|Posted by Lilly on April 3, 2012 at 12:00 AM|
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First and foremost, you are not crazy, and I am not illiterate. The word "cartonomy" doesn't exist, so I'm adopting it to now mean the science that is the diversity of Italian Ice carts. We'll go into the many different types of carts, their functions and uses, along with the pros and cons of each. This is a three-part lesson, broken out into the three most popularly used carts. We'll cover the electric, the cold plate and the non-refrigerated carts.
Today, we begin our study of the Electric Cart. Please take notes.
The electric Italian Ice vending cart is a unit that comes in various sizes and which is fully electric. It has a heavy duty cord and plugs into an electrical outlet. Youi set the temperature dial to your desired scooping temperature. It is a "set it and forget it" unit. They come in small to very large sizes, have an onboard compressor, like your standard home freezer. But, of course, they are UL and NSF rated to be used outdoors.
Who Uses Electric Vending Carts?
These carts are used by any vendor who attends events where electricity in the form of a dedicated outlet or generator hookup will be provided. They can also be used indoors, making them ideal for catered jobs, like indoor school functions, private parties and company events.
So, a vendor would need to assess where they plan to sell their Italian Ice in order to determine if this electricity-dependent model would be more useful to them longterm. Perhaps, you are thinking of only going into indoor catering events or can be assured of electricity nearby at outdoor events. Then the electric cart may be the way to go, but it's not usually the beginning operator's choice of cart. However, as a side note, if the unit were to break down or if you wanted to use it as a non-refrigerated model, this can be done via the use of dry ice or reuseable cold plates. Though you would be toting around a very heavy non-refrigerated cart, dry ice or reuseable cold plates could prevent the loss of sales.
The Non-Refrigerated Vending Cart