Frozen food has made a large impact in the domestic consumption market and today it is a part of every diet. From hotels and industrial kitchens to television shows and homes food, frozen food has found its way into every menu. Hence, units to keep and store these foods have both grown in demand and supply all over the world. Commercial refrigeration units have become an important part of every commercial kitchen and industrial kitchen. Without these units, almost all industrial food business will come to a standstill. If it is deemed that there is a need to buy a commercial refrigeration unit or to keep it in a good condition, this article should help you to be well informed.
Do your homework well; prepare a solid inventory of what and how much you will require and how often you will need to keep replenishing these items for your hotel or kitchen needs. You will need to have proper storage and shelving system to have an appropriate refrigeration system.
When making a choice to buy a commercial refrigeration system it is often a good choice to use machines that are made up of stainless steel. Though these may be a bit expensive while paying upfront, it will save you money in many ways. Steel is durable in different weather conditions and durable for the toughness. This material also makes it easy for cleaning the surface of the equipment.
Place of Installation
Plan in advance where you would like to have this machinery installed. You may need to build a small elevated area to place the refrigeration to enable you to have a good reach in and out of the refrigerator. This will enable you to bend and pick up things more easily from the refrigerator. Another factor that is important while finalizing on the location for the refrigerator is the electric supply that it will need. Most refrigerators will require an industrial switch with raw electric power, this will include special core cables running from the power supply to the switch.
Maintenance and Small Repairs
Mold and Fungi – these are microscopic organisms that create a lot of disturbance especially when food is involved. They often live and thrive in most areas and can be a challenge for commercial refrigerators. If infested with fungi, your refrigerator needs immediate attention; it can cause several health hazards to you and your customers. Regular cleaning schedule of your unit will help you keep the dust and bacteria from developing.
Step 1 – Use a mug of white vinegar and warm water, make a good mixture of these two solutions, spray the mixture into the previously empty refrigerator generously. Pay attention to any edges and corners of the equipment; leave the treated area for a few minutes.
Step 2 – Then use a brush with soft bristles, so that the bristles bend into every corner and scrub gently in a circular manner. Ensure that you have reached every spot of the machine.
Step 3 – After this use a soft cloth (preferably of cotton material) or a sponge cloth from 3M or another reputed manufacturer. You may need a sponge cloth if you have used the cleaning liquid generously, to wipe off the liquid remains.
Step 4 – You may want to repeat this exercise with only warm water the second time and use a separate new soft cloth for this round of cleaning. Ensure that you dry wipe the second time around and then allow for the machine to left open for a few hours before you start using it again.
Regular integral maintenance of the refrigerator will help you to keep the machine without much trouble. It will also ensure the safety of consumables when you prepare and supply them to your consumers. Always remember to dispose off any food item or article that is out of its expiry date and those that have gone bad. If this is not acted upon swiftly, it will end up spoiling the entire stock and supply.
September 20, 2017