A refrigerator has the task of keeping food cold, but a display refrigerator also has to attract customers by displaying the food in an attractive way. Sometimes it can be hard to balance these two requirements.
According to the UK Food Standards Agency, it is vital to keep certain foods at below 8°C to slow down bacterial growth; in addition, the coldest part of a refrigerator should be below 5°C. The function of a refrigerator can be improved if you don’t overfill it, enabling the air to circulate. This will help to maintain the temperature.
Here are some other useful maintenance tips for your display refrigeration.
Maintenance of cake display refrigerators
A cake refrigerator is basically a glass door refrigerator that has a broad area at the top that makes it easy to serve cakes and pastries. You can buy Glass Door Refrigerators online at fridgefreezerdirect and from other specialists. They are a big investment for your business, so you need to look after them.
The sliding doors must be kept scrupulously clean to comply with food hygiene regulations. The best way to do this is to take them off the refrigerator. Lay them down on soft fabric and clean thoroughly. You should not use bleach, which can cause rusting and the residual smell could contaminate the food. The best cleaning option is a soft cloth and soapy water. Only use lukewarm water, as hot water can fracture the glass.
Meat display refrigerators
This is a glass door refrigerator that is used to display meats, meat products and fish. To clean it, you need to remove the meat and fish to another refrigerator. Take care that you do not cross-contaminate any cooked products when you do this. Check that the thermostat is set to 5°C, that all the seals are intact, and that there are no loose elements in the refrigerator that could contaminate the food. Use soapy water to clean the flat surfaces and the glass. Take extra care with any wire racks or trays, as these can be tricky to clean. Check for any areas of rust or any areas that have decayed in any way.
Finally, clean food debris away from grills and vents. When you re-stock the refrigerator, make sure that you do not overfill it to ensure the air can circulate.