Scotsman Ice Machines: Innovation Under the Hood

Wednesday, December 28th, 2011

Innovation. When we imagine the advancements in technology today, often we think of mobile phones, social networks, computers, and software. However, one company has been revolutionizing its place in the restaurant equipment industry for over a half century. Scotsman Ice Systems and their high-powered Scotsman Ice Machines have been at the forefront of ice systems since 1950 and we are proud to carry a wonderful selection of ice machines that keep drinks glacial, produce fresh and seafood chilled.

If you currently have an ice machine in your establishment, then it is likely you know how critical ice is to your foodservice operations. If you don’t have an ice machine, the alternative is having truckloads of ice shipped to your front door, and that can’t be very fun. So, if you’re current ice machine is giving you fits, or you’ve yet to buy one, then you should really take a look at our line of Scotsman Ice Machines. What’s so fancy about ice machines? Well, we are glad you asked. Many of the Scotsman Ice Machines we carry are in their Prodigy® line, which means they “use significantly less energy and water than other cube ice machines, exceeding California and Federal energy efficiency regulations.”

But, Scotsman also added some nice technology into their ice machines. Two of our favorites (and there are many) are the Scotsman Ice Machine C0322SA-1B/B222S and the Scotsman Ice Machine C0322MA-1B/B222S, which both include AutoAlert™ indicator lights that can tell you when it’s necessary to descale and sanitize. The patented WaterSense adaptive purge control, “delivers maximum reliability by reducing scale buildup for a longer time between cleanings. The majority of the Scotsman Ice Machines we carry received our 5-Star rating and Editors Choice pick because they combine all that innovation with incredible reliability and mammoth efficiency.

So, if you’re simply looking for the best, most innovative ice machines, think Short Order. Scotsman Ice Machines may never make the cover of Wired Magazine or Popular Mechanics, but they should.

Manitowoc Ice Machines: Admiring Ice Production

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Ice is pretty important. You can skate on it; build an igloo and cute little sculptures out of it. It’s not all that fun to drive on, or scrape off car windows, but that doesn’t diminish the fact that we need ice. In fact, try running your establishment for just one day without any ice and you’ll notice its importance really quickly. From making tasty iced teas and iced coffees to chilling hors d’ oeuvres, blending the perfect cocktail and using in meat displays, you will likely need ice and lot’s of it. For that, Short Order carries such a nice selection of cool (yes, pun intended) Manitowoc Ice Machines that it would make a penguin happy.

Of course, any restaurant equipment is only cool if it is well built, reliable, and efficient. Manitowoc Ice Machines are widely considered one of the most reliable in the market place and available service reports rate them highly. They also utilize a system that efficiently minimizes water wasted and the cost to produce ice. All Manitowoc Ice Machines are made to be durable.

In fact, with the IndigoManitowoc Ice Machine ID-0322A/208/1, you get an amazing space-saving design, intelligent diagnostics, programmable ice production, and a Duratech stainless finish that resists fingerprints and dirt. With up to 350 lbs of daily ice production, you probably could build an igloo too. Now, if you’re trying to build a village of igloos or just need substantially more ice for your food service operations, the IndigoManitowoc Ice Machine IY-1004A/208/1, produces a walloping 1,020 pounds of ice production per day and includes all the same great features that are expected in a high quality ice machine.

At Short Order, whether its making ice sculptures or a playground for penguins, we believe that what you do with your restaurant equipment is your business. But, when it comes to high-quality and reliability we have you covered. 

Now Serving: December 2011

Friday, December 16th, 2011
Tylee Van Waes


From all of us here at, we wish you a very Happy Holiday Season. I think this season brings out the best in people. The other day, I was out shopping and a stranger wished me “Happy Holidays” – made my day! As for you, what are you doing to entice hungry shoppers into your eatery?

Budgets are always tight, but especially this time of year! Check out our special discounting program for those with a ShortOrder account. Don’t have an account? Create one today! Just log in with your first and last name and your email address, and you will be able to see steep discounts on many of our most popular items.

Also, like us on Facebook, or follow me on twitter (@shortorder) – for special one-day only deals!

Enough about us! Please join me in congratulating David DeGhetto – November’s winner for our product review drawing! You can earn some money while helping other people out. Go to and submit a product review! We’re giving away a $50 Gift Card to one reviewer per month.

Don’t miss the clearance section, full of scratch and dent and discontinued inventory! These products  have only minor physical imperfections and are protected by the full manufacturer warranty. Clearance inventory changes often so check our clearance section often for the best deals.

In this issue: introducing Gen2, a recipe for Chili, and our Featured Items: Gen2 ranges, Gen2 fryers and Gen2 griddles.

Remember, this newsletter is for you and if there is anything you’d like to know more about – give us a shout! We’d love to hear from you.

Tylee Van Waes

Hobart Slicers: Move Over Fancy Gizmo’s. Hobart is Here.

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

We are a species endlessly blessed with the vision to imagine or re-imagine the things that make life easier. We have little gadgets that play music, send emails, and items you merely touch that seemingly create magic. When it comes to restaurant equipment at Short Order, many the items we carry don’t operate exactly one of those fancy contraptions from an Apple store or Best Buy will, but they perform wonderful and captivating functions all the same.

Take for instance, our selection of magnificent Hobart Slicers. These robust and beautifully crafted machines are incredibly dependable. More importantly, many of them cut through thick meats, cheeses, vegetables, or just about anything, like a hot knife through butter. Can your iPhone do that? However, while your busy slicing; if you listen really carefully, you might just hear singing from your slicer. It’s the sound of your workload diminishing quickly and effortlessly. Just like those impressive gizmos, streamlined to make things easier, Hobart Slicers take advantage of some pretty impressive features themselves. Instead of lumpish, dinosaur-like machinery, you get heavy gauge stainless steel beauty, horsepower, and sharp precision. Most of all, Hobart Slicers are easy to operate.

When it comes to your slicing needs, there may not be an ‘app for that,’ and the Hobart Slicer 2712-1 won’t update your Facebook profile or check your bank account; however, this simple but effective heavy-duty machine is plainly the best slicer made. The two-speed automatic carriage with front mounted controls will easily increase your productivity, while “exclusive tilting” and “removable carriage” system help reduce labor and improve the ability to keep the machine clean and sanitary.

Of course, Hobart Slicers aren’t the only thing we carry from this wonderful brand of restaurant equipment. From Hobart mixers to meat grinders to dish and glass washing machines, these machines are long lasting and get the job done with incredible efficiency. And when your machines are this well made, it’s easy to find it all nothing short of magical.

Globe Slicers: Engineered With Ease In Mind

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

In the good old days cutting hunks of meat and slicing cheese took what seemed like an entire day to complete. After it was all finished, you were just glad that you still had all five digits remaining. Older hand-cranked meat slicers certainly made cutting much easier, but left one with hands so stiff a lobster claw would have more dexterity. Today, users of those hand-cranked  slicers would probably wonder if the world is still on its proper axis if they saw how quickly and efficiently Globe Slicers  slice meat, cheese and other ingredients with ease. In fact, owners of these fabulous machines know that somewhere between your their first cup of coffee and the lunchtime rush, the slicing will happen almost like magic, and they’ll be ready to serve all those happy customers without the hard labor and sore hands.

When you are ready to cut through restaurant tasks with razor-sharp effectiveness, then look no further than Globe Slicers from Short Order for your restaurant equipment  needs. In fact, Globe Slicers not only carve thick meats and tender cheeses with quickness, but you will be amazed at how precise every slice is. For example, the Globe Slicer 4975P  is a wonderfully durable nine speed automatic slicer with a maintenance-free drive system. This unit also includes a 13” PreciseEdge™ knife and Globe’s exclusive EZ-Glide™ table. An all stainless steel base, food chute, the table and knife cover, all mean the 4975P will handle the wear and tear of slicing with ease. Its dual gear design also eliminates table movement and ensures the slicer will cut with such precision, you’ll believe a Nobel Prize winning engineer may have designed it.

Whether your restaurant needs powerful high-volume slicing, or simply a durable unit that gets the job done quickly and accurately, Globe Slicers are a terrific choice for high quality commercial restaurant equipment to chop through those time consuming and tedious slicing tasks.




Frymaster Fryers: The Scent of Delicacy

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

From the teeming wonderland of Los Angeles, to small roadside diners in Texas, to street corners all over the Midwest and bustling cafes of New England, a wonderful aroma is luring people from the sidewalks of America and inviting them to dine. That emanating scent floating through the air is probably the telltale signs of delicious fries or chicken wings. Or, it could be the fragrance of deep fried shrimp or onion rings. The alluring trace of deep fried delicacies may well have been conjured up in many locales with the use of Frymaster Fryers.

At Short Order, our wide assortment of Frymaster Fryers may just be the perfect restaurant equipment purchase to help create a magnetic draw from the outside, without all of the signs and advertising. Just one whiff and customers could end up lining up outside your door. However, it’s not just the aroma from cooking up fine fare that makes Frymaster Fryers some of the best restaurant equipment available, but rather it is Frymaster’s dependable and high quality selections that make Frymaster one of the best in the industry. From high-production 80 pounds capacity fryers to 40-50 pound natural gas or LP equipment, you will get fast recovery to help maintain high production levels and easy-to-clean and use fryers. For example, the Frymaster Fryer Filter PF50R garnered our Editors Choice and a 5-Star rating, and the Frymaster Fryer RE180 is a top-notch 80 pound electric unit with a digital controller designed to meet high-production, high-sediment frying needs. With the ability to produce up to 84 pounds of French fries per hour, the RE180 shouldn’t be taken lightly—after all, that is quite a few fries!

Frymaster Fryers are one way to ensure your customers will be coming back time and again—allured by the aroma, but satisfied by flavor and texture that delivers. Be sure to check out the variety of fryers we carry on our Short Order website. 




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