Commercial Refrigeration In the Modern Grocery Store

Produce CaseWalk into any modern grocery store and there’s not doubt the serious commercial refrigeration work that has been done.  Your grocer wants to provide you with a product that looks appealing, is at it’s peak of freshness, and keeps you and your family safe.  That’s where the commercial refrigeration experts come in. Hiring the right team of professionals ensures that all of your needs are met, while saving you money with the latest, high-efficiency units.

Two simple ways of breaking down the cases you’ll see at your supermarket is by categorizing them as open or closed-door:

  • Open Cases – Open cases use curtains of air to separate contents from the open air. For example, some freezer cases will use three curtains of air to ensure proper cooling.
  • Closed Door Cases – Instead of using a curtain of air, a closed door case seperates product from ambient air with a physical door.

Here are a few examples of what temperatures and other specifications you’ll find various types of cases being used at:

  • Produce Cases – Produces cases are medium temp and must maintain a temperature of 35 to 38 degrees to keep contents fresh.
  • Flower Cases – A case that displays flowers will not only need to ensure that the product stay cool, but will also keep the air full of humidity.
  • Fresh Fish – This type of product needs to be in a refrigerated ambient case, in addition to being placed on a bed of ice.
  • Dairy Cases – Dairy cases need to be at the same specs as a produce case, between 35 and 38 degrees.
  • Beer Cases – Beer needs to be kept at 37 degrees – the perfect temperature for serving.
  • Deli Meats and Cheeses – Deli meats and cheeses are considered a ready-to-serve product and should be stored at 32 degrees.

If you are looking for the right commercial refrigeration installation near St. Louis County, the team at American Services can help.  Give us a call regarding more details today!