If you are opening a new restaurant, then you'll need to rely on the services of a commercial refrigeration installation professional to install your units. One of the most important pieces of equipment the technician will install may be your reach-in refrigerator. It will likely be the most-used appliance in your business, so it is essential that you choose the correct size, door type, and design, and you should make sure that it is installed properly. Here are some things you should know before your commercial reach-in refrigerator is installed.
Your installation professional will explain the different reach-in refrigerator section types to you so that you can make a decision on which unit you should purchase for your food business. He or she will tell you that "one-section" units are typically more compact, which makes them a better choice for small-sized commercial kitchens. The "two-section" reach-in unit is larger, providing a larger surface area in which you can store more food items. Finally, if your kitchen is large and you don't have to worry about conserving space, then your installation professional may recommend a "three-section" reach-in refrigerator. Also, the "three-section" commercial refrigerator may have its condensing unit mounted on the top of the unit or on the bottom.
If you choose the placement of your refrigerator before consulting with your installation technician, you may regret it. The commercial refrigeration installation professional will evaluate your kitchen space, doorway placement, and other refrigeration equipment that has already been installed to determine the best spot for your reach-in.
Placement for your unit may also depend on if the refrigerator door opens to the right or to the left. Improper placement of your unit may impede the workflow of your employees, which can upset your customers.
The "names of the game" in commercial kitchens are productivity and efficiency, so proper placement of your reach-in refrigerators is important. Larger reach-ins should be installed in close proximity to food preparation areas so that pre-cut or pre-washed vegetables and marinated meats can be easily accessible to your kitchen staff. Just remember that wherever you place your commercial equipment, workflow should be seamless and never impaired.
Contact a commercial refrigeration installation professional to learn more about reach-in unit types and proper placement in your kitchen. After learning about the different products and features, the commercial refrigeration technician can then safely install your unit in the proper location in your kitchen.
For more information, contact a commercial refrigeration installation contractor.
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