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What is the Ideal Commercial Refrigeration Temperature?

Properly Refrigerating Your Inventory

Commercial refrigeration is critical for businesses across a variety of industries, from restaurants to florists to medical facilities. Not all commercial refrigeration systems are created equal, however. Each industry has different needs when it comes to temperature and how its inventory should be stored.

Here's what the Cool It! team has to say about your commercial refrigerator's ideal temperature:


Food safety is of the utmost importance for restaurants and caterers. As such, proper storage and refrigeration are crucial! Restaurants should aim to keep their commercial refrigeration units between 32°F and 40°F. This ensures that food is stored safely while still keeping customers happy by providing them with fresh, appetizing meals.


Keeping flowers cool allows the arrangements to stay fresh for longer periods of time. Florists need to store flowers at a slightly higher temperature than restaurants do. The ideal temperature range for a floral refrigerator is between 35°F and 38°F. This temperature range helps preserve the flowers without the risk of freezing them.

Medical Facilities

Medical facilities need to store medical supplies such as vaccines at very specific temperatures in order to keep them effective. Each medication or vaccine may require different storage temperatures, but the average medical refrigerator is set between 36°F and 46°F. A medical freezer, on the other hand, may be kept between 5°F and -58°F.

Cold Storage Rentals

At Cool It!, we understand that maintaining proper commercial refrigerator temperatures is essential for businesses in any industry. Whether your commercial refrigerator is being repaired or you're in need of additional cold storage, our rentals are here when you need them most.

With flexible rental terms, fair pricing, and convenient delivery and pick-up, Cool It! has your cooling needs covered. Contact us online or give us a call at (877) 960-1377 to book your rental today!