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The Best Choice For Retail: Indoor or Outdoor Ice Merchandisers

Olivia Marcy Buying An Ice Machine, Ice Machine, Ice Machine Care, Maintenance & Cleaning, Refrigeration, Small Business

The Best Choice For Retail: Indoor or Outdoor Ice MerchandisersAre you thinking of expanding your business into the coolest commodity out there? If you’re looking to sell ice, look no further than ice merchandisers. You can install an ice merchandiser inside or outside your business. Unlike an ice house or ice kiosk, ice merchandisers are designed so customers can help themselves …

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What are the Best Commercial Refrigerator Brands?

Olivia Marcy Maintenance & Cleaning, Refrigeration, Small Business

What are the best commercial refrigerator brands?In the world of commercial refrigeration, there are many brands to choose from. If you’re just getting started with your commercial kitchen equipment, it can be overwhelming to determine the best brand for your new foodservice business.  Whether this is your first experience buying restaurant equipment or you’re a pro looking for new service-industry …

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Heads Up! Read This Before You Buy A Commercial Ice Machine on Amazon

Olivia Marcy Buying An Ice Machine, Ice Machine, Ice Machine Care, Ice-O-Matic, Maintenance & Cleaning, Renting, Renting an Ice Machine, Small Business

Heads Up! Read This Before You Buy A Commercial Ice Machine on AmazonIf you’re in the market for a commercial ice machine, you’ve probably considered making your purchase on Amazon. And why not? Amazon has the products and information you need to make a smart purchase decision, right?  Maybe.  Buying an ice machine online could be the best choice for …

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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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Should I Purchase or Rent My Commercial Ice Machine?

Olivia Marcy Buying An Ice Machine, Ice Machine, Ice Machine Care, Ice-O-Matic, Maintenance & Cleaning, Renting, Renting an Ice Machine, Small Business

Should I Purchase or Rent My Commercial Ice Machine?One thing commercial kitchens have in common: they all need ice. That’s where the similarities begin and end, though, because every kitchen has unique ice needs. Some commercial kitchens use ice cubes, while others prefer pearl ice. Meanwhile the bar might be shaking up a cocktail with crushed ice.  While it’s important …

We’re Your Commercial Refrigeration Repair Experts

Olivia Marcy Ice Machine, Ice Machine Care, Ice-O-Matic, Maintenance & Cleaning, Refrigeration, Small Business

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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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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The Filthy, Grimy, and Natural Truth: How To Prevent Slime In an Ice Machine

meghan Community, Ice Machine Care, Maintenance & Cleaning, Small Business

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)

meghan Ice Machine Care, Maintenance & Cleaning, Product Feature, Small Business

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 …

Nutrition Clubs’ Best Kept Secret: The Ice-O-Matic Pearl Ice Machine

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Nutrition Clubs’ Best Kept Secret: The Ice-O-Matic Pearl Ice MachineVeganism. Plant-based alternatives. Sustainable choices. There are a vast amount of new trends on the horizon in 2021 for the food and beverage industry. Among those trends is the desire for healthier, more nutritious drinks. Healthy alternatives to fast food smoothies have spiked all across the nation. The Midsouth is no …