How to Keep Your Ice Ball Press in Top Shape

Ice Ball Press Spirits On Ice

An ice ball press from Spirits On Ice is more than just an investment in your bar or restaurant. It’s a high-end machine that creates perfectly round ice balls from hexagonal blocks of ice. Our ice ball maker is easy to use, and it’s a conversation piece as your bartenders make signature cocktails for your customers. Let’s take a look at how to keep your ice ball press from Spirits On Ice in top shape.

Keep the Ice Ball Press at Room Temperature

The Spirit Ice Vice ice ball press works best at room temperature. There’s no need to heat it up, nor does it need batteries or electricity to operate. The weight of the aluminum lid creates pressure on the ice block, and that forms a perfectly round ice ball. All you need to do is keep the device at room temperature for best results.

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Rinse With Warm Water

Rinse the ice ball press with warm water after each use. This brings the Spirit Ice Vice back up to room temperature after making an ice ball. Run the device under warm tap water or have warm water ready in a bucket.

Wipe It Down

Wipe down the ice ball press after each use. Not only does this maintain the right temperature of the Spirit Ice Vice, but it prevents excess water from prematurely melting the ice ball you just made. Wiping off the ice ball maker with a soft, dry cloth helps maintain the correct shape of each ball. 

Clean Any Stickiness Immediately

Perhaps you make colored ice balls with fruit juice in your ice ball press. Clean away any juice immediately after each use. This prevents a sticky build-up from forming on the Spirit Ice Vice. Cleaning away any leftover juice also keeps extra flavors out of your signature cocktails.

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Dry the Ice Ball Press Completely

When it’s not in use after your bar or restaurant closes, dry the ice ball press entirely until you’re ready to use it again. This saves time and effort for the next day as you begin your busy prep time.

Train Your Employees or Coworkers

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. The best way to keep your ice ball press in top shape is to train your employees or coworkers properly. Show each employee how to use the Spirit Ice Vice, and then watch them operate it a few times until they understand its operation. This simple training only takes a few minutes, and it ensures everyone knows how to use the Spirit Ice Vice so it doesn’t get damaged or make misshapen ice balls.

High-End Ice Ball Press From Spirits On Ice

The Spirit Ice Vice ice ball press from Spirits On Ice is meant to last for years. Our ice ball maker adds a bit of showmanship to your establishment, and it gets your customers talking about your brand. Call (513) 932-1250 or contact Spirits On Ice today for more information on a custom ice ball maker for your place. 

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