Top tips for picking the right fridge for your restaurant

Top tips for picking the right fridge for your restaurant

In need of a new refrigerator for your commercial establishment? We’ve put together some top tips to ensure you find the right fridge for your needs.

1.Measure the space

Making sure that you have enough space for your new refrigerator is important – otherwise, your machine could turn up at your premises being too big for its space. Use a tape measure to check the floor space, and be sure to give some leeway for opening the door, etc. You can then use this information to find a fridge in the appropriate size and order it online.


2.Go large

If space allows and you have the budget, then consider purchasing a fridge much larger than the one you’ll need. Not only are such fridges more cost-effective than purchasing multiple fridges independently, but they mean that you can be prepared for every eventuality. If your premises expands or goes through a particularly busy period, you can be sure that you have enough space to safely store foods and preparations, making your working life easier.


3.Consider cool rooms

If you run a busy commercial catering operation, then you’ll know how difficult it can be to carefully store all of your ingredients and preparations in the run-up to an event or a busy night in the restaurant. Instead of running to a commercial fridge, consider the benefits of a cool room. Not only do these offer significantly more space and flexibility, but they can prove a cost-effective alternative and can provide you with years of use.


4.Your requirements

When it comes to commercial refrigeration, there are hundreds of options to consider. From blast chillers and bottle coolers to glass frosters, ice machines, multi decks, serve-over counters, storage fridges and wine coolers, you'll find a commercial refrigerator for your needs on our website. Just remember to take your time, weigh up the pros and cons of each of the machines and find a solution that works for your kitchen's needs.



One of the biggest things to consider when buying a new refrigerator is the price. Your budget will ultimately determine whether you choose a top-of-the-range refrigerator or a budget variety, but try to spend as much as you can comfortably afford. Typically, cheaper models will require more maintenance and repairs and may not have the same extended warranties as more premium commercial refrigeration lines, so do your research.


There you have it – just five ways in which you can decide on the right commercial fridge for your restaurant. Remember that, whether you’re purchasing your first fridge or you’re upgrading an existing unit, technology quickly changes and the latest model of an existing unit may not be the most appropriate choice. Look into the various options, do your research and don’t be afraid of asking for assistance if you need it.

You can reach out to the Corr Chilled team on 0161 442 9174 to find out about our commercial fridges, our free delivery and our lease to buy options.

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