A Gas fridge is vital for you to store all of your “must keep” chilled cooking ingredients for the day. Keeping your milk cool and fresh, your meats such as sausages, bacon, and burgers cool and at the right temperature to prevent the growth of food poisoning bacteria is vital.
It is very important that you have a good fridge that holds temperature throughout the day, especially during the summer time. If you are trading anywhere now days it’s very important for you to also keep a record of the daily fridge temperatures. The results are written and recorded in a daily log and kept by you.
Fridge temperatures should be at 8°C or below, ideally it’s suggested that your gas/LPG fridge be between 0-4°C and the freezer part of your fridge (top section) operate at -18°C or below.
It is also a good idea to get a fridge thermometer which attaches on the outside of your fridge to let you know the temperature inside the fridge at a glance. I use to have one on my fridge with an alarm built into it, so that when the temperature dropped the alarm would sound
Some gas fridges come with dual electric and gas so when you get you food trailer/van home you can plug it straight into the mains; this saves you having to take everything out of the fridge. If you get around to it, try and get yourself a fridge lock so that the door does not fly open when you are driving your food trailer/van.
Not much to say about this apart from clean your fridge regularly by using some soapy water to wipe out the fridge or a mixture of water and vinegar is supposed to work wonders so I’ve been told.
Also be aware of surprised visits from environmental health officers who will want to see inside of your fridge so make sure you store all your meats (or high risk foods)at the bottom of your fridge.
Below is a selection of gas/lpg fridges for sale which may be of interest to you. Consider also what size of fridge will suit your needs best, can it also hold some cans drinks for the summer time when the weather is hot. People hate warm drinks in the summer so this may be something for you to consider.