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How to choose an ice dispenser? An ice dispenser is very similar to an ice bin, but is different in one important aspect. An ice dispenser eliminates the need for contact between human hands and the ice. Why is that important? Even in the cleanest kitchens, there is still the risk of contaminating ingredients because of human contact. An ice dispenser is not only a safe option, but it can also make a kitchen more efficient since it can deliver the right amount of ice all the time. There are several types of ice dispensers that are available in the market. The most convenient ones for many establishments are those that are combination of ice makers and dispensers. These machines make, store, and dispense the needed ice. They are ideal for use in places where the volume of ice needed is not too great. Another type of ice dispenser which can really be handy in a restaurant setting is the ice and water dispenser. There are also those that can be used for dispensing crushed ice, which may be needed for some recipes. The kind of ice dispenser that you should get for your business would depend on your needs. The important thing is to be sure that your dispensers can meet your ice requirements all the time. Scotsman and Hoshizaki are just two of the most trusted brands when it comes to ice dispensers. They manufacture commercial kitchen products that are trusted by business owners all over the world.
How to choose an ice bin A restaurant or any commercial food establishment needs ice, lots of it. While having an ice machine is a must, it might not be able to supply all the ice needs of your establishment. You may have to get an ice bin as well. An ice bin is a machine that can store the ice until you need it. That means you can make the ice before your establishment starts to operate. Like other devices in your kitchen, the ice bin that you will be choosing should be of the right size. Getting one that’s too big could leave you with a lot of unused ice, making the bin a breeding ground for bacteria and other food contaminants. One that’s too small on the other hand could cause you to run out of ice when you need it the most. You have to pair your ice bin with your ice machine. To do that correctly you need to consider how much ice your establishment needs. There are times when your restaurant may not have to store a lot of ice. Cambro makes excellent ice bins. Their portable ice bin is made from polyethylene body and has a thick insulation foam which can hold ice for several days. It’s designed to be free from contamination. It’s ideal for use in a busy and cramped environment because it is portable and can be placed where it’s needed the most.