Iceology

Digging deeper into the world of commercial ice machines and ice machine subscriptions

Storm Prep Guide: Prevent Damaged and Dirty Ice Machine

Large storms have the potential to cause a lot of damage to businesses – and that includes ice machines. Water from storms can damage equipment or leave you with a dirty ice machine.   We know that when a storm is approaching, protecting an ice machine isn’t on the top of the list, but with a few quick, […]

How to Prevent Scale Buildup in Your Ice Machine 

Water is the definition of purity. It’s clear, cold, and necessary for supporting life. Despite water’s reputation, it’s full of minerals and deposits. These deposits aren’t harmful to people, but they can cause problems for ice machines. As time passes, certain deposits can create scale buildup which can affect your ice machine’s production.     In this […]

How Much Ice Do I Need? Choosing the Right Size Ice Machine.

Figuring out how much ice your business needs is not as easy as it sounds. For starters, many business owners don’t realize how a steady supply of ice affects their profits. You don’t want to end up with a small ice machine that doesn’t fit you needs. Running low on ice can prove to be a […]

A Dirty Ice Maker Filter Spells Disaster

Tips to Keep Your Ice Maker Filter Clean An ice maker filter is necessary to protect your ice maker from dust, debris, and other contaminants. If your unit has an air-cooled condenser, it most certainly has an air filter.  It’s vital that you keep your air filter clean if you want to maintain a steady flow of ice and avoid costly […]

Ice Machine Sanitizer Prevents Hospital-Acquired Infections

Keeping a sanitary environment is essential in any industry, but it’s an absolute necessity in healthcare.  According to the CDC, about 1 in 25 U.S. hospital patients is diagnosed with at least one hospital-acquired infection (HAI) related to hospital care alone. HAIs cost hospitals in the US anywhere between 28 billion to 45 billion annually. With numbers […]

The Best Types of Ice Cubes for Bars and Cocktail Lounges

Believe it or not, a lot of planning goes into designing ice cubes. Companies create different types of ice cubes with several shapes and textures. Each style is meant to appeal to various bar and restaurant settings.    Whether you own a high-volume sports bar or a specialty cocktail lounge, the type of cube you choose can help save money or create the best presentation for a high-end […]

How to Clean an Ice Maker Water Filter

Here in the US, by the time water reaches our sink, it’s generally safe to drink. That’s because water treatment facilities clean and filter water of harmful bacteria or protozoa. Although safe to drink, treatment facilities can’t filter everything out of the water. Truth is, tap water still has particles in it. These particles aren’t harmful to people but can mean bad news […]

Ice Maker Not Working This Summer? Here are the Most Common Problems   

If you had to run a marathon, when would you rather do it? During a nice, cool fall day or under the beating sun of summer? Unless you’re one heck of an athlete, there’s a good chance you might collapse if you chose option two. Your ice machine feels the summer heat as well, and if your ice maker is not working properly, the temperature could be the cause.    Many businesses […]

Maximizing Your Ice Supply when Catering Events Outdoors  

There’s something about summer that draws people to the outdoors. Clear skies, green landscapes, and warm weather have a way of turning an average indoor event into an outdoor extravaganza. Everything from dinners, mixers, and weddings find their way outside. Unfortunately the summer heat can make it difficult to keep enough ice on hand, so we’ve put together a few tips for maximizing your ice supply while catering events outdoors.  Ice may not be the talk […]

What is An Air Gap? Tips from the Health Inspector

What is an air gap, and how can you be sure you have a proper air gap installation?  If you’re running a restaurant, you know that health inspections come with the territory. Although necessary, it’s no fun when a health inspector reaches for his pen and writes you a health code violation. When it comes to ice machines, most violations are easily fixable, but some […]