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Can Ice Get Moldy? 5 Dirty Secrets About Your Ice Machine

Olivia MarcyIce Facts, Maintenance & Cleaning

Can Ice Get Moldy? 5 Dirty Secrets About Your Ice MachineYou’ve probably never thought about moldy ice, or whether the ice in your drink was clean. Until now, that is. Yep, new fear unlocked: dirty ice.  If you’ve ever looked inside an ice machine, you know it’s pretty damp in there. And we all know moisture is mold’s best friend, …

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Essential Restaurant Kitchen Equipment You’ll Need To Set Up Your Restaurant: The Ultimate Checklist

Olivia MarcyBuying An Ice Machine, Ice Machine, Renting an Ice Machine, Restaurants & Commercial Kitchens, Small Business

Essential Restaurant Kitchen Equipment You’ll Need To Set Up Your Restaurant: The Ultimate ChecklistLaunching a new restaurant kitchen is exciting and stressful at the same time. As a restaurant owner, you’ve got a lot to think about: regulatory compliance, hiring front and back of house staff, facility renovation and construction—the list goes on.  One thing you shouldn’t have to worry …

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Commercial Ice Machine Guidelines: The Who, What, When, Where, and Why

Olivia MarcyBuying An Ice Machine, Ice Machine, Restaurants & Commercial Kitchens, Small Business

Commercial Ice Machine Guidelines: The Who, What, When, Where & WhyAre you stressing over buying a commercial ice machine? Don’t lose your cool—we’re here to help you parse out the details of buying the best equipment for your restaurant, bar, hotel, or office space. Read on to get the who, what, when, where, and why of commercial ice machines! Who Makes …

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How To Clean Stainless Steel

Olivia MarcyIce Machine, Ice Machine Care, Maintenance & Cleaning, Refrigeration, Restaurants & Commercial Kitchens, Small Business

How To Clean Stainless SteelStainless steel appliances are a double-edged sword. On one hand, stainless steel refrigerators, dishwashers, and ice machines look pretty smart when they’re gleaming fresh out of the box. On the other hand, though, it only takes one pair of dirty hands to take your stainless steel from gleaming to grody in no time flat.  Even though …

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What Equipment Does A Restaurant Kitchen Need?

Olivia MarcyRefrigeration, Renting, Renting an Ice Machine, Restaurants & Commercial Kitchens, Small Business

What Equipment Does A Restaurant Kitchen Need?Refrigerator, freezer, oven, ice machine—these are the restaurant appliances many people think of first. But in order to have a restaurant kitchen that runs smoothly, you’ll need top-quality commercial kitchen equipment specific to your menu and kitchen type—and these appliances go beyond the basics.  No matter what kind of restaurant you’re opening—sandwich deli, pizzeria, …

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How To Choose Between Used And New Restaurant Equipment

Olivia MarcyBuying An Ice Machine, Refrigeration, Restaurants & Commercial Kitchens, Small Business

How to Choose Between Used and New Restaurant EquipmentWhether you’re looking to set up your first commercial kitchen or you’re an established business looking to replace existing equipment, you’ve probably asked yourself, “wait, should I buy new or used restaurant equipment?”  To help clear the confusion, we’re here to make it easy for you to choose the right appliances for …

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Ready to Buy a Commercial Ice Machine? Avoid These 5 Characteristics

Olivia MarcyBuying An Ice Machine, Ice Machine, Ice Types, Maintenance & Cleaning, Renting an Ice Machine

Ready to Buy a Commercial Ice Machine? Avoid These 5 Characteristics Nobody wants to get stuck with an ice machine that doesn’t fit their business’s needs. But how is a restaurant or business owner supposed to know what to look for in an ice machine? We know you’ve got questions, and we’ve got the answers.  In today’s blog, we explore …

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5 Romantic Valentine’s Day Cocktails To Share Something Sweet

Olivia MarcyIce Types, Ice Uses, Ice-O-Matic, Recipes, Recipes

5 Romantic Valentine’s Day Cocktails To Share Something SweetWhat’s your love language? Ours is an act of service—if that act is serving up an ice cold drink. That’s why we’ve made it easy to show how much you care this Valentine’s Day by compiling the tastiest cocktails and mocktail recipes for you to share. These recipes are perfect for mixing …

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Ice-O-Matic Ice Machines: Everything Restaurant Owners Need To Know

Olivia MarcyBuying An Ice Machine, Ice-O-Matic, Maintenance & Cleaning, Product Feature, Restaurants & Commercial Kitchens

Everything Restaurant Owners Should Know About Ice-O-Matic Ice MachinesIt only takes a few google searches to realize there are a lot of brands in the commercial ice machine market. Like, a lot. And if you’re new to commercial ice machines or commercial refrigeration, you may not know how to choose the best ice machine for your restaurant, bar, or commercial …

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The Complete Guide to Commercial Kitchen Design

Olivia MarcyRestaurants & Commercial Kitchens

The Complete Guide To Commercial Kitchen DesignIf you’re opening a restaurant for the first time, you probably have a vision for how the final space will look and feel for your guests. The dining room lighting, the menu layout, the music playing in the background, the shiny new kitchen equipment—you know exactly what you want down to the last utensil …