"IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM EMERY
If the large EMERY THOMPSON
nameplate on the front of the machine is black and silver,
you should pass on this purchase. If the
BLUE AND SILVER,
call us...you might have found a good buy!
I am convinced that e bay
is the place where you sell all that junk your wife told you to get out of the
garage! No, we’re not selling batch freezers on eBay. If you are considering
purchasing a used machine on eBay, take care - these machines are
used and so may not be up to our usual high quality standard. If you
want true Emery Thompson quality, BUY NEW! Here are some stories
that we’ve heard from customers who bought used Emery Thompson Batch
Freezers on eBay.
Up until Carpigiani Corporation of
Bologna, Italy took over Electro-Freeze in 2003, Emery
Thompson was the sole manufacturer of the Electro-Freeze
line of batch freezers. With this takeover 6 years ago
we no longer build the Electro-Freeze batch freezers.
purchased a batch freezer from Electro-Freeze any time
during the past 23 years, it was manufactured at Emery
Thompson’s factory but to Electro-Freeze’s
specifications and standards.
and FT-2 Electro-Freeze machines were built by us for
Electro-Freeze. However, it cannot be said that they are
Emery Thompson batch freezers. The Electro-Freeze
machines were built to their specifications using
condensing units and motors that were manufactured in
Mexico. Emery Thompson uses only Copeland Corporation
Condensing Units made in Sidney, Ohio. Emery Thompson
feels strongly that American manufacturers need to
support other Made In The U.S.A. manufacturers. Emery
Thompson batch freezers are 100% Made In The U.S.A. .
not recommend your purchasing someone else’s used
machinery. Like a used car, you don’t know how it was
handled or maintained. A used machine does not come with
any kind or warranty, training or factory support. Just
like buying a used car, it may look good on the outside,
but you don’t know anything about how it was treated!
You certainly wouldn’t buy a used car without driving it
and then having it checked out by a qualified
mechanic. Would you buy a used batch freezer from a
photograph on e-Bay and with some stranger’s word that
“it’s in great shape?” Of course not! Your batch freezer
is the very core of your business operations. It doesn’t
make good business sense to gamble your $200,000.00
business on an old, used, $6,ooo.oo bargain!
A woman had an old batch
freezer (vintage 1940) that had just plain worn out. She tried a new Italian
made machine built by a company with an American name. It just wouldn’t produce
her style of ice cream. She called us for help. We convinced her that the way
to go was with an Emery Thompson. She then proceeded to buy a 1980 machine on E
bay. She bought it sight unseen and not even knowing what the operating
voltage requirements were. Would you buy a used car without at least kicking the
CAUTION! IF THE BATCH FREEZER
(ANY BRAND) YOU ARE CONSIDERING BUYING USED WAS BUILT
BEFORE 1996, IT IS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH NEW FOOD
AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) GUIDELINES.
called us and said “The beater is missing.”
That’s the heart of the machine.
They never wear out. But, the replacement
part for this customer will
We often hear “This machine looks great!”
The only problem is the age of the
machine - It left our factory brand new in 1949
OLD ICE CREAM MACHINES WERE
BUILT WITH AN INDUSTRY APPROVED METAL CALLED “DAIRY METAL OR WHITE METAL.”
DAIRY METAL IS A STAINLESS MATERIAL BUT IT CONTAINS UP TO 4% LEAD FOR
STRENGTH. EMERY THOMPSON REMOVED THIS METAL FROM ALL ITS MACHINES
OVER 15 YEARS AGO.
“Only used one season”
Problem here it’s been in someone’s garage for the past 16 years! And why would
you put a “perfectly good” piece of machinery in your garage for all that time?
“The machine is missing the
Who buys an ice cream machine with the freezing cylinder
missing?? This machine is worthless.
NEW EMERY THOMPSON’S ARE BUILT WITH CAST STAINLESS STEEL DASHERS, FRONT DOORS
AND DRIVE COMPONENTS.
“The machine was built in
1938 and has no condensing unit."
The condensing unit is what makes the machine
cold. Back in 1938 machines were built with the compressor separate from the
batch freezer. To buy and install a new condensing unit will cost this owner
about $4,600.00. And then, today’s higher pressure condensing units can blow an
old (lower pressure) freezing cylinder apart.
“I’ve had it for six years”
Yeah, but how long did the person you bought it from have it?
“The machine I bought is
Three phase electric. How do I convert it to single phase?”
You need to buy a
new drive motor, a new condensing unit, new electric starters and contactors and
then have an electrician rewire the entire machine. Single phase will run
anywhere in America. Three phase will only run at three phase locations. Phase
converters DO NOT work on our batch freezers due to the very large motors we use
and the increasing load on the motor as you make ice cream or ices.
AN EMERY THOMPSON DASHER CAN
BE DROPPED FROM THE ROOF OF YOUR BUILDING AND ALL THAT WILL HAPPEN IS IT WILL
DENT YOUR PARKING LOT
“My refrigeration man says I
need a new condenser coil. This machine was stored in the previous owner’s
Being subjected to below freezing temperatures, it froze up the
internal workings of the batch freezer – just like a car radiator without
anti-freeze. This machine is fully contaminated, the internal pipes are broken
and is suitable only as a boat anchor!
“The freezing cylinder
frosts up all the way around – except in one spot.”
This is called a “dead spot”
– caused by pouring near boiling water into the cylinder to clean it out. A real
NO NO in frozen dessert machines. This machine will now take twice as long to
produce ice cream or ices.
Carpigiani Batch Freezer/Pasteurizer" - $40,000 used - 2008 new -
seller "suddenly went out of business."
In my opinion this is crazy! With an Emery Thompson, they would have
only spent $16,700!!
Like I said – BUYER BEWARE!!
These are real life
comments from customers who bought on eBay. We build the world’s best and
longest lasting batch freezer, but do you really want to risk the $150,000+
that you’re investing in your new store on an old piece of equipment??
Again, If you are considering purchasing a used machine on eBay, take
care - these machines are used and so may not be up to our usual high quality
standard. If you want true Emery Thompson quality, BUY NEW!
Gem of a Used Machine - a 60 Year Old Emery Thompson!
Note the flowers; they must be getting it ready for the
IN THE U.S.A.”
KEEP AMERICAN JOBS IN AMERICA