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Want to know about types of ice? Ask an Inuit or a Scotsman

27 January 2017

Gourmet ice cubes, dice, superdice, cubelet, nugget, flake, superflake and scale: but which ice is best?  Hubbard Systems offers ice adv-ice. Apparently the Inuit really do have fifty or more words for snow.  They’ll know there are lots of different types of ice as well – yet some foodservice operators think ice is ice.  They’re wrong.   For a start, there’s the very obvious difference between ice cubes and flake ice.  But different cubes have different characteristics, too.  Some are softer,...

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Ultra-reliable, ultra-simple ice: the new Scotsman NW 608

18 October 2016

Hubbard Systems says new icemaker is the hassle-free, competitively-priced ice solution The new Scotsman NW 608 ice machine, distributed in the UK by Hubbard Systems, combines ultra-reliability with ultra-simple controls and a compact, industry-standard footprint.  According to Hubbard it delivers hassle-free, high volume ice production in a quality, stainless steel build at a very competitive price. This latest Scotsman makes dice ice in either standard 12g cubes or half cubes, weighing 6g.  It can produce up to 280kg of ice...

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Varsity Hotel’s Versatile Ice Choices

27 July 2016

Popular, boutique Cambridge venue uses both Scotsman supercubes and Scotsman nugget ice More and more operators are looking for speciality ice that suits their specific application.  The Varsity Hotel in Cambridge has ordered two very different Scotsman models – a gourmet supercube machine and a nugget icemaker, each of which is set to fulfil specific and very different functions.  The Varsity Hotel and Spa is a chic, boutique 46-bedroom hotel right in the heart of Cambridge. It’s popular with tourists,...

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Ginspirational ice

10 May 2016

The ice experts at Hubbard know how to make a good G&T exceptional: gourmet gin needs gourmet ice The popularity of gin has exploded in recent years, with hundreds of new brands helping to cast off its fusty image with a variety of new flavours. The number of distilleries in the UK has nearly doubled since 2010, from 116 to 184, with sales in the UK topping £1 billion in 2015. For a seemingly simple drink, there is much debate...

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Advice on ice hygiene: keep yourself clean and keep the icemaker clean

3 May 2016

Hubbard questions suggestion that faecal bacteria came from water that made the ice Once again the issue of ice hygiene is in the media, with a researcher from the BBC’s Rip Off Britain finding bacteria from faeces in ice cubes served in a big-name takeaway.* However, a suggestion that the bacteria could have come from the water used in the icemaker has been questioned by the ice experts at Hubbard Systems, the company that markets Scotsman ice machines in the...

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