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What Is On-Demand Defrost for Commercial Kitchens?

Posted by RDT on Apr 24, 2017 4:58:54 PM

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Here at RDT, on-demand defrost is made possible through our Eco-Smart solution, but not everyone is familiar with on-demand defrost for commercial kitchens. So let's take a closer look at what that means and why it can impact the bottom line for restaurants and foodservice operations.


On demand defrost is, well, on demand. An Eco-Smart system will only start a defrost cycle when it has to and not when it's told to. Traditional time clock systems will defrost an evaporator coil as many as four times a day, whether it needs it or not, which wastes energy.

The Eco-Smart Controller monitors the evaporator coils in both coolers and freezers, and it starts the defrost cycle only when needed. This could  save up to 50% on electrical utility costs and return your investment in only eight months.


The reason we have walk-in coolers and freezers is to keep our ingredients in ideal storage conditions. A freezer with frost buildup or a cooler that doesn't stay at consistent temperatures can result in spoilage and wasted food.


Icing in a freezer or cooler can damage food products and create safety hazards for employees. An Eco-Smart on demand defrost system will help eliminate these risks efficiently and cost effectively.


The Eco-Smart on demand defrost system also provides smart monitoring and alerts that can be sent directly to your phone, computer, or tablet via e-mail or text. The Eco-Smart Controller also holds 30 days of data that can be downloaded to your computer for Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) requirements. And, there are no monthly fees for this service.   


The Eco-Smart on demand defrost controller is versatile as well. It can be ordered when buying new refrigeration and an “Eco-Smart Retrofit Kit” is available and can be installed on existing refrigeration already in the field.

Find out more about Eco-Smart On-Demand Defrost System by watching this short but comprehensive animation that explains all the details in an easy-to-understand way.


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Topics: freezer, remote refrigeration, refrigeration, food waste, commercial refrigeration, energy efficiency, Walk-Ins, HACCP, Eco-Smart

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