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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 …

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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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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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New From Ice-O-Matic: The CIM Series Modular Cube Ice Machine—Available Now!

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NEW From Ice-O-Matic: The CIM Series Modular Cube Ice Machine—Available Now!Whether you prefer full or half ice cubes, we help you select the appropriate equipment for your capacity, preferences, and needs. In this blog, learn about the CIM series modular cube ice machine, why it’s worth investing in, and how you can get one today. The CIM Series Modular Cube …

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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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Ask the Experts: Should I Rent or Buy an Ice Machine?

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Ask the Experts: Should I Rent or Buy an Ice Machine?At Memphis Ice, we know how important ice machines are to your business. You deserve a clear, expert explanation of the differences between renting and buying your ice machine. That’s why we’ve compiled this blog to help you decide whether renting or buying is right for you!  This isn’t an …