Blast Chillers are an often overlooked, but highly valuable piece of kitchen equipment. Also known as Quick Chill Units or Shock Freezers, a Blast Chiller moves prepared or hot food quickly through the food safety Danger Zone to safe refrigerated or frozen temperatures. These chillers efficiently cool by actually removing the heat directly from your food product - not by introducing cold air like a refrigerator or freezer. As part of a Cook-Chill process, this allows foodservice operators to cook entrees, sauces or soups in bulk, then transport the chilled food to satellite operations. Blast Chilled food products also have a longer shelf life, allowing the quick rethermalization of entreés throughout your serving week. Other quick chill advantages include less food shrinkage, waste and the ability to maximize labor by moving some meal preparation activities to less busy periods. ZESCO carries Blast Chillers from American Panel and Traulsen in capacities or configurations perfect for any operation.