Monthly Archives: November 2012

  1. Ice-O-Matic's GEMD540: Slim, Sanitary, Pearl Ice Production

    Whoever said, “you can’t always get what you want” could not have been talking to the ice chewing fanatics, because with Ice-O-Matic’s GEMD540, you can get exactly what you want. Ice chewers everywhere will be overjoyed at the fact that the GEMD540 produces over 500 pounds of chewable Pearl Ice on a daily basis, and dispenses this ice effortlessly into almost any sized container. The GEMD540 also features a water dispenser, so if you’re more of a “traditionalist” who believes ice was meant to keep your liquid cool, you can receive both ice and water from this countertop Pearl Ice producer from Ice-O-Matic.

    Pearl Ice from Ice-O-Matic   Ice-O-Matic ice machines are well known for their exceptional ice making abilities. Their cube producing ice machines often produce more ice than their closest competitors, and do so at a fraction of the cost. This Ice-O-Matic ice machine is a bit different however, as the ice it produces is the infamous, chewable Pearl Ice. It is renowned for its ability to cool drinks rapidly, and for the way it retains the flavor of the beverages it cools, even when the liquid is gone. Ice-O-Matic’s Pearl Ice (also called nugget ice) is a true flavor-saver.

    We also shouldn’t ignore some of the other features that make this Ice-O-Matic ice machine great. Because of its size (only 26 inches wide and 48.5 inches tall) the GEMD540 can be fit in a variety of locations. It can be placed on a standard countertop or on top of an Ice-O-Matic stand so it sits perfectly at arm’s height of its users. The GEMD540 does not require a bin like other cube or nugget ice machine heads, as the entire unit is entirely self-contained. The storage bin can hold up to 40 pounds of ice when filled to capacity.

    The GEMD540 from Ice-O-Matic   Sanitation is a key element of the GEMD540 as well. Thanks to advancements in technology, there are no buttons or levers to push with this unit. Users simply place their cup or glass beneath the water or ice spout and an electronic sensor will detect their presence. Ice or water is then dispensed accordingly, without hassle. All of the ice produced is protected by Ice-O-Matic’s Pure Ice Technology, which eliminates bad tastes, foul odors, and scale buildup.

    Ice-O-Matic’s GEMD450 serves exceptionally well in hospitals, nursing homes, doctor’s offices, and many other health care facilities. Given the fact that users are not required to touch the machine, there is less of a risk of cross-contamination among them. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t get the Pearl Ice you love and crave. With the GEMD450, you can have your ice and chew it too.

    Editor's Note: Ice-O-Matic GEMD540 Ice Maker has been discontinued. Consider a Scotsman HID540A-1 as a comparable model.

  2. Manitowoc RNS-12AT- Changed Name, Still the Same

     

    Manitowoc's RNS-12AT: New Name, Same Great Ice Machine

     

    Change is inevitable, even in the world of ice machines. We’ve seen ice machines come and go, seen some make improvements, and some fall by the wayside (including the Scotsman NU130 RIP). With Manitowoc, the SN-12AT has now been reintroduced with a new name. It is now known as the RNS-12AT. Basketball fans have seen Kobe Bryant change his number and continue to be a great basketball player. Prince changed his name to a symbol and continued to produce hit music for years. While Manitowoc’s change is not as drastic, it is still worth noting, as we continue to field requests for the RNS-12AT by its old name.

    We know nugget ice lovers are very passionate about their ice. Keep it from them for too long, and the results can be catastrophic (maybe a little embellished). That makes getting this information out even more vital. With the RNS-12AT, you can have nugget ice on hand from a countertop ice maker that can create up to 325 pounds of ice per day. To put that number in perspective, some of Manitowoc’s smaller cuber heads can produce up to 310 pounds of ice per day in ideal conditions. The RNS-12AT produces at a great rate, around 13.5 pounds per hour. The internal bin holds 12 pounds when filled, and takes less than an hour to fill completely if it is emptied totally.

    Those who were familiar with the SN-12AT are familiar with the nugget ice it created. Manitowoc’s RNS-12AT produces the same type of ice- the soft, chewable nuggets that have a high water content. These nuggets enjoy popularity in the ice community because they retain the flavor of the drinks they cool, leaving them with a tasty treat when the liquid is gone. This ice is great for soft drinks, juices, and iced coffees.

    The Manitowoc RNS12AT, formerly known as the SN-12AT   What makes the RNS-12AT even more desirable is its size and automatic dispensing features. The RNS-12AT from Manitowoc measures only 16.25 inches wide and 35 inches tall, so it can fit wherever it is needed. Place the RNS-12AT behind the counter at your coffee shop, or on any countertop in your office break room. It is versatile in the variety of areas it can be stored. The automatic dispenser allows users to operate this ice making unit without actually touching the ice maker as well, which cuts down on cross contamination.

    The user can simply place a container below the spout and it will dispense ice, water, or a combination of both, automatically. The operator is not required to place a hand on the ice machine at all.

    Manitowoc’s RNS-12AT can be set to dispense ice, water, or ice and water with the simple touch of a button. This ice machine is easily operated and makes a great addition to both commercial and noncommercial location. You’ve probably heard Shakespeare’s quote, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”. Unfortunately the great writers and poets of the past are not around to comment on Manitowoc ice machines, but we at Ice Machines Plus can assure you, the RNS-12AT is just as sweet as the SN-12AT. Get your countertop ice maker from Manitowoc while the SN-12AT is still in stock and ready to ship today.

  3. Manitowoc’s ID-0322A – THE Ice Machine for the Small Cafe

    There is one thing that remains consistent across the foodservice spectrum, and that is the need for ice. No matter how small your café, restaurant, or bistro may be, ice remains one constant requirement. For smaller establishments, a small but capable ice machine is required, and one of the most capable ice machines is Manitowoc’s ID-0322A. This ice machine from Manitowoc was made to service the “little guy”, for the corner café, or for the mom and pop shop that prides itself on serving the best breakfast in town. Undoubtedly, Manitowoc’s ID-0322A will serve the ice needs of smaller establishments, and do so with some of the most advanced technology available to date.

    Small Cafe: Perfect for the Manitowoc ID-0322A   The ID-0322A from Manitowoc will provide the perfect amount of ice every day for a smaller establishment. Manitowoc’s ID-0322A has the ability to make up to 335 pounds of dice cubes per day. This is ideal for those with lower daily ice needs, or for those who specialize in serving just one meal per day. In our small town, we have a very small (about 12 tables) breakfast café that is open for about six hours per day, and they have carved out a niche themselves by providing a high quality, high quantity breakfast with speedy service. They still need ice, and for them, Manitowoc’s ID-0322 is a perfect fit.

    The dice cube created by Manitowoc’s ID-0322A is perfect for use in iced coffees, sodas, and juices. It resembles the playing dice you would find in a board game or at the casino. This dice cube is hard and slow melting, so it will not water down the beverages it cools. Manitowoc’s ID-0322A is also one of Manitowoc’s Indigo Ice Machines. These ice machines allow for programmable ice production, so if your business is closed on weekends or holidays, you can set the ID-0322A to make ice accordingly. This allows your customers to have the freshest ice in their beverages at all times.

    Since the ID-0322A is from Manitowoc’s Indigo Series, it provides great benefits that other ice machines simply do not. This ice machine is energy efficient, and the ID-0322A is Energy Star qualified. Aside from its efficiency and programmability, Manitowoc’s ID-0322A was designed to fit in tight spaces as well. Measuring only 22 inches wide, the ID-0322A does not require a great amount of room to operate. This is a great benefit as smaller establishments generally do not have a ton of space to sacrifice to accommodate a larger commercial ice machine.

    Manitowoc ID-0322 Slim ice machine cuber head   Manitowoc’s ID-0322A is an energy efficient ice machine that is perfect for the café, bistro, or small restaurant. It’s no wonder Manitowoc ice machines are some of the most popular and well-recognized ice machines in the country. With the ID-0322A from Manitowoc, you can sufficiently provide ice for your smaller establishment, and do so with one of the most reliable ice machines around. Consider Manitowoc’s ID-0322A for all of your small-scale ice making needs.

  4. Scotsman’s MDT3F12: Flake Ice For Health Care

    Flake ice is an amazing thing. It is easily one of the most versatile ice forms available, and in health care facilities, it provides some excellent benefits. Scotsman’s MDT3F12 – a countertop flake ice machine – is perfect for use in small clinics, hospital cafeterias, and especially in elderly care facilities. Flake ice melts quickly, cooling liquids faster than any other ice. In doing so, choking risks are greatly reduced. It can also be used for treatment of bumps and bruises, and makes a great ice pack as it is molded easily and it conforms well to the contours of the body.

    Scotsman’s MDT3F12 is unlike most countertop ice machines, because it makes flake ice. You can find ice machines across the spectrum that produce nugget ice, cubelet ice, or standard ice cubes, but countertop flake ice machines are less common. The MDT3F12 from Scotsman also has an extremely high production rate for a smaller ice machine. It makes nearly 400 pounds of flake ice per day at a rate around 16 pounds per hour. The self-contained bin holds 12 pounds of flake ice when filled to capacity, so if it is depleted entirely, it will take only about 45 minutes to refill it completely.

    Scotsman MDT3F12 Countertop Flake Ice Maker for Health Care Facilities   In terms of size, the MDT3F12 is one of the smaller countertop flake ice machines available from Scotsman. This unit measures only 14 inches wide and less than 35 inches tall, so it can fit in tight spaces if required. It is very rare that an ice machine of this size is able to produce almost 400 pounds of ice per day, but the MDT3F12 can, making it especially beneficial in hospitals and health care facilities where people are required to work overnight. Most ice machines require some down time when they are not in use to refill their bins, but with the MDT3F12’s production rate, you can have flake ice produced consistently, around the clock.

    Scotsman’s MDT3F12 is sanitary as well, which is an extremely important quality to have if used in hospitals and health care facilities. The MDT3F12 operates simply. When a user is present and places a container below the ice dispensing spout, a sensor detects the container and distributes ice accordingly. If water is desired as well, the MDT3F12 has a switch on the front of the machine that can be turned on. This will allow this Scotsman ice machine to dispense both flake ice as well as water. The MDT3F12 operates more quietly than previous models as well, so it will not disrupt your residents or employees.

    If you’re looking for a countertop flake ice machine for your health care facility, it is important that is has a few features standard. It should be sanitary, and not contribute to the spread of germs and illnesses. It should have a high daily output, and produce at a good rate around the clock, and it should operate quietly with the ability to fit in tight areas. Check all of these features off your list, and you will find the MDT3F12 countertop flake ice machine from Scotsman.

    The Scotsman MDT3F12 has been discontinued. The Scotsman MDT4F12 is still available.

  5. Scotsman’s MDT5N40A: Nugget Ice 24/7

    The MDT5N40A Provides Nugget Ice 24 Hours a Day

    Neon 24 Hour Sign, for Round the Clock Ice Making   Working in hospitals and other health care facilities can mean long, grueling hours at times. Overnight shifts mean you are required to stay up through the night, and must still be able to perform difficult duties flawlessly. In times like these, it pays to have an ice machine that will work around the clock as well. This way, if you need to rehydrate, or maybe pick yourself up with a nice iced coffee, you can have quality nugget ice from Scotsman at your fingertips with the MDT5N40A.

    Just as you are required to work through the night, so too will the MDT5N40A from Scotsman. This countertop ice machine makes up to 523 pounds of nugget ice in a 24 hour period. That breaks down to over 21 pounds per hour from a Scotsman ice machine that can fit just about anywhere. Since this ice machine measures 22.5 inches wide and 48 inches tall it can fit on a break room or cafeteria counter with ease. If you’re looking for a Scotsman ice machine that is ideal for health care facilities, it is undoubtedly the MDT5N40A.

    When we say the MDT5N40A is perfect for health care facilities, we are not exaggerating. This Scotsman ice machine operates with a touch-free sensor so there is virtually zero risk of cross contamination. There are also no buttons to push to change your selection from ice to water or vice versa. Simply place your container under the appropriately labeled “ice” or “water” spout, and the MDT5N40A will dispense accordingly, directly into your glass. The nugget ice created by Scotsman’s MDT5N40A is also ideal for residents and patients, as it is soft and chewable, and poses less of a choking hazard.

    Scotsman MDT5N40 Countertop Nugget Ice Maker   While the MDT5N40A has a great production rate, it also features a self-contained storage bin that can hold up to 40 pounds of nugget ice when filled to capacity. So, even during peak usage, the MDT5N40A will have a good amount of ice in its reserve bin. Scotsman’s MDT5N40A also operates 25% more quietly than previous models, so it will not disturb patients, residents, or employees with its operation.

     Scotsman’s MDT5N40A is one of the best choices for ice making in health care facilities. Scotsman has also recently announced that beginning in 2013, they will be donating a percentage of the profits of every health care ice machine sold to the Women for Water Campaign. This is a globally run campaign that works to bring clean water to those who suffer unjustly without it. Scotsman’s MDT5N40A qualifies as a health care ice machine, and your purchase would help a great cause. Consider the MDT5N40A from Scotsman if you are looking for reliable, round the clock ice making in your health care facility.

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    Editor's Note: The Scotsman MDT5N40A has been replaced by the Scotsman HID540A.

  6. Flake Ice from the Manitowoc RF-0399A Keeps Products Cool

    Years ago, I worked as a vendor for a minor league baseball club, selling everything from foam hands to hot dogs and sodas. With each pass through the stadium, a different piece of equipment was required to make the job easier, while it catered to the fans as well. The foam hands were all contained on a stick-like contraption. The hot dogs had a special carrying case to keep them warm and prevent the buns from drying out. The soda carrying case was a bit simpler, but it required a stop at the Manitowoc flake ice machine to ensure that the soda was kept ice cold on its trip from the refrigerator out into the hot summer sun.

    Manitowoc provides a variety of flake ice machines for any application, but for our minor league stadium, the RF-0399A worked perfectly. With the Manitowoc RF-0399A, we had a flake ice machine with the ability to produce up to 330 pounds of flake ice per day. This flake ice machine was placed in the central concession stand so it was always easily accessible, and its height (slightly greater than 46 inches tall) allowed it to be placed out of the way of busy workers.

    Flake ice produced by the Manitowoc RF-0399A   The RF-0399A is a self-contained flake ice machine and bin, encased entirely in stainless steel. When the internal bin is filled to capacity, it can hold up to 120 pounds of flake ice. Ice is easily accessible through an up-sliding door, which also does not add to the footprint of this flake ice machine. Now, more than ever is a flake ice machine from Manitowoc a good idea to have in any stadium. With all the new, exotic, edible options available at sporting events today (I hear one in New York offers shrimp cocktails), proper preservation of food and beverages is incredibly important - especially when the warm weather arrives.

    Manitowoc RF-0399A Undercounter Flake Ice Machine   The Manitowoc RF-0399A was a great flake ice machine for our smaller stadium, but it would not come close to fulfilling the ice requirements of larger establishments. For these monstrous venues, Manitowoc offers other flake ice machine heads that can produce up to 1100 pounds of flake ice on a daily basis. These ice machine heads do however require a suitable ice bin for ice storage. If ice is required for use in beverages, Manitowoc has a variety of Manitowoc cuber heads that perform adequately atop soda dispensers in concession stands as well.

    Flake ice has been commonly used in seafood displays, and also for produce displays in grocery stores. You may also notice flake ice used in bar displays, where cans and bottles can be stored and kept cool in a flake ice bed. Flake ice has proven to be incredibly useful in the sports stadium to keep beverages cool while they are distributed in warmer weather. This ice also can be used to nurse injuries, and in ice baths as well. If you need a reliable flake ice machine, consider the Manitowoc RF-0399A or one of the many other Manitowoc ice machines available at Ice Machines Plus.

  7. Manitowoc’s QY-0174A: In Stock and Ready to Rock

    Manitowoc Ice Machine Logo

    The QY-0174A is one of the most popular undercounter ice machines Manitowoc has to offer. The QY-0174A offers versatility, with the ability to operate in both commercial locations or in residential areas. Because of its size, and with no minimum clearance requirements, this undercounter ice machine is desirable when you do not have a lot of space to fit an ice machine. Sub-counter ice making is a requirement for those who wish to operate a quality bar in their home, especially for those who like to entertain friends and guests. Manitowoc’s QY-0174A will help you accomplish that feat as well.

    The QY-0174A from Manitowoc is perfect for personal use. It can create up to 180 pounds of Manitowoc’s half-dice cubes every day. The self-contained bin, when filled completely, will hold up to 80 pounds of ice. For a smaller unit (the QY-0174A measure only 26 inches wide and 38.5 inches tall), this is a great amount of ice to have on hand at any given moment. The bin door also slides up and inward, not out toward the room, so the QY-0174A requires very little space in which to operate effectively.

    Also aiding in the QY-0174A’s ability to work in enclosed areas is its frontward air intake. Air is taken in and released from the front of this undercounter ice machine to keep it cool. This allows this unit to fit into the most cramped areas. Some Manitowoc ice machines require up to eight inches on both sides to create ice effectively, but not the QY-0174A. The air filter is also reusable and easily cleaned, and keeps this ice machine protected from dust, grease, and lint, ensuring reliable operation for years to come.

    Manitowoc QY-0174 Undercounter ice machineManitowoc’s QY-0174A is energy efficient as well, and this unit has earned a listing by ENERGY STAR due to its conservative consumption of resources. Out of all of Manitowoc’s QD and QY undercounter ice machines, the QY-0174A uses the least amount of water and the least amount of electricity. No one ever asks to pay more to operate an appliance, and you won’t be asked that either with Manitowoc’s QY-0174A. This undercounter ice machine also makes use of Manitowoc’s patented cleaning and sanitizing technology to keep your ice machine operating efficiently, and to keep the ice produced clean and tasteless.

    Perhaps the best feature of this undercounter ice machine from Manitowoc isn’t a feature at all, it’s a fact. At Ice Machines Plus, we have the Manitowoc QY-0174A in stock in our warehouse and ready to ship as soon as your order is placed. In many cases, the QY-0174A will be shipped out the same day you place your order. Other ice machine retailers may have you waiting for weeks while your order is processed, and you may be forced to wait while your ice machine travels. With us, it is far simpler, you order, we ship, you receive. Get your Manitowoc QY-0174A while they are still in stock, and ready to ship today.

    Editor's Note: Manitowoc QY-0174A has been discontinued.

  8. Scotsman's MDT5N25A: Nugget Ice For Everyone!

    The MDT5N25A from Scotsman   In the office or the cafeteria, you won’t find many huge commercial ice machine and bin combinations that are so common in the bar or restaurant. Usually, it is not necessary to have as much ice production in your office as it is for the popular nightclub. Ice is, however, quite a convenient commodity to have on hand, especially if it can be had without the bulk and noise of a larger commercial ice machine. Enter the MDT5N25A from Scotsman. With this ice machine from Scotsman, you can have all of their famous nugget ice in a convenient, nearby location.

    With the MDT5N25A from Scotsman, you’re not getting one of the huge ice machines (some can measure over seven feet tall), you receive a smaller countertop ice machine that does not demand a great amount of space in your break room, office, or cafeteria. The MDT5N25A from Scotsman can sit, make, and dispense ice from the countertop or from Scotsman’s DM21S-B stand if you do not have the counter space. Scotsman’s MDT5N25A measures only 41 inches tall and 26 inches wide, so it can fit just about anywhere.

    Nugget Ice Filling a Glass   The ice produced by Scotsman’s MDT5N25A is a favorite among ice fanatics across the United States. This countertop ice machine makes nugget ice – the chewable, flavor-saving ice that absorbs the flavor of the beverages it cools. Nugget ice is a great companion in soft drinks, water, and makes iced coffee even more enjoyable. Scotsman’s MDT5N25A can create up to 525 pounds of ice per day, at a rate around 22 pounds of ice per hour. The internal, self-contained bin holds 26 pounds of nugget ice when filled to capacity.

    We all know how important sanitation is in the office or cafeteria as well. Any place where large amounts of people congregate will inevitably create an opportunity for germs to breed and flourish, and around the ice machine is no different. Fortunately, Scotsman’s MDT5N25A does not require the user to touch the machine at all to receive ice. The MDT5N25A operates via a patented TouchFree® sensor. Simply place your container beneath the ice or water spout, and it will dispense your selection automatically. The MDT5N25A from Scotsman also operates more quietly than previous models, so it will not interrupt the workflow if you place this Scotsman ice machine your office.

    With Scotsman’s MDT5N25A, you can have ice and water where you want it, when you want it. Forget about the hulking models you may see in the bar or restaurant. Consider this countertop Scotsman ice machine that makes nugget ice for reliable ice production on a daily basis. Also, this ice machine is in stock and ready to be shipped out. Other companies may tell you they have this ice machine available, but will be referring to their warehouses on the other side of the country. The MDT5N25A is in our possession, and can be shipped as soon as it is ordered. Get yours today!

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    (Editor's Note: The Scotsman MDT5N25A has been replaced by the HID525A-1.)

  9. Hoshizaki Ice Maker Reviews

    Hoshizaki logo   After receiving so much praise and feedback for our Scotsman ice maker reviews, we decided to extend our review section to include Hoshizaki ice makers as well. Hoshizaki provides ice makers unlike any other in the business. They are the only brand that offers the unique crescent ice cube, a hard, slow melting ice type that keeps liquids cool while melting slowly. Hoshizaki is also the only brand that includes a stainless steel evaporator plate in most of their models. This prevents flaking, and wear and tear on the evaporator, allowing it to last longer and perform more consistently over time. The following are six of Hoshizaki's most popular ice makers.

    Hoshizaki AM-50BAE

    AM-50BAE   This Hoshizaki ice maker was designed for both commercial and residential use. It produces the elegant top hat ice, which is also known as gourmet or octagon ice. It melts slowly, and due to the way it is created, is almost entirely free from minerals and impurities. This ice and ice maker work well in offices, stadium and executive sweets, or for certain scotches and whiskeys. The ice is frozen in such a way that it will strictly cool the beverages in which it resides, and will not adversely affect the flavor of the drink. The AM-50BAE from Hoshizaki produces up to 55 pounds of ice per day and its self-contained bin can store up to 22 pounds of ice. Hoshizaki also offers this model available with a custom door overlay system, and the AM-50BAE can be outfitted with a custom cabinetry to fit in or stand out in any room. Hoshizaki’s AM-50BAE has also been approved for outdoor use as well, and with its small, compact size, this Hoshizaki ice maker can fit almost anywhere.


     Hoshizaki C-100BAF-ADDS

    C-100BAE   This Hoshizaki ice maker is similar to the AM-50BAE in terms of size and appearance. In fact, their dimensions are identical, and the C-100BAF-ADDS can also be fit with a custom overlay custom cabinetry (shown in photo on right). This ice maker has also been approved for use outdoors. After that, the similarities subside. Hoshizaki’s ice maker – the C-100BAF-ADDS – produces the chewable cubelet ice. This ice is also known as nugget ice, and is well-known for its ability to absorb the flavor of the beverages it cools, and when the liquid is gone, the consumer is left with a tasty, chewable treat to enjoy. The C-100BAF-ADDS can make up to 92 pounds of ice per day in ideal conditions*, and can store up 22 pounds of ice in its bin. This ice maker from Hoshizaki is also compliant with the American’s with Disabilities Act, as it conforms to stringent height requirements set forth by the ADA.


     Hoshizaki KM-515MAH

    The KM-515MAH from Hoshizaki (Bin Not Included)   This ice maker from Hoshizaki produces Hoshizaki’s famous crescent ice cube. While the two aforementioned ice makers qualify as undercounter ice makers, this is an ice maker head, and is designed for larger commercial operations, such as use in restaurants, bars, or nightclubs. The KM-515MAH makes up to 501 pounds of ice per day, perfect for a mid-sized bar or restaurant. Having used a variety of different ice types for mixed drinks, I can say truthfully that Hoshizaki’s crescent cubes perform most capably in mixed drinks, or when used to chill liquors in martinis. The KM-515MAH makes use of Hoshizaki’s stainless steel evaporator plate, and also the unique CycleSaver design. CycleSaver allows this Hoshizaki ice maker to create more ice, while consuming less electricity. For example, the KM-515MAH may make around 20 pounds an hour, and with two cycles it will create ten pounds of ice. A competing ice maker may require four cycles that create five pounds of ice each to match the output of this Hoshizaki ice maker. This sort of efficiency has earned the KM-515MAH its ENERGY STAR qualification as well.


    Hoshizaki KML-631MAH

    KML-631MAH   The ‘L’ in this ice maker’s name refers to the fact that it is considered a “low-profile” ice maker. What that means is that the KML-631MAH was designed for those businesses or establishments that do not have a lot of space from floor to ceiling in which their ice maker can operate. The KML-631MAH measures four inches shorter than ice makers from the KM Series, but does not sacrifice any ice making prowess in doing so. The KML-631MAH can create up to 575 pounds of ice when conditions are ideal*, and also utilizes the same cycle-saving design that is employed by the KM-515MAH, which is elaborated on above. It also makes use of the same stainless steel evaporator plate for increased machine longevity, and better over ice making performance. Like the KM-515MAH, this ice maker excels at producing ice for mid-size to large bars and restaurants.


    Hoshizaki F-450MAH

    F450 Flake Ice Maker from Hoshizaki   Switching gears now, we have the F-450MAH which makes flake ice. This ice differs from top hat and crescent ice as it is more like ice chips, or the ice you would see in a snow cone. It is rarely used in beverages. Flake ice is used more for food displays and in medical facilities, to keep essential medical supplies and organs cold during transport. With the F-450MAH, you will receive up to 476 pounds of flake ice every day in ideal conditions*. This flake ice maker from Hoshizaki makes use of Hoshizaki’s CleanCycle12, which removes more sediment and produces cleaner ice than other ice makers. This is especially important as this ice often comes in direct contact with fresh fish and produce. Every 12 hours, the F-450MAH performs a 15 minute flush cycle to ensure only the highest quality flake ice is produced


     Hoshizaki DCM-500BAH

    DCM-500BAH from Hoshizaki   These two ice makers are incredibly similar in terms of the type of ice they create, and in their style and design. Both make Hoshizaki’s cubelet ice, but the DCM-500BAH produces almost double that of the DCM-270BAH, with the ability to make up to 535 pounds of cubelet ice per day. The DCM-270BAH makes up to 282 pounds of cubelet ice in a 24 hour period. The DCM-500BAH also stores more ice than the DCM-270BAH, with an internal bin that stores up to 40 pounds of ice. The DCM-270BAH stores less than a quarter of this, with a nine pound bin. The DCM-270BAH is the smaller ice maker of the two, which allows it to fit in a greater variety of locations. Both of these ice makers can be fit on optional stands as well, or set to rest and operate as countertop ice makers. Both of these ice makers are also composed of stainless steel, as is the auger, and both ice makers also dispense water as well. These ice makers fit well in hospitals, cafeterias, and other health care facilities. Like the F-450MAH, the DCM-270BAH and DCM-500BAH also make use of Hoshizaki’s CleanCycle12 design, creating the clean and sediment free ice with every ice making cycle.


    *NOTE: Ideal conditions defined as 70 degrees air, 50 degrees water. Ice production will vary as these temperatures increase.

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