The glass door refrigerator is a great tool for anyone who owns a company in the food service industry. Refrigeration options for those type of establishments are many and varied, but few offer the advantages of a glass door fridge or a glass door freezer.
So what advantages do these pieces of equipment offer? The first is that they make it easy to find things. If you have a restaurant kitchen – as an example – then equipping it with display refrigerators of this type allows you to easily see what items are where, and also to easily tell your current stock levels.
Let us say for instance that you use a lot of frozen broccoli. When you have a shelf in a glass door freezer that holds these frozen veggies you gain two benefits. Firstly, any staff member can readily find that item – this saves employees the hassle of having to search all your freezer space to locate them item. This is a savings in both time, and in your energy bill.
Secondly, if you take a walk around the kitchen once a day to check on your inventory levels, you do not need to open each refrigerator or freezer. Going back to our example you might readily see that out of the order of 10 bags of frozen broccoli you received last week, there are only one and a half bags left. This lets you see what and when you need to order more supplies of each type for your commercial kitchen with a minimum of fuss.
So far, I have only discussed the benefits of refrigerators with glass doors for commercial kitchens. However, they do have a potentially even more important use in retail space. Stores that are in the business of selling perishable foods – or even drinks that must be kept cold – can make great used of glass doored freezers and refrigerators.
The key to maximizing sales in such an establishment is visibility. If you make a delicious and tasty looking hoagie, it does very little good if it’s hidden behind a fridge door. You want your customers to see the product so they will be tempted to purchase it.
There are many different types of display refrigerators built with this usage in mind. Many delicatessens use the horizontal display case, an elongated storage unit with a curved glass top. These are great for displaying cakes, sandwiches and the like to customers queuing to make a purchase.
Another popular option is the vertical display fridge – like those found in the frozen section at your local supermarket. These are great for displaying a wide range of different chilled beverages in a limited floor space. The more options potential buyers can see, the more likely they are to grab a drink before moving to the cash register.
Clearly, no matter what type of commercial food service industry you are in, glass door refrigerators are very important items that can serve your business in a variety of different ways.