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Scotsman Ice News


The Hottest Trend in Hot Beverages is Cold Beverages…

Scotsman Supercube - perfect for cold brew coffee

Iced coffees are now part of the ‘hot’ beverage menu all year round.  For iced coffee you obviously need ice – and one of the biggest issues around ice machines and ice handling is hygiene.   Every year there are stories in the media about what’s been found on ice in pubs, coffee shops, fast food outlets and so on. (more…)


Super-hygienic Supercube Ice Makers

Hubbard launches EC and MXG ranges with XSafe technology 

Scotsman XSafe Ice MachineScotsman has added to its ultra-hygienic XSafe range with the launch of EC and MXG versions, both of which make supercube gourmet ice cubes.

EC models are undercounter machines with self-contained storage bins, offering production rates of from 25 to 145kg of ice per day. Their integral drain water pump means they are much easier to install than conventional undercounter machines.

The MXGs are modular machines designed to sit on top of an ice storage bin.  They offer production rates of from 152 to 400kg per day. (more…)


Introducing XSafe – Only from Scotsman!

XSafe activates the power of oxygen to keep ice machines cleaner longer

Scotsman XSafe Flaked Ice MachineInnovative UV-based system provides chemical-free disinfection to Scotsman ice machines

Hubbard has launched XSafe, an innovative new system for Scotsman ice machines that destroys viruses and bacteria as well as significantly reducing the formation of mould, yeast, mildew, slime and odours.  XSafe will be a standard feature on most Scotsman ice machine ranges.

XSafe will eradicate airborne viruses such as Covid-19.  (more…)


You Should Be Using Supercubes!

Negroni Cocktail with Scotsman Supercube IceAmazing cocktails can be spoilt with sub-standard ice… iconic cocktails need iconic ice!

Iconic thimble ice versus standard cube ice… (or Scotsman supercubes versus cube-cubes if you prefer)

The wrong type of ice can present a range of problems… But there’s plenty of reasons why you should choose Scotsman’s Supercube… (more…)


Ice is 100% water. You want to keep it that way!

Keep your Scotsman ice machine and cash register humming with water filtration you can count on…

Scotsman Extra Large Gourmet Supercube Ice in a glassScale build-up and sediment particles put your ice machine at risk from breakdowns, increased maintenance costs and inefficient operation which could cause profits and customer experiences to suffer as a result.

Make sure your Scotsman produces quality ice and consistently gives your customers clean, clear, great-tasting products which they’ll return for time and time again.

The Challenge…

Excess sediment, chlorine residue and scale buildup can clog distribution tubes, cause unpleasant chlorine odours, accelerate corrosion of key components, and increase maintenance costs. (more…)


Is the Scotsman EC the perfect ice machine?

Is there such a thing as the perfect ice machine?

In our opinion the EC-Series from Scotsman comes close…

Scotsman EC177 Ice Machine What is the EC-Series?

The EC-Series from Scotsman is a range of self contained, under-counter ice machines designed to produce Scotsman’s premium ice – the Gourmet Supercube. The range has a number of different models to fit almost any application with production capacities from 25 to 145 kilos of ice every 24 hours. The EC-Series has the added advantage of having a built-in waste water drain pump (or PWD) which allows the units to be installed a noticeable distance away from other sinks and drains.

What is a Gourmet Supercube?

The Supercube is Scotsman’s premium ice cube. Supercubes are made by spraying water upwards into a super cooled inverted mould. Inverting the mould ensures that any sediment or impurities in the water are naturally removed by gravity, leaving only pure water to form the cube making these cubes crystal clear and very hard. (more…)


Hygienic Ice Machines

Make sure your ice maker is hygienically clean when you turn it back on!

Scotsman Gourmet Supercube ice in a glassRegardless of the type of ice machine you use, you’ll need to make sure that it’s in perfect, hygienic operating condition preventing the risk of spreading unwanted pathogens and bacteria like Legionella, e-coli, or any number of other nasty contaminants.

To help you and your customers, the Hubbard Systems Technical Department has provided the following advice and points to consider when recommissioning or reinstating Scotsman ice makers: (more…)


Scotsman has Takeaway Ice Sales in the Bag!

Hubbard Systems makes it easy for businesses to offer ice to customers in lockdown

Scotsman BGS10 Ice Bagging SystemWith more businesses transitioning to a takeaway focused model in response to the current situation, Hubbard Systems has begun supplying a Scotsman ice bagging accessory providing a simple and safe way to offer customers the chance to add ice to an order.

The unit consists of a hopper funnel which can have plastic bags attached to it, allowing for them to be filled in seconds with no danger of physical contact and contamination. Once filled the bag can be sealed with the integrated tape sealer. (more…)


Keeping Hospital Patients Cool and Hydrated

Scotsman compact ice dispenser is an easy solution for hospitals and care homes

Scotsman TC180 Ice DispenserIce plays a number of vital roles in medicine and care, with many hospitals and NHS trusts currently looking for ways to add ice production capability at ward level. The importance of guaranteeing an uncontaminated product in hospitals and care homes is paramount, but the system must also be simple to access.

The Scotsman TC180 is ideal for hospitals and care homes looking for a simple way to make ice while maintaining the highest hygienic standards. A compact counter top ice maker and dispenser designed for hands-free operation, it is capable of producing a maximum 120kg of cubelet ice every 24 hours. The standard model can hold 5kg of cubes, allowing for a constant supply of ice. It can be supplied as an ice dispenser or a combined ice/chilled water dispenser. (more…)


Look No Hands – Ice Hygiene gets a BOOST

Scotsman HD Series Ice Dispense BinsHubbard’s Scotsman HD ice dispenser introduces a further level of hygiene to ice servings

Getting ice from the machine’s storage container to the ice bucket for service is an area where lax hygiene standards can result in contamination. This is turn can lead to public health risks and loss of customer confidence. The Scotsman HD Series ice dispensers available from Hubbard Systems effectively eliminates this hazardous procedure.

Originally designed for hotel and motel guests to self-serve their own ice into buckets, these machines are also excellent for behind the bar use in hotels, restaurants and pubs or anywhere where ice is supplied for drinks. At present, when hygiene is foremost in people’s minds this is one way operators can offer reassurance to their customers of safe practice. (more…)


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