Advanced Iceology

Everything you ever wanted to know about ice machines!

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 […]

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Cold Weather Can Affect Ice Machine Performance

Baby, it’s cold outside! Most of our customers are surprised to learn that supplying very cold water to an ice machine can cause performance issues.  Colder water extends the harvest time – the time when ice cubes are removed from the ice-forming surface.  If the water is below 45 degrees F, the ice maker may […]

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 […]

Ice Machine Triple Threats: Scale, Slime, and Sediment

Death and taxes may be the most popular certainties, but for ice machine owners, scale, slime, and sediment are just as inevitable.   We’ll follow up this overview article with a deep dive on each topic with tips on how to minimize the buildup of these conditions as well as how to get rid of them […]

Ice Machine Education is Vital to Culinary Students

Iceologist Jim Woodward, SVP Field Operations, gives us his take on working with culinary students in the National Restaurant Association’s ProStart program. Recently, I led two workshops on ice machines for culinary arts students at Nimitz High School in Irving, TX. Their instructor had scheduled these workshops believing that ice should be treated like any […]

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Easy Ice Supports Charity Golf Tournament

Easy Ice is proud to have been part of Hilton Head Celebrity Golf Tournament benefiting Children’s Charities of Low Country S.C.  Easy Ice believes in giving kids a helping hand and we are pleased to have contributed $2500 to the beneficiaries of the event. The annual golf tournament was established with the mission of helping […]

Who Takes Accountability for Ice Machines Over Their Lifetime? Part 3

Chief Iceologist, Mark Hangen, concludes his exclusive 3 part series. Accountability and Commercial Ice Machines We’ve discussed the transactional nature of the ice machine industry.  Now let me tell you how Easy Ice has addressed accountability when it comes to commercial ice machines. We created Easy Ice with the idea that by taking accountability for […]

Who Takes Accountability for Ice Machines Over Their Lifetime? Part 2

Chief Iceologist, Mark Hangen, continues his discussion about ice machines and who’s accountable for keeping them running. Accountability and Commercial Ice Machines:  The Conversation Continues Part 1 ended with the question “why aren’t manufacturers building longer-lasting, more reliable ice machines?”.  Let’s dive in a little deeper. You could argue that a manufacturer that builds a […]

Who Takes Accountability for Ice Machines Over Their Lifetime? Part 1

Chief Iceologist, Mark Hangen (CEO), explores accountability and commercial ice machines in this 3 part exclusive series. Accountability and Commercial Ice Machines There is a simple, profound truth which separates Easy Ice customers from those who choose to own and operate an ice machine.  Easy Ice profits least when our customers’ ice machines are not […]