Whether you need an undercounter ice machine for behind the bar or an ice machine head with a dispenser for easy customer access, you can find the hotel ice machine you need here. KaTom offers models that can produce as much as 2,900 pounds of ice per day. Find the air-, water-, or remote-cooled ice machine you need for your hotel here.
How do I clean a hotel ice machine?
It is important to clean your commercial ice machine regularly to prevent the growth of mold, fungus, algae, mildew, and bacteria. Most ice machine brands have a simple cleaning cycle that requires you to simply add the cleaning solution and press a few buttons. You will then repeat the process with a sanitizer, then rinse off the unit and dispose of the first round of ice. The bin should also be manually scrubbed and cleaned during the cleaning cycle. In most cases, this should be done at least every 6 months.
How much ice do I need for my hotel?
Since hotels generally need more than one ice maker, you will need to determine how much ice you need each ice maker to produce. For example, if you have an ice machine on each floor, count how many rooms are on that floor; the machine will need to produce 5 pounds per room. If you have an ice machine designated for a bar, it will need 3 pounds per person. An ice machine in a hotel restaurant will need to produce 1.5 pounds per person, and if your hotel hosts events you may need an additional machine capable of producing 2 pounds per person for those events.
Should I get a dispenser or bin with the ice machine head?
The way your ice should be accessed will depend on who will be using the unit. A dispenser is a popular option for customer-facing machines, while a bin is more accessible for employees to use.