Have you ever wondered why some appliances are designated for residential use, while others are considered to be commercial? Those who are new to the restaurant industry, for example, might be wondering why they need to shell out extra money for a commercial refrigerator, when a less expensive residential refrigerator might do the job.
As a commercial refrigeration contractor in Delaware, we have seen firsthand the many benefits that come with buying a commercial refrigerator for your business. But for those who do not have this experience, here are a few things that set commercial refrigerators apart from their residential counterparts:
- Appearance: Residential refrigerators might be white, tan, silver or black, and come in many different surface materials. Commercial refrigerators, on the other hand, come in a sleek stainless steel meant to blend in with a gourmet kitchen. In fact, commercial refrigerators are so sleek that many homeowners now prefer residential refrigerators that are also stainless steel.
- Size: The most compelling reason to buy commercial refrigerators is that they generally provide much more storage space than residential models do. If you are opening a fairly small cafe, you might not think you need a lot of storage space. But different ingredients can very easily add up, and it is always better to have an abundance of space than to not have enough of it.
- Shelves: Commercial refrigerators do not just offer more storage—they also offer smarter storage. Commercial refrigerator shelves can easily be taken out and rearranged, giving you complete control over what goes where, from the bulk sauces and pre-made items to the small amounts of herbs and dressings.
- Special features: Many homeowners wish they had space for a commercial refrigerator in their kitchen, and that is because of the special, deluxe features many of these refrigerators have to offer. Digital monitors and displays, automatically adjustable thermostats and even door alarms all help your restaurant (or any other business) increase your overall profit and efficiency.
- Separate freezer: Most residential refrigerators come with a small, built-in freezer, placed either above the refrigerator or to the side of it. Commercial refrigerators, on the other hand, typically come separately from commercial freezers. This gives the buyer more control over what they get in both a refrigerator and a freezer, and ensures plenty of storage space in each.
- Maintenance and repairs: Finally, when you have a commercial refrigerator, you need a special commercial refrigeration contractor in Delaware to handle service. Rather than hiring a less experienced contractor that mostly specializes in residential jobs, make sure you hire a contractor that has the firsthand knowledge and resources necessary to service and repair your commercial refrigerator.
When you invest in a new commercial refrigerator, a lot of new doors open up for you and your business. Make sure it gets the best possible maintenance and repair work by hiring the experienced and BBB-accredited team at Commercial Equipment Service to be your commercial refrigeration contractor in Delaware. We look forward to working with you.