Refrigeration, Storage & Handling

Check out vendor-neutral guides to specific product types below.


While undercounter refrigerators, or lowboys, are typically used in a kitchen’s prep area, the underbar type is most often used in the front-of-house bar area. Undercounter models have greater depths for accommodating full-size sheet pans, while underbar coolers are designed for bottled beverages.

Maintaining blast chillers is important from a safety standpoint since temperature consistency is key for HACCP reporting. Operators can take specific steps to prolong the service life of these units and keep systems in safe operating condition.

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This merchandiser is designed to provide illuminated display of food products at temperatures between 95 degrees F and 200 degrees F, keeping menu items at proper serving temperatures while displayed. Features include front and rear sliding, lockable doors, adjustable stainless-steel shelving and LED lighting.

Blast-chilling food reduces the temperature of cooked product quickly, but this process also helps maintain safe product temperatures throughout the preparation cycle. In addition, this quick-chilling method maintains product temperature, minimizes the potential of overcooking and extends product life.

Soft-serve ice cream machines are a staple of quick-service restaurants and the source of a favorite treat, especially during the summer months. Here are some tips to keep these units working properly.

While refrigeration equipment is designed to keep menu items at food-safe temperatures, blast chillers quickly draw down the temperature of menu items to food-safe temperatures.