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Scotsman ice machines are a perfect combination of advanced technology and conservation. Many Scotsman ice machines are ENERGY STAR qualified as well, due to their efficiency. Scotsman produces an extensive line of ice machines - from their undercounter units that make standard ice cubes, gourmet ice cubes, and flake ice, to the larger cuber heads that can produce nearly 2,000 pounds of ice in a 24 hour period.

Scotsman Prodigy Plus

Scotsman Introduces Prodigy...Plus!

(April 2, 2015)
Born out of the same design tradition of Scotsman's Prodigy series of cubers, flakers, and nugget ice machines, the Prodigy Plus models continue to advance Scotsman's legacy of smart ice making. This next generation of Scotsman ice machines includes enhanced functionality, increased accessibility, and improved serviceability.
Looking to expand its reputation for innovative and reliable ice-making technology, Scotsman transformed its already successful line of modular units based upon customer feedback and detailed market research.


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A Quiet Ice Machine is Key for Hotel Guests’ Rest

(October 2, 2013)
When it comes to finding a quiet ice machine for your hotel guests, you've got quite a few options, but not all can offer benefits like Scotsman can. Ice machines from Scotsman's Eclipse Series are incredibly silent, as they take the condenser and the compressor and move them to the roof of your building. While other ice machine companies feature remote condensers, few also offer remote compressors. Keep reading to find out the best options for your hotel when it comes to finding a quiet hotel ice machine.


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Broken Ice Machine? Here are Some Tips to Get By

(September 26, 2013)
If your Scotsman ice machine stops working, here are a few steps to take to get by. Since we do not repair ice machines or offer technical service ourselves, we provided the contact information for Scotsman Ice in this article. We also offer a few tips on how to go about your business while your ice machine is being repaired, or while a new one is being delivered. Many business require ice to get by in their day to day operations. This article will help on the days when ice is not being created consistently.


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

(August 27, 2013)
In this article, we set out to analyze the water use of some of the most popular ice machines available at Ice Machines Plus. Water cooled ice machines by their nature are incredibly wasteful (some can use hundreds or over a thousand of gallons of water per day). Some businesses however, cannot get by without the use of a water cooled ice machine. 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 does not mean you can't settle on the most conservative one. Scotsman is known for their Prodigy ice machines, and for their conservative use of water and electricity, but their water cooled ice machines use a great amount of water to keep the condenser cool. Read the full article to find out which water cooled ice machine is most efficient and conservative.


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Scotsman Ice Machines: Less to Own, Less to Operate

(July 18, 2013)
Scotsman is one of the few ice machine companies that truly does provide its customers with more performance for less. Not only are Scotsman ice machines sold at a lower ticket price than the competition, but they make ice at a lower cost of operation, using lesser amounts of water and electricity than competing brands. Scotsman does not stop there however. Continue reading to find out how else Scotsman does more for customers while costing much less.


Hotel Ice Machine and Ice Dispenser

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. Scotsman provides the HD22 for 22 inch ice machines, while the HD30 is compatible with Scotsman's 30 inch ice machines. We also created a unique chart to help guide you to the best hotel ice dispenser for your hotel or motel.


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What Your Ice Machine Company Isn’t Telling You

(June 28, 2013)
Scotsman ice machines are known for their ability to maker more ice while using less water and electricity, but there are certain things that they do not tell you about their ice machines.. Find out in this article what Scotsman is leaving out. After reading this, you will be able to assess for yourself whether or not Scotsman can provide the best ice machine for your establishment. Scotsman ice machines, while growing in popularity are not free of drawbacks. This article will inform you about what Scotsman is not telling you about their ice machines.


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10 Things to Consider Before Purchasing a New Scotsman Ice Machine

(June 28, 2013)
If you are in the market for a new Scotsman ice machine, these ten things must be considered first. With this short "Top 10" list, you can make the buying process much less stressful and hassle-free, all while finding the ice machine that best suits you or your business. Scotsman ice machines are some of the most conservative when it comes to water and energy consumption, but resource consumption is only one thing to consider before you buy a new ice machine. Find the other nine by reading the complete article.


Scotsman MDT5N40 Nugget Ice Maker

Countertop Ice Makers: Know Your Options

(June 25, 2013)
In this article, we compare the most popular countertop ice makers available at IceMachinesPlus. Scotsman's MDT5N25A is looked at in comparison to countertop ice makers from Ice-O-Matic, Hoshizaki, and Manitowoc. All of them offer certain benefits and advantages, so it's up to you the consumer to choose 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 are quiet, and easily operable by anyone.


Scotsman CU50

With the Scotsman CU50, Less is More

(June 13, 2013)
With the Scotsman CU50, less high quality ice performs as capably, if not better than any other ice form. This energy efficient ice maker makes less ice, is smaller, and uses low amounts of water and energy, but produces some of the highest quality ice available - gourmet ice from Scotsman. What makes this ice maker even more desirable is the fact that it has been approved for outdoor use, so it can be placed outside on the pool, deck, or patio.


Scotsman Hotel Ice Machine and Ice Dispenser

Scotsman Hotel Ice Machines and Ice Dispensers: Few Do it Better

(May 23, 2013)
If you own or operate a hotel, motel, inn, or bed and breakfast, few appliances are more important to your hotel guests than the ice machine and ice dispenser. The ice machine and ice dispenser can also be a cause of great stress for your guests if the right combination is not chosen. In many online reviews, hotel guests have complained that loud ice machines ruin their night of rest, or ice dispensers do not store an adequate amount of ice. In this article, we look at Scotsman hotel ice machines and hotel ice dispensers and examine what sets them apart from others. This way, you can make sure your guests are never without ice.


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Scotsman Countertop Ice Makers: A Guide and Comparison

(May 17, 2013)
With so many countertop ice makers available from Scotsman, finding the right one may be a difficult task. Scotsman provides ice makers that produce flake ice, nugget ice, and cubelet ice, and all of these ice makers feature different dimensions and ice making capabilities. We created the following page with a unique chart so you can compare all of Scotsman's countertop ice makers with the use of one simple, easy to use image. Follow the link provided to find the best countertop ice maker from Scotsman for your establishment.


Scotsman Countertop Nugget Ice Maker

Countertop Ice Makers Offer Nugget Ice Anywhere

(May 15, 2013)
Countertop ice makers from Scotsman are a great way to get a lot of ice into an area that does not offer a great deal of space. These nugget ice makers make upwards of 500 pounds of ice per day, and can be placed almost anywhere ice is desired. They combine the compact size of an undercounter ice maker with the higher output of an ice making head. These countertop ice makers are perfect for offices, cafeterias, and health care facilities. Continue reading to find out more about these countertop ice makers from Scotsman's MDT Series.


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Complete Your Kitchen Redesign with Four New Appliances

(May 7, 2013)
If you are looking to build a new home, or simply remodel your kitchen, these four appliances should receive some consideration. Included in this list is Scotsman's CU50, the compact undercounter ice maker that makes elegant gourmet ice cubes. Check out what other "essentials" we've listed, which no new home or kitchen should be without.


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Buying an Ice Machine for Your Snack Bar

(May 2, 2013)
Whether you own a snack bar or concession stand, or manage one, there is one necessity that all hot, thirsty patrons require: ice. On a hot summer day with the sun beating down, no one wants to suffer with lukewarm beverages. Consider the options mentioned here and find the best undercounter or countertop ice maker to suit your snack bar or concession stand.


Scotsman NU130 Undercounter Nugget Ice Maker

The Scotsman NU130: One Last Chance!

(April 30, 2013)
If you missed your chance to acquire one of Scotsman's coveted NU130s, you have one last chance to get your hands on one! Scotsman recently came across a few of these undercounter nugget ice makers (less than ten), and we can now offer them at Ice Machines Plus again on a very limited basis. Continue reading for more information, or click through directly to the Scotsman NU130 product page. If you miss your chance to buy an NU130 again, there are a few other viable replacements listed in this article.

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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. To start this year, Scotsman was named one of Energy Star's "Preferred Partners" due to their energy efficient ice machines. It is well known that Scotsman provides some of the most energy efficient ice machines to date, and it is no surprise that they received Energy Star's recognition.

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Scotsman Ice Machines: Ice Making and Money Saving

(January 24, 2013)
High water costs in your area? Why not consider a Scotsman ice machine? Ice machines from Scotsman use the least amount of water when compared to the competition. It's evident in the graph shown in this article. Over its lifetime, a Scotsman ice machine can save you over a hundred thousand gallons of water, and in turn save you thousands of dollars in operating costs.

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Upgrade Your Ice Machine: Lower Costs, Increase Profits

(January 15, 2013)
In this article, Scotsman and Manitowoc ice machines are placed under a microscope. We take a look at the more advanced features of the Scotsman Prodigy ice machines and look at the improvements that have been made to them. If you're looking to lower the cost of owning your ice machine, this article is a must-read. Only Prodigy and Indigo ice machines offer the technology listed in this article, making them increasingly popular among consumers.

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Scotsman Nuggets (Ice, Not Chicken) in the Cafeteria

(December 19, 2012)
While we mentioned the popularity of Scotsman's nugget ice in a previous article, this one takes the next step and provides you with one option for your cafeteria to offer nugget ice to your employees or students. The Scotsman N0422 and ID150B ice dispenser are highlighted here, and are examined in detail. You can also find out a bit more about Scotsman's "Nug Truck" in this article.

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Scotsman’s MDT3F12: Flake Ice For Health Care

(November 20, 2012)
When it comes to the preferred ice for health care facilities, flake ice and nugget ice are clear the clear cut winners. With the Scotsman MDT3F12, you can have nearly 400 pounds of flake ice produced per day from a compact, countertop flake ice maker. For smaller health care facilities, this flake ice maker is a great fit, as it does not require a great amount of room to operate, and was designed to make ice quietly and effectively so as to not disrupt the staff or residents. Read more about the Scotsman MDT3F12 for more information.

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Scotsman’s MDT5N40A: Nugget Ice 24/7

(November 15, 2012)
One of the ways in which health care facilities differ from other establishments is the fact that they must remain open and in operation around the clock, for 24 hours a day. The ice machine chosen to supply ice for these establishments should make ice to meet these round-the-clock requirements, and that is precisely what the MDT5N40A from Scotsman does, making up to 523 pounds of nugget ice per day. Find out if this nugget ice machine will fit in your health care facility by reading more.

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Scotsman Ice Machines: Prodigy Ice Machines Are Better Than Babies

(October 30, 2012)
Sure, everyone loves babies, but let's face it- they can be difficult to manage, care for, and clean up after. Ice machines from the Scotsman Prodigy Series however, virtually care for and clean themselves. If you haven't bought an ice machine yet, and are looking for one that makes cleaning and care an effortless task, consider a Scotsman Prodigy ice machine. These units provide cleaning reminders, and are incredibly easy to maintain. Continue reading this article to find out more about Scotsman's Prodigy ice machines

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Scotsman Ice Machine Reviews

(October 25, 2012)
In this article, six of the most popular Scotsman ice machines are reviewed. Three of them are undercounter units, so if Scotsman is your preferred brand, it may do you some good to research a bit of additional information regarding their undercounter ice machines. These six units all make different ice styles too, so you can find the best one to suit your establishment. Most of Scotsman's cube producing ice machines are Energy Star qualified, and use the least amount of water in the ice making process, making Scotsman one of the preferred ice machines for those wishing to "go green" in their home or business. Read the Scotsman ice machine reviews for more information.

Scotsman MDT5N40 Countertop Ice Maker

Nugget Ice From Scotsman’s MDT5N40: Countertop Convenience

(October 19, 2012)
If you read the article below regarding nugget ice and its popularity, then this one will be a good followup read. The MDT5N40 is a countertop nugget ice machine that is a great addition to the workplace, especially in health care facilities (doctor's offices, hospitals, etc.) There are many benefits to be reaped with this ice machine and this article reviews and highlights them appropriately.

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The Secret of Nugget Ice from Scotsman

(September 26, 2012)
If you are not familiar with nugget ice, you may want to familiarize yourself with this ice form as soon as possible. Recently winning our Best Ice Ever tournament, nugget ice is wildly popular and has fans and followers across the country. This ice style has transformed the way people enjoy their beverages, and can allow your to distinguish yourself from your competitors very quickly. Read on to find out more about America's favorite ice style.

Scotsman Hotel Ice Machine and Ice Dispenser

Scotsman's C0530SA on the HD30B Hotel Dispenser: No Professional Required

(August 13, 2012)
The people operating your hotel ice machine and ice dispenser may not be the most familiar with these large commercial units. Never fear though- the Scotsman C0530SA and HD30B are operated easily and require service infrequently. This hotel ice dispenser was designed to accept larger containers, and to dispense ice more easily due to the smaller cubes provided by the C0530SA.

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The Ice Express System from Scotsman Puts Ice Wherever You Need It

(July 9, 2012)
If you've got an ice machine and need to transport the ice it creates, the process can be a difficult, tedious one. However, with Scotsman's Ice Express System, Ice is moved easily, and more importantly, ice can be transported in a sanitary way well. This article provides more details regarding Scotsman's Ice Express System, which is great if you have one ice machine, but require ice to be moved all around your establishment.

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Scotsman Partners with Franke to Revolutionize Ice Machine Cleanliness

(May 18, 2012)
Scotsman and Ice-O-Matic have partnered with Franke Foodservice to revolutionize the revolutionize the cleanliness of your ice machine. By using ozone in their water filters, Franke has found a more efficient way to eliminate the growth of microorganisms, mold, and bacteria, and this technology is now available for use on all Scotsman and Ice-O-Matic ice machines. Continue reading for more details.

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Gourmet Ice from the Scotsman CU50: Pure Elegance

(May 2, 2012)
Scotsman's CU50 is one of the more versatile 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 well. Continue reading for more information regarding the CU50.

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Scotsman Countertop Nugget Ice Makers

(April 17, 2012)
Scotsman's countertop ice maker and dispenser units from the MDT Series are excellent for those who desire an ice machine, but don't need a larger ice making head and ice bin taking up a great amount of space. These countertop units are great for health care facilities, hospitals, offices, cafeterias, and anywhere else that people desire ice from a "self-service" ice maker.

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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.

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Commercial Quality - Scotsman Anywhere and Everywhere

(February 27, 2012)
Whether you're looking for a small ice maker for the home that creates 50 pounds a day, or a commercial ice making head that can create up to 2,000 pounds of ice per day, Scotsman has something to suit you and your business. Scotsman ice machines are built with an undeniable commercial quality, and also conveniently use less water and electricity than competing ice machines. Continue reading to find out more about what makes Scotsman an excellent choice.

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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 demand, and remain dormant when ice needs are low. Scotsman's Prodigy ice machines are some of the few that offer programmable ice production. Read this article to find out more.

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Scotsman NU130: Luvin' the Nug

(August 18, 2011)
Odds are, if you've tried nugget ice before, you loved it. Now that Scotsman has released the NU130, nugget ice lovers can have the delicious nugget ice they crave in the comfort of their own home. The NU130 is also a convenient undercounter ice machine, so you don't have to worry about it taking up a great amount of space in your home.

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Scotsman Celebrates Nugget Ice's 30th Anniversary

(March 25, 2011)
30 years ago, Scotsman took a stand. They decided that ice was not required to be in cubed form, and created the now infamous nugget ice. This ice has revolutionized the world of ice, ice makers, and ice machines, and today it is the preferred ice of the public. Check out the countertop nugget ice makers mentioned in this article from Scotsman's MDT Series - perfect for offices, cafeterias, and health care facilities. Read on to learn more about nugget ice and its versatility.