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

Olivia MarcyBuying 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 MarcyBuying 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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What are the Best Commercial Refrigerator Brands?

Olivia MarcyMaintenance & Cleaning, Refrigeration, Small Business

What are the best commercial refrigerator brands?In the world of commercial refrigeration, there are many brands to choose from. If you’re just getting started with your commercial kitchen equipment, it can be overwhelming to determine the best brand for your new foodservice business.  Whether this is your first experience buying restaurant equipment or you’re a pro looking for new service-industry …

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Heads Up! Read This Before You Buy A Commercial Ice Machine on Amazon

Olivia MarcyBuying 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 MarcyBuying 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 MarcyBuying 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 …

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How To Recycle Old Refrigerators, Freezers, and Other Appliances

meghanCommunity, Family, Ice Types, Ice Uses, Ice-O-Matic, Maintenance & Cleaning

How To Recycle Old Refrigerators, Freezers, and Other AppliancesRecycling your appliances, like refrigerators and freezers, is more complicated than you might think. The appliances we’ve relied on for over a hundred years contain refrigerants, oils, and other chemicals that must be properly processed and disposed of. That’s not even mentioning the steel and other precious metals that make up the …

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Our Most Popular Home Ice Machine

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Our Most Popular Ice Machine For The HomeWhether you’re looking to buy or rent, an ice machine is an invaluable addition to your home. No more waiting for the slow, loud ice maker in your refrigerator! In this blog, you’ll find the following information: Common questions our customers ask about home ice machines  General explanations for why a home ice …

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5 Worst Locations to Install Your New Ice Machine

meghanCommunity, Family, Ice Types, Ice Uses, Ice-O-Matic

5 Worst Locations To Install Your New Ice MachineChoosing the right ice machine can be hard. Choosing where you can actually put it can be even harder. Where can you install your new ice machine so it produces the ice it’s meant to?  The risks of installing your machine in the wrong location are costly, yet totally avoidable. At Memphis …

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Keep Your Ice Machine (And Your Customers) Cool During Heat Waves

meghanCommunity, Family, Ice Types, Ice Uses, Ice-O-Matic

Keep Your Ice Machine (And Your Customers) Cool During Heat WavesEvery ice machine loves a consistent environment. Too hot, and the risk for damage increases. Too cold? The same thing can happen. Excessive heat, or drastic shifts in temperature will impact the lifespan of the ice machine you own or rent. That means reduced performance and a shorter lifespan for …