Given the fact that there is a great number of commercial freezers available on the market, it is only natural that you may get confused when deciding which one is the best and most suitable option for your business. Since each type of freezer has specific features, read on for more detailed info on what each one offers.
This type of freezer is the perfect space-saving food storage solution for commercial kitchens, be it for schools, restaurants, hotels or shops. What makes a countertop freezer stand out from all the others is that it combines flexible freezer capacity alongside with highly convenient worktop counter space. The solid countertop is usually made of durable stainless steel which can be used for either food preparation or for a surface on which you can put smaller kitchen appliances (microwaves, ice cream machines etc). An additional perk that comes with a countertop freezer is its wide range of models. It comes in single, double or triple door models the handles of which can be adjusted for left or right-handed use, all in order to suit individual needs. Moreover, for simpler management, this type of freezer comes with flexible shelves, which allow you to store bulky boxes or larger containers of food.
Uprights are sometimes referred to as cabinet freezers and compared to countertops, these are bigger and have a larger storage capacity. In addition, upright cabinet freezers generally fill in higher areas which are sometimes considered a wasted space in professional kitchens. Due to their size and maneuverability, upright freezers can be positioned much closer to your food preparation areas than, say, cold rooms or walk-in freezers. Similarly to countertop freezers these too have adjustable shelves which make them compatible for storage of larger food boxes and packages.
Chest freezers are wide open except for their removable hanging baskets, or, in some cases, dividers. This makes it possible for them to offer more usable space than upright freezers. Chest freezers are the better choice in instances when there are power failures. In these cases, chest freezers tend to keep food frozen longer than its counterparts. What makes these freezers inconvenient is the fact that they are harder to keep organized, especially when you need a product that is buried under a pile of other items.
Low freezers are above knee height and are designed to provide a base for other commercial kitchen equipment. This makes them similar to countertop freezers, but low freezers have less storage capacity. The height makes it convenient to position larger kitchen appliances than the ones you can put on countertop freezers. Here you can use the space to place convection ovens and griddles on top. An option that differentiates this type from all the others is that it can be set to fridge or freezer mode with ease. Moreover, a low freeze comes with individually controlled drawers. This flexibility reduces the need for separate units.