Commercial Ice Machine Cleaning Tips For Customers

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Ice machines ensure the delivery of a clean ice and food product in restaurants, nursing homes, processing plants, and medical facilities all over the world, too often they’re left out of a company’s preventive care maintenance.

Developing and a consistent cleaning procedure for ice machines is important, though, not only helps guarantee customers a clean food product again and again but in addition, it empowers them to reap the most out of their investment for a long time to come. A well-maintained ice machine helps a lot to prolong its lifespan.

Company owners should refer to their ice machine’s instruction manual when scheduling care, as each machine has its own set of cleaning guidelines. Tube ice and flake ice machines often have more moving parts that need more consideration while cleaning, while block ice machines use special cleaning solutions determined by the kind of evaporator plates installed. By way of example, machines with nickel-plated evaporators should be cleaned only with nickel-safe solutions, as anything more powerful could cause damage to the plates’ surfaces. Nevertheless, stainless steel or tin-dunked evaporators can manage more rigorous cleaning solutions provided that the solutions are composed of 30 percent or less phosphoric acid, phosphoric acid is the primary substance used in most ice machine cleansers.

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While each ice machine has its own unique functions and characteristics, most follow a basic cleaning procedure. Removal of scale is the primary goal, since accumulation can cause ice to stick to the evaporator plates’ surface, which can impede heat transfer and result in freeze-ups, long harvest times, a decrease in ability, and expensive repairs. Thus, all parts of a machine that are in direct contact with water should be closely scrutinized for any indications of scale, slime, or mold. Although it is not advisable for the customer to repair their ice machine by themselves, always get in touch to the support hotline technicians to further assists you.

Snowkey Australia after sales support and ice machine Australia technician will perform the important cleaning, sterilization, and preventative care tasks to ensure your Snowkey commercial ice machine works in accordance with the quality standards.

Constantly – make sure that the ice machine is protected from excessive temperatures (no less than 40F and no higher than 90F) and ensure the gear has unrestricted air flow.

Weekly – clean the exterior surfaces of the commercial ice machine with diluted bleach to inhibit mold growth.

Often – rinse out ice machine air filters. Dirt, dust, and lint in the air filter will reduce the functionality of the ice maker. Please consider not to hit the air filters on anything to clean — this will damage the machine’s filter.

Occasionally – check both the ice maker and the bin drain pipes at the floor drain to ensure it’s free of debris and dirt.

Never – use the ice machine as a storage unit such as don’t pile cartons or shop supplies on top of the gear.

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Importance of Well-maintained Ice Machine

The cleaning and sanitizing of the ice machine regularly could result in a high-quality sanitary ice and less ice machine operation issues. Nevertheless, regular interior cleaning of ice storage bins is crucial for keeping clean and sanitary ice.

Clean the inside of the ice storage bin twice per year, please refer to local health department standards for guidance regarding how often you should clean the inside of your ice storage bin between preventative care service visits.

If you have issues cleaning your ice machines or you need further assistance, please call our customer service team on 61 1300 423 423. Snowkey after sale supports catering all customers worldwide.

Visit Snowkey Australia Ice Maker website to learn about our products and services at or call us on 61 1300 423 423 or 61 1300 ICE ICE. It’s also possible to send an e-mail to for additional enquiries.


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