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Can a Scotsman ice maker use something other than water?

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Commercial, residential and hospital ice makers, including those made by Scotsman, are intended to freeze filtered water and nothing else. If any other liquids were to be processed through the freezing mechanism, it could do permanent damage to the ice maker.

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The only time a liquid other than clear water should be used in or on a Scotsman or other ice machine is during the cleaning process. Kirby Restaurant & Chemical Supply recommends regular cleaning with an approved scale remover such as Kirby's certified ice machine cleaner. Remember to discard the first batch of ice after cleaning a Scotsman or any other commercial or residential ice maker.

Founded in the 1950s, the Scotsman Ice Systems company was one of the first ice machine makers in the world. Scotsman Ice Systems manufactures more than 300 different ice cube dispensers, shavers, ice flakers and nugget ice machines. The company also offers a range of water filters, ice bins and accessories.

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