Kold-Draft Commercial Ice Machines

Kold Draft commercial ice machines are known for high quality ice. The first difference that you’ll notice when you look at Kold Draft commercial machines is that it has a horizontal evaporator. All other commercial ice machines have vertical evaporators. Having a horizontal evaporator means that ice is dropped down in individual ice cubes, not sheets. This type of ice-making is especially good for bagging ice because it reduces the ‘clusters’ of ice that band together when dropping from a vertical sheet.

Horizontal evaporators use gravity and give the lightest, cleanest ice possible because the cleanest molecules make ice first. Very clean, pure ice also melts slower than other cubes. Drinks are less diluted because the ice is slower to melt.

Kold-Draft, a maker of commercial ice makers and commercial ice machines since 1955, is best known for their large-cubed ice. Measuring 1 ¼ x 1 ¼ x 1 ¼ inches, the large cubes have a slower melt time than smaller ice. Half-cubes are also available from the same machines and are easier for some customers to handle.

Another distinguishing feature of Kold-Draft machines is the gravity-assisted horizontal ice making system. A horizontal evaporator reduces the need for water filtration equipment or a self-cleaning system and naturally eliminates impurities that can form in a vertical system. Cleaner ice means that the taste of the drink isn’t distorted by the water from the ice.

Kold-Draft has a reputation for long-lasting ice machines capable of producing from 300 to 2,400 pounds of ice per day. Many customers own their machines from 15 to 30 years. And, they offer a five-year warranty that includes parts and labor – the longest warranty in the industry. All ice makers meet the energy-efficiency standards set by the California Energy Commission’s 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

Kold-Draft’s primary customer markets are the restaurant, hotel, schools/institution and cruise line industry. A new product expands Kold-Draft into the grocery, convenience store and warehouse club market – the In-Store Bagging Ice Bagging System.

Benefits of Kold Draft Commercial Ice Machines

Kold Draft offers two sizes of cubes, a full cube and a half cube. The full cubes are large, about an inch in diameter, and they’re very popular in high-end cocktails. Half cubes are often used as ice in soft drinks, and for bagging. Slow melting, pure ice produces the highest quality bagged ice because it has less tendency to stick together in the bag. For more information about Kold Draft commercial ice makers, call Ice & Refrigeration Systems at 817-888-3056 or visit us at www.letsmakeice.com.

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Seattle Commercial Ice Makers

1118LB MANITOWOC SONIC NUGGET ICE MACHINE W/B570 ICE BIN

Seattle Commercial Ice Makers

Seattle may be known for its coffee but it’s also known for its diverse establishments that serve up those cold drinks. Ice and Refrigeration Systems has provided many restaurants, clubs and other entertainment businesses throughout the United States with the finest freezers and refrigerators. Our systems help our customers keep perishables fresh or provide premium ice.

The products include a variety of name brand name systems from manufacturers like Kold-Draft and Manitowoc. Our equipment line includes ice machine makers, refrigerator cooler merchandisers, sonic ice makers, storage merchandisers, sushi display cases and much more.

We concentrate on serving the highest quality ice making products across this great country at the fairest price and with the best service.

What can you expect from us?

We will get you the right ice machine system based on the type of food you need to store or the type of ice you need to serve with your drinks.

What type of quality can you expect?

Get the cleanest, purest form of ice from the machines we offer.

What kind of ice can your machines produce?

Our machines will produce a variety of ice including flaked, nugget, cubed or crushed. Depending on what business you are in will allow us to determine which machine meets your needs. Different machines offer diverse types of ice with their own distinct benefits. See our infographic about the various types of ice and how much ice you may need per person.

What type of pricing do you offer?

Our prices are the most competitive in the marketplace. Additionally we offer the best leasing offers.
Contact us by phone 817-888-3056, complete the contact form or shop our restaurant store.

Seattle Commercial Ice Makers

Giving Thanks, Having Enough Ice, and Other Thanksgiving Tips

Apple Drink With IceThanksgiving reminds us of many things – being thankful for family and friends; thankful for all of our blessings. And the central event of Thanksgiving is the meal – it’s all about the food! But with food, you need drinks. And nothing is worse than running out of ice. (Well, at least that’s what we think!)

When thinking about beverages with your Thanksgiving meal, whether water, tea, soft drinks or cocktails, remember to buy additional ice if you’re having a large crowd. You need to count on a pound of ice per person for the day. Remember that people will refill several times, and you have a ‘melt factor’ to deal with if you want to keep ice and drinks fresh.

If you’re serving wine, count on four six-ounce servings per person. (A bottle holds five to six glasses.) Consider having a variety of choices – red, white, and sparkling.

Here are a few other measurements per person to help you plan for the big day:

  • Turkey – 1 ½ pounds
  • Gravy – 1/3 cup
  • Cranberry sauce – ¼ cup
  • Stuffing – 4 ounces
  • Vegetables – 3-4 ounces
  • Rolls – 2
  • Pie – one 3-inch piece, or 1/6 of a total pie (the first time around!)

At Ice & Refrigeration Systems, we’re blessed. We get to work with so many wonderful people, doing a business that we love. We’re thankful. Hope you have a safe and happy holiday this week.

Kold-Draft: Perfect Ice Cubes

Restaurant owners and managers recognize that the type of ice they serve with drinks has an impact on the taste of drinks. And when purity and reliability are of utmost importance, Kold-Draft machines are often first choice. Kold Draft cubes come in a full cube, half cube, or cubelet. The full cubes are large, measuring 1 ¼ x 1 ¼ x 1 ¼ inches, and they’re very popular in high-end cocktails. Half cubes are often used in soft drinks, and for bagging. Cubelets are also a great size for soft drinks. Slow melting, pure ice produces the highest quality ice because it has less tendency to stick together in the drink or in the bag.Kold-Draft-Perfect-Cube

What Makes Kold-Draft Ice Machines Different

Kold Draft commercial ice machines have a horizontal, solid copper, evaporator, which is electro-tin plated for protection against corrosion. It’s like an upside-down ice tray. All other commercial ice machines have vertical evaporators. The ice drops down in individual ice cubes, not sheets. Horizontal evaporators use gravity and give the lightest, cleanest ice possible because the cleanest molecules make ice first. A horizontal evaporator reduces the need for water filtration equipment or a self-cleaning system and naturally eliminates impurities that can form in a vertical system.

These machines create the perfect cubes by circulating the water continuously and creating a process which eradicates the oxygen, fluoride and limestone. Water is pumped up into the cells and freezes from the outside-in, which washes out the minerals and foreign substances before they are formed into cubes. The tin plating also has anti-microbial qualities that protect against impurities. Each harvest of ice flushes out and rinses the system to start with a fresh batch of water.

One of the biggest benefits to the perfectly cut ice cubes is the long-lasting effect. Very clean, pure ice melts slower than other cubes. Drinks are less diluted because the ice is slower to melt. Also, individual cubes are especially good for bagging ice because it reduces the ‘clusters’ of ice that band together when dropping from a vertical sheet.

Kold Draft ice makers and bins are modular. So, ice making capacity can increase without getting rid of an old machine. Just add another unit. They are only 16” high, and four to five cuber machines can stack together. The stainless steel frame is sturdy and doesn’t buckle under the weight of an additional unit. An ice crusher is also available, and can be separated from cube ice with an optional bin divider. There is also a dispenser version for cubes and water.

“Our clients appreciate the quality ice that Kold-Draft machines provide. The cubes taste better and look better. So for bars and restaurants that rely on serving drinks, the better ice cubes are the best choice for their patrons,” states Lester Bergeron, president of Ice & Refrigeration Systems.

Features & Benefits of Kold Draft Ice Machines

Kold-Draft has been making commercial ice makers and commercial ice machines since 1955. They built their reputation on providing large-cubed, slow melting ice. Here’s how the features combine to satisfy customers:

  • Stainless steel exterior and frame resist corrosion
  • Many parts are interchangeable between models which reduces parts inventory and makes it easier to service
  • Skin panels are also interchangeable
  • Front accessibility for on/off/wash and major controls and components make it easy to adjust and maintain
  • Available in air-cooled, water-cooled and remote air-cooled refrigeration systems
  • Liquid level control guarantees fully-formed cubes without over freezing
  • Capable of producing from 300 to 2,400 pounds of ice per day
  • Reliable from 15 to 30 years
  • Five-year warranty on the compressor and evaporator parts
  • Three-year parts and labor warranty on the entire ice machine – the longest warranty in the industry
  • R-404A refrigerant is environmentally friendly and increases efficiency
  • Meets the energy-efficiency standards set by the California Energy Commission’s 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

Kold-Draft’s primary customer markets are the restaurant, hotel, schools/institution and cruise line industry.

For more information on Kold-Draft commercial ice machines, and how Ice & Refrigeration Systems can help you identify the best commercial ice maker for your restaurant, business, or retail establishment, call 817-888-3056.

Hoshizaki Commercial Ice Maker

The Hoshizaki Commercial Ice Maker is made by one of the world’s largest ice machine manufacturer.  With American headquarters in Peachtree City, Georgia, Hoshizaki America is one of the finest producers of refrigeration & freezer products.

 

Features of a Hoshizaki commercial ice maker are:

  • Self-contained cubers with built-in storage bins
  • High capacity, low profile, modular, self-contained stackable cubers
  • Cubelet ice machines that make easy-to-chew ice
  • Flaker ice machines for food storage, with greaseless bearing design

Their full line of ancillary products for ice machines includes:

  • Ice storage bins that hold from 250 lbs. up to 1,650 lbs. of ice
  • Water filters for ice machines that reduce up to 99.9% of disinfectant chlorine from the incoming water supply
  • Air-cooled remote condensers that provide quiet operation at the commercial ice maker location, improve efficiency and save energy with cooler operation

Hoshizaki also produces a variety of foodservice equipment, such as commercial refrigerators, prep tables, stands, warewashers and display cases. At Hoshizaki new product concepts often spring from a customer need or suggestion. The proposed product is researched for market potential and sustainability, designed, and tested in the lab and at customer sites. All equipment must pass a stringent 24-point test to be approved for distribution. Robotics provide state of the art technology and increase accuracy and worker safety.

 

Environmental Commitment

Hoshizaki is the only foodservice manufacturer with an ISO14001 certification. This recognition by the International Organization for Standardization means that Hoshizaki meets and demonstrates a set of requirements for its systematic approach to setting environmental objectives. One example of Hoshizaki’s emphasis on innovation and the environment is the use of water-based foam for insulation. Using a water-base decreases the factory’s carbon footprint, and also increases an ice machine’s energy star rating.

 

Contact us for more information about a Hoshizaki commercial ice maker and other products that are a good fit for your business.

 

A Hoshizaki commercial ice maker & freezers are made in the United States of America.