The ice machine with a revolutionary scale inhibiting design that offers foodservice operators a low cost of ownership and superior performance even in the most challenging water conditions.
50% less water -- and optimum scale control
- Stays cleaner longer without scale inhibitors or reverse osmosis
- Uses up to 50% less water than cube-type ice machines
- Lowers cost of ownership for superior value in all applications
Recognized by leading industry associations for innovative design
Horizon Elite ice machines appeared in the WHAT’S HOT! WHAT’S COOL! gallery at the 2017 and the 2019 North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) trade show February 9–11, 2017. The WHAT’S HOT! WHAT’S COOL! product gallery displays the latest innovations in foodservice equipment.
The Foodservice Consultants Society International (FCSI) of the Americas named Horizon Elite a 2016 Innovation Showcase Finalist. The Horizon Elite was on display at the FCSI of the Americas Biennial Conference in Nashville, TN April 14-16. It was one of only 10 products chosen from across the industry and was voted runner up product of the year.
Horizon Elite has won the Kitchen Innovations® 2016 Award presented by the National Restaurant Association Restaurant, Hotel-Motel Show®. One of 25 products to win this prestigious award, Horizon Elite was on display at the 2016 NRA Show May 21-24. The judging was done by a panel of third party experts who came from some of the industry's best-known brands and organizations.
Horizon Elite was featured in the Cool New Products section of the 2016 National Association of Convenience Stores trade show October 18-21. The Cool New Products Gallery featured the most exciting new products available to the industry.
Poor water conditions are generally combatted three ways: 1) the ice machine flushing excessing amounts of water, 2) the installation of a reverse osmosis machine and 3) with frequent descaling. The examples below assume a 1,000 pound ice machine. These examples are for illustrative purposes and your actual results may vary.
Many cube ice machines can vary the amount of water that is flushed after each harvest cycle based on the TDS levels in the water. At low TDS levels, 15-20 gallons of water are required to produce 100 pounds of ice. At high TDS levels, 20-33 gallons of water are required to make 100 pounds of ice.
To keep TDS levels low, a reverse osmosis machine can be installed. This method will keep scale away from the machine but requires an upfront investment, annual maintenance and can triple water usage.
High levels of maintenance are required to clean scale out of the machine on a regular basis for locations without reverse osmosis. Depending on the location, excessive flushing may have limited benefit. Descaling may need to occur every month or two instead of the standard 6 month sanitizing cycle. A service technician is generally required to descale the machine.