Manitowoc UG80 Ice Maker

Manitowoc UG80 Ice Maker

The Manitowoc UG80 ice maker is part of the Sotto range of Manitowoc ice makers, offering an all-in-one undercounter ice making and storage solution for producing gourmet shaped ice cubes. Undercounter ice is all about convenience, saving time and effort. That’s why an ice maker placed exactly where it’s needed most makes perfect sense for so many venues. The Sotto range of ice makers will quietly do their job – reliably making quality, clean and clear gourmet cube ice wherever you need it – while allowing you to put greater emphasis on what’s most important – your customer.

The Manitowoc UG80 ice maker produces crystal-clear, perfectly formed gourmet ice cubes that enhance the presentation and quality of beverages. Specifically designed for the international market, Sotto provides a robust 20 gram 33x34mm gourmet style ice cube with a unique octagonal shape. These cubes are known for their slow-melting properties, which ensures drinks remain chilled without becoming diluted, and are the perfect solution for venues where just a few large cubes in the glass are preferred. Sotto’s intuitive control system self-adjusts to ensure that you have ice even in high ambient conditions, delivering as much as 43% more ice on a daily basis than previous Manitowoc models, and have no top or side minimum clearances to accommodate the most space constrained installations.

The Sotto range provides gourmet ice cubes that are perfect for upscale cocktails, spirits, and other premium drinks where ice quality is essential. With a production capacity of up to 85kg of gourmet cube ice per day and a storage capacity of 30kg, the Manitowoc UG80 ice maker is designed to ensure a steady supply of high-quality ice within tight spaces. It’s compact design makes the Manitowoc UG80 ice maker an ideal choice for various applications including residential installations, office break rooms, fast food outlets, bars, restaurants and healthcare facilities, where clear, slow-melting gourmet ice is a premium requirement.

The Manitowoc UG80 ice maker is designed for durability and reliability in demanding commercial environments. Built with high-quality materials, including corrosion-resistant stainless steel, this ice maker is engineered to deliver consistent performance. The Manitowoc UG80 ice maker’s energy-efficient operation makes it an eco-friendly choice for businesses looking to adopt sustainable practices without compromising on performance. Additionally, the ice maker’s low-noise operation ensures a comfortable working environment for staff and customers alike, making it suitable for use in a variety of settings. With its combination of performance, durability, and energy efficiency, the Manitowoc UG80 ice maker offers businesses a reliable and efficient solution for producing high-quality gourmet ice in commercial environments.

Hygiene and sanitation are built into the design of the Manitowoc UG80 ice maker. The machine is equipped with features such as built-in antimicrobial protection, which inhibits the growth of bacteria and other microorganisms, ensuring that the ice produced is clean and safe for consumption. Furthermore, the ice maker’s automatic cleaning and sanitizing cycle help maintain optimal hygiene standards, reducing the risk of contamination and ensuring the purity of the ice. Cleaning and maintenance are simplified with features like a slide-out air filter which protects against lint, grease and dust, making routine maintenance quick and easy, and ensuring optimal performance and hygiene with minimal effort. With it’s emphasis on cleanliness and sanitation, the Manitowoc UG80 ice maker offers businesses peace of mind knowing that their gourmet ice supply is of the highest quality.

Recommended Ice Storage Bin
Not required – this self contained ice maker has built-in 30kg ice storage.

Recommended Use

self contained icemakers application guide

Ice Type

octagonal gourmet shape ice cube

Intuitive Control System
Industry Leading Performance
High grade stainless steel exterior
No top or side minimum clearances required
Large, clear 20g Gourmet Cube
Slide-out Air Filter

Manufacturer: Manitowoc
Model: UG80
Ice Type: Cube – Gourmet
Ice Production: Up to 85kg/24hrs
Ice Storage: 30kg
Width: 700mm
Depth: 600mm
Height: 900mm (ex-levellers) optional feet available
Power 230V/50Hz
Current: 10A
Weight: 75kg
Warranty: 2 years parts 1 year 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.