One of the best uses for a portable ice maker is its ability to be easily moved between the kitchen, rec-room, bar, patio, poolside, etc. Their small size also makes them great companions while camping, during picnics, tailgaiting, boating, or any other outdoor application.
Have you ever noticed something different about the ice typically served in cocktails or at a nice restaurant? You are probably noticing that they are using clear ice. Clear ice, commonly referred to as “restaurant quality ice,” has a number of benefits.
With such a large abundance of different ice types, ice maker manufacturers, applications and models, it is important to know the basics, so you can choose the ice maker that will best meet your needs.
Often times, customers will purchase an undercounter ice maker without considering how the unit will drain. Most built in ice machines need to have a drain, and there are two basic ways to accomplish this. You can either utilize a gravity drain, or use a pump to help drain the machine.
Many people wonder, “How does a portable ice maker work?” Of course you must first pour water into the reservoir. Be sure not to fill it past the “MAX” water mark. After water is added and the unit is powered on, the ice making will begin. Here is a brief explanation of exactly how a portable ice maker produces ice:
Have you ever ordered your favorite drink from Sonic and wondered how you can get that same delicious, chewable ice at home? If you thought this type of ice was only available in commercial establishments, think again.
The next step after purchasing your undercounter ice maker is installing the unit in your home or place of business. Although it is strongly suggested that you not only have a licensed plumber install your unit but that you also follow the installation instructions stated in your owner’s manual, we have a few tips that, if followed closely, will help the process go smoothly.
When shopping for the perfect ice machine, you will want to be sure to pay attention to ice production rates. The ice production rate indicates how much ice a machine will make in a 24 hour period, assuming that it is located in ideal environmental conditions.
In order to keep your ice machine running and performing at its best, it is important that you regularly clean the internal components of your machine. An obvious indicator that your machine is due for a cleaning is the size of the ice cubes being smaller than usual or the appearance of the ice being cloudy and soft.
"Do I need a water filter?" is one of the most commonly asked questions we hear when talking to potential ice machine buyers and existing owners. Although an ice machine will produce ice without a water filter, and filters come at a price, we believe the benefits greatly outweigh the cost.
Portable ice makers answer the needs of many different people in many different ways. As their name suggests, they are portable, which allows them to be used anywhere a power source is available. Their dynamic nature also allows them to meet several needs at a time. Although it’s hard to narrow down all of the uses, here are the top 10:
There are basically two types of people in the world: people who chew ice and those who don’t. The reasons for chewing ice are almost as varied as the types of ice that people like to chew. Fun, boredom, stress relief and taste are among the top reasons, but according to health professionals, there could be other factors behind ice chewing.
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