A commercial walk-in freezer provides a large amount of space for whatever items a restaurant needs to keep frozen. These freezers are often large enough that multiple members of the kitchen staff can enter at the same time to retrieve whatever they need to cook. If you operate an eatery that is on the smaller side, you may simply not have the space for a walk-in freezer. A good alternative is a stainless steel under-counter freezer, which you can buy in different sizes at a restaurant equipment supply store. Here are three places that this piece of stainless steel restaurant equipment can come in handy.
The interior space of a food truck can be limited, but these food-focused vehicles will typically have enough space for an under-counter freezer. Commercial freezers of this type are available in several sizes, so you should be able to find one that will suit your food truck. Regardless of what you feature on your menu, there's a good chance that you'll want to be able to freeze some of your food. For example, even if you're only serving hamburgers, you'll want some burger patties in the refrigerator and others in the freezer to keep them as fresh as possible for your patrons.
Many established restaurants run small pop-up restaurants for short periods of time. The environments in which pop-up restaurants can appear can vary, but many may not have walk-in freezers. This means that you need to have a plan for keeping food frozen. An under-counter freezer can be a smart investment, especially if you frequently look for opportunities to set up pop-up restaurants. Having freezer space at your pop-up location would provide convenience for you and your kitchen staff. For example, instead of making multiple trips to your main restaurant whenever you need a supply of frozen goods, you could fill your under-counter freezer.
While some catering services have large kitchens, this isn't always the case. If you're setting up a catering company that will focus on catering small get-togethers — perhaps with only you and one more person as the staff members — you may not need a spacious kitchen. In this case, an under-counter freezer can be suitable. Even if you get an under-counter freezer that is on the larger side, it will be smaller than a walk-in freezer — something that may not be possible, given the space constraints of your kitchen.
Browse a selection of stainless steel under-counter freezers at a restaurant supply store, like Hy-Point Restaurant Equipment & Supplies Inc.