Whether you are chilling vegetables or marinating meat, every commercial kitchen needs reliable refrigeration equipment than can hold ingredients of all shapes and sizes. Upright fridges, also known as vertical or tall fridges, are the perfect cold storage solution for any professional kitchen with limited floor space and higher ceilings. Unlike an under-counter or under-bench fridge, the key attribute of an upright fridge is that it houses its motor at the bottom or top of the unit - thereby giving you an upright or vertical fridge layout - similar to a traditional household fridge.
For any busy commercial hospitality kitchens, there are many advantages of selecting an upright fridge. Due to their upright layout, vertical fridges have a large field of view so that when you open the door and glance up and down, you are able to see what lies within the fridge with ease. Upright fridges also feature adjustable shelves that can be moved to accommodate food and ingredients of different sizes - helping ensure you will always have enough space available to stow your essentials and more. From boxes of vegetables and large bottles of cream to legs of ham and buckets of clams, an upright fridge helps you to store your ingredients appropriately, keeps things at the right temperature and minimises the risks of spills within the fridge (as things are not crammed inside).
Unlike domestic models, commercial-grade vertical fridges have numerous features that help them to cope with the everyday demands of professional Australian kitchens. This often includes removable shelves (for easy cleaning), more powerful motors (to maintain the correct temperature when the unit is opened frequently) and hard-wearing hinges that will stand the test of time in any busy environment. They are often made from more rugged and harder wearing components, thereby making them more durable and able to withstand the most demanding of commercial kitchen uses.
At One Stop Wholesaler, we have a wide range of upright fridge models from many of the most popular and trusted brands in Australia. Some have glass doors (which allow you to see the ingredients inside), some have solid doors, and others are bench-top height (which means you get the added benefit of an extra work surface on the top).
Browse our collection of tall fridges and find the perfect way to maximise storage space within your commercial kitchen. If you are upgrading your equipment, you may also wish to explore our selection of under-bench fridges as well for those lower level spaces.