Why Kold-Draft?

History

Over half a century of time-proven design.

KOLD-DRAFT ice cubers are compatible with new and old KOLD-DRAFT cubers, crushers, dispensers, and bins.

Many of the parts are interchangeable between models; on the rare occasion a machine needs service, ours are easier to fix than our competitors.

1920

Founded in Dayton, Ohio, KOLD-DRAFT’s original name was Uniflow. The company originally manufactured domestic water pumps.

1926

The founders purchased the company, Uniflow Mfg., and moved it to its present location in Erie, Pennsylvania. The beginning of innovation and pure product dependability.

1955

KOLD-DRAFT began producing automatic ice machines using an “upside down” horizontal evaporator to produce perfect, pure, clean, hard ice cubes—every time.

2009

KOLD-DRAFT MGB Series Marine Ice Cubers are developed specifically to meet rigors and maintenance demands of cruise lines.

2010

KOLD-DRAFT announces that all of its commercial ice machine models meet the California Energy Commission’s 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

2016

KOLD-DRAFT releases its first undercounter, self contained ice machine that produces the 1.25 x 1.25 x 1.25 full cube.

Ice Sizes

Mountain View
FULL ICE CUBE
1¼” x 1¼” x 1¼”

With six cooling sides, full cubes chill evenly, melt slowly and retain the full flavor of any drink.

Mountain View
HALF ICE CUBE
1¼” x 1¼” x 5⁄8”

Ideal for fast food operations and upscale restaurants.

Mountain View
KUBELET
1¼” x 5⁄8” x 5⁄8”

Ideal for fast food operations, hotel room service and restaurants.

Mountain View
CRUSHED ICE

Lasts longer without killing carbonation or distorting taste.

Ice Making Technology

PURE WATER FREEZES FIRST




With our KOLD-DRAFT technology, water containing mineral
impurities that affect ice texture and flavor is removed.

THE PERFECT BALANCE OF ART AND SCIENCE

Mountain View

Visualize an ice cube tray, which is called an evaporator, placed upside down atop a molded water plate.

Mountain View

Our evaporator is horizontal made for the most efficient heat transfer while protecting against corrosion. Many of our competitors use a cheaper vertical design that tends to freeze impurities into the water, which creates ice shapes that often stick together.

Mountain View

The horizontal evaporator is refrigerated and has individual cells. Water is vigorously pumped into the cells, each acting as an individual freezing unit.

Mountain View

As the water circulates continuously, air and impurities are eliminated. The results are pure cubes that melt slower.

THE KOLD-DRAFT ADVANTAGE

SLOWER-MELTING, HARDER ICE

SIZE OF ICE
The only true cube in the industry-
our machines produce the exclusive
square-sided ice cube. And it’s larger
than most competitors’ cubes.
EVEN ICE SHAPE
The shape of our ice cubes help
maintain carbonation and doesn't
dilute the taste of spirits.
HORIZONTAL EVAPORATOR
With our horizontal evaporator, air
and impurities are removed from the
ice creating ice cubes that remain
whole longer.

ICE FOR EVERYONE


ENTERTAINMENT
ATTRACTIONS

PROFESSIONAL
KITCHENS

PASSENGER
SHIPS

RESORTS

ATHLETIC
ORGANIZATIONS
THE BRAND OF CHOICE FOR ALL MAJOR CRUISE LINES
Our machines can be found in almost any application where ice is in constant, continuous demand.
Our production powerhouses can be stacked for double production in the same floor space.
Our superiority for marine applications is rooted in our efficiency and our reactive engineering.
Our marine units feature:
  • Consistent ice making output in rough seas
  • An enclosed water system to prevent water from splashing out of the machine or into the bin in rough seas
  • Heavy gauge 304 stainless steel exterior panels, frames, and USPHS-preferred fasteners that are easy to clean and sanitize while offering great chemical resistance
  • Cupro-nickel condensers
  • Special marine ground harness
  • Water level probe baffle for out of level operation
  • Marine coolant system bypass manifold

THE BEST—INSIDE, OUTSIDE AND UPSIDE DOWN

THE ICE
  • Perfectly square ice, every piece just like the next.
  • Liquid level control GUARANTEES fully formed cubes without over-freezing.
THE MACHINES
  • Capable of producing 200lbs to 1,000lbs of pure ice per day.
  • Engineered to give you 99.9% pure ice. A Penn State University study found that KOLD-DRAFT ice contained the lowest amount of calcium carbonate of tested machines.
OPERATION
  • On/Off/Wash switch up front.
  • Energy efficiency without compromise.
  • Controls and wiring isolated from water and food zone.
MAINTENANCE
  • Easy front access to compressor, controls, evaporator, motor, liquid level, pump, water plate.
  • Stainless steel exterior, panels and frame that resists corrosion.
  • Stainless steel skin panels that can be easily replaced to rejuvenate an old machine—great for leasing
SERVICE, PARTS, WARRANTY
  • Frame mounting holes are compatible with older Kold-Draft models.
  • An older commercial ice machine can be stacked with a new or existing machine.
  • Our ice cubers are compatible with new and old KOLD-DRAFT machines with many parts being interchangeable between models.
  • We offer one of the longest ice machine warranty's in the industry.
ENERGY SAVINGS
  • As of 2010, all Kold-Draft ice machine models meet the California Energy Commission’s 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards.

WARRANTY

THREE YEAR WARRANTY
All claims made under this Warranty must first be submitted within 30 days of the date of service to the authorized KDI distributor or designated factory representative for the area in which the installation is made by returning the defective Product or part, transportation prepaid, to the Distributor or designated factory representative with the original service bill and information about the model and serial number, date of purchase, date of installation and customer identification. Warranty claims may be made to the Factory only after the above-described procedure has been followed.