An ice machine is an essential part of any commercial kitchen. Whether it’s for cooling down the ingredients in a drink, topping off a salad with some crushed ice, or providing enough cubes for a large party, having the correct type of machine is critical.
What should I know about this?
There are many different types of ice machines available on the market today. Understanding how they work, their benefits, and their drawbacks can help you make an informed decision when choosing one for your business.
There are two basic types of ice machines: air-cooled and water-cooled. Air-cooled models use ambient air to cool the condenser coils that generate the cold temperatures necessary to freeze water into ice. These models are typically more affordable than water-cooled models, but they also create more noise and may require additional ventilation to ensure proper cooling.
Water-cooled models use a cooled water supply to cool the condenser coils instead of air. These machines are much quieter than their air-cooled counterparts and generally have higher production rates due to improved efficiency. However, they can be more expensive due to installing and maintaining a dedicated water line for cooling.
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