How fish should be cooled
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Flake ice is usually made up of large, flat, thin pieces of ice and is mainly used in the fishing and concrete cooling industries. Sunchill flake ice machines are made for commercial and industrial application and have been designed to produce clean and fresh flake ice in a trouble free manner. The flake ice produced by Sunchill machines is sub-cooled to -5°C/-6°C. Due to the high amount of energy accumulation the ice will last much longer than other types of ice used for preserving fish. In addition, the shape of flake ice offers large surface area whereby the product is cooled rapidly.
Ice slurry is an excellent medium for fresh fish cooling. Tests carried out with artificial and real fish to compare the cooling performance of ice slurry and flake ice, showed ice slurry to perform better than the traditionally used flake ice in preserving the quality of the product. In an ice slurry fish cooling system, the fish is totally covered by the slurry leaving no air pockets between the product and ice as is the case with flake ice. As a result, the cooling of the fish is faster and the growth of bacteria is slower, resulting in longer product life.
The Best Warranty in the Business
At SUNCHILL, we believe in the quality and durability of our products. Our commitment is so strong that we offer the best ice maker warranty you can get anywhere in the world – a lifetime warranty on all North Star evaporators. We also stand behind our capacities. All North Star ice makers are guaranteed to make the amount of ice indicated on our capacity charts. So you can be assured you will have the ice you need each and every day.