Ice Maker Not Making Ice? Check Your Room Temperature.

What Happens When Your Room Hits 100 Degrees? Ice machines perform best when they operate in optimal conditions, which generally means 70 degree air and 50 degree water temperatures. Unfortunately this is not typically the environment found in a commercial kitchen. Higher temperatures in a room will force an ice machine to work harder to […]

Ice Maker Stopped Working

Ice Maker Stopped Working? Check These Things First. 

Normally you open the ice storage bin, grab the ice you need, and move on. You do this dozens of times each week without giving it a second thought, but what happens when you find that your supply is lower than normal? Your first instinct may be to assume that less ice means the ice maker stopped working, however this is not necessarily the case. Let’s […]

Air Cooled Ice Machine Heating Up a Room

Will an Air Cooled Ice Machine Heat Up My Room? 

Deciding where to put an air cooled ice machine involves more than choosing a room with enough space or picking a spot that’s most convenient. Like many appliances, commercial ice machines generate a significant amount of heat. If a room isn’t properly ventilated, the heat buildup will raise your ambient operating temperature (the temperature surrounding your ice machine) […]

How to Clean an Ice Machine After a Flood

There are few things in life more disruptive than a flood. With everything you’ll need to take care of, the last thing you need is to worry about your ice machine. We understand the challenges you’re facing, so we put together a simple guide to show you how to properly clean an ice machine after […]

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 […]

Thanksgiving, gratitude


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 […]

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 […]

5 Disgusting Food Safety Fails!

We love September at Easy Ice! Not because the leaves are changing or the kids have returned to school, but because September is National Food Safety Month. If you’re in the foodservice business, food safety needs to be a top priority. If you allow your food safety focus to drift, your guests can end up […]

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 […]