A Powers Equipment Company school cooler is designed to provide years of solid service for your school lunchroom. Following basic procedures for storing and serving milk, and for maintaining your school cooler, will ensure that the milk you serve is fresh, cold and delicious.

Powers offer three models of school milk cooler:

  • Model 681, with an 8 case capacity
  • Model 569, with a 12 case capacity
  • Model 780, with a 16 case capacity

Storing Cartons

  • Check milk when it is received to be sure it smells fresh, and has been kept at a temperature between 35°F and 45°F.
  • Make sure all the containers are intact and the expiration dates are far enough out.
  • Store the milk in your school cooler immediately upon receiving the delivery. Store it at the lowest level in the cooler possible. The lower the level, the lower the temperature.
  • When placing the cartons in the school cooler, be sure to rotate older stock to the front, placing the cartons with later sell-by dates toward the back.
  • Be sure to store milk away from other food products that you might have placed in your cooler, as the milk can pick up other flavors.

Serving Milk

  • Make sure the school cooler door is closed properly before and after serving time to maintain the proper temperature for the milk.
  • Close the door if there are breaks between seatings.
  • Wipe up spills as soon as they occur.

Maintaining Your School Cooler

  • Check the temperature of your school cooler daily.
  • Wipe the cooler out daily and deep-clean it weekly with appropriate cleaning products. Avoid products with ammonia or bleach as they may impart odors to the milk, and damage cooler parts.
  • Flush drain lines regularly with cleaner, clean dust from vents, and follow a regular maintenance schedule.
  • Check for holes, rust, leaks, brittle gaskets, damaged hinges and latches, and any other problems that can occur over time.
  • Place your school cooler so that there is proper air flow around the machine.