A Guide to Scotsman Ice Makers
Not many people want to be stuck with the hassle of making their own ice cubes, or running to the supermarket to grab ice bags which just happen to contain a lot of liquid by the time they get home. People are getting pickier about what kinds of ice they use (both commercially and at home), and the ice maker industry has risen to the task of fulfilling these specific needs. As the need and demand for these machines rise, the market sees the emergence of new and strong contenders for the spot of ‘best ice maker in the market’.
The Scotsman ice makers have consistently been one of the best brands out there, with a long history of quality products and great customer service behind them, a great track record of reinventing and improving ice systems for the existing market, and continuous research that aids them in broadening their target market for the future, ensuring that more diverse needs are met by their star quality company and products.
A Brief History
Why buy new brands of ice makers that you are unsure of when you have a brand like Scotsman, with a long and rich history behind it?
Scotsman ice makers find their humble beginnings in 1921 when a company called the Queen Stove Works was established. After a few very successful years, they soon gathered enough capital to buy over the American Gas Machine Company in the year 1950. This was what gained them a place in the market as popular manufacturers of cold storage chests, heaters and ice machines.
In 1957, the Queen Stove Works was bought over by the King-Seeley Corporation which later joined the American Thermos Products Company in 1960 and was renamed the King-Seeley Thermos Company. From that point on, they started primarily focusing on ice makers and soon manufactured and sold purely ice makers as they had correctly identified a gap in the market.
Not long after this, in 1967, the King-Seeley Thermos Company bought over one of the most successful Italian ice machine producing companies called Frimont, and renamed itself ‘Scotsman’ ice systems.
The company has bought over other companies, and has been bought over several times since then, but over the years, it never lost its name for being one of the leading and most reliable producers of high quality ice machines. They now have client bases in over 100 countries, and their customers continually testify to the high-quality products they now distribute all over the world.
So, What Makes Scotsman Ice Machines Special?
The machines come in a range of shapes and sizes. They have been manufactured with the needs of the customer in mind, making them one of the most user-friendly brands available to the public. With over 65 varieties of ice making machines to choose from, buyers are spoiled for choice with the range Scotsman makes available to them. You can choose from a variety of different sizes ranging from large remote air cooled models to the much smaller counter top varieties. They also have several under the counter machines that are built to smaller dimensions to make appliance storage easier in smaller kitchens.
If you have looked at the price of Scotsman ice machines and then compared them with the corresponding ratings, it would have not taken you long to realize that these are great value for money ice makers that are not only are a good financial investment, but consistently outdo other products out there with their consistent and trusted performance.
All ice makers with air cooled compressors (including remote air cooled models), come with an Energy Star qualification, which means that you can save on the price of your energy bills, while not losing out on great ice. One such example is the Scotsman Nugget Ice Maker (Brilliance Series), which uses a commendable 40 percent less energy and 50 per cent less water than other undercounter ice machines produced by its competitors.
Choice Between Different Types of Ice
Scotsman gives you a choice between five different types of ice. Namely:
- Nugget ice
- Medium dice cube
- Small dice cube
- Gourmet ice
- Flake ice
The Scotsman brand is known for mainly its nugget ice (chew-able, soft ice), but it also is a popular choice for the great gourmet ice it is known to produce (restaurant quality, slow melting, clear ice that’s great for alcoholic beverages).
The ice produced by the machine is consistently good, and inbuilt sensors monitor the quality of the product and tell you when the machine and filters need to be checked and cleaned. Some machines even have water quality sensors. All machines come with a detailed and easy to use manual that makes the minimal maintenance as easy as it can possibly get. In the slight off chance that something does go wrong, they have great customer service, plenty of service technicians, and the machines even come equipped with long warranties.
The Add-on Benefits
These machines are easily programmable, so you can calibrate the ice maker to produce ice as you anticipate need for it.
The need for ice changes according to the season, and even the time of week. Scotsman has this covered. It eliminates unnecessary wastage by ensuring that you have only what you need, when you need it. This means that you don’t have excess ice in the storage compartment, but you can have fresh ice whenever you want a luxurious cool drink.
For over 60 years, the company Scotsman has worked on perfecting their machines to make them affordable, durable, user friendly and absolutely value for money. Their machines not only look good, but produce equally stunning results.
Even though it seems almost impossible to improve on the technology they incorporate into their machines, they make a promise to all their loyal customers to continuously ensure that their products meet the highest production standards. This is a promise they have always managed to keep, even to this day!