We all know chocolate, strawberry, even blueberry praline has nothing to some of the most "exotic" ice cream flavors on the market. Would you consider serving any of these? Home made ice cream can be a nice draw for the summer, and with the right equipment you can definitely pull it off. But - maybe think twice before making any of the following flavors below:
1/ Horseradish - what goes better than sweet cream and sugar and spicy, spicy horseradish? Um, lots of stuff, that's what. Not for the faint hearted and perhaps best as a garnish for carpaccio vs a dessert.
2/ Foie gras- without tasting, we will rate this one as possibly appealing. The rich, creamy texture of foie gras is at least texturally equivalent to the rich, creamy texture of ice cream. We would try this without protesting too much, but it's still a much less safe combination than, say, berries and fruit.
3/ Creamed cod ice cream - what goes better than fish and dessert? Just about everything. More of a novelty than anything else, this one we are going to label as a miss. Keep moving people.
4/ White truffle gelato infused with black caviar - odd, and again a bit fishy, but it may be just rich enough, and mild enough to work. if anything, it's a luxury gimmick which will, at very least, get curious folks to try it, even if they don't come back for seconds.
5/ Whisky and prune - whiskey? Yes. Prune? Oh my. Maybe not. The two together? Perhaps a bit like an old fashioned. This is one of the most popular selling ice creams at its Australian ice cream shop home, so we think it probably tastes pretty good, even if it sounds just a bit unusual.
The Ice-O-Matic GEM0450A is a blessing to ice lovers everywhere. It produces ice that is not only easily chewable and crunchy, but it’s also to keep up with the volume necessary in a restaurant setting. This ice machine practically does it all with less water and power.
Benefits of the Ice-O-Matic GEM0450A Ice Maker
This pearl ice maker takes it to the next level by bringing great ice to the people on a large scale. Producing over 400 pounds of ice a day, it helps you keep up with the customer load.
Easy cleaning, too. With such a durable unity, you can just wipe the system down and it looks good as new. The sleek curves on this Ice-O-Matic ice maker shine when you’ve clean.
The bacteria and slime are minimized because of the AgiON system of anti-microbial protection. The bin will develop less scale and biofilm, meaning that you can take more of your time making great drinks in your bar and restaurant.
The nugget ice itself is inexpensive to create, so you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank.
What do you look for in an ice machine? Is it just something that runs, or would you prefer something that stands out from the crowd, an ice maker that people will talk about?
Small cube ice has a number of uses. It cools beverages quickly due to the high surface area to volume ratio. Small cube ice also will soak up the flavors of the beverage it inhabits, making it a favorite among those who love to chew ice. It will displace more liquid, saving money. Small cube ice is also ideal for bars serving blended drinks because it is less likely to clog blender blades.
The Scotsman CU1526SA-1 is an air-cooled undercounter ice machine that produces small cube ice. Capable of producing up to 150-lbs of small cube ice per day and storing up to 80-lbs of ice, this unit ensures that you will have ice on hand. It is ideal for establishments with small to moderate ice needs.
Features of the Scotsman CU1526SA-1
At only 33” high and 26” wide, the CU1526SA-1 lends itself to numerous installation possibilities. It will install under most commercial counters and the front intake and discharge vent means no side clearances are necessary. This allows the unit to be installed between appliances or counters, as needed. A 115-volt power supply and an incoming water line are needed for installation.
Scotsman's AutoAlert external indicator lights inform the user when regular maintenance and cleaning is needed. WaterSense technology helps to fight against scale buildup by voiding waste water and dirt deposits at the end of every freezing cycle. The removable top panel and door allow for quick access for cleaning and maintenance.
The Scotsman CU1526SA-1 is energy efficient, requiring only 11.5 kWh of electricity and 18 gallons of water per 100-lbs of ice produced. The unit exceeds Federal energy efficiency regulations.
When it comes to warranties, Scotsman has you covered there as well. The CU1526SA-1 has a 3-year parts and labor warranty on all components. The compressor and the condenser come with a 5-year warranty on parts.
If your business needs a small-cube ice machine, the Scotsman CU1526SA-1 will fit your needs. Whether it is a private club, executive boardroom, or a humble breakroom, the Scotsman CU1526SA-1 is a machine you should consider.
Flake ice is widely popular due to its number of uses. This type of ice has uses in retail, healthcare, and many other industries. Because flake ice is highly moldable and can cover a large area, allowing for rapid cooling, it is ideal for seafood and produce displays. It is also ideal for the treatment of sports injuries and for patients who might be in danger of choking on larger cubes.
The Ice-O-Matic EF250A32S is an undercounter ice machine that produces flake ice. Under the optimal conditions of 50 degree water temperatures and 70 degree air temperatures, this unit is capable of producing 400-lbs of flake ice every 24 hours. The built in storage bins can hold up to 143-lbs of ice. A production rate of up to 17-lbs of ice per hour ensures that you will always have ice on hand to meet your business needs.
Features of the Ice-O-Matic EF250A32S
The EF250A32S stands just 41” inches high, so it will easily install under most commercial counters. The stainless steel finish is durable and compliments most commercial food service appliances. The unit is air-cooled, saving water, but does require clearances on the left side for the air intake vents. The manufacturer recommends a minimum of 6” clearance for the vents to function properly. A 115-volt power supply, an incoming water line, and an external drain are all that is required for installation. A pump drain is available if no floor drain is present.
Ice-O-Matic's ice extrusion process removes the excess water from the ice. This allows the EF250A32S to produce a drier, higher-quality ice. The unit is energy efficient as well, requiring only 5.6 kWh of electricity and 12 gallons of water for every 100-lbs of ice produced.
Ice-O-Matic also provides outstanding warranty protection for their ice machines. This unit comes with a 2-year warranty on parts and labor for the ice machine. A 5-year warranty for the compressor also comes with the unit.
If your business has need of flake ice, the Ice-O-Matic EF250A32S has a small profile, yet a large production capacity. It will more than meet the needs of your business and is worthy of your consideration.
Gourmet ice cubes are the perfect ice for people who understand that the ice used can make or break a drink. When it comes to top shelf and exclusive liquors, regular ice cubes sometimes just do not make the grade. Gourmet ice is clearer, denser, and larger than traditional ice. Due to the clarity of the ice, it is purer, imparting neither taste nor odor into the beverage. Because it is larger and denser, it melts more slowly so that the beverage does not become too diluted.
The Scotsman CU50GA is a small undercounter ice machine. It is capable of making up to 65-lbs of gourmet ice cubes per day and can store up to 26-lbs of ice. Because the amount of ice produced is small, this unit lends itself well to executive board rooms, VIP suites, home bars, and other places with light ice needs.
Features of the Scotsman CU50GA
At just 34”-36” high and 15” wide, the unit lends itself to a wide array of installation opportunities. The unit is air-cooled and the intake and discharge vents are located on the front of the unit. This means that no side clearances are needed for installation. All that is needed is a 115-volt power outlet, an incoming water line. This unit utilizes a gravity drain. Clearances for the water line and power supply are needed at the back of the unit. The Scotsman CU50GA is even approved for outdoor installation, making it perfect for outdoor bars and patios.
The user-friendly control panel on the Scotsman CU50GA will alert the owner/user to any changes in the machine's status. The CU50GA is Energy Star certified and is energy efficient. It uses just 14.4 kWh of electricity and only 34-gallons of water for every 100-lbs of ice produced.
After every freezing cycle, the WaterSense technology flushes hard water and minerals from the machine after every freezing cycle. This helps to prevent scale build-up within the unit.
The Scotsman CU50GA comes with an outstanding warranty package as well. A 1-year warranty is provided for parts and labor on all components. A 5-year warranty comes for the compressor and the condenser.
If you have need of gourmet ice for your distinguished customers, staff, and guests, then you need a gourmet ice machine. With all of the benefits and the amazing warranty, the Scotsman CU50GA delivers.
Flake ice has a variety of uses. Because of its ability to be molded into any shape needed, flake ice serves well in applications such as displaying seafood and produce. It also has uses in laboratories, where it can be packed around medical containers that require refrigeration. Flake ice can also be made to cover a larger surface area, resulting in more rapid cooling. Flake ice is also idea for health care use, as it poses less choking risk and also lends itself well to treating sports injuries.
The Hoshizaki F-330BAH is an air-cooled undercounter flake ice machine. Capable of producing up to 330-lbs of ice per 24-hour period, its built in storage bin can hold up to 80-lbs of flake ice when filled to capacity. This ensures that your business will always have enough flake ice on hand to meet moderate ice needs.
Features of the Hoshizaki F-330BAH
The F-330BAH is a space saving 24-inches wide and only 39-inches tall. This lends the unit to being able to be installed anywhere. The intake and discharge vents are located at the front of the machine, so there is no need for side clearances. The bin door drops down to allow for convenient access to the ice. All that is needed for installation is a 115-volt power outlet, an incoming water line, and a drain.
The F-330BAH has an automatic flush system to promote longer life and dependability of the ice machine. It is made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel. If hygiene and cleanliness are concerns, Hoshizaki has integrated H-GUARD Plus antimicrobial protection into all surfaces that contact water or ice. This helps to prevent slime and mold build-up in your ice machine.
Hoshizaki also offers unparalleled warranty protection for its ice machines. The F-330BAH is protected by a 3-year warranty for parts and labor on the ice machine. The compressor comes with a 5-year warranty for parts.
If your business needs flake ice, then the Hoshizaki F-330BAH undercounter flake ice machine is worthy of your consideration.
The temperatures have begun to warm up and the promise of spring being nearer has made many homeowners thinking about spending more time outside. An outdoor kitchen where meals can be prepared and guests can be entertained is at the top of the list of amenities that people are adding to their current home or looking for in new ones. Part of entertaining is being sure to have enough ice on hand to serve cold drinks to guests.
U-line’s CLR1215SOD-00A ice maker is 15” wide and 34” -36” inches tall and plugs into an 115V outlet. While you can use this ice maker indoors, it’s UL rated for outdoor use and can make up to 60 pounds of clear ice every 24 hours. Even though most at-home entertaining situations won’t require quite that much ice at one time, this unit features a bin that can store up to 30 pounds of ice. The best part about top hat or gourmet clear ice that this machine makes is that it takes a longer time to melt so you use less. That means less dilution and better tasting mixed and soft drinks.
The Beauty of U-Line
U-line has styled this ice maker to look impressive with a stainless steel body and has a reversible door. The door features a brushed stainless steel finish and stainless steel door handle. Digital touchpad controls are mounted in a position that is easy to access and set. U-line has also installed a P60 drain pump at the factory so it’s ready to go. The legs are adjustable so you can fit it under a counter or use it as a stand-alone, no additional clearance is required around top, rear or sides of this ice maker.
This ice maker is LED lit on the inside and also included is a heavy duty ice scoop to make serving drinks to your guests quick and easy. The Silence Mode allows you to suspend ice making for three hours.
Half-cube style ice is effectively a very popular style of ice. Situated in size between full-cube ice and nugget ice, you get a bit of both worlds. Half-cube ice means more ice per container, resulting in more liquid displacement, saving you money. Since it is larger than nugget style ice, it melts less quickly than this style, resulting in less dilution.
The Manitowoc NEO UY-0140A Half Dice undercounter ice machine will produce up to 132-lbs of ice per 24-hour period. The built-in storage bin will hold up to 90-lbs of ice, ensuring that you will always have ice on hand for your guest's needs.
More about the Manitowoc NEO
The NEO UY-0140A measures just 26 inches wide and 38.5 inches tall with the legs attached. This means that it can fit easily under most commercial counters, but it can also function as a stand alone model. The unit requires only a 115-volt power source, an incoming water line, and an external drain for installation. The intake and discharge vents are located at the front of the unit, so it requires no side clearances, meaning it can be installed everywhere.
When it comes to efficiency, the Manitowoc NEO UY-0140A is unparalleled. It uses 25% less water and 10% less energy than previous ice machines. Per 100-lbs of ice, the unit only uses 24.9 gallons of water and 11.1 kWh of electricity. The NEO comes equipped with a delay feature that allows the owner to turn production off for 4, 12, or 24 hours so that the machine is off during non-business hours. Even the scoop has been redesigned to be more efficient.
The Service Wrench Indicator will illuminate in red, giving you advance notice of when your machine has issues and may require repair. AlphaSan antimicrobial protection infused into all surfaces that contact water or ice helps to prevent bacteria and slime growth. Grease and dust is prevented from getting into the unit a removable air filter. The machine is self-cleaning, ensuring sanitation.
Manitowoc also offers outstanding warranties on the NEO. The unit comes with a 3-year warranty on parts and labor for the ice machine. A 5-year warranty on parts comes on the compressor. The evaporator is covered by a 5-year warranty on parts and labor.
When it comes to efficiency and providing your business with half-cube style ice, the Manitowoc NEO UY-0140A is a machine that produces half-dice ice and is certainly worth your consideration.
Small cube ice is popular for many reasons. First, it displaces more liquid than larger cubes, resulting in savings for you. This style of ice also lends itself well to soaking up the flavors of the beverage that it is placed in, making it a favorite style of ice among those who like to chew ice.
The Scotsman CU2026SA-1 is an undercounter style ice machine that produces up to 200-lbs of small cube ice per day. The built in storage bin is capable of holding up to 80-lbs of ice. This ensures that your business will always have ice on hand.
Your Hotel Bar will Love this Machine
The CU2026SA-1 stands just 33-inches high, allowing it to be installed under most commercial counter tops. The only requirements are space at the back for the water line and power connections and an external drain to carry away water purged during the ice making cycle and melted ice from the bin. The front placed intake and exhaust vents mean that no side clearances are required for installation. The unit is air-cooled, reducing waste water.
An AutoAlert indicator light alerts the owner or user to any issues with the machine. An easily removable top door makes maintenance and cleaning a breeze. Water Sense technology prevents scale build-up by purging impure water and mineral deposits from the machine after every freezing cycle.
When it comes to warranties, Scotsman has you covered. The CU2026SA-1 comes with a 5-year parts warranty on the compressor and the condenser. A 3-year parts and labor warranty comes with the ice machine.
If your business has need of small-cube ice to fit it's customer's needs, then the Scotsman CU2026SA-1 is a machine that you should consider. It is efficient, easily maintained, and will make enough ice to meet your needs.
Half-cube ice is incredibly popular, especially in restaurants and self-serve establishments like gas stations and convenience stores. The reason for this is because the size of half-cube ice means more ice in every cup. This, in turn, displaces more liquid, saving you money. Half cube ice is also easier to chew than full cube ice, making it popular among ice-chewing fans.
The Ice-O-Matic ICEU150HA half cube undercounter ice machine will deliver the half-cube ice that you and your customers need and want. This machine is capable of producing 185-lbs of half-cube ice every 24 hours under ideal conditions of 50 degree water temperature and 70 degree air temperature. The built in storage bin can hold up to 74-lbs of ice, ensuring you will always have enough ice on hand to meet your business's needs.
Feature of this Ice-O-Matic Ice Machine
The half-cube ice produced is 7/8” x 7/8” x 3/8” which is smaller than a full cube, ensuring more ice in every cup and therefore, more beverage displacement.
The ICEU150HA stands only 39” inches tall and is only 24.5” wide. This opens up a variety of installation options, especially since the unit is air-cooled. The intake and discharge vents are located on the front of the unit, so no side clearances are necessary. Only minimal clearances are needed at the back of the unit for water and power connections. The unit needs only a standard 115-volt power supply. An external drain is required for when the unit purges water and drains melted ice from the storage bin.
The ICEU150HA has qualified for an Energy Star certification. The unit only uses 8.25 kWh of electricity and 25 gallons of water for every 100lbs of ice produced. Ice-O-Matic has also included the Harvest-Assist feature to shorten the ice-making cycle by more quickly removing ice from the evaporator.
The stylish stainless steel exterior is scratch resistant and easy to clean. Built in antimicrobial protection will help to stave off the formation of mold and slime as well as bacteria that may harm your customers.
Ice-O-Matic has you covered when it comes to the warranty as well. The ICEU150HA comes with a 3-year warranty on parts and labor for the ice machine. The evaporator and the compressor each come with a 5-year parts warranty as well.
The Ice-O-Matic ICEU150HA is a powerful machine that will deliver the half-cube ice that your business needs.