Our love of ice and ice machines required us to create a new word: Iceology. Iceology is a pseudo-scientific word that encompasses everything around commercial ice machines and ice.

Our blogs range from in-depth analysis of the inner-workings of ice makers to fun, ice-inspired cocktail recipes. We delve into industries that depend on ice machines and keep you up to date on the latest industry trends.

Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine has a lot to say about ice machines, so we gave him his own section on our website. Learn from his experience and share in his fun and informative videos. He’ll give you the inside scoop on restaurant operations and ice machines, as well as his favorite cool recipes.

Chill with the Iceologists on our quest to teach folks about the coolest edible product available: frozen water.

Ice is life!

Business Resources

pre-employment tests, small business, HR, legal

4 Tips for Employers Before Utilizing Pre-Employment Tests

Pre-employment tests are becoming increasingly popular within big and small businesses’ human resources departments, including within the hospitality industry. Pre-employment tests have been associated with several benefits including improved job performance and decreased employee turnover. A variety of pre-employment tests are being used by employers to narrow down the applicant pool and hiring the best employees. However, […]
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Food Safety

restaurants, food safety, salmonella, E Coli, norovirus, supply chain, sanitation, safe food temperatures

Chipotle’s Food Safety Crisis: 5 Lessons for Restaurants

When customers leave your restaurant, you want them talking about your amazing food and service… not driving the porcelain bus! Chipotle knows about this far too well. Mild to violent gastrointestinal distress from E Coli, Salmonella or norovirus leaves more than a bad taste in your customers’ mouths. Foodborne illness is Not a recipe for […]
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Customer Spotlight

DC, Dupont Circle, restaurants, brunch, English food

Duke’s Grocery: A Bit of London in the Nation’s Capital

In a city with a large population, hoards of tourists and politicos, plus a bevy of restaurants, it’s not easy for a restaurant to stand out. But Duke’s Grocery is doing just that. A week doesn’t go by without a stellar review or press mention of Duke’s Grocery. Best Bites describes Duke’s Grocery as the […]
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Notes from the Iceologist

commercial ice machines, ice makers, ice bins, ice dispensers

The Difference between Air-Cooled and Water-Cooled Ice Machines

When it comes to choosing your commercial ice machine model, there are plenty of options out on the market today. You have to consider ice output, storage, size, and plenty of other factors before you make a final choice. One consideration is how and where the ice machine exhausts the heat it generates when making […]
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FAQs

Reasons Why A Hoshizaki Ice Machine May Produce Smaller Ice Cubes

Are your ice cubes shrinking? Have you noticed smaller cubes coming out of your Hoshizaki ice maker? Let’s walk through why you’re experiencing shrinkage. Possible reasons your Hoshizaki ice machine is producing smaller than normal ice cubes: 1) Not enough water flowing to your ice machine. 2) There is enough water at the start, but […]
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Simple Steps For Cleaning Your Ice Bin

  Ice is considered food by the FDA and must be as sanitary as anything else you serve at your restaurant to avoid food-borne illness. Keeping your ice storage bin clean and spotless is one of the factors that keeps ice safe. Ice bin cleaning is the simplest task for laymen (non ice machine professionals) […]
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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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Troubleshooting Hoshizaki Ice Machine Single Beep

Troubleshooting a Hoshizaki Ice Machine Single Beep Alarm What do you do if your Hoshizaki commercial ice machine is beeping at you instead of producing ice?  If you are an Easy Ice Subscriber – the answer is simple. Call us at 866-easyice and we’ll take care of it! :) If it’s up to you to […]
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