Which is the best ice maker to buy?

Ok, so you’re in the market for a new commercial ice maker for your office or business and are confused by all the choice. Well, we’re not suprised. There are many models available in Australia produced by many manufacturers in all corners of the globe. To help you decide which is the best ice maker to buy we’ll review some of the top brands (in our opinion) available today.

By far the largest category of ice makers available to buy in Australia is imported ice making equipment. They can be broadly categorised in terms of region as American, European and Asian.

Ice -O-Matic

Ice-O-Matic is a premier manufacturer and distributor of ice machines worldwide, based in Denver. Colorado USA. They manufacture a full line of cubers, flakers and patented Pearl Ice® machines,. They also offer the highest-quality storage bins, dispensers and water filters for sale With a single-minded focus on top-quality ice machines, their latest Elevation Series modular ice cube makers are easy to clean, easy to service, simple to operate, and environmentally responsible.

We particularly like the new Ice-O-Matic range of modular ice makers and ice dispensers. With one touch cleaning and dual exhaust, the Elevation Series are a highly recommended model for many commercial applications (Oh, and their under counter models are pretty darn good too!). Check out the full range of Ice-O-Matic ice making and storage equipment here.

Manitowoc

No review of ice makers would be complete without highlighting ice maker industry heavyweight Manitowoc. Since its inception in 1964, Manitowoc, Inc. headquartered in Manitowoc, Wisconsin USA,  has been on the cutting edge of product innovation and food safety. 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 an industry leader.

At Best Ice Machines, we have witnessed the evolution of Manitowoc ice makers over the years and can honestly say they produce fantastic equipment. They are easy to service and very reliable. The M series modular ice makers keep things simple and affordable and are highly recommended. Manitowoc make a huge range of machines from smaller countertop ice and water dispensers and under counter models, up to large modular machines capable of producing tonnes of cube ice per day, so they’ll definitely have a model to suit you. Browse the Manitowoc range in store here.

ITV

ITV Ice Makers are relatively new to Australia and are backed here by refrigeration industry veterans Skope, so we’re pretty sure they’re going to making a big impact on the Australian scene. ITV have their main manufacturing facility in Spain. They have been manufacturing for more than 30 years and currently have over half a million customers in over 100 countries. 

Are you looking for quality ice machines that anyone can afford? With the benefit of Skope Funding, you can free up your business cash flow and lease a quality new ITV ice machine directly from Skope. If your lease- to-own term exceeds the normal warranty period, Skope will extend the warranty for as long as the machine is financed and throw in yearly servicing as well. How good is that? Chat to our friendly staff on 1300 237 842 for advice on the ITV model that’s right for you and learn more about Skope Funding here.

Masterfrost

Masterfrost ice makers export their range of ice making equipment to Australia from their main factory located in Lamia, Greece. Offering 3 years parts and labour warranty, they show excellent value for money and their C series of undercounter ice makers have proven to be very reliable.

We recommend the smaller C series range as a good choice for affordable commercial ice production. If you are looking for an ice maker that comes with a long warranty that won’t break the budget, Masterfrost ice makers are definitely worth a look.  

Conclusion

The best ice maker is a subjective choice. It really depends on your individual needs and budget. Do you want an affordable undercounter ice machine for a small number of patrons, or do you need to serve a large quantity of ice in a short period of time? Do you have a preference for a particular ice shape? Is the ice maker for a domestic, office, commercial or manufacturing environment? Will you be using fresh or salt water to produce the ice? One thing is for sure however, with so many models from a wide range of manufacturers, we know we have an ice maker to suit your needs. Call us now on 1300 237 842 (1300 BESTICE) to learn more.