Scotsman has developed its new DXG35 specifically for hotel guests to self-serve ice.
Available in the UK through supplier, Hubbard Systems, the latest version is said to combine reliable performance with quiet operation – so it can be sited in hotel corridors alongside guest bedrooms.
Hubbard Systems’ marketing manager David Rees said: “The demand for ice shows no sign of decreasing. As guests’ expectations rise, more hotels are feeling the need to offer self-serve ice machines.”
The DXG35 produces gourmet supercube ice. These crystal clear, hard and pure cubes are designed to look great, last a long time and chill effectively, so that melted ice does not spoil a drink.
A slimline unit, with a footprint of 380mm wide by 515mm deep, it can fit into narrow openings and corners. The dispensing system is at waist height, which should make it comfortable and safe for guests to use.
Operation is said to be simple: place a container in the dispense cavity, push the button and the ice portion is dropped in. The cavity is large enough to accommodate an ice bucket.
The icemaker can produce up to 36kg of ice per day, and it has an 11kg integral storage bin.
The unit’s exterior is stainless steel, so it should be resistant to tarnishing and easy to keep clean. A front-access condenser air filter should be easily removable for washing.
The DXG35 is said to run quietly thanks to the integral insulation design and simple and reliable electro mechanical controls.