The Ice-O-Matic ICE0250HW water-cooled modular ice machine produces up to 333 LB of half-sized cube ice every 24 hours. The ICE0250HW is an Ultra low profile model combining a stainless steel interior and exterior with fingerprint-proof plastic exterior panels for durability and aesthetics. In addition, the design of the Ice-O-Matic ICE0250HW saves space, at only 20" high and just over 30" wide. Because the water-cooled condenser does not require air circulation or ventilation, the water-cooled unit does not require clearance on the sides for air intake and exhaust vents. Therefore, you can install the unit in narrow spaces.
The half cube ice that the Ice-O-Matic ICE0250HW produces measures 7/8" x 7/8" x 3/8". Half cube ice is ideal for dispensers because their smaller size means fewer dispenser jams. The Half sized cubes also are great for making blended beverages since they are hard enough to stand up to the blender's blades without turning to water and small enough to keep from jamming under the blades and burning out your blender motor. Plus retailers appreciate that you can fit more half cubes of ice in each glass, meaning more liquid displacement than a large cube.
The Ice-O-Matic ICE0250HW requires a 115 volt electrical connection, a potable water line in, an additional incoming water line for cooling the condenser, and a drain for both the run off from ice making AND the cooling of the condenser. Note that the ICE0250HW requires mounting on another piece of equipment, such as an ice storage bin, a beverage dispenser, or an ice dispenser. The Ice-O-Matic ICE0250HW uses 39 gallons of water for every 100 LB of ice it produces. In addition, the water-cooled condenser uses additional water to cool the unit (up to 177 gallons per 100 LB of ice) and this waste-water is all drained out of the unit. There is some saving in electrical costs, since the Ice-O-Matic ICE0250HW will not require electricity for cooling fans. Ice-O-Matic has also incorporated its Harvest-Assist technology to help remove ice from the evaporator surface more quickly, saving time and electricity each ice-making cycle. While there is a lot more water wasted with a water-cooled ice machine, the electrical features translate to less time and energy producing ice.
The long term potentially damaging effects of water and ice on the evaporator plate are prevented due to the electroless nickel plating that Ice-O-Matic uses in the ICE0250HW. For sanitary safety in foodservice, the growth of bacteria, slime, or fungus on internal surfaces is reduced due to Ice-O-Matic's built-in antimicrobial compound called AgIon. While you should always install a water filter system on the incoming water line and should clean your ice machine regularly, the Ice-O-Matic ICE0250HW will reliably produce high quality, Pure Ice for your foodservice business.
Ice-O-Matic ICE0250HW Features
Produces up to 333 LB of Half Cube Ice / 24 hours
30" Wide cabinet design is Ultra Low Profile at 20" High
Combines a stainless steel interior and exterior with fingerprint-proof plastic side panels for durability
Water-cooled Self-contained Condenser
Ice-O-Matic ICE0250HW Ice Style
Half Cube ice measures 7/8" x 7/8" x 3/8"
Half-sized cubes are popular because their smaller size means more ice per glass
Great for drinks of any kind, dispensing applications, or making blended beverages
Ice-O-Matic ICE0250HW Benefits
Growth of bacteria and slime fungus is reduced due to AgIon, the built-in antimicrobial protection compound
Electroless Nickel Plating on Evaporator helps prevent long-term damaging effects of water and ice
Fast, consistent ice production is available due to the harvest assist clearing ice off the freezing surface
Water cooled units maximize space usage with no side air vent clearance needed
Water-cooled condenser means no hot air vented into surroundings
Compatible with Ice-O-Matic B25, B40, B55, B100, B120, B150, B170 ice storage bins