Without refrigeration, the world as we know it, would come to a halt. Refrigeration is an essential part of the world food cycle, medical supplies, mass chemical storage, biological preservation and industrial warehousing.
There are several types of refrigeration solutions that are used industrially and domestically. Two major distinguishing classes of refrigeration are commercial and domestic refrigeration.
Domestic refrigerators or household refrigerators are more intensive and holistic in nature, they’re more compact and are engineered by keeping in mind, the needs of household refrigeration. On the other hand, commercial refrigeration units are usually much bigger and have a wider temperature spectrum owing to their extensive needs. Commercial refrigeration solutions are often made by keeping in mind the nature of the matter being stored in different businesses like catering, hospitals, hotels, pubs, hospitals etc.
Commercial kitchen refrigeration is a cornerstone for the success of your pub, club, restaurant. One of the mainapplicationsof kitchen refrigeration is to keep yourfoods and beverages cold, this ensures that your establishment serves fresh food and chilled beverages. Cold temperatures help your food to stay fresh for a longer period. The fundamental idea behindrefrigeration is to slow down the growth of bacteria, so that the food remains fresh and healthy to consume, even after a long duration.
For example, certain bacteria will spoil milk in up to three hours if the milk is left in the open at room temperature. Kitchen refrigerators help by reducing the temperature of the milk;this tremendously slowsdown the decay caused by the bacteria and increasethe milk’s life by up toa week or two. This process can be further prolonged, if you freeze the milk it can be used for up to month and a half.
Here are some common applications of kitchen refrigerators. :
Commercial kitchen refrigerators can be used in several ways. If you’re using a kitchen refrigerator and are not aware of the some of its basic attributes then you can expect bad or uneven cooling, over exerted compressor and high-power usage.
The best way to use a commercial kitchen refrigerator is to optimize it in such a way that you get the maximum cooling with minimum power usage. Don’t worry, doing this is easier than it sounds, just read on!
Clean It Up
Now, we’re not saying that you need to get the cleaning kit out just yet. But it’s a good practice to clean the place where you store your food. Defrost and unplug your refrigerator. Pull your fridge away from the wall, clean the coils and drain the excess water. Open your fridge and sanitize the insides so there is no food or organic remains. This will keep your food from catching any fungus or decay.
Optimize Your Energy Usage
Commercial kitchen refrigerators are critical for grocery stores, restaurants, bakeries and other food and beverage businesses. These appliances are known to use abundant energy for the invaluable service they provide. These tips will help you to optimize your energy consumption in accordance to your needs.
Do not set your temperature lower than it’s required.If a refrigerator is set even 5 degrees Celsius beneath the required temperature, it will end up using up to 25 percent more power.Make sure you check the temperature of your fridge and the freezer with a thermometer. Set your temperature dial so that the refrigerator temperature is between 2° to 8°Cdegrees Celsius, and the freezer is near about-18° to -20° C.
Some kitchen refrigerators do not have the automatic defrosting option, it’s a good practice to defrost these refrigerators when the ice is a quarter inch thick. This helps your freezer’s inflow and exhaust to work smoothly and not be coagulated.
Check Your Gaskets
The last thing you need is a leaking commercial kitchen refrigeratordoor. You could be wasting a lot of energy if the gasketson your fridge are compromised. To check this, take a 100 rupee note and insert it between the door gasket and the fridge. If the note slides in and out easily this could mean that your gaskets are not functioning properly. Call the maintenance man and get them replaced.
Inculcate Good Refrigeration Ethics
These tips will give your establishment’s kitchen refrigerator a rest and help you to break the cycle of forgotten, spoiled food items-:
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