So the time has come to consider the choices for a new commercial ice maker or ice makers for your establishment. Once again the pressures of making the correct purchasing decision are on your shoulders and as usual the wrong choice will have ongoing consequences not least the need to spend above the budget if a replacement is required. So choosing the correct ice makers for your specific need is critical. And you may also be in a venue with multiple uses and then the need for different ice makers becomes important.
The important considerations you need to take into account regarding ice maker issues and which considerations are not at all important.
Firstly, it is important to consider ice makers that have a good reputation. Hence, a good branded model is going to get you off to a good start. And in my opinion if you can find a local Australian manufacturer with a product that has a reputation as good as any imported model then that should be your preferred choice. In my opinion buying from an Australian supplier should always be on the purchasing criteria. Apart from the obvious of supporting fellow Australians keep their job the local support available if something happens to go wrong with your ice maker is usually better if you're closer to the actual manufacturer than a local distributor for an overseas brand. In any event at least attempt to support your local manufacturers. I think this principal should apply to all territories around the world.
There are many ice maker manufacturers and finding a company with years of experience will again increase the probability of your ice maker being reliable and suitable for your exact needs.
You need a dependable ice maker with a warranty and service agreement so that your venue is ensured of operating at full capacity and at optimum levels of customer service. You don't want to be the establishment that is talked about all week because you ran out of ice and turned away hundreds of customers who went elsewhere to get their drinks of food.
Hence, apart from a reputable brand, a good service and warranty specific areas of repair are important such as the repair of evaporators. Evaporators are the ice maker’s central component and if this is difficult to repair then it is going to be costly and your ice machine is going to be out of operation for too long. The evaporator plate is the heart and soul of the machine. If the evaporator is easily accessible, then service calls can be short and sweet.
You will find very good locally made machines that fit these criteria. But just be warned that all ice making machines will need service due to their high usage and chances are that you will face a breakdown and need repairs. Finding an ice machine that cools quickly man’s less energy and this means less electricity costs so cooling speed is also an important factor.
You should purchase the best ice maker for your needs even if it means a slightly higher initial investment on the front end to get a better overall return on investment. Click here.