A commercial ice maker is a necessity in your large kitchen establishment, and you definitely won’t get far without a high quality, cutting edge one to meet your specific demands. No matter what type of operation you run — restaurant, bar, diner, cafeteria, concession stand, or any other type that serves food and beverage — a commercial ice maker helps ensure that you constantly have fresh ice on-demand for serving, storing, and preserving food and beverages for your staff and customers.
One of the most important elements to consider when it comes to shopping for a commercial ice maker is the type of condenser it uses to operate: air cooled, water cooled, or remote cooled.
Water cooled ice machines utilize water alongside the compressor to draw heat out of the lines. One line feeds into the ice making compartment and another line runs alongside the refrigerant. With no fans, water cooled ice makers tend to be quieter than air cooled units.
Water cooled ice makers are most suitable in environments with high ambient temperatures (greater than 80 degrees Fahrenheit) and/or low or poor air circulation because they rely on water, rather than air, to maintain functioning temperatures. Therefore, if you need to put your ice maker in a hot or cramped indoor area, then a water cooled unit is best for you because it won’t become over taxed like an air cooled unit would.
However, with substantially higher levels of water consumption, water cooled ice machines may increase operational costs.
At CommercialIceMakers.com you will find water cooled ice machines 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, all the way up to over 2,000 pounds per day. We offer water cooled ice makers from the most popular and well liked names in the industry, including brands like Hoshizaki, Manitowoc, and Scotsman.
Commercial Ice Makers is proud to offer our customers a wide variety of water 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 water cooled ice maker, please contact us for professional assistance from our expert certified food service equipment consultants.