Refrigerators

  1. Toppings for Frozen Yogurt

    Frozen Yogurt and Fruit We’re in love with ice and all things frozen over here at Ice Machines Plus, which brings us to today’s topic.  Today is Frozen Yogurt Day! In celebration of one of the best desserts in the world, we’re going to talk about some of the toppings that you can put on your frozen yogurt.

    Now, we know what you might be thinking: what do frozen yogurt flavors have to do with ice machines?  Maybe not a lot, but some of these frozen yogurt concoctions that you can make for the kid in you can be translated into super-sweet adult delights.

    Fruits

    Any type of fruit that you can think of works well with frozen yogurt and your frozen yogurt machine.  You can find a wide range of fruits, limited only by your imagination.  There’s peaches, pineapple, kiwi, pomegranate, bananas, blackberries, well, you get the idea. 

    Chocolates

    Yes, chocolate can play a part of your frozen yogurt experience. Now, we’re not doubting the healthiness of the frozen yogurt, but there are definitely some folks out there who believe that chocolate should go with everything.  You can even put chocolate flavored yogurt chips in your froyo.

    Nuts

    Nuts are popular as anything. Who’s to say that you can’t put a little bit of crunch in your own frozen libations?  You can run the gamut from peanuts to pecans to hazelnuts and even pistachios.  Blend it up in the froyo, and you’ve got a little surprise with each of your bites. 

    Candies

    Nope, you can’t leave out candies from the mix.  This covers a huge range, from candy imperials to lemon heads, to Pop Rocks to gummy bears and beyond.  Anything that’s considered candy can be put into your delicious frozen yogurt treat. 

    Syrups

    Here’s where you can go really crazy.  Chocolate syrup, butterscotch syrup, caramel syrup… they’re all up for grabs when you’re looking at a bowl of fresh frozen yogurt with just a touch of rum.  Hit it with just a little bit of the syrup and you have something completely decadent.

    Whether you’re making slushies with your nugget ice or frozen yogurt treats in your commercial freezer, you’re looking at a lot of fun with frozen yogurt.  

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  2. Design Considerations for Bar Coolers

    Back Bar Cooler What do you need to know before choosing a bar cooler? Quite a lot actually. Choosing the wrong bar cooler can have a major impact on your overall bottom line. If you’re opening a new bar or thinking about replacing your old bar cooler, here’s what you’ll need to know.

    Space considerations

    The primary thing to remember before choosing a bar cooler is that it has to fit into the available space. Measure the dimensions of your current unit to give yourself a guideline, or measure the void where the new one will go and subtract an inch on all sides. That will give enough air circulation for most units. If you’re looking for a reach-in beverage cooler, decide whether you’re going to place it on top of the bar or under the bar before measuring.

    Door type

    The best door type for bars is to have a sliding glass door. In a tiny bar with a lot of people it’s awkward to dodge the door every time it’s open. It’s also good to have glass instead of a solid type because you’ll spend less time trying to find what you’re looking for. That being said, some prefer a solid door so they don’t have to make their back bar equipment look neat in the fridge.

    What are you serving?

    If you are selling beer or wine, there are special coolers that have features to chill those drinks. For instance, wine coolers have racks to fit large wine bottles. Keg refrigerators might have draft lines installed into the unit. What you really want to avoid is buying a cooler that can’t fit your bottles.

    New or Used?

    You might be tempted to pick up a used unit, but be warned. The lifespan and quality of a used refrigeration unit may be far lower than you might think. It is better to bar coolers new so you know exactly what you’re getting.

  3. What Are You Putting Into Your Turbo Air TIDC-70W Dipping Cabinet?

    tidc-70wWe fully understand that you’re not thinking about ice cream sales right now, but we also know that this is the best time of year to get the planning for your summer ice cream shop in motion.  You might have just gotten the storefront, and you’re stocking it with the Turbo Air TIDC-70W Dipping Cabinet, but what do you put in the cooler?

    The ice cream dipping cabinet holds 12 3 gallon cans, so you’re not stuck with just chocolate, vanilla and strawberry.  The inside of it is illuminated enough so that your patrons are able to see the flavors without troubles or hassles (in case you want to have a dance party at the ice cream shop).  If it gets too chilly, you can manually defrost the inside, as well. 

    Here are a few flavors that we’re offering up as suggestions for your dipping cabinet.  We’d love to hear more about what you’ve got in mind for your ice cream shop.

    Cookies and cream – A great flavor to put inside of the cabinet.  Crush some Oreo cookies and then swirl it in with vanilla ice cream.  It’s a hit because there’s a little crunch to the creaminess of normal ice cream.

    Green Tea – Green tea ice cream gained popularity as more Japanese restaurants took to the American market.  Once the Japanese makers of green tea ice cream made it to the US, the flavor took off and can be seen in both ice cream shops and Japanese restaurants everywhere.

    Mint Chocolate Chip – One of our personal favorites, mint chocolate chip is made by combining chocolate chips with peppermint or spearmint.  This extraordinary flavor reigns supreme in ice cream, candies, and more.

    You can see that we’ve got a definitive love of chocolate here, but there are countless more flavors of ice cream that you can put into the mix.  What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?

  4. Turbo Air Glass Door Merchandisers Make Your Products Stand Out

    Glass door merchandiserThere is a tiny taqueria down the street attached to a gas station. They only take cash, but they make the best tacos on the planet. But that’s not the only reason I like going there. Behind the counter, they have a glass door merchandiser filled with every flavor of bottled Jarritos and canned Jumex.  Just seeing all of the exotic flavors like mango and guanabana makes me thirsty for them.

    There’s a farmer’s market down the road from there which is open for around 9 months out of the year. They have two cases with glass doors that display mason jars filled with local treats. Anything from chow chow to local honey can be found there.

    We see these types of refrigerated cases everywhere because they perform a double feature. They keep food cool, but glass door merchandisers also help customers see your inventory. If you do everything that you can to highlight what your customers are getting, they’re more likely to buy more of it. 

    These merchandisers are suited for both self-serve and full-serve applications.  The customers can either point at what they want, or they can reach into the cooler and grab something.  Grocery stores have been taking advantage of these types of impulse buys for years. With one of these your restaurant can too.

    Many of the units used in the refrigeration of cold drinks are ENERGY STAR certified, a seal which saves store owners and restaurant owners money in energy costs. With the versatility of these glass door merchandisers, it’s a wonder that more of them aren’t out in the field. 

  5. Turbo Air Glass Door Merchandisers Make Your Products Stand Out

    Glass door merchandiserThere is a tiny taqueria down the street attached to a gas station. They only take cash, but they make the best tacos on the planet. But that’s not the only reason I like going there. Behind the counter, they have a glass door merchandiser filled with every flavor of bottled Jarritos and canned Jumex.  Just seeing all of the exotic flavors like mango and guanabana makes me thirsty for them.

    There’s a farmer’s market down the road from there which is open for around 9 months out of the year. They have two cases with glass doors that display mason jars filled with local treats. Anything from chow chow to local honey can be found there.

    We see these types of refrigerated cases everywhere because they perform a double feature. They keep food cool, but glass door merchandisers also help customers see your inventory. If you do everything that you can to highlight what your customers are getting, they’re more likely to buy more of it. 

    These merchandisers are suited for both self-serve and full-serve applications.  The customers can either point at what they want, or they can reach into the cooler and grab something.  Grocery stores have been taking advantage of these types of impulse buys for years. With one of these your restaurant can too.

    Many of the units used in the refrigeration of cold drinks are ENERGY STAR certified, a seal which saves store owners and restaurant owners money in energy costs. With the versatility of these glass door merchandisers, it’s a wonder that more of them aren’t out in the field. 

  6. Turbo Air Premiere Series: Go Pro for the Best

    If you were to take up a new sport or activity, it would probably be wiser to buy used equipment before spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on top of the line gear. The same theory often works when buying your first house or apartment. Hand-me-down goods and furniture often perform just as capably for first time home owners as brand new appliances. In other areas however, it makes little sense to purchase hand me down equipment. I would be a bit nervous if I was scheduled for an organ transplant and saw that a rusty, antiquated refrigerator was being used to keep my new liver “safe”. Certain appliances simply will not suffice as second hand goods. That’s why, when you need the best in refrigeration, you can turn to the Premiere Series from Turbo Air.

    Turbo Air Premiere PRO-50R Double Door RefrigeratorThe medical field is one area where second hand goods are not the most ideal. In the hospital and the surgeon’s world, there is very little room for error. Nothing can be left to chance. For this reason, many hospitals choose refrigerators from the Turbo Air Premiere Series for the highest in quality and reliability. Turbo Air Premiere Refrigerators take great measures to ensure that their contents remain at the proper temperature. Refrigerators from the Premiere Series feature a digital temperature control system, displaying the temperature conveniently just above eye level. This is a desirable feature when you will be in the vicinity of the refrigerator for an extended amount of time, but Turbo Air also keeps you alert when no one is around- a feature that not only saves money, but could save lives.

    If your refrigerator was to shut down or malfunction with no one around, this could spell disaster for the hospital, and in the past, this would account a great loss. Turbo Air however, has found a way to counter the effects of an appliance shutdown. If something minor happens, such as the door being left open for an extended period of time, Premiere Refrigerators will emit an audible alarm to warn users of the issue. If your refrigerator stops working when no one is around, it can be programmed to transmit data remotely, via a computer or text message to the owner’s phone. This greatly minimizes the chance of product loss in case of a machine malfunction. It does not matter what kind of business you operate – if your refrigerator shuts down, you will be in for a great loss. Turbo Air’s alerts greatly reduce this chance.

    Turbo Air Premiere Refrigerator 6 Split DoorsAside from the safety and security provided by Turbo Air’s Premiere Series, their top-selling refrigerators are all also Energy Star qualified. The Super Deluxe refrigerators which they provide are some of the most conservative in the industry, as reported by Energy Star in independent studies. For even greater amounts of energy conservation, Turbo Air offers Split-Door Refrigerators from the Premiere Line. These refrigerators allow users to access products on upper or lower levels by opening only one of two, four, or six split doors. So conservative and efficient are these split door refrigerators that, within the first year of ownership, the amount of money saved on energy costs is often enough to pay for the entire unit itself! (It helps to place labels on the doors as well, to eliminate the guesswork that could hinder your search for a product.)

    When you want the best in refrigeration, you must at least consider Premiere Refrigerators from Turbo Air. The Premiere Series is at the top of its class in both refrigeration and design. These refrigerators are some of the few that make use of a full stainless steel interior and exterior, and also employ stainless steel shelves, which provide added durability, allow for easier cleaning, and will never peel or flake like lower quality PVC coated shelves. Turbo Air Premiere Refrigerators are top of the line. If you can’t risk a refrigeration malfunction, you can’t risk being without a refrigerator from the Turbo Air Premiere Series. When your refrigerated products are essential for other people’s well-being, nothing can be left to chance. With a Premiere Refrigerator, it never is.

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