Indigo Ice Machines

  1. Give Your Manitowoc Ice a Tan

    We have been amazed with the rise of health inspections mentioning ice machines that have mold, dirt, slime, and other material in them.  This is especially shocking when we know that the newer machines like the Manitowoc ice machines have a wide range of features and attachments that make cleaning a snap.

    Give your Manitowoc Ice a Tan

    We are firm believers in cleanliness, as clean surfaces not only extend the life of your Manitowoc ice machines, but they keep your restaurants away from the negative spotlight that health inspectors can give.  While they don’t automatically come attached to the Manitowoc Ice machines, we’ve found that the Luminice Growth Inhibitor leaves the ice in the bin cleaner and fresher.

    Luminice Growth Inhibitors are installed directly into your Manitowoc ice machines so you don’t have to worry about where you&rsqu

  2. A Quiet Ice Machine is Key for Hotel Guests' Rest

    Do Not Disturb Sign on Door KnobWhile recently browsing hotel reviews, we noticed a recurring trend coming to light - a lot of people are unsatisfied with their overnight hotel stays due to the noise created by an obnoxious ice machine! The negative reviews were varied – some complained about room cleanliness or poor room service, but the ice machine was the number one culprit when it came to ruining guests’ sleep time. Whether it was from a whirring condenser, the clanging of a malfunctioning machine, the sound of ice dropping in the middle of the night, or the noise made by people accessing ice - a room next to the ice machine was often conducive to a poor night of rest.

    For most hotel and motel owners (save for ski resorts and those in more temperate climates), the summer months bring the greatest influx of visitors. This is the

  3. The Manitowoc NEO: The Next (Little) Big Thing is Here

    NEO LogoIf you look up the definition of the word ‘neo’ at, you will find that it means “ … ‘new,’ ‘recent,’ ‘revived,’ or ‘modified’…” . That is exactly what Manitowoc is introducing with their newest undercounter ice machine, the NEO – a revolutionary, state of the art ice maker. This machine is unlike any that has ever been created before. Manitowoc has in essence infused the technology of their Indigo ice machines with the compact convenience of an undercounter ice maker. The result was extraordinary – a smaller ice maker with a greater output, which used less water and energy than any of Manitowoc’s previous undercounter ice makers. It is fair to assume that the NEO will soon become the new standard for the undercounter ice makers of the f

  4. Ice Machine ENERGY STAR Partners Announced for 2013

    Energy Star LogoENERGY STAR has announced their award recipients for 2013, and many of the results are not surprising- not in the world of ice machines at least. Hoshizaki, Scotsman, and Manitowoc all took home accolades and acknowledgements this year. Hoshizaki and Scotsman were both named ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year, while Manitowoc Foodservice earned the “Sustained Excellence Award” for their continued commitment to, and production of ENERGY STAR qualified products. This is an especially celebrated year for ENERGY STAR, as 2013 marks their 20 year anniversary of setting the standard for energy efficiency across a wide array of spectrums.

    Over that 20 year period, ENERGY STAR estimates that their program has saved the American population over $230 billion and prevented over 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases from ente

  5. 5 Tips to Keep Your Ice Machine Performing Well

    1. Clean and Sanitize Your Ice Machine Regularly

    Clean and Sanitize Ice Machine RegularlyAs with any major appliance, your ice machine will require regular care and cleaning. Ignoring this can cause irreparable damage to your unit, allowing slime, mold, and scale to build up inside the machine. Aside from the damage this can cause, it is also unsanitary for those consuming the ice produced by your machine. An ice machine that is not cleaned regularly may produce foul smelling ice that alters the taste of the beverages it cools. Some smaller, self-contained undercounter ice machines require you to simply push a button to initiate their cleaning cycle, while larger ice machine and bin combinations require slightly more complicated measures to provide a proper cleaning.

  6. Manitowoc Ice Machines: The Best Ever?

    Manitowoc Ice Machine LogoThese days, everyone wants the best. We’re a country overwhelmed with rankings and standings, numbers and figures, and how much better one person, team, or product is than another. All we need to do is reference NCAA collegiate athletics, where we see power rankings, AP rankings, and coaches’ rankings used evaluate who is the best week after week. People obsess with being number one, but in the world of ice machines, Manitowoc ice machines have consistently outdone their competition year after year and they don’t show any signs of relinquishing the top spot any time soon.

    If you compare a Manitowoc ice machine to any other ice machine, you may be able to find a lower price from the competition. You may be able to find an ice machine that makes more ice as well. But with a Manitowoc ice machine, the quality and

  7. Manitowoc LuminIce Growth Inhibitor: Cleaner, Better Ice

    Manitowoc has received countless accolades for their ice machines over the past years. They have continued to expand on their excellence in the ice machine world. Manitowoc Indigo ice machines have revolutionized the way in which ice is created, allowing ice to be created faster, and more efficiently than in the past. These same Manitowoc ice machines can be further accessorized by the lesser known, but increasingly important LuminIce Growth Inhibitor System. This system helps keep your ice machine cleaner for longer periods of time, minimizing the growth of bacteria and mold, while helping prevent the dreaded slime in the ice machine. Your ice machine may face problems due to poor water quality, but the quality of your ice can also suffer if the interior of your ice machine is not treated properly. Manitowoc’s LuminIce system works to combat these issues.

    You’ve probably heard the saying, “a rolling stone gathers no moss”. If we take

  8. Manitowoc Remote Air-Cooled Ice Machines: Cool and Quiet

    The effect of continuous, oppressive heat on the human body is astounding. Excessive heat has been shown to increase stress, decrease productivity, and there is also a correlation between the crime rate and an increase in heat in many areas. Your Manitowoc ice machine reacts similarly, showing an inevitable decrease in production when the temperature of the air and water used by the ice machine increase. With a standard air-cooled Manitowoc ice machine, the problem may be cyclical, as the air released by the ice machine may be warmer, causing the temperature of the room in which it operates to increase.

    Manitowoc Ice Machines Provide More Consistent Production

    Manitowoc ice machines that are air-cooled, like all air-cooled ice machines, will increase the temperature of the room in which they operate, especially if it is smaller and without proper ventilation. This increase in temperature may cause your Manitowoc ice machine’s production to fall as well, but t

  9. Upgrade Your Ice Machine: Lower Costs, Increase Profits

    The Right Ice Machine Will Save Your Business Money

    If there were an easy way to make your business more money, would you consider it? You don’t need to answer that question, because we all already know the answer. Having the occasional promotion or special is a great short term way to draw in customers and to generate a buzz or interest in your establishment. Long term however, you must consider the money you spend as well as the money you generate. In the bar or restaurant, you are required to purchase food, soda, beer, liquor, and supplies on a weekly to monthly basis. These purchases are inevitable, so to save money long term, more consideration must be given to the amount of money spent simply on the cost of operating your larger kitchen appliances or machinery – appliances like your ice machine.

    It is both a blessing and a curse that most electronics, machinery, and appliances are outdated within a year or two after they

  10. 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 ma

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