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What’s the Difference Between Sanitizing and Disinfecting?

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What’s the Difference Between Sanitizing and Disinfecting?Maybe sanitizing and disinfecting seem like the same thing to you. Wipe a surface down, spray with your preferred cleaner, and call it a day. But it’s not that simple. Sanitize and disinfect are not interchangeable words! They are separate and necessary methods of killing germs and bacteria, removing dirt, and preparing surfaces for …

Clear Ice

How Fast Does Ice Melt? Why Crystal Clear Ice is the Clear Choice

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How Fast Does Ice Melt? Why Crystal Clear Ice is the Crystal Clear ChoiceHave you ever watched an ice cube melt? Have you wondered if you could change how fast ice melts? And more importantly, does that melting rate impact your enjoyment of the beverages that you pay for?   We’re going to make an educated guess: you do not like …

Pearl Ice

Bring “Sonic Ice” Home: Rent Your Very Own Pearl Ice Machine!

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Bring “Sonic Ice” Home: Rent Your Very Own Pearl Ice Machine!You can bring that drive-thru, restaurant-quality ice to your home right now. No long lines, no driving, no-nonsense. Just an ice machine that makes the Sonic ice that you know and love. And you can rent one right now for as little as $4 a day!  Sonic ice is actually …

ice cubes

Ask the Experts: How Long Does it Take for Ice Cubes to Freeze In An Ice Machine?

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ASK THE EXPERTS: How Long Does it Take for Ice Cubes to Freeze in an Ice Machine?A watched ice tray never freezes. Okay, that’s not true. But sometimes it feels like forever, especially if you need ice cubes RIGHT NOW. So what’s going on? Why isn’t water freezing faster? How long does it take for ice cubes to freeze?  Under …

Picnic Cooler

Directional Freezing is a Fun Way to Create Crystal Clear Ice at Home!

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Directional Freezing is a Fun Way to Create Crystal Clear Ice at Home!Directional freezing is simple, straightforward, and quite fun to try at home. Simply put, you can control how ice freezes. By now I’m sure you’re aware of the difference between the cloudy ice in your fridge and the crystal clear ice at bars and restaurants. There’s a clear …

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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 BeveragesGourmet 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 is …

Ice cubes sitting on top of a bar with alcoholic beverages placed in the background.

The Ultimate Guide to Clear and Cloudy Ice

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The Ultimate Guide to Clear and Cloudy IceIce 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? It’s …

a glass of cloudy ice next to a glass of clear ice

Cloudy vs. Clear Ice

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cloudy vs. clear icewhat’s the difference?Ever wonder why some ice is cloudy, and some ice is clear? Well today you’re going to find out!what makes ice cloudy?Ice that comes out of a kitchen ice machine or ice cube tray is usually white or cloudy in the middle. The reason this happens is because when water is put into a tray …