Eaton Marketing - May 23, 2018

Six Degrees of Elevation: An Ice Machine for Every Foodservice Operation


Think about how often you experience ice in your day-to-day life. You order an iced coffee on the way to work at the coffee shop around the block. That sore ankle you re-injured at the company softball game needs icing. After work, you enjoy a Negroni cocktail at dinner with clients. What we’re trying to say is, ice plays an important role in nearly every industry, from restaurants and bars, to healthcare and the workplace. And there’s an ice machine versatile enough to handle any of those environments.

If you work in any of the following six industries, ice is a necessity, and Ice-O-Matic’s Elevation Series Ice Machines get the job done.


From 64 ounce soft drinks for a road trip to bagged ice for those summer cookouts, c-stores need ice, and plenty of it, at all hours of the day, especially in Florida. Fountain drinks and iced coffee alone require ice machines that generate enough volume to handle the morning commute, evening rush hour, and all the time in between.


In the school cafeteria, it’s all about efficiency. There’s a finite time to serve every student, and when school foodservice programs use an ice machine that is easy to clean, less often, it means more time can be devoted to food prep and delivery. The design of the Elevation Series from Ice-O-Matic, including a sealed evaporator, maintains clean ice, keeping both students and kitchen staff safe and healthy. At about 1.5 pounds of ice per student, school and college cafeterias need an ice machine to answer high production demands.


Ice is a critical menu item for hospitals. Sometimes, it’s all a patient can eat. In fact, hospital patients require at least ten pounds of ice per day. And in healthcare, that ice better be sanitary. The Elevation Series ice machines make clean ice a priority. One-touch cleaning and a dishwasher safe Food Zone ensures that ice, like any other meal coming out of the hospital cafeteria, not only tastes great, but is safe from contaminants.

[Learn about the Food Zone and why it keeps ice machines cleaner]


How important is ice for hotels? Considering there’s probably an ice machine on every floor and guests require an average of five pounds of ice per day, we’d say ice is an essential component in hospitality. Ice-O-Matic’s Elevation Series of ice machines feature a sleek design with Dual Exhaust technology, allowing operators to provide ice even in tight spaces. And when you consider the demand on a hotel ice machine, the Elevation Series is rugged enough to handle high-usage environments.


For offices and workplace cafeteria, there’s usually high demand for ice during peak work hours. And the ice machine should work as hard as the employees who use them. With easy, one-touch cleaning and dishwasher safe parts, the Elevation Series ice machines stay clean even between maintenance appointments.


There’s no other way around it – every restaurant and bar needs an ice machine. From serving cocktails to keeping seafood chilled, ice is a multi-functional tool for restaurants. The Dual Exhaust technology found in the Elevation Series creates an ice machine versatile enough for any foodservice operation. And depending on the environment of the restaurant or bar, these ice machines can be either air-cooled or water-cooled to match the space.

No matter what foodservice industry you work in, you need an ice machine that not only produces clean ice, but is easy to clean. Watch how the Elevation Series Ice Machines stack up against the competition in the video below.

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Written by Eaton Marketing