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Gourmet Ice is the Premium Choice for Premium Beverages

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Gourmet Ice is the Premium Choice for Premium Beverages Gourmet Ice is the crystal clear goodness that invites customers in and keeps them coming back. Seriously—gourmet ice is a premium product for premium beverages. Good ice isn’t meant to be the focal point of a beverage. It’s meant to supplement and enhance, not distract and detract. But when the ice …

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The Ultimate Guide to Clear and Cloudy Ice

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The Ultimate Guide to Clear and Cloudy Ice Ice is a requirement for any establishments serving food to hungry patrons. But not just any kind of ice. Restaurants have a problem: cloudy ice is fast to freeze and simple to please. But it doesn’t look very nice. In fact, it might taste a bit funky, too. What’s going on there? …

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The Birth of The Refrigerator: How We All Ended Up With One

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The Birth of The Refrigerator: How We All Ended Up With One This blog is part two of a two-part series from Memphis Ice about the beginning’s beginning of the refrigerator we all know and love. From ancient history to modern times, discover our ancestor’s fascinating journey to safe and sustainable cold storage.  Missed part one? Click here to read …

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The Birth of the Refrigerator: Where Do They Come From?

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The Birth of the Refrigerator: Where Do They Come From? The birth of refrigeration does not begin with the modern refrigerator. In fact, the appliance we use in our homes and businesses to keep things cold and frozen didn’t become a global household staple until around 100 years ago. Before the dawn of the fridge age, society had various natural …

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Ask the Experts: Cold Hard Facts about Dry Ice

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Ask The Experts: Cold Hard Facts About Dry Ice So, you’re curious about dry ice. Trust us, we’ve been there. There is a reason Memphis Ice doesn’t sell dry ice machines and storage. Turns out—and this is a real shocker—dry ice is a bit harder to handle over the frozen water ice we all know and love. We think water …

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Pearl Ice Perfections: 4 Drinks for Valentine’s Day

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Pearl Ice Perfections: 4 Drinks for Valentine’s Day Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! What’s that mean? Valentine’s Day creations to wow your sweetheart. If you have an Ice-O-Matic Pearl Ice ice machine (or let’s be honest — just enjoy a festive cocktail), this list is for you. From martinis to granitas, we’ve got you covered. If you don’t …

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New Memphis Businesses Launched in 2020

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3 New Small Businesses Our Ice Machine Rental Program Helped Launch in 2020 2020 was a hard year. COVID-19 hurt industries across the country and that included foodservice. With stay-at-home orders, limitations, and endless pivots to stay afloat, much of the restaurants we love and frequent have struggled. That is why we are so honored and proud to have helped …

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Small Commercial Ice Machines 101: Everything You Need to Know

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Small Commercial Ice Machines 101 Everything You Need to Know While most restaurants need a commercial ice machine, not all restaurants and bars need a big commercial ice machine. In fact, smaller establishments can often use machines that produce less than 400 pounds and still run perfectly smoothly. There are a few different options for small commercial ice machines that …

Sweet Treats for Winter

Pearl Ice Perfections: 4 Sweet Treats for Winter

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4 Pearl Ice Perfections: Winter Flavors Edition As we creep into December and cold weather slowly makes its ways into the South, it’s time to start thinking about the amazing drinks we can sip while we’re getting warm next to the fire! Many of these beverages pair perfectly with the Ice-O-Matic pearl ice machine. Ice-O-Matic’s Pearl ice is a game-changer …

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Pearl Ice Perfections: 4 Fall Flavors for the Season

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4 Pearl Ice Perfections: Fall Flavors Edition It’s finally that time of the year when the leaves are changing colors, the days are getting shorter, and we’re swapping out our summertime sangria for sweet ciders. You might be the type of person to prefer hot chocolate or tea during these upcoming months and there’s nothing wrong with that. But for …