Tips for Making the Most of Your Mobile Cooler/Freezer

If you are currently renting a mobile refrigeration unit for an industry event, a corporate function, or a wedding celebration, you must be wondering how you can make the most of the unit you have selected. According to Natural Resources Canada, walk-in coolers and walk-in freezers are “insulated, enclosed spaces used to store and/or display refrigerated or frozen food or other perishable goods”. As operators or users of a walk-in refrigeration unit, Natural Resources Canada recommends that you open the door to your unit very briefly and as infrequently as possible. When the door is kept open, cold air can escape from within, making the cooling system work a lot harder to maintain consistent temperature. As well, foods and food containers should be completely cooled before they are stored in a mobile cooler or freezer. When hot items are placed inside a unit, they can add more heat to the cold storage space, creating temperature fluctuations that can tamper with the safety of your foods. While storing items inside the unit, you need to make sure that there is space between the containers so cold air can circulate properly. Last but not least, you should check the unit’s temperature to make sure they are at the ideal level. Walk-in coolers should operate at above 0°C and at or below 13°C, and walk-in freezers should operate at or below 0°C.

If you are booking refrigeration rentals from Coolmate Rentals, you can expect friendly customer service and white glove delivery too! Coolmate Rentals will deliver your event fridge rental to your location on time and level and stabilize the trailer for you. Our drivers are especially trained to park the trailer on all types of surfaces, including grass, asphalt, and uneven ground. Upon arrival, our driver will provide you with lock and keys to the unit and help you verify the temperature before leaving. We understand it can be confusing for some business owners to operate a mobile refrigeration unit for the first time. So please do not hesitate to ask us any questions! Coolmate Rentals’ #1 priority is to make the rental experience safe, secure and hassle free for our customers. Reach out to us today to learn more about our units, or book a trailer for the upcoming holiday season.