Ice Machines

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Why ice machines?

Having an ice machine as part of your hospitality business is key. Without one you could be spending hundreds of extra dollars on store bought ice, or even worse, running short during busy periods. With an ice machine on site, you will never run out of ice again!

What are the benefits?

  • Never run out of ice during busy periods
  • Save time and money on purchasing store bought ice
  • Expand your menu and offerings
  • Customer satisfaction
  • No obligation quotes from trusted providers

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Having an ice machine as part of your hospitality business is key. Without one you could be spending hundreds of extra dollars on store bought ice, or even worse, running short during busy periods. With an ice machine on site, you will never run out of ice again!

What are the benefits?

  • Never run out of ice during busy periods
  • Save time and money on purchasing store bought ice
  • Expand your menu and offerings
  • Customer satisfaction
  • No obligation quotes from trusted providers

Step 1: Find Suppliers

Answer a few questions and we’ll match you with suppliers for your unique scenario.

Step 2: Compare Quotes

Get real personalised quotes from multiple suppliers and compare side by side.

Step 3: Pick The Best

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Key Benefits You Will Love:

Fast and efficient

Ice machines make it fast and easy to stay on top of demand. You will no longer need to run out and grab a bag of ice when running short or use precious freezer space on ice trays.

Affordable options

No matter if you are a multi-national business or a small local café, there will be suitable options available for your business.

Never run out of ice again

Ensuring you never run out of ice during service is key to having a successful business. Without ice you may have to limit your menu and leave guest dissatisfied. Your bar, hotel or other hospitality business will thrive with an ice machine in your tool kit.

Offer a wider menu

Expand your offerings to include iced drinks like smoothies, ice coffees, cocktails and more. Having a constant supply of ice is a great way to make more money on serving drinks to customers that are cold and refreshing.

Trusted providers

All of our partners are quality ice machine providers that are well-known in their industry. They will always provide quality machines that are built to last through daily usage.

Improve your business ratings

When customers can gain access to the drinks, they desire without being told that there is a shortage of ice, your business ratings will increase, as will customer satisfaction and repeat business.

Ice Machines 101:

Everything you need to know before you buy;

Warranties and customer support

A reliable ice maker vendor will always offer a solid warranty and dependable customer service. As with any major purchase, getting a comprehensive warranty for your ice maker is essential. Most sellers will treat the purchase like a car salesman would: They’ll offer a short-term warranty on all parts and labor, and a longer warranty on the more expensive components such as the evaporator, compressor, and condenser.

A vendor should also provide several means of contacting their company if something goes wrong – by cell phone or pager or through an emergency help center.

  • Ice maker purchasing checklist
  • How much ice will I need for my business?
  • How much ice should my icemaker hold?
  • Would I prefer cube or flake ice?
  • Do I need a water-cooled system or an air-cooled system?
  • Am I getting the best energy savings from my ice machine?
  • Will I add to my ice machine over time?
  • What kind of warranty should I expect?
  • Ice maker tips

Backup generators. Include your ice maker as part of your emergency power planning. If you can’t produce and maintain ice for your business, you stand to waste a lot of money in lost income and food spoilage.

Water consumption. Be aware that your ice maker will actually use more water than it takes to make the ice – 7 to 20 gallons of water create 50 pounds of ice. The extra water helps melt and release the ice as well as allow the ice maker to operate smoothly.

Work in layers. By freezing water layer by layer instead of all at once, ice makers produce clear ice which is more presentable in commercial settings than the cloudy ice you can make in an ice tray for your home freezer.

In the life cycle of commercial food service equipment, the installation may be the most crucial. Proper installation can determine the level of customer satisfaction. A poor installation can affect everyone involved, from the manufacturer to the customer. When preparing to have a commercial ice maker installed, be sure to do the following:

  • Measure the space: From the door to the new site, make sure your ice machine will fit.
  • Electricity: Be sure to choose a space that is close to an electrical outlet.
  • Plumbing: Have all of your plumbing and connections ready, prior to your machine’s arrival.
  • Arrange: For the removal and disposal of your old equipment.
  • Coordination: With local trades and contractors, for necessary tasks.

What to expect

A professional supplier will remain available long after your ice maker has been installed. They will ensure that your equipment is running properly and avoid having your warranty voided. Equipment that is not installed properly can be subject to scrutiny when it comes to a warranty claim.

In addition, prior to your installation, a competent delivery service will stage and warehouse your equipment until it is ready for your scheduled delivery date.

Quite often, plugging in and running your machine does not complete the installation process. A reputable delivery service will also follow up with a visit, long after your ice machine has been installed. A proper inspection, demo, start-up and performance check should be done following the install and after the machine has been up and running.

Cooperation and teamwork is necessary in a proper installation of all food service equipment. When you prepare your business location for all of the necessary installation steps and work closely with the professionals you have hired, customer satisfaction is likely to follow.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answer a few short questions and be matched with a range of providers that can give you the ice machine/s that you need for your business. It’s so simple, quick and painless you will be wondering why you wasted time finding quotes the old way.

Any business in the hospitality industry such as; hotels, bars, restaurants or cafes. Keep up with demand and expand your menu with ease.

Our partners usually offer for you to purchase, lease or rent their ice machines, please speak with your provider to determine which option will suit your business best.

Keep customers satisfied and increase profit margins by expanding your drinks menu. Something as simple as having an abundance of ice can really make a huge difference to your hospitality business success.