Snowmaster has a good reputation for commercial kitchen equipment. To my delight, I spotted two underbench 4 door fridges for auction from some unfortunate person / people's liquidation sale. I cannot disclose here what amount we actually paid them for, but let me just say, a fraction of the cost of their true value.
The Machinist and son had to go and remove the fridges from the closed-down cafe, in one of Canberra's upbeat malls. They were there at least three hours, as each buyer had the responsibility of removing their own purchases on a set day between set times. My men were prepared; angle grinders, hammers, trolleys, plyers, screwdrivers - and a large amount of male grunt. It was hot and humid and my men were sweaty, but verile. Thank-you-very-much. Their male grunts turned to groans, however, when they started moving greasy, filthy, sticky kitchen equipment around to uncover colony after colony of -
Any of numerous orthopterous insects of the family Blattidae, characterized by a flattened body, rapid movements, and nocturnal habits and including several common household pests.
"Babe, if I had a dollar for every cockroach we saw, we could pay off our mortgage"
For the past three days, 4 family members (including the Grands) have been cleaning the two underbench fridges. I won't go into how filthy they were, else you might catch something just by reading about it.
Grandpa had the task of removing thickened food grease from the fridge motors - armed with an old pastry brush, a screwdriver, a knife and dry steel wool. He unscrewed several electrical boxes within the motor to uncover even more life; survivors of severe dowsings of Mortein*tm.
Granny, passing yet another can of pest spray to me: "Make sure you have no crawlers on you, Grandpa. That's it, shake you pants. Those creepers make me ill..."
The result of all our high pressure spraying, bleaching, scrubbing, and pest control is a couple of new-looking, highly shined, fresh smelling fridges, which, when adorned with the Machinist's creative metal art, will become The Daily Pie's front counters.