Glass & Plate Chillers

With Rapids Wholesale's plate coolers and glass chillers, you can serve chilled beer and other beverages like cocktails, as well as cool and fresh appetizers and salads in perfectly frosted glasses and chilled plates. Our glass frosters and plate chillers are manufactured by Beverage Air, Perlick, and True, three of the most-trusted brands in commercial refrigeration. Glass and Plate Chillers
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What Are Plate Coolers and Glass Chillers?

Glass chillers are actually specialized refrigerators that are designed to chill or frost your bar's glasses. Every bar or restaurant owner should consider investing in a commercial glass froster. If you want glasses that are chilled for a longer period and have an even layer of frost, you should invest in an excellent-quality glass chiller. And while the perfectly chilled glasses or mugs can be achieved by slowly chilling your bar's glassware in a glass or mug chiller, you can actually get an instant glass froster or an instant glass chiller for faster chilling of glasses or mugs.

Plate chillers, on the other hand, are similar to glass chillers but instead of glasses, they chill—as their name suggests—plates for salads or for other appetizers.

Another advantage of using a bar glass chiller or plate cooler is that you avoid the hassles of using an ordinary freezer or refrigerator, the contents of which can compete with the glassware and plates that you are chilling.

Different Ways of Chilling Glasses for Your Bar

There are several ways of chilling your mug's glassware: you can use glass chillers or glass frosters, or you can also opt for an ice bucket or the quick-chill method.

A fast method to frost mugs or glasses for your bar, if you don't have the option of using a glass chiller, is by utilizing a method that is known as the quick-chill. What you do is you pour some ice into the mug or glass, swirl around the ice, and allow the ice-filled container to cool. Then when the glass is chilled, you can proceed to pour out the ice, fill the glassware with the beverage, and then serve the drink.

A simple ice bucket to chill your bar's glassware can also work in lieu of a glass froster. What you do is fill an ice bucket with ice, place the glassware down into the bucket, and leave it submerged in the ice for a few minutes or so.

However, perhaps the most convenient way to chill your glassware is by using a glass chiller. Bar glass frosters are designed to cool cocktail glasses or mugs of beer faster and more conveniently. Bar and tavern owners usually prefer this method because their bar glasses usually stay colder compared to other quick-chilling methods. And it's easy to use a mug chiller: place the glasses in the glass chiller for several hours until it is completely chilled, take the cooled beer mugs and bar glasses, then serve your customers the perfectly chilled beer, cocktail, or liquor.

Serving Salads Using a Chilled or Cooled Plate

If you serve salads in your restaurant or bar, then you would benefit immensely from a plate cooler. Salads are best served chilled, and to keep the vegetables fresher even after you serve them to your customers, it is best to use chilled salad plates.

You can actually chill your salad plate without the use of a plate chiller. A simple freezer or refrigerator can be used to chill or cool plates; however, one disadvantage of using an ordinary fridge or freezer is that you run the risk of using premium space reserved for beverages, food, and other ingredients.

It is therefore more convenient to use plate coolers and plate chillers to specifically cool or chill your salad or appetizer plates.