A Scotsman automatic ice machine will be a great asset for any restaurant, bar or other venue where high volumes of ice are required. Touted as ‘the world’s smartest ice machine’, these superior appliances are made by an American company called Scotsman. Its mission is to develop innovative ice solutions using modern technology.
Scotsman is a global leader in the manufacture of ice systems. Over 300 models of water and ice dispensers, storage bins and ice machines are currently on the market. During the last six years, Industry Week magazine has twice included the company in its list of Top 25 Best Plants in the USA. And in 2006 the magazine recognized it as one of the Top 10 Best Plants.
It is estimated that over one million Scotsman ice dispensers and machines are in operation every day. All ice systems offer the consumer cost-cutting efficiency, optimized cleaning and easy servicing. Whether you want a flaked ice machine, a nugget ice machine, or a commercial ice cuber, there are many models and sizes to choose from.
Scotsman’s latest innovation is the trademarked Prodigy range which has been hailed as the most energy efficient, smartest ice machine system on the market today. All models feature a self-monitoring system that provides state-of-the-art information on the machine’s performance, Scotsman ice machine repair and maintenance requirements.
There are over 50 models available, all Energy-Star rated. This means that customers have a wide selection of eco-friendly machines. All models in the Prodigy range use less water and energy in comparison to conventional ice machines. Optional controls enable you to program how much ice to make, and when to make it. This not only helps the environment, but it will boost profit margins.
With one of these ice machines, you can save as much as 20% on your business’s energy consumption. This translates to about $700 a year which is a significant savings by anyone’s standards. An Energy-Star rated commercial ice cube machine uses 15% less water than a standard model. All energy-efficient Scotsman ice machines qualify for rebates up to $500.
The most recent accolade bestowed on Scotsman was announced in March 2010. The FCSI (Food Consultants Society International) included the Prodigy Nugget on its list of the 10 Most Innovative Products for 2010. This put the Nugget in the running to be the FCSI Product of the Year.
The Nugget is a combination of two of Scotsman repair most popular products, namely the Original Chewable Ice and the Nugget Ice. Features from each machine were amalgamated, and the Nugget was created with technology used in the Prodigy range. The Nugget is extremely efficient – it uses 15 percent less energy and 50 percent less water than a standard cubed machine.
The company’s history goes back to 1921 when it was founded as the Queen Stove Works in Minnesota. Its products included oil heaters, kitchen stoves and camp stoves. In 1950 it acquired the American Gas Machine Company and began manufacturing ice chests, heaters and lanterns. At this time, it also produced its first commercial ice machine which was the cornerstone of the Scotsman automatic ice machine as we know it today.