To deliver fresh food to your customers, you need to have the right commercial fridge in your kitchen. After all, not only will your fridge help keep your food fresh, but it will also keep your business compliant with food safety legislation.
We’ve designed our commercial refrigerators based on the feedback of top chefs. But, is a counter or upright commercial fridge right for you? Here, we’ll assess the differences between countertop fridges and upright fridges, so you can find the right solution for your needs.
Commercial counter fridges
Commercial counter fridges are incredibly useful in compact kitchens where floor space is at a premium and low-level design is important.
Countertop fridges can be incorporated into a kitchen design in one of two ways. They can either be integrated in an undercounter capacity, or they can be used as a 2-in-1 refrigerator-worktop solution. The latter is the preferred option in small and compact kitchens because the fridge also provides additional surface space for food preparation.
On top of this, countertop fridges are incredibly flexible. They offer versatile racking systems and combinations of drawers and shelves. In some instances, they offer just as much capacity as their upright counterparts.
Commercial upright fridges
Upright fridges generally offer a vast internal capacity. Due to this, they’re a great solution in professional kitchens that either do not require or do not have the means for a full walk-in fridge.
Upright fridges are also popular because of their versatility. Available in single door, double door or slimline options, they can be tailored to suit access needs.
Which fridge is right for my business?
Whether a counter or commercial fridge is right for your business will depend on the size of the fridge you need and the space you have available. Our commercial fridges are available in either countertop or upright models, with capacities of between 140 and 1,300 litres.
Generally speaking, countertop fridges are better suited to kitchens with a smaller footprint or slower service, such as care homes or small hotels. Meanwhile, upright fridges tend to be more popular in busy restaurants, hospitality venues or large-scale catering businesses.
Need help finding the right commercial fridge for your needs? Get in touch with our catering experts today. We’re here to help.