How to store your slush machine during the Christmas close-down
Slush machines are a fantastic way to make your business stand out and offer your customers something different.
Although slush machines can be used to create a range of festive drinks or cocktails, our machines tend to get used less and less as the nights become colder.
During the Christmas shut down, your slush machine will need to be turned off and stored away.
At Mr Cool It, we’ve put together these tips to keep your slush machine in its best condition, so once you’re back it’ll be ready to run in no time.
Firstly, make sure that you thoroughly clean your machine before its stored away. The last thing you need is old, forgotten about syrup to harden onto your machine over the break. Not only is this unhygienic, it could also damage your machine and cause repair or replacement costs.
Your machines should be cleaned often, but it’s important to remember to do this before the Christmas break so it’s easier to set up and run when you return.
To clean, turn off your machine and drain any remaining slush. Then wash the bowl and lid with lukewarm water.
After this, remove the spiral blades, large gasket, drip trays and pans, and faucet from the machine while continuing to clean each part with lukewarm water. To avoid scratching your machine, use a sponge or cloth to clean.
During this stage, it’s also a good idea to think about cleaning the condenser, which needs cleaning around once a month to keep it in its best condition.
After the Christmas break, inspect your slush machine. This inspection is used to make sure that your machine is in its best condition and highlight any damages or problems.
If you spot something that isn’t what it should be, book a maintenance or carry out small repairs.
This could be anything from small wear and tear marks, such as seals or plastic handles which often need replacing, to bigger underlying issues.
Making sure your machine is in its best condition not only makes it perform better but also saves your business time and money spent on expensive breakdowns and repairs in the long run.
The key to storing your slush machine correctly over Christmas is to make sure that it’s maintained in great condition before switching it back on.
Carrying out general inspections and maintenance gives you a machine that you can rely on as the days get hotter and the slush demand rises. With this dependability, you can ensure your business doesn’t experience any setbacks or lower profits from your slush machine.
Need more information on how to get the best from your slush machine? Get in touch with our team of experts today.