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

Olivia Marcy Buying 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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How To Choose The Best Commercial Ice Machine So You Don’t Have To Worry About Ice Again

Olivia Marcy Buying An Ice Machine, Ice Machine

How To Choose The Best Commercial Ice Machine So You Don’t Have To Worry About Ice AgainHere’s the scoop on ice machines: there are a lot of really good ones out there. Yep, we said it. The problem isn’t finding a good commercial ice machine, it’s finding the best one for you. And in order to choose the best ice …

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Commercial Ice Maker Comparison: Ice-O-Matic vs Manitowoc Ice Machines

Olivia Marcy Buying An Ice Machine, Ice Machine, Ice Types, Ice-O-Matic

Commercial Ice Maker Comparison: Ice-O-Matic vs Manitowoc Ice MachinesIf you’re researching commercial ice machines, you know it can be challenging to compare popular ice machine brands. We’re here to help you make an informed decision by offering up the similarities and differences of two popular ice machine companies: Ice-O-Matic and Manitowoc.  Whether you’re looking to outfit your business with a …

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Which Type of Ice is Right for Your Restaurant? Nugget, Cube, Bullet or Pearl?

Olivia Marcy Buying An Ice Machine, Ice Machine, Ice Types, Ice Uses, Ice-O-Matic, Product Feature, Renting, Renting an Ice Machine

Which Type of Ice is Right for Your Restaurant? Nugget, Cube, Bullet, or Pearl?Finding the right ice type for your restaurant is a crucial step for new and existing restaurant owners. But with so many options, how are you supposed to choose the right one? We’re here to help you navigate the slippery path of ice types so your commercial …

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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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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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Why Chip Ice is the Cold Standard

Olivia Marcy Ice Machine, Ice Types, Ice Uses

Why Chip Ice is the Cold StandardIt’s powdery, thin, and super flaky. It’s probably not the ice you add to your everyday drink, but chip ice is critically important to many industries. So what’s the best use for chip ice? How is chip ice different from crushed ice? And who is using chip ice on a daily basis? We’re here …

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5 Fun and Interesting Uses for Ices In Your Home and Business

meghan Community, Family, Ice Types, Ice Uses, Ice-O-Matic, Renting an Ice Machine

5 Fun and Interesting Uses For Use In Your Home and BusinessIce rules. It comes in all shapes and sizes and it can serve just about any purpose. It’s great for cleaning, even better for eating. That’s what we always say, anyway.  We thought It’d be fun to run down a quick list of some of the interesting ways you …