Ice Maker

Atosa Ice Maker

Ice Maker

All foodservice operations, restaurants bars, business, coffee shop and office break rooms need ice, and the simplest way to meet that need is to have a commercial ice maker that freezes and stores ice automatically. You need to determine how much ice your pizzeria will need before you buy a ice machine. The rule of thumb for your ice needs is the following: 1.) Figure 1 to 1.5 pounds of ice for every meal. 2.) Divide the figure by seven. 3.) Multiply the result by 12. The final total will be your average daily ice usage. The quick service restaurant would want 5 ounces for 10 ounce drink, 8 ounces for a 12-16 ounce drink, and 12 ounces for a 18-24 ounce drink. The Atosa Ice Makers and machines are the smaller half clear cube and are preferred in restaurant and bar settings.

Commercial Ice Maker

The ideal drinking temperature for cold drinks like ice tea, water, smoothies, highballs, and ice coffee etc. is between 38 degrees and 42 degrees. Drinks become increasingly flat above 42 degrees. Taste buds are affected at temperatures below 38 degrees, decreasing the full flavor of the cocktails and beverages. Atosa Full size cubes will cool a drink in approximately 90 seconds. They melt slower, therefore last longer without over-cooling the drink. Crushed Scotsman and Hoshizaki nugget ice will drop the temperature of a drink to almost 320 in 60 seconds.

Restaurant and Bar menu changes and the addition of a salad display bar can add quite a load on an ice machine. The machine large quantity of ice produces varies by changes of incoming water and room temperatures. An average amount of ice an air cooled ice machine is capable of producing is 400 pounds of ice in 24hours with incoming water at 60 degrees and room temperature at 70 degrees will produce only 335 lbs. in 24h hours, if the incoming water rises to 80 degrees and the room to 90 degrees.

A general rule of thumb for estimating ice requirements in dining areas is 5 full size cubes per person per day. 20 full size clear cube = 1 pound. Estimated requirements for cocktails areas, salad bars, etc. would be added. Full cube ice are 1%" x 1%" x 1%" — half ice cubes 1%" x 1%" x 5/8" — mini cube ice 5/8" x 5/8" x 1%" (Many other sizes and shapes are produced by other manufacturers.) Many health codes require scoops with approved holders in ice storage units.

Air Cooled Ice Maker Machine

Oftentimes, older professional refrigeration equipment and air and water cooled Scotsman and Hoshizaki commercial ice machines are plagued with condenser problems. If you have hard water and a compartment maker is used then the cubes will not fall free from it or become stuck in an inaccessible area of your stainless steel machine causing more trouble for yourself! However all Atosa models come equipped with Critical Control Points scoops which work by preventing contact between fingers and arm when handling them so there's no chance of transmitting impurities like bacteria onto food being served on site. This safety feature ensures that businesses do not face health inspections due to unsanitary conditions caused by employees' hands getting dirty making. Older Undercounter Ice Makers have 39lbs bin 77lbs storage bin or 99lbs bin. Atosa undercounter ice makers come with a 88 pound ice bin.  All commercial ice maker include water filter 3M water filter and scoop. Two year parts and labor warranty. Five year compressor Warranty. NSF Rated ETL Approved.