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Yes, There is More Then One Type of Ice!

Posted by RestaurantSource on June 14, 2011

 Dennis Koin here again!  You have probably noticed by now that we like to talk about Ice Machines. If you haven’t noticed or this is your first visit, then welcome we are glad to have you here!

I believe ice machines are extremely important yet they are often overlooked. To counteract this trend, we are having an extended sale on all Scotsman Ice Machines through August 31st!

As I mentioned in a previous post, when you are looking for a new ice machine, you must take into account the shape you would like the ice to be. Scotsman offers machines that make various shapes including ice cubes, ice nuggets, or ice flakes so you can choose which option is best for your establishment needs. Below is a brief explanation of each to help you determine which is best for your needs:

  • Nugget Ice – Ideal for bar fountain beverages, blended cocktails, salad bars, produce displays and therapeutic uses. Nugget ice is a versatile, slow melting ice. It cools drinks rapidly without foaming and is ideal for therapeutic use and patient care. Nugget ice allows for high liquid displacement which equals less product usage and therefore increased profits.
  • Flaked Ice – Ideal for produce, seafood and meat displays, blended cocktails, salad bars and therapeutic uses. Flaked ice is composed of dry flakes which cool more quickly than other ice forms. Flaked ice molds to any shape for use in displays and salad bars. This type of ice is ideal for health care facility use and in therapeutic/patient care.
  • Cubed Ice – Ideal for mixed drinks, carbonated beverages, ice dispensing, ice displays, ice retailing and banquet services. This is the most popular type of ice used in restaurants.

Maybe you don’t need a full ice machine, but your bar or other ice-necessary location is separate from your kitchen and you don’t want to continuously transport your ice. Or maybe you are catering an event and you want to have some way to keep your ice cold once you get there. Not to worry, there is a cheaper solution then purchasing an additional complete ice machine. Scotsman also offers ice dispensers, ice bins and undercounter ice machines for smaller areas or additional locations.

Scotsman Ice Machines

400 lb. Self Contained Air Cooled Flake Ice Machine by Scotsman

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