What are backbars & keg coolers?
Allow us to explain the two terms, so we are all on the same page when we talk about backbar coolers and KEG coolers.
Backbars (also known as backbar coolers, beer fridges, bar fridges, under counter bottle fridges or a mix of the above) are versatile refrigeration units fitted under bar counters, providing readily accessible chilled beverages. They can help keep all chilled beers and ciders, wines and fizz, still and sparkling water, and soft beverages at optimal, ice-cold, thirst-quenching temperatures for maximum refreshment. KEG coolers (also known as KEG storage coolers or KEG chillers), on the other hand, serve a very specific yet equally essential function in establishments that pride in a robust draft beer service. These units maintain KEGs at the perfect temperature, ensuring a perfectly cooled and enjoyable draft beer experience for your customers. Doors provide quick and easy access to the KEGs, so that KEGs can easily be changed directly from the bar.
Selecting the perfect backbar & KEG cooler for your business
Choosing a backbar or KEG cooler for your business should not be a difficult task. Here are some of the key factors to consider:
Size of your establishment
Naturally, a compact backbar fridge suits a cozy café selling a carefully selected list of beverages, while a larger bar, pub, or restaurant servicing a high volume of varied customer preferences requires a more substantial setup with several 2 or 3 door backbar coolers. The same goes for the choice of KEG cooler – the more kegs you need chilled, the larger keg cooler you should choose. Volume of beverage consumption
A bustling, high-traffic bar needs a bar fridge that supports the high frequency of pulling out bottles, opening and closing the unit’s doors. TEFCOLD offers solutions with adequate cooling systems to handle such demanding tasks consistently, ensuring you always have refreshingly cold beverages to sell. Sliding doors or hinged doors
If the bar area is narrow, self-closing sliding doors in the backbar save space and offer convenience. If space isn't too much of an issue, self-closing hinged doors are a good choice. Here you have the advantage that more than one person can operate the bar fridge at the same time. And if more cooling space is needed, you can always check out our large display coolers.
Why choose TEFCOLD backbar coolers?
We carry a wide selection of backbars. The different product ranges have some similarities, but there are also unique features for each range.
The DB is our “standard” range of backbars. It offers great energy efficiency with A and B EU energy ratings as well as a contemporary design with a black exterior, a stucco aluminium interior, double glazed tempered glass doors, and adjustable wire shelves with a white plastic coating for easy maintenance. BA
The BA is our premium range of backbar coolers made from solid materials and with A and B EU energy ratings. It comes with many of the same features as the DB range but has aluminium doors with double glazed tempered glass as well as adjustable chrome shelves with closely-spaced wires, which gives you a high capacity and stability. Available in 870 mm and 900 mm height. CBC
The CBC is our heavy-duty range of backbar coolers for maximized cooling capacity. It is available with glass doors or solid doors and features a stainless steel interior complete with adjustable SS304 stainless steel shelves.
How TEFCOLD backbars & KEG coolers can boost your business
At TEFCOLD, we're not just selling refrigeration solutions. We aim to be your partner in business growth. Our backbars and KEG coolers help you achieve ideal temperatures for your beverages, all while adding a dash of sophistication to your establishment’s décor. Combined with their energy efficiency, these units become an investment that quickly pays for itself, contributing positively to your bottom line.
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