Hoshizaki has created what it believes is the first hydrocarbon icemaker that serves crescent-shaped ice.
The KMD-210AB-HC is part of the manufacturer’s ongoing campaign to encourage operators to go greener.
Simon Frost, director of Hoshizaki UK and Ireland enthused: “With zero ozone depleting potential (ODP), negligible global warming potential (GWP), and outstanding efficiency, the brand-new KMD-210AB-HC well and truly excels when it comes to sustainability. However, it’s not just the use of hydrocarbon refrigerant that makes this crescent ice maker so impressive, but also the unit’s CycleSaver design.
“This unique design allows for a high quantity of ice to be produced in approximately half as many cycles as similar competitor models, thus allowing operators to make significant energy savings – benefits which will particularly appeal to large, fast selling establishments such as nightclubs, stadiums, entertainment venues and hotels.”
The slender shape of crescent ice could assist in splash-free serving, plus the structure is said to be suitable for sites that wish to slot bottles into filled champagne buckets, and the ice can be blended more easily than a standard square cube.
The only element of manual cleaning that needs to be done with the KMD-210AB-HC is the cleaning of the machines air filters, the rest is designed to be taken care of by the unit’s double flushing system with built-in self-cleaning.
This system should help to extend the life of the unit and minimise maintenance calls costs, while further savings are suggested by the icemaker’s claimed economical energy usage.