A walk-in refrigerator is typically a serious investment reserved for commercial facilities or very large residential kitchens. Because they are so much larger than a typical refrigerator and require very different installation, it’s important to be informed about what can make a walk-in refrigerator right for you. When it comes to commercial kitchen equipment, coolers and refrigerators are crucial for food storage and preparation in order to keep your produce, meats, and other food products sanitary and at a safe temperature. Here are some of the benefits of investing in a walk-in refrigerator.
A typical consumer refrigerator is an appliance that can hold a limited amount of food. Walk-ins, however, allow for a lot more storage. In fact, you can find walk-in coolers in a range of sizes to meet the needs of your restaurant’s output. It’s generally recommended that you choose a walk-in refrigerator that has about 1.5 cubic feet of storage for each meal you intend to serve on a daily basis. Plus, with all the shelving and storage solutions you can feature in your walk-in, all of the food you need to store can be easier to access than ever. That’s something you just won’t find with typical freezers and refrigerators.
While power is a major expense of heavy duty kitchen equipment, the larger size and workload of this equipment is more economical than using a comparable amount of smaller appliances. When properly ventilated, walk-in refrigerators can be quite energy efficient. Keep on top of routine maintenance, such as airflow inspections and proper cleaning, to keep your walk-in working properly. Industrial-grade refrigerators are generally built to be more durable and longer-lasting than consumer models, since they are expected to get a lot more use over time.
Cleaning your walk-in refrigerator is a necessary part of regular maintenance, so it’s important to make it as simple as possible. Stainless steel is easy to clean and won’t dent easily, which will help your walk-in last considerably longer than using aluminum for the same surfaces. Also, walk-in coolers are easy to install. Since they can be installed directly onto a concrete floor, you don’t have to worry about maintenance for any specialized flooring materials. Simply clean the cooler regularly and have the airflow inspected, and your maintenance is done!
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