Monthly Archives: December 2012

  1. Manitowoc’s ID-0522A: Indigo - ing Thin

    If you know anything about ice machines, you know that Manitowoc’s Indigo ice machines provide some of the greatest advancements in ice machine technology to date. The Manitowoc ID-0522A is no exception to this fact, but it provides even greater advantages than other ice machines from Manitowoc’s Indigo Series. Specifically, the ID-0522A is one of the thinnest ice machine available right, measuring only 22 inches wide. It is eight inches narrower than its cousin, Manitowoc's ID-0530A. Although it is notably thinner, you won’t have to worry about sacrificing production due to its slim size. The ID-0522A still has the ability to produce up to 475 pounds of dice cubes on a daily basis – a great amount of ice production for a compact ice machine.

    Manitowoc’s ID-0522A IS Indigo

    Indigo ice machines are on the cutting edge of ice machine technology. These ice machines (including the ID-0522A) provide intelligent feedback regarding your ice machine’s operation for round-the-clock status updates on your ice machine’s performance. In doing so, you can be sure that the ID-0522A will operate free from problems. If an issue does arise, you will be notified of it immediately, giving you ample time to solve the problem. Nothing’s worse than walking into your bar or restaurant to start a shift and seeing an empty ice bin to start the day.

    One of the most unique features that the ID-0522A provides is its programmability. Manitowoc has equipped this Indigo ice machine with technology that allows users to program the ID-0522A to produce a set amount of ice every day. This can be helpful if you have days that are notably slower than others, or if your close your establishment on weekends or holidays. This saves money on operating costs, and provides the best, freshest ice for your patrons to enjoy. Indigo ice machines like the ID-0522A offer great benefits that few other ice machines can match.

    Efficiency is Key for Manitowoc’s ID-0522A

    Since Manitowoc’s ID-0522A can be programmed to create ice when it is needed, it is not required to operate at all hours of the day. This means that water is used less frequently, and less power is used while the ice machine is dormant. All of these features have combined to create an energy efficient ice machine that is ENERGY STAR qualified. Energy Star units like the ID-0522A are desirable as they qualify for discounts and rebates in some areas. This is an added incentive aside from their conservative use of resources like water and electricity.

    Manitowoc’s ID-0522A: Popular, and In Stock!

    It is well-documented that Manitowoc ice machines are incredibly popular across the United States. They are some of the most sought-after ice machines in the country. With such a high demand, it can be difficult to apprehend one of these ID-0522A ice machines in a reasonable timeframe. At IceMachinesPlus.com however, we currently have the ID-0522A in stock and ready to ship out. This way, you aren’t left waiting for your ice machine as orders are processed and paperwork is filed. The ID-0522A will be shipped as soon as your order is placed – in many cases the same day the order is received.

    Manitowoc ID-0522 Thin Indigo Ice MachineIf you require a new ice machine for your bar or restaurant, consider the Manitowoc ID-0522A. This thin, energy efficient ice machine creates dice cubes that are perfect for mixed drinks, soft drinks, and iced coffees and tea. The ID-0522A is an excellent ice machine for small to midsized bars, restaurants, and cafes. Be sure to find an appropriate ice storage bin or ice dispenser to go with it as well, if you require one. As always, our Ice Experts are standing by waiting to help or assist you if you have any questions or problems. With Manitowoc’s ID-0522A, thin is Indigo.

  2. True T-49: A-PLUS Refrigeration

    Prior to this week, the “Plus” in our brand name served little more than a fancy extension to the products we offered at Ice Machines Plus. We could recommend water filters, operating stands, ice scoops, or other accessories, but recently we have decided to expand our selection a bit. Now the “Plus” in our name encompasses refrigerators – along with many other commercial appliances – and also includes the True T-49, an exceptional, Energy Star rated, commercial refrigerator from True. We now supply even more products and accessories, with more being added to our inventory every day, so you can outfit your business with the highest quality, most profitable equipment possible.True T-49 Energy Star Refrigerator

    We chose to spotlight the True T-49 because it encompasses everything that a good commercial refrigerator should. It provides a good amount of storage space, with 49 cubic feet available. It is durable, with the ability to resist the wear and tear that inevitably comes with life in the busy commercial kitchen. It was also smartly designed both internally and externally as well, which we will cover later. Perhaps most important is the fact that the True T-49 is energy efficient as well, having earned an Energy Star qualification due to its conservative consumption of electricity, and the efficient way it keep products cool.

    When we refer to a smart design, the T-49 performs well on all levels. Internally, there are six adjustable, PVC coated wire shelves – each with the ability to hold up to 250 pounds. Since the shelves are adjustable, there are near infinite possibilities as to what you are allowed to store in the True T-49. The compressor, mounted on the bottom, operates in the coolest, cleanest area of the kitchen. Top-mounted compressors often operate in a dirtier, greasier environment, and are more susceptible to a shortened life. The bottom mounted compressor also makes service and cleaning a far easier task than it would be with a top-mounted compressor.True T-49 PVC coated shelves lastExternally, the True T-49 leaves little to be desired. The doors are constructed of fine 300 Series stainless steel – the finest available – which is better at resisting dings, dents, and scratches. It is far easier to clean too. The recessed door handles prevent users from catching clothing or chef coats on them, making the kitchen a safer operating environment. If you have ever had the misfortune of working in a kitchen with protruding lever handles, you know painful a whack in the ribs or to the elbow can be. The True T-49 eliminates this risk altogether.

    Recent trends also suggest that energy efficiency is playing an increasing role in the selection process for commercial refrigerators. The True T-49 performs well in many areas and has earned its Energy Star label for many reasons. The T-49 features oversized fan blades to circulate air better while consuming less energy. The magnetic gaskets and self-closing doors ensure that the doors to not remain open, and are sealed positively when closed, keeping the cool air inside. These features, among others, keep the True T-49 a step ahead of the competition.

    If you’re in the market for a new commercial refrigerator, the True T-49 should receive much consideration. Having worked with this refrigerator in a few different foodservice establishments, I have found it is a “must have” if you require a mid-sized refrigerator, with a good balance between product quality and price. Consider the T-49 from True for all of your kitchen’s refrigeration requirements.

  3. Scotsman Nuggets (Ice, Not Chicken) in the Cafeteria

    Sure, chicken nuggets are delicious, but today we’re talking about nugget ice from Scotsman. This ice has found followers around the world, and now it can be available in your cafeteria with Scotsman’s nugget ice producing N0422 ice machine, and the ID150B ice dispenser. With these two combined, you can have a nugget ice machine, and a suitable dispenser to distribute ice to everyone who uses your cafeteria.

    Love the Nug Truck Delivers Scotsman's Nugget IceThe followers of nugget ice will go to great lengths to attain their favorite form of frozen water. In an attempt to appease them, Scotsman introduced the “Nug Truck” a few years ago. This truck travels from state to state, delivering nugget ice to the masses. Instead of going through the hassle of scheduling a visit from the truck, you can get all the nugget ice you want from the N0422- one of Scotsman’s nugget ice heads, and have these nuggets dispensed with the ID150B. Nugget ice is beloved because of its physical properties. It is small, chewable, cools rapidly, and retains the flavors of the drinks it cools.

    Scotsman’s N0422 can create up to 420 pounds of nugget ice per day, while the ID150B can hold and store up to 150 pounds of ice at any given moment. The ID150B operates with a simple push bar lever to dispense nugget ice, and was designed to dispense nugget ice with ease. Ice dispensers from other companies may not be equipped to dispense nugget ice, but with Scotsman’s ID150B, you will receive reliable dispensing whenever ice is needed.

    Nugget ice machines from Scotsman’s Prodigy Series are incredibly efficient, and the N0422 is no exception. These ice machines use up to 50% less water than standard cube producing ice machines, and require 15% less energy to operate. The N0422 is also covered by an industry leading warranty, with three years of coverage on all the ice machine’s parts and labor.
    Scotsman N0422 Nugget Ice Machine on ID150B Nugget Ice Dispenser
    People love nugget ice. It fits well in coffee, soda, juices, and water. With a nugget ice machine like the Scotsman N0422 on top of the Scotsman ID150B dispenser, you can offer this delightful ice in your building’s cafeteria. Scotsman ice machines are some of the most reliable on the market today, and if you need an ice machine, be sure to keep Scotsman in mind. At IceMachinesPlus.com, we have the knowledge and the expertise to find you the right ice machine for your establishment, no matter the application. Ice after all, is what we’re all about.

  4. The Ice-O-Matic GEMU090: What Are You Waiting For?

    Sunny dayWith another balmy December upon us in New England, it really makes one start to worry – How accurate are these global warming reports? Should I be worried about coastal flooding? But most importantly, when can I start enjoying a margarita by the pool in January? With temperatures on the rise across the planet, why not start preparing now, with the GEMU090 from Ice-O-Matic? This way, if the scientists’ reports are correct, you are well prepared with your own state of the art, undercounter ice machine from Ice-O-Matic. The ice may be melting rapidly at the poles, but it doesn’t have to be gone from your life.

    The Ice-O-Matic GEMU090 far supersedes the competition when it comes to undercounter ice making. This ice machine from Ice-O-Matic makes nugget ice – that same soft, chewable ice found in select coffee shops and drive-up dining establishments across the country. Ice-O-Matic labels it as Pearl Ice, but its features and characteristics are completely identical. It is well documented that nugget ice cools beverages well, but its small, soft nature also allows it to be used to pack small coolers – a great asset to have with temperature on the rise!

    Due to its size, the Ice-O-Matic GEMU090 can be installed just about anywhere. Our customers are placing this undercounter ice machine in game rooms, in the garage, and in their bars at home. Some have set theirs up poolside too, as the Ice-O-Matic GEMU090 has been approved for outdoor use as well. It wouldn’t be the worst thing to have an ice machine on your deck, patio, or poolside while you lounge around in the sun. With the GEMU090, you can do just that. All this Ice-O-Matic ice machine requires is a water supply and a 115 volt plug-in design, and you will have all the Pearl Ice you could desire.

    The GEMU090 from Ice-O-Matic is perfect for personal uses and applications. It will create up to 85 pounds of ice per day, and its internal bin holds 22 pounds of ice when filled completely. It is available with either a drain pump or a gravity drain to remove excess water from the ice machine. The Ice-O-Matic GEMU090 is one of the slimmest undercounter ice machines available, measuring a petite 14.875 inches wide. If you have concerns about finding space for this ice machine, that figure should lay them to rest. The Ice-O-Matic GEMU090 truly is a go-anywhere,   do-anything ice machine.

    The Ice-O-Matice GEMU090 Undercounter Nugget Ice Maker

    Maybe you missed the boat on Scotsman’s NU130 (discontinued). Maybe you’re too busy doomsday prepping. Whatever your reason, we’ll allow you a pass for now, but if you haven’t even considered the Ice-O-Matic GEMU090, we have to ask, what are you waiting for? This is one of the hottest selling ice machines on the market right now, and if you continue to wait, the opportunity just might pass you by. Give us a call or browse our news archives for more information regarding the Ice-O-Matic GEMU090. Fill up the pool, grab the sunscreen, and let’s get ready for a heat wave!

  5. Scotsman Joins Clean Water Movement; Donating to Women for Water in 2013

    Women for Water LogoBeginning in 2013, Scotsman will start donating a portion of each healthcare ice machine sold to the Women for Water movement – the Global Water Challenge’s newest campaign. It is estimated that this new campaign will provide clean drinking water and water for sanitation purposes to thousands of people in its first year of operation. Scotsman knows how important clean drinking water is around the world, and that many struggle on a daily basis to attain it. By donating to the Women for Water campaign, Scotsman will help those in need to find the water they sorely need to survive.

    The Global Water Challenge is an organization with a goal to provide sanitary drinking water for those in need. To date, they, with their partners help, have brought clean water to over 200 million people around the world. The trickle-down effect this has in these areas is unfathomable. With clean, drinkable water, disease and illness are reduced, and less time is spent collecting water. The Global Water Challenge notes that in some areas, women may spend three to five hours gathering water every day! This leaves little time to tend to the family, gain an education, or bring in a steady income.

    With something as simple as clean water, all of these negative issues can be slowed, if not eliminated entirely. While we in the United States are fortunate enough to have a system in place where clean water is delivered to us in our homes, others do not have this luxury. Scotsman understands this as well, which is why they have teamed up for this clean water movement.

    Scotsman's MDT5N25A Countertop Nugget Ice Dispenser   The following units are all categorized by Scotsman as health care ice machines: the MDT2C12A, MDT3F12A, MDT4F12A, MDT5N25A, MDT5N25W, MDT5N40A, MDT5N40W, MDT6N90A, and the MDT6N90W. These ice machines are predominantly used in health care facilities as they create soft, chewable nugget ice, or fast melting flake ice. They both melt relatively quickly, minimizing the choking hazard for patients and residents. Consider one of Scotsman’s health care ice machines and help be part of the clean water movement. You can find out more about Scotsman’s partnership with the Global Water Challenge on their website. For more information regarding the Global Water Challenge, or their Women for Water Campaign you may follow the links provided.

    Scotsman continues to provide and promote quality ice machines for use in health care facilities. These MDT models make great additions in hospitals, retirement homes, hospitals, and any other health care facility that requires ice. Be sure to keep them in mind for your facility, as a portion of the sales go to help a great cause.

    Editor's Note: All MDT models have been replaced and updated except the MDT4F12A Flaker. For Nugget Ice Maker Dispensers, consider the HID models.

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