Nightclubs, Pubs & Bars

Hubbard Ice Systems and Scotsman are ‘ice experts’ in meeting the needs of the hospitality trade. Indeed Scotsman Supercube or Gourmet cubes are the most popular type of ice cubes in use in the UK and are the perfect choice for restaurants, pubs, and clubs. Made in the famous Scotsman thimble shape, they are available in three different sizes. Their clarity makes them the perfect choice for drinks presentation whilst their purity ensures that they are slow melt. Their unique shape means that these cubes are less prone to sticking together in the ice bucket as well as being easier to handle than the more traditional square cube.

Supercubes are made by spraying water upwards into an inverted mould. Inverting the mould means that any sediment or impurities in the water fall back down, leaving only pure water to form the cube making these cubes very hard.

Supercubes nestle in the glass for high liquid displacement, which means better quality drinks for customers, less ‘splash back’ and higher profits for operators.

Scotsman Contour Ice cubes are perfect for general purpose cooling of drinks and have a ‘pillow’ shape. This helps to prevent ‘splash back’ when the cube is put into the drink, making them ideal for busy bars. The thin slivers of ice can also be used for displaying fresh food, so these cubes are the perfect compromise for outlets such as bars, restaurants and cruise ships where ice is needed for both drinks and food.


Hotels, Motels and Resorts

Scotsman produces ice dispensers for hotels and for counter tops in self-service restaurants. Designed as the most hygienic method of delivering ice, the ice bucket is sealed away so that there is no threat of contamination. The counter-top versions can deliver either ice and water or just ice. The designs are as hands free as possible, with models using either a ‘magic eye’ or a push button to dispense ice, which is delivered straight into the waiting container.

Scotsman Nugget Ice is made from random cylindrical sized pieces of hard compacted flake ice which has a slow melt rate and is ideal for self service dispensing.


Restaurants, Fast Food Outlets, Cafeterias, Delicatessens

Ideal for salad buffets, blended drinks or meat displays, Scotsman Flake and Nugget Ice offers cooling power and slow-melting capability with low production costs. Food Service specialists use Scotsman Scale Ice to prepare a layer of scale and flake ice on fish and seafood displays. The result is a combined effect of longer lasting freshness and natural appearance of fresh food.

Scotsman Contour Ice cubes are perfect for general purpose cooling, thin slivers of ice are used for displaying fresh food, and are the perfect compromise for outlets such as bars, restaurants and cruise ships where ice is needed for both drinks and food.

Scotsman Flake and Superflake Ice are small irregular flakes of ice with an even melt rate and are ideally suited for the display of fish, meat, salads and other perishable goods.


Supermarket Displays

For meat, seafood, fruit and vegetable markets, Scotsman has ice machines designed specifically to meet retail needs. From flake and nugget ice for displays to cube ice for in-store delicatessens, Scotsman offer a wide variety of ice forms for different applications.


Health Care

For patient care, laboratory use or for foodservice, Scotsman has ice machines designed specifically to meet the requirements of health care facilities with hygienic hands free dispensers.

Scotsman Nugget Ice is often preferred for patient care because it is soft and chewable, so it doesn’t present the choking risk of cubed ice; and because nugget ice melts slowly and will not clump, ice bags remain functional and mouldable for long periods.


For Emergency Rooms & Laboratories

Scotsman SuperFlake Ice is the driest form of flake ice with exceptionally slow melt rates and can be moulded to pack around limbs, for organ transportation and for general laboratory work.

Extruded at a temperature just below zero degrees it is available in two different levels of moisture, with superflake having the driest and most compressed individual flakes of ice.


Food Storage, Deep Sea Fishing, Fish Processing, Manufacturing & Industrial Uses

Scotsman Industrial Scale & Flake Ice Machines are ideal for a wide variety of applications where large quantities of consistently high quality ice are required. On land Scotsman Scale & Flake Ice is ideal for supermarkets, meat markets, fish markets, bakeries, delicatessens, food processors and are ideal for mounting on mobile platforms for use in vegetable picking and processing industries.

Scotsman Scale & Flake Ice is also used in a wide variety of industrial and chemical processes including the retardation of concrete and cement. Producing a dry ice that has slow melting capability and high cooling power, these machines have large production capacities from 110 - 5,000 Kg. of ice per day.

Scotsman Scale Ice is sub-cooled with a temperature range of the ice scales varying between - 6°C and - 12°C. The thickness of the scales can be varied between 1.5 mm, as preferred in the meat processing industry, to 3 mm as demanded by the fishing industry, industrial processes and perishable goods transporters. Scale ice is used in a wide range of industrial, medical, research and retail environments and is highly prized by supermarket specialists, who use it to prepare a double layer of scale and flake on fish and seafood displays. The result gives a combined effect of longer lasting freshness and natural appearance of the displayed food with slower ice melt than pure flake ice.