Manitowoc SFA292 Ice Dispenser

Manitowoc SFA292 Ice Dispenser

The Manitowoc SFA292 ice dispenser is the complete hygienic solution for your sanitary water and ice dispensing needs. It’s enclosed ice storage compartment not only keeps the ice fresh and free from impurities but also prevents any external contaminants from compromising ice quality, minimizing the risk of contamination. Manitowoc’s automatic-fill, floor-standing modular ice dispensers meet the strict sanitary needs of the lodging, foodservice, healthcare, work depot, construction and mining industries, offering the perfect method for providing a self-serve ice dispensing system for guests and staff.

The Manitowoc SFA292 ice dispenser features a patented “push-for-ice” dispense mechanism and touch-less lever that eliminates the need to touch a hand to the machine to dispense, ensuring a consistent and refreshing experience for users. The The Manitowoc SFA model ice dispensers add a built-in water valve for filling buckets, cups or refillable bottles, perfect for when large volumes of ice and water are required for re-hydration. A built-in agitator and paddlewheel ice delivery design assures efficient ice dispensing, whilst and oversized drain pan collects a larger quantity of ice overflow.

Providing maximum ice storage in a minimum amount of space with a low profile, the Manitowoc SFA292 ice dispenser’s modular design make it easy to install and integrate into existing spaces, providing flexibility and versatility for various installation requirements. With 82kg of ice storage capacity, this ice dispenser ensures a steady supply of ice during peak hours, minimizing the need for frequent refills and reducing downtime.

The Manitowoc SFA292 ice dispenser offers a perfect fit and finish with both Manitowoc M series and I series half dice and dice cube ice maker models. The ice dispenser is engineered for durability and longevity in commercial environments, featuring an exterior Duratech metal finish that is durable, corrosion resistant and attractive. The Manitowoc SFA292 ice dispenser exterior material has better corrosion resistance than stainless steel, is smudge resistant and easy to keep clean, ensuring longevity and maintaining optimal hygiene standards. Industrial foam insulation prevents ice from melting.

Duratech wins hands-down when compared to the industry standard 304 stainless steel. Duratech exteriors are made up of a unique alloy combination providing aesthetic appeal with superior strength and durability. Duratech is easy to clean due to a hard clear-coat layer on top of the aluminum alloy which reduces fingerprints and provides scratch protection. The clear-coat surface also makes it easier and faster to wipe clean. Stainless steel grain surfaces can trap contaminants and require additional effort to clean compared to Duratech. Duratech has been tested successfully with stainless steel cleaners, chlorine bleach and other commonly available cleaners. The surface was also tested successfully with Manitowoc cleaner and sanitizer. Ice storage bins are typically kept longer than ice making heads. Bins used for 20+ years are not uncommon, but no matter how long they are used, they will continue to look good despite the environment thanks to superior corrosion resistance

Engineered to meet the demands of harsh environments, the Manitowoc SFA292 ice dispenser offers a reliable solution for hygenic ice dispensing wherever staff hydration is a priority. Heavy duty components including stainless steel internal timed agitator and stainless steel auger mean that this ice dispenser will provide many years of reliable service meeting the requirements of even the most demanding workplace conditions.

Recommended Ice Maker
Recommended Manitowoc Ice Maker (Sold Separately): I500, I750, I900, I1200, M500, M700 and M1000.

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Duratech exterior provides superior corrosion resistance
Stainless finish with innovative clear-coat resists fingerprints and dirt
Touch-less lever eliminates the need to touch a hand to the machine to dispense ice or water
Quickly fills glasses and large containers – accepts up to 235mm high container
Oversized drain pan collects larger quantity of ice overflow
Efficient built-in agitator assures 100% dispensing
Contains a built-in water valve

Manufacturer: Manitowoc
Model: SFA292
Ice Type: N/A – separate ice maker required
Ice Production: N/A – separate ice maker required
Ice Storage: 82kg
Width: 762mm
Depth: 813mm
Height: 1534mm
Power: 230V/50Hz
Current: 10A
Weight: 95kg
Warranty: 3 years parts and labour

Modern commercial ice makers are designed to meet the high demand for ice production while maintaining efficiency and durability. Whether it’s cubed, nugget, or flaked ice, these machines are often subjected to continuous operation, making it imperative for them to withstand the rigors of a demanding commercial environment. Modern commercial ice makers incorporate advanced technologies, energy-efficient components, high-quality materials and robust construction ensure longevity, reducing the need for frequent maintenance and repairs..

These machines are engineered to optimize the ice-making process, delivering a consistent output without compromising on speed. Enhanced efficiency not only ensures a reliable supply of ice but also contributes to lower energy consumption, making them cost-effective solutions for businesses. Advanced features such as self-cleaning mechanisms and smart controls further streamline operations, reducing downtime and manual maintenance efforts.

In the competitive landscape of the food service industry, sanitation is of utmost importance. Quality commercial ice makers prioritize hygiene with designs that minimize the risk of bacterial growth and contamination. Easy-to-clean components, antimicrobial materials, and automated cleaning cycles are common features that help maintain a sanitary ice production environment. This commitment to cleanliness not only ensures the health and safety of consumers but also complies with industry regulations and standards. Overall, quality commercial ice makers are essential appliances for businesses seeking reliability, durability, efficiency, and sanitation in their ice production processes.

Best Ice Machines partners with Australia’s industry leading brands to offer high quality commercial ice makers for sale at great prices. All our ice makers are backed by long manufacturer’s warranties, excellent after sales service and a large inventory of spare parts. Our in-house refrigeration engineers have over 30 years experience in the ice making industry. Call 1300 237 842 for guidance if you need help when deciding on your next ice maker. We’re here to help you.

Best Ice Machines are your premier source for commercial ice making equipment and parts in Australia. We supply ice makers and ice dispensers for any purpose including residential, hospitality, commercial, construction sites, mining, fishing and industry.
Best Ice Machines have supplier’s warehouses in most major Australian capital cities and deliver ice machines to all states in Australia as well as the Pacific Islands. We ship commercial ice cube makers to Sydney, Newcastle, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin, Perth and to regional areas in all states.
We also ship ice makers to Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji, Tonga, Samoa and throughout the South Pacific region.

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You don’t have to commit your capital to get the equipment you need. With so much commercial equipment to choose from, making the right choice can be difficult. What if your business quickly outgrows the equipment or changes direction and needs different equipment? Rent–Try–Buy solves this problem by allowing you to try the equipment before deciding whether to buy it. Lease-to-keep options may suit if you’re looking to own the the equipment but would prefer to pay for it in smaller installments over a longer tem.

SilverChef can finance the equipment you need, allowing you to spread the cost and avoid tying up valuable funds needed to run and grow your business. Best Ice Machines partners with SilverChef to offer finance options for commercial ice makers and related equipment. Interested? Simply contact Best Ice Machines for a quote, then use the calculator to determine your weekly rental costs to see how SilverChef equipment finance can help you. When you’re ready to finance, let us know and we’ll have one of the SilverChef team contact you to walk you through the process. Simple.

How SilverChef Rent-Try-Buy Works
  1. You select the commercial kitchen equipment you want and, after approving your finance application, SilverChef buys the equipment for you from Best Ice Machines.
  2. You rent the equipment from SilverChef for manageable, weekly payments under a flexible, 12-month Rent-Try-Buy agreement.
  3. You can upgrade or buy the equipment at any time or, at the end of the agreement, continue renting it or return it to SilverChef – whatever suits you best.
Key Features
  • Flexible, 12 month rental agreement.
  • Manageable, weekly rental payments.
  • Upgrade or buy the equipment at any time.
  • If you buy, get back 75% of your total net rental payments  – to put towards the purchase price.
  • Continue renting or return the equipment after 12 months.
  • Rental payments are 100% tax deductible.*
Mid-Term Options

At any time during the 12-month rental agreement you can…

  1. Upgrade the equipment: If your business grows or changes direction and the equipment you’re renting from SilverChef is no longer suitable, you can upgrade it. Call Best Ice Machines for a quote on new equipment you wish to upgrade to.
  2. Buy the equipment: If after trying your rental equipment you decide it’s exactly what your business is after, and you have the cash, you can buy the equipment at any time.
End-of-Term Options
  1. Buy the equipment: At any time throughout your contract you can purchase any piece of equipment on your SilverChef contract – there are no hidden early exit fees. At the year anniversary the net cost to fund the units sits at under 10% post tax deductions.
  2. Continue renting the equipment: Continue renting and keep your options open while the purchase price continues to reduce OR extend for another 12 months and get 10% off the weekly rent.
  3. Work towards owning the equipment: If you want to work towards equipment ownership, take advantage of SilverChef’s Easy Own® product. Enjoy a 30% discount on your weekly payments on a 36 month contract or a 15% discount on your weekly payments on a 24 month contract.
  4. Return the equipment: If you’ve decided the equipment no longer suits your needs, simply return it to SilverChef with no further obligation.

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Since its inception in 1964, Manitowoc, Inc. has been on the cutting edge of product innovation, food safety and environmental stewardship. From the first automated cleaning system for ice machines, to the first ice machine with a touch screen display and offering the widest selection of ENERGY STAR® ice machines in the market, Manitowoc continues to be the industry leader and the trusted partner for businesses just starting out, to businesses with billions served. Manitowoc’s innovation story has deep roots, starting with the game-changing invention of the vertical evaporator in 1969. 50 years on, this design continues to allow foodservice operators to satisfy their customers with a ready and refreshing supply of clear, cold ice. The story continued in 1999 with the introduction of the QuietQube with remote Cool Vapor Defrost (CVD). This remote unit combined the condenser and compressor and removed heat and noise from inside the building.

The innovation story continues with the introduction of Indigo NXT, the 2019 Kitchen Innovations award-winning ice machine. Indigo NXT uses energy efficient rotary compressors and environmentally friendly refrigerants paired with features that allow businesses to tailor production to take advantage of lower cost energy options. Manitowoc currently manufactures ice machines and components in three world-class, ISO-certified facilities strategically positioned to serve a global marketplace. The Center of Excellence, located in Manitowoc, Wisconsin hosts manufacturing, engineering, training, service, sales and marketing, as well as post-sale support functions. World-class facilities in Monterrey, Mexico, and Hangzhou, China produce and assemble over 200 models of ice machines seen across the globe in hotels, restaurants, bars, convenience stores and grocery stores. The times have changed, but a continued commitment to product innovation, food safety and environmental stewardship continue to make Manitowoc America’s #1 selling brand of ice machine.