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4 Things to consider when choosing the right commercial ice maker

Selecting the right commercial ice machine for your business can feel like a daunting task, given the vast number of options available. To ensure that you choose the best machine for your needs, there are several factors to consider...

1. Type of ice needed

Ice cubes come in various shapes and sizes, and they have more than just an aesthetic purpose. Commercial ice machines produce several popular types of ice, such as cubed, which can include square, crescent, and gourmet (commonly referred to as top hat). Additionally, you can also have flaked ice, both fine and cublet. Each type of ice has specific benefits for different business sectors. Therefore, it's essential to know which type of ice is required for your business needs before selecting the appropriate model.

2. Ice production capacity

Understanding the ice production capacity of a machine is crucial in determining the amount of ice it can produce within 24 hours. It is important to consider your daily demand but just as importantly, what you need at peak , especially during your busiest periods, to ensure that you invest in a machine that can yield a suitable amount for your business needs. This will help you to efficiently meet your customers' requirements, and ultimately enhance your operations.

3. Energy efficiency

Although the initial investment of an energy efficient ice machine can cost more, it will soon pay for itself through reduced running costs. Throughout the years, there has been a shift towards efficiency in the design of commercial ice machines. Features such as energy efficient rotary compressors and environmentally-friendly refrigerants, are being incorporated into machines to allow maximum efficiency whilst lowering costs. In addition, investing in a machine with assisted harvesting technology allows for the overall ice harvest cycle to speed up, lowering the energy consumption.

4. Ease of maintenance

One of the best features in a credible ice machine is the self-cleaning function, allowing for an easy and hygienic cleaning process with just the click of a button. This, combined with the high-quality materials used in its construction, ensures that the machine remains durable, odour-free, easy to maintain and importantly, satisfies environmental health requirements!

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