Glass door refrigerators allow the user to quickly identify the contents for restocking or purchasing decisions in commercial foodservice establishments. Many establishments place refrigerators with glass doors in the front-of-house for customer self-service. Upright glass door refrigerators serve the same purpose as solid door refrigerators, but they are more stylish and user-friendly.
Glass door units come with either swinging or sliding doors. Choosing between each type is a matter of personal preference, but sliding doors can eliminate congestion issues since the door will not block any walkways. In addition to the standard reach-in refrigerators, FoodServiceWarehouse.com also offers pass-thru models that have doors on both sides for the maximum in versatility.
When selecting a model to suit your specific needs, be sure to take the compressor location into consideration. The glass door refrigerator’s compressor will be located on either the top or bottom of the unit. Each position comes with some benefits and drawbacks. Bottom-mounted compressors reduce bending strain on employees’ and customers’ backs because the bottom shelf is higher off the ground. However, every time the door is opened, some of the hot air from the compressor may flow into the cabinet. This problem is eliminated when the compressor is on the top of the unit. Top-mounted compressors increase efficiency since the hot air will not drift into the refrigerated cavity.