Commercial Restaurant Equipment Auctions: Best Sushi Case Buying Guide

Sushi continues to captivate America’s health conscious diners and in order to serve it properly; one must invest in sushi cases. There are generally a variety of sushi cases to choose from at commercial restaurant equipment auctions. However, auctions in South Florida tend to move at a fast clip. So it’s best to know what type of sushi case one wants before heading off to commercial restaurant equipment auctions. That said, here’s a short, sushi case buying guide that may help:

Self-Contained or Remote

In general, the sushi cases buyers will find at commercial restaurant equipment auctions are categorized as either self-contained or remote. Self-contained units have built-in compressors that help keep the fish cool. Remote units do not feature built-in compressors. Therefore, external condensing units must be purchased separately and installed near the non-refrigerated cases.

Each type of sushi case obviously has its own pros and cons. Many people love the remote units because they tend to be quiet, bigger, more versatile and easier to maintain than the built-in units. Other sushi chefs love the built-ins because they are a breeze to relocate and don’t require extra purchases or the installation services of an electrical contractor.

Compressor Orientation

Built-in models usually have right-sided or left-sided compressors. It is best to choose the compressor orientation that best fits an establishment’s layout. For example, compressors traditionally need adequate ventilation, frequent air filter changes and electricity to run. So, the compressor should ideally be on the side of the case closest to the nearest, available outlet and provide room for routine servicing.

Length, Width and Height

Similar may be said for the sushi case’s dimensions. They vary greatly, which can be an advantage or disadvantage depending on the situation. As such, it’s wise to select models that will fit easily into a restaurant’s allotted, display space. Otherwise, it may be necessary to call in a building contractor to alter the display area to accommodate the display area’s dimensions.

Display Case Temperatures

Finally, it is vital to choose sushi display cases that meet regulatory guidelines when it comes to refrigeration temperatures. In most areas, that means the case should be able to keep the fresh sushi at 31 degrees Fahrenheit or less. To learn more about choosing the best sushi cases at commercial restaurant equipment auctions, please contact our Lauro Auction professionals today.