Specialty Ice Types for Chicago Businesses

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Specialty Ice
A traditional square cube is what most people envision when they think about ice. However, ice comes in many shapes and sizes because businesses use ice beyond just drinks. Specialty ice helps Chicago hospitals, markets, restaurants, and bars operate. Let's look at some specialty ice types and the many ice machine models that produce them. Nugget/Cubelet Specialty Ice This ice has many names like ... Read More

The Best Uses for Undercounter Ice Makers

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Undercounter Ice Maker

Compact in size but largely convenient, under counter ice makers help businesses to have a more accessible ice supply in a self-contained unit. With a smaller size and modest daily yield, these ice machines work best behind bars and in restaurants where staff has little time to waste running back to get ice.

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?

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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

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.

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.