Hoshizaki ice makers
Hoshizaki ice cube makers meet the highest standards. Hoshizaki is a company that has installed its ice cube makers in hotels and bars worldwide. If you don't want your cocktails to be heavily watered down, Hoshizaki is the right choice for you. The ice makers are reliable and inexpensive to maintain. With proper maintenance and a water filter, the devices can achieve a long service life. Hoshizaki is one of the world market leaders in this area.
What you should consider before buying
Would you like to buy an ice cube maker for your gastronomy or for your private bar? Please note the installation location, ice maker capacity, fresh water and waste water connection, water quality and pay attention to the right type of ice.
Location of the ice cube maker
A distinction is made between ice cube makers in different device classes: built-in, substructure and free-standing, water and air-cooled. A cool location is advantageous for all versions, as the amount of ice produced depends on the ambient and water temperature. The warmer it gets in a cocktail bar, the longer the machine needs for a cycle. The Hoshizaki ice cube makers can work in a temperature range between 5 °C and 40 °C.
Ice machine capacity
When deciding on the size of an ice cube machine, pay attention to the production time (kg/24h) and the capacity of the storage container. Different areas of application require different machines. Hoshizaki has equipment for almost every need. Read the case studies that we have set up for you below. The size of the ice machines depends a lot on your mode of operation. The questions you should clarify for yourself in advance:
- Is my bar open every day of the week??
- Is it possible to remove ice from the maker and store it temporarily?
- For which drinks do I need ice?
- What space do I have for an ice cube machine in my bar?
Once you have answered these questions, you can easily calculate your needs.
Fresh water and waste water connection
The installation site should be chosen so that an easily accessible fresh water connection can be reached, as well as a waste water connection at ground level. To avoid water leaking, the water inlet should be as close to the ice maker as possible. Kinks in the inlet or outlet can quickly lead to water damage in your bar. If a drain near the floor is not possible, you can install a water pump between the drain and the ice maker. This is a safe solution for your ice cube machine even without a waste water dain near the floor.
Water quality and water filter
Depending on the water quality in your area and house, we recommend a water filter for the ice maker. This avoids expensive and frequent cleaning work on the devices. In addition, filters improve the quality of the ice and in most cases ensure even clearer ice cubes. Water filters can reduce limescale deposits in ice cube makers and inhibit the growth of microorganisms. Depending on the quality of the water, the filters have to be replaced, but this can be done quickly in just a few steps. The flow rate and maximum capacity are important to determine the correct filter size for the ice cube machine. The filters need to be replaced after the flow rate has been reached, but after one year at the latest. Your ice cube machine and guests will thank you.
The types of ice offered by Hoshizaki
Hoshizaki offers machines for a variety of ice shapes, the most commonly used being the cube with an edge length of 28x28x32mm. However, other sizes can also be ordered from Hoshizaki:
- M (25x 25x 23mm)
- M/L (28x 28x 32mm)
- XL (32x 32x 32mm)
Special shapes of ice cubes:
- Large ice cubes (48x 58x 48mm)
- Oblong ice cubes (58x 103x 48mm)
- Cylinder ice cubes (32mm diameter x 45mm height)
- Crescent ice (30x 30mm ground surface x 15mm height)
- Sphere (45mm)
- Star-shaped (23x 38x 38mm)
- Heart-shaped (23x 40x 40mm)
General information about Hoshizaki's ice cube production
Hoshizaki is one of the world's largest companies...
chiller and ice maker companies with decades of experience. This company was founded in Japan, specifically in Nagano, in 1947. The founding father of Hoshizaki was Shigetoshi Sakamoto, who, among other things, has made a name for himself with patents that protect the environment and resources. Initially, ovens, vending machines, freezers and refrigerators, water treatment systems, dispensers and refrigerated display cases were manufactured, to which an ice maker was added in 1965. The Hoshizaki success story was extended to America in 1981 and in 1992 Hoshizaki also opened up Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Hoshizaki has around 10,000 employees working for Hoshizaki Electric in 10 factories around the world. Today, up to 1 million Hoshizaki ice makers are sold every year because customers rely on innovative and modern Hoshizaki products that follow international standards and impress with their reliability and quality.