Our experienced team have put together a few tips that will help you to correctly use cold storage for food at your premises. Once you have a cold storage solution installed it is imperative that you use it properly to gain the best results possible from the unit.
Check Optimal Storage Temperatures
Whether you store one type of food or many different types it is worth remembering that meat, fruits and vegetables are sometimes required to be stored at different temperatures.
Get to know the ideal temperatures your goods can be stored at and adjust the settings of your cold room accordingly. Storing your stock at the optimal temperature will ensure its quality is maintained for as long as possible.
Keep Your Unit Clean
It is important that you keep your cold storage unit clean. Dirt and dust are not only bad for the items you a storing inside but if they are allowed to build-up, they could cause damage to your unit as well as reducing its efficiency.
Make sure you keep your cold room clean and that you report any damage to our maintenance team as soon as possible. Broken panels or cold room parts will have a huge, negative effect on the efficiency and overall performance of the room.
Consider Stock Rotation
Keep on top of when your stock is going to go out of date. Move things that need to be used soon to the front of your shelves and add fresh products with a later expiry date to the back of the unit. The items that need to be used first will then be chosen to be cooked or included in a recipe. Stock rotation is a great way to avoid wastage.
Organise Your Storage
It is imperative that to avoid contamination, raw and cooked produce are never placed next to or near each other inside your cold room. Always keep them separate. You should also avoid handling different meats, and raw and cooked stock, one after the other.
You should place meat, fruit and vegetables in separate sections of your cold storage unit. If you do not you increase the likelihood of your items spoiling.
Get in touch with MTCSS
If you would like to discuss with our team how to correctly use your cold room to store food, you can call us on 01886 481 047. You can also contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We can answer any queries and questions you have and provide you with any further information you need.