Time to Buy a New Ice Machine? What to Look for

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Ice machines are one of the ‘grunts’ of the kitchen, constantly in use and long-suffering. It is easy to just keeping using yours until it breaks down and you have to buy a new one. But how do you deal with the sudden lack of ice? Is there a better way to handle the switch?

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5 Energy-Saving Tips for Your Ice Machines

Friday, April 19th, 2013

ShortOrder knows that ice machines are vital to your business. Foodservice operations need ice machines for any number of purposes day in and day out, most often requiring ice in large volumes all day, throughout the week. This can result in high costs, not only in terms of ice machine wear, but in energy, as

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Ice Machines: Which One is Right for Your Business?

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

If you are evaluating ice machines to purchase a new one for your business, you know that are many options available. So what kind of ice machine’s right for you? The answer depends on several factors, so a little forethought in the beginning when considering ice machines can save you money and a major headache

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Ice Machines Make Favorite Drinks of Famous Authors

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

This week, join ShortOrder and fill up your ice machines to learn about the favorite cocktails of famous American authors. Many writers had a cocktail they were most famous for enjoying; among them were Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, Edna St. Vincent Millay, John Steinbeck, and the three gentlemen below. We ask you drink responsibly, and

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Scotsman Ice Machines: What Would You Do Without ‘Em?

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

Without ice machines like Scotsman Ice Machines, the restaurant industry would be on it’s knees in a heart beat. It’s easy to look at ice machines as the wall flowers of the restaurant industry. They just sit there making ice. There’s no sizzle, no heat. Nothing sexy or dazzling about them. They just make cube

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Going Steady With Scotsman Ice Machines

Friday, July 6th, 2012

There’s something to be said for consistency. Your customers rely on it, and so do you. Consistency is what makes your dishes famous and your customers coming back for more. Consistency is what allows you to turn on the stove and expect the flame to ignite every time. While we tend to overlook the simplicity

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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

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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

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Manitowoc Ice Machines: No Tech Support Necessary

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Manitowoc Ice Machines will probably never spark a technological revolution. You can’t ask it questions, expect it to upload photos to Facebook or play music. Yet, you can take heart in the comfort that you also won’t have needed to memorize a phone number for tech support or upgrade contracts every few months like today’s

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Now Serving – Football special! Kegerator Review And Honey Chicken Wings

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Greetings! Well, it’s September. School’s back in full swing, football has begun and Labor Day is gone. People have already begun the countdown to Christmas! Don’t worry, I’m not going there (102). I hope everyone has a fabulous September, one without earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires or record breaking temperatures. I think as a whole, the US

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Now Serving – August ShortOrder.com Update!

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

  Greetings! Confession: I have fall lust. Although I’m normally a gal that loves summer and all the fun summertime activities that go with it, this summer has been brutal! Texas has been smack-dab in the middle of the heat ALL.SUMMER.LONG. I know we’re not the only state in this predicament! How are you dealing

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Scotsman Counter Top Ice Makers: Ice Machines a Penguin Would Love

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Last week, Short Order extolled the virtues of the fabulous flake ice Scotsman Ice Machine C0322MA-1B. Today, we feature another extraordinary piece of restaurant equipment in the Scotsman ice machine category, a nugget icemaker, the Scotsman Ice Machine MDT6N90A-1H. This is an extremely reliable counter top ice machine even the emperor penguin would love to

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Ice, Ice Baby—from Scotsman Ice Machines, That Is

Monday, April 18th, 2011

You know how much we love our ice machines at Short Order. Well, we have another reason for extolling the virtues of our Scotsman Ice Machines. Besides the fact that they are resilient, of super quality and efficient, we just discovered a new occasion to cheer. On April 12th, Scotsman Ice Systems was recognized for

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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. Based in a Wisconsin town of the same name, Manitowoc is known for

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Guide to Buying Ice Machines

Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

There are a lot of different factors when deciding which of the ice machines is best for you. This Guide to Buying Ice Machines includes some helpful tips to ensure you make the best choice: Ice machines are a critical component to the foodservice operator. They are expensive to buy, operate and maintain, but cheaper

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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

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Ice Machine Slime: Is Your Ice Machine Dishing Slime?

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Ice Machine Slime Is An Important Maintenance Issue Ice machine owners may be getting slimed without knowing it. Ice machine slime is more than a funny-sounding phrase that evokes fond memories of watching Bill Murray in Ghostbusters at the matinee. For restaurant equipment owners, ice machine slime is a real health hazard that can run

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Ice machines need winter checkups

Friday, January 25th, 2008

Ice machines work all year Even restaurant equipment buyers don’t usually think of shopping for ice machines in the heart of winter. But the fact is that a typical foodservice or culinary operation never stops leaning on its ice machines. Even in cold weather, customers need ice in their drinks and cooks need ice to

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