Dos and Don’ts of Operating Your Coolroom

10 May 2022

Businesses in the food service industry typically maximise various cold storage solutions in storing a wide array of food products. They likewise utilise them so that the quality of their items will be preserved.  

What makes cold storage solutions effective in storing and maintaining food products is they can provide low temperatures inside their units throughout their operations. Their efficiency can even be amplified if they are assessed and cleaned regularly. Fitting them with the right accessories could then assist these systems in preserving food products before they are sold or utilised.

One notable example of cold storage solutions that most food businesses maximise is the coolroom. A coolroom is a room intended to keep the temperatures low, enabling it to store large quantities of food products. If you currently manage one, here are some dos and don’ts of operating your coolroom. 

Do Not Overstock

The dimensions of your coolroom can be huge, enticing some workers to store different types of food products and beverages in just one go. But despite its large size, you must still prevent them from overstocking the coolroom. Overstocking your coolroom will only lead to poor airflow, which makes its temperature uneven. As time passes, some parts of your coolroom may only expose the items to warmer air, which leads to their quick spoilage. Limiting the number of items stored inside your coolroom will prevent them from getting damaged. It can also save you from unnecessary expenditure.

Do Keep the Door Closed

A coolroom can be effective in keeping the food items cold if its doors will be always closed. Your business is expected to be filled with employees who have varying responsibilities. But despite their work differences, all of them must be briefed about the proper usage of the coolroom. Asking them to close the door after loading or unloading some products can help maintain the airflow of the coolroom. It can also prevent warm air, dust, and other elements from entering your cold storage solution. 

Do Not Put Warm Food

Warm or hot food products should never be put inside your coolroom if you want to preserve your inventory. The main reason it should not be done is that these products will only increase the internal temperature of the coolroom. As its temperature rises, other food products and beverages may lose their preserved quality. Ultimately, they will get spoiled, costing you a lot of money as you have to put them out and replenish them with new ones. Your coolroom components may even be affected since they must work harder to combat the temperatures of warm or hot items.

Do Maintain an Adequate Space

One more thing that you must do with your coolroom is to provide an adequate space between the motor and the wall. Coolrooms are normally installed right next to a wall. To ensure that your coolroom can work optimally, its motor should have enough clearance. Adequate space between the motor and the wall allows the former to have proper ventilation. It can also prevent other coolroom components from getting hot due to the lack of clearances.

If you want to know more about coolroom operations, you must contact us at C&M Coolroom Services.

Mark Connelly
C&M Coolroom Services
Mobile: 0412 536 315

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