It is actually a lot easier than you may think to look after a cold room, if you have one or are intending on having on installed. Give it a thorough clean regularly and stick to a strict sanitising regime. Do both of these things and you will enjoy good use of your cold room. However, to get the very best out of your cold room, you need to put more effort into it.
In the following post, we have put together a list of top tips for getting the very best out of a cold room.
If you want to refrigerate all of the produce stored in your cold room effectively, you need to ensure that there is good airflow inside it. Overstocking it, as tempting as it may be to buy in extra produce, can restrict the airflow and reduce the effectiveness of the refrigeration unit. In the worst case scenario, you risk some of the food stored not cooling quick enough and this could mean unnecessary waste and additional cost that could be avoided.
Avoid Unplugging The Cold Room For Too Long
Cold rooms can be incredibly efficient, so you are often able to unplug them for up to an hour or even a little more, without causing any problems for the produce inside. However, it is crucial that you remember to switch it back on.
Avoid Storing Food That Is Still Warm
It should be common sense, but it is worth highlighting that storing warm or hot food in any sort of refrigeration unit is a bad idea. The main reason you should avoid doing this is because it will cause the internal temperature to rise. If you really have to store hot or warm foods in the cold room, it is recommended that you divide it into smaller sized portions and store them in smaller, shallower containers to help them chill quicker.
Keep Cold Room Door Shut When It’s Not Being Used
This is another tip that may sound incredibly obviously, but it is something that many people forget to do. It is essential to close the door when you are not using it or in-between loading times. If, for whatever reason, you need to keep the door open; it is recommended that you open it only a little bit, to prevent the temperature from rising.
Ensure There Is Enough Space Between The Wall And Motor
If you are going to install or set up a cold room beside a wall, it is important that you make sure the side where the motor is located has sufficient ventilation. The reason being that this will ensure the motor runs as efficiently and effectively as possible all of the time. If you hire a cold room installation specialist from ADK.co.uk to install your cold room, they will do their best to place it somewhere where there is enough ventilation.
There you have it, some handy and easy to follow tips to help you get the very best out of a cold room installation. Cold rooms are ideal for retail and restaurant environments. If you need any further information about maintaining an existing cold room or are interested in obtaining a quote for a new cold room installation and are situated in the greater London or Wembley area, ADK.co.uk will be more than happy to speak to you.
The team have decades of experience working with all forms of refrigeration for commercial and residential clients and only employ individuals who are trained and experienced to the highest level.