Though the Polar Vortex has been causing all sorts of problems this winter, before you know it, temperatures will warm throughout the country and spring will be in the air. That means now is the perfect time to tune-up your restaurant equipment and get ready for the slew of warm-weather patrons. And the best place to start: the ice machine!
One of the hardest working pieces of equipment in your establishment, ice machines serve both the front and back of the house. From maintaining safe food temperatures to keeping drinks cool, a well maintained ice machine ensures you’re ready for the warmer months ahead.
To properly prep your ice machine, first consider that last time you had a technician come to service it. If you can’t remember, or if it’s been more than a year, it’s time to schedule a service and tune-up. This is a great way to keep your ice machine running smoothly, and if any problems are discovered, you can fix them before the warm weather rush.
In addition to professional servicing, there are a few important steps you should take in-house to get your ice machine ready. Keep in mind, your ice machine should be cleaned and sanitized at least once every six months, possibly more depending on how much it is used. If you’re unsure about proper cleaning, ask the technician when he’s in for the service appointment, or check your owner's manual.
Now is the best time to order replacement water and air filters. Read the manufacturer’s manual for replacement models and instructions for swapping the new filters for the old. These filters are critical in making sure your machine not only produces the freshest, cleanest tasting ice, but also so that it runs efficiently and doesn’t use more energy than necessary.
To order replacement parts or to discuss new ice machine options, call of ACityDiscount's experienced sales associates at 404-752-6715.