Shopping for a Hoshizaki ice machine will be an easy decision once you're familiar with the brand. At the forefront of commercial ice equipment technology, it is no surprise that everyone wants to get their hands on one of the many sleek and sophisticated Hoshizaki ice machines.
Established more than sixty years ago, Hoshizaki now provides refrigeration equipment for 47 out of the top 50 foodservice chains throughout the United States. With seven different models, Hoshizaki ice machines have been tailored to blend into the interior design and decor of any household and have been adapted to the needs of the homemaker with a taste for restaurant-quality freshness.
What sets this series of ice machines apart is its lower height, so that it may fit in restricting areas of the home, such as basements with low ceilings or stairwells. A stainless steel evaporator creates perfect crescents of ice and prevents mold growth. To further ward against such mold germination is the HoshiGuard Antimicrobal Agent, which chemically eradicates growth in filters and protects the machine as a whole from deterioration in performance. Set on four short and sturdy legs, this ice machine holds both large storage bins and dispensers. In the relative smallness of its dimensions, you can conveniently transport the Low-Profile Modular outdoors for a garden barbecue, simultaneously dispensing ice to cool drinks and refrigerating the large quantities of food before hitting the grill. There are four different models within this series, differing in the rate of ice production per day. The lowest rate of ice production is in fact 314 pounds in a 24-hour period, while the highest is nearly double that rate.
This series, as the name suggests, offers ice machines that can withstand corrosive and unfavorable water conditions. With the same stainless steel evaporator and HoshiGuard Antimicrobal Agent as the Low-Profile Modular series, the Marine Series has however the average Hoshizaki ice machine height of 26 inches. Its most defining characteristic is the nickel water-cooled condenser, which condenses vapor in the air into purified water. This is especially useful for those of you who live in desert or drought areas. Not only will the condenser save money spent on bottled water, but it is also part of the green movement to reduce the use of disposable plastics. This combination of condenser and ice-maker in one Hoshizaki ice machine is an invaluable improvement upon both the lifestyle of you and your life and the health of plant earth. The greatest rate of ice production by an ice machine in the series is 1,370 pounds in a 24-hour interval.
The Modular style of ice machine consists of two parts: ice production on top, and beverage dispensing at the base. This ice machine style is often seen in cafeterias and fast-food restaurants all around the world, and now you can have your own in the house. This ice machine and beverage dispenser combo keeps the beverages cool outside of a fridge, even in the hottest weather by producing between 400 and 800 pounds of ice per day. So say goodbye to the constant slamming of the refrigerator door in the summer. Your family can enjoy the ease of simply pressing their cup to the dispenser for a glass of their favorite beverage, homemade sweet tea or strawberry lemonade...and you can enjoy a little peace and quiet.
This series of ice machines is named "Self-Contained" to highlight its defining, and most useful, characteristic: the ability to both produce and store ice within the same machine. Previously discussed series have displayed the capabilities of producing ice cubes at an incredible rate, but the Self-Contained series is the first to account for where all that ice is to go. We have all encountered the problem with old ice, in the way it clumps and freezes altogether into one big chunk of ice inside of the ice-maker. However, this series of ice machines produces individual crescents of ice and provides ample storage space to postpone the clumping process. This ice machine is great for those of us who are "technologically challenged," as built-in installation is an option for this series' ice machines and the power switch is accessible without dismantling the entire contraption. The production rates of this series ranges from 71 pounds to 268 pounds produced in 24 hours.
The Slim Line Modular series is perfect for those of you with a high-ceilinged kitchen that tends to get hot and stay hot. Along with the stainless steel evaporator and exterior that are standards of every Hoshizaki, the ice machine comes with an Energy Star-qualified air cooling unit that sits atop the ice-making facilities itself. This slender machine stands at more than 30 inches in height and a mere 22 inches in width, taking up little floor-space in your kitchen and rendering its addition to your kitchen appliances effortless.
Adding one of these sophisticated ice machines to your home will be a decision you won't regret.