Navigating Options: Tips for Choosing Upright Freezers

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Selecting the right upright freezer is crucial for any foodservice business, as it plays a significant role in keeping your ingredients fresh and your operations efficient. The Foodservice Equipment Depot (FED) in Calgary offers a wide range of upright freezers, making it easier for you to find one that fits your specific needs. Here are some essential tips for choosing the perfect upright freezer for your commercial kitchen, along with a table of featured models available at The FED.

Key Considerations When Choosing an Upright Freezer

1. Size and Capacity

The first step in selecting an upright freezer is determining the size and capacity that you need. Consider the following:

  • Space Availability: Measure the area where the freezer will be placed to ensure it fits comfortably without obstructing workflow.
  • Storage Needs: Estimate the volume of items you need to store. Larger kitchens with high storage needs might require multiple units or a single, larger freezer.

2. Energy Efficiency

Energy-efficient models can significantly reduce operational costs. Look for freezers with the Energy Star rating, which indicates they meet strict energy efficiency guidelines.

3. Temperature Control and Range

Consistent and precise temperature control is essential for food safety. Choose a freezer with a wide temperature range and reliable control mechanisms to suit various types of food storage needs.

4. Durability and Build Quality

Commercial freezers should be built to withstand the rigors of a busy kitchen. Stainless steel interiors and exteriors are durable and easy to clean, making them ideal for commercial use.

5. Ease of Use and Maintenance

Features like adjustable shelves, easy-to-read temperature displays, and auto-defrost can make a big difference in day-to-day operations. Additionally, consider models that offer easy access for cleaning and maintenance.

6. Warranty and Support

A robust warranty and reliable customer support can save you time and money in the long run. Ensure the freezer comes with a good warranty and that the supplier provides excellent after-sales support.

Featured Upright Freezers at The FED

To help you make an informed decision, here is a table showcasing some of the top upright freezers available at The FED:


Dimensions (WxDxH)

Key Features

Price (CAD)

54 2/5″ x 31 7/10″ x 83 3/10″

Stainless steel, Glass Doors, Dixell digital controller, LED display

$5,221.00 or $256/mo

28 7/10″ x 31 7/10″ x 81 3/10″

Stainless steel, Solid door, Dixell digital controller, LED display

$3,218.00 or $158/mo

23.75″ x 24.33″ x 54″

Single door, Energy efficient LED lighting, Low temperature system

$4,898.00 or $249/mo

28 3/8″ x 33 11/16″ x 83 1/2″

External temperature display, Easy cleaning, Automatic defrost cooling system

$4,298.00 or $218/mo


Choosing the right upright freezer for your commercial kitchen involves considering factors such as size, energy efficiency, temperature control, durability, ease of use, and warranty. The FED in Calgary offers a wide selection of high-quality upright freezers to meet the diverse needs of foodservice businesses. By carefully evaluating your requirements and comparing the available models, you can find the perfect freezer to enhance your kitchen’s efficiency and food safety.

For more information and to browse the full range of upright freezers, visit The FED’s Upright Freezer Section.

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