1. Ice-O-Matic Undercounter Ice Makers: A Trip Down Under

    Ice-O-Matic ICEU150 Underounter ice machine   In the past, we have focused on specific ice makers from Ice o’matic, but today we turn our focus to the three most popular undercounter ice makers available from Ice-o-matic: The ICEU150FA, the ICEU220FA, and the ICEU300FA. If you saw a picture of the three of these ice makers, you might not be able to notice any real differences. These ice undercounter ice machines do however, produce at different rates, hold different amounts of ice, and fit better in different environments or locations. Hopefully this article will serve to enlighten readers about Ice-o-matic’s three most popular undercounter ice makers, and then the reader can assess whether or not they are appropriate for their home, office,

  2. Rebates on Energy Star Ice Machines

    ENERGY STARWe’ve talked about ENERGY STAR requirements for ice machines in the past. We didn’t really touch on one of the biggest up-front benefits that you’ll receive for going with an ENERGY STAR certified ice machine in your restaurant, hospital, institution, or office: you can get money back.

    That’s right, there are real rebates given to you from ENERGY STAR for choosing to purchase machines that are compliant. That makes it even easier for you to go green and conserve water and power. There are only a few things which you must do in order to be compliant with the program and receive your rebate.

    • You must be replacing a non-ENERGY STAR machine with a

  3. ENERGY STAR and Easy Cleaning - The Scotsman CU3030MA-1

    Full Cube Made by HISU Undercounter Ice Machines Energy conservation is a crucial topic for any restaurant or bar that wants to maximize their profits. The more ice you can make for any given quantity of electricity and water, the better, right? The ENERGY STAR program is a good place to start looking for an energy efficient ice machine. To get an ENERGY STAR label, a machine has to undergo rigorous testing to check its resource consumption.

    Here’s an example of one of our ENERGY STAR-compliant machines. The Scotsman CU3030MA-1 is an air-cooled undercounter ice machine that can pump out quite a lot of ice. The machine can make 250 pounds every 24 hours and can hold 110 pounds in its integrated storage bin. It h

  4. The Car Wash of Dishwashers: The Conveyor Dishwasher

    champion dishwasher Dishwashers come in all shapes and sizes for commercial settings, but one type stands out if you need a constant stream of clean. That type is the conveyor dishwasher. Think of it like a car wash for dishes. Dirty racks go on one end, clean dishes come out the other ready for reuse.

    Some units are quite small, while others are very large. The size you’ll need depends on how many racks per hour you need to wash and whether you want additional components like a booster heater or a drying unit. One of our smaller units, the Fagor FL-200W-NB, can wash up to 150 racks per hour and is insulated for sound so it can be used in larger bars and restaurants. However, it does not have a boo

  5. The Bartender's Friend: Fagor Undercounter Dishwasher

    We recently had a real treat: an opportunity to stay at one of the hotels in the area.  Being a supplier to the restaurant business, we can’t help but notice how people run their bars, restaurants, and other food service areas. 

    Since it was a trip for pleasure, we didn’t ask for a tour behind the scenes. What we did notice, however, was that on the Friday night that we went to the hotel bar, he was the busiest man in the house.  He was taking care of folks for the playoff games, fielding questions from patrons, and simultaneously mixing drinks.  Another thing we noticed was that there was a huge pile of glasses piling up in his 3-area undercounter sink.

    Fagor Undercounter Dishwasher For that kind of volume, our friendly bartender might have benefited from a

  6. New Climate Regulations for Commercial Ice Machines

    Climate Change Skyline Commercial ice machines were the focus for energy regulators this week as President Obama’s Climate Action plan zeroed in on efficiency standards for automatic commercial ice makers.  It’s part of the nationwide effort to regulate energy efficiency standards for consumer goods.

    “The Energy Department is committed to building on this progress, and will continue to develop standards that move the US closer to a low-carbon future,” says Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

    The move will save $600 million for consumers in the next thirty years.  It will also reduce carbon emissions by 4 million metric tons.  The new rules are set to save consumers nearly $80 billion by the year 2080. 

    The regulations th

  7. ENERGY STAR Dishwashers

    According to the EPA, restaurants use the most water through dishwashing.  It makes sense. Restaurants have a constant stream of dishes in and dishes out. The biggest place where a restaurant can save energy and water on dishwashing comes in the choice of the equipment. 

    Several dishwashers, including ones from Jet Tech, Fagor, and CMA Dishmachines are able to use the ENERGY STAR certification.  These machines are proven to have more of an eye toward both water and energy efficiency.  Each of them has risen up to the standards of the EPA and the ENERGY STAR criteria.

    Here are just some of the ENERGY STAR Dishwashers:

  8. Hoshizaki and Energy Star Week Wrap-Up

    We’ve been talking all week about ENERGY STAR and the major brands of ice machines that meet the standards.  You can definitely save a little dough on your bills when you choose ENERGY STAR certified models, as they represent the most energy and water efficient machines in the industry.  Hoshizaki ice machines was declared the ENERGY STAR partner of the year, a sign of their dedication to energy savings. The air-cooled ones are going to be to your best benefit when it comes to energy efficiency, as many of the water-cooled ones cost a bit more and use a LOT of water. 

    This is the last of the series for the week, so here is a list of the cubers from four major brands that are ENERGY STAR certified. 



  9. Ice-O-Matic Ice Machines and ENERGY STAR

    We’ve been taking a look at some of the ENERGY STAR machines we offer all week, and today we’re turning our attention to the Ice-O-Matic ice cuber machines.  All of the following machines have been certified to the ENERGY STAR standard, making them firm competition with the others in their class and shining examples of energy efficiency. Here are a few examples


    Ice Production





  10. Manitowoc Ice Machines and ENERGY STAR

    The cube ice machine is the standard ice machine type for restaurants, self-service convenience stores, and more.  Yesterday, we talked about the Scotsman ice makers that make cube and half cube ice.  Today, we’re going to talk about Manitowoc cube ice machines that are ENERGY STAR certified. 

    There are more ice makers from Manitowoc that are ENERGY STAR certified than the ones from Scotsman, primarily because each one of the models has a full cube and half cube option.  There are also some, designated with IR, that have ‘regular’ cubes. 

    Here are the cube ice machines from Manitowoc which are ENERGY STAR certified. 

    Model Type

    Gallons per 100 lbs

    Ice Production / Storage

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