Countertop Ice Machines

  1. Countertop Ice Makers Offer Nugget Ice Anywhere

    Scotsman Leads the Way with the MDT Series

    If you’ve never considered the ways in which ice can positively or negatively affect your business, then you probably haven’t done a great deal of research. In our March Madness “Best Ice Ever” Tournament, we proved that there are clearly some ice styles that are preferred over others.  Nugget Ice (known affectionately as Sonic Ice and Hospital Ice by its followers) is the preferred ice of the people, and since it was created over 30 years ago by Scotsman Ice Systems, this ice has grown in popularity at an incredible rate. Scotsman now offers more countertop ice makers that make and dispense nugget ice than ever before, and owning one can be greatly beneficial to your establishment.

    Countertop ice makers differ from standard ice machines and undercounter ice makers in a few ways. They make, store, and dispense ice from one compact unit. Though they are smaller, they generally hav

  2. Countertop Ice Dispensers for the Break Room

    Countertop Ice DispenserIce machines can be used for many purposes. You can use a flake machine to pack in your meat and fish for the night. You can use cubes from your restaurant ice machine, and you can even have a few nugget ice machines for your stay at the local hotel. Today, however, we’re going to talk about countertop ice dispensers.

    A long, long time ago, one of our employees used to work in a real estate office. The real estate office itself was kind of boring (from what they said), but the biggest perk about working there was the fact that their office was near the break room where there was a full convenience store soda setup for coworkers.

    Yes. Everyone could have sodas on demand. And,

  3. Crunch Ice Anytime with a Home Pearl Ice Machine

    pearl ice Having a pearl ice machine in your home means that you can get deliciously prepared crushed ice at any time of the day or night.  It means that you don’t have to worry about getting dressed to go down to the store or down to Sonic just to get a cup of cubes (yes, there are some people who do that).  By getting your own pearl ice machine you’re avoiding the middleman and taking control of your ice destiny.

    One of the ways to make your home office feel more like an office is to have an ice machine available there in conjunction with the ice machine that you have on the fridge.  Ice for your ‘work’ self and ice for your ‘home’ self.  For that true office feeling, put in an Ice-O-Matic G

  4. Follett Ice: The Cool Kids on the Block

    Follett Ice While your customers might not talk about it much, the ice machine that you have in your small convenience store can make the difference between whether customers stop in or just get their gas and move on.

    If you’re not experiencing high traffic, it’s necessary to do something to set yourself apart from the competition.  What can set your place apart better than having convenient ice?

    Follett ice machines have been leading the way in the small ice machine market.  While their machines don’t produce a million pounds of ice in an hour, you are able to get up to 400 pounds of delicious Chewblet ice in a day.  

  5. 5 Reasons to Love the Scotsman Ice MDT5N25A

    We love our ice machines here at Ice Machines Plus, and one of the machines that we feel doesn’t get enough attention is the MDT5N25 Touchfree Nugget Ice Machine and Dispenser.  There are a ton of reasons that we like this particular offering from Scotsman Ice Machines, but we narrowed it down to give.

    1.   Touchfree Ice and Water Dispensing

    The Scotsman Ice MDT5N25A-1H provides great tasting ice every time without having to bother with germ-attracting scoops or a huge bin.  Just good ice and water with clear buttons to press for each of them.

    2.  Stainless Steel Exterior

    There is something so modern and clean about the stainless steel finish.  For convenience store clerks and buffets where self-service water is necessary, the silver box is just easier to clean.

    3.  Fits Large Cups

    One of the things that we hate at Ice Machines Plus

  6. Countertop Ice Machines and Break Rooms? The Perfect Match

    All of the major ice machine brands make countertop ice machines that might fit your needs.  Many companies use their countertop ice makers in self-service functions or in break rooms. Today, we’re going to take a look at some of the countertop ice machines that have caught our eye.

    We’re especially fond of the kind that have both ice and water dispensers. In break rooms, people like having the all-in-one unit. It saves space on the counter. Plus, these systems have water filtration units that can fix that nasty tap water.

    Most of the countertop ice makers are completely touch free. You can just put your cup against the lever and the ice comes out. Some models even use sensors to detect when a cup is available.

    Here are some countertop ice machines that you’ll want to put into your break room:

    Scotsman MDT5N25A-1 523 LB TouchFree Nugget Ice Machine and Water Dispenser


  7. Do You Have an Ice and Water Dispenser in Your Office?

    Let’s take a look at the standard break room.  What do you see? There’s a fridge, a microwave, a couple of chairs, and maybe a table.  Most break rooms have five gallon water dispensers or bottled water available for their employees. Why not a sink? An ice and water dispenser is cheaper, cleaner, and more sustainable in an office environment.

    What are some advantages of an ice and water dispenser over tap water?

    • Ice and water dispensers are hands-free.  You don’t have to worry about contamination from other employees in the office.
    • Some people love having ice with their water. Cold water isn’t enough to satisfy their thirst.
    • There are no disposable plastic bottles necessary, which means that nothing additionally is going to our already overfilled landfills.
    • Aside from the gas that’s being spent to get the machine out there and mainte
  8. When is it time to get a new ice machine?

    With proper maintenance and care, our ice machines can last for decades.  However, our technology keeps improving and your business might have grown since your last purchase. You might have noticed that your machine is lagging a little bit behind the icepack.  What are some signs that you might need to replace your commercial ice machine?

    Energy Efficiency

    Over the past 20 years, advances have been made in energy efficiency. The modern Scotsman ice machines make ice using less energy than their 20-year-old counterparts, leaving more money in your pocket. Is your current ice maker as energy efficient as it could be?  

    Ice Production

    You have been putting your heart and soul into making your business grow.   Those efforts have really paid off, as you now have twice the number of customers as you had five years ago.  And yes, your Scotsman ice

  9. Ice Bucket Challenge Numbers

    Like you, we’ve been watching the ALS ice bucket challenge spread like wildfire around the Internet. People have been challenging their friends, neighbors, celebrities, and even orange traffic cones to take the challenge.  They’re complying, too (well, we haven’t seen the orange cone video yet).  Judging by the number of Youtube videos, over 1 million people have taken up the challenge.  

    This is incredibly encouraging news, because not only does it draw attention to a degenerative disease, it also means that more than one countertop ice maker out there is working a little more to make perfect cubes of ice.  Yes, there are some people out there who are putting ice in their ice buckets to make it extra cold! We wondered just how much ice has been used in all those bucke

  10. What Can You Expect from Scotsman Ice Countertop Ice Makers?

    Each variety of ice machine serves a definitive purpose and function.  The modular machines are the stand alone workhorses that you’ll find on hotel floors and in commercial kitchens.  Undercounter machines can be found in many bars, as they are perfect for bartenders to just grab a scoop of ice to put into their bar blenders.   Countertop ice machines bridge the gap between the front and back of the house.

    Scotsman Ice makes incredible countertop ice machines.Ice Cubes  Because of the company’s devotion to quality and longevity, this company has become one of the major players within the ice machine industry.  What can you expect from Scotsman ice machines?

    Convenience for the user

    Countertop ice machines are traditionally smaller than modular ice machines because they are designed to fit

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