Ice dispensers are one of the best choices when it comes to ice machine parts and accessories, especially when your foodservice establishment would benefit from offering you customers a self-serve option when it comes to beverages in fast food restaurants. Food Service Warehouse offers a wide variety of these dispensers to make your life a little less hectic.
Smaller countertop models are meant to dispense ice into cups and are sometimes have the option of dispensing water that is available with the ice. Hotel-size models can dispense into small buckets or tubs so guests can easily fill their ice buckets. The amount of ice you need to dispense will also dictate whether you should purchase a countertop or full-size model.
Small foodservice establishments and employee break rooms are the ideal locations for countertop ice dispensers. The largest of these units can only store a couple hundred pounds, so if you expect several hundred people to use the dispenser in a day, a hotel-size unit is recommended. Since most of the dispensers do not make their own ice (some of the countertop ones do) it is important to take overall height and width into account when searching for the right ice dispenser. A separate machine that makes the ice will have to be mounted on top, so make sure the widths are identical to forego the need of an adapter plate. Also make sure there is enough overhead clearance, so the unit will not hit the ceiling.
Having the correct ice machine parts and accessories in your establishment will not only make your establishment run more smoothly, but it also makes your guests happier by getting the ice exactly when they need it.