Ice Germs: Can Ice Cubes Get You Sick?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Ice Machine Cleaning, Ice Safety

Does Ice Carry Germs

We know many surfaces can carry germs, but can an ice cube spread infection? While viruses and bacteria don’t grow on ice, employees can accidentally contaminate an ice supply with these pathogens if they don’t practice proper ice handling techniques. We show you the best way to protect your ice supply.

Before You Install an Ice Maker, Don’t Forget Your Ice Machine Water Line

Reading Time: 3 minutes Learn About Ice Machines, Troubleshooting

Ice Maker Water Line
Among the many installation requirements like space, drainage, and electricity, ice machines also require specific amounts of water to function. Your ice maker connector line gives the machine access to cold water, usually through a copper pipe. Every model requires a specific size of supply line and faucet, much like how a fridge can have varying supply lines. You need ... Read More

What Does a Hoshizaki 2-Beep Alarm Code Signify?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Hoshizaki, Troubleshooting

Hoshizaki beep alarm
Hoshizaki ice machines (KM/L/D/S models) use a series of beep alarms to let owners know that an error has occurred—whether from an environmental cause or a component failure. For example, a hot water migration issue stemming from a defective mixing valve might trigger the one-beep high temperature safety alarm. Another example is the rare four beep alarm for Hoshizaki ice ... Read More

What You Need to Know About Ice Machine Electrical Usage

Reading Time: 5 minutes Learn About Ice Machines

Ice Machine Electrical Usage
Installing commercial ice equipment means meeting various installation requirements such as drainage, space, and connecting the unit to the correct ice maker water line. One other thing you'll need to provide is an outlet that has the proper voltage to meet your ice machine's electrical usage. What is the Energy Consumption of My Ice Maker? An ice machine's power consumption differs between models. Most smaller ... Read More