Scotsman Ice News
Scotsman Prodigy undercounter icemakers: dice ice at its best, all the time
Competition is tough in the pub, bar and nightclub circuit with venues striving for new ways to attract customers. Service has to be fast, drinks have to perfect – there’s no room for errors. The back bar area needs to look clean and stylish while at the same time being a functional and pleasant place to work.
With today’s move towards cocktails, both conventional and exotic, and emphasis on finding exciting twists for presenting non-alcoholic drinks, bar managers are finding that they increasingly need a steady supply of high quality ice. Scotsman integral Prodigy icemakers, available in the UK from Hubbard Systems, are designed to keep busy bars stocked up with ice without creating any extra work for staff.
Scotsman MC46-Split is smaller, quieter and more flexible
The Scotsman MC46-Split from Hubbard Systems offers big ice production in a small footprint, by taking the compressor & condenser away from the ice-making unit. The compact size makes it ideal for places where space is at a premium. Meanwhile, separating the refrigeration system keeps noise and waste heat away from the kitchen or bar area. Its modular design means additional units can easily be linked together if greater production capacity is required.
Building on an established reputation for offering excellent customer support, Hubbard Systems has appointed George Fell as a new Business Development Manager for Northern England and Scotland. Hubbard Systems distributes the Scotsman range of ice makers, including the new intelligent Scotsman Prodigy machines, which offer a sustainable and reliable way to create fresh, attractive ice.
Iconic boutique hotel installs a Scotsman in the cellar
The Hoste is one of Norfolk’s most iconic boutique hotels, lying in the heart of the Royal Coast. It has a great reputation, both with travellers and locals, for individual style and excellent service. Six out of ten people who stay at the hotel become regular guests. With 62 bedrooms, three restaurant areas, two bars and a walled garden for functions, as well as an outside drinking area, the hotel can be serving as many as 520 customers at any one time. And that calls for a lot of ice!
New Ice Tower 56 capable of producing ice non-stop all day
With the demand for ice increasing across the catering and hospitality industries, and trends like self-dispensing “bottomless drinks” sweeping the fast food and family dining sectors, operators are looking for reliable and economical sources of large amounts of ice. However, as pressure on space continues, they also need ice machines that are as compact as possible.
To help meet this demand, Hubbard Systems has launched the Scotsman Ice Tower 56, which is capable of producing 485kg of high-quality nugget ice in a 24 hour period. What’s more, the machine is an undercounter unit, measuring just 539mm(w) X 664mm(d) X 720mm(h), with a counter top dispenser.
Your ice maker is going to need to be in top form to provide all your cubes for the Christmas rush. The ice experts at Hubbard, who distribute the Scotsman range of ice makers, offer a few tips: (more…)
Hubbard Systems introduces new Scotsman hydrocarbon models
Hydrocarbons are well known for their low environmental impact and have been used in small capacity and reduced refrigerant-charge systems with great success. With the development of more efficient compressors this greener refrigerant is now available for bigger ice machines.
Hubbard Systems launches Scotsman superflaker with hydrocarbon refrigerant
Flake ice is used extensively in a variety of sectors, from food processing to fisheries to pharmaceuticals, not only to refrigerate products but also to protect perishables. With pressure growing to reduce industry’s impact on the environment, Hubbard Systems has launched the Scotsman MF 57, a modular flake ice machine that runs on an eco-friendly hydrocarbon refrigerant, R290.
Hubbard Systems relocates to a new site in Great Blackenham
Hubbard Systems, the UK distributor of Scotsman ice machines, has moved from its original location in Otley, Suffolk, to the nearby Claydon Business Park, Great Blackenham. The new building is situated five miles north of Ipswich, only a mile from the A14, giving fast access to major trunk routes.
Hubbard Systems latest brochure simplifies choosing an ice machine
Supercube, flake, superflake, dice, scale, cubelet or nugget? With so many different types of ice it’s important to find the right one to suit the application. Hubbard Systems has launched a brochure to help venues get the right ice machine and ice type for their requirements.
The “What’s your ice type?” brochure explores the different varieties and shapes of ice and the application they are best suited to – so that operators get the best out of their ice. To make things even easier, Hubbard matches the ice type with the appropriate Scotsman machine.
For example, drinks such as G&T and Scotch on the rocks, need good-looking, crystal clear ice with a slow melt rate so that the drink isn’t diluted. For this the brochure shows that gourmet Supercubes fit the bill.
But hard, Supercube ice is murder on blenders, so for blended cocktails or food displays a different type of ice is required.
Choosing the machine is just the beginning. It is important to consider where it will go and what services it will need – from plumbing to water and waste, to regular maintenance, servicing and cleaning, and even choosing the right capacity ice storage bin for modular machines. The brochure highlights all this and more, providing a full, in-depth guide to choosing the right ice machine.
The brochure is available on request from Hubbard Systems and is available to download from the Hubbard website.
For more information on the full range of Scotsman ice machines, and details of local stockists, freephone Hubbard Systems on 0800 616559, call 01473 350045 email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.scotsman-ice.co.uk