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Scotsman Ice News

Keep cool at the London Coffee Festival

Scotsman and world champion barista team up to spread the word about iced coffee.

Scotsman and Hubbard Systems will be at the 2020 London Coffee Festival, taking place on April 2nd-5th. They will be running demonstrations explaining the different types of ice required to make the perfect cold brew and coffee-based cocktails. (more…)

Cold coffee inspirations

Scotsman’s latest publication offers ideas and recipes for cold coffee menus

Cold coffee-based drinks have been an increasingly important part of the cafe menu in recent years. Scotsman and the brand’s UK distributor, Hubbard Systems, have been working with top barista Michalis Dimitrakopoulos to investigate the best ice types for different recipes and coffees.  Which ice is best for blended drinks?  Which for iced espresso drinks?  And what about the increasingly popular cold brew coffee?


Great looking, blender-friendly ice from a compact machine:

Scotsman’s new NU icemaker is ideal for coffee shops

Hubbard says its latest Scotsman, the NU H 100, is ideal for coffee shops because it’s a compact undercounter machine producing attractive ice that looks great in iced coffees, but which is also kind to blender blades for blended drinks.  Plus, despite its compact size, the NU H 100 produces large quantities of ice and has a 20kg integral storage bin – so it can cope during busy periods with ease.


One icemaker to supply them all…

Hubbard launches Scotsman SIS ice storage and transport system for larger venues.

For big venues using a lot of ice, a single, high volume icemaker with an ice transport system can be the most cost effective solution.  It can also be the most flexible, since ice can be transported to wherever it’s needed.  Now Hubbard has launched the Scotsman SIS ice storage and transport system.  The system combines a storage bin, mounted on legs, and a shuttle cart, which sits below the bin and is used to move the ice to wherever it’s required.


Ice on tap for hotel guests

Scotsman’s DXG35 self-serve ice machine.

The Scotsman DXG35 was developed specifically for self-serve ice, for guests in hotels.  The latest version combines reliable performance with quiet operation – so it can be sited in hotel corridors alongside guest bedrooms.

“The demand for ice shows no sign of decreasing,” says David Rees, marketing manager of Hubbard Systems, which distributes Scotsman systems in the UK.  “As guests’ expectations rise, more hotels are feeling the need to offer self-serve ice machines.”


Clean, green ice machine

Ultra-reliable modular Scotsman makes up to 35,000 cubes a day – and hygiene is a cinch

The Scotsman NW507 is the latest ‘green’ ice machine launched by Hubbard Systems.  A modular model, which sits on a separate ice bin, the NW507 is aimed at sites using high volumes of ice.  Part of Scotsman’s EcoX range, it combines simple, ultra-reliable operation with the R290 gas, which has minimal impact on the environment and is a very efficient refrigerant.  The ice machine also has a one touch cleaning system which saves time and simplifies the cleaning process, helping to tackle the thorny issue of ice hygiene.

The NW507 makes dice ice cubes and can be specified in a choice of three cube sizes: the large dice, which weighs in at 15g, the standard 10g dice cube, and the half dice, which weighs 6g.


Scotsman EF flake ice machine is easy to fit

Integral drain pump gives flexibility in siting.

Flake ice is widely used in the medical, laboratory and sports science sectors.  What these sectors share is the requirement for reliable supply of consistent ice that chills effectively and quickly.  Scotsman has relaunched its EF Series of dedicated flake icemakers with a choice of compact, self-contained machines offering production rates of up to 200kg every 24 hours.

The Scotsman range is distributed in the UK by ice maker specialist company Hubbard Systems.


Scotsman’s mighty MXG 400kg a day ice machine

High volume icemaker available on next day delivery for summer 2019

Hubbard has launched the latest in Scotsman’s MXG range of high volume, modular ice machines.  The MXG 938 is the biggest model in the range, producing up to 400kg of ice per day.  It’s bang on trend because the hospitality industry is using more ice than ever.  While undercounter machines are popular, their production capacity is limited, which is why more operators are considering larger, modular icemakers.  To keep up with demand, ice machines are being developed to produce more and more ice – hence the MXG 938.


Crush hour for Scotsman

New unit can turn ice cubes into crushed ice in seconds.

Hubbard Systems’ Crushman 360 is a unit designed to be operable with any Dice or Supercube ice machine in the Scotsman range. It can turn ice cubes into crushed ice granules, in seconds.

In recent years there has been a huge increase in the applications of different kinds of ice in the hospitality industry. It can be difficult for locations with limited space to justify having two ice machines, but the addition of a Crushman is a simple way to add flexibility and expand their offering by utilising a variety of ice types.


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