How To Choose The Best Commercial Ice Maker

How To Choose The Best Commercial Ice Maker

What is the best ice machine for bars
and restaurants? In this video discover why the best solution for commercial ice
makers is ice machine subscriptions. Coming up! Hey, Rick Uzubell again from Cabaret
Design Group, where I share my personal ideas and tips on bar design, draft beer
system design and product reviews. Later in this video I’ll give you ‘Today’s Takeaway’. If you’re new here, please consider subscribing and check-out the show notes and links in the
‘YouTube Description’ below. Now let’s jump into the show! No surprise here, but results from a recent industry survey among food service
managers revealed that ice machines have replaced dishwashers as the most
frustrating piece of kitchen equipment. In fact, 57.1% of participants stated that ice machines caused the greatest problems of their
facility, far surpassing the 3.9% who listed the dishwasher. Five years ago dishwashers were at the top of this list,
but service providers such as Ecolab and Auto-Chlor have changed how
dishwashing equipment is provided, maintained and repaired. A new
business model was born. The above-mentioned survey also revealed the
following: 1). More than half responded that machine repairs averaged 2-7 days;
2). 80% of participants stated that they spent up to US$400 per repair, and 3). Responders overwhelmingly prefer
Hoshizaki ice machines. With commercial ice machines being so problematic and costly, why would anyone want to own one? A new company, known as Easyice, has the answer. Recognizing the need for a large-scale, reliable solution for the
hospitality sector, Easyice innovated the concept of ‘ice machine subscriptions’.
Easyice is the first and only national provider of ice machine subscriptions,
supplying ice machines for hotels, restaurants and bars in 43 states. Through its 24 x 365 call center, Easyice customers are serviced in real time,
through a partnership with ReddyIce, the largest packaged ice supplier in
North America, Easyice is able to provide experienced service technicians
and emergency ice within 3-6 hours. Easyice recognized that ownership
of commercial ice machines is a losing proposition — especially considering the
ongoing headaches of repairing, maintaining and cleaning. Understanding
that safe and reliable ice production is the end-goal of every commercial ice
machine owner, Easyice developed the ice machine subscription as the hassle-free
method of delivering it. With an Easyice subscription, every customer receives a
Hoshizaki commercial ice machine — the best in the industry, and Easyice
assumes the risk and expense. Here’s what’s included in the subscription:
guaranteed ice 7 x 365, energy-efficient Hoshizaki commercial ice machines, ice
bins and dispensers, all repairs and maintenance by expert technicians and
free water filter replacements and biannual ice machine cleanings. So it isn’t about how to choose the best
commercial ice maker — it’s about how to choose the best commercial ice service —
ice machine subscriptions by Easyice. See you next time!

One thought on “How To Choose The Best Commercial Ice Maker

  1. Hi Rick, This is another one of your videos with great information. Owning your own ice machine is really ridiculous when owning a great ice subscription is a life saver. Not mentioned is the fact that boards of health zero in on ice machine cleanliness and having a great ice machine subscription is the answer to problem free ice machine inspections.
    Terrific job answering the question how to have problem free ice.


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