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  • Durable, stainless steel front with anodized aluminum sides and interior
  • (4) heavy-duty, wire shelves
  • Hardens up to 20 standard 3 gallon cans of freshly made ice cream
  • Standard electronic controls
  • 208V


Master-Bilt Ice Cream Hardening Cabinets

Master-Bilt Ice Cream Hardening Cabinets

Hi, I'm Chris Bennett, Technical Service Manager for Master-Bilt. Today I would like to discuss a few things that will help the efficiency and operations of your ice cream hardening case. One periodic check that can be easily done is taking your hand and going along the outer edge of the door to make sure there's no air leaking through the gasket. Go all the way around the door—each side and along the bottom, and then the top as well. After doing that, you can open the door, fully exposing the gasket, then you can look for any tears or abnormalities in the gasket. Also, when the door closes, you should hear it make the seal. This particular model is also equipped with an inner-door which will help with the efficiency. You also want to make sure that they are operating as they should and closing properly. There's a magnet on the inner of the door that connects that is supposed to close the door. As you can see, this one is working perfectly. This particular case has a wide range of operating temperatures. It can be operated from 0 to -37 degrees. Some store owners feel the need to adjust the temperature to further optimize the performance of their case for their particular needs. This is easily done by adjusting the temperature on the electronic control. It is done by holding the "I" button down until the set point is the same, and it is adjusted by the "up" key or the "down" key. Once the desired set point is reached, you remove your hand from the "I" button and it is now set. A visual inspection of the evaporator coils should be performed as well. You can do this easily with the help of a flashlight. If there is debris found on the fan guards, simply remove the debris and wipe down the fan guards. If the evaporator itself appears to need cleaning, you more than likely need to contact your service technician. And for technical assistance, there's a sticker on the inside of the key with a 1-800 number. It's located on the top left of the case. One of the things you can do is keep your condenser coil clean. On this particular model, the coil is easily accessible from the rear of the cabinet. Cleaning under the coil can easily be done using a normal, everyday brush, and brushing the dirt and debris down and away from the coil. Keep in mind that the unit does need to be off during this process. As the air intake goes through the coil, you'll want to brush the debris out. One procedure that is commonly overlooked during installation is the removal of the shipping blocks that are placed under the compressor. Upon installation, the half-inch nuts need to be loosened and the shipping blocks removed for operation. Thank you for viewing today's video, we hope that is was very informational. If additional assistance is needed, please dial 1-800-684-8988 and one of our technical service members will be glad to assist you.

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Master-Bilt's line of ice cream hardening cases are easy to own and operate. Check out this video for tips on how to customize the case for the needs of your particular business and how to perform regular upkeep that ensures long-lasting performance.

Master-Bilt IHC-27 Specs
Width 31 Inches
Depth 36 Inches
Height 82 Inches
Amps 7.4 Amps
Hertz 60 Hertz
Phase 1 Phase
Voltage 208 Volts
Capacity 19 cu. ft.
Compressor Location Top Mounted
Door Style Swing
Door Type Solid
Horsepower 1 HP
Number of Doors 1
Number of Shelves 4 Shelves
Refrigerant Type R-404A
Sections 1
Temperature Range -30 - 0 Degrees F
Total Container Capacity 20 Cans

Customer questions about this product

Can this item fit through a standard height 80" doorway?
Due to the height of this item, it may not be able to fit through a standard 80" tall doorway when standing upright. Please consider the best means of entry before purchasing, or measure your entryway to ensure that you will be able to bring your order inside if the item cannot be carried on its side.
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Master-Bilt IHC-27 Details

Safely store your ice cream without worrying about melted product with this Master Bilt IHC-27 ice cream hardening and holding cabinet! Made with a durable, stainless steel front and anodized aluminum sides and interior, this ice cream hardening and holding cabinet can harden up to (20) 3 gallon cans of freshly made ice cream.

Thanks to its top mounted compressor design, this ice cream hardening and holding cabinet provides even more storage space than comparably sized freezers. It also requires less frequent cleaning and servicing, which helps reduce service costs and down time.

The Master-Bilt IHC-27 features a powerful 1 hp compressor that uses R404-a refrigerant to maintain temperatures between 0 to -30 degrees Fahrenheit. Its self-closing door is designed with a convenient 90 degree hold open feature for easier loading and unloading of ice cream tubs. Two staggered height insulated half doors inside the unit help maintain internal temperatures and enhance the unit's overall energy efficiency. Four heavy duty epoxy coated shelves are included to help you better organize the hardening cabinet's storage space. This ice cream hardening / holding cabinet requires a 208V electrical connection.

Overall Dimensions
Width: 31"
Depth: 36"
Height: 82"

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  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • UL US & Canada

    UL US & Canada

    This item has been tested and meets safety standards imposed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for use in the United States of America and Canada.

  • 6-15P


    This unit comes with a NEMA 6-15P plug.

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Warranty Info

RESIDENTIAL USERS: Vendor assumes no liability for parts or labor coverage for component failure or other damages resulting from installation in non-commercial or residential applications. The right is reserved to deny shipment for residential usage; if this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible.

Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Master Bilt IHC-27 19 Cu. Ft. One Section Ice Cream Hardening and Holding Cabinet - 208V

    5.0 stars from 1 review


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