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Commercial refrigeration is fantastic equipment. It is suitable for all sorts of catering businesses, be it cafés, hotels or shopping centres. One type of business you probably wouldn’t automatically think of is supermarkets. The commercial refrigeration they use is the units you lean into to grab your frozen food, which has been kept at the right temperature despite being wide open for you to help yourself from it.

A more common type of commercial refrigeration which you will be used to is glass windowed chillers. These again are also in supermarkets and other shops, allowing you to see what is inside without having to open the door. Commercial refrigerators used in restaurants, cafés and so on also use this type of unit. It means kitchen staffs don’t have to continually open the door to see what’s inside, and it also helps them keep an eye on how full the unit is. Over or under filling the refrigerators results in inefficiencies, and as a result the food is not stored optimally, meaning it might not end up tasting how it should do.

If you operate a business that has any involvement in food, then you should really consider investing in commercial refrigeration. Some basic research on the Internet should be enough to get you on your way; you want to be looking for brands that are known for their durability and value for money. People’s personal reviews and opinions and not hard to hard to find, and I’m sure you would much rather read these than marketing jargon.

Whatever commercial refrigeration you go for, you want to get a good warranty with it, so make sure you read the small print. Some people have a perception that these aren’t worth the paper they’re written on, but I strongly disagree. It is common for problems to crop up with big units like commercial refrigerators, so if you aren’t sufficiently covered then you could wind up paying over the odds for a technician to come out. Also ensure you get the items serviced on a regular basis. If you don’t, then your equipment may be running way below what it is capable of and you will have no idea, and this obviously has knock on effects on your business.

Hopefully this has given you some insight into how useful commercial refrigeration is, and how to approach buying it. BuyCatering Ireland stock a wide range of commercial refrigeration, so check out their website, or even give them a call if you want to ask a few questions.