Cold Room Blast Freezer or Compact Spiral Series?

Cold Room Blast Freezers and our Compact Spiral Series both do broadly the same job, right?

So, what’s the difference, and what should you be looking for to keep your production in the best shape?

Food manufacturing is a complex and precise process, and any gains in efficiency can mean a huge amount to the end result – and your bottom line. Cold Room Blast freezers do what it says on the tin – they freeze food products in a flash and prepare them for transportation and storage ready for sale.

At Korutek, we know that Compact Spiral Freezers can improve almost every aspect of your food production, including:

  • Maximising the space you have to work in
  • Automating certain tasks to avoid the need for human intervention
  • Improving the quality of your production
  • Keeping your production moving continuously
  • Reducing the cost per unit of your product

I know it all sounds too good to be true – but the compact spiral design means that a smaller space can pack more of a punch, thanks to our ‘plug in and go’ solution that effortlessly removes heat from your food manufacturing process.

Maximising factory floor space means that you can fit more freezers in, have extra storage capacity, or leave room to expand into – the possibilities are endless.

Cold Room Blast Freezers were revolutionary for the food production industry when they were introduced, but everything evolves and we’re always looking for ways to improve.

A Cold Room Blast Freezer (also known as Cold Store Freezing) is a room where cold air is blasted onto the products, as the name would suggest. Factories have to batch produce and wheel trollies of produce into the cold room, and then wheel them back out after they’ve been stored overnight.

However, Spiral Freezers are continuous and automatic, so factories can have a continuous production line and lessen the need for labour, making everything more efficient.

The Compact Spiral Series – What Do I Need To Know?

The modular nature of our Compact Spiral Series means that your freezing and cooling capacity can grow as your company grows, allowing you to move at your own pace.

One of the main benefits of our Compact Spiral Series is quicker freezing so that you can send the food products downstream for further processing with ease. It also means there’s no manual handling and you can have a continuous product process and you’re able to package food at its optimal point for better storage and better quality frozen/chilled food. Our Compact Spiral Freezers work by blowing cool air over the products, removing the heat quickly and efficiently by cooling the water crystals which are then frozen or chilled.

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This means that the ice crystals that are formed in the food products are smaller, which leads to higher-quality foods being frozen or chilled at their freshest, locking in the maximum nutritional value and keeping the product consistently excellent. All of this means there’s less manual handling, a continuous production process, and better quality of frozen food.

That’s where Cold Room Blast Freezers work differently. Because of the nature of the system, large ice crystals form in the food, meaning that the quality of the product diminishes.

Because Cold Room Blast Freezers aren’t controlled environments, there’s always the risk of severe crystallisation of ice particles and freezer burns on food, particularly on meat products. That’s obviously a concern where waste, quality control, and manual labour costs are concerned and can represent a burden on your production line.

But Spiral Freezers don’t suffer from the same issues due to being controlled environments where quality control can be managed before any issues crop up.

Our aim is to eliminate common problems in your food production business, and we know that one of the BIGGEST issues is any unplanned downtime…

So, our standard machine types provide common parts so you can free up space and cash in inventory by keeping spare on our site, with quick turnaround times. That way you can remove unplanned downtime and avoid loss of production thanks to our typical 24-hour lead time for critical spare parts.

We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach because let’s be honest, that’s never going to give you the best results. So, that’s why the Compact Spiral Series allows you to free up capacity AND money by not overstretching yourself with an oversized machine that you’re simply not ready for yet.

It’s hygienic and easy to maintain, designed specifically to eliminate crevices, nooks, and crannies where bacteria can build up. Not only that, but the Compact Spiral Series also has a built-in belt track and cleaning system so the belt is continuously kept to the same hygienic standards as when it was first installed.

Why Should I Consider A Compact Spiral Series Freezer Over A Cold Room Blast Freezer?

Cold Room Blast freezers will always do the job, but when you consider the reliability, the compact nature, and the advanced technology that our Compact Spiral Freezer packs, there isn’t really any competition. It’s suitable for cooling or freezing a wide range of products, including:

  • Raw meat
  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Baked goods
  • Fried products
  • Ready meals
  • Soups
  • Pet food
  • Ice creams
  • Desserts

The quick-freezing mechanism means that you ALWAYS get a better quality end product – no ifs, buts or maybes. The benefits of Our Compact Spiral Series Freezers include:

  • A higher-quality product
  • A reduction in the formation of larger ice crystals
  • Less reliance on manual labour to complete the production process
  • A constant flow in production from start to end
  • Less downtime due to manual process
  • An increased rate of production

Why Korutek?

At Korutek, we’re experts in removing heat from food products. In fact, some of our team even designed many of the Spiral Freezers you’re using today.

We use our extensive knowledge to provide new state-of-the-art machines to food production businesses just like yours, and we’ll always find the best solution for your needs.

One of our key aims is to simplify the entire process. 

That means simplifying the freezing process for you, introducing automation to keep things ticking over, and keeping you moving afterwards.

Our Compact Spiral Series can be dropped into place, plugged in, and operated straight away. There’s no 3-day installation, no transition period, and no disruption to your factory operations. We make the transition effortless so you can focus on what you do best – and if you need to relocate anything, no worries, because the Compact Spiral Series is designed to be easy to do just that.

Whatever your factory layout, space constraints, and specific requirements, we’ll find the perfect solution. Want to know more about or register your interest in our Compact Spiral Series? Give us a call on 01603 672 455 or drop us a line at and we’ll arrange a callback or a quote.