer

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If your business buys food in bulk it makes sense to have a good place to store it. Depending on the volume of this food you will probably need to give some consideration as to what kind of freezer to buy. Like most other kitchen appliances there is normally quite a lot of choice, with some devices being better than others. If your freezer isn’t needed to display items to the public then chest freezers tend to be better than upright ones.

Here are some tips that will help when considering a new freezer for your business.

Benefits of a Chest Freezer

A good starting point is to understand that a chest freezer will normally be more robust and last longer than its upright counterpart. If you are buying for your business then value is likely to be an important element of any purchase.

Additionally when the food is accessed the chest freezers will stay cooler than an upright one. Avoiding a temperature rise is essential to keeping food frozen and also plays a large part in the overall running costs of the unit.

Capacity Required

Perhaps the first thing that should be considered is just how much do you need to store. Not only the quantity but also the shape and size of the food should play an important part in your decision making process.

There are a great many chest freezers on the market which are available in a wide range of sizes. With this in mind there is a very good chance that you can find the one that fits your capacity requirements closely.

As a component and deciding factor of the size of freezer that you need, it is also sensible to have an idea on the location where you intend to put your new unit. Will the one that you feel offers the best capacity actually fit in the space that you have made available? If not then maybe you will be able to relocate nearby equipment, but failing that it is back to the drawing board regarding size.

The final point relating to size comes in the event of a visitor needing to carry out an inspection of your premises. Depending on the situation, it might be that they will need access behind the unit, which of course once full of frozen food can be difficult to manoeuvre.

Features Required

The specification levels of chest freezers have come on leaps and bounds in recent times. This means that almost certainly there will be a great number of features on your potential new chest freezer. However, it might mean that you are paying for something that you will never ever use.

Essentially things like a fast freeze function could well be very useful to have. Also opting for a more energy efficient chest freezers will also help to keep running costs low.

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Mark Green is a frequent contributor of content for Alexanders Direct; he has written many articles pertaining to all things regarding Commercial Catering Equipment but especially on such subjects as chest freezers and commercial refrigeration.


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