Health Inspection Checklist for Restaurants

Reading Time: 5 minutes Food/Ice Safety

Health Inspection Checklist for Restaurants

All restaurants need to follow health code guidelines or they can be asked to shut their doors. The average restaurant gets a visit from the health inspector 2-3 times a year. Jim Chan gives you ten practices that will prevent your restaurant from getting a violation.

Simple Steps For Cleaning Your Ice Bin

Reading Time: 4 minutes Food/Ice Safety, Ice Machine Care

Having a clean ice bin is imperative when trying to maintain a sanitary ice supply. A dirty ice bin can attract mold and slime that will cost you if it ends up in someone’s drink or noticed by a health inspector. In this article, we show you how to clean your ice machine and keep it sanitary between preventive maintenance visits.

Protecting Customers and Staff from a Dirty Ice Machine

Reading Time: 3 minutes Food/Ice Safety, In the News

Dirty Ice Machine Cleaning Easy Ice

Ice can become contaminated just like food. To prevent accidental food-borne illness, it important to practice proper ice handling techniques and keep your ice machine sanitary with regular cleanings. In this article, we show you how to keep your ice supply clean and avoid a damaging health violation.

Ice Maker Not Making Ice? Check Your Room Temperature.

Reading Time: 5 minutes Ice Machines 101, Troubleshooting

ice maker not making ice Easy Ice

One of the most common issues we encounter is an ice machine’s production rate dropping. A lot of factors can cause this, but the most common is a sudden rise in temperature. In this article, we explain what happens to an ice machine when the ambient temperature rises above 100 degrees, the common causes of temperature increases, and what you can do to combat the heat.

Maximizing Your Ice Supply when Catering Events Outdoors 

Reading Time: 4 minutes Ice Machines 101

Catering Events Easy Ice

Providing ice for an outdoor event can be tricky. If it’s warm outside, people will need more ice than an indoor party and ice melts faster, so you’re also working against time. If you’re catering an outdoor event, we have some tips that will help you provide plenty of ice to your guests throughout the night.

Grilled Watermelon Basil Mint Smoothie

Reading Time: 2 minutes Recipes

Grilled Watermelon Smoothie

Need a way to cool down this summer? This grilled watermelon basil mint smoothie from Robert Irvine’s nosh is just what you need to tame the heat. It’s healthy, delicious, and best yet, icy!