Ice is one of the most important part of your guests' stay in your hotel or motel. They rely on ice to keep their drinks cool, to fill their coolers, and to chill items that require cold storage. Its especially important if your guest rooms are not outfitted with a suitable refrigerator. The articles here examine the benefits of various types of hotel ice machines, and also look at the pros and cons of owning an ice machine and bin as opposed to a hotel ice machine and hotel ice dispenser. What works for one hotel may not be appropriate for another, so if you have any questions or need help finding a suitable hotel ice machine and dispenser for your establishment, don't hesitate to give us a call.
(October 2, 2013)
No matter what kind of ice machine you end up choosing, if it is meant to operate in a hotel or motel, it should have a few basic characteristics. The ice machine should make enough ice for all of your guests, be located in an easy to find location, and quiet enough so as not to disturb your guests as they sleep. An ice machine rambling and rattling throughout the night can keep your guests up all night and lead to negative publicity and reviews regarding your establishment.
(July 30, 2013)
We've seen an increasing trend in hotels and motels where owners are buying ice machines with ice storage bins as opposed to the standard hotel ice dispenser. While there are definitely some benefits to the ice storage bin, they cannot be reaped by everyone. With this article, we compare and contrast the advantages of owning the standard ice storage bin and of owning a hotel ice dispenser. After reading, you will be able to find out which one suits your hotel or motel best.
(July 3, 2013)
When it comes to finding an ice dispenser for your hotel or motel, we know that you have many options from which to choose. The size, shape, and ice requirements of every establishment will vary based on size and occupancy, but with our helpful ice dispenser buying guide, you can be sure that you will find the best unit for your establishment. Each ice dispenser has a feature that sets it apart from the others, so be sure to read carefully the features to find which suits you and your guests best.
(May 23, 2013)
For your hotel guests, the ice machine and ice dispenser can be the most important appliance that they make use of during their stay. The ice machine and ice dispenser can also be a cause of great stress for your guests if the right combination is not chosen. In many online reviews, hotel guests complain about loud ice machines ruining their night of rest, or ice dispensers that run out of ice too frequently. In this article, we look at Scotsman hotel ice machines and hotel ice dispensers and examine what sets them apart from the competition. This way, you can make sure your guests are never without ice.
(March 14, 2013)
There are many factors that work for or against your ice machine, its ice making capabilities, and its longevity. These five tips will help you get the most out of your unit, allowing it to make ice in your hotel for years to come. As an expensive investment, it is important that proper care be taken to ensure your ice machine operates with as little trouble as possible.
(February 5, 2013)
You can read negative hotel reviews online where the ice machine plays a prominent role in a guest's stay- but usually it's for a negative reason. "Don't get a room near the ice machine" and, "The ice machine kept me up all night" are frequent complaints from guests who stay in hotels with noisy ice machines. With a Manitowoc remote air cooled ice machine, your ice machine will operate quietly and create ice consistently, even if temperatures increase. Read more about Manitowoc remote air cooled ice machines, and find out just how beneficial they can be to your hotel or motel.
(January 25, 2013)
This article will examine Hoshizaki's Energy Star qualified ice machine, the KM-600MAH. This ice machine is compatible with Hoshizaki's DB-130H hotel ice dispenser, and has the ability to create nearly 600 pounds of ice in a 24 hour period This ice machine and the DB-130H both measure only 22 inches wide, so they do not require a great amount of space to operate. This article highlights the features of the KM-600MAH.
(January 24, 2013)
While the previous article touched on those ice machine that can save you a bit more money, this one focuses more on Scotsman's Prodigy Series, and how these ice machines can save your hotel even more money, especially if water costs are high in your area. Scotsman Prodigy ice machines use much less water than the competition, and the graph in this article conveys that clearly. If you've got to keep water use low, then you've got to consider a Scotsman Prodigy ice machine for your hotel.
(January 15, 2013)
With so many technological improvements to today's ice machines, it's no surprise that the newer models are more energy efficient, and use resources more conservatively than ice machines of the past. Many hotel ice machines from Scotsman and Manitowoc can be programmed to create a precise amount of ice based on bin level or day of the week (so you can adjust them based on your occupancy levels). Read more about how upgrading to one of these hotel ice machines can save you a great amount of money over time.
(December 27, 2012)
We previously examined Manitowoc's SPA-160 - the 22 inch hotel ice dispenser. Now, we turn our attention to the Manitowoc ID-0522A, a 22 inch hotel ice machine from Manitowoc's Indigo Series. The ID-0522A is a perfect match for the SPA-160, as it also measures 22 inches wide. Despite its slim size, the ID-0522 can still produce nearly 500 pounds of ice per day. Indigo ice machines can also be programmed to create more or less ice based on expected occupancy, saving you money by conserving resources.
(September 26, 2012)
One of the biggest challenges hotel and motel owners face is finding a suitable place for their hotel ice machine to operate. With Manitowoc's SPA-160 however, these problems are eliminated. This Manitowoc ice dispenser measures a mere 22 inches wide, which allows it to fit almost anywhere. Any of Manitowoc's 22 inch ice machines will fit suitable atop this dispenser, so you can find an ice machine that makes appropriate amounts of ice to suit your establishment. Read on to find out more.
(August 15, 2012)
The SFA-291 from Manitowoc is unique for a few reasons. It is one of the few hotel ice dispensers that also dispenses water, and when coupled with one of Manitowoc's Indigo ice machines, you can have up to 650 pounds of ice produced per day, an adequate amount for most hotels and motels. The SFA-291 features a 10.5 inch clearance area for containers to be placed too, so larger containers can be filled with ease.
(August 13, 2012)
Your guests may not be the most familiar with large commercial ice machines and hotel ice dispensers. Never fear though- the Scotsman C0530SA and HD30B are operated easily and require service infrequently. This hotel ice dispenser was designed to accept larger containers, and to dispense ice more easily due to the smaller cubes provided by the C0530SA. This hotel ice machine is also Energy Star qualified, and can be fitted with an accessory to control ice production levels for days where occupancy is not at its highest.