Our love of ice and ice machines required us to create a new word: Iceology. Iceology is a pseudo-scientific word that encompasses everything around commercial ice machines and ice.

Our blogs range from in-depth analysis of the inner-workings of ice makers to fun, ice-inspired cocktail recipes. We delve into industries that depend on ice machines and keep you up to date on the latest industry trends.

Celebrity Chef Robert Irvine has a lot to say about ice machines, so we gave him his own section on our website. Learn from his experience and share in his fun and informative videos. He’ll give you the inside scoop on restaurant operations and ice machines, as well as his favorite cool recipes.

Chill with the Iceologists on our quest to teach folks about the coolest edible product available: frozen water.

Ice is life!

Business Resources

pre-employment tests, small business, HR, legal

4 Tips for Employers Before Utilizing Pre-Employment Tests

Pre-employment tests are becoming increasingly popular within big and small businesses’ human resources departments, including within the hospitality industry. Pre-employment tests have been associated with several benefits including improved job performance and decreased employee turnover. A variety of pre-employment tests are being used by employers to narrow down the applicant pool and hiring the best employees. However, […]
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Food Safety

How to Clean an Ice Maker: Mold and Slime Removal

We’ve all encountered mold or slime in our sinks, showers, and bathtubs, but did you know that ice machines are susceptible as well? Getting rid of it isn’t as simple as using bathroom cleaner. Ice machines need special care. In this article, we’ll discuss what causes slime and mold in ice machines and how to […]
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Customer Spotlight

DC, Dupont Circle, restaurants, brunch, English food

Duke’s Grocery: A Bit of London in the Nation’s Capital

In a city with a large population, hoards of tourists and politicos, plus a bevy of restaurants, it’s not easy for a restaurant to stand out. But Duke’s Grocery is doing just that. A week doesn’t go by without a stellar review or press mention of Duke’s Grocery. Best Bites describes Duke’s Grocery as the […]
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Notes from the Iceologist

restaurants, dorms, health, ice machines

Ice Machine Bin Control Tips and Troubleshooting

Your ice machine bin control plays a very important role in determining how much ice your bin can hold. Most importantly, it ensures that your ice machine bin doesn’t overfill with ice and create a freeze up, which can cause costly damages.   In this post, we will cover the different types of bin control sensors, and then dive into the potential problems each can face.  […]
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FAQs

How Can a Clean Condenser Prevent a Broken Ice Maker?

An ice machine is made up of a series of vital parts. These parts work together so the ice maker can continue to run efficiently, ensuring cold ice that’ll keep you and your customers happy. Three of the most important parts are an ice machine’s compressor, evaporator, and condenser. If you want to prevent a broken ice maker, you need […]
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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 […]
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Ice Maker Not Making Ice? Check Your Room Temperature.

What Happens to Your Ice Machine 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 […]
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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 […]
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