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Manitowoc Ice Machine Information


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In most cases, Manitowoc's reputation precedes itself, but if you are unfamiliar with their ice machines, you've come to the right place. Manitowoc sells the most popular ice machines in the United States, and if you look further into what they offer, it is no surprise that they are as successful as they are. Manitowoc is constantly evolving, updating their ice machines with the newest technology and advanced features. The Indigo Series is by far the most technologically advanced yet, with a great deal of features that make the ice making process a simple and hassle free one. Be sure to check out the articles and reviews listed below, and get informed about everything Manitowoc ice machines have to offer.

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A Quiet Ice Machine is Key to Hotel Guests’ Rest

(October 2, 2013)
In order for your hotel guests to get the most out of their time at your establishment, they should not be concerned with a rattling ice machine clanging and rattling through the night, ruining their sleep. In this article, we examine the type of ice machines that work best in hotels and motels. Manitowoc's ice machines are especially desirable as they can be programmed to create ice only during certain hours of the day. Manitowoc's QuietQube Series also features a remote condenser and compressor to offer one of the quietest operating ice machines ever.

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Broken Manitowoc Ice Machine? Here are Some Tips to Get By

(September 26, 2013)
If your Manitowoc ice machine breaks down or suddenly stops working, the first thing you should try to do is find an authorized technician who can service and ideally, repair your ice machine. In this time period however, you may need to make other plans while you will be without ice. To find a technician licensed to service your machine, you can call Manitowoc directly. We provide their phone number in this article and give some tips on how to get by while you will be temporarily out of ice.

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

(September 9, 2013)
Everyone likes to flaunt new products, brag about new innovations, and be the first to introduce a new feature. Rarely however, does a product live up to all the hype it receives. With the Manitowoc NEO however, the hype is well warranted, and even better backed up. The NEO, on the surface, looks like any run of the mill undercounter ice machine. Look a bit closer, and you can see that Manitowoc's NEO has essentially been combined with much of the technology from Manitowoc's Indigo Series. These ice machines use less water and electricity than previous Manitowoc ice machines, and provide users with a bevy of additional features as well - like the ability to delay ice making for 24 hours if it is not required. Manitowoc's NEO offers many other advantages over other undercounter ice machines, and you can find them all explained in depth in this article.

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

(August 27, 2013)
In this article, we took the time to analyze the water use of some of the most popular ice machine available at Ice Machines Plus. Water cooled ice machines by nature are incredibly wasteful (some wasting hundreds or thousands of gallons of water a day). Some businesses cannot get by without the use of a water cooled ice machine however, and for this reason, we set out to find which water cooled ice machines use the least amount of total water during the ice making process. Just because you must use a water cooled ice machine doesn't mean you can't settle on the most conservative one as well. Manitowoc however, did not come out on the strong side. Read the full article to find out which water cooled ice machine is most efficient and conservative.

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Ice Dispensers – Your Hotel and Guests Deserve the Best

(July 3, 2013)
Every ice machine company provides some sort of hotel ice dispenser to allow guests easy access to the ice machine. Manitowoc offers the greatest variety of hotel ice dispensers, offering 30 inch and 22 inch models, as well as models that can be operated with room keys or that are coin operated. In this article, we compare Manitowoc hotel ice dispensers to hotel ice dispensers from the other leading ice machine retailers. We even include a handy guide that makes the buying process even easier.

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What Your Ice Machine Company Isn’t Telling You

(June 28, 2013)
Manitowoc ice machines are some of the most well respected on the market today, but they are not without their faults. Find out in this article what Manitowoc does not tell you about their ice machines. After reading this, you will be able to assess for yourself whether or not Manitowoc ice machines are the best choice for your establishment. Manitowoc ice machines are known for their reliability and use of advanced technology (especially in the Indigo Series), but they are not free of drawbacks. Keep reading to find out what Manitowoc is not telling you about their ice machines.

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10 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a New Commercial Ice Machine

(June 28, 2013)
Manitowoc makes some of the most popular, easily recognizable ice machines in America, but have you given full consideration to everything you need to before making a purchase? We provide you with ten things that must be considered before making any purchase. Perhaps you will find an ice machine that offers more value at a lower price. Maybe you will come to realize that you simple don't require all the technology that Manitowoc provides. Whatever the case, these ten things are a must-read before making any purchase.

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Countertop Ice Makers: Know Your Options

(June 25, 2013)
Here, we look at the most popular countertop ice makers available at IceMachinesPlus. We look at Manitowoc's SN-20AT and see how it stacks up against other countertop ice makers from Scotsman, Ice-O-Matic, and Hoshizaki. Each one of these countertop ice makers provide benefits and advantages, so it's up to you the consumer to decide which features are most desirable for your business or establishment. These ice makers are used predominantly in offices, hospitals, and health care facilities, as they can be operated easily by anyone, provide nugget style ice, and they operate quietly so as to not disturb those working around them.

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The Manitowoc QM-30A and QM-45A – Intimate Ice Making in a VIP Setting

(March 25, 2013)
This article pertains more to bar and nightclub owners, and specifically, those that offer bottle service or a VIP area for patrons. While traditionally, ice must be supplied by a server, these smaller undercounter ice makers can be placed in a VIP or private area, allowing patrons direct access to the ice they require. These Manitowoc undercounter ice machines are also a good option for private stadium suites and corporate offices. Read on for more details regarding the QM-30A and QM-45A from Manitowoc.

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Ice Machine ENERGY STAR Partners Announced for 2013

(March 18, 2013)
Energy Star recently released their 2013 Partners of the Year, and Manitowoc made the cut (again). Manitowoc is making a habit of showing up on Energy Star's partner and award lists, so it comes as little surprise that they were recognized once again in 2013. Read more about Manitowoc and Energy Star's relationship in this article.

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Manitowoc Ice Machines: The Best Ever?

(February 20, 2013)
These days, it seems that everyone has an obsession with being the best. Things are no different in the world of ice machines either, and Manitowoc continuously strives to outdo the competition. This article examines all the features and benefits that a Manitowoc ice machine provides, and shows exactly what keeps them more than a step ahead of the competition.

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Manitowoc LuminIce Growth Inhibitor: Cleaner, Better Ice

(February 14, 2013)
The LuminIce Growth Inhibitor is an accessory that Manitowoc created for use in conjunction with their ice machines. The Growth Inhibitor actually uses UV light to disrupt the growth of yeast and bacteria inside the ice machine, ensuring you and your customers the cleanest, most sanitary ice possible. Continue reading for more details.

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Manitowoc Remote Air-Cooled Ice Machines: Cool and Quiet

(February 5, 2013)
Manitowoc's ice machines have long enjoyed their popularity, but their remote air cooled ice machines are add another layer of functionality to ice making process. Combine the quiet, consistent operation provided by a remote air cooled ice machine with everything that Indigo brings to the table and you've got one of the most efficient ice machines around- and another way to save money and energy while making ice.

Low Cost, High Profit

Upgrade Your Ice Machine: Lower Costs, Increase Profits

(January 15, 2012)
If you're tired of throwing away money into costly repairs of your ice machine, it may be time to consider your options. With an upgrade to an ice machine from Manitowoc's Indigo Series, you can be sure that your ice machine is one of the best in the country. Indigo ice machines from Manitowoc also cost less to operate due to their programmable features that allow you to dictate when the machine makes ice and when it remains dormant. Scotsman's Prodigy ice machines are also examined in this article.

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

(December 27, 2012)
The Manitowoc ID-0522 is one of Manitowoc's thin (22 inches wide) Indigo ice machines. These units are a good choice if your ice machine will be forced to operate in tighter quarters. This ice machine also makes the most ice out of all of Manitowoc's 22 inch Indigo ice machines. At the date this article was published, the ID-0522A was in stock and ready to ship out too, so act quickly and get your ice machine in no time. It is also a great complement to the SPA-160 22 inch hotel ice dispenser mentioned in the third article below.

Manitowoc RF-0399A Undercounter Flake Ice Maker

Manitowoc's RF-0399A Keeps Things Cool

(December 11, 2012)
Manitowoc, while well known for their Indigo Series, also provides a few high quality options for undercounter units as well. The RF-0399A is one of these undercounter flake ice makers. Flake ice is versatile, and provides a lot of great benefits to those who use it. Combine these benefits with the quality of this Manitowoc undercounter ice machine, and you've got a winning combination. This article examines the way in which Manitowoc's RF-0399A helps promote items in a display while keeping them cool. Keep reading for more details regarding this undercounter flake ice maker from Manitowoc.

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Manitowoc’s Touch-Free SN-12AT and SN-20AT: Don’t Facilitate the Flu

(September 27, 2012)
Tired of seeing coworkers coughing up a storm, then pushing the lever on the drinking fountain to get a drink? If you fear the using the public telephone or turning the door handle, then the Manitowoc SN-12AT and SN-20AT may be the ice machine for you and your business! This countertop ice maker is for the "germaphobe", as it is incredibly sanitary, dispensing both ice and water without the user being required to come in contact with the ice machine.

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Hotel Ice from Manitowoc’s SPA-160 Dispenser: No Room? No Excuses!

(September 26, 2012)
One of the biggest challenges hotel and motel owners face is finding a suitable place for their hotel ice machine to operate. With Manitowoc's SPA-160 however, these problems are eliminated. This Manitowoc ice dispenser measures a mere 22 inches wide, which allows it to fit almost anywhere. Any of Manitowoc's 22 inch ice machines will fit suitable atop this dispenser, so you can find an ice machine that makes appropriate amounts of ice to suit your establishment. Read on to find out more about this thin hotel ice dispenser from Manitowoc.

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The Best Undercounter Ice Maker

(August 29, 2012)
In this informative article, we try to find the best undercounter ice machine. Featured from Manitowoc is the QD-0272A, and it is compared to other undercounter ice machines from Ice-O-Matic, Scotsman, and Hoshizaki. How does the QD-0272A measure up to the competition? Read on to find out.

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The SFA-291 Hotel Dispenser from Manitowoc: Total Control for Your Guests

(August 15, 2012)
The SFA-291 from Manitowoc is unique for a few reasons. It is one of the few hotel ice dispensers that also dispenses water, and when coupled with one of Manitowoc's Indigo ice machines, you can have up to 650 pounds of ice produced per day, an adequate amount for most hotels and motels. The SFA-291 features a 10.5 inch clearance area for containers to be placed too, so larger containers can be filled with ease.

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

(August 3, 2012)
These two Manitowoc undercounter ice machines make a great addition to the golf course or "snack shack" where ice is required, but only in minimal amounts. While ice requirements vary from location to location, so too will the proper ice machine. Read more about these two energy efficient undercounter ice machines from Manitowoc to see if they'll suit your small operation.

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

(August 1, 2012)
These two Manitowoc Indigo ice machines can save you money with their energy efficient operation, and the option to have them programmed to make ice only when required. Both are Energy Star qualified as well. 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 can create 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 rating. If you need a great deal of ice every day, consider this quality Manitowoc ice machine.

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Manitowoc RN-0408A: Chewable Ice - Lasting Confidence

(February 20, 2012)
If you ever had a question concerning Manitowoc's RN-408A, it is almost certain to be answered in this article here. While Manitowoc is incredibly well known for their high quality ice machines, less is talked about regarding their nugget ice making heads. This article shines some light on those ice making units - the kind perfect for large scale nugget ice making in hospitals and health care facilities.

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Manitowoc Now a Member of PRIDE

(January 16, 2012)
In the world of ice machines, there is very rarely "showstopping" news, but this may be as close as we get to it. Manitowoc has joined PRIDE Marketing and Procurement, a group of restaurant suppliers who work together to increase purchasing abilities of the end user. Since we at Ice Machines Plus are a part of PRIDE as well, we can now offer a full line of Manitowoc products, ship them faster to our customers, and most importantly, sell our Manitowoc ice machines at lower prices. Continue reading for more about Manitowoc and the PRIDE Buying Group.

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Ice Demand: Planning for the Peaks and Valleys

(August 25, 2011)
Just as the seasons change, so too do your business's ice requirements from month to month. In this article, we detail the importance of having an ice machine that can be adjusted or programmed to meet the peaks in ice demand, and remain dormant when ice needs are low. Manitowoc Indigo ice machines are some of the few that allow for programmable ice production standard with each unit. Read this article to find out more or continue on to the Manitowoc brand page.

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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. These features (as of today) are only available on Manitowoc Indigo ice machines, and will provide incredible new features that save you and your business money in operating costs and resource conservation. Continue reading to find out more..

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Manitowoc's Cool New Innovations

(January 27, 2011)
At the upcoming NAFEM show, Manitowoc will soon be revealing their brand new ice Indigo ice machines. These ice machines provide Manitowoc's ability to "think inside the box", and will be equipped with the latest technology, creating a "smarter" ice machine. Continue reading for more details, and be sure to follow the link at the end of this article where we discuss in-depth whether Manitowoc ice machines are indeed the best ice machines out there.