Need a walk-in freezer for your restaurant, cafe, pub, bar, supermarket or any other type of establishment? It’s a big investment, so you want to be sure you select the right walk-in freezer for your business. To help you, we’ve compiled a list of factors to take into account before you buy.
Size And Location
Don’t choose a freezer for today. Choose one for tomorrow! This is particularly important if you’re looking to grow your business and serve more customers, as you’ll need to extend your storage space. This will include the storage of perishable goods, so make sure your walk in freezer is big enough for now, and to hold all the extra stock you’ll require when you do expand.
Location is the next thing to consider. You’ll need to make adequate space, whether indoors or outdoors, to fit a freezer of this size so be sure you have somewhere convenient to put it. It’s amazing how many people don’t think of this major detail! If you do have enough space, assess the flooring to make sure it’s well suited for load-bearing. We’ll advise you on what to look out for when it comes to flooring.
Refrigeration System, Accessories And Features
Consider the size of the refrigeration system and if it is adequate for your walk-in freezer. An underpowered system will run to capacity too often, and wear out very quickly as a result. Overpowering your system is a surefire way to create problems with improper cycling and humidity removal, which leads to icing. With all this in mind, it is important to weigh up different refrigeration systems and their different benefits and purposes, as well as the voltage requirements for your property.
Walk-in freezers come with many features and accessories such as strip curtains for energy efficiency, temperature alarms, internal and external ramps and kickplates. Before purchasing a walk-in, make a list of the features and accessories you need so you won’t pay for what you won’t use.
Manufacturers And Quality
Quality is definitely not an area to skimp on. A cheap walk-in freezer could set you back financially in the long run due to ongoing repair costs, and even replacement. It’s vital you research different manufacturers and design options to see which brands get the best reviews.