Category Archives: Ice Machines

Who Makes the Most Energy Efficient Ice Machine for Commercial Use

In the war to lower the bottom line of your restaurant or food service business, I’m sure you’ve considered how much you spend on your energy bill each month. It is because of this desire by owners to keep costs … Continue reading

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Who Makes the Best Large Production Ice Machine Today?

When I talk to business owners about ice machines I am very surprised to hear their comments because people have such varied views on ice machines. Not only is there a debate on the type of ice, but how much … Continue reading

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How to Lease Commercial Kitchen Equipment

One way you can try out new pieces of commercial kitchen equipment or make changes to your kitchen without having to buy and store seasonal appliances is to lease them. This isn’t something that a lot of commercial kitchen owners … Continue reading

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Top 5 Ways to Conserve Energy in Your Commercial Kitchen

Running a business means working off a bottom line. This is the amount of money you will spend to run your business. Earning more that this bottom line is the key to success. One of the ways to increase your … Continue reading

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Cubes, Flakes, or Nuggets: Which Ice is Best for Your Business

As any restaurant or hotel owner knows, ice is a big part of serving great beverages and keeping patrons happy. This means having the right type of ice to do the job. If you don’t have the right ice machine … Continue reading

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Fall Maintenance Tips for Your Commercial Ice Machine

Well the summer is over and it is time to think about battening down the hatches for the cold season. One of the things I do that helps to keep my kitchen running smoothly is some maintenance. Of all the … Continue reading

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Keep Customers Cool This Summer with a Frozen Drink Dispenser

Frozen drink dispensers got a bad reputation in the commercial kitchen world. They tend to be bought, tried out, and then left in a corner. While I do agree that serving frozen drinks isn’t something everyone can accomplish year round, … Continue reading

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Summer and Ice: Tips for Ice Handling in your Commercial Kitchen

Summer is finally heating up and with the rise in temperatures will come an increase in the ice usage of your restaurant or business. I find that this is the perfect time of year to review ice handling tips and … Continue reading

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Self Contained Ice Machines: Reviewing 3 Industry Leaders

Whether you own a hotel, restaurant or bar, you are going to need ice on hand. Run out and it will surely have a negative effect on your business. When you are purchasing an ice machine, there are many things … Continue reading

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Reviewing the Manitowoc QD0272A Full Cube Ice Machine

Today we are going to have a look at a high capacity full cube ice maker from one of the industry leaders for commercial ice production, Manitowoc. Before we get into the review however, let’s go over some of the … Continue reading

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