Ice-O-Nomics: How Much is an Ice Maker?

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How Much is an Ice Maker
If you’re wondering how much an ice maker costs over its lifetime, you should know that owning a commercial ice machine can cause your profits to melt! Buying a commercial ice maker is often not a wise decision. They come with unpredictable expenses and costs you can’t budget. Smart business owners strive to keep their costs as predictable as possible. ... Read More

Breaking Down Ice for Drinks, One Beverage at a Time

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Ice for Drinks
One of the most frequent questions we’re asked by companies looking for a commercial ice machine is “how much ice do I need for drinks for my restaurant or bar?” There are many variables to consider to best factor your restaurant or bar’s ice needs. How large is your establishment? How many customers come through the door in a typical ... Read More

Troubleshooting a Hoshizaki 1 Beep Alarm

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Hoshizaki 1 beep
A Hoshizaki ice maker uses a series of beeps to communicate important status information that can help users and technicians identify problems going on in the system. We’ve previously discussed what is means when you hear 3 beeps in a Hoshizaki ice machine, but what does it mean if a Hoshizaki ice machine is beeping 1 time every few seconds? What Does it Mean When a Hoshizaki Ice Machine is Beeping 1 Time? Technically-speaking, Single beep alarms ... Read More

5 Things to Fix Before the Ice Machine Technician Arrives

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Ice machine technician

Ice machines need preventive maintenance to operate efficiently. That means, a visit from your friendly ice machine technician at least twice a year. There are a few things you can do to make their job easy and safe. In this article, we’ll tell you which preparations you can perform to make your next ice machine service easy and safe for your ice machine technician.

What is the Difference Between Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfecting?

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Difference between cleaning and sanitizing
Understanding the difference between cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing is vital if you want to effectively remove many diseases like E. coli or coronavirus. Whether you own a restaurant ice machine,  hospital ice maker or any other commercial ice machine, eliminating contaminants is key to ensuring the safety of your customers and employees. In this article, we’ll discuss the different processes involved with ... Read More