Maintaining Your Commercial Ice Machine

If you sell food, you know that a functioning commercial ice machine is crucial to your operation. Like any system, your commercial ice machine needs regular maintenance. A build-up of dirt, grime, and grease can negatively impact ice production, causing your machine to work slower and produce ice cubes of varying sizes. All Temp, your experts in commercial Tampa ice machine services, has some tips to help make sure that you’re performing a thorough cleaning of your ice machine.

Check the Temperature
If your ice machine’s temperature fluctuates, the quality of your ice cubes is affected. When the machine runs hot, it can often need to expend more energy than necessary to make ice. Checking the temperature can ensure uniform ice and lower your electric bill.

Check for Slime
Due to specific types of yeast, including airborne, brewing, and baking, ice machines can develop a brown slime inside of them. Regular cleaning can prevent slime from occurring.

Clean the Condenser Coils
During your regular cleanings, don’t forget about the condenser coils! When these coils get dirty, your ice machine has to work harder, which slows down ice production. Clean any debris and grease off condenser coils daily.

Clean the Ice Cooler
Your ice cooler should be cleaned at least once a week. Cleaning the ice cooler not only ensures that you’ll have uniform ice cubes, but it can also help prevent any unpleasant odors that could be developing in the system.

Replace the Water Filters

The water filter should — at a minimum — be replaced once every six months. This will improve your quality of ice and the speed at which your machine produces ice cubes.
Don’t ignore your ice machine; it only leads to slower production and lower quality ice cubes. All Temp, your experts in commercial Tampa ice machine services, can help with your ice needs. We install and repair a variety of ice machine brands, including Vogt, Scotsman, Hoshizaki Manitowoc, North Star, and more. Give us a call at (813) 630-94000 or contact us online, and our professionals will get you started on the right path for the best ice machine for you.

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