We are back from NAFEM and had another great show! U.S.
Cooler released their new Vert-Ergo vertical handle at the show in Orlando. The handle was displayed in the “What’s Hot, What’s Cool” booth and gained positive feedback. U.S. Cooler’s new vertical handle design is the first vertical handle in the industry! The ergonomic behavior-friendly design provides increased leverage for a more natural and comfortable opening method. The heavy-duty commercial design and sleek finish make for an appealing look.
Starting in April 2017, all U.S. Cooler walk-in coolers and freezers will showcase the new Vert-Ergo handle (unless specified otherwise). By taking the user into account, the Vert-Ergo handle creates an easier, more comfortable pull method for opening walk-in doors.
Looking for a sleek new look for your glass door displays? Anthony International’s Infinity door offers a contemporary, elegant appeal with slim borders and a stylish handle. Anthony’s Infinity 090 Door is engineered for maximum efficiency and high durability with energy savings up to 70% compared to typical heated doors. If you are looking for a contemporary style to showcase product, ask about the Infinity door option for your glass doors.
Features for the Infinity 090 Glass Doors
Cooler and Freezer options
Standard door rail finishes: satin silver or black
Handle options: chrome, satin silver or black
Black or white shelves with galvanized posts
Automatic hold-open and door stop
Magnetic door gaskets
Optional: energy controls, LED lighting, cylinder lock, french door frame and anti-fog add-ons
Deer hunting seasons are underway in some parts of the nation, so it’s time once again to prepare yourself to venture into the fields and forests. Once you’ve managed to harvest and field dress your first deer, there’s the matter of storing it in the proper environment to get the best tasting meat.
Some people will quarter the deer without aging it, but this is a major mistake if you want quality venison. The deer stiffens during rigor mortis in the 24 hours after being killed. If it is processed during this time, the muscles shorten and contract causing the meat to become tough. You should let your deer hang for 2 to 4 days at minimum before processing to avoid this. For the best tasting deer meat Mississippi State University recommends 14 to 18 days of hanging time. A general rule of thumb is, the older the deer, the longer the hang time. Longer hanging times will allow the deer’s natural enzymes and acids to break down and tenderize the meat and give it a smoother, less “gamey” flavor.
An optimal temperature to hang deer meat at should be temperature above freezing but below 40 degrees F. Many people let the deer hang in their garage, but this far from the proper conditions because of contaminants, pests and temperature fluctuations that come with an uncontrolled environment such as this. If your meat is stored above 40 degrees it will start to rot, but if it is frozen at temperatures below 28 degrees it can become freezer burned. In these situations, having access to a commercial-sized refrigerator that will keep your deer at a constant temperature and free of outside contamination is optimal.
We are quickly approaching that time of year again… hunting season. Many hunters know that after their tags are filled, the game must be cooled and held at a certain temperature to maintain its freshness. Due to the size of the game, it is necessary to have a larger cold storage unit to hold the meat before and after processing.
Game Lockers are a perfect solution for preserving and storing meat after the hunt. Game Lockers come in two sizes: 6’ x 6’ x 8’ and 6’ x 8’ x 8’. These meat coolers are sold as a package including refrigeration and overhead rail system with hooks. They also feature reinforced ceilings to support the weight of deer or other game. Both models have available space for shelving to help organize your inventory in the cooler. Game Lockers are available to purchase online from U.S. Cooler dealer sites.
Now is the time to start looking into Game Lockers for this upcoming hunting season. Visit this page for more detailed information and to get a quote for Game Lockers.
Anthony, a manufacturer of commercial glass refrigerator and freezer doors, announced it will debut first-ever Transparent LCD Refrigerated Glass Doors at the 2011 NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores) tradeshow at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.
Anthony debuted this innovative new product with a 5 door display of Transparent LCD Refrigerated Glass Doors. Below you can see their iDoor Intelligent Merchandising display.
The U.S. Cooler “Brew Cave” is a high efficiency cooler package to small commercial and residential customers. With the unit’s lower price, higher efficiency, and several color choices; this commercial grade walk-in will be of great interest to home brewers, microbreweries, small bar/club and residential users. Unlike the usual beer caves found in Convenience Stores, U.S. Cooler has designed Brew Cave to fit in a small space and still offer tons of storage for beer, soda or any cold beverage at a very competitive price. This convenient high efficiency package includes everything necessary for a walk-in beverage cooler; refrigeration, shelving and draft beer dispensing system.
The Brew Cave is available in one standard model size, 6’10” x 4’10” x 7’6” but dimensions can also be customized to suit your requirements. The small size lends itself to the ability of fitting in most basements, garages, bars or clubs. The Brew Cave can store over 30 cases of beer and 6 or more kegs, all while keeping them cold and ready to enjoy.
U.S. Cooler provides mortuary coolers built to meet the demands of Funeral Directors, Coroners, Medical Labs and many other temperature controlled environments. These systems come equipped with a heavy duty stationary rack system for ease of loading and unloading. Our high quality, energy efficient mortuary refrigerators are made to meet sanitation requirements and are NSF and UL approved. Our standard sized unit is 8’ x 3’ x 6’ with a floor and is a 3 body model. U.S. Cooler can also build any custom size mortuary cooler to meet your specifications.
Copeland now carries outdoor condensing units for the food service industry. There new light weight, slim shaped units are available in medium and low temperatures ranging from 2 – 6 horsepower.
Copeland Scroll Outdoor Condensing Units are perfectly suited for walk-in cooler and freezer applications. All units integrate the many benefits of the Copeland Scroll compressor technology, fan speed control and Copeland Performance Alert™ diagnostic controls, and are available in 208/230 single-phase and 208/230 three-phase voltage applications.
Scroll compressors offer the highest energy efficiency levels to lower energy bills. With integrated controls that optimize fan motor speed to maximize the heat transfer through over-sized condenser coils, additional energy savings are achieved. The average energy savings for end-users is $350 per year for a 3HP medium temperature unit, however this number could be greater depending on the application.