How to identify which type of commercial freezer you need

If your business relies on freezer access, it is vital that you choose a commercial freezer that matches your budget and is reliable. There are several styles to choose between, so it’s important that you know which will best suit your particular business needs.

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To help you make a good decision, we’ve put together this quick outline of what is on offer and how each type can be best used.

Cabinet freezers

Handy for using under-counter space effectively, this style comes in several sizes and is great for storing frozen items to be used at some point in your commercial kitchen space. Models with drawers make it easy to organise the contents. Before buying, it’s best to assess what quantity of food realistically needs to be stored inside. Choosing a model that is too small could lead to the freezer being overfilled and food either spoiling or not being rotated as new stock is added.

Display freezers

These are useful in both the kitchen and in the front section of a café, shop or restaurant. In the kitchen, they allow staff to see at a glance what is inside, making finding items and ordering new stock as necessary very easy. When accessible by the public, they work in the same way, with the customer being able to see and purchase their chosen items without fuss, while staff keep an eye on stock levels and replenish before they run out.

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Do not forget to check which way the door of a display freezer will open and decide whether you want the freezer to have lockable castors or not. Buying a display freezer from specialists such as can also boost business, as the glass door design can easily make a showcase of the contents, tempting people to purchase items on impulse.

Blast freezers

Ideal when you need to freeze food really quickly before transferring it to a regular freezer, these are also available in various sizes and energy-efficient models. A blast freezer is pretty essential for a business that prepares and freezes large quantities of hot food because placing those items directly into a regular freezer would raise the temperature to unsafe levels and risk the safety of both the new and existing items in the freezer.