Commercial chest freezers are especially useful for back of the house storage since they aren’t particularly attractive, yet they can efficiently store a lot of product. When considering which commercial chest freezer will work best for you, there are several key features that merit keeping in mind. The first is the type of lid or door the chest freezer has. Sliding doors take much less vertical space to open, but you can only access half of the freezer at a time. Flip-up lids or doors give you access to the entire chest freezer, but you need to be sure to leave enough clearance above the freezer to allow the door to open.
It is also important to evaluate the overall size and compressor location of any potential commercial chest freezer you are considering. Obviously the dimensions of the chest freezer will determine how much you can store inside it and whether it will fit into the space you have allotted for it, but you will also need to make sure that there is at least six inches of clearance around the side of the freezer where the compressor is located. Without this clearance, the compressor will have to work harder than normal and it can and will eventually burn out costing you hundreds of dollars to fix.