Cook's Direct Foodservice Equipment and Supply

November 3rd 2022

Milk is a highly popular item within school cafeterias. However, since milk is perishable it is important to make sure it is always kept at safe temperatures to prevent it from spoiling. Today we are going to look at how using a Milk Cooler helps to extend the overall shelf life of Milk.

Milk Coolers are commonly used in educational facilities and allow foodservice operators to store and serve milk at safe temperatures. Commercial milk coolers are available in a variety of sizes and designs and are built to store hundreds of milk cartons throughout the day. They typically come equipped with casters, which makes it a great option for schools that need to quickly transfer the unit back to the kitchen after serving hours.

Because Milk must be stored at a temperature of 40 degrees, it is crucial that your operation has a unit that is designed to safely store and transport Milk. Every rise of 5 degrees and beyond reduces the overall shelf life of milk by half. By storing your milk in coolers this reduces spoilage, product waste and protects consumers from serving beverages below food safety standards. Failing to keep your milk at the proper temperature can result in your students falling ill and your product going to waste. By using a milk cooler within your facility, you not only will save money in the long run, but you will ensure that you are always serving safe product.

At Cook’s we have a wide range of beverage equipment that is geared towards the educational market. Such as Traulsens Forced-Air Double Access Milk Cooler. If you have any questions or concerns when purchasing new foodservice equipment, we are happy to assist you.