Well I learned some new things about the prep fridge (at market today) when the repairman came to look at why the prep fridge does not want to hold the temperatures okay. For on thing the prep fridge is not meant to be run over 90 degrees F. The repairman asked me if I had another container to put in the left back of the prep fridge. I said I did have an extra container, but I store the extra pepperoni there and don't use the extra container. The repairman told me the extra container would insulate the top of the prep fridge a lot better. I knew the top of the prep fridge was not insulated but did not know that the extra container would help to keep the temperatures lower. The repairman said they he was always taught to tell businesses to use all of the containers on the top of any prep fridge. He asked me if when some of the other repairmen came out if they didn't tell me the same thing. I said no, no one ever told me about that. He said he would tell the manager and make sure all of the repairmen tell their customers the same thing. He also told me I have a top of the line Beverage Air prep fridge and usually they are very good prep fridges. He told me my type of prep fridge is built very good. I also asked if there is a defrost sensor on the prep fridge and he told me no there is no defrost sensor on my prep fridge.
The repairman also asked me if I could move the prep fridge away from beside of the deck oven. I said I was thinking about doing that when the maintenance men repair my floor. I did talk to the market manager again this past Tuesday about the repairing of the floor and now one of the maintenance men at out sick for a long while. I might never get the floor repaired.
I had thought about moving the prep fridge to the right hand side of the bench when the floor is repaired.
The repairman told me there are prep fridges that can run in hotter temperatures (like at market) but those prep fridges run about 5,000.00.
I said forget about that because I only operate one day a week at market. The repairman chuckled and agreed with me about a really expensive prep fridge for market. After checking everything the repairman said the prep fridge is running fine and it should do okay now that the other container is installed. At least that is good news.
I told the repairman I am also having problems with the deli case icing up but it does keep the temperatures constant even if it ices up some. He told me that the heat and high humidity are also probably icing up that unit at times. I monitor that on days when I am at market and defrost when needed. The repairman told me the deli case does not have a defrost sensor either.
The prep fridge came down to the right temperature quickly today. I will go back to market and check it again after I pick up some more flour and other things I need at market.