The Ice Wand™ allows us to go far beyond the standard food service sanitation requirements to create an even safer, cleaner, beverage preparation area with better tasting ice cubes.

- President of a Southeast Regional Restaurant Chain





Product Description

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 Ice Wand™

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 machine.

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 clogging.


Replacement frequency:

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 Filtration System:

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           


The following illustrations indicate typical Ice Wand installation locations:

Insert the Ice Wand™ where the arrow indicates in each of the following machine types:


In certain areas where the water contains sulfides, the Ice Wand requires additional water treatment to work effectively.

© Copyright 2006 Streamline Capital, Inc.  Apyron Technologies is a venture of Streamline Capital, Inc.  All rights reserved.