We write daily on behalf of your refrigeration experts at American Services in St Louis near Hazelwood MO and today we are beginning a long journey covering many different facets of refrigeration and more specifically, the ins and outs of ice machines of the commercial variety. These may seem like a small thing in the restaurant or commercial businesses of today, but they are actually imperative to many different business, especially restaurants and hotels/motels. There also exist so many different styles and types that the selectin process can be a little overwhelming. “Nearly every type of food service business needs an ice machine. Because there are so many different configurations and styles available, it’s important to understand what is available to find the best ice maker to suit your business’s needs.”
On behalf of your St Louis Commercial Refrigeration Company near Hazelwood, we will begin by looking at all of the different configurations for ice machines. There are three basic styles, or configurations to know about: Modular or Ice Machine Head, Undercounter machines and the countertop variety. The modular ice machines are usually available in 22,30 or 48 inch widths. They are made to correspond with or work with an ice machine bin underneath or as part of an ice machine dispenser or soda dispenser. These types can make as much as 1000 lbs per day, depending on the machine itself.
Undercounter ice machines in St Louis are great for small bars, cafes or businesses. They do not put out as much ice per day, with the max being around 350 lbs per day. These are sized to fit under most 40” counters, hence the name. Finally, the countertop variety of commercial ice machines are very compact and used often in health care businesses. They sometimes also dispense water as well as ice. They also don’t yield as much ice as a modular style ice machine, their max is usually around 400 lbs a day. They typically dispense nugget style ice as well, which will be the topic of our next post here on behalf of your Refrigeration and Ice Machine Sales Company in St Louis MO near Hazelwood.