When to Replace: Ice Cream Machines

When To Replace from Foodservice Equipment & Supplies

February 21, 2012

Ice Cream Machines: An Overview

Ice cream machines freeze liquid mix under agitation, dispensing the product directly from the unit’s freezer into serving containers.

How to Know When to Replace an Ice Cream Machine

When properly maintained, ice cream machines can last between 10 and 20 years. However, these pieces of foodservice equipment offer a few tell-tale signs they are reaching the end of their service lives.

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Ice Cream Machine Applications

Unlike most other equipment, ice cream machines are reserved for one use, which is dispensing frozen product.

Maintaining an Ice Cream Machine

Regular cleaning and sanitization of ice cream machines helps ensure food safety. Foodservice operators can also take a number of other steps to ensure they properly maintain these units.

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Spec Check: Ice Cream Machines

One common mistake operators make is purchasing a soft-serve machine that is an inappropriate size. Here are two other common mistakes foodservice operators should avoid when purchasing this type of foodservice equipment.

Energy Efficiency and Ice Cream Machines

Most ice cream machines are used on a range from 208 to 230 volts, either in single or three-phase power.

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