Refrigeration equipment made for commercial settings is different from the ones used in homes. Commercial refrigeration – primarily used in foodservice and hospitality venues – is an integral part of the operations in both front- and back-of-house applications, and comes with a host of value-added features. Given the heavy dependence on the equipment, it’s important for the venue to select a model that can meet their specific space and storage considerations.

Stoddart Australia presents a guide for commercial refrigeration equipment, featuring a curated list of refrigerators and freezers designed to meet the needs of small and large commercial kitchens.

Upright refrigerators and freezers

Upright refrigerators

Upright refrigerators are tall models and help to maximise the use of space in any commercial kitchen. An efficient alternative to walk-in freezers, these units are available in single and dual door options to suit space availability and refrigeration requirements at any venue. For instance, single door refrigerators allow the venue to fit a unit into a tight space. Dual door units are ideal for venues with higher refrigeration requirements.

Designed and engineered in Australia to meet Australian Standards, Airex upright refrigerators and freezers feature a monoblock refrigeration system, providing improved performance and ease of servicing in back-of-house applications. Airex’s upright range comes in single and dual door designs.

Airex upright refrigerators feature stainless steel or glass doors while the upright freezers are available with solid doors.

Undercounter refrigerators and freezers

Undercounter refrigerators

When the use of space needs to be optimised in a commercial kitchen to allow for more workspace, undercounter refrigerators and freezers present the ideal solution. Designed to be multipurpose, these units combine refrigeration storage with a stainless steel worktop for food preparation. Undercounter refrigeration increases work efficiency in the kitchen by allowing storage of cooking ingredients in close proximity to the workspace.

Airex undercounter refrigerators come in 2-, 3- or 4-door configurations with stainless steel or glass doors while Airex undercounter freezers are available in 2- or 3-door options with solid doors. The stainless steel worktop comes as standard in both models.

Single door undercounter refrigerators and freezers

Single door undercounter refrigerators

Designed to fit under existing worktops, single door undercounter refrigeration units also help keep refrigerated food products within easy reach. This compact model is particularly useful in cafes to store and conveniently access refrigerated products such as chilled drinks.

Airex single door undercounter refrigerators and freezers feature an adjustable temperature control, two adjustable shelves and a protective coating on the refrigeration coil to help prevent corrosion.

Both undercounter refrigeration models come in glass door and solid door options. The glass door refrigerator features a lockable double-glazed heated door to provide exceptional display while minimising condensation. The solid door model features a lockable and reversible door, providing adaptability and ensuring each unit will fit perfectly into every location.

Refrigerated merchandisers

Refrigerated merchandisers

Typically used for drinks display in front-of-house applications, merchandisers come in appealing freestanding and countertop options to suit space considerations at the venue. Freestanding merchandisers have a higher storage capacity, allowing the venue to display a large array of ready-to-serve drinks. Countertop merchandisers are compact in design and find wide application in food courts at shopping malls.

Airex single door upright slimline refrigerated merchandisers feature an adjustable digital temperature control, double-glazed glass door and energy-efficient LED lighting. An electrostatic finish on Airex merchandisers prevents fingerprint marks and smudges, keeping the unit presentable with minimal cleaning in the front-of-house application. The unit is supplied with five adjustable shelves as well as a self-closing lockable door and adjustable feet.

Airex countertop merchandisers feature double glazed glass for exceptional display and energy management. These compact countertop drinks display units are equipped with digital temperature controls, energy-efficient LED lighting, three adjustable shelves for flexibility and a self-closing lockable door as standard. The Airex countertop merchandiser range includes pass-through and single door models to suit any application.