While most people and restaurants are content with just freezers, equally more have invested in cold rooms. This is more or less like a freezer/ fridge. It is a refrigeration room where a specific temperature, below the outside temperature, is generated, artificially, to store foods like meat, fruits, vegetables, flowers, seafood, and other perishable foods.
Now if you have a cold room, arrangement and organization of your products could be a little challenging. It isn’t necessarily hard but without the necessary techniques and storage rack, you wouldn’t be able to fully optimize the space. But before we get into the nitty-gritty of organizing your cold room, let’s dive into the types there are first;
Types Of Shelving
The first thing you want to take care of is your cool room storage shelving. If this goes wrong then everything else will. So, you want to invest in the type of shelving that is tailored to your specific requirements. There are multiple types of cold room shelves you can choose from. They include;
Most of the time, there is no need to have things and foodstuff moved around in the cold room. But if the chamber is large and there is a need to move your foodstuff from one corner to the next, then mobile shelving is a great option for you.
They are also great in very small spaces where people’s movements are limited or blocked. At least then you can move the shelves to reach out to the next thing. You can get them in different lengths, widths, and heights. Get them in stainless steel polished and galvanized.
Wire Grid-Post Shelving
There are many reasons why you should opt for a wire grid post shelving;
- They are simple, easy to install, and easy to clean.
- They allow maximum airflow on your shelves
- They have great construction; with their steel corners fully welded, they have great strength and offer a neat look.
- They also come in different sizes; widths, heights, depths, and weights.
Wall shelving is also great, especially if you want to maximize the space on your walls, which you should. These are mounted, adjustable grid shelving, secured on brackets, and adjustable to wall angles. You can get them in different sizes aligning with your needs.
Factors To Consider When Choosing Cold Room Shelving
There are a couple of things you must consider before you hand over that card and make that purchase; check them out below;
The first thing you want to look at is the size of your kitchen/ cold room/. Then you can know the size of shelves you need. You can always take measurements of your cool room space to be more accurate. You don’t want to make a purchase only for the shelves not to fit in your cold room.
The Goods To Be Stored
This might not be a big deal since the goods stored in cold rooms are almost always the same. But it is also a good idea to consider what will be stored on these shelves before you buy them. Some shelves are better with certain specific foods and products. You might want deeper shelves for fruits and not the same for vegetables and/ or meat.
The Type Of Shelving
There are multiple types of shelving. And while they all serve the same purpose of providing space for your goods, they all come in different shapes, designs, and sizes. The best way to determine the best type for you is to first determine the space that you have, the size you need, and the goods to be stored.
Now, there are far much more important things to consider than cost, but it definitely is also equally important. Different brands and manufacturers make different designs and they all come with different prices. The important thing is to make sure that you get your value for the price and shelves that meet your requirements and expectations.