New Ice Cream Equipment VS Used Ice Cream Equipment



What's the difference between buying new and used/reconditioned ice cream equipment?




New Ice Cream Equipment

Full Selections

One of the main benefits of buying new is that you get a full selection of machines. That means you can find the right machine for your specific needs. It's important to find the right balance between under and over utilization.



Used/Reconditioned Ice Cream Equipment

Trust Is A Factor

If you search for used equipment online then we must warn you: Buyer beware. Make sure you're buying from a reputable distributor and they don't leave you high and dry when it breaks. You have to trust who you buy from.




A Soft Serve Unit Is An Investment

More importantly, this equipment is the centerpiece of your frozen dessert operation. It needs to be dependable in performance and efficiency and it needs to produce a product that meets your quality standards on a consistent basis. Remember, your customers don’t care what you invested. They only care about their experience when they visit. Your equipment plays a huge part in that experience.

Here at Sentry we do two things—sell and service the Electro Freeze brand of frozen dessert equipment. We are the experts in the market with over 40 years in the industry. As such, we recognize the importance of offering reconditioned equipment. But we also know that it has to be sold and reconditioned the “Sentry Way”. Therefore, all or our reconditioned frozen dessert equipment comes with:

  • Full Cosmetic Recondition
  • Full Mechanical Recondition from our Factory Trained Technicians
  • Delivery, Installation and Start up from our Sentry Team
  • Our Full Line of Consultation Services
  • Full 1 Year Parts and Labor Warranty 






What is Reconditioned vs Used?

A used machine is something you buy off the internet or from another operator selling their equipment. The equipment is “as is” and buying as such is a huge risk. It could cost thousands of dollars in repairs just to get the machine operational.

Additionally, we have seen customers waste their investment by purchasing a machine with the wrong type/model machine or the wrong electrical phase. Our reconditioned equipment is a completely different experience as it includes all the value added components mentioned above.

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New Equipment - Pro's




First Owner Privilege

A sense of confidence and reassurance, you are the first owner.




Full Warranty

You get the full warranty when you buy new. If anything goes wrong, you're covered.

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New Technology

When you buy new, you get the latest and greatest improvement in ice cream making technology.




Peace of Mind

You have comfort in the performance, support, efficiency and process of buying the machine.


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Used/Reconditioned Equipment - Pro's

(if bought through Sentry)


1 Year Parts and Labor

We cover 1 year parts and labor on used equipment when bought through us.




Hands On Training

We train you and your staff on the operation and maintenance of the machines.


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Full Line of Consultation Services

We don't just sell you a machine and forget about you.




Startup Help

We help you get your store up and running.

We Have A Machine To Meet Your Frozen Dessert Demands

Electro Freeze GES 5400

GES 5400

Highest capacity freezer on the market for soft serve.

GES 5400

GES 5099 x600

GES 5099

2 flavor twist machine great for any establishment.

Learn More About The GES 5400



9 Favor soft serve machine that delivers extreme flexibility.

Learn More About The Fuzionate 9 Flavor System

SLX 500

SLX 500

Slimline gravity fed soft serve machine with a 22" wide footprint.

Learn More About The SLX 500

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New VS Used/Reconditioned - Cons

New Equipment - Cons

  • Price

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Used/Reconditioned Equipment - Cons

  • Buyer Beware
  • Limited / No Warranty
  • Wrong Machine
  • No Frills


What is the price of your reconditioned equipment?

  • Prices vary based on machine type, age and availability. Please contact us for more specific pricing.

Do your reconditioned machines come with training and consultation?

  • Of course. Our success is your success. Therefore it is our job to make sure we provide our complete line of consultation services whether you buy from our new or reconditioned line.

Can you finance your reconditioned equipment?

  • Yes. We have finance programs for both our new and reconditioned machines.

Do you provide a warranty with your reconditioned equipment?

  • Yes. Our full warranty covers everything on the machine. If you are considering purchasing a frozen dessert machine and “new” may not be in your budget, let us know. Our reconditioned
  • line along with everything else we provide with the equipment can help you create the profit center you need to make your investment a success.

Sentry Equipment…..Success Starts Here!

Call Us At: 856-853-1967

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Have A Question About Any Of Our Equipment


If there is specific information that you are seeking and you couldn't find it on this page or in one of the links, contact us.


We'll be delighted to field any questions about frozen dessert equipment.

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