5 Money Saving Tips When Using Your Commercial Ice Maker.

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1. Regularly clean and maintain your ice maker, including cleaning and sanitizing the condenser coils and evaporator plates.

Call BM Refrigeration Services to book a Maintenance call or follow the procedure below:

1. Unplug the ice maker. 2. Remove the ice bin and empty out any remaining ice. 3. Remove the ice maker cover and locate the evaporator plates. 4. Clean the evaporator plates with a mixture of warm water and mild dish detergent. 5. Rinse the evaporator plates off with clean water. 6. Clean the condenser coils with a vacuum cleaner and a brush attachment. 7. Wipe down the outside of the ice maker cabinet with a damp cloth. 8. Replace the evaporator plates and cover the ice maker. 9. Plug the ice maker back in and turn it on. 10. Fill the bin with fresh water and allow the ice maker to run through a full cycle. 11. Sanitize the evaporator plates and condenser coils with a sanitizing solution. 12. Allow the sanitizing solution to sit for at least 10 minutes. 13. Rinse the evaporator plates and condenser coils with clean water. 14. Turn the ice maker off and allow it to dry completely before using it again.

2. Make sure the water filter is changed regularly to ensure clean, freshtasting ice.

Check the owner‘s manual for specific instructions on changing the filter, but the general rule of thumb is to replace it every six months. Additionally, check the filter on a regular basis and replace it if it appears dirty or clogged.

 

3. Use a highquality ice machine cleaner to keep your ice maker running efficiently.

Ice machine cleaners help to remove mineral deposits, scale, and other debris that can reduce the efficiency of your machine and cause it to produce lower quality ice. Make sure to use a cleaner that is specifically designed for your machine and follow the instructions exactly.

4. Make sure the ice bin is emptied regularly to prevent the formation of ice clumps.

Also, make sure to clean the inside of the bin with a damp cloth and a mild detergent solution to ensure that all dirt and debris are removed. Lastly, inspect the bin and its seals regularly to make sure there are no cracks or wear and tear.

5. Reduce energy costs by using an insulated ice bin or an ice machine with an energysaving mode.

1. Install an insulated ice bin to reduce energy costs. These bins are designed to keep the internal temperature consistent, enabling the machine to run more efficiently and reduce energy consumption.

2. Invest in an ice machine with an energysaving mode. Many newer models of ice machines come with an energy saving mode that drastically cuts down on energy consumption.

3. Utilize a cold water condenser. An ice machine with a cold water condenser will help keep the product colder for longer, thus reducing the amount of energy needed to keep the ice at a desired temperature.

4. Invest in a water filter. Installing a water filter will help reduce the amount of energy needed to keep the ice clean, thereby cutting down on energy costs.

5. Utilize a timer. Installing a timer on the machine can help reduce energy costs by automatically turning it off when it is not in use.

6. Prechill the Water. Prechilling the water before use will help reduce energy costs by ensuring the water entering the ice machine is already at the desired temperature when it is turned on.