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The ice guide part 4: Scale Ice – in a world of its own

Ice is ice is ice, right? Wrong. Here’s the low down on SCALE ICE from Hubbard, the ice experts. 

Scale ice is the coldest type of ice, because it is very dry, having just 2% residual water content.  Many scale ice machines use salt water, which is one of several reasons scale ice is not appropriate for popping into your average G&T or Scotch on the rocks.  Scale ice is used in industrial situations, for example, in the fishing industry.  It’s even used on trawlers in the high seas, to store fish catches.  Marine grade scale ice machines need to be tough enough to survive extreme conditions – which calls for a Scotsman!

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Gourmet Big Shot

FEM’s latest Manitowoc icemaker is big on production of large gourmet cubes

Manitowoc Big Shot Ice Maker from FEM RV1365AFEM’s new Manitowoc icemaker, the Big Shot, offers a high production capacity of large gourmet cubes. Capable of producing over 2,000 crystal clear 60g gourmet cubes a day, the Big Shot icemaker ensures it can keep up with the highest demands, whilst delivering cubes that offer a better chill with a “wow” factor in terms of appearance and less dilution. (more…)

Ice Saf-T

FEM’s new San Jamar Saf-T-Ice Scoop Caddy and Saf-T-ScoopsThe San Jamar Saf-T-Ice Scoop Caddy from FEM

Ice is classified as a food, so it is vital that operators follow stringent hygiene procedures when scooping and serving it. One vital component is the scoop.

FEM has launched its new San Jamar Saf-T-Ice Scoop Caddy which provides dedicated and sanitary storage for ice scoops. The Caddy keeps the ice scoop safe from harmful bacteria, dirt and cross contamination, whilst ensuring it is close to hand when required. (more…)

Mondrian London at Sea Containers pick Scotsman ice

When presentation is vital, supercubes look the partA Scotsman EC ice machine in Mondrian London at Sea Containers

Catering is incredibly busy at the South Bank’s newest landmark hotel, Mondrian London at Sea Containers. Alongside Sea Containers restaurant, which serves 600 or more per day, there is the Den (‘part gathering place, part decompression zone’), Dandelyan cocktail bar and Rumpus Room, the hotel’s rooftop bar and lounge. Plus the hotel hosts events, catering for up to 200. Ice is in big demand and to ensure there is always a reliable supply, the hotel installed Scotsman icemakers. (more…)

Which ice is right for your hotel?

Hubbard produces the Hotel Ice Guide

Hubbard's new Hotel Ice Guide looks at the different types of ice used in hotelsHotels use lots of different types of ice for various applications – in the bar, the restaurant, the kitchen, and for room service. Selecting the right ice types for an individual venue, and the right machines, is an important decision. Now Hubbard Systems, the company distributing the market-leading Scotsman range of ice machines, has produced the Hotel Ice Guide. It shows which types of ice are best for which application – gourmet supercube, dice, superdice, flake, nugget and so on.

The Guide is available free from the downloads page at scotsman-ice.co.uk. Alternatively, printed copies are available on request from Hubbard Systems.

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What’s Your Ice-Type?

Hubbard Ice Systems highlights ice choice and shows new energy-saving Scotsman's Prodigy-MV 806 ice machine is available from Hubbard Ice SystemsScotsman Prodigy ice machines

Stand 1810, Hotelympia, London ExCeL, 28th April to 1st May 2014

Hubbard Ice Systems will be highlighting the different varieties of ice that are available for specific applications in the hospitality market.  Hubbard distributes the market-leading Scotsman range, offering the largest range of models, from compact undercounters to industrial units, and widest choice of ice, including supercubes, dice, half-dice, flake, cubelet and nugget.  On stand 1810, the company will show how different ice types can provide better solutions for specific requirements.  (more…)

Scotsman Ice Duo – flake and cube ice, in one space-saving system

Hubbard Ice Systems launches new ice machine concept

CMYK baseMany nightclubs, hotels and event caterers use two types of ice – cubes for drinks and flake for cocktails and food display.  In the past this has meant two ice machines, two ice storage bins, two lots of services….  Now Hubbard Ice Systems has launched the Ice Duo, a combined system that links an ice cuber and an ice flaker, in a single, space-saving unit.

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FEM’s New NEO

Market-leading warranty on Manitowoc’s new NEO Series from FEM keeps crystal clear ice close to hand during busy periods

New Manitowoc Neo from FEMIce machines are essential pieces of back-bar kit in pubs, clubs and other catering venues. During busy periods ice machines work constantly to keep up with demand, so they need to be reliable and up to the job. Foodservice Equipment Marketing (FEM) now supplies Manitowoc’s new NEO Series undercounter icemakers which provide new levels in performance, intelligence and convenience to ensure drinks can be served with mountains of ice even when there’s a rush at the bar. (more…)

Hubbard Scotsman joins ENSE

Hubbard Ice Systems, which distributes the Scotsman range of ice machines, has joined the ENSE buying group. 

Simon Aspin, commercial director of Hubbard Ice Systems“We have been looking at ways to enhance the service we deliver to our distributor network,” says Simon Aspin, commercial director of Hubbard.  “ENSE not only gives its dealer members major benefits, it also gives us a competitive advantage in terms of our routes to market.” 

In-house research carried out in April 2013 showed that Hubbard scores highly in terms of its dealer support, and that Scotsman is seen as one of the leading quality icemaker brands.  “The ice machine sector is very competitive.  Membership of ENSE will help us capitalise on the way the market sees both Hubbard and Scotsman,” says Aspin.  “In addition, ENSE’s communications network will help us inform the dealer market about several new products we are launching over the coming months.” (more…)

Ex-Enodis directors invest in Hubbard and Taylor

Martin Wood, CEO of HTG TradingNew owners plan to develop market-leading ice and ice cream equipment specialists

HTG Trading Ltd, the company that owns Hubbard Ice Systems and Taylor UK, has been bought by two former Enodis and Scotsman Industries directors, Dave McCulloch and Dave Wrench. HTG Trading, based in Otley, Suffolk, was previously owned by a venture capital consortium. Hubbard Ice Systems is the UK distributor of Scotsman ice machines. Taylor specialises in ice cream and frozen yogurt equipment.  (more…)