Tips for Safe Ice This Summer

03 August 2023

Ice—a simple and refreshing delight that enhances our beverages and adds a touch of coolness to our lives. We share valuable tips from our ice machine experts to ensure that the ice you’re using is not only refreshing but also safe to help you serve better and safer ice.

  1. Regular Cleaning: Keeping your ice machine clean is paramount to maintaining its performance and preventing any potential health risks. Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for cleaning and sanitizing your machine regularly. Pay special attention to removing any build-up of mold, bacteria, or mineral deposits. Remember, cleanliness is key to producing safe ice.
  2. Filtered Water: The quality of water used to make ice greatly affects its taste and safety. Invest in a high-quality water filtration system that removes impurities, such as sediment, chlorine, and bacteria. Filtered water not only enhances the taste of the ice but also reduces the chances of any unpleasant odors or flavors.
  3. Proper Ice Handling: Practicing good hygiene while handling ice is essential. Always use clean, sanitised scoops or tongs when serving. Avoid touching the ice directly and never leave the ice scoop in the ice as it may transfer harmful bacteria or contaminants.
  4. Never keep drinks bottles in the ice machine!
  5. Regular Maintenance: Like any other equipment, ice machines require regular maintenance to perform at their best. Schedule routine maintenance checks and inspections to identify and address any issues promptly.

Ultra have a long history of supplying ice machines to the hospitality industry and can help your business this summer.  Contact us for more information.

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