Making Ice At Home

We all enjoy a fun gathering or party where you invite your friends or family to your home. It’s great having company on the weekend to relax and chill together. With that you need to cater food so a braai is usually the easiest solution. And, of course, drinks are the order of the day for such gatherings. For that, you need to have enough ice at hand.

Many people opt to buy ice from a store so you could get a few bags of ice but then you’ll need to keep it frozen in a freezer. If you don’t have a big freezer you have to be creative with keeping it frozen as long as possible so that it lasts throughout the night or until your guests go home. If you are one who has guests visiting your home very often then it might be worth getting an ice machine. With an ice machine you can make ice on demand so that you always have enough of it available for your guests. There’s no need to go to the store to get bags of ice when you can simply make it at home.

For home use, it is ideal to opt for a unit that is small enough to fit in your kitchen. A commercial ice maker might be a bit too big for your kitchen, but you do get smaller versions that are suitable for home use. The TC180 Ice Making Dispenser is a great option due to its size. It is only 38.8 centimetres wide so it’s just a little wider than a ruler. It is 66.3 centimetres deep so it could slide in next to a standard cupboard or fit perfectly on a countertop. It is just under a metre high at about 88 centimetres and you can adjust the leg height a little higher or lower. What makes this catering equipment beneficial to home users is that it has a storage bin capacity of 5 kilograms. This built in storage facility means that you don’t need to dispense the ice into a separate bag or container in order to keep it frozen in your home freezer.

It makes little cubelets that weigh about 1 gram which is great for any type of drinks you serve your guests. If you have a big party for your birthday or a special occasion, you are assured that this ice machine can churn out about 135 kilograms over a 24 hour period. There will be enough cubelets for your guests all day or night long. For this unit to be able to do this, it requires a permanent water supply and drainage area. So be prepared for this when you install it. Most importantly, enjoy the icy drinks and chill with your friends and family.