Developing and sticking to a consistent cleaning process for ice machines not only helps guarantee customers a clean food product time and time again, but it also enables them to reap the most from their investment for many years to come.
Chilling at the top of the Refrigeration and Ice Machines niche is Heatcraft Worldwide Refrigeration’s Composite Mechanical Enclosure. The unit is this year’s category winner in the 2013 Dealer Design Awards.
The purpose of an ice machine may be to create ice, but when it comes to the food service industry, ice has to be pure, clean, produced by energy-efficient units of all sizes, and needs to come in all shapes.
The Horizon™ 700 Series has been added to the line of Chewblet® ice machines. The ice machines make up to 675 pounds of ice in a 24-hour period and are available in self-contained models with air- or water-cooled condensing. In addition, customers have their choice of Chewblet or Micro Chewblet ice.
Scotsman Ice Systems has announced plans to donate a percentage of each healthcare unit sold to the Global Water Challenge’s newly launched Women for Water campaign. The campaign is a global grassroots initiative that is dedicated to launching women-led water ventures, to provide clean water.
Outdoor condensing units with three-phase power supply have been added to the company’s remote ice machine configurations. According to the manufacturer, the outdoor condensing units remove from the building the heat generated when making ice, and the energy-efficient units save 20 percent over single-phase units.
The most recent Food Marketing Institute Expo in Dallas and National Restaurant Association Restaurant-Hotel-Motel Show in Chicago brought out the very latest in ice-making equipment, storage bins, and walk-in freezers and coolers as well as reach-in versions. This roundup of the latest in equipment is culled from both shows.
The most important thing for me is to go to the trade shows where refrigeration is emphasized. The most recent examples were the Food Marketing Institute’s Food Retail Show in Dallas this past May, and then the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show a few days later in Chicago.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Scotsman Ice Systems as a 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year – Product Manufacturer for its contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and helping to educate consumers about those products.
Homes, restaurants, and businesses rely on clear, clean ice for many applications. Ice is considered a food source, and the water that makes the ice must be of good quality; but what it is the difference between hard and soft ice? Read to find out.