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  1. Throw Back Thursday - Antique Ice Machines

    The ice machine has come a long way since its inception in 1880! The first ice maker was produced and patented by in 1844 by John Gorrie as a device to cool down his patients. The first patented ice maker for food was filed by John Gorrie in 1851. Far from the large machines of today, early ice makers relied on relied on a mechanical compressor and, of course, no electricity. Only very small amounts of ice could be created by the earliest machines


    Before the invention of the ice machines, freezing water was harvested from lakes and rivers when available. This meant, of course, that only those living in cold climates would ever have refrigeration, and then only for several short months out of year. Home ice machines did not begin to be popular until the 1920s, when improvement to technology and the advent of electricity in virtually every household allowed this once lu

  2. True One Section Work Top Freezer

    TWT-27FIn the kitchen, it’s necessary to use every possible surface available to you. If you’re preparing a common dish, why not have the ingredients close to you? And, what if most of those ingredients need to stay frozen? Well, the solution might be a True One Section Work Top Freezer.

    There are several styles of work top freezers, but the True version is made with stainless steel, has 2 shelves for easy access, and keeps your materials at 10 below (F). The stainless steel makes for easy cleaning, so you’re not having to fight at the end of the shift to get your work surfaces cleaned off.

  3. 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, pomegra

  4. 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 yo

  5. Does Your Bar Need a Commercial Glass Chiller?

    Beer Mugs Having a frosty mug handed to you at a bar can add a little something extra to the experience of drinking at the bar.  It always seems to be a more special experience when it’s cold and you can see the frost as they pour the libations into the chilled mug.  Have you ever wondered about how the bartenders get these glasses cold?

    There are commercial glass chillers for that.  This is something that falls into the equipment lists of every bartender in the land.  Each one of them has a glass chiller designed to hold a lot of glasses.  One of our favorite glass chillers happens to be one that can hold nearly 200 mugs inside.

    There are a number of wir

  6. Choosing a Refrigerated Deli Case For Your Store

    Refrigerated Deli CaseIf you’re thinking about opening a deli, a convenience store, or a bagel shop, you’re going to need at least one refrigerated deli case.  The type of case which you choose will make the difference in convenience and accessibility for your customers. How do you choose?

    Grab-and-Go or Employee Assisted?

    The grab and go style of deli case is excellent for places which are serving prepackaged items like containers of yogurt or already wrapped sandwiches.  Some situations, however, warrant a more full-service approach – like the services which cut meat on demand. 

    Do you want storage space underneath?

  7. A Beverage Cooler Can Increase Revenue at Your Gym

    Gym membership sales in the United States continue to increase, with more people taking their personal health and well-being seriously than in the past. Most gyms’ revenue comes in the form of membership packages, training fees, and rental equipment (racquets for racquetball, court time rentals), but if you own a gym and fail to offer some sort of refreshments, protein shakes, or energy drinks, you may be missing out on an even greater source of revenue that comes at very little cost. While it may cost quite a bit to install a new basketball court or Olympic sized swimming pool, blending up a smoothie or offering cold sports drinks are simple, low-cost options that can help elevate income. The right beverage cooler will help increase these sales exponentially. With over 45 million gym memberships nationwide, it is important to take the extra step separate your establishment from others.

    When your gym members exercise, they will naturally sweat and lose essential nutrie

  8. True’s GDM-72: Make Your Customers Want It!

    True GDM-72 Glass Door MerchandiserThere is a certain art to influencing the impulse buy. Whether you aim to make your customers purchase something on a whim in your convenience store, gas station, or corner store, one thing is true, you want people to buy more, and think less. My Achilles heel comes in the form of a certain strawberry banana sugary beverage. When I see it sitting behind the door of a glass door merchandiser like True’s GDM-72, I just have to have it. True is the number one manufacturer of glass door merchandisers in the entire world, so if you need the best, you turn to True. The GDM-72 is a staple in stores across the country, and you would do well to prominently display your most popular items in a glass door merchandiser like this one.

    Perhaps I gravitate toward my favorite beverage because it reminds me of my the vacations of my ch

  9. True T-49: A-PLUS Refrigeration

    Prior to this week, the “Plus” in our brand name served little more than a fancy extension to the products we offered at Ice Machines Plus. We could recommend water filters, operating stands, ice scoops, or other accessories, but recently we have decided to expand our selection a bit. Now the “Plus” in our name encompasses refrigerators – along with many other commercial appliances – and also includes the True T-49, an exceptional, Energy Star rated, commercial refrigerator from True. We now supply even more products and accessories, with more being added to our inventory every day, so you can outfit your business with the highest quality, most profitable equipment possible.True T-49 Energy Star Refrigerator

    We chose to spotlight the True T-49 because it encompasses everything that a good commercial refrigerator shou

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