Preserve And Transport Foods Safely In Refrigerated Holding Cabinets
Refrigerated holding cabinets help preserve cold foods at safe temperatures. Keeping cold foods outside the "Danger Zone" (40-140°F) is a requirement. Therefore, cold-holding equipment must operate below 40°F. A self-contained refrigeration system, sealed doors, and heavy-duty insulation ensure increased food safety. Refrigerated cabinets also feature stainless steel construction, commercial-grade casters, full-perimeter bumpers, and side-mounted push handles for portability. These mobile refrigerators can safely hold and transport your cold items to the serving location.
How To Choose Your Refrigerated Holding Cabinet
Refrigerated holding cabinets are designed to withstand vibration and shock during transport, making them unique for satellite operations in hotels, hospitals, and institutions. They also meet caterers' food transportation demands to event venues. Plus, they can function as backup units for cafeterias, buffets, concessions, convenience stores, and fast-food chains. However, each operator may need a different model with specific features.
- Slide capacity indicates how many food pans a refrigerated holding cabinet can accommodate. A cabinet with 24 slide pairs can hold 24 sheet pans (18" x 26") or 48 (12" x 20") hotel pans.
- If you have sufficient floor space, a 2-door unit will give you greater capacity and flexibility to store different products in separate sections.
- The choice of fixed or adjustable slides depends on how you store food. If you always use the same-size food pans, you can choose fixed slides. Cabinets with adjustable slides enable you to modify shelving according to each operation. For instance, FEW refrigerated holding cabinetshave adjustable slides to accommodate sheet pans, steam table pans, covered plates, and trays of various sizes.
- Slide centers are the measurements that specify the distance between each slide. Most models have spacing ranging between 1.5 and 4.5 inches. Adjustable centers in smaller inch increments make the cabinet more flexible. You can design the interior to match your capacity needs for each application.
Refrigerated holding cabinets keep your cold foods safe during storage or transportation. Chef's Deal offers a wide selection of models from reputable brands, Carter-Hoffman, FEW, Metro, and more. You can also check out other holding and proofing cabinets to meet your hot-holding and dough-rising needs.