NOTE: Scale ice is popular with fish processors and wholesalers, but be aware that it does have certain drawbacks. Scale ice machines are not as intrinsically hygienic as granular flake ice machines so require more work to keep them sanitised if the ice is to be audited for bacterial contamination. We do not recommend scale ice machines in applications where the ice is to be added directly into products, where hygiene is of very high importance, for factories that have high humidity or for environments that have airbourne contamination such as flour, yeast etc.
Another potential pitfall for the unwary is that the ice will stick together into lumps if not either used immediately or stored below zero. If these two factors can be mitigated, then the ice is nice looking and its flat form is be gentle on delicate products.
Where hygiene is important, cold storage is not available or when the ice is not used immeditely however, we would recommend granular flake ice machines instead.
If you would like to discuss your requirements in more detail, please contact Ziegra