Arctic Griddle is planning on releasing a new square pan-top version of our machines this year. It will also feature multiple new internal sensors and continuously variable valves, which will give the machines a host of new benefits over the existing machines currently on the market. I will have a post on all of these improvements in the near future.
We had hoped to be in production with these new machines by now but we have hit an issue in getting the needed parts. Several of the parts we need we can only get from China and the coronavirus has shutdown the factories. We hope that the shutdown will be short and we will be able to get the required parts, but we have no guarantees. As a result, we are working on a contingency plan but do not know when we will be able to resume production.
Because of these delays, we will likely be backlogged again during this pre-summer busy season. We recommend that if you are planning on purchasing machines in the next few months, please give us a heads up and let us know when you will need them. You don't have to put down money but we will put you on our production list so we can best meet everyone's desired schedule.
As far as our machines from last year, our AG-1000 and AG-1010 machines, we are down to just a couple units left in stock. We are holding on to the remaining units for our existing customers and for emergencies. If you are an existing customer or have an immediate need let us know and we will try to work with you.