Many people know Chick-fil-A for their chicken sandwiches, but their ice has also become famous as well. Chick-fil-A ice makers are another name for a nugget ice machines, which make a soft and chewable ice cube. Nugget ice makers are one of our most popular ice machine leases here at Automatic Icemakers. However, these machines are not just popular in quick-service establishments.
For first-time small business owners, the price of a new ice machine can be intimidating. Not only are commercial ice machines expensive, but there are hidden costs associated with owning an ice machine, like maintenance, cleaning, and repairs. This can lead new business owners to try and cut costs when it comes to sizing. Let’s take a look at the main issues with sizing an ice machine too small and why you should aim to buy larger than a 100 lb. ice machine.
The AHRI rating is one way to measure how much ice commercial ice equipment can produce in 24 hours. You can also find this information in an ice machine spec sheet. AHRI is a type of metric ice machine manufacturers use to inform customers about their ice machine’s performance. In this article, the Ice Machine Experts at Automatic Icemakers show you how to read AHRI ice machine ratings and how you can increase your ice machine production.