Blast freezers used to be reserved for industrial food production on a large-scale. The times they are a-changing though, and now you can find blast freezers in restaurants, caterers, bakeries, and other small locations. If you’ve been thinking about adding a blast freezer to your location in order to freeze product quickly and safely, then there are many aspects to consider, including size, function, and energy efficiency. Here are some tips to keep in mind before making a final decision on a blast freezer, courtesy of One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment.
Purchasing the right sized blast freezer is essential for saving you money and a lot of headaches down the road. If you have a small location where not a lot of prep is done beforehand, then you may want to consider purchasing a tabletop or under the counter model. These economically-sized blast freezers do not take up a lot of space in the kitchen. If you’re location moves a lot of dishes that are prepared before serving, then consider a larger blast freezer.
Blast freezers are typically easy to function. Anyone who’s worked in food service before knows that things can get hectic fast, so the blast freezer you purchase should be easy to function and maintain. Different blast freezers have different functions, of course. Many models contain computers for creating labels that can help ensure the food is labelled and served within the appropriate amount of time. Other models contains food probes that allow for different food sizes and consistencies to be frozen at the same time.
Freezing foods as fast as a blast freezer does requires a lot of energy. Consider limiting your long-term energy costs by researching the most efficient model available. The easiest way is to look at the EnergyStar ratings of any blast freezer you’re thinking about.
The above three aspects are just the tip of the iceberg when considering a blast freezer. Allow One Fat Frog Restaurant Equipment to ease some of the burden. We’re getting in used blast freezers frequently. Currently we have a used Masterbilt 2-door model and an undercounter Servolift. Our knowledgeable sales staff will help you pick out the perfect one for your location.
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