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Main Differences Between Home and Commercial Refrigerators

At first glance, it may seem obvious the differences between a commercial refrigerator and a residential one. After all, commercial units tend to be several times larger. But did you know that there are many more differences between the two coolers?

Commercial and Domestic Refrigerators

A commercial refrigerator is used as cold storage for a business, most often a restaurant, bakery, or catering company. A domestic fridge is your standard refrigerator found in most household kitchens.

While they both do a similar job — keeping food cold — there are some important differences to note.

Design and Purpose

Think of a busy restaurant with multiple chefs needing to grab ingredients from the refrigerator all throughout the day. Because restaurants and caterers tend to open refrigerator doors multiple times throughout the hour, commercial units are designed to withstand frequent changes in temperature. Therefore, they have more powerful compressors than your average domestic fridge. Thanks to the compressor, commercial units can quickly reduce temperatures in the fridge once the door is closed.

Because of their large design, high-quality commercial refrigerators also come equipped with fans designed to circulate cool air throughout the unit, ensuring everything in it stays cool (not just food near the cooling vent).

Coolit! Containers are Designed with Your Business in Mind

If your refrigerator stops working unexpectedly, it may be tempting to run out and pick up a domestic refrigerator for the time being. Unfortunately, household units aren’t designed with your business in mind.

At Coolit! we offer customers the choice between two units — the Coolit-10’ Walk-in Cooler and the Coolit-20’ Walk-in cooler.

Both of our refrigerated walk-in coolers feature dual-compressor units. Depending on what you need to store, you may have to switch from refrigerator to freezer (and vice versa). Rather than renting two units, you can take advantage of our dual-compressor refrigerators whose temperatures can be digitally changed from our remote home-office.

At Cool It!, our goal is to make things easier for you. If you’re renting a walk-in freezer or portable cold storage, we can deliver it to your location and pick it up the moment you’re done. Cool It! uses the trusted services of Go Mini’s and is available 24/7 by phone.

Give us a call at (877) 960-1377 if you need more information about our walk in coolers or to place a rental order!