Always underrated until they go down, Ice machines such as Hoshizaki, Manitowac, Scotsman crystal tips etc. are the most sophisticated units on the refrigeration circuit. You must have a qualified technician service these units. These units are as small as a simple 4 or 5 cubes icemaker in your freezer at home, all the way up to commercial units such as restaurant equipment with machines making 2400 to 3600 pounds in 24 hours.
These machines keep our beverage drinks at a cool 32 degrees. (Small fact): If you fill a cooler with ice and water filled with your beverage, pour salt on the ice. This causes a high meltdown of the ice. In 5 minutes your beverages will be at or below 32 degrees.
Ice machines need to be serviced and sanitized. If not properly done, ice machines can get you really sick. Check with your favorite restaurant and ask if they are cleaned on a semi annual basis. Ice machines with proper water filtration stops most of these problems, along with proper Preventative Maintenance by a qualified technician.
Ice is one of our most cherished man made items that we can’t live without. It’s is even used in hospitals for people having a heart attack or just in the cafeteria. Go out and enjoy some clear, clean ice from one of our greatest inventions, The Ice Machine!