Uses for an Ice Machine in Your Business

Commercial Ice Machines

Most businesses that serve food need a way to produce ice, but other types of companies can also benefit from ice machines – here are some of the most important uses of these great, energy-efficient and economical appliances:

  • Small cafes and bars that don’t need huge quantities of ice can use modular machines to supply their ice needs. The units come in sizes ranging from 22-48”;
  • Countertop dispensers are compact units that are often used in offices or in health care facilities, even in pharmacies. Many of these small units come with a water dispenser function, so they can provide not only ice, but cool, tasty and clear water as well.

Ice machines vary in terms of the size of the ice that is dispensed, too. The most common types of ice are cubes, nuggets and flakes – the first type is the largest and the most common, the second is smaller and easier to chew, therefore more frequently used in the healthcare industry, while the third type is the smallest, mostly used in bars for cocktails, in restaurants to keep vegetables, seafood and meat fresh and in offices where employees can add the flakes to their refreshment, such as lemonade, coffee or tea.


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Tips for Maintaining Your Commercial Refrigerator

CAFE Owner

If you are the owner of a business that uses a commercial refrigerator, you probably know that the only way to keep your freezer unit in top shape and to prevent emergency breakdowns is by performing regular preventive maintenance operations on the unit. Here is what you need to do:

  • Cleaning – neglected and dirty refrigerators are not only unsightly, but dangerous for human health as well. To prevent the build-up of bacteria and contaminants, clean your refrigerator regularly and schedule professional cleaning by a HVAC expert at least twice a year to disassemble the unit and to have impurities removed from the components inside the freezer as well. Hire a good Denver commercial refrigeration repair technician to keep up with the maintenance.
  • Check the temperature every day – fluctuations in the temperature inside the unit usually indicate some sort of fault or a malfunctioning component. If you notice that the unit does not maintain the desired temperature, call a repair technician right away to avoid a costly breakdown or to prevent energy bills from running high.
  • Pay attention to how you use the doors – do not keep refrigerator doors open for too long and make sure the hinges, the handles and the locks on the doors are properly lubricated and they seal the interior perfectly.