Do you know how to choose commercial refrigerators?


The choice of a freezer is also a question of comfort: do you prefer to kneel to open the drawers down the cabinet model, or bend to deposit or remove the goods stored in the trunk? Cabinets provide storage in drawers or closed compartments, while chests are often equipped with storage baskets. The comfort and ease of use of various drawers and doors are therefore tested in-store. There are perfect models for each perfect needs. Visit this link for more details, and choose your model.

Safe or cabinet: which format to adopt?

The “chests” accounted for 35% of the freezer market in 2018-19. They occupy more floor space than cabinets (110 to 140 cm wide and 70 cm deep on average), and are therefore rather reserved for people living in a single house and having a cellar or cellar (attention to climate class). Their main interest is their volume (200 to 400 litters), larger than that of cabinets freezers (120 to 200 litters). Better insulated than cabinets, safes consume less electricity and have greater autonomy: in case of power failure, food will stay frozen longer. Cabinets, narrower, can be installed everywhere. The same size as a refrigerator, they can find their place in a kitchen. Cabinet freezers are free-standing or can be designed to fit into column kitchen cabinets. Free standing units must have a minimum of 5 cm on each side and at the back, so that the heat extracted can circulate. It also takes 10 cm between the top of the refrigerator and the ceiling or the furniture above.

Ventilated or static cold: the differences

Static cold lets air circulate freely in the unit. The internal temperature is not homogeneous: the top of the unit is warmer than the bottom, since the cold air is heavier. Ventilated cold, also called “no frost”, has spread in recent years and equips more and more devices. In this configuration, a fan propels non-humid cold air evenly throughout the freezer, which prevents frost formation. The interest is threefold, because the formation of frost reduces the useful volume of the device, causes an overconsumption of energy, and forces the user to sacrifice to the chore of defrosting.

The connected fridges: especially the gadget

The trend of the Internet of Things is also hitting home appliances, especially refrigerators. Connected models can check their stock and the expiry date of the products, send an SMS alert in case of lack of a product, etc. Used as multimedia support, some have a touch screen that allows, among other things, to stream music or the flow of the TV in the living room. In the absolute, some of these services are practical, but the price of the devices is for the moment unacceptable. In addition, manufacturers will have to prove that they can offer useful partnerships with e-merchants in each country.

Are refrigerators easy to repair?

The refrigerator is one of the most complex home appliances to repair. Its operation is based on the movement of a refrigerant gas from one point to another of the device. However, this gas is very flammable. In case of failure on an internal component of the device, it is therefore essential to call a professional to avoid any risk of accident. An engine safety or failure of the cooling system can for example come from a leak or a lack of gas, failures that can only be repaired by specialists. In the instructions for use, it is clearly notified that in case of problem, the user must in no case attempt to access the internal mechanisms of the device.

This type of product is particularly bulky, difficult to make a return trip to the store to establish a diagnosis. If the device is no longer under warranty, the arrival of a home technician for a diagnosis will cost around $ 80, including travel. It will be necessary to add to this amount the cost of parts and labour in case of repair. Some minor repairs are always within the reach of a consumer with a minimum of technical knowledge. The main parts sold by the repair shops are the shelf, the shelves, the freezer door, the thermostat and the door seal. The availability of spare parts depends on brand policy.