How to Keep Your Commercial Freezer Working Efficiently for Longer

A freezer is an essential part of many homes, but crucial to the operations of many businesses, too. 

If you’re in the hospitality, hotel or airplane industry, or any other business that relies heavily on frozen goods – think about what could happen if your commercial freezer decides to shut up shop. 

It’s not a good situation in the slightest. 

So, to avoid commercial freezer meltdowns and Perth cool rooms no longer keeping their cool, what can you do to ensure smooth operations? 

Read more from the Perth freezer repairs specialists at Allfield Refrigeration and Mechanical to find out. 

 

Fresh foods only 

You wouldn’t serve up your guests, customers, or even yourself stale or decomposing food – so you shouldn’t have these such foods in your Perth commercial freezer in the first place. 

That’s why you should follow a fresh food only policy. 

Why? 

  • Fresh food not in chilled condition, opens up the possibilities of harmful bacteria like salmonella and listeria, which leads to food poisoning. 
  • It’s well known that fresh meat and fish will last longer in a chilled condition. 

What to remember: 

  • Commercial fridges should be below 5°C, with the best setting being 3°C. 
  • Commercial freezers should stay between -18°C and -20°C. 

Is your commercial freezer, fridge or cool room fluctuating between temperatures? It’s essential you get it checked out by the freezer repairs Perth specialists. 

Defrost as required 

A rule of thumb for your commercial freezer, is that the frosting thickness inside should be no more than 3-4cm. 

Why? 

Well, excessive build-up of frost decreases the capacity and functionality of your commercial freezer. Also, you can say goodbye to its energy efficiency. 

Defrost your freezer when necessary, by opening the door and letting the ice melt on its own. 

 

Keep the commercial freezer in a cold area 

This may sound like common sense, but this factor is often quite ignored. 

If your Perth commercial freezer is in close proximity to a radiator, heater or cooker, its functionality will be impacted. 

Without adequate air circulating around your freezer, it will not cool the area enough – which may harm the contents of your freezer. 

 

Use commercial freezer storage best practice 

Now it’s time to talk about the order of what’s inside your commercial freezer. 

Take note of these points below: 

  • Cease overstuffing your commercial freezer, 
  • Keep the top shelf free for sauce and dairy products, 
  • Keep the bottom shelf for raw meat, fish and poultry – in airtight containers, of course, and 
  • Use salad drawers and door racks as needed. 

With the tips above, your Perth commercial freezer and cool room will work efficiently, for longer. 

 

Where to for commercial freezer repairs and everything cool rooms Perth? 

Allfield Refrigeration and Mechanical are the freezer repairs Perth specialists you need for installation, repairs and maintenance. We understand commercial refrigeration needs, and are the experts for everything cool rooms Perth, too. 

Contact Allfield Refrigeration and Mechanical for all your commercial freezing and cool room requirements.