The best cold and bold, part 2

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Refrigerated storage is such a broad category of a kitchen or catering environment that it never does any harm to be reminded of the kind of solutions currently available in the market. Here, in part two of two, we pick out a range of refrigerated products in the UK right now.

Autonumis bottle coolers

Autonumis is a UK manufacturer producing premium high performance, low energy bottle coolers without a premium price. Owners benefit from an optimised display area and generous internal capacities which are ideal for selling premium bottled beers, ciders and other chilled beverages. LED lighting ensures all the bottles are displayed to make a real impact in front of the customer. Units are reverse vented which helps to extend the life of the bottle cooler. All models are supplied with a black external finish as standard but with a choice of hinged or sliding doors. Options also include stainless steel frame doors, stainless steel solid doors or complete outer stainless steel cabinets. Autonumis bottle coolers come with a 2 year warranty.

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Did you know?
Every Autonumis Bottler Cooler incorporates lower energy evaporator and condenser fan motors and the latest advanced Danfoss compressor and thermostat technology. Improved thermal insulation and the latest in efficient K glass sealed units in the doors complete the upgrade to the model range. With these advances in new technology, Autonumis has been able to decrease the energy consumption of their coolers by more than 25% compared with previous models.


Williams Scarlet multideck

Williams has a comprehensive range of grab-and-go merchandisers, which combine peak performance and aesthetics to create a perfect front of house storage option. As well as refrigerated cabinets, Williams also offers the heated Scarlet multideck. The multideck range includes slimline and standard units available in different sizes. They are ideal for any location where grab-and-go is offered, from universities and schools to forecourts, airports and railway stations to sandwich shops and cafes. Williams provides a range of tools to help dealers sell Williams products, including product training, datasheets and sales brochures and instructional videos.

Did you know?
Williams’ R series of multidecks has a powerful air curtain that keeps the interior temperature of the cabinet at the ideal level. The Scarlet heated multideck can have up to four separate temperature zones to keep different foods at the right hot-hold level.


Precision Retro Back Bar Bottle Coolers

Not only do Precision’s Retro styled back bar bottle coolers have a very unique and distinctive look, but they are also highly customisable with a variety of options. There is a choice of 2, 3 and 4 doors models with glass or solid doors, but they can also be painted to any colour as per the customer’s requirements. Likewise, there is a choice of mirrored, brushed or burnished (scratched) stainless steel so there’s real scope for customers to use their artistic flair and create something completely unique to them. The heavy duty door hardware is also a key feature of these products. It’s a major element to the Retro look and it’s also built to last giving that very reassuring solid ‘clunk’ when closing the doors.

Did you know?
The retro cabinets use Precision’s latest energy saving controllers and can even be connected to its online cloud-based monitoring solution – Precision Connect. This IoT (Internet of Things) solution, enables customers to monitor temperature and performance from anywhere via a web or mobile app. Users can modify the temperature, turn the fridge on or off, initiate a manual defrost, and even download temperature recordings all from the comfort of their PC or phone.


Adande Sarma Cabinet

The Adande Sarma Cabinet is a low energy user, similar to a cabinet with doors but provides a better customer experience with fewer communal touchpoints. The Sarma cabinet includes Aircell technology which ensures exceptional air management throughout the cabinet. It uses short air curtains to achieve low energy use and maintain an even temperature in the cabinet.

Did you know?
The cabinet can be used in grab-and-go food environments such as convenience stores, food retailers and anywhere open access refrigerated display is needed for customers. Adande offers full training for dealers, together with comprehensive marketing materials such as case studies, customer testimonials, specification and brochure material as required.


Sealing the deal for refrigeration efficiency

Replacement fridge seals are essential to maintain the efficiency of a unit, or to get it back up and running in the worst cases. However, it normally takes two visits; the first, to diagnose, measure and order the seal, and the second to fit the seal. This means two call-out charges and there can be a delay to source the product, particularly if it’s coming from overseas.

Filta Group has created a solution for that in the form of FiltaSeal, a service that involves its engineers manufacturing the seal on-site using specialist tooling in its mobile workshop, before fitting it to the appliance.

Edward Palin, commercial director at Filta Group, says it means one call-out at a fixed price, with no extra charges. “It is cheaper (an estimated 40% cheaper than competitors on the market), more convenient and hassle-free – with no need to wait for parts and no need for two visits. Faulty seals are a common issue with fridges and can lead to the equipment overheating or not reaching temperature.”

Palin says that a broken seal can mean refrigeration equipment ends up using as much as three times more energy because cool air escapes. “It can also lead to micro-organisms and bacteria entering the food storage compartment, risking potential hygiene issues,” he adds.

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Clare Nicholls

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