Prodigy Ice Machines

  1. 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

  2. Scotsman Ice Machines: Less to Own, Less to Operate

    Scotsman Prodigy LogoHave you ever bought a car at a price that seemed like a phenomenal deal at the time? The price was low, the car looked good, and you were happy to drive away with your fancy new piece of property. If so, what happened next? Did the car perform poorly? Did it devour gas and drain your wallet? Most importantly, did it live up to your expectations from the day you bought it? Speaking from experience, it is not often that these “bargain deals” provide you with anything more than a headache, and they rarely provide the quality for which you may have been searching. Thankfully, when it comes to ice machines, Scotsman is a brand that can be relied on to serve your business for years to come. Scotsman’s high quality ice machines cost less up front and less to operate – and they do it without sacr

  3. Scotsman Hotel Ice Machines and Ice Dispensers: Few Do it Better

    Whether you choose to accept it or not, the following is true: The ice machine is one of the most important parts of the hotel, and can positively or negatively affect the outcome of your guests’ stay. If your hotel ice machine frequently runs out of ice, or keeps your guest up all night by rattling and clanging through the ice making process, you can undoubtedly expect to see your name listed among the various “Do Not Stay” Lists on travel websites across the internet. The web has given travelers the ability to better communicate and share personal insight regarding the hotel and motel industry. It would be foolish to let a bad review caused by your ice machine deter guests from booking a room at your establishment.

    Fortunately, Scotsman provides ice machines that Bad Reviewoperate quietly and hotel ice dispensers which also keep noise to a m

  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. Scotsman Ice Machines: Ice Making and Money Saving

    Save WaterIf you need a lot of ice, you are inevitably going to need a lot of water. With this in mind, we did some research to find out which ice machines are the most conservative in their water consumption. This article will be helpful for those that have high end ice needs (around 1,000 pounds per day) and are looking to cut costs where they can. Doing a bit of research, we looked at three cube producing ice machines that create around 1,000 pounds of ice per day. The ice machines assessed were the Scotsman C1030MA, the Manitowoc ID-1002A, and the Ice-O-Matic ICE1006A. What we found was an ice machine that will consume tens – possibly even hundreds – of thousands of gallons less than the others.

    All of these ice machines create around 1,000 pounds of ice per day. These ice machines may be used in large nightclubs like those found in

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Scotsman Ice Machines: Prodigy Ice Machines Are Better Than Babies

    Scotsman Prodigy Ice Machine Earth Logo

    Some of the most difficult facets of child rearing come during the early years. One of them is the child's inability to communicate. The same cry may mean feed me, change me, pay attention to me, or play with me. While it takes time for attentive parents to decipher what the child actually requires, there is a lot less to learn when it comes to Prodigy Ice Machines from Scotsman. These ice machines were designed to alert users of their needs and performance at all times, so you're never left clueless about what your ice machine is doing. They, like most ice machines, also come with an instruction manual (something that cannot be said for children).

    The way in which Scotsman's Prodigy Ice Machines communicate with users is through their AutoAlert® Indicator ligh

  9. Scotsman Ice Machine Reviews

    For years, Scotsman's ice machines have been providing businesses with reliable ice production. Scotsman ice machines continue to be some of the most popular in the industry, with a wide range of models available. Scotsman offers ice machines that create cube, flake, gourmet, and most popular, nugget ice. This ice is famous for its chewable nature, and for its flavor retaining capabilities, and has found numerous followers around the country. This article will review in detail some of Scotsman's most popular ice machines, what you can expect from them, and how they will fit into your establishment.

  10. Scotsman’s Prodigy C0530MA-1A: Five Stars and Green Lights

    Five Star Rating for Scotsman Ice MachinesIf you’ve read any of the reviews related to Scotsman’s C0530MA-1A then you’ve probably seen quite a lot of praise and five-star reviews. The reason for this is more than just because Scotsman continuously puts out quality, reliable ice machines. It’s because when you get an ice machine from Scotsman’s Prodigy Series, like the midsize C0530MA-1A, you get the comfort of the green lights that let you know all is well and right with your ice machine’s operation. Since this Scotsman ice machine will flash yellow or red when an issue arises, it can be serviced in a timely fashion, with the right fix applied the first time.

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