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It's in the top three purchases when you move into a new home, so it's safe to say a fridge is an important part of your life. In the same way, a refrigerator is what keeps businesses going.

Choosing a commercial fridge is a major decision for restaurants, cafes and bars. You need an appliance that is durable, easy to clean, runs efficiently in low temperatures and is operationally quiet. It is also important that it can withstand the constant commercial use.

Types of commercial fridges

There are a wide range of restaurant refrigerators that are built for commercial use. The type of fridge you need depends on its purpose: will you be displaying food and drinks, or will it be used to store glassware that needs to stay at an ideal serving temperature?

The most popular type of commercial refrigerator is the classic upright reach-in fridge. These units come with a lot of options, including casters that can easily be moved around. If you need something quite high-tech, many of these fridges also come dual-zoned, meaning half of the fridge can be stored at a different temperature than the other half. Another popular commercial refrigerator is the horizontal buffet-style unit. This is the best way to display cakes, pastries, sandwiches and baked goods to your customers.

Tips for choosing the right commercial fridge

Many factors come into play when it comes to attractively displaying your food. Firstly, it needs to be functional - the doors should be easy for customers to open and close. Then, it should be reliable, as it has a major job of ensuring the food is kept cold 24 hours a day, even when you're not there. As it is on permanent display, it should also be aesthetically pleasing to your customers.

Running your own restaurant can be expensive, but it is worth the investment. Shop online today on eBay for a large range of new and second-hand commercial fridges, restaurant baking equipment , and everything you need to successfully run your food business.

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