Commercial kitchens are worlds unto themselves, a realm that everyday people do not know. These professional kitchens come with a wide array of commercial-grade appliances and tools, and which ones you find in any given establishment depends on the type of cuisine it serves. For example, a bubble tea shop will have different equipment compared to an Italian restaurant. Nevertheless, one of the main types of kitchen equipment you will see is for refrigeration. It isn’t your everyday refrigerator; take a look at the types of commercial refrigeration you might need for your commercial kitchen.
Reach-In Refrigerators & Freezers
Reach-in refrigerators and freezers have glass or solid stainless steel doors and are compact in nature. They are the most similar to residential refrigerators. Due to their compact size, they can reside at multiple strategic points in a commercial kitchen so that staff can easily reach for the ingredients they need.
Walk-in refrigerators are excellent for larger restaurants or food services that primarily provide frozen goods. You can also find walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers. Like a walk-in closet, walk-in commercial refrigeration gives you ample space to organize and store produce, ingredients, dishes, and beverages.
Refrigerator Prep Tables
Refrigerator prep tables look a bit like rolltop desks. They combine storage with workspace, giving counter space on which to prepare food and storage for those ingredients. They are ideal for ingredients that require preparation, such as dicing, before use in making a dish. You can find pizza prep tables and sandwich/salad prep tables, and are usually in the food prep line of a commercial kitchen.
Under-Counter Fridges & Freezers
If you visit a quick service establishment, a food truck, or a small cafe, you might find an under-counter fridge or freezer in their workspace. These models come in one or more segments; you can find a whole row of under-counter freezer or refrigerator doors, or just one compact unit. Like reach-in commercial refrigeration, you can purchase ones with stainless steel or glass doors.
Contact Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service, Inc.!
Since 1971, Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service, Inc., has been the leader in Commercial Kitchen Equipment Services in the greater Baltimore Metropolitan area. We specialize in Restaurant Equipment Repair Services, Commercial Refrigeration, Preventive Maintenance, in-shop repairs, and over-the-counter parts.
At Pine Heights, our motto is simple: “Quality Service for Less.” We provide the highest level of commercial maintenance for a competitive rate. We are veteran and family-owned and operated and located in Baltimore at 2900 West Patapsco Ave., Baltimore, MD 21230.