Undercounter Ice Makers

  1. Ice-O-Matic Undercounter Ice Makers: A Trip Down Under

    Ice-O-Matic ICEU150 Underounter ice machine   In the past, we have focused on specific ice makers from Ice o’matic, but today we turn our focus to the three most popular undercounter ice makers available from Ice-o-matic: The ICEU150FA, the ICEU220FA, and the ICEU300FA. If you saw a picture of the three of these ice makers, you might not be able to notice any real differences. These ice undercounter ice machines do however, produce at different rates, hold different amounts of ice, and fit better in different environments or locations. Hopefully this article will serve to enlighten readers about Ice-o-matic’s three most popular undercounter ice makers, and then the reader can assess whether or not they are appropriate for their home, office,

  2. Scotsman CU50PA-1 Gourmet Undercounter Ice Machine

  3. Choosing an Ice Machine for a Food Truck

    Food TruckIf you’re going to be serving drinks on your food truck, you probably want to get your hands on an undercounter ice machine. That way, you won’t have to depend on only the shape of the ice that you’ get from the ice vendors. But, what do you look for in an undercounter ice machine for your food truck?

    Size

    Size will most likely be the deciding factor for whether to put a specific ice machine on your truck. Many of the modern commercial ice machines can fit up to 18” wide, and they definitely fit under the counter for usage.

    Volume

    How many customers do you expect to be serving in a day? Think about it in terms of pounds of ice per customers – we’d suggest that fo

  4. U-Line Ice Machines have Style and Sophistication

    u-lineU-Line products are known for their sophisticated yet classical look. They’re not a cold grey stainless steel box. They’ve got style. They’re like the Apple of the ice machine world. Their specialties are undercounter ice machines, refrigerators, and beverage coolers. They’ve been making them for over 60 years.

    One of the advantages of U-Line’s models is that they are modular, especially the 3000 series. One of the problems of siting an ice machine is finding one that will fit in the space you have. U-Line’s 3000 series comes in 18, 24, and 36 inch models, but these can be combined in different ways to fill any available space.

    One of the great things about combining two units is that you can have separate temperature controls for each side. Need one temperature for beer and chilled mugs and another for w

  5. ENERGY STAR and Easy Cleaning - The Scotsman CU3030MA-1

    Full Cube Made by HISU Undercounter Ice Machines Energy conservation is a crucial topic for any restaurant or bar that wants to maximize their profits. The more ice you can make for any given quantity of electricity and water, the better, right? The ENERGY STAR program is a good place to start looking for an energy efficient ice machine. To get an ENERGY STAR label, a machine has to undergo rigorous testing to check its resource consumption.

    Here’s an example of one of our ENERGY STAR-compliant machines. The Scotsman CU3030MA-1 is an air-cooled undercounter ice machine that can pump out quite a lot of ice. The machine can make 250 pounds every 24 hours and can hold 110 pounds in its integrated storage bin. It h

  6. What does the GSA Do With Ice Machines?

    GSA logo and tagAre you familiar with the U.S. General Services Administration? You can think of it as the facilities group for the federal government. From their website:

    GSA provides workplaces by constructing, managing, and preserving government buildings and by leasing and managing commercial real estate. GSA's acquisition solutions offer private sector professional services, equipment, supplies, telecommunications, and information technology to government organizations and the military. GSA policies promote management best practices and efficient government operations.

    They are part quartermaster, part contract negotiator, part realtor, and part IT auditor, and probably far more things than the small section we deal with here at Ice Machines Plus. But what does all this have to do w

  7. How to Increase Bar Profits with Your Ice Machine

    Bar PictureIce machines are the silent (or perhaps not so silent if they need repair!) partners behind the bar.  They are always there, producing pound after pound of ice for mixed drinks and cold buckets of beer.  Whether you have an undercounter ice machine that produces full dice cubes or a gourmet ice machine (or both), it’s always there for you. 

    How can your bar’s ice machine make your bar more money?

    1. Increases the volume of drinks

    It’s a well-known fact that bartenders will use a little more ice in the drink so that they can use a little less alcohol.  There’s quite a fine line between a great drink and a watered down one, and as a bar or restaurant owner, it’s best to skirt that line whenever possible.

    1. Crushed ice for slushies

    If you don’t already have a Spaceman USA fr

  8. How to Increase Bar Profits with Your Ice Machine

    Bar Picture Ice machines are the silent (or perhaps not so silent if they need repair!) partners behind the bar.  They are always there, producing pound after pound of ice for mixed drinks and cold buckets of beer.  Whether you have an undercounter ice machine that produces full dice cubes or a gourmet ice machine (or both), it’s always there for you. 

    How can your bar’s ice machine make your bar more money?

    1. Increases the volume of drinks

    It’s a well-known fact that bartenders will use a little more ice in the drink so that they can use a little less alcohol.  There’s quite a fine line between a great drink and a watered down one, and as a bar or restaurant owner, it’s best to skirt that line whenever possible.

    1. Crushed ice for slushies

    If you d

  9. Absinthe Drinks for your Gourmet Ice Maker

    220px-Absinthe-glass Ice and exotic liquors go hand in hand, and there are very few liquors as exotic as absinthe.  There are several components which make up absinthe, including anise, fennel seed, and very small amounts of wormwood.

    Wormwood got a bad reputation for causing hallucinations and other dramatic effects among its drinkers because of the component thujone.  As a result of those perceived ill effects of wormwood, the United States decided to ban its creation and import since 1915.

    However, the thujone that was inside of the absinthe and the wormwood was later found to not be the cause of the hallucinogens and other effects.  Those old reports may have been indeed been exaggerated.  Our bartenders got absinthe back in 2007, and they’ve since come up with many recipes.

    As

  10. 5 Reasons Bartenders Use Ice Machines

    Bartender When you’re looking at drinks, perhaps the perfect scotch or the perfect whisky, the ice in the drink makes a huge difference as it relates to the taste of the drink.  There are many reasons that bartenders put ice into their drinks.

    1.  Adds volume to the drink

    Have you ever noticed that there are certain sized glasses for drinks, ones that appear to be perfectly made for just a few ice cubes to be added?  The ice added to drinks adds a bit of volume, so less liquor has to be put into the mix while still looking good to the eye.

    2.  Tempers the alcohol

    Some drinks, like the slushy drinks, are mixed a little bit stronger than other drinks because they have fast-melting ice included in them.  That tempering helps me

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