In a fast-paced commercial kitchen or busy concession stand, upright refrigerators with swing-out doors blocking employee passage simply aren’t a viable option. The solution is a chest refrigerator, which opens at the top. Chest refrigerators are a great option for facilities that need a commercially approved refrigerator for business purposes.
Chest refrigerators are available in a variety of sizes to fit your specific needs. This means that chest refrigerators can have the same space as upright refrigerators found in home kitchens, the greater storage volume of commercial refrigerators, or less refrigerator space to reduce the refrigerator footprint in your business. . Standard sizes include those from 5 to 24 cubic feet of refrigerated storage.
When buying any refrigerator, it’s important that it cools items evenly and remains frost-free. Look for a chest-type refrigerator with a fan inside to ensure even cooling and keep your items looking and tasting fresh when thawed at room temperature. The quality of the defrosting system will affect the quality of your food and the amount of storage space available. A robust system that keeps your chest freezer frost free will protect your food from getting too cold and keep your chest chest roomy. A frost-free fridge is also easier to clean!
Chest refrigerators also come with several handy features. Just as upright refrigerators rely on shelving systems to better organize food, chest refrigerators should have baskets to aid in organization within the refrigerator. Often these baskets slide out or can be removed to ensure easy access to food stored underneath. Chest refrigerators also typically have weighted lids so the refrigerator door doesn’t hang open allowing cold air to escape, and they should also have a lock so the door locks when closed.
If a refrigerator door is getting in the way of the smooth running of your kitchen, concession or doctor’s office, a quality chest freezer is the perfect solution for you.