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Much like air conditioning, a remote-cooled ice machine uses a remote condenser designed to be installed in a separate location. In a self-contained ice machine, the condenser is built into the unit in order to form a single piece of equipment. The remote ice machine, on the other hand, features a remote condenser that can be safely placed in the next room or on the roof of a building. The components are connected through refrigerant lines that run the gap between the two.
Remote condenser ice machines can produce different types of ice--ice cubes, nugget ice, and flake ice--you name it. Whether you serve carbonated drinks, frozen beverages, and mixed cocktails, or need ice for ice bagging, dispensing, and bulk cooling, a remote-cooled ice machine can handle it.
What remote condenser ice machines can do for you
The remote condensing unit affords you a slew of benefits typically absent in water cooled and the air cooled ice machines. Whether you run a convenience store, restaurant, bar, cafeteria, or any other foodservice operation, remote condenser ice machines will provide excellent value to you and your customers. And they should perform well in high-volume applications.
With the remote condenser away from the action, the noise and heat that it will typically produce during ice production will be nowhere near customers and your staff. This creates a cooler, more comfortable environment for everybody.
This is especially useful if you will be consistently running the ice machine to maintain a large supply of ice for the crowds you need to serve throughout the day. The humming noise from the compressor and fan disrupts an otherwise enjoyable atmosphere.
The condenser also produces a lot of heat, and when it is remotely installed, you won't have to worry about increasing the ambient temperature inside your facility. Instead, the hot air will be released wherever the remote condenser is placed. And by reducing the air temperature around the ice maker, ice production is increased substantially and air conditioning loads are decreased. So in a nutshell, you get more ice with less noise!
For this reason, remote-cooled ice machines are preferred by operators located in hot environments and climates and those with multiple refrigeration equipment in use. When you do opt for a remote-cooled ice machine, manufacturers typically have a remote condenser to match its specifications. This ensures that you will be able to run your ice maker with no trouble.
The best remote cooled ice machines for your operation
CKitchen has an array of remote condenser ice machines from the most respected names in commercial ice production today: Scotsman, Manitowoc, and Hoshizaki. You can produce several hundred pounds of ice per day, but can also go up to 2,000 pounds. Our remote condenser ice makers are sure to keep up with any volume requirements you may have. We have a variety of models that produce different types of ice, including full-size cubes, half-size cubes, crescents, nuggets, or flakes, depending on what you’re using it for.
We also offer different sized models to best suit the amount of space you have available in your kitchen. Some can even sit on top of other pieces of equipment. Many of our remote condenser ice makers are NSF-listed to adhere to sanitation regulations. Some are also Energy Star qualified to save you money on energy costs and reduce environmental footprint.
Whatever your ice making needs, you can be sure to find the best remote condenser ice machines at CKitchen. If you need help choosing the right remote condenser ice machine for your establishment, please don’t hesitate to give us a call for assistance from our certified foodservice equipment consultants.
Remote condenser ice makers are perfect for environments in which large amounts of ice are necessary. So if you are looking for a high-volume ice machine, a remote condenser ice machine to get the job done.
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