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All You Need to Know About Frozen Drink Machines

All You Need to Know About Frozen Drink Machines

Frozen drink machines are on the rise across the country due to consumers’ increasing demand for frozen drinks. During the hot months especially, there’s nothing better than sipping on an ice-cold drink to keep you feeling cool and refreshed.  Frozen beverage machines can be beneficial no matter what industry your business is in, but before making an impulsive purchase, it’s important to be cognizant of what a commercial frozen drink machine is, the benefits they provide, what they are useful for, what options are on the market, and the mechanics of how these machines work.

What is a Commercial Frozen Drink Machine?

 A commercial frozen drink machine is a machine that turns liquid mixtures into frozen beverages, that is designed to be used by businesses such as convenience stores, restaurants, and bars, among other industries. Commercial frozen drink machines offer the capability of serving dozens of frozen drinks to customers per hour, and act as a great way to increase profits during the hot summer months. Frozen drink machines take the place of blenders and make it much more convenient to produce frozen drinks, without much manual labor from the user.   A great frozen drink machine will be able to freeze product quickly, and recover fast after large servings are dispensed.

What Can a Frozen Drink Machine Make?

Frozen drink machines can turn just about any liquid mixture into a frozen slushie. They can produce alcoholic beverages such as margaritas and daiquiris, non-alcoholic slushies such as frozen lemonade, granitas, smoothies, and more.  However, there is one thing to bear in mind when trying to create frozen beverages from a commercial machine. The percentage of sugar content in your mix, also known as the brix value, is the deciding factor on if your liquid will produce a perfect frozen drink. The brix value of your mixture can be tested by using a brix refractometer, an instrument that measures the water content in liquids. If your brix % is too low, that means your sugar level is too low, and your mixture will freeze with an icy texture. On the contrary, if your brix value is too high, your sugar level is too high, and your mixture may not freeze at all.

The Benefits of Spaceman Frozen Drink Machines

Commercial frozen beverage machines provide a load of benefits, including convenience, versatility, and profitability.  Specifically speaking, Spaceman frozen beverage machines are advantageous due to our patented freezing cylinder, which freezes drink batches in as little as 6 minutes, and our advanced technology which produces smoother and smaller ice crystals than any of our competitors.  If you’re interested in reading more about the benefits of our frozen drink machines, please check out this article on our site which discusses why frozen beverage machines are worth the investment.

The Industries We Serve

A popular stereotype of frozen beverage machines is that they are only beneficial for the food service industry, but this is not the case. While restaurants and bars take up the majority of our customer base, we still serve several different industries, some of which may come as a surprise. We have supplied our frozen beverage machines to health care centers and facilities, where smoothies are needed for patients who cannot swallow whole foods. We also serve many companies in the entertainment industry such as movie theaters and bowling alleys, as well as establishments in the amusement, gambling, and recreation industries, like casinos and country clubs. Hotels and universities are also among some of our customers within the hospitality and education industries.

Commercial Frozen Drink Machine Options

On our site, we have a range of frozen beverage machines available. We have four single flavor models and three double flavor models.  Most of our machines are designed to be placed on a countertop, but we do offer our 6795-C machine which is a standing, double flavor model. All of our machines are easy to operate, and can produce between 2 to 6 servings of frozen beverages per minute, depending on the model. If you’re interested in purchasing a frozen beverage machine, please check out this page on our site which lists all of our models along with their features and specifications.

Commercial Frozen Drink Machine Parts

If you are interested in learning more about the mechanics of a commercial frozen beverage machine and the components involved, please check out page three of our Operators Manual which can be found here. This manual will help you get accustomed to your machine by explaining how it works, how you can maintain it and how often you should clean and lubricate the individual parts, how to properly assemble and disassemble your machine, and any troubleshooting issues that may arise.

Commercial Frozen Drink Machine Service and Warranty

All Spaceman USA purchases include free remote training, an exclusive 1-year part and labor warranty, and a 5-year extended part warranty on refrigeration components, like the shell, hopper, and evaporator. If you have any further questions regarding our service and warranty, please email

Frozen drink machines can be a great addition to your business, no matter the industry you’re in. If you are considering purchasing a frozen beverage machine, please visit our website to browse our different models, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

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