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How Many Refrigerators & Freezers Does a Commercial Kitchen Need? June 11, 2018

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How Many Refrigerators & Freezers Does a Commercial Kitchen Need?, Honolulu, Hawaii

When running a commercial kitchen, whether for a restaurant, catering company, or retail food business, you need enough space to store prepared food. So you have to invest in some commercial grade refrigerators and freezers that can provide enough functional storage for your needs. Here are some factors to consider, so you can be sure to fill the kitchen with enough refrigerators and freezers.

How to Decide the Number of Refrigerators & Freezers to Include in Your Commercial Kitchen

Consider Storage Needs

Before even looking at specific refrigeration units, at least have a general idea of how much space you need to refrigerate or freeze food items. For a restaurant, look at the capacity of the seating area or how many orders you get each night, then tally in how much stock is needed on any given day to make all of those dishes. For a retail business, look over order history to see how much inventory you need to store on a daily basis.

Look at Inner Dimensions of Refrigeration Units

commercial kitchenYou can then look at specific refrigerators and freezers to see how much space specific models offer. Compare that to your actual needs and see if there are any models large enough to accommodate your inventory. If not, do some calculations to determine how many models of each dimension might be able to do the trick.

Evaluate Your Food Service Area

You also need to take into account the actual layout of the commercial kitchen. Even if you might be able to get by with just one extra large refrigerator, those dimensions might not fit into your kitchen’s layout easily. Rather than having a single unit in the middle, you could have a smaller refrigerator on each side of the room, so you can store the same amount in a way that doesn’t interrupt the flow of your kitchen.


If you need new refrigerators, freezers, or any other commercial kitchen equipment, look no further than AMSCO in Honolulu, HI. The company has provided restaurant owners with appliances, catering equipment, and custom stainless steel fabrication since 1972. Call (808) 423-9631 to make an appointment, or visit them online to learn more about their services.

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