What Is The Difference?

Some Ice Machine equipment and products are very similar with only one or two features being different. Read about the difference between some popular Ice Machine models here.



C0330SA / C0330MA versus C0330SW / C0330MW - Air Versus Water-Cooled    Scotsman

C0330A vs C0330W

Life can be full of painstaking decisions: Paper or plastic bag, manual or automatic transmission, would you like to make that a combo for just 25 cents more? With so much to worry about, the last thing you need to fuss over is the type of ice machine you require - specifically, an air-cooled or water-cooled unit. Each of these methods will keep your ice machine cool to some extent but when it comes to the C0330 from Scotsman, how your machine is cooled makes a big difference in ice quality, utility bills, and production consistency.

The C0330 on top of a Scotsman's HD30B hotel dispenser can be perfect for large hotel settings. When you need an ice machine and dispenser on every floor, this ice machine will produce up to 400 pounds of ice per day. Generally a remote
With most ice machine models, a water-cooled condenser provides the most consistent ice production, even when temperatures rise. In the case of the C0330 however, the opposite is true. The water-cooled model will produce 400 pounds of ice per day when conditions are ideal (70 degrees air, 50 degrees water) but when they change unfavorably (90 degrees air and 70 degrees water) production levels of the C0330MW and SW drop considerably, producing only 280 pounds a day, a 30 percent loss in production.

With the air-cooled models of the C0330MA and SA can produce 350 pounds of ice per day in ideal conditions. Note that production also falls to 280 pounds per day when conditions are more stressful on the air-cooled models. However, the air-cooled models also use hundreds of gallons of water LESS per day compared to water-cooled models. If you are located in an area with high water costs or where you are charged for wastewater consumed, a water-cooled model of the C0330 would be an illogical choice. Because of the amount of water they consume, the C0330MW and SW will also never be ENERGY STAR rated while the C0330MA and SA are both ENERGY STAR qualified.

In terms of cube size, the C0330MW and MA both produce Scotsman’s standard medium cube. This cube resembles a normal ice cube and measures 7/8 inch on each side. The C0330SW and SA both produce a small cube, which is essentially half the size of Scotman’s medium cube. Both cubes are prefect for cooling drinks but the small cube tends to dispense better and more steadily from the HD30B hotel dispenser chute.

At IceMachinesPlus.com we know there are many factors that go into choosing an ice machine for your business. The spec sheets can sometimes look like advanced math equations and be intimidating if you are unsure of what you are searching. Thankfully, we’re here to help make your ice machine buying process the most pleasant, hassle free experience possible.

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GEMD520 and GEMD525 Ice Maker / Dispensers     Ice-O-Matic

GEMD520 vs GEMD525

The Ice-O-Matic GEMD525 and GEMD520 Ice Maker / Dispensers are almost identical in their construction. They produce the same amount of Ice-O-Matic Pearl Ice® (nugget ice) per day, and their bin capacity is also the same (up to 26 pounds of ice). Both models dispense ice and water from separate spouts/chutes and both make use of Ice-O-Matic’s Touchless dispensing feature to prevent cross-contamination. The major differences between the GEMD525 and GEMD520 can be seen in their electrical makeup.

The GEMD520 is a single-phase unit that uses at 115 volts and uses 5.4kWH of energy per 100 pounds of ice created when air temperature is 90 degrees and water temperature is at 70 degrees. This unit also has a larger fuse size at 25 amps and a greater minimum circuit ampacity at 19.3.

The GEMD525A is also a single-phase unit, but it operates at 230 volts and uses 4.5 kWH to produce 100 pounds of ice when air and water temperatures are at 90 and 70 degrees respectively.

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