This week our product focus looks at the two heavyweights of the display freezer marketplace – the Capital Products Pegasus 2 Door and the Framec Expo 1100NV. These glass door freezers are two of the most popular in the UK so just how do they stack up when you compare them to each other?
Specification & Features
In many ways these two freezers are very similar. Both models have an illuminated canopy that can be branded, both have 5 shelves per door as standard and both have fan assisted cooling, automatic defrost and interior LED lighting.
The Pegasus has dual glazed doors fitted with heaters to stop misting while the Framec has triple glazed, anti-mist door glass. Again, both models have digital temperature controllers and displays.
There really is very little to separate these models when it comes to specification.
Both display freezers come in at just under 2 metres tall – 1980mm for the Framec and 1985mm for the Pegasus. The Pegasus has a slightly narrower footprint at 700mm deep compared to 736mm for the Framec model.
Where the main difference is would be the width of the case – the Framec is 1340mm wide and the Pegasus is 1220mm wide. While this does mean that the Expo 1100NV has a larger display areas the width of the Pegasus means that you only need to remove 1 bay of standard shelving (1250mm) to make room for it – where the Framec would need 2 bays removing which could be a stumbling block for some stores.
This is really all down to personal preference – many people will like the fact that the Pegasus looks like one unit while the Framec looks like two single door cases sitting beside each other thanks to the two piece bottom grill. Generally though they both look modern and would not be out of place in any retail outlet.
A quick search online and you can find a Framec Expo 1100NV for around £2500 (with delivery and parts & labour warranty) – the Pegasus can be found for £1499 (again including delivery and warranty). That’s £1000 that could be kept in your pocket.
To be completely honest, when it comes to specification there is not a lot to choose between the two models. They are very similar in almost every way.
If space is not an issue the Framec does give a bit more display space, while the Pegasus is much more suited to convenience stores where it will directly replace a single bay of ambient shelving.
Where the real difference is would be the price. The Pegasus is around £1000 cheaper for a comparable model and I don’t know about you but most businesses could find better ways to spend that kind of money!