VERNON HILLS, Illinois (November 19, 2013) – Scotsman Ice
Systems today announced the availability of the Essential™ line of
ice machines, a quality compact line manufactured in Scotsman Ice System’s
award-winning facility in Fairfax, South Carolina, to best suit the needs of
those in the under-100-lb cuber market.
“We are excited to announce the Essential
line of undercounter cubers to the marketplace,” says Jeff Biel, director of
marketing at Scotsman Ice Systems. “Our customers asked for a basic, under-100-lb
cuber to suit lower ice production operations, and we are happy to deliver that
The dimensions of the line are 15" or
20" wide, 38" tall, 24" deep with 6" adjustable legs and
the ability to fit under 34” ADA countertops with an optional floor mount kit.
The line consists of three different storage and production units:
CU0415 – 36-lb daily storage, up to 58-lb daily production
CU0715 – 36-lb daily storage, up to 80-lb daily production
CU0920 – 57-lb daily storage, up to 100-lb daily production
The Essential line is easy to use with its
built-in sliding back door to conserve space and allow easy access to the ice
bin. The line has an ample access area complete with a large dishwasher-safe
scoop to make it easy to reach the ice. Additionally, the Essential line has an
intuitive control panel that features a prominent on/off/clean switch and
easy-to-see buttons to adjust ice thickness and harvest time.
The line is built with an innovative
horizontal evaporator that eliminates minerals in ice cubes and ensures quality
ice, every time. Essential also comes with a three-year warranty that assures
operators are getting the best ice machine for their operation.
The Essential line uses R-134a refrigerant,
which has a low ozone-depleting potential and is made of recyclable materials
to further increase operators’ sustainability efforts.
About Scotsman Ice Systems
As one of the world’s largest
manufacturers of ice systems, with more than 300 models of ice machines,
storage bins, and ice and water dispensers, Scotsman is dedicated to developing
today’s most innovative ice solutions. In 2013 and 2012, Scotsman earned the
ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award; and in 2011, Scotsman was
the recipient of the ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Energy-Efficient
Product Design. Offering more than 35 ENERGY STAR qualified models, Scotsman
Prodigy® technology reduces energy and water consumption, making a
difference for the environment and the bottom line. For more information, visit