It’s no secret warmer summer temperatures can impact foodservice equipment — including ice machines. Operators are sometimes unaware of the simple steps they can take to ensure machine efficiency during the hottest months of the year.
To guarantee maximum ice machine productivity during the dog days of summer, try these three tips:
- Proper Installation: Hire a factory-authorized service technician who understands installation requirements including maximizing airflow and reducing ambient temperatures in and around the machine.
- Machine Placement: Keep the machine in a temperature-controlled environment with at least six inches of clearance on either side of the machine.
- Regular Maintenance: Create a maintenance schedule and perform routine cleaning at least once every six months. Read our previous blog on how to clean and maintain your ice machine.