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How Was The Ice Machine Invented?

Olivia Marcy History, Ice Facts, Refrigeration

How Was The Ice Machine Invented?When you think of modern inventions that have transformed our world, an ice machine may not be the first thing you think of. But stop and ponder this question: What does our world look like without the invention of the ice machine? We’re talking about big picture things, not just the convenience of an ice …

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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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How Much Ice Does My Commercial Kitchen Need?

Olivia Marcy Buying An Ice Machine, Ice Machine, Renting, Renting an Ice Machine

How Much Ice Does My Commercial Kitchen Need?Let’s imagine you’re sitting at your favorite restaurant about to order a drink. Maybe an iced tea with a fresh squeeze of lemon, or maybe it’s time for something a little stronger. On the rocks, of course. Now let’s imagine the drink you ordered is served at room temperature. That cool, refreshing flavor …

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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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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 …