Commercial freezers are only one of the few cold storage solutions that businesses use in storing and preserving food products and other sensitive materials. Through their freezing temperature, these units can be effective in protecting the items from microbial contamination and damage.

Depending on their main operations, businesses utilise different types of commercial freezers to store their products. Reach-in freezers, for instance, are used to store products intended for kitchen applications. Alternatively, walk-in freezers allow people to walk into them and access their needed items from the shelving. Commercial kitchens can also work with worktop freezers as they can store the ingredients needed for cooking preparation processes.

If you currently utilise commercial freezers, you must ensure that they only store their advised number of items. Going beyond their recommended storage capacity will only cause the following consequences.

Inefficient Operations

One of the notable consequences of overloading your commercial freezers is inefficient operations. These units have been designed to cater to a specific volume of products. If they have been loaded with too many items, their freezing components will have to work harder just to keep them cold. But since your freezers have been crammed and filled with so many products, the cold air that comes out of their system will not be able to circulate and reach the others anymore.

Damaged Products

Somehow connected to the first consequence, overloading your commercial freezers will only cause products to deteriorate and get damaged. As mentioned earlier, overloaded commercial freezers will have difficulties in circulating the cold air and preserving products that are crammed inside the units. Some products may still be preserved by these cold storage solutions. Others, however, do not receive cold air, which may lead to their gradual deterioration. As time passes, the appearance, texture, flavour, aroma, and other notable qualities of affected products will slowly worsen.

Higher Energy Usage

Another consequence of overloading your commercial freezers is they can make your energy usage higher. Commercial freezers have recommended storage capacity to ensure that their cooling components can work efficiently throughout their operations. But if they need to cool products beyond the limit of the freezers, they do not have a choice but to work and operate harder. As they work beyond their normal capacity, they would require more electricity, which then translates to higher utility bills.

Shorter Service Life

Commercial freezers normally last for a long time, especially if they are being inspected and maintained regularly. But despite frequent inspection and maintenance, their service life can still become shorter if you continuously overload them with items. As more products are loaded into these cold storage units, they may block the air vents, push the compressor the work harder, and restrict the air from circulating. These things may cause your freezers to deteriorate and ultimately break down.

Overloading your freezers should be avoided to ensure that they can stay beneficial to your business. To know more about commercial freezers, you can call us at C&M Coolroom Services.

Coolrooms are cold storage solutions that help businesses store perishable and delicate products. Restaurants and retail stores are only some establishments that can benefit from coolrooms.

What is great about coolrooms is they can preserve the necessary cold storage temperatures of the products, ensuring that they do not get spoiled or damaged. At the same time, they can preserve the notable qualities of the items, which makes them preferable for cooking or selling purposes. Coolrooms also have a huge space for storing and organising the items, allowing businesses to fill them in with high-quality racks and shelves for storage purposes.

One element of coolrooms that helps them preserve their internal temperature and conditions is the door. Opting for the right door can be useful in storing the items and saving them from unwanted elements. To further modify your coolroom, you may have to choose between hinged doors and sliding doors.

Hinged Doors

Hinged doors are comprised of around two to three hinges on their vertical long edge. These hinges may be situated on the left or right side of the doors, depending on the orientation of the coolrooms. Since these doors utilise hinges, they can swing inwards or outwards. 

One great benefit of hinged doors is they are flexible. As mentioned, hinged doors can be installed either on the left side or right side of the coolroom doorway. They can also be opened and closed inwards or outwards. The flexibility of hinged doors can make your coolroom somehow accessible. Another great benefit of hinged doors is they are significantly cheaper than sliding doors. They are more affordable since they are smaller and easier to install. They are also customisable, making them advantageous to your coolroom if you require specific measurements. 

Hinged doors can be great for your coolroom if you do not utilise this storage area frequently. Additionally, if you currently handle and manage a hotel, a restaurant, or a supermarket, opting for hinged doors can be great for your coolroom. 

Sliding Doors

Sliding doors, on the other hand, are doors that can be opened horizontally to a wall through sliding. They can be installed either on top of a track below or placed from a track above. Their installation will depend heavily on the spaces available in your coolroom.

Sliding doors can be beneficial to your coolroom as they do not take up a lot of space when opening and closing them. This advantage alone can already help you and others access the products without worrying about bumping other elements inside the coolroom. The space-saving benefit of sliding doors can likewise make navigation more convenient. Another great thing about sliding doors is they are durable. Sliding doors are even self-sealing, especially those constructed with rail and pressure roller, allowing them to slide shut on their own.

If you currently utilise a large coolroom, you must go for sliding doors. They can also be useful to your coolroom if your surrounding space is already restricted with storage solutions and products. Sliding doors can also be useful for your coolroom if its space requires vehicle access.

To help you choose the best door for your coolroom, you can contact us at C&M Coolroom Services.

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