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Commercial Ice Maker Comparison: Ice-O-Matic vs Manitowoc Ice Machines

Olivia Marcy Buying An Ice Machine, Ice Machine, Ice Types, Ice-O-Matic

Commercial Ice Maker Comparison: Ice-O-Matic vs Manitowoc Ice MachinesIf you’re researching commercial ice machines, you know it can be challenging to compare popular ice machine brands. We’re here to help you make an informed decision by offering up the similarities and differences of two popular ice machine companies: Ice-O-Matic and Manitowoc.  Whether you’re looking to outfit your business with a …

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Which Type of Ice is Right for Your Restaurant? Nugget, Cube, Bullet or Pearl?

Olivia Marcy Buying An Ice Machine, Ice Machine, Ice Types, Ice Uses, Ice-O-Matic, Product Feature, Renting, Renting an Ice Machine

Which Type of Ice is Right for Your Restaurant? Nugget, Cube, Bullet, or Pearl?Finding the right ice type for your restaurant is a crucial step for new and existing restaurant owners. But with so many options, how are you supposed to choose the right one? We’re here to help you navigate the slippery path of ice types so your commercial …

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Why Do They Make Ice With Holes At Restaurants?

Olivia Marcy Buying An Ice Machine, Ice Machine, Ice Types, Ice Uses, Renting an Ice Machine, Small Business

Why do they make ice with holes at restaurants?The scoop on hollow iceBefore we go any further, let’s get some definitions cleared up. Hollow ice goes by lots of different names. Bullet ice, gourmet ice, cylinder ice, circle ice, they’re all the same idea: cylinders of ice with hollow (or partially hollow) centers.  Hollow ice also describes a malformed ice …

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What’s The Freezing Point?

Olivia Marcy Ice Facts, Ice Machine, Ice Machine Care, Ice Types

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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What Flake Ice Can Do For You

Olivia Marcy Ice Types, Ice Uses, Small Business

What Flake Ice Can Do For YouCube, pebble, chip, crushed. There are plenty of ice types to choose from, but flake ice might be the most versatile and efficient ice out there for businesses. So what sets flake ice apart from the pack? What is flake ice designed to do, and what can it do for you? We get it, …

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Why Chip Ice is the Cold Standard

Olivia Marcy Ice Machine, Ice Types, Ice Uses

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 …

Why Does Dry Ice Create Smoke?

Ashley Burgess Community, Ice Types

Why Does Dry Ice Create Smoke?Have you ever wondered what’s going on with dry ice when it starts to smoke? Yeah we know dry ice is cold but how in the world is dry ice emitting all of that smoke just by being in the open air? How exactly could you replicate this on your own?  Well, that’s what we’re …

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6 Key Factors To Consider Before Buying or Renting An Ice Machine

meghan Community, Family, Ice Types, Ice Uses, Ice-O-Matic, Maintenance & Cleaning

6 Key Factors To Consider Before Buying or Renting an Ice MachineThe right ice machine is one of the most important decisions you need to make for your business, especially if you are in the restaurant or hospitality industry. Our team here at Memphis Ice loves to guide people just like you through every step of the ice machine buying …

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How To Recycle Old Refrigerators, Freezers, and Other Appliances

meghan Community, Family, Ice Types, Ice Uses, Ice-O-Matic, Maintenance & Cleaning

How To Recycle Old Refrigerators, Freezers, and Other AppliancesRecycling your appliances, like refrigerators and freezers, is more complicated than you might think. The appliances we’ve relied on for over a hundred years contain refrigerants, oils, and other chemicals that must be properly processed and disposed of. That’s not even mentioning the steel and other precious metals that make up the …