When your refrigeration unit isn’t getting down to temperature, it pretty much defeats the purpose of having a refrigerator in the first place. Here are 4 common problems your refrigerator might be experiencing.
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We’ve written about how easy it is to replace your refrigeration door gaskets, but time and time again, we’ll walk into a commercial kitchen and see duct-tape doing the job the gasket should be doing. What, not you? You may not be taping the door closed, but with any over-worn gasket in the kitchen, duct-tape […]
Performing regular preventative maintenance on your refrigerator can increase the efficiency of the unit, as well as save you expensive repairs down the line. Chris Tavano walks you through three easy parts to check to make sure that your refrigerator is in good working order. Before taking action from the content or resources published here, […]
The first step to understanding how refrigeration thermostats (aka cold controls) work is to understand a counter-intuitive fact about refrigeration physics: Cooling is achieved by sensing and removing warm air, not by adding cool air. A thermometer, then, measures how much heat is present. If the heat level reaches a certain, um, level, the refrigeration […]
Keeping product out of the danger zone and ready for preparation on the line is one of the most important tasks facing any commercial kitchen, and your commercial refrigeration units play a critical role. Maintaining and fixing the refrigeration units in your restaurant can be expensive, which is why it’s all the more important for […]
The rubber door gasket on the inside edge of the doors of all your refrigeration equipment is very important. It prevents cold air from escaping, which means the unit will stay colder longer and use less energy. Old refrigeration door gaskets wear out and lose their seal. Even worse, older gaskets can pose a food safety risk because […]
Now that we are entering the hottest time of the year, it’s a good time to examine the commercial refrigeration units in your restaurant and make sure they are operating as efficiently as possible. No matter what you do, you’re going to end up spending more money on refrigeration this time of year than any […]
There are many different styles of hinges and latches for refrigeration equipment. Both the hinges and latches have a number on the back. In addition, they may say “flush” or have the offset size, e.g. 1 1/8, 1 ½, etc. It is important to have that number on the back to ensure you get the […]
Refrigerators are the backbone of your kitchen. They are usually durable and long-lasting, but when they go down, you have to have them fixed right away. Some tips on replacing the fan motor in your commercial refrigeration unit: There are two types of motors for refrigeration. 1. Condenser fan motor. 2. Evaporator fan motor. First, we […]
Commercial refrigeration is key to the success of any restaurant and keeping your units properly running can save you both time and money. Whether your commercial refrigerator won’t stop running when you want it to or simply won’t run at all, this quick guide will help you to troubleshoot all of your refrigeration problems and […]