Undercounter flake ice makers do not play by the rules of consistency like their cuber counterparts, and that's what makes them special. Flake ice has no uniform shape and size and simply comes in the form of small, thin pieces of ice.
That's why when it comes to cooling, displaying, preserving, and transporting seafood, poultry, and other foods, no other type of ice is more efficient than flake ice. Since it is flat and doesn't form any sharp edges, flake ice instead wraps around food products to conform to their shape, essentially creating some sort of a protective nest.
Flake ice has a large surface area. It even melts fast, which means it cools fast, making it highly effective in keeping cold foods fresh and unsullied. For this reason, you can confidently use flake ice makers to produce a blanket of icy goodness to cushion food against damage and bruising. Seafood and raw meats will always look fresh with flake ice as their bed.
It is no surprise that flake ice machines are vital in establishments like supermarkets, buffets, and raw food bars where preservation is a priority. Operators that sell snow cones can also use undercounter flake ice makers to whip up this delicious summer treat.
Undercounter flake ice makers can also be extremely useful in bakeries, specifically in dough mixing. Bakers can rely on flake ice to reduce the effects of heating on yeast and similar ingredients. When you do throw it to the mixer, you won’t have to worry about damaging your mixing equipment because flake ice will be much gentler.
The makings of an undercounter flake ice maker
Undercounter flake ice makers have slightly different anatomy compared to other types of commercial ice machines. The evaporator plate is swapped for a cylinder and an auger that shaves off the formed ice, which falls into the ice bins.
Even though it is designed to fit under the counter, these compact units still pack quite a punch. The production capacity of our undercounter flake ice makers ranges from 300 to 600 pounds of ice per day!
Undercounter flake ice makers are powered by either air-cooled or water-cooled refrigeration systems. The stainless steel exterior boasts exceptional corrosion resistance that makes them extremely durable and reliable. Many of our undercounter flake ice makers are also Energy Star certified, making them the more cost-efficient, environmental-conscious choice for your business.
CKitchen is a trusted distributor of undercounter flake ice machines from top name brands like Hoshizaki, Scotsman, and AMPTO. If you are not sure which unit to get, we will be more than happy to help!
We also have high-quality cubers and nugget ice makers that you can choose from.