Scotsman Meridian Ice Dispensers: Built for Health and Convenience
Ice and water dispensers aren't just important to the foodservice industry, they're also critical to guest and patient wellbeing and comfort in the health and hospitality industries. Scotsman has long been a leader in this segment, and now they've raised the standards, introducing their newest platform for ice and water dispensers, the Meridian series.
The Meridian series of dispensers is designed with an emphasis on health and safety. They're built with AgION™ antimicrobial molded into key components to slow the growth of bacteria, reducing the chance of illness-causing microorganisms developing in the machine. Their hands-free design lets users dispense ice and water without touching the machine, preventing cross contamination. The machines' front panels and ice storage bins are fully removable for easy access to components for a thorough deep cleaning when necessary.
Those removable components also make it easier to service and maintain Meridian machines. Service calls are shortened by the quick access to internal components. An intuitive LED panel features individual lights to inform users of the machine's operational status as well as any maintenance or cleaning that may be required. Each model includes a QR code that is unique to that individual machine that gives operators digital access to manuals, warranty information, and parts lists.
Quieter operation is achieved through an improved condenser fan, meaning that the Scotsman ice dispenser can be installed where noise levels must be regulated, including health care facilities, lobbies, and waiting rooms. The Meridian series is engineered to be compact, with one of the smallest footprints in the industry. This design packs a ton of functionality into a small package, conserving space on countertops for other uses. The equipment's air filters are mounted externally on a contoured side panel, providing convenient access for cleaning and requiring very little clearance between the equipment and surrounding objects.
The Meridian series is available in three models. The smallest produces up to 260 pounds of ice in 24 hours with a storage capacity of 12 pounds. The larger two can both produce 500 pounds a day, and the smaller has a 25 pound bin while the larger has a 40 pound bin. Each Scotsman ice and water dispenser produces and dispenses Scotsman's own H2 nugget ice that's slow melting and easy to chew, making it ideal for soft drinks, healthcare applications, and blended drinks.