Properly filtered water is the key ingredient to serving healthy, tasty ice. In fact, ice should not have any taste at all. Ice made with unfiltered water can taste bitter or chlorine-like, depending on the water quality. Placing an ice machine water filter on the ice maker’s supply line is a critical piece of this selection of ice machine parts and accessories that provides you and your customers with the best ice possible.
Water filters are critical to maintaining both healthy ice and also extend the life of your ice machine by decreasing calcium and lime deposits as well as slime build-up on a machine’s interior. Slime and lime build-up are the key contributors to foul tasting ice and machine failure. The water filters should be changed every six months to assure proper water filtration, which is why this is a piece of our popular ice machine parts and accessories.
The ice machine size will determine the details of whether you need a one, two or three cartridge ice machine water filters. Often times undercounter and smaller modular machines will only need a one-cartridge system. Mid-sized modular machines will need two cartridges and three-filter systems should be used on large modular and remote condenser units.
One great thing about ice machine water filters is that it is one of the few ice machine parts and accessories that some ice manufacturers offer an extended warranty program if you use them. Often this involves changing the filter at specific time intervals and providing proof that the water filter has been replaced. More details about this can be found when reviewing the warranty terms of your ice machine or contacting the manufacturer.
Safe Ice Handling
Ice is food too and needs to be handled like any ready-to-eat food in order to prevent contamination.
Ice Machines: Freeze Your Energy Expenditure
Learn what you can do to conserve water and electricity with an energy-efficient ice machine. From purchasing an eco-friendly machine to operating and maintaining it accordingly, check our tips for more cool suggestions.