When to Replace: Walk-In Refrigerators and Freezers

When To Replace from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

March 20, 2012

Walk-in Refrigerators and Freezers: An Overview

Foodservice operators can purchase a walk-in refrigerator or freezer in virtually any shape and size. Walk-ins can be as small as 15 cubic feet and as large as 400,000 square feet. Multi-level walk-ins also are available.

How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Walk-in

With new and more energy-efficient technologies continuously being developed, experts recommend that walk-ins be replaced after 15 years of service.

Time to Replace Your Walk-In?

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Spec Check: Walk-In Refrigerators

Purchased infrequently but essential to foodservice, walk-in refrigeration units should be carefully considered prior to investment.

Walk-in Applications

Walk-ins fill a variety of applications but are most commonly used for cold or frozen food storage in foodservice operations.

Nor-Lake Provides the Ultimate in Walk-In Design


From in-stock, same-day ship models to custom colors and sizes, Nor-Lake offers you the ultimate in walk-in design. 15 year panel warranties on all Kold Locker™, Fast Trak™ and Fine Line™ Walk-ins from Nor-Lake Nor-Lake reinforce our commitment to quality.

Maintaining a Walk-In Refrigerator

There are basic maintenance requirements that can help extend a walk-in’s service life.

Energy Efficiency and Walk-Ins

There is currently no Energy Star rating for walk-ins, however, the U.S. Department of Energy is working on standards that are expected to be announced in 2012 and implemented by 2015.

Master-Bilt Walk-Ins

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