Is a Pellet Ice Maker Right for My Chicago Business?

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Pellet Ice Maker
A pellet ice maker produces chewable, soft ice that is popular in Chicago hospitals, elementary schools, and many bars and restaurants as well. Pellet ice has many different names. Nugget ice, cubelet ice, pebble ice, even Sonic ice after the popular drive-up chain. No matter what you call it, pellet ice is a great option for many businesses. Let's look ... Read More

Ice-O-Nomics: How Much Does an Ice Machine Cost in Chicago?

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How much does an ice machine cost
If you own an ice machine, the costs that come with taking care of it can quickly melt away your profits. Many people wonder how much an ice machine costs, but don’t realize the initial price tag is only the beginning. Although it may be more affordable, buying a cheap ice machine will end up costing you more in the ... Read More

Use Safe Practice to Prevent Ice Contamination

Reading Time: 5 minutes Food/Ice Safety, Ice Machine Care

Ice contamination

Ice is considered a food by the FDA, but can it really spread foodborne illness the same way a piece of chicken would? Ice contamination can happen just as easily as food contamination at your Chicago business if not monitored carefully. Ensuring that you’re following proper guidelines will prevent your customers and employees from becoming sick.

Is Your Ice Maker Leaking? Here’s Why.

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Ice maker leaking

You need water to make ice, so that means that there is always the risk of your ice machine springing leak. With your commercial ice machine in Chicago, there are a few common places where a leak might occur when it comes to ice machines. We’ll help you identify the common causes of leaks to help with ice machine troubleshooting.

A Guide to Easy Hoshizaki Ice Machine Cleaning

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Hoshizaki Ice Machine Cleaning

It’s important for businesses to keep ice machines clean to maintain a safe ice supply for their customers or employees. Following proper procedures when cleaning a Hoshizaki ice maker means not only disinfecting the ice machine but sanitizing it as well.

Guide to Manitowoc Ice Machine Cleaning

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Manitowoc ice machine cleaning

Cleaner ice machines are more sanitary, consistent, and energy-efficient, which is better for any Chicago business. Without quality ice from your Manitowoc ice maker, you’ll be stuck with unhappy customers. We show you how to clean, disinfect, and sanitize your ice maker and bin.