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The Newest Advancement in Food Safety: The SafeIce Purification System from Ice-O-Matic!

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The Newest Advancement in Food Safety: The SafeIce Purification System From Ice-O-Matic! Since 1952, Ice-O-Matic has been revolutionizing the ice machine industry with innovative features that make customer’s lives easier. Nowadays, the trend continues. This American company, and proud partner of Memphis Ice since the 1980s, has pushed the boundaries of commercial ice machines again with the SafeIce Purification System …

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Your Refrigerator’s Ice Machine: Ten Steps To Clean Your Ice Maker and Water Dispenser

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Your Refrigerator’s Ice Machine: Ten Steps to Clean Your Ice Maker and Water Dispenser When’s the last time you thoroughly inspected and cleaned your refrigerator? Our money’s on a while. Most people never think to check the cleanliness of fridges and freezers. They’re cold! How nasty could they be?  Well, it turns out, it can get pretty nasty. But that’s …

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The Filthy, Grimy, and Natural Truth: How To Prevent Slime In an Ice Machine

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The Filthy, Grimy, and Natural Truth: How To Prevent Slime in an Ice Machine Slime and mold growth, just like ice, is perfectly natural. But that doesn’t mean it’s all sunshine and rainbows in your ice machine. In fact, it could be dark, damp, and filled with bacteria.  Nobody wants a dirty ice machine. And no customers want moldy, slimy …

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Learn the Common Food Service Lingo Used in Kitchens Across America: Why Do Restaurants Say 86, Cupcaking? (And Other Curious Etymology)

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Learn the Common Foodservice Lingo Used in Kitchens Across America: Why Do Restaurants Say 86, Cupcaking? (And Other Curious Etymology) Learn something new every day. Why do restaurants say 86? Restaurant workers say 86, or 86’d, because a menu item is no longer available. The idea here is this: rather than saying something is out of stock and cannot be …

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Commercial Ice Machines: 3 Key Steps for Summertime Success

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Commercial Ice Machines: 3 Key Steps for Summertime SuccessSummertime in the South means live music, patio dining with your pup, and ice-cold beverages to stay cool. While you kick your feet up and relax, however, somewhere behind the scenes an ice machine is working its hardest!  The summer months are the most taxing on our cold concoction-perfecting machines. For the …

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Ask the Experts: What’s the Difference Between Air-Cooled and Water-Cooled Ice Machines?

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Ask the Experts: What’s the Difference Between Air-Cooled and Water-Cooled Ice Machines?When it comes to choosing the best commercial ice machine for your business, there’s a lot to consider. From ice size to production volume, your ice machine must have all of the features and capabilities you need for success. Not only that, you want to maximize value while minimizing …

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Gourmet Ice for the Gourmet Professional

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Gourmet Ice for the Gourmet ProfessionalWHAT IS GOURMET ICE?Gourmet ice, sometimes referred to as “top hat ice,” “octagon shaped ice,” or simply “fancy ice,” is a unique treat designed for upscale restaurants, impressive banquet halls, and bars that want a competitive edge. You can quickly identify gourmet ice by its smooth, crystal clear shape and spot it swimming in a …

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5 Sustainable Solutions for Saving Money with a Commercial Ice Machine

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5 Sustainable Solutions for Saving Money with a Commercial Ice MachineIt’s no secret that the hospitality industry has taken a hit. With restaurant restrictions, labor shortages, and continuous bouts of uncertainty, many business owners in the hospitality industry are turning inwards to seek ways to reduce spending and limit overhead costs.  It’s easy to assume that turning off the ice …

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Ask the Experts: Why Are My Ice Cubes Smaller Than Normal?

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Ask The Experts: Why Are My Ice Cubes Smaller Than Normal?For us ice machine aficionados, it doesn’t get much worse than a powerful machine churning out small, hollow cubes. They shatter upon impact. They melt instantly. And they don’t do a darn thing for drinks, your customers, or your business. Thankfully, this common problem has a handful of easy fixes. …

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Ask the Experts: Why Isn’t My Ice Machine Producing as Much Ice as It Normally Does?

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Ask The Experts: Why Isn’t My Ice Machine Producing As Much Ice As It Normally Does?It’s almost 6 o’clock, reservations are booked to the brim, and you can feel the night’s rush beginning to simmer. Behind the scenes, your ice machine is grinding away at a sluggish pace, not producing nearly enough ice to meet your needs for the evening. …