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This page is for those seeking more information about the Energy Star program or Energy Star qualified ice machines. If you already have a sound understanding of the Energy Star program, or would simply like to start shopping for an Energy Star qualified ice machine, please click here. The Energy Star program began in 1992, with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere. Now, over 20 years later, Energy Star estimates to have saved families and businesses over $230 billion and prevented over 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere. Energy Star qualified ice machines use water and electricity more conservatively than standard ice machines. The most efficient ice machines can save users around $150.00 annually when compared to non-Energy Star ice machines. Over your ice machine's lifetime, you may be able to save thousands of dollars with proper care and maintenance. Many of the air cooled and remote air cooled ice machines found at Ice Machines Plus are Energy Star qualified, while water cooled ice machines are excluded from the program due to their liberal consumption and waste of water. Read the following articles to find out which Energy Star qualified ice machine will best suit your home or business.


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The Manitowoc NEO: The Next (Little) Big Thing is Here

(September 9, 2013)
Manitowoc offers an array of Energy Star qualified ice machines at Ice Machines Plus. So what makes the NEO different? The NEO is Manitowoc's latest creation - an undercounter ice machine that combines Manitowoc's Indigo technology with the compact size of an undercounter ice machine. Of course it is Energy Star qualified, but it also uses much less water and energy than previous Manitowoc undercounter ice machines. Combine that with the "Delay" feature that allows users to halt ice production for a set period of time, and you've got one of the most efficient, economical ice machines available to date. Read more to find out just how efficient the NEO is, and what it can offer your business.



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If It Must Be a Water Cooled Ice Machine, It Must Be…

(August 27, 2013)
If you are reading this section, there is a good chance you are looking for a conservative ice machine. You may also be wondering what an article about water cooled ice machines is doing in this area, as these ice machines usually waste hundreds to thousands of gallons of water per day. While no water cooled ice machine has ever earned an Energy Star label, there still are some that are more conservative than others. In this article, we set out to find which water cooled ice machine uses the least amount of water during the ice making process.



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A Closer Look at Ice-O-Matic

(August 15, 2013)
For some businesses, offering Energy Star qualified ice machines is enough. For others, like Ice-O-Matic, there is still more to be desired. Ice-O-Matic offers their share of "green machines" but they have also partnered with American Forests in one of the most progressive moves of their time- planting trees to offset the emissions of their Denver factory. For these reasons (among others) Ice-O-Matic is always a good decision when it comes to buying a new ice machine.



Scotsman CU50

With the Scotsman CU50, Less is More

(June 13, 2013)
Cost less. Do more. That's what we've come to expect from our appliances these days, and with the Scotsman CU50, that's the main goal of this undercounter ice maker. This energy efficient undercounter ice maker is ideal for the home, and with its high quality ice, you don't require 50 cubes in your drink to keep it cool consistently. Three to five gourmet ice cubes will suffice perfectly. That makes this Scotsman ice maker one of the best options for your home or business.



Ice-O-Matic Green ReLeaf

Breathe Deep, Thanks to Ice-O-Matic and Green ReLeaf

(June 3, 2013)
You hear about energy efficient ice machines all over the market. The Energy Star logo speaks volumes about a company and thier commitment to the environment, but Ice-O-Matic goes a step further. With the Green ReLeaf Program, Ice-O-Matic has "upped the ante" essentially with their newest conservation efforts. Ice-O-Matic will now plant a tree for every cuber head ice machine sold in an effort to offset the carbon footprint of their Denver factory.



True GDM-72 Glass Door Merchandiser

True’s GDM-72: Make Your Customers Want It!

(April 15, 2013)
Our first glass door merchandiser that we reviewed at Ice Machines Plus happens to be this GDM-72, and wouldn't you know, it's Energy Star qualified. Learn how this glass door merchandiser helps influence the impulse buy, and can increase profits in your store. Customer purchases will improve greatly with the True GDM-72, while its electrical consumption remains low. Read more about the three section True GDM-72 and see if you can benefit from the added sales it will provide your business.



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Energy Star Ice Machine Partners of the Year Announced for 2013

(March 18, 2013)
Each year, Energy Star recognizes those whose products go above and beyond what's expected of them. Find out who made this year's 2013 "Partner of the Year" for the Ice Machine category in this article.



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Manitowoc Ice Machines: Are They the Best Ever?

(February 20, 2013)
Many people - when shopping for any new product - are concerned with which one is better or best for them. In this article, we examine whether Manitowoc can call their ice machinesthe best ever. With their technological advancements, and the Indigo Series (which features many Energy Star qualified ice machines), it is difficult to make a case against Manitowoc. Continue reading to find out how a Manitowoc ice machine may suit your business, and if they can truly be called the best ever.



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Hoshizaki's KM-600MAH: A True Super Model

(January 25, 2013)
This Energy Star ice machine from Hoshizaki stands tall and thin, measuring only 22 inches wide, while producing nearly 600 pounds of ice per day. It is an energy efficient ice machine that is great for hotels and restaurants that must make due with spatial restrictions. Read the rest of this article to see if the KM-600MAH will suit your business.



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Ice Making and Money Saving with a Scotsman Ice Machine

(January 24, 2013)
Here are two things that every bar and restaurant owner can agree are good things: ice making and money saving. Scotsman has mastered both and this article details how they've done it. (Hint: They offer the most conservative ice machines when it comes to water and electrical use.) We also compare the water consumption of the 1,000 pound-per-day ice machines, and it is easy to see who is going to save you the most money on your next water bill.



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Upgrade Your Ice Machine: Lower Costs, Increase Profits

(January 15, 2013)
By keeping your ice machine up to date, and upgrading it when it is required, you can save your business a great amount of money over its lifetime. This article focuses on the ways in which Manitowoc and Scotsman make use of innovative technology to save their customers money. Manitowoc's Indigo and Scotsman's Prodigy ice machines are highlighted in this article here.



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Manitowoc’s ID-0522A: Indigo – ing Thin

(December 27, 2012)
"Savings" can come in more than just the way of money, and the Indigo ID-0522A proves that. This energy efficient ice machine will save your business money with its efficient ice creation, but also save space, as it measures only 22 inches wide. We have this ice machine in stock (at the date of post), so read on to find out if it's right for you.



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True T-49: A-PLUS Refrigeration

(December 21, 2012)
Since we expanded our product selection beyond ice machines to include commercial refrigerators, the True T-49 has been one of our hottest featured products. This expertly designed commercial refrigerator is energy efficient and designed for the busy commercial kitchen. Continue reading to find out how the True T-49 conserves energy and in turn saves money.



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Manitowoc’s ID-0322A – THE Ice Machine for the Small Cafe

(November 21, 2012)
If you own or operate a small cafe or coffee shop, you probably won't need as much ice as a large bar or restaurant would. We talk a lot about finding an ice machine to suit your ice requirements, and the ID-0322 is perfect for those with lower level ice requirements. The ID-0322A from Manitowoc is a true space saver, and uses resources sparingly as well.



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Scotsman Ice Machines: Prodigy Ice Machines Are Better Than Babies

(October 30, 2012)
Babies. Most people love them, but they can be a ton of work. They cannot communicate to you exactly what is wrong when they have a problem. They require constant supervision, and they frequently cause you headaches when care is required. Scotsman ice machines? Well, they can communicate when they face problems. They operate consistently and quietly, and they are require minimal care. Scotsman 1, Babies 0. Keep reading for more information (and maybe a laugh or two.)



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Ice-O-Matic’s ICEU150 Wins the Popularity Contest

(October 24, 2012)
Ice-O-Matic undercounter ice machines continuously make more ice than the competition, and they do so with minimal use of water and electricity. The ICEU150 is one of the best selling commercial undercounter ice machines available at Ice Machines Plus. This ice machine measures only 24 inches wide and can create nearly 200 pounds of ice per day. It is an excellent self-contained undercounter unit. Read on for more details.



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Scotsman Ice Machine Reviews

(October 25, 2012)
In this article, we review some of Scotsman's most popular ice machines and ice makers. We take a look at Scotsman cuber heads, flake ice machines, countertop, and undercounter ice makers. All Energy Star Scotsman ice machines in this article are noted in the post, so you know which are extra energy efficient.



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Hoshizaki’s KMD-850MAH Provides “Penguin Power” for your Soda Dispenser

(September 28, 2012)
Okay, so the KMD-850MAH is not exactly powered by penguins to cut down electric costs, but that doesn't make it any less energy efficient! The KMD-850MAH was designed to fit on any Lancer 30 inch soda dispenser. For the business that operates in a high traffic area and requires a reliable ice machine to operate on top of their soda dispenser, the Hoshizaki is a high quality, energy efficient option.



Ice-O-Matic ICEU150

The ICEU150 from Ice-O-Matic: If It's Ice You Want, Ice You Shall Receive

(August 31, 2012)
This Energy Star qualified undercounter ice machine from Ice-O-Matic is one of the most popular for those who need a decent amount of ice, don't have a lot of space, and want to watch their energy consumption. Measuring only 22 inches wide, the ICEU150 is the thinnest in its class, and also makes more ice than similar, competing undercounter ice machines. Its conservative use of electricity and water makes the ICEU150 from Ice-O-Matic one of the best choices when searching for a high quality, Energy Star qualified, undercounter ice machine.



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The ICEU300 from Ice o'matic: No Room? No Problem!

(August 29, 2012)
This undercounter ice machine from Ice-O-Matic is not only Energy Star qualified, but it also makes and stores more ice than any other undercounter ice machine available at the moment. A true combination of conservation and production, the Ice-O-Matic ICEU300 gives you plenty of ice, without taking up a great deal of space. This unit is the ultimate in conservation in that regard. Read on to find out if the ICEU300 will suit your establishment.



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The Best Undercounter Ice Maker

(August 29, 2012)
If you're looking for the best undercounter ice machine, this article is a must-read. We assess the largest undercounter ice machines available from Scotsman, Ice-O-Matic, Manitowoc, and Hoshizaki - each with the ability to produce between 250 and 300 pounds of ice on a daily basis. All of these undercounter ice machines are Energy Star qualified. This article also details how each undercounter ice machine performs when air and water temperatures increase.



Remote Air Cooled Ice Machine

Air Cooled or Water Cooled? Consider a Remote Air Cooled Condenser

(August 22, 2012])
If you're looking for a way to make your ice machine even more efficient, consider looking for an ice machine that makes use of a remote air cooled condenser. These ice machines have the condenser sold separately, so it can be placed outside or on the roof of your establishment. This provides a more suitable area for the condenser to operate, and will save money in operating costs. Most, but not all, air cooled ice machines are Energy Star qualified, offering more money saving opportunities, and more consistent ice production.



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Scotsman’s C0330 Atop the B530SS: The Right Ice for the Right Moment

(August 13, 2012)
One of the most important issues to resolve when searching for an ice machine is matching its ice production to a suitable bin. in this article, we examine the benefits and advantages of coupling an ice machine with a lower daily output with a bin with a larger storage capacity. There are a few instances when this can be a great asset to a company, especially in terms of monetary and energy consumption.



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Water Filters for your Ice Machine: What They Do and Why You Need Them

(August 10, 2012)
You may already know that a water filter can improve the quality of your water by filtering out dirt, sediment, and impurities. You may not be aware of how beneficial water filters are to the longevity of your ice machine. Your ice machine can operate without a water filter, but adding one will save you money on costly repairs, and keep your ice machine operating consistently for a longer period of time.



Manitowoc QD-0272A

The Manitowoc QD-0272A and QY-0274A: Par for the Course

(August 3, 2012)
In this article, we examine a couple of Manitowoc's more popular undercounter ice machines, and how they would fit at a golf course or snack shack. Both of these units are Energy Star qualified, and they can also save you money as they create ice as needed. Larger ice machines may run all day, and create ice when it is not imperative. These smaller units from Manitowoc fill faster, and do not need to operate as frequently to fill their self-contained bins. Continue reading for more information.



Ice-O-Matic ICE1006FA

The Ice-O-Matic ICE1006FA: More Ice for the Price

(August 2, 2012)
The Ice-O-Matic ICE1006FA can make over 1,000 pounds of ice, and is a perfect example of an ice machine that embodies Ice-O-Matic's "More Ice for the Price" Campaign. This ice machine sells for a low price, is Energy Star qualified, and is great for those with upper level ice requirements. The full cubes made by this ice machine are ideal for bars and restaurants that use a lot of ice per day. Continue reading for more information.



Manitowoc ID-0322A

Manitowoc's 300 and 320 Series: Different Design, Same Performance

(August 1, 2012)
These Indigo ice machines from Manitowoc are both Energy Star qualified. Ice machines from the 320 Series measure 22 inches wide, while ice machines from the 300 Series measure 30 inches wide. These ice machines have similar daily ice production rates but were designed to fit locations that may have different spacial limitations. Read the full article for more details regarding these two Manitowoc ice machines.



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Manitowoc’s IY-1474 and Remote Condenser Provide Superior Silence

(July 24, 2012)
The IY-1474 from Manitowoc is a literal "do-it-all" ice machine. It creates a great deal of ice every day, north of 1000 pounds. It operates consistently and quietly as the IY-1474 makes use of a remote air cooled condenser, and perhaps more importantly, it creates ice efficiently, and has earned its Energy Star qualification. If you need a great deal of ice every day, consider this quality Manitowoc ice machine.



Follett 7CI100

The Follett 7CI100A - Your Compact Companion in the Office

(July 11, 2012)
This compact, countertop ice maker uses 50% less energy, and 70% less water than standard, cube producing ice machines, and still finds a way to make up to 125 pounds of ice per day. Given this unit's small stature, its production is quite impressive. It is perfect for a smaller office, as it is an all-in-one unit: ice maker, ice dispenser, and water dispenser.



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Rethinking Ice Machine Production Rates

(June 1, 2012)
This article details four small, air cooled ice machines available from Ice-O-Matic, Scotsman, Manitowoc, and Hoshizaki. All are Energy Star qualified, and all sell for around $2,000. What differs among them is their individual ice production rates, and the efficiency which they consume resources. This article examines the amount of ice each ice machine creates, and how that number can be expected to change when temperatures increase.



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Undercounter Ice Machines for the Home: The Miniature Edition

(May 21, 2012)
Undercounter ice machines are becoming more and more prevalent in homes across the country, and the choices are becoming more extensive. This article will help you sort through some of the more popular undercounter ice machines available at Ice Machines Plus, and provide details beyond the spec sheets. Many of the undercounter ice machines mentioned here are Energy Star qualified as well. Continue reading for more information.



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Go Green with an Ice-O-Matic Ice Machine

(May 9, 2012)
Ice-O-Matic ice machines are some of the most energy conservative units- the ice machine that makes more ice for the price, and the ice machine that sells for markedly less than others in the same class. Ice-O-Matic ice machines truly define what it means to be called a "green ice machine", and the more energy and water you conserve, the more money you save over time. With so many rebates available through the Energy Star Program and Ice-O-Matic's Green ReLeaf Program, an Ice-O-Matic ice machine is a wise choice.



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U-Line Outdoor Units: Convenient and Durable

(May 8, 2012)
U-Line is famous for their undercounter appliances, but less is talked about regarding their outdoor approved undercounter units.These durable units provide an added convenience to your outdoor deck, patio, or pool area. This article mentions some of U-Line's more popular undercounter ice makers and undercounter refrigerators. Did we mention a few of them are Energy Star qualified as well?



Scotsman CU50

Gourmet Ice from the Scotsman CU50: Pure Elegance

(May 2, 2012)
Scotsman's CU50 is one of the more versatile Energy Star qualified, undercounter ice machines available at Ice Machines Plus. It can be placed indoors or outdoors, operates with lower energy requirements, and creates Scotsman's elegant gourmet ice. These features have led it to be one of the more popular undercounter ice machines as Ice Machines Plus as well. Continue reading for more information regarding the CU50.



Ice-O-Matic ICEU300

Major Production from Ice-O-Matic's ICEU300

(March 30, 2012)
This article is proof that big things can indeed come in small packages. The Ice-O-Matic ICEU300 makes the more ice than any undercounter ice machine available at Ice Machines Plus, making it desirable for those who need high ice production from an undercounter unit. The ICEU300 also has the ability to make ice while using water and electricity conservatively, placing it among the ranks of other Energy Star ice machines. Keep reading to find out more information.



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Scotsman Undercounter Ice Makers: Big Performance, Small Package

(March 29, 2012)
Scotsman's undercounter ice machines further prove that you can get high quantity and high quality ice making from even the most compact undercounter ice machines. This article examines three of Scotsman's self-contained, Energy Star qualified, undercounter ice machines. It details their ice production and also examines some of Scotsman's unique features that set them apart from the competition.



Ice-O-Matic Green ReLeaf

Ice Can Be Green with Ice-O-Matic

(January 19, 2012)
If you're looking for another reason to choose Ice-O-Matic, check out this article detailing their "Green ReLeaf" Program. Ice-O-Matic has vowed to plant a tree for every ice machine they sell to help offset the carbon dioxide produced by their machines, truly giving back to the planet like no one else. Aside from cleaning the air, these trees provide many other benefits to the environments in which they are planted. Continue reading to find out more about Ice-O-Matic's green movement.



U-Line 3036 Beverage Center Wine Captain

U-Line's New Line: The U-3036BVWC

(September 30, 2011)
U-Line provides a great variety of undercounter ice machines and appliances, many of which are Energy Star qualified. In this article, we examine the U-3036BVWC more closely. It is a wine captain and beverage center combination unit from U-Line's 3000 Series. The 3000 Series provides stylish, functional options for private residences, and the U-3036BVWC is no different. Continue reading for more details regarding U-Line and the U-3036BVWC.



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Manitowoc Indigo: Do You Know What Your Ice Machine is Thinking?

(May 20, 2011)
Until now, it was nearly impossible for your ice machine to communicate the problems it was experiencing, or if it required cleaning or service. That changed with Manitowoc's Indigo Series however. A new, technologically savvy, energy efficient ice machine was born that provides some of the most recent advancements and cutting edge technology available to date. Most of these features (as of today) are only available on Manitowoc ice machines, and will provide incredible new features that save you and your business money in operating costs and resource conservation. Most air cooled and remote air cooled ice machines are ENERGY STAR qualified as well. Continue reading to find out more.