Walk In Coolers Key Terms

Business.com / Industry / Last Modified: February 22, 2017

Because walk in coolers are critical equipment in keeping perishable items chilled or frozen, it’s important to learn about the ...

Because walk in coolers are critical equipment in keeping perishable items chilled or frozen, it’s important to learn about the basic features and accessories to obtain the right unit for your food establishment, store or flower business. By familiarizing yourself with terminology such as “controllers,” “swing doors,” and “metal skins,” you’ll be able to order the walk in cooler that suits the size of your business and the nature of the products that you need to refrigerate.

Swing doors

Swing doors for walk in coolers, as opposed to sliding doors, swing open. many swing doors come with corrosion resistance for durability and a view window as a measure of added safety and security.

Controllers

Controllers automatically temper the operation and energy use of the cooler's fans. Also called evaporator fan controllers, the controller senses the flow of refrigerant in the unit to reduce the fan speed when full airflow is not required.

Combination walk in storage display

A combination walk in storage display features a storage unit on one side and display glass doors on the other, allowing customers to shop from your walk in coolers. These units can be custom built to suit the size of your business.

Outdoor walk in cooler

Outdoor walk in coolers are free standing coolers to be used outside. Typical units feature all-weather protection, energy efficient components and are ready for immediate power up.

Metal skins

Metal skins provide a protective covering for walk in coolers, as well as add a decorative touch for the commercial kitchen or flower shop. Skins feature materials like aluminum, stainless steel or galvanized steel and have a different amount of dent resistance and rust prevention.

Racking trolley

A racking trolley is a rolling unit allowing you to move ingredients in and out of the cooler easily to prevent spoiling and waste.

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