One of the best investments that your restaurant business can make is buying proper water filtration for your commercial ice machine. The importance of an adequate filtration system is one of the biggest understatements in the foodservice industry. Understanding how water filtration can help, by ensuring longer running times and a healthier, longer life for your machine, makes this purchase a no brainer. Water filters can be used with other pieces of equipment dealing with water, like steamers, but for the purpose of this post, we are focusing on its importance when used with commercial ice equipment.
Perhaps the best way to begin is by reiterating the fact that ice is food and it should be treated as such, with proper food safety practices and precautions. At Mission Restaurant Supply we strongly believe in the importance of water filtration and below we will tell you why:
As time wears on, so does the water within your ice machine that is frozen to make ice. Water, in its natural form, carries with it impurities and minerals that will build-up within your machine in the form of lime and scale. (Find out more about that here!) This build-up creates a blockage, much like cholesterol does within an artery, and it makes it harder for the water to pass through. This inherently makes the machine have to work harder and it raises the operating temperatures of the unit which can do irreversible damage to the machine. By investing in a water filtration system, the impurities within the incoming water can be captured and sifted out before the water runs through the interior of the machine. Thus, no lime, no scale, and better operation all around.
Without this water filtration system, the ice formed with the unfiltered water will eventually have a a foul smell and a discolored appearance. Talk about leaving a bad taste in you customer’s mouth! For your customer (and yourself) this is an undeniable turn off and an obvious indication that maintenance is not being adhered to. Investing in one of our Water Filters will do the following:
- Filter Dirt and Sediment from the incoming water
- Eliminate bad tastes and odors from the impure water
- Inhibit lime scale accumulation
- Prolong the life of your investment
Invest in a Water Filtration System (or get a replacement cartridge for your existing set-up) and start seeing clearer, cleaner results, along with better operating performance. Have questions on which filter you need? Call us at 800-319-0690 and let us find you the right fit!