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Compare Commercial Ice Machines

Compare Commercial Ice Machines

KOLD-DRAFT’s commercial ice machines differ from the competition on many levels, including designqualitylongevity, and warranty.

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The Ice Machine Design

KOLD-DRAFT uses a horizontal ice- making system.

Who uses a vertical design?
Scotsman, Hoshizaki, and Manitowoc

What's wrong with a vertical design?

Commercial Ice Machines designed with vertical ice-making surfaces tend to freeze the impurities in the water into the ice.

  • Ice tends to stick together - this "bridging" creates slab ice
  • Impurities in the water leave deposits, corrode the ice-making surface, and clog the ports
  • This requires expensive water filtration equipment or a 
    self-cleaning system to keep the ice-making surface working

KOLD-DRAFT uses the horizontal ice making system, which means:

  • The water control system, water plate assembly, and exclusive "upside-down" horizontal evaporator combine to make a time-proven system that ensures better ice making every time
  • Pure, clear ice that melts slower and keeps drinks colder longer

 

Quality Ice Cubes from a Quality Ice Machine

When we say KOLD-DRAFT commercial ice machines make "the best ice in the world," we know that's a strong statement. But we proudly stand behind it. Our pure and flawless ice cubes speak for themselves.

The KOLD-DRAFT ice cube is the only true cube in the industry — the exclusive square ice cube. Our generous Full Cube size is 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" x 1-1/4" compared to Manitowoc’s dice ice cube, measuring 7/8" x 7/8" x 7/8". And it’s larger than most other cubes on the market, too.

KOLD-DRAFT’S Half Cubes are half the size of Full Cubes. They’re ideal for fast food operations and upscale restaurants. From ice by the bag to hotel room service, they are easy to handle, provide great displacement, and last a long time. The KOLD-DRAFT Half Ice Cube is the right ice size for every purpose. Our Half Cube size is 1-1/4" x 5/8" x 1-1/4", compared to Manitowoc’s half dice ice cube, measuring 3/8" x 1-1/8" x 7/8".

But the size isn’t the only difference between our cubes and theirs. It’s also in the solidity and purity of our ice, making it the slowest-melting ice so it won’t distort the taste of any drink. See how our ice stacks up against our competitors in a 2004 Penn State University study.

 

Longevity of KOLD-DRAFT Commercial Ice Machines

KOLD-DRAFT Commercial Ice Machines last two to three times longer than competitors

  • 43 year commercial Ice machineTime-proven design for more than half a century
  • KOLD-DRAFT was the first and is still the best top-shelf ice machine system on the market
  • KOLD-DRAFT commercial ice machines have a longer product life cycle
  • Last 15, 20 even 30 years

This commercial ice machine was in service for 43 yearsand still works today… can any competitors say that?

 

The KOLD-DRAFT Commercial Ice Machine Warranty

KOLD-DRAFT not only takes great pride in manufacturing ice machines that produce the best ice in the world, but we hold great value in customer satisfaction. We know that that the customer relationship does not end at the sale. It is after the sale that the true relationship begins. That is why we offer the longest ice machine warranty in the industry.

 

More About our Commercial Ice Machines

  • See why KOLD-DRAFT ice machines make the "Best Ice in the World"
  • Read more about KOLD-DRAFT's Ice Machine Warranty, Three Years on Parts and Labor
  • Check out our "Green" Ice - ALL KOLD-DRAFT Commerical Ice Machines are Energy Efficient!
  • Learn how KOLD-DRAFT Ice Machines Turned Ice-Making Upside Down!
  • Not sure how much ice you need, check out our Ice Usage Guide
  • Read more on our commercial ice makers for all markets
  • See our full line of commercial ice machines!
  • Ice Sizes

    FULL ICE CUBE - 1 1/4″ × 1 1/4″ × 1 1/4″Full Ice Cub

  • The only true cube in the industry—our machines produce the exclusive square-sided ice cube. And it’s larger than most competitors’ cubes.
  • Banquet halls, clubs, and restaurants serve their customers more efficiently with minimal dilution of their beverages.
  • Cruise ships pack their guest’s coolers with our ice for tropical excursions.
  • Boaters and fisherman count on the full ice cube for the hottest days away from shore.
  • Bagged ice companies and their customers like the low ice loss of the larger cube.
  • Construction companies, fire departments, and utilities rely on this slow-melting ice cube for their truck water coolers and personnel safety.
  • Athletic training rooms in gyms, on campuses, and for professional sports
    franchises count on longer-lasting KOLD-DRAFT ice for conditioning and
    rehabilitation.

  • Half Ice Cube

    HALF ICE CUBE - 1 1/4″ × 1 1/4″ × 5/8″

    KOLD-DRAFT’S Half Cubes are half the size of Full Cubes. Ideal for fast food operations and restaurants. From ice by the bag to hotel room service, they are easy to handle, provide great displacement and last a long time. The KOLD-DRAFT Half Ice Cube is the right ice size for every purpose.

     

    More About Our Commercial Ice Machines

  • Read more about KOLD-DRAFT's Cube Sizes
  • Check out our "Green" Ice - ALL KOLD-DRAFT Ice Machines are Green!
  • Learn how KOLD-DRAFT Ice Machines Turned Ice-Making Upside down!
  • Not sure how much ice you need? Check out our Ice Machine Usage Guide
  • See why KOLD-DRAFT ice machines make the "Best Ice in the World"
  • Check out our full line of commercial ice machines
  • Read more on our commercial ice makers for all markets
  • Best Ice in the World

    Pure Ice Cubes in Drink

    Why do many of the world’s best mixologists, private clubs, fine restaurants and hotels stand by KOLD-DRAFT? It’s the best ice in the world for the following reasons:

  • Slower-Melting Ice: Our ice machines produce the slowest-melting, longest-lasting ice—in fact, the slowest-melting cubes on the market—thereby minimizing drink dilution.
  • Harder Ice: Our ice lasts longer in storage bins, cocktail sinks, drinks, salad bars, bags and coolers. Its even shape helps to maintain carbonation and doesn’t dilute the taste of spirits.
  • Incredibly Pure Ice: KOLD-DRAFT ice has the least impurities. The horizontal evaporator and water plate assembly, with high-speed pressurized water flow injected into the evaporator, actually freezes out impurities. Ice from KOLD-DRAFT is nearly as pure as distilled water. It won’t distort the taste of any drink.
  • Longer Life: A much longer product life cycle versus competitive machines (two to three times longer than competitors). Get information on the longest warranty on the market.
  • Easier ice machine service and access to ice machine parts: With over half a century of time-proven design, KOLD-DRAFT ice cubers are compatible with new and old KOLD-DRAFT cubers, crushers, dispensers, and bins. Many of the parts are also interchangeable between models. So on the rare occasion a machine does need some service, ours are much easier to fix.
  • Our ice production process flushes out and rinses the system with each harvest.
  • KOLD-DRAFTCommercial Ice Machines create perfect cubes of the same shape and size because of even water distribution in the evaporator cells—better than any competitor.
  • More On Our Full Line of Commercial Ice Machines

  • Check out our "Green" Ice - ALL KOLD-DRAFT Ice Machines are Green!
  • Learn how KOLD-DRAFT Ice Machines Turned Ice-Making Updside!
  • Read about our five-year ice machine warranty on parts and labor
  • Read more about KOLD-DRAFT's Cube Size
  • Click here to review our “Ice Maker Output Chart”
  • Look at how bartenders incorporate "the best ice" (from KOLD-DRAFT ice machines!) into their winning cocktail recipes
  • Please contact us with any questions regarding ice machine for your particular market
  • Check out our full line of commercial ice machines
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