A SUMMARY OF HOW THE ICE WAND™ WORKS
The Ice Wand™ contains an advanced
antimicrobial media invented by Apyron Technologies. Its specific function is to
inhibit the growth of a wide variety of mold and slime commonly found in ice
cube machines. The media is housed
within a simple, drop-in, flow-through device measuring 1 ¼” diameter,
and 7 ¾” long (6 ¼” without the “hook” cap).
Important Consideration Before Using The
For a currently in-use ice
cube machine, Ice Wand™ should be applied only after thoroughly
scrubbing and sanitizing the ice cube machine. Consult the service manual or contact
the authorized service company to perform the service for your ice cube
The perfect occasion to use the Ice
Wand™ is naturally in a brand new ice cube machine. We highly recommend placing an Ice
Wand™ in every new ice cube machine to prevent biofilm from building up.
How The Ice Wand™ Works
The Ice Wand™ is immersed directly in
the water sump, located inside the ice cube machine. As the water circulates through the
distribution system, it is exposed to the media, which then adsorbs and
inhibits the growth of mold and slime producing organisms, thus keeping
the ice cube machines clean in one simple, easy step.
Effect on taste and odor:
The Ice Wand™ media imparts NO taste
and odor on the treated water. As
water freezes into ice, naturally dissolved minerals are rejected by the
crystallization process, delivering only sparkling clean, fresh tasting
ice cubes to consumers.
Since ice cube machines are
programmed to discard the re-circulating water on a periodic basis, Ice
Wand™ treated water will also eliminate the growth of slime/mold inside
the drain tube, thus preventing the ice cube machine’s drain tube from
The recommended replacement frequency
for a standard size Ice Wand™ is:
· every three months in an ice
cube machine of less than 1,200 lbs. daily capacity,
· every six weeks in an ice cube
machine with greater than 1,200 lbs. daily capacity
This recommendation is formulated
based on data collected from extensive in-house and outside testing, as
well as feedback and data collected from customers since 2002.
Handling and Care
The Ice Wand™ requires no special
handling procedure. It does not
contain any carcinogenic or toxic by-products; therefore, spent Ice Wand™
can be safely disposed of along with normal trash.
For Ice Cube Machines With Water
Carbon pre-filters in water line
going into the ice cube machines are commonly designed to remove chlorine
to improve the taste of ice cubes.
However, removing the chlorine and exposing this water to
contaminated environment may lead to increased mold and slime growth
rate. Therefore, the use of Ice
Wand™ is highly complementary with filter usage as the Ice
Wand™ will inhibit the growth of slime and mold.
Commercial Introduction: 2002