Ice is an essential part of food service and is used in almost every setting including restaurants, bars, cafeterias, coffee shops, nursing homes, hotels, hospitals, healthcare facilities and many more.

NRSCO offers a broad range of ice-making solutions from many leading manufacturers including Ice-O-Matic. Ice-O-Matic, whose only business is ice machines, produces ice-making equipment for virtually every conceivable application. And to top it off every Ice-O-Matic ice maker is backed by a warranty that provides both parts and labor coverage. With production capacities of 300 to 1,200 pounds per day and formats from cube to pearl to dice to shaved, all of your ice needs are covered.

Hoshizaki is another top-shelf manufacturer that Niagara Restaurant Solutions Company is proud to represent. With a comprehensive lineup that includes ice-makers, refrigerators and freezers, ice dispensers as well as filtration and sanitation products, Hoshizaki meets food service needs for ice and refrigeration around the world every day.

Keep it clean
It’s important to keep ice clean as it is considered food and must be handled in a responsible manner. Despite this, ice machines are often the dirtiest pieces of equipment in the kitchen.

Any part of the machine that has contact with water can develop scale, slime or mould which can contaminate your ice and potentially harm your customers. An ice machine should be cleaned and sanitized at least once every six months for efficient operation. It’s time to clean your machine if:

  • It does not release ice
  • It is slow to harvest
  • It produces shallow or incomplete cubes
  • Ice does not cycle into harvest mode
  • Ice quality is poor (soft or not clear)
  • Ice capacity is low

You should also always have a water filter installed on your ice machine for better tasting ice.  Water filters should be on any piece of equipment that hooks up to a water line.

EcO3Ice™, the antimicrobial ice protection system by Franke, is a compact, low-power device that continuously treats incoming water used by ice machines to dramatically reduce microbial build-up, including bacteria, yeast and mold. EcO3Ice™ cuts the frequency of professional, deep cleanings by half, and is the only device that keeps not only the ice making area clean, but also remote storage bins and dispensers.

Niagara Restaurant Solution’s professional technicians can service and clean your ice machine for as little as $175. We can also put you on a replacement water cartridge program so you don’t have to remember to change the filter.

Niagara Restaurant Solutions Company can supply you with the very best in ice machines, refrigeration, accessories and maintenance to keep your ice service both safe and efficient. Call us today to arrange a sales and/or service consultation.