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How Much Ice Does My Commercial Kitchen Need?

Olivia MarcyRestaurants & Commercial Kitchens

How Much Ice Does My Commercial Kitchen Need?You’re seated at your favorite restaurant, ready to indulge in a refreshing drink. Whether it’s a sweet iced tea or a perfectly chilled cocktail, one thing’s for sure: ice is essential. But what happens when the kitchen runs out? Don’t let a shortage of ice spoil the experience for your customers.How Much Ice …

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Do You Need an Ice Machine or Daily Ice Delivery?

Olivia MarcyRestaurants & Commercial Kitchens

Do You Need an Ice Machine Or Daily Ice Delivery?In the restaurant industry, where every detail counts, one seemingly simple element plays a crucial role: ice. Making ice at the location eliminates the costs associated with daily ice delivery. These costs include transportation fees and additional charges from suppliers. Many restaurant owners wonder: should I invest in an on-site commercial …

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What Is Energy Star Certified?

Olivia MarcyIce Machine

What Is Energy Star Certified? And How Can It Help Your Business?If you own a restaurant or commercial kitchen, you know how important it is to keep your equipment running smoothly and efficiently. After all, energy costs can add a significant amount to your monthly bills. Fortunately, Energy Star is here to ensure your restaurant equipment runs at optimal efficiency. …

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How to Know When It’s Time to Replace Your Ice Maker

Olivia MarcyIce Machine Care

How To Know When It’s Time To Replace Your Ice MakerLike almost any appliance or commercial kitchen equipment, ice makers are susceptible to wear and tear over time, which can affect their performance and efficiency. As a business owner responsible for running a restaurant or bar, it’s important to know when it’s time to replace your commercial ice machine. To …

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The Best Nugget Ice Machine: Ice-O-Matic Pearl Ice Machine

Olivia MarcyIce-O-Matic

The Best Nugget Ice Machine: Ice-O-Matic Pearl Ice MachineEveryone loves nugget ice! It’s the totally crave-worthy signature ice of fast food restaurants like Sonic and Chick-Fil-A that is loved for its chewable, pebble-like texture. Nugget ice goes by lots of different names—pebble, pearl, nugget, and even “Sonic ice.” But whatever name you choose to give it, nugget ice has gained …

Installing Your Commercial Ice Machine: Everything You Need To Know About Drain Setups

Olivia MarcyBuying An Ice Machine, Ice Machine Care

Installing Your Commercial Ice Machine: Everything You Need To Know About Drain SetupsA big part of proper ice machine installation is ensuring you have the right drainage system set up. You see, water management is crucial for your ice maker to function properly. When a commercial ice machine converts water into frozen ice cubes, it creates excess water, not only …

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The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide: 7 Steps to Find the Perfect Commercial Ice Machine For Your Business

Olivia MarcyBuying An Ice Machine

The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide: 7 Steps To Find The Perfect Commercial Ice Machine For Your BusinessPurchasing a commercial ice machine can seem like a daunting task. After all, we’re talking about one of the most important pieces of kitchen equipment your business will use! Without the right ice maker, you could find yourself running out of ice and unable to …

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Ice Vending Machine Business: A Cool Investment Opportunity

Olivia MarcySmall Business

Ice Vending Machine Business: A Cool Investment OpportunityHave you ever driven past those drive-up ice vending machines at gas stations or grocery stores? Most of the time, you probably drive right by without giving them a second thought.  Well, it’s time to take a closer look because these seemingly simple machines have the potential to bring ice cold profits into …

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How Much Does it Cost to Run a Commercial Ice Machine?

Olivia MarcyBuying An Ice Machine, Ice-O-Matic, Maintenance & Cleaning, Renting an Ice Machine, Restaurants & Commercial Kitchens

How Much Does it Cost To Run a Commercial Ice Machine?Running a commercial ice machine is an important part of many businesses, restaurants, and bars. But how much does it cost to operate a commercial ice machine? The cost of running a commercial ice machine can vary depending on the size of the unit, the type of ice produced, and …

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Commercial Ice Machine Repair: The Most Expensive Ice Maker Components To Replace

Olivia MarcyBuying An Ice Machine, Ice Machine Care, Maintenance & Cleaning, Renting an Ice Machine, Restaurants & Commercial Kitchens

Commercial Ice Machine Repair: The Most Expensive Ice Maker Components To ReplaceCommercial ice machine repairs seem to come out of nowhere, and pack a punch where it hurts most—in your wallet. Thankfully, you can take steps to avoid expensive repairs through preventative maintenance. Consistent ice machine maintenance goes a long way to prevent sudden machine failure, saving you money from …