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    Buying Guide Reach In Refrigeration Vancouver

    27 May, 2016

    Buying Guide | Reach In Refrigeration

    Commercial Reach In Refrigeration units are present in virtually every foodservice establishment, ranging from the typical restaurant to grocery stores, cafeterias, and other large-scale business models. Since your reach in refrigerator or reach in freezer will be the most heavily used piece of equipment in your kitchen, it is important to choose the right configuration of type, compressor, and size to perfectly fit your demands.

    Single Door Reach-In Refrigeration

    Single door reach-in refrigerators and freezers range from 18” wide by 29” deep to 36” wide by 36” deep, and from 78” to 84” high. Storage capacities range from about 16 to 30 cubic feet. These units are better to be located next to final production line or cooking area, which give you the opportunity to store portions of prepared foods to use every day. This will be a quicker access and result in faster service.

    Double / Triple / Four Door Reach-In Refrigeration

    Double / triple door units hold from 30 cubic feet to 52 cubic feet of product and are 36” wide by 29” deep to 82” wide by 36 inches deep. Three-section units provide 68 cubic feet to 80 cubic feet and are 36 inches wide by 29” deep to 82” wide by 36” deep. Four-door, wide-body reach-ins can hold up to 100 cubic feet of product. These units are normally kept inside the kitchen and at prep area and stored foods in bulk

    Compressor Location

    Choosing a commercial refrigerator or commercial freezer compressor whether, it is top-mount refrigerator or the bottom-mount refrigerator, require knowing about each type of commercial refrigeration, including the situations that each is preferable for. Buy Tramadol online

    Bottom Mounted Compressor

    When space above reach-in refrigeration is limited, a bottom-mounted compressor is a right choice, although it will reduce interior storage space and require installation of a door about one-half the height of a regular door. This helps pulls in cooler air, making it ideal for hot environments. Bottom mounted compressors raise the lower interior shelf, which can make the unit easier to load. Bottom mounted compressors are also easier to access for cleaning and servicing. However compressor can become clogged with dust or grease from floor.

    Top Mounted Compressor

    Top mounted compressors create a more efficient cooling process by generating heat above the freezer and away from the cold zone.

    Also top-mounted reach-in models require greater clearance, but can maximize available internal storage capacity as well as product access and display area. Top mounted compressor pulls in warmer air, making it better for cooler environments. However, this will be less accessible for cleaning and service, but does not take up storage space. Normally, compressor less likely to clog with dust and grease unlike bottom mounted compressor.

    Door Type

    Before choosing the right reach-in refrigeration you need to make sure to consider the location of entrances, doorways, and other equipment. Here are four types of reach in refrigerator and freezer doors.

    Swing Doors 

    This is the most common reach in refrigeration, which have a stay open feature that makes loading and unloading easier. However, this may n=block traffic flow in every commercial kitchen.

    Half Doors

    Half doors or mixed doors are swing doors reach-ins where the door is split into two sections. This normally is a great refrigeration for catering kitchen where allow many users to access their products without interfering with others.

    Sliding Doors 

    Sliding doors are great for locations with limited space. However, only one door can be opened at a time. Sliding doors are not the best reach-ins in terms of energy efficiency.

    Pass Thru 

    These units have both front and rear doors. They are normally located between kitchen prep areas and server stations. This provides a very systematic environment in a large commercial kitchen and in between front of the house and kitchen staff.


    • Thoroughly clean cabinets on a weekly basis using proper chemicals.
    • Regularly wipe the inside cabinet, and clean spills and debris when necessary.
    • Clogged condenser coils are the main cause of compressor failure. This requires to be cleaned on a quarterly basis.
    • Depending on the application, clean coils monthly or every other month at minimum.
    • Check often for torn gaskets, as these will prevent doors from sealing properly and compromise storage temperatures.
    • Keep evaporator fins clean, especially when there is exposure to grease.
    • Every three months, examine the fan motor and compressor to identify any loose parts or excessive noise.

    Here are several warning signs that a unit needs maintenance or replacement.

    Excessive noise: Compressors producing excessive noise or rattling sounds may indicate that the reach-in is ending its service life.

    Inconsistent temperatures: Temperature issues resulting in food replacement can be costly. Consequently, if temperatures inside the unit regularly fluctuate extensively, this could mean the reach-in is beyond repair.

    Common Reach-In Refrigeration Brands

    EFI C2-54VC 2 Door Solid Reach in Refrigerator


    • The exterior sides and front are covered in 24 Gauge, type 430 stainless steel.
    • The interior walls and doors are covered in 22 Gauge, type 430 stainless steel and the floors are covered in 24 Gauge, type 304 Stainless Steel.
    • The inside corners are rounded for easy cleaning.
    • The units come equipped with adjustable PVC coated shelves.
    • The entire unit is built using a high density.
    • Polyurethane insulation that is applied in place.
    • Doors – Recessed handles for smoother front and reduced space requirements.
    • Doors are equipped with locks for security. The gasket is magnetized to provide easy removal for cleaning.
    • Self-closing doors equipped with “stay open” feature when opened past 90 degrees.
    • Single door units are available in right or left handed hinges – specify at time of ordering.
    • Refrigeration – Oversized factory balanced system designed to hold 33 – 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
    • The refrigeration system uses R134A that is CFC and HCFC free.
    • Condensor unit is easily accessible for routine cleaning and maintenance.

    Traulsen-G20010 2 Door Solid Reach in Refrigerator


    • High quality stainless steel exterior front and door(s).
    • Corrosion resistant anodized aluminum one-piece sides.
    • Durable anodized aluminum interior.
    • Microprocessor control with LED temperature readout.
    • Balanced, self-contained refrigeration system.
    • Large high humidity evaporator coil outside the food zone.
    • Load-sure guard protects against improper loading.
    • Full or half-length stainless steel doors with locks.
    • Self-closing doors with stay open feature At 120 degrees.
    • Guaranteed for life cam-lift hinges.
    • Guaranteed for life horizontal work flow door handle(s).
    • Automatically activated LED lights.
    • Damage resistant stainless steel breaker caps.
    • Three (3) adjustable epoxy coated shelves per section, supported on shelf pins (installed at the factory).
    • Energy saving automatic non-electric condensate evaporator.
    • Magnetic snap-in EZ-clean door gaskets.
    • Gasket protecting anodized aluminum door liner.
    • Anti-condensate door perimeter heaters.
    • Thermostatic expansion valve metering device provides quick refrigeration recovery times.
    • Stainless steel one-piece louver assembly.
    • 9′ cord & plug attached.
    • Set of four (4) 6″ high casters with locks.

    True T-49 2 Door Solid Reach in Refrigerator


    • Design – True’s commitment to using the highest quality materials and oversized refrigeration systems provides the user with colder product temperatures, lower utility costs, exceptional food safety and the best value in today’s food service marketplace.
    • Factory engineered, self-contained, capillary tube system using environmentally friendly (CFC free) R404A refrigerant.
    • Extra large evaporator coil balanced with higher horsepower compressor and large condenser; maintains -10°F (-23.3°C).
    • Sealed, cast iron, self-lubricating evaporator fan motors and larger fan blades give True reach-in’s a more efficient low velocity, high volume airflow design.
    • Cabinet Construction – Exterior – Stainless steel front. Anodized quality aluminum ends, back and top.
    • Interior – attractive, NSF approved, white aluminum liner. Stainless steel floor with coved corners.
    • Insulation – entire cabinet structure and solid door are foamed-in-place using Ecomate.
    • Welded, heavy duty steel frame rail, black powder coated for corrosion protection.
    • Frame rail fitted with 21/2″ (64 mm) castors – locks provided on front set.
    • Door – Stainless steel exterior with white aluminum liner to match cabinet interior. Door extends full width of cabinet shell. Door locks standard.
    • Lifetime guaranteed recessed door handle. Door fitted with 12″ (305 mm) long recessed handle that is foamed-in-place with a sheet metal interlock to ensure permanent attachment.
    • Positive seal self-closing door. Lifetime guaranteed door hinges and torsion type closure system.
    • Magnetic door gasket of one piece construction, removable without tools for ease of cleaning.
    • Lighting – Incandescent interior lighting – safety shielded. Lights activated by rocker switch mounted above door.
    • Model Features – Exterior temperature display.
    • Evaporator is epoxy coated to eliminate the potential of corrosion.
    • NSF-7 compliant for open food product.

    Turbo-Air-TSR-49SD 2 Door Solid Reach in Refrigerator

    Turbo Air

    • Keep food products safe by maintaining constant temperatures.
    • Alarms that sound when doors are not sealed shut; protect against food spoilage that originate from cold air leaks.
    • Digital display allows for easy monitoring.
    • Programs interpret the condition of refrigeration systems by self-diagnosis.
    • Rapid cool-down function (Turbo cooling).
    • Automatic evaporator fan motor delays.
    • The Turbo Air super deluxe model boasts a stainless steel interior and exterior (galvanized steel top, bottom and back).
    • It guarantees the utmost in cleanliness and long product life.
    • The sharp corners and edges have been rounded to reduce the risk of injury.
    • The Super Deluxe can add a touch of style to the most refined setting.
    • Shelves are the most important part of cleanliness as they come in direct contact with food. After a while, PVC coated wire shelves may peel, rust and lead to unsanitary conditions.
    • Pressure relief doors are designed to eliminates vacuum pressure and allows easy, instant door opening.
    • Turbo Air’s solid door refrigerators are designed with oversized and balanced (CFC Free R-134A) refrigeration systems.
    • These include efficient evaporators and condensers for faster cooling and greater efficiency.
    • The entire cabinet structure and solid doors are foamed-in-place using high density, CFC free polyurethane insulation.

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