All catering businesses depend on their refrigerator and cold room manufacturers to keep their business running. Without adequate cooling equipment most catering businesses simply can’t function. When a catering business realises just how dependent they are, it is suddenly extremely clear that making the right choice between different refrigerator and cold room manufacturers could be a business critical decision. Here we look at just how dependent a commercial kitchen is on their choice of cold room manufacturers, the types of disruption that can occur and why choosing Porkka minimises and avoids this type of disruption.
To help you make an informed decision about competing cold room manufacturers, here are 5 key aspects for you to consider:
Installing commercial refrigeration or a cold room often means having to close your business down whilst the work goes ahead. This can be costly and your time out of action needs to be kept to a minimum, so you are able to be up and running again as soon as possible. You therefore need to choose cold room manufacturers who can do the job quickly and efficiently.
Porkka can have a cold room installed in a day. Firstly a thorough site survey is conducted to establish where and when the cold room will be erected. This means there are no sudden surprises or delays on the day of installation.
Porkka’s modular design means that pre-insulated panels are used to construct your cold room and keep the time needed to finish the job down to a minimum. There are 81 different standard options to choose from so we can help you find the perfect cold room for your needs. Even the doors are pre-mounted to the insulated panels so everything can be assembled on site and is ready to use straightaway.
Keeping a consistent temperature is vital to the efficient running of your cold room. You don't want to have to spend valuable time manually monitoring your cold room temperatures so you need cold room manufacturers that supply a cold room with an automatic monitoring function that can also record temperatures.
Cold rooms from Porkka have this automatic monitoring facility. They also have an alarm that can alert you both audibly and visually immediately if there is a major change in temperature that may cause a problem. By constantly monitoring the temperatures, the control unit on your cold room does all the work for you. It can even be linked up to your computer or laptop so you can keep accurate records for inspections and safety regulations.
You also need the information to be clear and easy to understand. The control panels on a Porkka cold room can show you how it is performing instantly without any irrelevant data. There are 9 display functions to choose from along with a manual defrost function, standby and power off switch, an internal light and temperature control.
Our cold rooms also have indicator lights for various functions so you can see at a glance if the unit is defrosting, that the evaporator fan is running or the compressor is working.
Food Safety Regulations
Having food inspectors doubtful about whether you are meeting food safety regulations can be time consuming and extremely disruptive for your business. Cold room manufacturers who can provide a product that takes all that stress and worry away, gives you not only safe and hygienic cold storage, but also peace of mind.
Porkka’s cold rooms have stringent levels of safety and meet all food safety HACCP regulations. The temperature food is stored at is critical to meeting food safety standards. Our cold rooms have a temperature and information display including the mandatory HACCP (hazard analysis critical control point) and they can record maximum and minimum temperatures so food safety inspectors can see that consistent temperatures have been maintained and all regulations adhered to.
As well as food safety and hygiene regulations other safety features include an emergency entrapment release so you can override the lock from inside the cold room if necessary and heaters over the doorframes to stop them freezing over making them unable to open.
Easy to Clean
Cleaning is essential but does take time, so anything which makes this job easier means less disruption to your business. Porkka cold rooms are designed not only to be convenient to use, with good accessibility to stock and trolley access, but also easy to clean floors and shelving systems.
Our 4 tier shelves give you optimum storage space but then slide out easily for maintenance and cleaning. The steel supports and polypropylene hurdles can also be removed so every part of your cold room can be thoroughly cleaned quickly and efficiently.
Warranty and Ongoing Support
As one of the UK’s leading cold room manufacturers, Porkka know that peace of mind is important to their customers. If something does go wrong you need it to be attended to quickly to get your business up and running again.
Our extensive range of cold rooms, freezer rooms and chillers all have a good warranty and ongoing support from a team of engineers who are highly trained in all our products and can deal with any problems or queries quickly. We are 100% committed to complete customer satisfaction.
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