If you are thinking about buying a new commercial freezer for your restaurant, you want to make sure you buy the best one for your needs. You want to make sure you choose a walk-in freezer that is spacious and energy-efficient, among other things. Here are 3 things you should think about prior to getting a commercial freezer for your business.
How large you need your unit to be
You should decide what size of commercial freezer you need based on how many meals you serve per day at your establishment. As a general rule, you will need up to 1.5 cubic feet of freezer space for every meal you serve in your restaurant. If you serve 80 meals a day, this would mean you'd need at the very least 80 cubic feet of freezer space to get you by. This type of calculation allows you to have the proper amount of shelving and walk-in space to store frozen or temperature-sensitive goods without running out of space. It's always better to have more room than you need than not enough when it comes to commercial refrigerators.
What add-ons you need
The best time to get any additions added onto your walk-in freezer is when you make your initial purchase. Suppliers and dealers of commercial refrigerators can often bundle deals on accessories and units when you buy them together. Additions including windows on doors, pull-out or sliding shelving, lit shelving, and slip-resistant flooring are all options you may want to consider asking about prior to buying your new commercial freezer to see if you can get a discounted deal on them.
Where you want your freezer
Many restaurants place their commercial freezers in the back of their kitchens where they can be accessed without being in the way. Smaller establishments may place their walk-in freezers outdoors to save space for customers or to make the kitchen less crowded. Decide where you want your unit to be prior to buying it so it can be assembled in its final location. If you are placing your unit outdoors, you will want to place a shelter of some sort over it so you can protect it against snow or rainfall.
Owning a commercial freezer is a must-have for anyone in the restaurant business, and your small restaurant is no exception. Before you buy a new walk-in freezer from any supplier or dealer, consider where you are going to put it, how much space you need, and any additions you'd like to have so you can get the best deal on your new unit.
For more information, contact Hy-Point Restaurant Equipment & Supplies Inc. or a similar company.