In this section you will find commercial Chefook-branded ice machines, also commonly known as ice makers
On Chefook you can buy commercial ice makers of various types such as:
The commercial ice cube maker consists of a chiller that cools moulds into which water is constantly sprayed. These moulds begin to fill from the bottom with layers of ice; once full, the flow of water is interrupted and the moulds are slightly heated, so that the ice detaches from the mould and falls into the tank of the ice machine.
This process continues until the ice level inside the tank reaches the thermostat bar that will turn off the machine. The ice maker will remain off until the ice contained inside is used.
In case of granular ice machines, the ice is instead formed in a cylinder, inside which is placed a screw that continuously detaches the ice formed almost instantly on the walls.
The size of the ice makers varies according to the model purchased. The bar ice machines producing bistrot or hollow cube specifically designed to be embedded in the bar back counter, have smaller dimensions than the models designed to produce larger volumes, as it happens in the case of industrial solid square ice cubes makers, granular ice makers and flake ice makers.
The choice towards the purchase of a square solid cube, a bistrot solid cube or a hollow cube commercial ice maker as compared to that of a granular or flake ice machine depends on the purpose of use and the ice quantity desire. Here are some tips for each model.
Bar ice makers producing bistrot ice cubes (solid ice cubes with a truncated cone shape) are best suited to the classic bar, hotel or restaurant serving drinks such as spritz, cocktails, liqueurs and bitters. For these, it is preferable to use a solid, slowly melting type of ice that does not drown the drinks.
The hollow ice cube produced by these commercial ice machines has a large cooling surface that allows drinks to be cooled quickly. For this reason, this ice maker is widely used not only in bars but also in restaurants and hotels that serve wine bottles in a special bucket.
Industrial ice makers producing square solid ice cubes are used by discos, catering companies, holiday villages, cruise ships and other businesses that need to serve ice in large quantities.
Granular ice makers are most appropriate for fish display. Thanks to the free water (around 25%) contained in the ice produced, they can best maintain the moisture level in the products placed on it. It can also be used for the preparation of cocktails such as Caipirinha and Mojito, to serve wines and champagne using a special bucket, to preserve cold buffets such as fruit and vegetables and finally for therapeutic purposes in wellness centres and spas.
The high-quality flat flake dry ice produced by this industrial ice machine is characterized by an extensive contact surface and its ability to cool rapidly. It is therefore used on a large scale in supermarkets and fish shops for refrigerated display of fish and other foods, in large restaurants, in food production, transport companies and in the health sector.
Bar ice machines that produce truncated solid or hollow cone ice cubes or square ice cubes are all mechanical models that offer the benefit of easy maintenance and repair.
Granular ice makers are more complex industrial ice making machines equipped with electronic boards and sensors that protect the machine from damage caused by water shortages. In case of overloading, the system switches off to avoid damage.
Ice makers are composed by:
The part where the ice is formed is composed by:
Please contact Chefook’s customer service and provide all the information necessary to identify the component.
In case a manufacturing defect is found, the spare part will be replaced free of charge if the ice machine is under guarantee; if the warranty has expired or the defect is due to errors or carelessness on the part of the customer, the cost of the part will be charged to the customer.
If the commercial ice cube maker is not working, check if the power and water supply are connected; if everything is connected and powered correctly, check that the main switch is set to "on".
If the ice cube machine still does not work, check the integrity of the electronic board fuse and replace it, if necessary.
If none of these checks solve the problem, contact a local technician to have the machine inspected.
Chefook only distributes commercial ice makers commonly used in bars, hotels and restaurants to produce ice in large quantities, from 20 kg to 450 kg (44,1 Lbs to 992 Lbs) depending on the model. However, if you do need an ice maker that can produce ice quickly and in great quality for domestic use, we recommend our built-in ice maker with a capacity of 20Kg (44,1 Lbs).
Chefook only distributes new commercial ice makers available in our website at competitive prices. You will spend only a little more than a used ice machine.