3 Reasons Why You Should Clean Your Ice Machine
April 20, 2018
3 Reasons Why You Should Clean Your Ice Machine!
- Scale, calcium and magnesium buildup can change the taste of the water.
- Slime or mold can develop, creating an unsanitary environment, violating health codes and putting customers’ health at risk.
- Buildup can damage your machine by adhering to the surface of the evaporator plates, leading to expensive repairs as well as costly equipment downtime.
Heading into the warmer months, it’s important to be proactive by cleaning and sanitizing your Ice Machines. For example, making sure that your ice machines produce clean, good-tasting ice is one of the most cost-effective ways to enhance the performance and prolong the life of your equipment, helping you avoid potential problems during the busiest seasons. A clean ice machine is vital to your kitchen’s success. Customers expect ice that is safe and tastes good, and in the summertime, they expect a lot of it.
If you don’t regularly clean your ice machines, you can expect longer harvest times and reduced capacity, which means you might not be able to keep up with the seasonal demand. In addition to diminished ice production, a number of problems can result from neglecting your ice machine’s cleaning schedule. Most ice machines should be cleaned every 30, 60 or 90 days. Taking a proactive approach to cleaning machines helps reduce downtime when you need the equipment most. Preventive maintenance is the best way to ensure your ice machine is performing as it should.