Cut costs, reduce down time, and extend the life of your ice machine with the Ice Wand!
Control Ice Machine Slime!
"The Ice Wand allows us to go far beyond the standard food service sanitation requirements to create an even safer, cleaner, beverage preparation area with better tasting ice cubes," as stated by the President of a Southeast Regional Restaurant Chain.
- Apyron's MB2050 media is EPA registered to control bacteria and slime and certified by NSF International against ANSI/NSF STD42 material requirements
- Patented technology containing an advanced antimicrobial media
- Easy one-step drop in installation
- Suggested replacement every three months
- Compatible with most major ice machine models
- Controls the growth of slime in your ice machine
- Reduces maintenance costs
- Allows you to focus on your customers, not your machine
- Enhances the quality of your ice cubes and beverage service
- Non-toxic, environmentally safe, easily disposed of with normal trash
The average ice machine cleaning cost is over $200. In high yeast environments, such as baking bread or pizza, ice machines may require monthly cleaning.
Maintaining a higher standard of water quality by implementing the Ice Wand technology allows you to:
- Cut costs
- Reduce down time
- Extend the life of your ice machine
Call for large quantity discounts.
BASIC INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Step 1: Prior to installing the Ice Wand, clean the interior of the ice machine completely
Step 2: Place the Ice Wand directly into the ice machine sump and fasten according to instructions
Step 3: After three months, replace with a fresh Ice Wand
The following illustrations indicate Ice Wand installation locations.
Q. What is the Ice Wand?
A. The Ice Wand controls the growth of biofilm (slime) in commercial ice machines. The patented media contained in the Ice Wand is made up of ceramic pellets coated with natural minerals that inhibit the growth of bacteria.
Q. How does it function?
A. The minerals are time-released into the ice cube make-up water. The minerals coat the internal surfaces of the ice machine wherever water splashes during the ice making process. The minerals are expelled from the ice as it crystallizes.
Q. Is it safe to use?
A. The Ice Wand is EPA registered and NSF listed for use in drinking water. It is non-toxic and can easily be handled without the use of any protective equipment.
Q. How is the Ice Wand installed?
A. Simpy place it in the reservoir or sump tray of a commercial ice machine. The Ice Wand is attached with a cable tie (included) so as not to interfere with the float valve in the sump mechanism or other internal working parts.
Q. How often do you replace it?
A. We recommend every three months.
Q. How do you dispose of it?
A. The Ice Wand can be thrown away in regular household trash.
Q. How does this cost compare to how I maintain my machine currently?
A. If you compare the cost of an ice machine service call, which can range anywhere from $160 to over $300, the Ice Wand will pay for itself in less than a year by reducing the number of cleaning service calls you require and extending the life of your ice machine. Having clean cubers (The area where the ice forms) will also decrease the amount of electricity used to make ice. Most importantly to you and your customers, what happens when your ice machine breaks down?
Q. Are there any other products on the market that control slime?
A. Yes. Other methods include: UV light, Ozone and chlorine dioxide. However, these alternatives are expensive and require professional installation and service. Some are even toxic.
Q. Why should I use the Ice Wand instead of the other technologies?
A. The Ice Wand is safe, effective, and easy to use and will provide overall better quality beverage service. The Ice Wand does not require a technician or tools to install. No protective clothing is needed. It imparts no taste or odor to ice, in fact, the ice cubes will actually be clearer!
Q. Will the Ice Wand work in my ice machine?
A. The Ice Wand works in most major brands of ice machines: Scotsman, Manitowoc, Hoshizaki, Ice-O-Matic. Basically, it will work in any type of ice machine that has a sump mechanism that circulates the water.
Q. What about different size ice machines?
A. The Ice Wand will work in all sizes of ice machines. The Ice Wand will perform properly in a 1200 lb. or smaller ice machine for three months. The Ice Wand will function effectively in larger ice machines, but the change out interval will be more frequent than three months.
Q. Does the Ice Wand have any limitations?
A. Yes. In a small percentage of the country where the water contains sulfides (Some areas in south Florida are prime examples) the Ice Wand will require additional water treatment to perform effectively.
Q. What about filters?
A. Carbon pre-filters (Filters installed prior to the ice machine) often cause more slime. The filters remove chlorine from the water and will lead to increased bacteria and algae growth.
Q. Will the Ice Wand control scale?
A. No. The Ice Wand does not reduce nor increase scale formation.