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  1. Hoodmart Guide To Commercial Refrigeration For Your Restaurant Or Business

    Building out a new kitchen space or even remodeling an old space comes with a ton of planning. Planning out your kitchen space is ideal for layout, it’s ideal for productivity, and honestly it is ideal for pricing. The more planned out your kitchen project is, the less money you will have to spend. Commercial kitchen spaces are an investment, and you need to treat each purchase as such. This includes appliances such as stove tops, fryers, and your walk-in cooler or freezer. Walk-in units are expensive pieces of necessary equipment and you should know exactly what you need for your restaurant kitchen before purchasing so that you can get the best bang for your buck. There are tons of variables that come into play when choosing your walk-in cooler or freezer, and will play a factor in how you configure and set your unit up.

     

    First steps in determining the ideal set up for your walk-in unit is what you will need to store inside the unit. This will help with the major variable which is if you will need a walk-in cooler or a walk-in freezer, or even both. When items don’t need to be frozen you can go with either a cooler or a freezer set to a lower temperature, thus allowing it to be used as a freezer later down the line. But when stored items need to be stored you must go with a walk-in freezer. 

     

    Once you decide a walk-in cooler vs a walk-in freezer, it’s time to determine the sizing. How much space do you need inside the a...

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  2. When Should Your Replace Your Walk-In Cooler Or Freezer?
    All appliances have an expected life-span, especially those kitchen components and appliances that are used constantly day in and day out. Basic cleaning and maintenance can help keep your stove, dishwasher, exhaust hood, and other kitchen appliances...

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  3. Tips & Tricks For Keeping Your Walk-In Freezer Running Like A Champ
    Running any commercial kitchen space is a balancing act to make sure that all the moving pieces work in unison. Once in unison, things run smoothly until there’s a hiccup, and then you’re scrambling to get the balance back. This is why it...

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  4. The Importance of Food Safety In Your Restaurant
    When it comes to operating in the food service industry, food safety is of the utmost importance. Some food preparation and safety may seem obvious, however even the most skilled kitchen workers may slip up from time to time which is why it’s a...

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  5. Prepping For Inspections Of Your Walk-In Unit
    When your walk-in refrigeration is working properly, you tend to forget the regular checkups that may point out common issues. Even worse - you may forget to check or fix something on the cooler and get caught off guard when it comes time for your he...

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