If you work in a commercial kitchen, it probably grieves you to stop and think about the amount of wasted food that's thrown away each day because it was left to spoil. This can sometimes be an unavoidable eventuality. So there are steps you can take to reduce the amount of waste that occurs in your kitchen - starting with the refrigerator.
A commercial refrigerator is a significant investment for any restaurant or food service facility. It's important to practice regular maintenance so that you get as much use out of your equipment as possible - and don't find yourself replacing it too often.
Refrigerators revolutionized food storage. They come in all shapes and sizes and are used in homes, warehouses and restaurants. Many restaurants use large walk in refrigerators to store much of their food both because of the space it has inside and the ease of retrieval it allows. Still refrigeration wasn't always as advanced as it is today.
Restaurants store a variety of goods in their commercial refrigerators. Purchasing food in bulk allows kitchen staff members the opportunity to cook meals without the fear of an ingredient running out, which may make it necessary to have several refrigerators on hand, or at least one with a sufficient size capacity.
For manufacturers, electronic controls offer easier inventory management, and for kitchen staff, these controls are easier to operate due to their simple up and down buttons that change case temperatures.
Refrigeration controls are devices used inside refrigerated units to regulate the environment in the unit. Temperatures are controlled within a certain tolerance that can vary. Newer controls provide alarms and logging for HACCP compliance. They let users know if temperatures are out of balance or if a power outage occurs.
You can solve both of these problems with proper organization of the items kept in the refrigerator. A good plan is too look through your walk-in on a regular basis and make sure that everything inside absolutely needs to be there. You may be able to get some items like vegetables delivered fresh every day, both improving the quality of your food and freeing up space.
In the restaurant industry, business owners can save money by purchasing their goods in bulk. However, savings are only realized if the products are used before they go bad. Many business owners choose to preserve their stocked food with top-of-the-line restaurant equipment.
Refrigerators are a costly investment for any restaurant, so knowing how to properly maintain them is key to getting the most out of their life. Here are a few tips for repair and maintenance of your kitchen’s commercial refrigerator.