Hubbard will launch Scotsman’s new, greener ice machines at Hotelympia on stand 2250 in the Professional Kitchen Show area, in London’s ExCel on 5-8 March.
The EcoX range is said to deliver less impact on the environment and lower running costs. All models use either hydrocarbon R290 or carbon dioxide R 744 refrigerants, which should have almost zero impact on the environment in terms of ozone depletion potential or global warming potential. They are fully compliant with the F Gas Regulations.
The new range includes models that make gourmet ice cubes, dice ice, cubelet ice and flake ice, so the units should be able to be used for many applications.
The DXN 207 cubelet table-top ice dispenser within the range is designed for self-service, with a footprint of 427mm wide by 553mm deep. It can store 200 servings and dispense up to 2,400 servings per day.
Cubelet ice, like nugget ice, is said to minimise water use because of the way the ice cubes are made, by compacting and extruding flake ice. This means just about all the water is turned into ice, so wastage should be minimal.
Hubbard will also be showing the difference that the latest water treatment technology makes to the taste of water – and ice. Visitors will be able to test the results by comparing the taste of untreated water with water that’s been through a 3M filter, which Hubbard recommends for use with Scotsman machines.
“The quality of the water used to make ice for a drink has a direct impact on the quality of that drink,” said David Rees, group marketing manager of HTG, the parent company of Hubbard Systems. “Ice made from untreated water can taint a drink, ruining the customer experience. Plus, of course, treated water helps protect the machine and prolong its life, by minimising scale build-up.”
Joining Scotsman and 3M on the Hubbard stand will be the latest warewashers from Comenda, including the new Hi-Line range. Full details will be unveiled at the show.