Scotsman Ice News
Amazing 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…)
Keep your Scotsman ice machine and cash register humming with water filtration you can count on…
Scale 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.
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 there such a thing as the perfect ice machine?
In our opinion the EC-Series from Scotsman comes close…
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…)
Make sure your ice maker is hygienically clean when you turn it back on!
Regardless 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…)
Hubbard Systems makes it easy for businesses to offer ice to customers in lockdown
With 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…)
Scotsman compact ice dispenser is an easy solution for hospitals and care homes
Ice 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…)
Hubbard’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…)
Flake ice is extremely useful for a variety of medical uses, from physio to scientific research
Many hospitals and NHS trusts rely on ice machines, like the Scotsman range from Hubbard, to maintain supplies of it.
Flake ice is the most natural form of ice Scotsman machines produce. Created at temperatures just below zero degrees Celsius, it comprises small granules of ice to clumped together to form flakes. This means large amounts can be produced quickly, and coupled with its ability to cool items rapidly it is ideal for medical and research applications. (more…)
Market-leading manufacturer’s Italian and Chinese factories are working as normal.
Following the Italian government’s decision to lockdown the country, Scotsman has confirmed that all its staff are safe and well and that production at the factory is unaffected.
The lockdown restrictions still allow the population to go to work, and the factory is permitted to ship and deliver goods as usual. The working environment in the Scotsman factory is a safe area due to its very strict sanitation procedures. In addition, all finished products are disinfected before being despatched.
HTG Trading has announced that Dale Storrer is joining them as its new director of finance and operations. HTG Trading operates two of the foodservice equipment industry’s leading suppliers, Hubbard Systems and Taylor UK.