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Commercial blast freezers, which are sometimes referred to as flash freezers or blast chillers, are powerful freezers that are designed to lower food temperature at a quick rate.
The faster you freeze food, the smaller the ice crystals that form in the food. That being said, you don’t want large crystals on your food as they will diminish the flavor and texture. By using blast freezers to store and preserve food like ice cream and pre-prepared meals, you are able to protect the integrity of your supply and even extend its shelf life. The blast freezing or shock freezing process captures and permanently sets the original qualities of the food.
To make blast freezing possible, the compressors on commercial blast freezers are larger than those found in standard refrigeration units. Through forced-air refrigeration, a blast of cold air circulates and breaks through the barrier of warm air that surrounds food for efficient and quick cooling. Additionally, extremely cold temperatures prevent the growth of bacteria, making your food safer and healthier.
The units are also constructed with stainless steel to be able to stand up to the stress of heavy daily use. Most units also come with smart, user-friendly temperature control and monitoring technology in order to ensure that you have the
Blast chilling duration depends on the quantity of food and the initial temperature of the product. Some commercial blast freezers can lower the food temperature of 194 degrees Fahrenheit all the way to 0 degrees Fahrenheit in just four hours.
Commercial blast freezers come in countertop and full-size configurations. Capacity is determined by the number of pans you can place inside with varying pan sizes available. For larger operations, there are large-capacity units in reach-in and roll-in styles.
Browse CKitchen's selection of commercial blast freezers from trusted brands in the foodservice industry: Beverage-Air, Electrolux Professional, Piper Products, Delfield, Master-Bilt, Victory Refrigeration, and American Panel Corporation.
If you're not sure which unit is best for your business, feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to guide you through the whole selection process. Our priority is to deliver a high-quality piece of equipment that ticks all the boxes for your business.
Whether you run a restaurant, bakery, convenience store, or any other foodservice establishment, we also have a wide variety of equipment that will help you put together a systematic workflow in your commercial kitchen. From ranges, fryers, and ovens to merchandisers and display cases, we've got all you need to run and maintain a profitable foodservice business.