Cool looks, max chill factor.
Precision Refrigeration redefines the backbar cabinet. British manufacturer Precision Refrigeration has announced a completely new range of backbar cabinets that combine ’sexy retro’ looks with the latest heavy-duty refrigeration technology. The cabinets deliver what Precision says is a new standard in cool quality, making it easier for designers to create style that extends even to bottle storage.
“For too long the backbar fridge has been the weak spot of stylish bar design,” says Precision’s managing director Jeremy Hall. “Increasingly, designers are looking for backbar fridges that are not only built to last, but look the part, as opposed to simply being cheap ways to store booze.”
But he points out that although reliability and efficiency sell refrigeration to caterers and bar operators, it’s looks that sell backbar drinks to customers. And good looks are what marks out this new range, he says:
“These cabinets are high-impact sales tools. Features like the heavy duty pull-down latches and the brushed or polished stainless steel finish give the cabinets a striking retro feel.”
The build quality is top-drawer as well, Hall adds. But for all the style and construction quality, they were determined to get the price right, in what is still a cost-conscious market. “Buyers are getting market-leading specs at a very competitive cost,” he says.
The built-in heavy-duty refrigeration system means the new cabinets can pull down bottle temperature really fast, not just hold it in a pre-chilled state.
Initially there are four sizes to choose from: A single-door model (600mm wide), two-door (available in 900 or 1200mm versions) and a three-door unit measuring 1350mm. Even the largest models run from a standard 13-amp supply.
All the models are finished in DP1 stainless steel exteriors, with heavy-duty adjustable shelves and double-glazed doors. The pull-down chrome ‘clunk’ latch handles, which are fitted as standard, give a positive closing facility to ensure doors are shut properly, maximising the cabinet’s chill factor.
Other standard features include self-closing doors, to save energy, locks to eliminate pilfering, adjustable levelling feet, auto defrost, and bright fluorescent interior lighting to take full advantage of the look and impact of the fridge’s frontal display.
Options include solid doors instead of glass, left or right opening single doors, sliding doors (two-door models), external and internal polished stainless steel as an alternative finish, and simple door handles. In addition, Precision has the facility to tailor its standard products to suit sites with special requirements.
Precision’s new integral backbar cabinets are available from distributors throughout the UK. The standard single-door and two-door models will be available ex-stock. Precision also offers a range of backbar cabinets designed for use with remote refrigeration systems (model identifier: ‘BBR’).
For more information check out the Precision website (www.precision-refrigeration.co.uk), or call the company directly on +44 (0)1842 753 994.