Ice makers, ice machines or ice making machines as they are terms some commonly used to describe refrigeration machinery that produces ice.
Because most ice making machine purchasers do not directly sell ice itself, one could be early forgiven for wanting to spend the minimalistic amount possible on the machine.
This way of thinking is false economy and usually produces unhappy purchasers within a short time after their purchase. When you decide you want to purchase an ice-making machine (like so many other equipment purchases) you need to make an informed choice by considering some of the following important requirements:
Why do you need an ice-maker - is it for soft drinks, cocktails or food storage - did you know that there are basically four types of ice produced for the catering industry: bell-shaped ice cubes, dice-shaped ice cubes, half dice-shaped ice cubes and flaked ice, so how how do you decide if the shape of ice you chose is fit for your intended purpose?
Talk to us at Radford Retail Solutions P/L and we will help you decide what’s best for your requirements – we have a full range of ice-making machines with a range of ice- cube shapes available.
If you outlay your hard earned money for a machine, how will you be guaranteed to pick a good brand of machine with a good-value warranty?
Ice makers have many moving components and just like purchasing a car you need to purchase a machine from a long established manufacturer, with a high quality track record. The proof is in the warranty, if the machine is of a good design and made of high quality materials with a long design history behind it, the manufacturer will back it up with a LONG TERM WARRANTY.
Talk is cheap but warranty is deep!
We only import ice making equipment from ICETRO in South Korea. With over 25 years of proven quality production history, ICETRO and are so proud of their design and quality that they give you FIVE YEAR WARRANTY on complete refrigeration system and THREE YEARS WARRANTY on the balance of ancillary parts!
How do I know what amount of ice I need to produce every day?
Ice makers are usually rated by max production measured in kilograms per day. A simple test would be – say you wanted to use two large ice cubes for every standard drink sell, you can weigh these cubes (1 litre of water = 1000 grams) and multiply the equation out to give you a daily production capacity.
As the daily ice production is not usually at the one time, the storage capacity of most self contained machines are usually a lot less than the daily production and the storage bins are fitted with sensor to switch off production once the bin is full – this allows the ice production to commence again as the ice is scooped out of the bin as it is consumed.