From high-end restaurants to crowded bars to small town diners, serving ice cold beverages is made simple with the right soda dispenser. The high profit margins, quick-dispensing convenience, and large variety of flavor options make soda dispensers a favorite for both owners and guests.
Countertop Soda Machines
Countertop dispensers are the ideal choice for front-of-house, self-serve operations.
Drop-In Soda Machines
Drop-in dispensers are perfect for bartenders and servers, dispensing below countertop-level.
The primary advantage of a lever-activated dispenser is its hands-free, sanitary push function.
Cup directly contacts lever for minimal contamination
Rocking motion reduces spills by guiding the cup to the dispensing valve
Increased Customization Options for Soda Dispensers
Some soda machine models include what's known as a "Flavor Shot" feature, which allows customers to add shots of tasty flavors to their soft drinks. This feature gives guests the freedom to customize their drink however they prefer with the provided flavor shots, opening up thousands of unique flavor combinations.
Look for soda dispenser models with multiple valves and flavor shot options, allowing for nearly unlimited customization. In addition to the large amount of flavor options, these machines are compact and often around the same size as a standard beverage dispenser.
Soda Machine LED Lighting and Signage
A great way to increase traffic and advertise specific flavors or brands is to choose a machine that features LED lighting. Many models feature light-up graphics to help draw attention to its refreshing flavors, and some can even be customized to advertise featured beverage brands or your company's signage.
Unavailable with the drop-in style of soda machines, ice dispensers feed ice from the ice bin directly to the cup. The size of your machine directly correlates to the weight limit and capacity of your ice bin.
When choosing a machine, it’s important to consider this and analyze what size is suitable for your beverage center setup. Will your countertop support the maximum weight of the ice-filled machine? How much ice do you expect to use and will your preferred size effectively support this?
Whichever variant of ice you choose to add to your dispenser depends on your ice machine and which shape(s) it produces. If you’re looking to broaden your ice-supplying options with shapes like nugget, gourmet, or Chewblet, consider adding a unique ice machine to complement your soda fountain. Our ice machine buying guide is the perfect resource to help you choose the right machine for your setup.
ADA Compliance and Soda Machines
Another thing to consider when purchasing a commercial soda machine is who the primary users will be. In the case of a front-of-house self-serve machine, it's important to accommodate the possibility of customers with disabilities or restrictions. When shopping for machines, look for those that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Most ADA compliant machines feature special extra-long dispensing lever arms, allowing easier operation and dispensing for those who might have trouble reaching standard machines.
Mild Detergents and Soaps
We offer a wide variety of dish washing soaps and detergents to help make the cleaning process a breeze. Allowing components to soak in a solution of warm water and detergent will help soften and remove built-up syrup residue, keeping your machine sanitary and safe for use.
Soft Bristle Brushes or Soft Scrub Pads
Using a soft sponge or scrub pad ensures you can quickly remove any stains on the exterior of your machine without creating scratches that trap bacteria and dirt. Soft bristle brushes are perfect for cleaning parts with hard-to-reach crevasses that collect residue, such as the diffusers and nozzles.
Follow up your scrubbing and rinsing with a soft, absorbent microfiber cloth to remove any remaining residue, soap solution, or warm water. Our selection of microfiber cleaning towels allows you to choose a variety of sizes and colors to suit your individual needs.