Ice Machines : Tips for Purchasing Ice Machine

By: Sanjay

Ever felt the desire to pamper yourself with an ice cube filled lemonade in the sweltering summer season? If the answer is yes, then you ought to get yourself an ice machine. Well, an ice machine is an electric refrigerator whose job is to manufacture ice. The ice cubes manufactured in a normal refrigerator are not enough to quench the summer thirst of the entire family, and this necessitates the need to have an ice machine in every household.

There are two varieties of ice machines: air cooled and water cooled. Air-cooled ice machines use air to disperse the heat, whereas water cooled ice machine uses water to do the same function. Air-cooled ice machines use more energy and also are much noisier than water-cooled ice machines. However, they are more cost-effective.

While choosing an ice machine one has to consider the give a thought to the needs and requirements. If the requirement is for a household or a small office, an ice machine with width ranging between 14.5 inch to 20 inch will suffice. One also needs to take in to account the kind of ice that will be produced. The ice should be clear and hard. The ice machine should be compact in size and preferably sleek so as to save on storage space. For the environmentally conscious, there are many ice machines, which do away with CFCs. Try to locate CFC-free R-134a refrigerant in the specifications listed out by the manufacturer. An ice machine should have a mechanism, which will prevent water overfilling.

One important thing that any buyer of an icemachine should consider is the NSF certification. NSF is an independent, no profit organisation that authenticates the claims made by the manufacturers of various products. iceandwine.com manufacture NSF ice machines suitable for household as well as for commercial establishments. To know more about Ice Machines and various Outdoor Appliances visit http://www.iceandwine.com/.

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