There are several cooling options for ice machines depending upon the amount of space you have available at your restaurant or facility, energy efficiency desired, and the volume of ice you will be producing. Choose from our air-cooled ice machines, remote cooled ice makers, and our water cooled commercial ice machines.
Choosing the right condenser for your ice machine is a necessity for your food service business. Air-cooled ice machines use fans and vents to pull in outside air, which circulates around the condenser. Air-cooled ice makers require cooler temperatures around where they are installed due to the heat they output. Many highly recognized brands make air-cooled ice machines such as Manitowoc, Hoshizaki, and Scotsman.
Remote cooled ice machines use external cooling units / condensers to ensure that the space in which the ice maker resides is kept as cool as possible. It also makes for the most efficient use of space, as the condensers can be quite large. These convenient remote cooled ice machines are a perfect addition to any food service industry inventory of kitchen equipment.
As opposed to air-cooled ice makers, water-cooled ice makers do not put off hot exhaust which makes them require less open space to operate efficiently. By utilizing water coils to transfer the heat from the condenser coils, water-cooled ice machines utilize more water, but make a more efficient use of electricity, keeping its contents colder for longer. We offer brands such as Hoshizaki, Scotsman, and Manitowoc.