Advantages of Air-Cooled Manitowoc Ice Machines

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Manitowoc ice machines come in all shapes and sizes. You already know about the many different types of ice that Manitowoc ice machines can make, and that Manitowoc ice machines are easy to maintain… but did you know that they have a secret, energy-saving weapon? Manitowoc ice machines that are air-cooled could be the best restaurant equipment decision you make when it comes to ice.

About Air-Cooled Ice Machines

So what is an air-cooled ice machine? It’s pretty simple: air-cooled ice machines use a fan to reduce the heat generated by the mechanical refrigeration components inside. The alternative is a water-cooled ice machine, which circulates cool water around the components via pipes to keep the inside cool. The difference between the two, however, comes in the operational costs. Air-cooled ice machines use less energy and water than their water-cooled counterparts, since many water-cooled ice makers use more water to cool the system itself than to actually make ice. Thus, the cost of operation of air-cooled ice machines is lower, and they are more efficient for both day-to-day and long-term use. You could ultimately save quite a bit on your utility bills.

Air-Cooled Indigo Manitowoc Ice Machines

Manitowoc’s Indigo Series line of commercial ice machines, for example, contains some great air-cooled Manitowoc ice machines. The Manitowoc Ice Machine ID-0322A/B-320/115-1, for example, is an Energy Star certified machine that will get the job done with efficiency and ease. It monitors the machine’s critical systems, has an easy-read interface, and is fully programmable so that you can conveniently choose how much ice to make and when to make it. Never worry about losing ice production capabilities on a busy Friday night with Manitowoc ice machines in the kitchen. Manitowoc technology is steadily improving to keep commercial ice makers clean, efficient, safe, and energy-saving.

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Manitowoc Ice Machines Named Best in Class 2009

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Manitowoc ice machines are no stranger to awards and recognition. So recent news that they were named Best in Class 2009 — for the ninth year in a row! — by Food Service Equipment & Supplies magazine should come as no surprise.

Manitowoc Ice Machine: Best In ClassBased in a Wisconsin town of the same name, Manitowoc is known for being one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of restaurant equipment. As an industry leader, Manitowoc is dedicated to producing high quality, durable ice machines that help reduce costs and emphasize food safety.

To dish out the awards each year, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine conducts a study in which they analyze over 1,000 surveys taken by their subscribers that asked for responses regarding quality of products, support, operator satisfaction and more. Once the results are in, the outstanding restaurant equipment manufacturers in each category is recognized with an award. Receiving one of these awards is certainly an honor.

For the last nine years, Manitowoc has been named Overall Best in Class for 2009 in the ice machine category. On the Manitowoc website, Mike Kachmer, president of the company, responds to the news of the award: “We are extremely proud that year after year Manitowoc Foodservice products are voted ‘Best in Class’ by foodservice professionals. As a global leader, we are committed to the development of energy and water conservation solutions and providing innovative products that continue to offer flexibility, efficiency, and food safety.”

Buy a Manitowoc Ice Machine

If you’re looking to buy a Manitowoc ice machine, you’ve got to get it at We’re the leading online restaurant equipment dealer, and our Low Price Guarantee gives you the assurance that you’re getting your products for the lowest prices possible. Whether you need ice for your restaurant, bar, diner or home kitchen, we have a Manitowoc ice machine that will be just right for your needs. Start shopping!

It’s Manitowoc Ice Machine Weather

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

We don’t know about you, but we were thrilled to celebrate the first day of Spring last week. With warmer weather, blue skies and lots of sunny days to look forward to over the next several months, we couldn’t help but think that Manitowoc ice machine weather is here again!

A Manitowoc ice machine is a great piece of commercial restaurant equipment to have on hand any time of year. But when it’s hot outside, customers dig cold, refreshing drinks. You want to be sure you have a reliable, quality ice machine around to do that, and reliability and performance are two of many things Manitowoc ice machines are known for. is proud to offer several varieties of the Manitowoc ice machine in addition to other great restaurant equipment. Recognized for their all-season reliability, Manitowoc ice machines have a reputation for being durable and dependable. Those who have a Manitowoc ice machine know how great the service and support are, too.

We’ve given more than one Manitowoc ice machine an Editor’s Choice rating here at — in fact, there are countless of them that have that award. The Manitowoc Ice Machine SD-322A, for example, is a five-star product with an Editor’s Choice rating. There are plenty more outstanding products available.

Buy a Manitowoc Ice Machine

With’s Low Price Guarantee on Restaurant Equipment, it’s never been a better time to buy a Manitowoc ice machine and have the assurance that you really are getting it for the lowest price out there. Get ready for summer and be sure your restaurant will have what it needs to serve up ice-cold drinks — get a Manitowoc ice machine.

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Manitowoc Ice Machine

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Buying a Manitowoc ice machine means you’re getting the industry standard. Tough, dependable, efficient — those are all qualities of a Manitowoc ice machine. If you’re a restaurant owner, bar owner or commercial kitchen owner in need of ice for cooling, food prep or just drinks, a Manitowoc ice machine will help you get the job done.

Manitowoc Ice Machine: Where’d They Get That Name?

So you’re thinking about getting a Manitowoc ice machine — or maybe you already have one — and you have a pretty important question: Just how’d they get that name? Tough to get right on a first try, the  name is pronounced “man-ih-tah-wuk,” and it comes from the city in Wisconsin. The Manitowoc ice machine company is actually based in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, which is on Lake Michigan at the mouth of the Manitowoc River.

Started in 1964, the company has always been dedicated to putting out quality products that help reduce operating costs and emphasize food safety.

Manitowoc Ice Machine: Ideal for Commercial Kitchens

A Manitowoc ice machine is ideal for commercial kitchens, including restaurants and bars. When customers demand cold drinks to be ice cold, there’s no other option. A reliable Manitowoc ice machine is the way to go.

And the company realizes that not all restaurants, bars and commercial kitchens need the same Manitowoc ice machine. So that’s why they’ve made different models that produce different types and amounts of ice. For example, a bakery may only need a Manitowoc Ice Machine QM-45A. This unit produces 95 pounds of dice-sized ice cubes every 24 hours. On the other hand, a bar may need a Manitowoc ice machine that can produce much more ice. Something like the Manitowoc Ice Machine SD-1402A.

Buy a Manitowoc Ice Machine

Buy a Manitowoc ice machine for your restaurant, bar or commercial kitchen, and you’ll be getting a quality product that you can rely on. Users love the energy efficiency, sanitation, serviceability and low noise levels of a Manitowoc ice machine.

Get the lowest price at when you buy a Manitowoc ice machine. It’s all thanks to our Low Price Guarantee, which gives you the peace of mind that you’re getting your restaurant equipment for the lowest price out there.

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