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Ask the Experts: How Long Does it Take for Ice Cubes to Freeze In An Ice Machine?

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ASK THE EXPERTS: How Long Does it Take for Ice Cubes to Freeze in an Ice Machine?A watched ice tray never freezes. Okay, that’s not true. But sometimes it feels like forever, especially if you need ice cubes RIGHT NOW. So what’s going on? Why isn’t water freezing faster? How long does it take for ice cubes to freeze?  Under …

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One Man Revolutionized How We Live: The History of the Ice Trade

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ONE MAN REVOLUTIONIZED HOW WE LIVE: THE HISTORY OF THE ICE TRADEFor most of human history, ice was a luxury. Ancient civilizations in China, India, and Europe gathered ice from mountain tops and shallow basins. The rich and powerful didn’t use ice for what we primarily use it for now—preservation. Rather they used it solely as a treat. Ice was …

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How Did Antique Iceboxes Work?

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How Did Antique Iceboxes Work?An antique icebox is a special piece of modern history. Without its success in the 19th century, we probably wouldn’t be here! This 150-year-old and counting device kept food cold and safe to eat. And it looked dang good as it did.  Nowadays, the antique icebox is just that—an antique. Enthusiasts love, collect, repair, and showcase …

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How Is Ice Made Commercially? How a Dedicated Ice Machine is Different From Your Home Ice Maker

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HOW IS ICE MADE COMMERCIALLY? HOW A DEDICATED ICE MACHINE IS DIFFERENT FROM YOUR HOME ICE MAKERThe process of making ice is a simple one. Grab a container, fill it with some water, and plop it in the freezer. In a few hours, you’ll have ice!  That’s all fine and good. In some cases, it gets the job done. That’s …

Dry Ice

The Science Behind What Happens When You Place Dry Ice in Water

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The Science Behind What Happens When You Place Dry Ice in WaterYou’ve seen the videos. People toss dry ice of all sizes into cups, smashing it onto the ground, or even filling entire residential pools with massive blocks of dry ice. Dry ice is incredibly compelling to watch. It’s why so many content creators rake up millions of views every …

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Is Ice Bad For You? An Overview of Ice Safety, Nutrition, and Application

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IS ICE BAD FOR YOU? AN OVERVIEW OF ICE SAFETY, NUTRITION, and APPLICATIONIce is food. It needs to be treated as such! Do you forget to wipe down your prep area before and during the big rush? What about your kitchen counter after a nice meal? Of course not. That same level of routine and consistency needs to be applied …

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Ask the Experts: How Many Watts Does A Refrigerator Use? And Four More Answers to Common Cold Questions

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ASK THE EXPERTS:How Many Watts Does A Refrigerator Use? And Four More Answers to Common Cold QuestionsThere’s a lot of information out there about modern refrigeration. There are even more questions! We’re asked quite a few of them as we work with our community and customers, repairing and maintaining refrigeration equipment. That’s why we focused on these five common questions …

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It’s Time to Winterize: What You Need to Know to Clean and Prepare Your Ice Maker for Winter

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It’s Time to Winterize:What You Need to Know to Clean and Prepare Your Ice Maker for WinterWinter is coming. If your refrigerator, freezer, or ice maker is outdoors, you need to prepare for the upcoming temperature drop. Side note: consider bringing your refrigeration indoors all year round. We understand space can be limited, but controlled environments will extend the life …

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Five Ideas to Throw the Best Tailgate in the MidSouth

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Five Ideas to Throw the Best Tailgate in the MidSouthThe kids have been back in school for some time. You step outside in the morning and feel the crisp cool air. You can even take a nice walk without melting! That means Fall is on the horizon here in the MidSouth, and with the changing leaves comes the perfect opportunity …

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Your Refrigerator’s Ice Machine: Ten Steps To Clean Your Ice Maker and Water Dispenser

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Your Refrigerator’s Ice Machine: Ten Steps to Clean Your Ice Maker and Water DispenserWhen’s the last time you thoroughly inspected and cleaned your refrigerator? Our money’s on a while. Most people never think to check the cleanliness of fridges and freezers. They’re cold! How nasty could they be?  Well, it turns out, it can get pretty nasty. But that’s what …