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Working out the full cost of your commercial ice
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An energy efficient
commercial ice maker
may cost more to start, but save you money in the long term. Self-contained ice machines are often costlier to install, particularly undercounter models, unless you get a modular
ice maker commercial
with a remote condenser, which is the most involved and costly installation option.
Working out the full cost of your
ice maker for sale
is much more complicated than looking at the sticker price, so take some time to work out all the installation and long-term costs as well before you make your final decision.
When you’re in the middle of the lunch rush and the ice your machine made this morning is starting to dwindle, how quickly will the machine make new ice to restock your supply? An ice maker with a high production rate will produce new ice faster, helping you keep up the supply levels you need during busy times.
All ice machines you look at should note the production rate in their marketing. The numbers they use tell you how much ice they produce within 24 hours, but keep in mind that their calculations are based on using the
commercial ice maker for sale
in the ideal environment. If yours will be located somewhere that gets hotter than 70°F, you should expect the production rate listed to decrease accordingly.
Not every commercial kitchen needs an
ice makers for sale
with a high production rate, especially if you go for one with a big enough storage capacity. If you plan to keep enough ice consistently stored to meet your needs, then you’ll be set even if it takes longer to make more ice. If you’re making do with a small amount of storage space for your ice, then a higher production rate will likely pay off.
Freezing water and maintaining the temperatures that keep it frozen requires some serious power. Many commercial ice makers require a level of voltage that goes beyond what your typical wall outlet offers. You may need to talk to an electrician during or before installation to ensure that the power source you use for your ice machine is up to the task
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