We’re Your Commercial Refrigeration Repair Experts

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We’re Your Commercial Refrigeration Repair ExpertsIs your refrigerator running? If so, you’d better catch it! If not, it’s time to give us a call.  If you’re someone who runs or operates a commercial kitchen, you know broken or poorly performing appliances are no joke. Your ice machines, refrigerators, and freezers are crucial to the success of your business. Without them, …

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How Much Ice Does My Commercial Kitchen Need?

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How Much Ice Does My Commercial Kitchen Need?Let’s imagine you’re sitting at your favorite restaurant about to order a drink. Maybe an iced tea with a fresh squeeze of lemon, or maybe it’s time for something a little stronger. On the rocks, of course. Now let’s imagine the drink you ordered is served at room temperature. That cool, refreshing flavor …

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What’s The Freezing Point?

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What’s The Freezing Point?Ice is made up of two ingredients: water and cold temperatures. On a basic level, this is true. But there are several fascinating factors that surround freezing water, and a few exceptions to the rule that make for a fun experiment.  So, if you’ve ever wondered how temperature affects the formation of ice, why some ice is …

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How Does A Flake Ice Machine Work?

Olivia Marcy Ice Machine, Ice Types, Ice Uses

How Does A Flake Ice Machine Work?If you’re keeping score at home, you’ll notice we’ve talked a lot about flake ice lately. From how it’s used to what it can do for your business, we’ve covered almost every aspect of flake ice with one exception: how flake ice is made. What processes go on behind the scenes to create those …

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Why Chip Ice is the Cold Standard

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Why Chip Ice is the Cold StandardIt’s powdery, thin, and super flaky. It’s probably not the ice you add to your everyday drink, but chip ice is critically important to many industries. So what’s the best use for chip ice? How is chip ice different from crushed ice? And who is using chip ice on a daily basis? We’re here …

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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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One Man Revolutionized How We Live: The History of the Ice Trade

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ONE MAN REVOLUTIONIZED HOW WE LIVE: THE HISTORY OF THE ICE TRADEFor most of human history, ice was a luxury. Ancient civilizations in China, India, and Europe gathered ice from mountain tops and shallow basins. The rich and powerful didn’t use ice for what we primarily use it for now—preservation. Rather they used it solely as a treat. Ice was …

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How Did Antique Iceboxes Work?

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How Did Antique Iceboxes Work?An antique icebox is a special piece of modern history. Without its success in the 19th century, we probably wouldn’t be here! This 150-year-old and counting device kept food cold and safe to eat. And it looked dang good as it did.  Nowadays, the antique icebox is just that—an antique. Enthusiasts love, collect, repair, and showcase …

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How Is Ice Made Commercially? How a Dedicated Ice Machine is Different From Your Home Ice Maker

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HOW IS ICE MADE COMMERCIALLY? HOW A DEDICATED ICE MACHINE IS DIFFERENT FROM YOUR HOME ICE MAKERThe process of making ice is a simple one. Grab a container, fill it with some water, and plop it in the freezer. In a few hours, you’ll have ice!  That’s all fine and good. In some cases, it gets the job done. That’s …