Hubbard says the latest Scotsman icemaker, the NU H 100, is suitable for coffee shops as it’s a compact undercounter machine that is designed to produce attractive ice for iced coffees and is kind to blender blades for blended drinks.
With a compact size, the NU H 100 produces up to 56kg of ice per day and has a 20kg integral storage bin – so it should be able to cope during busy periods.
Because the NU H 100’s airflow in and out is to the front, there’s no need to leave space at the sides or back for ventilation. It measures 600mm wide by 610mm deep and 744mm high to be able to fit into tight spaces.
The NU H 100 makes half dice ice. These narrow, rectangular cubes weigh 6g and are softer than gourmet ice cubes, and smaller than standard dice cubes, which is why they should blend more easily. However, they are also said to be clear, attractive and long lasting when used to chill non-blended drinks. Their large surface area means they should cool effectively and quickly.
Undercounter dice ice machines are relatively unusual, due to the fact that the dice ice cubes are made using a vertical evaporator, so they need a certain amount of height. Scotsman developed the NU range in order to meet the demand for dice ice from sites such as coffee shops, which don’t have space for a high volume, modular dice icemaker.
The NU H 100 is said to be suitable for front of house, and features a one-touch cleaning system, while the air condenser is designed to be easy to access for cleaning.
When routine maintenance is due, an alarm lights up on the front panel. The exterior is made of stainless steel, and the storage bin’s one-touch sliding door should make it easy to access the ice.