Ice machines in restaurants are commonly found to be contaminated. Despite the unwanted attention brought on by a series of investigative reports revealing the dangers of unhygienic ice machines, restaurant operators many times are not aware of what sanitation options exist to take care of the problem. Most options are either too time-consuming or cost prohibitive. Contaminated ice has been proven to cause illness, and in extreme cases, even death. One global foodservice equipment manufacturer with offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia has the leading solution to deal with the unwanted problem of dirty ice machines once and for all.
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If you've ever stayed in a hotel, you are probably familiar with the ice machines most hotels have available for their guests to use. With most hotels providing at least one ice machine per floor, there are easily upwards of a dozen ice machines on the premise that need to be properly cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. Unfortunately, not all ice machines in hotels are getting the attention that they require.
When dealing with ice machine sanitation, there are many unfortunate and tragic risks for ice machine operators who don't properly sanitize their machines. Bad publicity, however, is often overlooked. The bad publicity generated from health code violations, however, can be damning for small business owners and large corporate facilities alike.
In the hotel industry first impressions are priceless. From the moment a guest walks into the lobby to their first steps into their hotel room each impression needs to be carefully managed and maximized. Offending odors in a hotel room is one of the easiest ways to ruin a guests good impression. For hotel cleaning staff, however, hotel odor control can be one of the most challenging aspects of their job.
What is your ice machine cleaning policy? Once a week? Every two weeks? Once a month? Once a year? Don't have a cleaning policy?
One of the most common questions we hear from our customers is, "How often should you clean an ice machine?" But this question doesn't have a simple answer.
Almost all ice machine operators have found themselves facing the dreaded sign of a poorly sanitized ice machines: slime.
Consider this, from a March 6th CNN article on New York's restaurant grading system, "A public survey by Baruch College Survey Research, that was commissioned by the Health Department, found that 88% of New Yorkers consider grades when they are choosing a restaurant and that 65% consider the grades all or most of the time." 88% of New Yorkers are taking into account a grading system that, the article goes to great lengths to illustrate, relies heavily on the inspectors interpretation of the grading system and less on actual health risks.
From pre-k to doctorate programs, educational facilities across all levels of education operate and maintain ice machines. Some educational facilities operate hundreds of machines across multiple campuses and buildings, but even in facilities that only host a few ice machines, most educational facilities are responsible for maintaining at least one ice machine.