DC Products’ self-contained ‘Pebble Ice’ machine is celebrating its second birthday in the market.
The unit is specifically designed for use in cocktail bars, cafes, fast-food outlets, pubs and cafeterias (including Costa Coffee), and it’s still going from strength to strength.
The range consists of three machines (DCT85-20A, DCT140-40A and DCT140-50A) that utilise a cylindrical evaporator, producing small trapezoidal cubes that bridge the gap between granular and cubed ice, making them suitable for cocktails, smoothies, iced teas and coffees.
This style of ice delivers an improved ice product into beverages and can significantly reduce the time it takes to prepare drinks. Said to be easy to administer due to its trapezoidal cubes, it reduces splash and allows for better measure management when preparing drinks.
Unlike modular machines, self-contained icemakers incorporate an ice production system and ice storage bin in one appliance. The smallest pebble machine in the range produces 85kg/24hrs and stores up to 20kg, whilst the largest produces up to 140kg/24hrs and stores up to 50kg.
The machine cabinet is made using catering grade stainless steel for strength and hygiene whilst the insulated ice-storage bin is made using anti-bacterial plastic. All materials comply with FDA (Food and Drug Administration) regulations and are IPX3 rated to protect against any liquid ingress.
All machines operate from a standard 13amp plug and require a 3/4” water inlet connection and 24mm waste connection. The maximum ambient operating temperature is +38°C and the machines come with a 3 year warranty as standard.