At their core, commercial ice machines are essentially just specialized commercial ice makers with a steady water supply. While this may seem like an oversimplification, the process has been refined and digitalized over the years. If you’re in the market for ice machines, there are some things to consider when choosing the attributes of your next model.
To give an example of the complexity of commercial ice machines, we can look at how they manage to make it so cold in the first place. Like all fridges and freezers, ice machines don’t add cold to their enclosed space so much as they remove heat through the coiled heat-exchanging pipes that are connected to a metal ice tray in the freezers themselves. A special liquid called a refrigerant is pumped through wide and narrow tubes which cause the refrigerant expand and contract, lowering and raising the pressure and the temperature respectively.
This is a very delicate process that can easily fall prey to wear, damage, and other forms of malfunction. When this happens, your ice machines will most likely end up either filling with freezing and frozen water or go the opposite direction and get so warm that your ice will never end up becoming frozen. Either of these scenarios doesn’t bode well for your restaurant or bar if they happen during your business hours.
That’s why, if you’re in the market for freezers or ice machines, it’s always a good idea to consider a model that can digitally check each component in its complex cooling system to make sure that everything is running smoothly. From the filters down to the individual valve connections, these high-tech models will analyze and diagnose any issue your commercial ice machines, fridges, or freezers might have.
As a bar or restaurant owner, you probably already know that appearances are key when running a food and beverage business. That’s why having crystal-clear ice cubes can make or break your customers’ experience with your drinks.
The commercial freezers allow water to gently flow over the ice trays, creating a series of frozen layers that will ensure that your ice cubes are as clear as the water used to freeze them.
So, when it comes to using ice machines, freezers, or fridges for commercial purposes, we can recommend brands that save money and are efficient but most importantly, are a proper fit for your application. Call the representatives at Tognazzini Beverage Service and they will help you get the proper refrigeration needed for your business.