Milk is a delicious, time-tested healthy drink option that kids and adults love. Every school cafeteria needs high quality, dependable and low maintenance way to serve and store this in-demand beverage. This blog will discuss some of the critical features of school milk coolers and how a Powers Equipment school milk cooler is an excellent choice for your school, daycare, or business.
Types of School Milk Coolers Available
Finding the right school milk cooler is an important choice because it impacts the safety of the milk, the ability of the user to see and reach the milk, and how easy it is for your staff to load and maintain the unit. To make that choice you must know the milk capacity needed for children and staff. School milk coolers vary in capacity, access (top vs. side or both), and refrigeration system, among other things. Read on to explore these features and see what is a better choice for your school cafeteria or business.
How do School Milk Coolers Keep Milk Cool?
School milk coolers are generally cooled either by forced-air refrigeration or a cold wall evaporator. Forced-air refrigeration employs the use of a fan or fans to circulate air over an evaporator coil which in turn cools the air and the contents of the cooler. Cold wall technology, on the other hand, relies on refrigerant which is run through tubes within the walls of the unit to keep contents cool. Cold wall technology is not only quieter but also uses space more efficiently because no room is needed for a separate fan or fans. This makes cold wall technology a better choice for tightly packed items like milk. Powers has been using cold wall technology for decades.
What are the Features and Capacities Available for Powers School Milk Coolers?
Powers Equipment school milk coolers have several capacities available. High-quality features and construction make it easy to serve and store milk and stand the test of time. The three capacities/ models available for Powers Equipment school milk coolers are as follows:
- 8 case capacity Model 681
- 12 case capacity Model 569
- 16 case capacity Model 780
All Powers Equipment school milk coolers have a heavy-gauge, aluminum interiors, and cold wall technology with all copper tubing and a 1/5 HP condensing unit which uses environmentally friendly R-290 refrigerant. Powers Equipment units have a unique lid system that delivers the lowest serving height – only 16 inches – in the industry, which makes them ideal for serving children. Powers Equipment units also have an optional lock, easy to remove and clean plastic bottoms and powder-coat or stainless-steel exteriors.
How to Maintain School Milk Coolers
- Check Temperature: Monitor the temperature of your school milk cooler daily. Milk should be kept at a temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal freshness.
- Clean Surfaces: Wipe down the interior and exterior of your school milk cooler daily to reduce odors and growth of bacteria. Weekly, do more intensive cleaning with appropriate bleach-free or ammonia-free products.
- Maintain per Schedule: Follow the regular maintenance schedule for the school milk cooler to flush drain lines and remove dust from filter vents. Replace brittle gaskets as necessary.
- Repair Unit: As needed, repair damage to the unit from rust, leaks, and normal use. Fix latches, trays, and hinges on the school milk cooler.
- Position Properly: Good airflow is important for the optimal functioning of the unit. Make sure the school milk cooler is located in an area with good airflow and that nothing is leaning against it.
Fresh, cold milk is the cornerstone of healthy eating in school cafeterias around the country. School milk coolers not only keep milk fresh and safe for drinking but also offer low maintenance and attractive way to serve and store milk. Call Powers Equipment Company today to order your high-quality school milk cooler in the size and specifications that meet your needs.