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  1. Need a New Ice Machine? Let Us Help!

    Do You Need A New Ice MachineIf your ice machine consistently looks like this, it may be time to find a new one for your business.

    If you own an ice machine, chances are you’ve asked this question at one point or another. Unfortunately, there is no simple, clear cut explanation for why your ice machine is not making ice. There are many factors that play a part in the ice making process, and there are a lot of things that can go wrong with your ice machine in its lifetime. Hopefully, with this guide, you will be able to identify the problem or problems facing your ice machine and you will be able to get your unit back to doing what it is supposed to do – making ice for you and your establishment. We separated these issues into two categories: External Factors and Human Errors. Some are easy to fix while some require add

  2. New Compressor Optimizes Ice Cycle Performance

  3. Aching Back? Get an Ice Machine Stand

    Ice Machine StandIf there’s anything that restaurant owners from all over the country will do, it’s mention that there is no space for their tools and equipment in the kitchen. Sometimes, there’s very little room to put the ice machine, and it ends up being stuffed into highly awkward places. For some, the ice machines are a bit too low, and workers have to crouch down to get the ice. That’s where ice machine stands come in.

    An ice machine stand can take the bending out of getting ice. One simply mounts the ice machine, whether you’re looking at a Hoshizaki, Manitowoc, or Scotsman, on the stand, and you&

  4. Praise for the Barback

    BarbackWe love going to busy bars and seeing how they operate. The bartender entertains the guests and makes sure that the drinks are delivered on time, but it’s the bar back that is often the true hero of the bar. They are the ones who keep it running smoothly by making sure that all of the ingredients are in place for a successful performance.

    If the bartender doesn’t have an undercounter ice machine, barbacks are the ones who are in the kitchen, speedily working their ice scoops and ice shovels at the combination ice machines to get their ice buckets back to the ice storage bins.


  5. Club Raises Funds for Gym Ice Machine

    Ice TraysWhen you think about ice machines, you might think about the ice that you’re getting in bars or restaurants. Or, your mind might immediately turn to the convenience store nugget ice which is a huge draw for some of the convenience store chains around the area. But which other areas need ice?

    The Wilcox Quarterback Club in Wilcox, NM has another use for the ice machine. They recently bought an ice machine for the middle school so when someone got injured there wasn’t a mad dash to the high school gym or their cafeteria for ice. Applying ice is crucial in the early stages of an injury to prevent inflammation. Now the kids are thankful that they can get some relief for their bumps, bruises, and sprains.

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  6. Saipan Struggles to Get Ice after Disaster

    TyphoonThere are places in the world where the heat and the humidity get so unbearable during the summer months that the demand for having fresh ice cubes and fresh ice skyrockets. What if, though, there are entrepreneurs who step in, but they can’t supply enough ice to the rest of the population.

    That exact thing has happened for Saipan. One company makes ice which is supposed to take care of 40K people. It’s not enough, as they’ve had power and water issues for a very long time. 1,600 bags of ice put a damper in the amount of ice that people are able to purchase.

    Saipan ice production was crippled from a devastating typhoon which hit last year. There’s less being produced, but the prices have had to

  7. Tips For Choosing Ice Bags

    Summer is in full swing and the yearly demand for packaged ice is at its peak. Convenience stores, catering companies, marinas, hotels and other packaged ice distributors benefit from the seasonal rise in ice sales, but packaged ice sells throughout the rest of the year as well, especially around holidays.

    If you sell or provide ice in bulk, it’s important to know a few things about ordering and purchasing wholesale ice bags. There are many options in terms of size, types, materials and printing, so we’re here to give you a few tips on choosing the right plastic ice bags for your needs.


    Quality Matters

    Poorly manufactured ice bags cause problems - they can be difficult to fill and if

  8. Scotsman C0330MA-1 Ice Machine

    Glass of IceImagine that you run food service at a hotel. You have two bars at the hotel, one at the roof of the building and one at the lobby area. Your kitchen is located on the first floor, but it’s more attached to the restaurant that you’re also running. Now, imagine if you didn’t have an ice machine behind the bar. You’d have to have runners scampering up and down the service elevators, trying to hit up the hotel ice machines, and going to the kitchen to get their merchandise.

    Having an ice machine behind the bar just makes sense for everyone involved. This, when put together with a supply of glasses and other dishes and an undercounter dishwasher, puts the control into your bartender’s hands. It also me

  9. Boil Order? Throw Out your Ice

    Boiling WaterOwning an ice machine can be a serious responsibility to communities throughout the country. We have recently been going through a series of floods and other disasters, and one of the biggest needs to have on the scene is clean ice and clean water.

    When a storm happens, there are occasionally the boil water alerts – which means that there’s the potential for contamination coming through the water lines, so everyone should boil the water before using it. This includes for soda, for drinking water, for cooking and more. The ice machines need to be taken out of commission, too.

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  10. One Size does not fit all with Ice Machines

    One Size Does Not Fit AllDifferent institutions need different types of ice machines. For instance, a church ice machine might need to have medium volume and a large bin which would be perfect for storing the ice when it wasn’t in use. The restaurant ice machine might need something that has a larger volume which can handle a high ice turnover. What’s one of the reasons our ice machines by industry page was prepared.

    In the perfect ice machine world, one size would fit all, and everybody would be happy. That isn’t the case at all. For instance, could you see one of those huge hotel ice machines taking up residence as an undercounter bar ice machine? Or, can you see that your hospital would be using only flake ice for its many

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