Kitchen planning and layout are incomplete without finalizing a refrigeration system that will be appropriate for any commercial cooking facility. The first part of our blog focused on narrowing down the type of commercial refrigeration system and their advantages. Let’s take the discussion to the next level by unveiling the pointers you must consider when buying a commercial refrigeration system.

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The brand of refrigeration system matters a lot, especially when you are going to use it heavily for several years to come. Of the many brands available in the market, zeroing-in on one manufacturer you can trust isn’t easy. You need to know your focus areas, when making a decision. While some brands might be focusing on quality of their product, others would be offering value for money at an affordable price. Spend a good amount of time on research and understand the unique offerings of every leading brand in the commercial refrigeration systems market.


Your refrigeration system will face minor and major issues over a course of time. When you don’t have a backup, you would need someone to get it fixed immediately. Many reputable brands offer up to three years of warranty on parts and labor coverage on their products. Choose a manufacturer that has a service center in your area and a reputation for providing prompt and satisfactory assistance to customers.

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Commercial refrigeration systems come in different shapes and sizes. The simplest way to measure the size is by considering the number of doors in the fridge. Most reach-in refrigerators come with 1, 2 and 3 doors options. Measure the space in the kitchen and the doorways where the system would fit in. In addition to the exterior and interior dimensions, you must consider the regular stock that will be stored in the refrigerator and the number of customers you will be serving every day.

Cleaning Needs

Consider the cleaning needs of commercial refrigerators because dirty systems would give an unhygienic impression of the kitchen. If you are buying a glass door refrigerator, remember that the glass at the front will get smudges easily, and need more cleaning. Solid door refrigerators, on the other hand, don’t demand frequent exterior cleaning and stainless steel provides them more durability.

Final Words

You will find more than a few refrigeration systems in the market. HPG Consulting, in addition to, being your professional kitchen layout planner, can guide in choosing the right commercial refrigerator. To learn more about commercial kitchen planning or how to choose the right equipment, you can always reach out to HPG Consulting by filling out the contact form.