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  • Refrigeration and Freezers

    Refrigeration is a critical part of every large institution’s foodservice operations from walk-in coolers to undercounter refrigerators to freezers and blast chillers.

    Cook’s Direct has a wide variety of commercial refrigerators and freezers from many well-known manufacturers including Continental Refrigerator, Everest, Norlake, Traulsen and more. Our collection includes reach-in refrigerators from brands like Traulsen, glass door refrigerators from Everest and Freezers from Norlake. When you are shopping for restaurant refrigeration and freezer equipment at Cook’s Direct, you will also find we are a great source for parts for your 2-door refrigerators or other commercial refrigeration and freezer equipment as well as accessories for blast chillers and other commercial freezer equipment.

    If you need assistance choosing the best commercial refrigeration and freezer equipment to meet your needs, please give us a call at 866-613-2617 our customer service team can assist you in finding the right commercial refrigerator or freezer for your foodservice kitchen.

    Selection Help

    When selecting the best commercial refrigeration and freezer equipment for your institutional kitchen, you will want to take into consideration the following things:

    • What capacity refrigerator or freezer would best suit my peak production requirements?
    • Do I have the proper electrical setup to support my selected commercial refrigeration equipment?
    • Is this for a larger kitchen installation project where I may want a more custom type of solution like a custom walk-in cooler?
    Expert Advice

    Whether you are picking out your commercial refrigeration or freezer equipment for your college dining operation, school district batch cooking kitchen or catering operation, you will want to consider closely what is the best fit for you. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call one of our experts.

    Understand Different Types: Commercial refrigeration and freezer options vary widely. Common types include reach-in refrigerators, walk-in coolers, chest freezers, and display refrigerators. Each has unique features and is suitable for different purposes.

    Energy Efficiency: Look for appliances with energy-efficient features. Energy-efficient units not only save on utility costs but also reduce environmental impact. Check for ENERGY STAR certification when applicable.

    Size and Capacity: Ensure that the selected refrigeration and freezer units can accommodate your storage needs without overcrowding or underutilizing the space. Measure the available space in your kitchen carefully.

    Temperature Range: Verify that the units can maintain the necessary temperature range for the products you plan to store. Different items may require different temperature settings.

    Durability and Build Quality: Commercial refrigeration and freezer units should be built to withstand constant use in a commercial kitchen environment. Look for units with sturdy construction and materials.

    Ease of Maintenance: Consider ease of cleaning and maintenance. Units with removable shelves, gaskets, and accessible components are typically easier to maintain.

    • Freezers Freezers

      Frozen food storage is a necessity in any institutional kitchen and a good reach-in or undercounter freezer is critical to your operation and efficiency.

    • Refrigerated Chef Bases Refrigerated Chef Bases

      A commercial chef base provides you with cold storage in a cabinet that is sturdy enough to hold cooking equipment on top to optimize space in your commercial kitchen.

    • Refrigerated Merchandisers Refrigerated Merchandisers

      Refrigerated Merchandisers are great for grab and go or c-store applications, anywhere that you want to display cold drinks and foods.

    • Refrigerators Refrigerators

      Your commercial refrigerator is important to the health and safety of patrons storing prepared foods and uncooked ingredients at food safe temperatures.

    • Walk-In Refrigerators Walk-In Refrigerators

      A walk-in refrigerator provides you with ample cold storage for perishable bulk foods to keep your institutional foodservice well stocked with necessary ingredients.

    • Worktop Refrigerators Worktop Refrigerators

      Food preparation is faster and more efficient with a worktop refrigerator because ingredients are right at hand for your chef as they cook.