Tempering Units

Tempering Units offer fast, effective defrosting of frozen goods

Tempering Units are used to bring frozen products back to temperature. Also known a Defrost or Quick Thaw Units these cold storage solutions offer an effective means of defrosting while preserving product integrity.

Rapid defrosting is provided by high-speed fans and multiple data points throughout the container feedback real-time data to a controller for the user to manage the defrost cycle.

What are thawing and tempering?

Thawing is the process of taking a frozen product from frozen to a temperature where there is no residual ice. Also known as defrosting, it is often seen as the reversal of freezing. However, there are some dangers in tempering goods if it is not performed quickly and efficiently. Bacteria that can cause spoilage or food poisoning becomes dormant during the freezing process below -10. As thawing commences, this bacteria is active and will begin multiplication.

Tempering is the process of taking produce from frozen to a temperature just below freezing. This process has to be highly controlled, fluctuations in temperature during the process can have a significant effect on the quality of the end product. Goods are tempered in production when a further process is required such as cutting or slicing.

Quick Thaw Unit

Our Tempering Solution

Tempering Units are a significant investment if you need to defrost small or large quantities of frozen goods quickly or if products are shipped frozen and need to be completely thawed by the time they reach the customer.

CRS has worked alongside Klinge Corporation to provide an exclusive, state of the art solution for tempering. Our Quick Thaw Unit (QTU) offers controlled tempering, fast and efficient defrosting and real-time data to monitor the environment inside the container.

One key benefit of our QTU is the delayed defrost setting, meaning goods can be stored at a required temperature with a set delay on the defrost cycle. This function eliminates the need for manual intervention to begin thawing the stored goods. Once thawed the unit can preserve your goods at a required temperature until they are required.


Looking for a high-quality solution for tempering or defrosting frozen goods, then take a look at our Quick Thaw Unit. Alternatively, call and speak to one of our cold storage experts to discuss a solution.


Tuesday 16th April 2019

Published by: CRS Cold Storage

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