National Chemicals Nickel-Safe Ice Machine Cleaner, 16 oz. bottles (Case of 6 bottles)
Use this Ice Maker Cleaner to make sure your ice maker is producing the best looking and best tasting ice. This concentrated enviromentally friendly formula can be used to remove algae growth, lime scale and the build up caused by hard water. It can be applied to nearly all the components of your commercial ice maker including the ice holding bins, cooling trays, water trough, curtain, distribution tubes, and more. According to the packaging, the nickel-safe formula can be used on all makes and models of ice makers.
Not only is the formula enviromentally friendly by containing no nitrates, being low in phosphates and biodegradable, but it is low in odor and easy on the hands making it less of a burdon on your staff to maintain your equipment. The low foaming formula removes nasty lime build-up and mineral deposits with ease with as little as 2 oz. per gallon making it a pretty economical option. Of course, heavier scale deposits may require a little more -- maybe up to 4 oz. per gallon.
How to Apply the Ice Machine Cleaner
According to the directions, after you turn off the water and refrigeration unit, you remove all the ice and drain all the water from the lines on your machine. The water trough, curtain, distribution tube, and other parts can be removed and soaked in a solution of 2 oz of the cleaner to 1 gallon of water. Heavier scale buildup may require up to 4 oz of solution and a little elbow grease. Be sure to rinse all the parts thoroughly with water. The same solution can be used to clean the storage bin, cabinet and other components of the machine. Again, rinse with water.
Then you can turn the water back on to the ice maker. Add 2 oz. of Ice Machine Cleaner for each gallon of water in the unit's holding tank. You can use up to 6 oz. per gallon for really really heavy deposits on machines that may have been neglected for a very long time. Recirculate the solution for about 15 to 30 minutes then drain. Rinse thoroughly with clear water. Next, you restart the machine and discard the first batch of ice. The next harvest will be pristine!
Nickel-Safe Ice Maker Cleaning Solution Is:
- Enviromentally Friendly
- Low in Phosphates
- Contains NO Nitrates
- Low Foaming
- Low Odor
- Nickel-Safe for all makes and models of ice machines
Other Ice Maker Cleaning Supplies
Select Manitowoc Indigo Ice Makers offer the ability to automate the cleaning process with this AuCS Cleaning System. Nu-Calgon makes their own formula of Nickel-safe ice maker cleaner. And don't forget the gloves, and other clean up supplies.