Monthly Archives: October 2012

  1. Scotsman Ice Machines: Prodigy Ice Machines Are Better Than Babies

    Scotsman Prodigy Ice Machine Earth Logo

    Some of the most difficult facets of child rearing come during the early years. One of them is the child's inability to communicate. The same cry may mean feed me, change me, pay attention to me, or play with me. While it takes time for attentive parents to decipher what the child actually requires, there is a lot less to learn when it comes to Prodigy Ice Machines from Scotsman. These ice machines were designed to alert users of their needs and performance at all times, so you're never left clueless about what your ice machine is doing. They, like most ice machines, also come with an instruction manual (something that cannot be said for children).

    The way in which Scotsman's Prodigy Ice Machines communicate with users is through their AutoAlert® Indicator ligh

  2. Scotsman Ice Machine Reviews

    For years, Scotsman's ice machines have been providing businesses with reliable ice production. Scotsman ice machines continue to be some of the most popular in the industry, with a wide range of models available. Scotsman offers ice machines that create cube, flake, gourmet, and most popular, nugget ice. This ice is famous for its chewable nature, and for its flavor retaining capabilities, and has found numerous followers around the country. This article will review in detail some of Scotsman's most popular ice machines, what you can expect from them, and how they will fit into your establishment.

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

    Ice-O-Matic ICEU150 Underounter ice machine   It's no mystery that in the world of undercounter ice machines, the ICEU150 from Ice-O-Matic is one of the most popular. As one of the leading producers of commercial undercounter ice machines, Ice-O-Matic has put every bit of their focus into creating an undercounter ice machine that does what Ice-O-Matic does best: Make a great amount of ice. Ice-O-Matic ice machines outperform similar ice machines in the same class, creating the most ice when air and water temperatures are ideal. For their price, these ice machines make the most amount of ice per dollar spent, which is one of the main reasons for their popularity among ice machine owners.

     One of the reasons Ice-O-Matic's ICEU150 remains in the good graces of consumers is its increased ice production and it

  4. Nugget Ice From Scotsman’s MDT5N40: Countertop Convenience

    Scotsman MDT5N40 Countertop Nugget Ice Maker   If you want a glass of ice water at work (or simply a glass of ice, or water) the process may be more tedious than it should be. If you have an ice machine, you may be required to go to it, scoop the ice, head to the water fountain or sink, and fill your glass. If there is no ice machine in your office, you may be reliant on others to refill the ice tray in your freezer (which is apparently a difficult task for some). All of these hassles can be bid adieu with Scotsman’s MDT5N40, a countertop nugget ice dispenser that also dispenses water, and it does so all while remaining one of the most sanitary ice and water dispensers available.

    This is the time of year when cold and flu season begins, and germs and bacteria are spread more easily. The water fountain is easily on

  5. Hoshizaki’s KM-1301SRH for the Big, Booming Businesses

    Success is something we can all appreciate. With success however, come more challenges and roadblocks. Let’s say you planned to open a large club and needed an ice machine that could produce over 1,000 pounds of ice per day. Hoshizaki provides a perfect ice machine in the KM-1301SRH. In a year or two, perhaps your business has doubled, and you want to expand, add an additional floor. Are you going to require another ice machine and bin from Hoshizaki? Maybe not. The KM-1301SRH is stackable, so you can double your ice machine’s production without needing to worry about finding more space for an additional ice machine to operate.

    As your success increases, your building may expand, and now so can your ice machines’ output. Look at New York City as an example. People flocked by the millions, and as space became an issue, the only feasible thing that could be done was done- build upward. With Hoshizaki’s KM-1301SRH, you can do the same thing- build up wit

  6. Scotsman’s Prodigy C0530MA-1A: Five Stars and Green Lights

    Five Star Rating for Scotsman Ice MachinesIf you’ve read any of the reviews related to Scotsman’s C0530MA-1A then you’ve probably seen quite a lot of praise and five-star reviews. The reason for this is more than just because Scotsman continuously puts out quality, reliable ice machines. It’s because when you get an ice machine from Scotsman’s Prodigy Series, like the midsize C0530MA-1A, you get the comfort of the green lights that let you know all is well and right with your ice machine’s operation. Since this Scotsman ice machine will flash yellow or red when an issue arises, it can be serviced in a timely fashion, with the right fix applied the first time.

  7. Scotsman’s NU130 is Gone, But the GEMU090 is Here!

    Well, the unfortunate day has come, and we at are officially out of stock of Scotsman’s undercounter, nugget producing ice machine- the NU130. Unfortunately, Scotsman will no longer be making a commercial model of the NU130, and all nugget ice lovers will be forced to search elsewhere for their beloved nugget ice. Thankfully, Ice-O-Matic (which is a branch of Scotsman Industries) can offer nugget ice lovers a break with the GEMU090. This undercounter ice machine provides all the same amenities as the NU130, and most importantly, will continue to be produced by Ice-O-Matic- a son of Scotsman Industries.

    Scotsman NU130 Nugget Ice Machine   Nugget ice lovers can now get the same quality nugget ice that Scotsman’s NU130 produced, simply with a different name- Pearl Ice. Pearl Ice is id

  8. Water-cooled Ice Machines: A Good Fit For You? Part II

    While our last article examined some of the benefits and drawbacks of water-cooled ice machines, this one will look a bit deeper into the performance of specific ice machines. Hoshizaki, Manitowoc, Scotsman, and Ice-O-Matic all provide ice machines that feature either air-cooled, remote-air cooled, or water-cooled condensers, and in most cases, you will have an ice machine that performs markedly different because of the way its condenser is cooled.  This article will serve to illustrate how much of a difference the condenser makes when it is water-cooled, and also show exactly how much water a water-cooled ice machine consumes.

    The ICE0520FW from Ice-O-Matic, C0522MW from Scotsman, KM-515MWH from Hoshizaki, and the ID-503W from Manitowoc are all w

  9. Water Cooled Ice Machines: Are They a Good Fit For You?

    We have written many articles and spoken at great lengths about the benefits of air cooled and remote air cooled condensers for your ice machine. Less is talked about or written about water cooled models, and for some good reasons, but this article will examine the benefits (and also note the drawbacks) of the ice machine that makes use of a water cooled condenser. In the second part, we will be comparing ice machines from the four major brands in the United States, and it will become clear that water cooled ice machines do provide some great benefits, but it is up to you to find out if they are right for your establishment.

    *Note: Water cooled ice machines can be identified by the suffix “W” at the end of the ice machine’s name. Air cooled ice machines are generally followed by an “A”, and remote air cooled ice machines generally end with an “R”, although Manitowoc uses an “N” to denote a remote air cool

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