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Pros and Cons of Buying a Commercial Freezer

Commercial freezers are mostly intended for professional use in restaurants, stores, hotels, etc. However, these refrigeration units include some interesting and useful features, that make some homeowners incorporate them in their kitchen or other household space. The cooler environment, food quality, and freshness, energy efficiency – these are all upgraded in commercial freezers and have a huge impact on the success of the food refrigeration industry. Today, we provide you with knowledge in commercial freezers and a few tips to decide whether they are a good choice for you.


Differences Between Commercial and Residential Freezers

  • One of the advantages of commercial freezers is portability. They roll around on casters so you can move them around.
  • The door is resistant to scratches and dents due to its stainless construction, and along with the aluminum inside it keeps the food cooler.
  • In general, commercial appliances seem to be low on energy efficiency, however, depending on the brand, commercial freezers are quite energy-saving.
  • They both require space.
  • Commercial freezers are louder than residential.
  • Prices are 2.5 times higher on average than the residential freezers.

Should You Buy a Commercial Freezer?

  • For caterers, the commercial freezer would definitely be a top choice. They are built solid and energy-efficient. Their capacity is larger and since they stand on castors, they can be moved around easily.
  • They work just perfectly for residential homes. As they’re more portable and solid than residential freezers you can easily place them in any space and environment.
  • They don’t come in a built-in configuration option, but if you’re looking for the flexibility they are still the way to go.
  • The downside of commercial freezers is definitely the price since they’re the most expensive freezers on the market.

How to buy a commercial freezer?


To understand how commercial freezers work the most important is to know their types and you will be able to decide which option is the most suitable for you:

  • Commercial chest freezers – large capacity, efficient, and built to last.
  • Commercial undercounter freezers – 33-34 inches tall products designed to fit in smaller spaces and used on an as-needed basis.
  • Commercial worktop freezers – A great option with a worktop area for food preparation with frozen items nearby.
  • Commercial glass-top freezers - This is a display unit, showing the items to customers. Great for quick-serve restaurants, and convenience stores.
  • Commercial display freezers – Designed to let the customer choose frozen food without opening the door.
  • Commercial roll-in and rack freezers – Great for bakeries, hotels, and larger food businesses, these freezers have roll-in-roll-out entire racks, instead of traditional shelves. 
  • Commercial walk-in freezers – a bulk cold storage functioning as a walk-in system at colder temperatures, great for storing items for a longer period.