DCS was founded in 1989 by the leading appliance engineers and designers in the country. Leveraging their expertise in high end cooking equipment, DCS entered the commercial cooking market with high-performance, heavy-duty ranges, convection ovens, broilers, griddles, and countertops for the foodservice industry. They expanded into a full line of commercial quality ranges. Developing the next generation of ultra high-end, professional-style cooking equipment for the home. In October 2004, Fisher & Paykel Appliances acquired DCS. Fisher & Paykel, seen as the innovator in the appliance industry, has state of the art manufacturing facilities in New Zealand and Australia. The Fisher & Paykel brand is a household name in Australia and New Zealand, and a premium brand delivering innovative design and technology to over 40 countries worldwide. Today, working from their 300,000+ square foot headquarters and factory in Huntington Beach, California, Fisher & Paykel and DCS continue to redefine the standard for high- end, commercial quality cooking equipment in kitchens and decks around the world. In North America DCS is sold through a network of over 2,500 storefronts and supported by over 1,500 service organizations.
This outdoor ice maker provides a seemingly limitless supply of ice on tap for any occasion--up to 35 pounds of clear ice a day. Its brushed stainless steel finish adds a level of sophistication to any space.
This ice maker is unique in forming ice. It uses fractional freezing to form a slab of ice that is clear and has less mineral content than the water it is produced from. This is accomplished by running water over the cold evaporator plate which gradually freezes the water to produce the ice slab. Mineral deposits are left in the reservoir.
When the ice slab reaches the correct thickness determined by the temperature of the evaporator plate, the electronic control switches to the harvest cycle to harvest the ice. During the harvest cycle, the ice slab falls from the evaporator to the ice grid cutter. Here, the ice slab is cut into 3/4" squares by the grid cutter's heated wires. During the harvest cycle, the drain valve will remain open for 45 seconds to drain the reservoir of remaining deposits. After that, the water valve will open for two minutes providing two quarts of water to the reservoir for the next production cycle.
The ice maker will keep producing ice until the ice maker's bin is full and will restart automatically when ice needs to be replenished in the bin.