Refrigeration Temperature Guide

For more information on the correct temperatures for food storage and legislations please find details at www.food.gov.uk and www.food.gov.uk/foodindustry or refer to your local council.

There is no specific temperature for bottled drinks and beers, but below 10°C is certainly recommended.

With Lagers and Ciders, often the colder they are, the better they taste, so 4°C, or some prefer even colder.

You can choose from the following cabinet types to display your bottled drinks and beers effectively...

There is no specific temperature for the serving of white wines.

The general recommendation is +8 to +10°C for quality wines and down to 4°C for cheaper or sweet white wines.

Red wine should be stored between +14 and +16°C to keep its quality.

You will often find that wine fridges have tinted door glass and dim internal lights. This is as light can cause oxidisation and degrading of the wine.

You can find our full range of wine coolers here...

For correct storage, produce including dairy products are recommended to be kept in a temperature range of +1°C to +4°C.

We have a wide range of cabinets suitable for the storage and display of pre-chilled foods including...

The preferred temperature for the storage of fresh meat products is between -2°C and 0°C.

Not only for health, safety and hygiene but also because at this temperature the blood does not run so creates less mess.

Take a look at the range of different cabinet types below that are designed specifically for the storage and display of fresh meat...

Fresh fish should be kept at -1 to +1°C.

Note that specific fridges must be used for fresh fish as it gives off ammonia which can damage general refrigeration units.

Stainless steel refrigerators with specially coated refrigeration parts are required. 

There is no specified temperature for ice cream.

Serving temperatures range from -14°C to -20°C for efficient scooping of the ice cream. Storage temperatures are lower at around 22°C.

You can take a look at our massive range of ice cream freezers below...

It is recommended to keep frozen food products between -18°C and -22°C.

More specialist chest freezers that can go as low as -45°C are also available.

We have the widest range of commercial refrigeration available with deliveries direct to you from the factory. For effective storage and display of frozen foods you can choose from the following types of cabinets.

Standard temperatures are from +70°C to -3°C in 90 minutes or +70°C to -18°C in 240 minutes.

Times are for guidance only as water content and weight will change chilling / freezing times.

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