Selecting Used Ice
By purchasing a used ice machine you can save quite a bit of money. The most important
factor is to know how each ice machine differs in cooling functions. You should have an idea of the design,
size and shape best fitted for your needs. Different ice machines whether new or used all perform different
There are four different classifications of ice machines according to utility,
environment and use. They all fall under the categories of:
· Industrial ice machines
· Commercial ice makers
· Nugget ice makers
· Under the counter ice machines.
Anyone in the market for an ice machine either a restaurant owner or owner of a
supermarket will ask certain questions before purchasing.
The important factors to consider are the level of maintenance the machine requires
and its current mechanical condition. These are factors that are applicable whether the cooling device is new
or used. The power utility, heat emission during use, design, model detail and the cost are important because
you are purchasing a used ice maker you'll want to be sure of after sale service.
An experienced technician familiar with a variety of ice maker brands can help with
any broken parts. All refrigerators are different from one another and it helps to have an expert familiar
with the mechanical features of your particular used ice maker.
Companies that specialize in used ice makers will also have the necessary spare parts
available. Knowing the key operational parts when selecting your commercial ice maker is very important. Be
sure to give the machine a through check up before making your purchase. For instance the evaporator and
condenser should be in good working order.
You don't want to risk purchasing faulty equipment such as an overused device that’s
noisy during the process of cooling or is prone to producing excessive heat while operating. The most
reliable manufacturers’ stock second hand units which have been serviced prior to going on the selling floor,
but checking these basics is important.
Even if the ice machine is sold used or as is, there should be a service guarantee.
You should also decide on a budget before purchasing your used ice maker. The price should take into
consideration the capacity and size of the device. Most importantly be sure to check the warranty which
should extend to at least one year or more.
You want to be sure you are making a purchase that proves to be profitable rather than
an unnecessary expense. By purchasing a reliable used ice machine you still want to be sure it meets your
needs and the demands of your customers.