Refrigeration and ice machine manufacturer Hoshizaki has upgraded its Snowflake range with the launch of the Snowflake GII+.
As with all preceding Snowflake refrigeration products, the new GII+ is designed for reliability, durability and affordability, but with an even sharper focus on efficiency and space utilisation.
This is thanks to the introduction of a new monoblock refrigeration system as explained by Simon Frost, director UK and Ireland, Hoshizaki UK: “The Snowflake GII+’s new monoblock cooling system is a self-contained and insulated removable refrigeration configuration with plenty of pluses. Firstly, as this system sits on top of the unit as opposed to inside the unit, access for servicing and maintenance is easy.
“Additionally, as Hoshizaki’s monoblock cooling systems is self-evaporating and fitted with a self-cleaning condenser, our new Snowflake GII+ units do not require space for an evaporator, therefore the user can take full advantage of all internal storage space.”
The new monoblock system now means operators do not have to face the challenge of cleaning the evaporator. The user should only need a few minutes to wipe down all removable shelves, gaskets and unit surfaces.
For sustainability and energy efficiency, Hoshizaki’s monoblock cooling system should help, as the system and other factors, such as insulated materials and natural refrigerants, has allowed all GII+ refrigerators to achieve a top Climate Class 5 and improved energy rating of C.
From a design perspective, the cabinets available within the GII+ range have also seen a practical change, having been lowered to meet the specifications of most UK kitchens which have lower ceilings, which should make installation easier and more practical.
Frost concluded: “These various product changes, alongside the key USPs carried through from the original Snowflake range, are what make Hoshizaki’s GII+ a range for all kitchens, scoring pluses upon pluses both from a practical and sustainability perspective.”
The Snowflake GII+ is replacing the previous GII range effective from August 2021.