When to Replace: Ice Machines

When to Replace - Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

Janaury 18, 2011


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Ice machines play a critical role in the success of countless foodservice operations. Here's a brief introduction to these pieces of foodservice equipment.
While it might seem a little clichéd to say this, it's true: ice machines are similar to automobiles in that the better the foodservice operator takes care of their unit the longer it will last. While the typical service life for an ice machine is expected to be 10 years, it is not uncommon for some well-maintained units to last 20 years or longer.
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Well-maintained ice machines can last ten years or more. Still, foodservice operators may need to replace their ice machines for a variety of reasons.
Ice machines can play an essential role in most any foodservice operation. Here are some common applications of ice machines.
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Because ice can touch many parts of a foodservice operation, selecting the proper unit requires some thought and planning. Here is a quick look at several key factors foodservice operators and their supply chain partners should consider when specifying an ice machine.
Here are some tips for specifying an energy efficient ice machine.