If you’re running a restaurant or a busy kitchen, then locating the best place for your commercial fridge or freezer can be tricky. After all, there are a number of things to consider, including the size of the appliance you need, the space you have available and the access you require.
With this in mind, let’s take a look at how to install a commercial fridge or freezer. As part of this, we’ll also cover where you should put a commercial fridge or freezer.
How to install a commercial fridge
How you install your commercial fridge will depend on the type of fridge you purchase. For example, due to their smaller size, commercial counter fridges are often easier to install than commercial upright fridges.
However, how you install your commercial fridge will depend on its size and where it’s located on your premises. For example, if your kitchen can only be accessed via a narrow staircase, then the options you have available may be limited.
But, both counter fridges and upright fridges are far simpler to install than walk-in fridges and cold rooms, which will require expert fitting. Thankfully, many counter fridges and upright fridges simply need to be plugged in and allowed to reach temperature before they’re ready for use.
When installing a commercial fridge, it’s important that you follow the instructions in the manual. If in doubt, call an expert to help you.
How to install a commercial freezer
The process of installing a commercial freezer is similar to the process of installing a commercial fridge. This is because the installation process will largely be determined by the type of commercial freezer you purchase.
While a space saving under-counter model like the Active Freeze 140 Freezer will be simple to fit and install, a larger model like an Active Freeze 1300 Freezer will be more complex due to the space required. If you need to learn more about how to install a commercial freezer, then contact our experts.
Where to put commercial fridges and freezers
Deciding where to put your commercial fridge or freezer is very important and there are a number of factors to consider. For example, you need to think about:
- Who needs access to the fridge or freezer
- How often access is required
- How much space you have available
- Whether one large fridge/freezer or two smaller space-saving options will be better for your needs
- Where your power sockets are
The layout of your commercial kitchen and your access needs will determine where is best to put your commercial fridges and freezers. For example, if you place your only fridge in the corner and multiple people need access, then you may create bottlenecks during busy periods. In this instance, multiple under-counter fridges may be a better choice for your needs. Similarly, in compact kitchens, space-saving options like under-counter fridges may better suit the layout of your kitchen.
Unsure which commercial fridge or freezer best suits your needs? Talk to our experts today. Whatever you need, we’ll take care of it.