Top 5 Crushed Ice Machines

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Flake ice machine

Hoshizaki crushed ice makers and Scotsman cubelet ice machines are ideal for hospitals, quick serve restaurants, offices, and businesses in a variety of industries.

Chick-fil-A Ice Makers are Popular with Chicago Businesses

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Chick fil A ice makers

Many people know Chick-fil-A for their chicken sandwiches, but their ice has also become famous as well. Chick-fil-A ice makers are another name for a nugget ice machines, which make a soft and chewable ice cube. Nugget ice makers are one of our most popular ice machine leases here at Automatic Icemakers. However, these machines are not just popular in quick-service establishments.

How to Read a Hoshizaki Serial Number and Model Number

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Hoshizaki ice machine serial number

Reading a Hoshizaki serial number or model number can seem like reading a coded message. In some ways it is. Each number and letter on a Hoshizaki ice machine’s serial or model number informs the user of a number of things. We show you how to decode these numbers to help with ice machine service.

What to Look for In an Ice Machine Manufacturer

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Ice Machine Manufacturers
There are many ice makers on the market, but Chicago business owners demand the very best. The best ice machine manufacturers produce reliable equipment that keeps up with customer demand. There are many ice maker brands on the market, and the Ice Machine Experts at Automatic Icemakers are here to let you know what to look for in an ice ... Read More

Is a 100-lb. Ice Maker a Good Choice for My Chicago Business?

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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.