Commercial refrigeration is one of the most effective and efficient innovations as far as the food and beverage retail industry is concerned.
Doing a business on restaurants, bars, pubs, convenience stores, and other retail outlets offering chilled dairy and beverages, as well as frozen meat and goods, can be quite challenging to any business owner, not only in terms of keeping their products fresh, but also in terms of energy consumption and investment on the equipment used to preserve those.
Commercial refrigeration mainly involves using fridges, chillers, and other cooling equipments to preserve the quality of frozen and cold goods. For every food and beverage business starter, saving money is an important factor.
Therefore, most of the time, they do not invest much in buying or renting commercial fridges, but instead opt to use their existing refrigerators. Likewise, there are those who buy, but they usually just skip the detailed specs and merely use the price as their only basis for choosing the commercial fridge they would use for their retail outlets.
Now this could be economical and practical at first, but if any business owner plans to grow and maintain his or her business on a long-term basis, one factor is indispensable – quality.
Now how can quality be assessed in commercial refrigeration products? Here are the important factors to be considered in order to evaluate the overall quality of a commercial fridge:
Width, height and depth, as well as weight are the important measurements to be considered in any commercial drink fridge. Why? These units of measurement approximate the freight charges upon delivery, and they also reflect the capability of the product to accommodate the quantity and size of food and beverages planned to be stored in it.
2. Shelving and display
Now let us talk about the appearance - to the customers. The general look of the commercial drink fridge is important to add appeal to the products being sold inside it. For beverages and frozen goods, the doors must be made of transparent glass. Some commercial fridges even have lighted display spaces on top or bottom of the fridge to highlight the brand of goods.
Depending on the type of product to be stored, the temperature range of a commercial drink fridge must be considered to maximize the shelf life of the products to be sold by the retail store owner. For example, medicines have different storage temperature requirement as compared to meat and frozen goods.
These factors show that it is not enough to just buy any commercial drink fridge out there, business owners should weigh some important features to save money in the long run.