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lannettejohnson
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Re: Making ice

Postby lannettejohnson » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:00 pm

Yes Gingerjay, buying numerous steel ice molds and the bags that you will need to use, will save you money. But you will need to make sure you check with the dept of health if this will work. They get in the middle of so many workarounds that we creatively come up with to save ourselves time and money. They a HUGHE headache, goodness! I will not encourage you to tell a fib so I will just leave out the other part that I was going to say.

That freezer you can get for under 300 bucks at on of the restaurant auctions, if you give it time. I need two freezers (one upright), a commercial refrigerator and a refrigerated display case (36 to 48 inches wide). The other day, I almost won a TRUE 48 inch wide refrigerated nearly new display case in the auction for 2000 that cost over 4G, but I was outbid. They have numerous auctions weekly, in different states, so by May, I will no doubt find the items that I want at a price that I can afford. Some of these auctions have very few bidders.

gingerjay
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Re: Making ice

Postby gingerjay » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:35 pm

I will have to do some research on my city's ice requirements. I wasn't aware of any regulation against making your own ice.

That's a good tip on the restaurant auction! Thanks. Are these live local auctions or online?

atlgeo
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Re: Making ice

Postby atlgeo » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:26 pm

Is anyone making their own blocks efficiently/economically? I saw posted a link to a block mold; they seem to run almost $40 apiece if I'm reading it correctly. Is anyone using stream table pans? I found one 6x7x12.75 for $9.

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/1-3-siz ... 70369.html

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Re: Making ice

Postby gingerjay » Thu Mar 31, 2016 12:31 am

atlgeo wrote:Is anyone making their own blocks efficiently/economically? I saw posted a link to a block mold; they seem to run almost $40 apiece if I'm reading it correctly. Is anyone using stream table pans? I found one 6x7x12.75 for $9.

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/1-3-siz ... 70369.html


I don't see why not. You could just fill the plastic bag up with water and freeze. Air should rise to the top and not become frozen in the middle of your block. Worth a try at $9 a pop.

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Re: Making ice

Postby mattream » Mon Aug 01, 2016 9:34 pm

Here's a new twist that throws a wrench into my earlier calculations. My supplier is becoming increasingly unreliable. Demand is increasing for the commercial blocks I purchase and supply is steady, with some declines while the ice house focuses on getting their other equipment upgraded. So I've almost had times (like maybe tomorrow) I haven't been able to open due to lack of ice. That's a major problem and I need to rethink my commitment to buying blocks.
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Loveshaveice
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Re: Making ice

Postby Loveshaveice » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:50 am

mattream wrote:Here's a new twist that throws a wrench into my earlier calculations. My supplier is becoming increasingly unreliable. Demand is increasing for the commercial blocks I purchase and supply is steady, with some declines while the ice house focuses on getting their other equipment upgraded. So I've almost had times (like maybe tomorrow) I haven't been able to open due to lack of ice. That's a major problem and I need to rethink my commitment to buying blocks.

That really stinks. We have to do to what's best for our bussiness. It's always nice to have a back up plan when possible.

jenneti
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Re: Making ice

Postby jenneti » Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:00 am

I know this is a late response but 1-800-shaved-ice.com has plastic ice molds/buckets for like $4 each.

Benchkey
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Re: Making ice

Postby Benchkey » Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:56 pm

Slightly different direction in this subject. Has anyone any experience with the shave ice freezers from Taiwan? Even with shipping they are a great price. There are a number of manufacturers, and all offer voltages, ~cps, and extension chords that are needed in any country. You can order just one and most build units from 6 hole to 16 or 18 hole, maybe more. Some have the NSF label as well.

I live far from any ice supplier other than the local grocery store, so this seems a reasonable approach. Sure I'd like to buy from a US manufacturer but the savings are 50% buying from Taiwan.

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Re: Making ice

Postby mattream » Sat Dec 17, 2016 12:06 am

Benchkey wrote:Slightly different direction in this subject. Has anyone any experience with the shave ice freezers from Taiwan? Even with shipping they are a great price. There are a number of manufacturers, and all offer voltages, ~cps, and extension chords that are needed in any country. You can order just one and most build units from 6 hole to 16 or 18 hole, maybe more. Some have the NSF label as well.

I live far from any ice supplier other than the local grocery store, so this seems a reasonable approach. Sure I'd like to buy from a US manufacturer but the savings are 50% buying from Taiwan.


Sounds interesting. Can you post a link?
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