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Why Flake Ice?

Mar. 16, 2021

Flake ice is the most cost-effective type of ice for cooling freshly caught fish, broilers and poultry, for cooling concrete in large volume concrete pouring projects, for cooling and transporting products such as corn and broccoli and for food processing (e.g. meat processing).

Faster cooling, better product coverage

Thorough product blending, greater product protection

Cost-effective production, better hygiene

Easy to store and dispense, best suited to high volume applications

Features of Seawater ice machine

1.All piping and valves are made of high strength corrosion-resistant materials;

2.High adaptability to the source of ice production, direct ice production directly from the sea; 

3.Direct seawater extraction for cooling using corrosion-resistant seawater condensers; continuous ice production at all times, on-demand.

30 Ton Flake Ice Machine

Types of ice machine condensers

Three types of condensing unit are commonly used in commercial flake ice machines. Depending on your business and local constraints, you can choose which one is right for your business.


The most common type used in commercial ice machines is an air-cooled condenser cooled by a fan, which circulates air to cool the unit. If you choose this type of condenser, make sure you leave at least 6 inches of clearance around the air inlet and brake it for proper operation.

Water Cooled

For this water-cooled unit, the condenser is installed inside the machine and cooled by water. Due to the way the condenser is cooled, the unit will require a constant flow of chilled water to ensure it is properly cooled. However, water-cooled condenser ice machines are ideal for commercial kitchens and businesses that cannot provide the space and clearance required for an air cooled unit.

Remote cooling

If you are unable to use an air-cooled or water-cooled condenser ice machine, a third option is to opt for a remote-cooled unit. With this set-up, the condenser is installed in a different room or space to the actual ice machine. With the remote condenser, the heat and noise in the space are eliminated, so the remotely cooled ice machine is quieter. Keep in mind, however, that a remotely cooled condenser will require more maintenance and upkeep, but if you can provide it, then this is the option for you.

Cleaning and maintaining your ice machine

Like other commercial equipment, ice machines require routine cleaning and preventative maintenance. Whichever ice machine you choose, you can ensure that it is always in peak condition by doing the following

Weekly recommendations

Wipe down the outside of the machine and bin with a soft cloth, neutral detergent and warm water.

Remove the ice from the bin and scrub the inside and cover with the manufacturer's recommended cleaner and disinfectant at least once every fortnight.

Monthly recommendations 

De-ice the machine and clean thoroughly at least once every two months with the manufacturer's recommended cleaner and disinfectant.

The information is provided by the flake ice machine manufacturer.