Ice Makers or Ice Machines are one of the most vital refrigeration units in any food business. However, if you don't research your ice maker choice with care, it can quite easily become one of the most problematic units in your business. The best way to eliminate any bad choice...
Ice Makers or Ice Machines are one of the most vital refrigeration units in any food business. However, if you don't research your ice maker choice with care, it can quite easily become one of the most problematic units in your business.
The best way to eliminate any bad choice is to ensure you purchase the most suitable ice machine from the start and based clearly on your business' demand for ice.
Here at Sydney Commercial Kitchens one of the most common questions that we get from cafes -"How do I pick the right Ice Machine?"
Everyone realises how important good quality ice is in the hospitality industry. From hotel bars, to cafe's and restaurants, fast food chains, upscale bars and even fishmongers, there are a multitude of areas where ice is important.
Having the right ice machines to produce it becomes critical, especially when you require larger volumes.
In a hospitality setting, icemakers have to perform consistently well and be simple to operate and easy to clean. And at SCK, we've got ice makers from the world's most reliable manufacturers including Brema, Hoshizaki, Icematic, Ice-O-Matic, ITV, Manitowoc, Simag, Scotsman and Skipio.
Types of Ice
Ice type can become a major influencer in the decision when buying an ice maker.
At Sydney Commercial Kitchens we can supply ice machines for making many different styles of ice. These include: Full Cube ice, Half cube ice, Gourmet ice, Flake ice, Nugget ice and Crescent ice. Full cube and half cube ice are also known as full dice and half dice. Cube ice is still the most popular in venues around Australia.
An icemaker or ice machine refers to a commercial device for making ice, or perhaps an industrial machine for making ice on a large scale. The term 'ice machine' usually refers to the stand-alone appliance.
These days the manufacturers of ice machines are taking note of what their customers around the world are saying and the push towards manufacturing machines with environmentally friendly refrigerants is now well under way.
These environmentally friendly refrigerants such as R290, use a significantly smaller charge of refrigerant when compared to machines still using artificially manufactured refrigerants.