A counter fridge is an all-in-one workstation that maintains the freshness of food in a professional kitchen. With a combination of a work surface and a refrigerated section, this versatile workstation ensures your ingredients remain fresh until they are used. From sandwiches and salads to fish and even ice creams, you can prepare a wide range of dishes efficiently at this flexible workstation. This can save you time and effort by reducing trips to and from the kitchen.
What are the features of Maxima's counter fridges?
Maxima's counter fridges are made from high-quality stainless steel. This ensures durability and minimises the accumulation of dirt and bacteria. These fridges are also easy to clean.
Each Maxima counter fridge has the following features:
- Cooling compartments with adjustable shelves
- Temperature can be set and read digitally
- Zanussi compressor
- Cooling from 0-10⁰C
- Reduced ice formation, thanks to a special cooling cycle
- Fan cooling keeps every area equally cool
- Protective insulation layer
Where are countertop fridges mostly used?
A counter fridge is a useful kitchen addition for dishes that require refrigerated preparation but are later reheated, baked or heated. It's commonly found in places such as:
- Dessert bars
- Shawarma restaurants
- Ice cream parlours
- Salad bars
- Sandwich shops
What should you look for when purchasing a counter fridge?
Businesses looking to purchase a commercial worktop fridge should carefully consider their specific needs and requirements before making a decision. With so many options available on the market, it can be overwhelming to choose the right one for your business.
One of the most important factors to consider is the capacity of the worktop fridge. This will depend on the size of your business and how much storage space you require. It's important to choose a counter fridge with enough capacity to meet your current and future needs and that can accommodate high demand during peak hours.
Another key consideration is the temperature range of the counter fridge. This will depend on the type of products you plan to store and their specific temperature requirements.
Most counter fridges offer adjustable temperature ranges, allowing you to customise the temperature according to your needs. It's important to choose a counter fridge with a wide enough temperature range to accommodate all your products.
When looking at different counter fridges, be sure to pay attention to the various features they offer. Some models come with built-in digital temperature control and adjustable shelves, while others may have automatic defrost settings or energy-saving features. Consider which features are essential for your business and choose a fridge that offers them.
It's also important to consider the overall quality and durability of the counter fridge. Look for counter fridges made from high-quality materials, such as stainless steel and check for warranties offered by the manufacturer.
What are the benefits of a counter fridge?
Counter fridges provide easy access to refrigerated items while maximising space in a busy kitchen.
Here are the benefits of having a counter fridge in your restaurant or food establishment.
Counter fridges can hold a significant amount of refrigerated items. This is especially useful for businesses that have limited space but still need to store a variety of goods. With a counter fridge, you can have easy access to all your fresh ingredients without taking up valuable floor space.
Efficient preparation workspace
A counter fridge also serves as an efficient preparation workspace. With its hygienic worktop, you can easily grab the items you need while working on food preparation tasks. This saves time and effort, allowing you to focus on creating delicious dishes for your customers.
Easy to clean
Counter fridges are designed with easy cleaning in mind. They often come with removable shelves and trays that can be easily taken out and cleaned. These fridges are usually made from high-quality materials such as stainless steel that can easily be wiped down and cleaned.
What different counter fridges does Maxima offer?
Maxima offers four counter fridge models. The main differences between the fridges are the dimensions and capacity. The largest three-door model has a capacity of 465L, while the smallest two-door model provides 257L of storage space.
Each fridge section comes with one standard shelf, but there’s always the option to order extra shelves from us There are also other accessories available, such as additional sets of drawers.
Other models include a 400L and 314L capacity counter fridge.
How to clean a counter fridge
Firstly, it's important to unplug your fridge and remove all items from inside before beginning the cleaning process. This ensures safety and allows you to properly access every area of your fridge.
Then, start by wiping down the interior and exterior surfaces with a mild detergent. Be sure to wipe down all areas, including the door seal, shelves and any other removable parts. Always use a soft cloth or sponge to avoid scratching the surface of your fridge.
If you work with various chilled ingredients, you could also consider a
. This provides you with an area on your worktop for GN trays to store your ingredients. For pizzerias, we have a specially designed
. These are available with special drawers for rising dough. The granite worktop can be combined with a saladette or top-mounted refrigerated display.