Do Ice Machine Manufacturers Matter When Choosing a Model?

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Difference between air cooled and water cooled ice machines

When your business needs a commercial ice machine, do the ice machine manufacturers really matter? Many business owners are looking consistent ice cube production and reliability. Hoshizaki, Manitowoc, Scotsman, Follet — is there really a difference? We show you what makes these ice machine brands the best on the market.

Harvest at Home: 3 COVID-friendly Fall Cocktails for Carryout

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3 fall cocktails Easy Ice

Fall’s always brimming with festivities, but this year, customers are cozying up indoors more than ever. Bars and restaurants are finding innovative ways to safely serve customers during this season while still providing them with a great experience. Here are a few fall cocktails perfect for COVID-friendly carryout orders. Each recipe makes eight cocktails, allowing for larger batches so you can serve guests faster.

Simple Steps to Turn Off Your Ice Maker

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Turn off ice maker

There are times when turning off your ice maker is the best course of action to guard against storms, cold winters, or an unnecessary utility bill. Turning off your ice machine isn’t as easy as flipping off a switch. There are a few other steps businesses should perform to ensure no damage occurs in the unit.

Does My Business Need a 100 lb Ice Maker?

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Countertop Ice Dispenser Easy Ice

For first-time small business owners, the price of a new ice machine can be intimidating. Not only are commercial ice machines expensive, but there are hidden costs associated with owning an ice machine, like maintenance, cleaning, and repairs. This can lead new business owners to try and cut costs when it comes to sizing. Let’s take a look at the main issues with sizing an ice machine too small and why you should aim to buy larger than a 100 lb. ice machine.

What Do AHRI Ratings Mean Regarding Ice Machines?

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AHRI Ratings

The AHRI rating is one way to measure how much ice commercial ice equipment can produce in 24 hours. You can also find this information in an ice machine spec sheet. AHRI is a type of metric ice machine manufacturers use to inform customers about their ice machine’s performance. In this article, the Ice Machine Experts at Easy Ice show you how to read AHRI ice machine ratings and how you can increase your ice machine production.