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The Pellet Ice Maker For The Home: The UGC Pearl Ice Machine from Ice-O-Matic

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The Pellet Ice Maker For The Home: The UGC Pearl Ice Machine From Ice-O-MaticPellet ice goes by many names, as do pellet ice maker products. Here at Memphis Ice, we refer to it as pearl ice. What you call it doesn’t change the fact that this ice is unique and arguably better for cooling and enjoying than traditional cube ice.  …

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Ice Maker Not Making Ice? Try These Five Simple Steps

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Ice Maker Not Making Ice? Try These Five Simple StepsIs your ice maker not making ice? There are few feelings as frustrating as walking up to your refrigerator or dedicated ice maker, pressing your cup up against the lever, and hearing a faint but telltale “brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr” sound. You’re supposed to get ice. Instead, you get nothing. Or, worse yet, there’s …

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Is Ice Bad For You? An Overview of Ice Safety, Nutrition, and Application

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IS ICE BAD FOR YOU? AN OVERVIEW OF ICE SAFETY, NUTRITION, and APPLICATIONIce is food. It needs to be treated as such! Do you forget to wipe down your prep area before and during the big rush? What about your kitchen counter after a nice meal? Of course not. That same level of routine and consistency needs to be applied …

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Ask the Experts: How Many Watts Does A Refrigerator Use? And Four More Answers to Common Cold Questions

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ASK THE EXPERTS:How Many Watts Does A Refrigerator Use? And Four More Answers to Common Cold QuestionsThere’s a lot of information out there about modern refrigeration. There are even more questions! We’re asked quite a few of them as we work with our community and customers, repairing and maintaining refrigeration equipment. That’s why we focused on these five common questions …

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It’s Time to Winterize: What You Need to Know to Clean and Prepare Your Ice Maker for Winter

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It’s Time to Winterize:What You Need to Know to Clean and Prepare Your Ice Maker for WinterWinter is coming. If your refrigerator, freezer, or ice maker is outdoors, you need to prepare for the upcoming temperature drop. Side note: consider bringing your refrigeration indoors all year round. We understand space can be limited, but controlled environments will extend the life …

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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 on …

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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 DispenserWhen’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 what …

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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 MachineSlime 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 ice …

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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 …