FEM’s new Manitowoc Bite Sized Nugget ice makers are aimed at producing ice for chilled smoothies without damaging blenders or diners’ ears.
The units are claimed to be compact and can be sited right where required, under counter in kitchens or behind the bar. The ice it produces it can be used as it is, straight to chill drinks or blended to make smoothies, iced coffees or cocktails.
Due to the soft, chewable texture of nugget ice it is claimed to be kinder on blender blades. The nugget ice produced from the new machines is said to be one of the industry’s best ice to water ratios, at 90%, designed to maximise cooling capability while minimising the dilution of the drink.
The Bite Sized Nugget icemakers reportedly feature high-load capacity bearings and heavy-duty stainless steel corrosion-resistant construction for enhanced reliability and durability. The door slides up and out of the way allowing access to the ice storage bin. The machines feature an air-cooled ice refrigeration system as standard.
FEM supplies two models of Manitowoc Bite Sized Nugget icemaker. The smallest (model RNS0244A) measures 500mm (w) x 660mm (d) x 842mm (h) and is capable of producing 78kg of ice in a 24-hour period, with a storage capacity of 18kgs. The larger model (RNS0385A) can produce 136kg ice/24-hours and store 40kgs on a footprint of 738mm (w) x 690mm (d) x 1000mm (h).
The new units are available from FEM distributors nationwide. List prices start at £5,220 plus VAT for the RNS0244A model.