It is recommended that walk-in refrigerators and freezers receive proactive maintenance at least twice a year.
Refrigeration, Storage and Handling Guides
Foodservice operators should determine what products they will store in their walk-in refrigerators and freezers. An item’s density and temperature may mean it takes longer to get it to the right temperature.
Pizza operations utilize reach-in refrigerators or uprights to keep perishable foods at temperatures between 36 degrees F and 38 degrees F. Operators most often use these units for long-term storage of pizza ingredients in the back of the house. Glass door models can merchandise a variety of menu items, including beverages, salads and other complementary items by the point of purchase.