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Articles for Ice Makers

Portable Ice Makers

Portable Ice Makers 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.


Under the Counter Ice Maker

Under the Counter Ice Maker As the name implies, Undercounter Ice Makers are designed with front ventilation to allow them to be built in or between cabinetry. Built-in ice makers should be installed by a professional plumber.


The Benefits of Clear Ice

The Benefits of Clear Ice 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.


Ice Makers: A Basic Overview

Ice Makers: A Basic Overview 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.


Gravity Drain vs. Drain Pump: Which Should You Use?

Gravity Drain vs. Drain Pump: Which Should You Use? 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.


How a Portable Ice Maker Works

How a Portable Ice Maker Works 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:


Top 5 Ice Makers

Top 5 Ice Makers There are plenty of ice makers on the market, but here are the top 5 our customers rave about.


Enjoy Delicious Nugget Ice in Your Own Home

Enjoy Delicious Nugget Ice in Your Own Home 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.


Ice and Cocktails Go Hand in Hand

Ice and Cocktails Go Hand in Hand One might assume the ice in your cocktail is only a minor attribute, simply there to chill and fill the glass. In reality, ice is one of the most crucial ingredients in your drink.


3 Quick Tips to Keep Your Ice Machine Performing at its Best

3 Quick Tips to Keep Your Ice Machine Performing at its Best No matter the size or shape of your ice maker, here are three easy-to-do and easy-to-remember steps you can take to ensure that your machine is in tip-top shape.


Tips for Installing Your New Undercounter Ice Maker

Tips for Installing Your New Undercounter Ice Maker 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.


A Buyer's Guide to Shopping by Ice Production Rate

A Buyer's Guide to Shopping by Ice Production Rate 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.


How to Clean Your Ice Maker

How to Clean Your Ice Maker 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.


Why You Should Use a Water Filter in Your Ice Machine

Why You Should Use a Water Filter in Your Ice Machine "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.


Top 10 Uses for a Portable Ice Maker

Top 10 Uses for a Portable Ice Maker 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:


Ice Chewing

Ice Chewing 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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