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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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5 Cocktails To Say “Goodbye, Summer”

Olivia Marcy Ice Uses, Recipes, Renting, Renting an Ice Machine

5 Cocktails To Say “Goodbye, Summer”Labor Day is upon us, which means it’s time to round up a shortlist of great cocktails for your long weekend. We’re leaning into late summer flavors (grilled peach and whiskey, anyone?) but don’t let September fool you– in the MidSouth, you’ll still need a heaping scoop of ice to keep you (and your drink!) …

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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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Ice Storage Bins: Can You Get the Wrong Sized Ice Storage Bin?

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Can You Get The Wrong Sized Ice Storage Bin?Ice-O-Matic is the leading provider of ice machines, and we’re proud to partner with them for over 40 years. Not only do they provide the best approach to handling, but they also offer some of the highest quality and most durable ice storage bins. Considerate designs, extra-large doors, and industrial foam insulation …

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

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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 …

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How To Prepare Your Ice Machine For Those Hot MidSouth Summer Months

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How To Prepare Your Ice Machine For Those Hot MidSouth Summer MonthsIce machines need to stay cool too. It’s not fun when you’re out in heat hours per day or stuck in a stuffy room without any airflow, right? You’ll become sluggish, tired, and dehydrated. That’s pretty much how your ice machine feels in the same conditions. Your ice machine can’t …

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Ask The Experts: How To Rent an Ice Machine For Your Business

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Ask The Experts: How To Rent an Ice Machine For Your BusinessSo…you need an ice machine. If you’re in our service area, we have ice machines to offer! But hold on: just because you need an ice machine doesn’t mean you can afford the upfront cost, does it? After all, an ice machine is a big commitment. There has to …