The Risks of Cooling without a Blast Freezer

A blast freezer is a cold storage unit that can freeze large quantities of goods very quickly.

Commercial Blast freezers are essential for companies that need to quickly reduce the temperature of their produce ready for short-term storage or transportation. When working within the commercial food industry, being able to quickly blast freeze food is important. Blast Freezers allow the safe storage of large quantities of food whilst complying with relevant food regulations.

There are numerous benefits to using a Blast Freezer making it an ideal investment for any industry:

  • Keeps food fresh for longer
  • Convenient for busy time periods
  • Storage of large quantities of food
  • Slows down decaying process that happens to meats, fish, poultry
  • Assists in locking nutrients in food, making it healthier

Without a blast freezer, there are higher risks associated with cooling of food. These risks can increase waste for your company as well as prevent maximisation in profits, not to mention affect the quality of your produce and potentially the end consumer.

Importance of investing in a blast freezer

Although a standard fridge may be useful for businesses such as local restaurants, for most larger companies, it will limit the extent to they can optimise their storage. The addition of a larger facility can offer an opportunity to expand with products and increase business prospects.


Traditional Cooling

Traditional fridges do not cool quick enough

Safe storage of food, requires a controlled and specific temperature. When storing in a regular chiller, food can be chilled from 70°C to 3°C, which limits the type of produce you can safely store.

Whereas a blast freezer will chill from 70°C to -18°C in less than 4 hours and thus, offer a quicker cooling time for a variety of products.

During busy time periods, having the option to quickly blast freeze food can make all the difference to productivity and efficiency within your business.

As blast freezers are designed to suit commercial business requirements and specifications, they can quickly freeze products at low temperatures and assist in storing products for long periods of time.


Food safety

In addition to following food safety regulations, the safe storage of food prevents growth of bacteria. The slow cooling of food can lead to more germs and bacteria and as a result cause food poisoning when consumed. If stored in a blast freezer food is quickly chilled to the precise storage temperature inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria, and ensuring safe storage.


Blast Freeze to preserve quality

Food quality

If food is not correctly stored at the right temperature, the quality of the food can deteriorate. As condensation builds up if stored in regular fridges, food can become soggy and as a result loose flavour.

When storing foods such as fruit, vegetables and meat, it is important that quality is maintained at a high standard. Storing food at an optimum temperature means nutrients within foods can be preserved, resulting in healthier, fresh produce.

Keeping food fresh and appealing will additionally keep consumers and retailers happy and ensure that that food does not spoil quickly. This will prevent loss of waste and assist in extending profit margins.

The Blast Freezing method allows for the safe cooling of produce, but can also be used as long-term storage facility, ensuring the quality of produce for months to come. This can be useful when storing seasonal foods and result in quality food being sold to consumers.

At CRS, our Grade-A Blast Freezers can be tailored to suit your company necessities. For example:

  • We deliver directly to your site.
  • New & Refurbished equipment available.
  • Rent or Purchase options available.
  • Hire periods from 6-36 months.
  • Unbeatable pricing.

Blast freezers sizes range from 10ft to larger wide span blast freezers. They offer fantastic benefits and are not limited to a specific industry. CRS offer cold storage such as blast freezers, chillers and mega cold stores and all can be assist in improving your company productivity levels.

We can provide custom cold storage solutions with additional access or tailored sizing and our industry leading cold rooms are available for hire and rent, with delivery anywhere in Europe, contact our cold storage experts online now or give us a call on 0800 085 2298.

Sunday 4th August 2019

Published by: CRS Cold Storage

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