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ProfitSee

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Suitable for an Italian Ice Pushcart? Sat, 10/27/12 9:57 AM (permalink)
I will be starting an Italian Ice Pushcart Spring 2013. Was wondering if this will work just as good as any other pushcart(nelson cart etc) in regards of it staying cold for about 8 hours unplugged.
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    ProfitSee

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    Re:Suitable for an Italian Ice Pushcart? Sun, 10/28/12 7:59 PM (permalink)
    Can I get some assistance? The freezer is NSF certified for food service applications.
     
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      THE WILD DOG

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      Re:Suitable for an Italian Ice Pushcart? Mon, 10/29/12 2:34 AM (permalink)
       it needs to stay FROZEN for more than 8 hours unplugged, have you contacted the manfan to find out this info ?
       
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        Linairs

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        Re:Suitable for an Italian Ice Pushcart? Tue, 10/30/12 12:42 PM (permalink)
        Is it cold plate?  If not, I would doubt it.  
        If the top is glass you will get a lot of melting if any sunlight hits it.  I have a  trailer and  light coming through the window softens my ice cream where it hits.
         
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          ProfitSee

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          Re:Suitable for an Italian Ice Pushcart? Tue, 10/30/12 7:03 PM (permalink)
          I haven't contacted the manufacturer.
          I don't think it has cold plates.
          It is just a regular glass top sliding door freezer. I'll have an umbrella in hopes of it being directly over the freezer...of course it also depends on where the sun is or going to be.
           
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            Linairs

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            Re:Suitable for an Italian Ice Pushcart? Tue, 10/30/12 8:43 PM (permalink)
            I sell ice cream in Tennessee and it would not work for me.  If you're selling you'll be opening the top all the time, letting the cold out.  Buy a Honda generator.  And have something solid to cover the top with when necessary.  The glass top can be a good thing if people want to see your product.  Which, for some reason, they do.
             
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              ProfitSee

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              Re:Suitable for an Italian Ice Pushcart? Wed, 10/31/12 6:40 AM (permalink)
              ^I see that as being no different from using a regular push cart in regards to the top being opened a lot releasing cold air. How much is a basic generator enough to operate this? I'm not too fond of the generator idea as that it is two more expenses, generator itself, though it's a one time purchase but more importantly the gas to operate it.
               
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                chefbuba

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                Re:Suitable for an Italian Ice Pushcart? Wed, 10/31/12 10:07 AM (permalink)
                First off, where are you located, and what does the healthe dept require?
                Ice chest or mechanical refrigeration? You need to do a bit more research.
                 
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                  ProfitSee

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                  Re:Suitable for an Italian Ice Pushcart? Wed, 10/31/12 10:32 AM (permalink)
                  There aren't too many particular guidelines for Italian Ice pushcart in my area.
                   
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