Buying an ice machine can be a costly expense.
So it is important for your business to invest in quality equipment capable of satisfying your needs.
When purchasing an ice machine it is important to keep in mind some fundamental characteristics.
Type of ice:
The classic ice cubes are now almost outdated.
The market offers ice machines capable of creating an infinite selection of shapes and types of “cubes”, from small spheres to ice flake cylinders.
Choose the shape you want, in order to meet your needs in the realization of drinks or other preparations.
Each ice maker has its own capacity, sometimes linked to the shape it produces.
There are machines with very low capacity and others with high capacity, being able to hold several kg of ice.
Capacity is also linked to the size of the machine, so choose an ice machine that meets your needs both in terms of production and space.
As anticipated, ice machines can have very different sizes.
Depending on where you want to place your ice machine, you can choose between different models.
In fact, there are manufacturers suitable for being built in behind the counter, of smaller dimensions.
But equally effective, and large machinery to be kept instead in a kitchen or in a much larger service environment, with greater capacity.
The location of the ice machine limits the choice of the refrigeration system.
For built-in machines, used for example behind bar counters.
It is recommended to buy a water-cooled model since the machine is located in an area with little air recirculation.
On the contrary, ice machines placed in service rooms.
Such as kitchens and backrooms, and in general large machines, have a preferentially air cooling system, faster and more effective than water cooling.
There are no big price differences between one ice maker and another.
The costs are around a few thousand euros, also in relation to the size and capacity of the machinery.
It is important to choose ice machines of excellent quality.
Which made of non-toxic and easy to clean materials.
In order to guarantee a prolonged duration of time without loss of the quality of the icicles produced.
Ice machines are therefore indispensable tools for any bar, pub, hotel or restaurant.
Their mechanics and internal features make them complex machines that need some attention.
Therefore buying an ice machine is a real investment, never give up on quality and look for what is right for you!