Here is a dramatic reason why many cooler experts prefer open wire fixture configurations. Mold flourishes on the surfaces of this plastic merchandiser tray. The “closed” design interferes with fresh air circulation and cleansing light penetration. Moreover, given the hidden, inaccessible areas, there is no way to clean this fixture after the fact. Even soaking will not do the trick.
See an example of original open wire Erecta Shelf here, created decades ago by Metro, the company that pioneered open wire shelving in foodservice.
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