Notes from the Iceologist

Thoughts from our resident Iceologists and guests

Thanksgiving, gratitude

Thankful

As we enter the holiday season, our thoughts are on what we are thankful and grateful for in our lives. Here at Easy Ice, we are thankful for our customers who trust us with their ice needs and for our tireless employees, partners and vendors who serve our customers every day. And we hear from […]

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Commercial Ice Machines for Full Service Restaurants

Do you realize how much the ice machines in your full service restaurants are really costing you? If you do the math, you wouldn’t want to own commercial ice makers ever again! The purchase price is only a small fraction of the total costs of ice machine ownership through it’s lifetime. Full service restaurants owning […]

commercial ice machines and water dispensers for large facilities

Ice Machines and Dispensers for Large Facilities

As a Facilities Manager, you’re looking for efficient, reliable and cost-effective vendor partnerships. Easy Ice is the preferred choice for commercial ice machines and water dispensers for facilities of all types and size. For a low, fixed monthly price Easy Ice will outfit your facility with top-of-the-line Hoshizaki commercial ice makers/water dispensers and fully maintain […]

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Most Cost-Effective Ice Machine Program on the East Coast!

Your New York City or New Jersey restaurant relies on ice for customers and employees, and you need a commercial ice machine you can count on. Running a restaurant, you want as many predictable monthly expenses as possible, without surprise costs, right? That’s why Easy Ice developed a cost-effective subscription plan for ice machines. More […]

Hoshizaki Ice Machine Production Statistics

  Like most equipment, commercial ice machines will perform differently based on operating conditions. Simply put, it takes time to freeze water. The warmer the incoming water and the warmer the surrounding air, the longer it takes to freeze the water. The longer it takes, the fewer freeze cycles the machine can complete in 24 […]

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Future Culinary Stars Compete in ProStart Invitational

The weekend of April 18-20, 2015, 400 aspiring culinary industry professionals will descend upon the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, CA, to participate in National Pro-Start Invitational (NPSI). ProStart is a two year culinary and management curriculum operated by the National Restaurant Association’s Educational Foundation (NRAEF) in partnership with 48 state restaurant associations (SRAs), as well […]

Seattle

Best Seattle Restaurants for March Madness (or anytime!)

Seattle is one of the greatest cities in the country. Seattle has a phenomenal natural landscape and views, contemporary architecture (including Frank Gehry’s stunning EMP at the Seattle Center), famed Pike Place Market and top notch restaurants. The foodie scene is Seattle is abundant and pervasive. This year some of the second and third rounds […]

restaurants, dorms, health, ice machines

The Real Scoop About Ice Scoops

How does ice become unsanitary? It’s often human error stemming from improperly using ice scoops or placing foreign objects in the ice bin. Of course, if you’re not following sanitation guidelines for your commercial ice machine, contaminants can accumulate in the actual machine. But the main culprit usually lies in the ice bin and the […]

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Where to Eat in Phoenix

Phoenix is a sprawling metropolis and home to favorite professional sports teams, MBL’s Diamondbacks and NBA’s Suns as well as minor league baseball and roller derby. Students, families, snow-birds and retirees populate Phoenix and surrounding areas like Glendale and swanky resort town, Scottsdale. Phoenix is always a busy place, but during the last week of […]

health, food safety

Food Safety Tips: 5 Things To Watch Out For When Dining Out

Food safety is an important topic to Team Easy Ice. And it should be important to you too — especially when you dine out and have less control. Food safety includes ice safety. Unsanitary conditions, mishandling of ice or a dirty ice machine can cause food borne illness, just like…well…food! To emphasize the importance of […]