Many establishments dedicated to the hospitality sector buy ice bags for the convenience that this entails and for the apparent savings it generates.
However, having an ice machine in your premises is a better guarantee: you save time and money.
Advantages of having an ice machine
The biggest benefit is that it allows the professional to have control over six key areas:
Our calculator to counteract ice bags is a tool that helps us quantify the savings for ice that the installation of one of our ice machines allows to achieve.
For instance, a place that consumes 20 kg. of ice (equivalent to 10 bags of 2 kg. on average), has a net profit in five years of more than 7,400 euros.
Always having the ice you need, without unforeseen events or delays, provides peace of mind that, depending on the business, is priceless.
The quality of the ice cube
The ice cubes have a perfect shape and they are completely crystalline and transparent.
Unlike bag ice, they are not cracked or experience changes in temperature, nor are they transported from one place to another, aspects that often affect ice cubes aesthetically and qualitatively.
You will offer a remarkable and high-quality product compared to the competition.
An ice machine takes less space than a chest freezer and it even uses less energy.
Our machines are efficient and sustainable. They respect and protect the environment by reducing the ecological footprint associated with transportation.
Maintaining an ice machine
As for its maintenance, it is also very simple.
A specific anti-scale filter must be installed to protect the ice machine and it is necessary to plan an annual cleaning so that a specialized technician checks that everything is functioning properly.
Under normal working conditions, after 6-12 months anyone amortizes their acquisition. For all these reasons, buying an ice machine is a great investment.
On the other hand, so that you can see how much you would save in your business, we remind you that we have a tool that allows you to calculate the savings from having an ice machine.
It is by considering the quantity of ice (in kg) consumed per day and the price at which a kilo of bagged ice is bought.
Finally, given the emergency situation created by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to note that by producing your own ice you are guaranteeing hygiene and food safety in your business.
This avoids the risks of contamination that every logistics process entails, from the manufacture and bagging of ice, to the delivery to your establishment in a delivery van.