Ice O Matic Ice Machines: An Overview

Friday, March 26th, 2010
Ice O Matic ice machines are well-built products that do their jobs well.  This manufacturer knows what they’re doing.  Their products come in an array of sizes and capacities, so there is sure to be one that will fit your needs.
As you know, we’ve been big proponents of Manitowoc ice machines in the past, and we still love them.  They, too, are fantastic products that are built to last and get the job done.  We just figured we’d spread the love a little bit.  After all, this isn’t the Manitowoc blog!  We cover it all here.
Below are a couple of products that we think stand out.

Ice O Matic ICEU150HA

The Ice O Matic ICEU150HA comes in a compact, 24-inch-wide undercounter design for more modest restaurant kitchens looking to save space as much as possible.  Its size belies its speedy ice production, however, which stands at 174 lbs (or 79 kg) of ice per day.

Ice O Matic ICE0250HT/CD40030

The Ice O Matic ICE0250HT is an all-in-one ice machine, head, and dispenser bin capable of producing 352 lbs of ice per day (which is no small potatoes).  The bin itself holds 180 lbs, which is perfect for stocking up during the lull between the lunch and dinner rushes.

Ice O Matic ICE0500HT

The Ice O Matic ICE0500HT, like many Ice O Matics, come with Harvest Assist and Pure Ice technologies.  Harvest Assist is a system that allows for more consistent, efficient ice production, while Pure Ice technology helps prohibit bacterial growth within the ice maker.  It also doesn’t hurt that this particular machine pumps out a whopping 586 lbs of ice in a 24-hour period.

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Manitowoc Ice Machines Recognized by EPA

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Manitowoc ice machines are highly regarded in the industry for being reliable, efficient and just generally outstanding. So it should come as no surprise to hear that Manitowoc was recently recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2010 Energy Star Partner of the Year.

A joint program of the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Star was started in 1992 is used all over the world to standardize energy-efficient consumer products, from refrigerators to televisions. Energy Star aims to help people “save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices,” according to their website. In fact, Americans saved enough energy in just 2009, according to Energy Star, to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to emissions from 30 million cars. Additionally, they saved almost $17 million on utility bills. There are huge advantages to buying Energy Star-rated products.

Manitowoc ice machines are efficient and environmentally-friendly. The EPA’s naming of Manitowoc as a 2010 Energy Star Partner of the Year recognizes that the manufacturer makes outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helps educate consumers about energy-efficient products.

In response to the EPA’s recognition, Manitowoc president Mike Kachmer said, “We’re not just selling an ice machine or fryer; we’re going beyond to address customer needs such as energy conservation, operating efficiency, and culinary R&D. It is an honor to have our on-going efforts recognized by the EPA.”

Manitowoc Ice Machines

Looking to buy energy-efficient, reliable Manitowoc ice machines for your restaurant or bar? is the best place to buy them. Our Low Price Guarantee means that you’re getting your order for the lowest price possible. We’re proud to offer an impressive selection of Manitowoc ice machines such as the Manitowoc Ice Machine QD-0132A-208, an undercounter unit that produces full-size, dice-style ice cubes at the rate of 90-130 pounds per 24-hour period. The Manitowoc Ice Machine SD-1402A/B-970-208/1 is five-star rated and the recipient of an Editor’s Choice award. This head-and-bin combo unit produces 1160 pounds of dice-sized cubes per 24-hour production period, a great amount of ice for busy restaurants and bars. Find more ice machines and other restaurant equipment at

Restaurant Microwaves at a Glance

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Restaurant microwaves can help your kitchen staff prepare foods quickly and efficiently. Here at, you’ll find an amazing selection of the best brands of restaurant microwaves at the lowest prices.

Amana Restaurant Microwaves

restaurant microwavesThe Amana Microwave Oven HDC12A is stackable and compact, so it can fit into just about any restaurant kitchen.  Its 1200 watts of power can hold up to 100 programmable menu items for simple, consistent results.  Its .6 cubic feet capacity is large enough for a half pan and has an interior ceramic shelf sealed and recessed to help reduce plate to shelf edge impact and keeps spills contained.  This Editor’s Choice restaurant microwave has a 5-star rating. And it comes with a 3-year warranty.

Consider the Amana Microwave RC30S, a 3000-watt commercial oven. It’s one of the most powerful restaurant microwaves you can buy. It has an NSF-approved, stainless steel exterior and interior, 1 cubic foot capacity, plus the unique double stirrer distribution system to eliminate hot and cold spots. The Amana Microwave RC30S simplifies cooking with a four-stage cooking option for one-touch cooking. It also has up to 100 programmable menu items and 11 power levels.

Panasonic Restaurant Microwaves

The Panasonic Microwave NE-1757R is a medium-duty restaurant microwave that’s received a 5-star rating from our editors. It’s also been voted “Best in Class” by Food Service Equipment Supplies Magazine.  It offers 1700 watts of cooking power with a top and bottom energy feed.  This stainless steel restaurant microwave has 3-stage cooking and enhanced diagnostics.

Also worth checking out is the Panasonic Microwave NE-2180, a unit that’s been well received by consumers. This restaurant microwave acts as a connectionless steamer powered by microwave technology.  Its large oven has a capacity of 1.6 ft’ and holds up to two 4″ tall, full-size steam table pans with covers.  Its “Grab & Go” door handle and removable center shelf make this a 5-star rated, user-friendly product.

These are just a few of the many restaurant microwaves we offer at Our Low Price Guarantee means that our customers have the assurance that they’re getting restaurant equipment for the lowest price possible.

Turbo Air Refrigerators and Back Bar Storage

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Turbo Air restaurant equipment includes refrigerators, back bar storage, direct draw systems and more. According to Turbo Air, their mission is to be “the most respected company in the refrigeration industry.” And with so many quality products, they are definitely on their way. For just about every restaurant, dependable refrigeration is essential. And for bars, back bar storage couldn’t be more important. Take a look at a few Turbo Air products we offer here at

Turbo Air Back Bar Storage TBB-2SB

The Turbo Air Back Bar Storage TBB-2SB is a back bar cooler with two sections. It’s self-contained and features a fourescent interior light, six vinyl coated adjustable shelves, a stainless steel interior and countertop, ABS door liners and a black vinyl exterior. This product has a four-star rating from our editors. The dimensions are: 58.8″W x 37″H x 27.2″D.

Turbo Air Undercounter Freezer MUF-28

If an undercounter freezer is on your shopping list, check out the Turbo Air Undercounter Freezer MUF-28. With one section and one swing door, this unit also features a PE wire shelf and stainless steel construction. Its door opens effortlessly thanks to an easy-grip handle.

Turbo Air Display Refrigeration TGF-49F

Need a slick way of displaying frozen items? Then the Turbo Air Display Refrigeration TGF-49F might be perfect for you. This freezer merchandiser has two sections and is 49 cubic feet. It also features two triple-pane hinged doors with a heater and flourescent light. Enjoy eight shelves and a white interior and exterior.

More Turbo Air Restaurant Equipment

What’s above is just a tiny sampling of the many Turbo Air products we offer at Browse our inventory to find more back bar storage, chef base refrigeration, direct draw systems and refrigerators. We also carry restaurant equipment from Vulcan, Manitowoc, Frymaster and more. is the best place to get restaurant equipment.

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