Ice Machine Buying Guide

Icematic Commercial ice machines, Scots Ice Australia Buying Guide, How To Choose An Ice Maker

Ice machines play a critical role in many types of establishments, and with such a wide range of sizes, production amounts and ice types, it is important to choose the right machine for your requirements.

We have put together a handy buying guide which you can download below that walks you through all the things that you need to consider in order to get the best ice machine suited to your needs.

"A good first rule-of-the-thumb is to look at the storage bin capacity of the machine"

From the different types and sizes of machines available to the ice types and applications, we also cover tips on production rates and storage capacity so that you can roughly calculate how much ice you will need each day or on-hand.


Ice Machine Buying Guide Checklist

The following checklist is a quick overview of things to consider when looking for an ice machine:

  • Available space - Do you only have a small space under a bench or do you have more room to accommodate a larger modular machine?
  • Ice storage - Are you looking for a self contained all-in-one or a modular option that will sit on an ice storage bin?
  • Ice handling - Is manual removal or stored ice suitable or is a dispensing system required for self service or hygiene requirements?
  • Storage capacity - Will the stored amount of ice be enough on-hand to get through busy periods of service?
  • Production rate - Will the machine keep up with replenishment of ice throughout service?
  • Service points - Do you have multiple locations that customers can be served? If so, think about possibly getting two machines to cover each station.
  • Ice types - Think about what products you are providing and what ice type will suit best.

For more detailed information download our ice machine buying guide below and if would like to know more about our range of commercial ice machines contact us on 1800 222 460 and our specialised sales staff will be able to assist you through the entire process.


posted by scotsiceaustralia on 08/02/2022

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