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Things to Consider When Buying a Commercial Refrigerator

A quality commercial refrigerator from Oswalt Restaurant Supply will keep your ingredients fresh and ready to use, leading to better quality meals and more satisfied customers. However, before investing in this particular piece of restaurant equipment there are many aspects to keep in mind. For instance, will you be needing a smaller commercial refrigerator with just one section, or do you require one with three? Do you prefer glass doors or solid doors? And how much are you willing to pay? Either way, Oswalt Restaurant Supply has the ideal model for you!

Size of the Commercial Refrigerator

The size of the commercial refrigerator that you buy will depend on two main factors:

  • For starters, it will depend on how much space you require – how many ingredients will you need to keep cool at any given time to successfully fulfill your customers’ orders?
  • Secondly, how much space do you have to spare within your restaurant’s kitchen? Obviously, the more space you have, the bigger your refrigerator can be. However, if you are working with minimal space, Oswalt offers smaller options that maximize your limited kitchen space.

Glass or Solid Doors

This choice depends on your personal preferences, as well as the amount of insulation that you require. Solid doors offer better insulation than glass doors and are therefore likely to keep food fresher for longer periods of time. If you plan to use your refrigerator for display purposes or reduce energy costs (which can rise quite drastically if employees spend too much time looking for items in the fridge with the door open), glass doors are likely your best bet.

Commercial Refrigerator Cost

While you will find varying costs for all types of restaurant refrigerators, the smaller models are likely to be the cheapest. If saving money is priority number one, solid door refrigerators are also often slightly less expensive than their glass door counterparts.

To view all of our commercial refrigerator options, as well as our other refrigeration essentials and restaurant equipment wholesale products, click here. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us or call us at (405) 842-9000.