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An ice cream machine using less energy than a light bulb? A bright idea!

Fwipping the switch on energy consumption

From investing in renewable energy sources like solar panels all the way to sourcing key ingredients locally in an attempt to reduce ‘food miles’, climate-conscious consumers are hungrier than ever for sustainable and responsibly-sourced food products.

As hospitality, retail and leisure businesses begin to open again, many are looking at ways to innovate as well as keep their emissions and energy costs down.  

Energy efficient solutions

Since food production is responsible for about a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions (Big Hospitality), many food-focused businesses have been switching to more energy efficient solutions – without negatively impacting the consumer.

The Portobello needs about 5% of the energy of a soft serve machine

While the biggest emitters, the big brand supermarkets, are able to roll out sustainable solutions across multiple locations and see instant results – for smaller retailers and franchise owners, more sustainable energy solutions can be expensive and less viable to implement. 

This is especially true for convenience stores that are increasingly reliant on power-hungry in-store vending machines.  

Same consumption as a light bulb

You might be surprised to hear that a fwip machine can actually reduce your energy consumption compared to more traditional ice cream vending units. 

We recently compared the annual energy consumption of the Portobello ice cream machine and freezer with other ice cream and frozen drinks solutions. We are very pleased with the results! fwip's energy consumption is just 1,269 kwh per year which is approximately:

  • 50% less energy than a traditional impulse ice cream unit, 
  • 90% less energy than a scoop display unit, or frozen drinks machine, 
  • A whopping 95%+ less energy than a traditional soft-serve machine,
  • The same energy consumption as a single light bulb.

So why not upgrade to fwip and start saving energy today?

Getting a taste of the action

We have several options for you to choose from depending on the type of business you run and the space you have available.

A scoop display unit needs 9 times as much energy as a fwip

All solutions have the same things in common: speedy service, simple install, easy maintenance and very tasty profits!

Self-serve, staff-serve or flexi-serve?

Please check out our business solutions pages for more information: Retail, Cafes & Restaurants, Leisure & Entertainment and Catering.

Or, just get in touch.

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