Shopping for a commercial ice maker for your large kitchen establishment can be an overwhelming task because, while you won’t get far without a high quality, cutting edge one to meet your specific demands, there are so many on the market to choose from. No matter what type of operation you run — restaurant, bar, diner, cafeteria, concession stand, etc. — a commercial ice maker will ensure that you constantly have fresh ice on-demand for serving, storing, and preserving food and beverages guests.
One of the most important aspects to consider when it comes to finding the perfect commercial ice maker for your operation is the type of condenser it uses to function: air cooled, water cooled, or remote cooled.
If you are looking for a way to avoid the high water usage of a water cooled ice machine, but do not have a commercial kitchen that supports the requirements of an air cooled ice machine, then a remote cooled ice machine may be the perfect solution for your needs.
Remote cooled ice machines are rapidly growing in popularity due to their energy and water efficiency and the variety of settings in which they can operate. In essence, remote cooled ice makers function the same as air cooled units (using the same technology), but they allow the condenser to be completely separate from the machine because they require extra long refrigerator lines running from the unit to the compressor. Many businesses even choose to mount the remote condenser outdoors.
Although remote cooled ice makers tend to be more expensive when it comes to installation, they save you money in operating costs because they don’t require water to run. They also greatly cut back on ambient noise and heat from the unit, since the fans and condenser are not located in the ice maker cabinet. Therefore, remote cooled ice machines are especially popular in environments where noise and heat produced by a standard ice maker aren’t desirable.
At CommercialIceMakers.com you will find remote cooled ice makers that produce every type of ice, including full cube ice, half cube ice, nugget ice, or flake ice. You can also select a unit with an ice production output that best fits your unique business volume needs, with models producing anywhere from 50 pounds of ice per day, to well over 2,000 pounds per day. We offer remote cooled ice makers from the most popular manufacturers in the industry, including brands like Hoshizaki, Manitowoc, and Scotsman.
Commercial Ice Makers is proud to offer our customers a wide variety of remote cooled ice machines, and we are always available to help you decide which style is best suited to your specific business needs. All of our units are sure to deliver you fresh and clean ice, in a variety of shapes and sizes, depending on the model you choose. If you need any help at all choosing the most appropriate commercial remote cooled ice maker, please contact us for professional assistance from our expert certified food service equipment consultants.